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The Effects Of Not Eating A Balanced Diet
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
Little difference: Despite all the hoopla and huckstering, the biggest, most recent studies showed no difference between vegans and carnivores in longevity, overall health, or any category of illness. Vegans who do not know EXACTLY what they are doing and supplement as they need to end up with brain damage, anemia, and painful bones. Vegetarianism is clearly a moral choice and many folks simply prefer it. ...Read more
Depends: Different schools of thought as to what is considered balance. The best diet is probably the mediterranean diet which consists primarily of vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, whole grains, a little olive oil and occasional meats and wine. I say choose wild salmon over the meat, avoid the wine if you don't already drink, and you can stay healthy. Avoid all whites: sugar, flour, rice, pasta. ...Read more
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
Is the raspberry ketone diet pills healthy for a person that is in a diet? Will it increase the amount of weight that is lost?
Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". Rasberry ketones are yet another in a long line of "miracle" weight loss supplements that are pure hype. If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and increase your activity levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vegan diet: President clinton became a vegan (no animal products, eggs, or dairy) and apparently reversed his heart problems. He lost 30 pounds and has more energy than a 30-year-old. But he takes supplements to prevent certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies. You can do very well on fruits, vegetables, and super grains like quinoa if you get some professional advice about nutrition. ...Read more
Overeating Effects: I admire you for your concern about your Health! For many people, eating is pleasure.Some eat due to habit, to cope with anxiety,depression and loneliness.. Overeating of high food food could lead to Obesity, heart disease, blood pressure, and their complications. Lack of control ann lower your self-esteem and may make you depressed.Care for Yourself. See your Physician BE FIT NOT FAT! ...Read more
Too many to list: You'll have a more health life overall - all systems function better - incl psych. Thus you'll have more energy, your cells will heal better and be stronger. Skin, hair, nails will look better. You'll resist more contagious diseases. Weight issues will be easier. Sleep will improve. Body smells will be more pleasant. It's hard to believe we all don't do it! Oh yes, also drink plenty of good water! ...Read more
Longevity: So far we can not change our genes. The only thing we can do is to have good eating habits ( low bad cholesterol, low sodium, plenty of fruits and vegetabes or increased fiber, plenty of antioxidants) and do regular exercise, and avoid things that are dangerouse like smoking, drugs or excessive drinking, or risky sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression and diet may be related: Several studies have found that people who ate a poor quality diet — one that was high in processed meat, chocolates, sweet desserts, fried food, refined cereals and high-fat dairy products — were more likely to report symptoms of depression. The good news is that the people who ate a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fish were less likely to report being depressed. These results are in line with other research findings that healthy diets help protect against disease. For example, studies suggest that people who follow the Mediterranean diet — which emphasizes fruits, vegetables and fish, and limits meat and dairy products — have lower rates of depression and other diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and heart disease. More research is needed on the connection between depression and diet. In the meantime, it would be wise to cut back on the less nutritious options and make healthier choices. ...Read more
If properly prepared: Would be healthy. Eat less walk more! ...Read more
Is a largely fruit only diet unheathly? A diet that consists of largely fruit for breakfast and lunch and then a modest dinner that is not fruit based but typically with meat and vegies.
Hello. : Hello. Fruits have a high sugar content. Adding in healthy fat and protein would help to prevent spikes in blood sugar (hypogylcemic index). The different types of food would need to be eaten together to get these benefits. Because of sugar content, want to lean more heavily on vegetables instead of just fruits for first two meals. I would not call the diet you are describing as unhealthy, but it is unbalanced and may be lacking in nutrients. Take care. ...Read more
Natural Origin, No!: The idea the saturated fats were unhealthy was dishonestly promoted by ancel keys, starting in 1953. This was his "theory", though the evidence available to him contradicted his theory. So what did he do? He cherry picked the data - fraudulant, & did not look at other factors. Study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths" foxnews, also nusi.Org. "lustig fatchance", etc. ...Read more
Many: If you're going to eat seeds, they should be organic, raw ones. Chia seeds come to mind, because they are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Most of us don't get nearly enough of these essential fatty acids in our diets. Also pumpkin, sunflower, hemp, and sesame seeds. Any of these can be eaten as food - you don't have to take a supplement capsule. ...Read more
Which is worse in the long run: eating a low oxalate diet and missing out on the various nutrients, or eating healthy but getting multiple stones?
No need to avoid ox.: This is actually a false choice. It's not proven that a low oxalate diet is effective in reducing stone formation. I agree that it's not wise to avoid the beneficial nutrients in oxalate-rich foods. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=george&dbid=48 taking magnesium & vit b6 reduces stone formation over 90%. Drink more water too! see http://www.Drwhitaker.Com/magnesium-for-kidney-stones. ...Read more
Lesser the better: As long as your diet has ample proteins and complex carbohydrates, the fat will take care of itself. Some cooking oil is all you need and this should be in the form of olive oil or canola oil. Good source of proteins are eggs(especially the egg whites), nuts, low fat yogurt, nuts and soy products like tofu. Add regular daily exercise to it, you will have a recipe for good health. ...Read more
Moral: The last few big studies have all shown no advantage or disadvantage for vegans versus omnivores in any category of illness, or in overall health or longevity when you control for the fact that they tend to have other healthy habits. There's a big moral advantage especially in the era of factory farming, with inhumane treatment of food animals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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