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Doctor insights on: The Effects Of A Low Carb Diet On Cholesterol

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What are the benefits of the Low Carb Diet?

What are the benefits of the Low Carb Diet?

LCHF foods have best: track record for long term human health. LFHC, started by Ancel Keys based on cherry-picked observational data & made official *.gov policy by George McGovern, et. al., drives Artery Disease, Diabetes, Cancer & Obesity, etc.; verified by public response, clinical research & many clinical trials. LCHF foods improve lipoproteins, blood glucose, BP & other physiologic responses + most feel better. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking up a low sugar diet?

What are the benefits of taking up a low sugar diet?

Many!: Losing weight. Improving lipids. Not becoming diabetic. Discipline! decreasing fermentation in the gut. Many others! decrease starch too: it is immediately converted to sugar! ...Read more

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Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb

Yes: Low carb diet, irrespective of fat content will help you lose weight, keep insulin levels low and help liver clear fat. Ensure you eat adequate protein - 1.5 grams/kg body weight. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Consider a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. What effects does this diet have on the liver?

Consider a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. What effects does this diet have on the liver?

Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ.That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable.A healthy liver can handle the high fat&protein atkins diet is proof.But what happens after you quit the diet? Most of my patients have gained all plus some after the diet.Best "diet" for weight loss is weight watchers, followed by continued calorie restriction& exercise! ...Read more

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What're the effects of the low-carb hyper-caloric diet on the body?

What're the effects of the low-carb hyper-caloric diet on the body?

Controversial: My conclusion is that such a diet is likely to be less fattening, but more likely to result in more heart disease and hardening of arteries. The healthiest diet is one that limits whites like sugar, flour, rice, and pasta, includes unlimited vegetables, a lot of fruits and beans, some nuts and whole grains, 3 xs a week wild salmon, and uses almond milk; limits dairy, meats, and lots of oils. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

Few, mostly good ∆es: though some people have problems with problems with constipation during a 1st month, if rapidly convert. including lots of healthy saturated fats, of natural origin (e.g. lard, high fat meats, coconut, palm, olive oils), typically prevents this complication & adds additional benefits: ?.appetite, ? triglycerides, improve lipoproteins (LDL? & Large-HDL?) . Suggest study my many answers on topics. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?

Food is Energy/nutri: Our food is a source of energy in the form of calories.3 key nutrients our body needs are carbs, proteins and fat. We need to eat a balanced diet with about a third of each nutrient. Once you understand these concepts you will find answers to your questions.Healthy food should have ample proteins which come from eggs, low fat milk, tofu and fish. Add to it fruits & veggies..Yu're eating healthy! ...Read more

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What food acts as a good source of protein but is low on carbs and generally low on calories?

What food acts as a good source of protein but is low on carbs and generally low on calories?

Lean meat and eggs: Lean meats or fish, fat-free cottage cheese and eggs are excellent sources of high quality protein without much carbohydrate. In fact if you eat nothing but the above for a whole day, you may develop the carbohydrate deficiency condition called "ketosis" or "ketonuria". This is not a good thing, but is the basis of appetite suppression (it makes you feel sick) in the adkins diet. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a low fat diet and a low calorie diet?

What are the differences between a low fat diet and a low calorie diet?

Many: Low calorie diets are usually between 1000 and 1200 calories females, allow for some fats (mostly the "good" fats). They should be balanced with complex carbs (not refined) and good quality protein. The "low fat diets" only work if you don't substitute sugar and simple carb calories for the fat you don't eat. Low fat diets did not work in the 1980's because sugar/carbs were consumed instead of fat. ...Read more

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Is the low carb diet a good diet?

Is the low carb diet a good diet?

Absoultely: It is the best diet to lose body fat and reverse metabolic syndrome. Most of our chronic degenerative diseases are caused by sugar and carbohydrate overload. ...Read more

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What is the best fruit to eat on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet ?

What is the best fruit to eat  on a low carb diet can you eat crackers with unsalted top on a low carb low colostrol diet   ?

Crackers are: carbs and its best to avoid them. Ezekiel bread is made from sprouted grains and is a good substitute for carbs. It's in the frozen food section at the market and comes in a variety of types. A bit expensive but dense so it goes a longer way than regular bread. Best fruit is what is low on the glycemic index. Search for a chart on the net. Berries are best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of a low fiber diet?

What are the health risks of a low fiber diet?

Colon Cancer plus: Low fiber diets can cause hemorrhoids, divericulosis, polyps and even colon cancer. ...Read more

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Which type of things i can drink while on a low carb diet?

Which type of things i can drink while on a low carb diet?

Anything: That doesn't contain a lot of simple sugars. Avoid sugared soft drinks, fruit juices, etc. Talk w/a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

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What consequences result from the low-carb hyper-caloric diet on the body?

What consequences result from the low-carb hyper-caloric diet on the body?

Ketosis: Without enough carbs in the body, the body is going to search for glucose to run the muscles and the organs. It gets its fuel supply from breaking down fat - called ketosis. Its not the best or most efficient way to run the body. You need plenty of hydration to clean the ketones out thru the urine. Should be done under dr supervision. ...Read more

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Is amall amount of pork rind ok on the medabolic diet / lo carb diet?

Is amall amount of pork rind ok on the medabolic diet / lo carb diet?

Doubtful: Read the (lack of) nutritional content of pork rinds....Basically "food porn" in most instances. ...Read more

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How can you reduce your cholesterol, while on a low carb diet?

Physical activity.: Stay physically active. Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating oatmeal, bran, apples, oranges, pears, bananas, grapefruit, hazelnuts, avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant, garlic, onion, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. Avoid deep fried foods & whole eggs. ...Read more

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Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol is a measure of fat produced by the body by genetics as well as by diet. Your total cholesterol measures the triglycerides (increases with high sugary foods and baked goods, helped with fish oil), HDL (your good cholesterol-difficult to increase but helped with exercise, hormone replacement, niacin) and LDL (your bad cholesterol, decrease this w/ lean protein, ...Read more


Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more