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Doctor insights on: The Physical Symptoms Of A Starvation Diet

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Does a low-carb diet alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Does a low-carb diet alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Yes.: Carbs are fermented on the small bowel. A low carb diet eradicates this, and minimizes the only macronutrients not needed for life, carbohydrates. My patients who have gone in this direction, improve. This is observational. No studies exist at present that fully support this. However, consider the per capita consumption of sugar is 37lb/ american, & 28.6lbof corn syrup. Up 5x from 1950. ...Read more

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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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Could having a healthy diet and the right amount of exercise affect the growth and development of a person ?

Could having a healthy diet and the right amount of exercise affect the growth and development of a person ?

Diet and exercise: Not sure what you mean by "growth and development" but there is nothing more effective you can do for your longevity and quality life ( as well as to preserve cognitive functioning ) as to get regular exercise and eat a healthy diet. Actually, connecting with others/limiting social isolation would top the list of "biggest bang for the buck" health moves as well. ...Read more

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What is the role of physical activity in weight management?

What is the role of physical activity in weight management?

Exercise and Weight : Generally speaking when trying to change your shape you should use exercise for two purposes. To increase metabolism and to maintain muscle mass. It is not wise to use exercise as a weight loss tool since you can eat many more calories than you can exercise away. Lower your carb intake, eat frequent small meals or snacks and drink plenty of water. Work to keep your heart rate between 100-120 bpm. ...Read more

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Which diet is best of for reactive hypoglycemia(caused by adrenal fatigue)...Low glycemic or complete avoidance of even slight amount of sugar?

Which diet is best of for reactive hypoglycemia(caused by adrenal fatigue)...Low glycemic or complete avoidance of even slight amount of sugar?

Check out these: Links.Take care! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/reactive-hypoglycemia/an00934. http://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/b_extranet_health_information-flexmember-show_public_hffy_1126666189633.html.

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What components does the exercise portion of a cardiac rehabilitation program consists of?

What components does the exercise portion of a cardiac rehabilitation program consists of?

Monitored aerobic: Monitored stationary bicycle, or monitore treadmill plus some light weights. ...Read more

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What sort of metabolism disorders can diabetes cause in the rest of your body?

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What sort of metabolism disorders can diabetes cause in the rest of your body?

Various conditions: Severe uncontrolled diabetes can cause several metabolic problems. The most dire is diabetic ketoacidosis (dka), which is more common in patients who are Insulin deficient. Dka is a severe form of metabolic acidosis that can lead to multiple organ failure. Very high glucoses can also cause high triglycerides, a disorder of fatty particle metabolism that may lead to pancreatitis and heart disease. ...Read more

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How could the activity of a catalytic antibody be compared to the natural activity of ache?

How could the activity of a catalytic antibody be compared to the natural activity of ache?

Please rephrase: If this is a homework question about acetylcholinesterase, please review the principles of enzymology and rewrite your question so that we can understand it. If you get a good grip on this difficult topic, you should be able to do this. Otherwise, there's no way we can satisfy you with a 400-character answer. ...Read more

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What's causes hyperlipidaemia in a person with a health lifestyle both physical and dietary?.P.S-person is 47yrs with a BMI of 26.5

What's causes hyperlipidaemia in a person with a health lifestyle both physical and dietary?.P.S-person is 47yrs with a BMI  of 26.5

genetic: If your lifestyle is healthy and adequate and your cholesterol is still high, then it's most likely genetic is playing a factor.. ...Read more

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Is there a legal alternative to steroids in the pursuit of extra muscle growth? . (i also already understand the importance of a healthy diet)

Is there a legal alternative to steroids in the pursuit of extra muscle growth? . (i also already understand the importance of a healthy diet)

Body Building: Please know that steroids will cause you significant disease, earlier death, complications such as joint disease, diabetes, liver damage, shrunken testicles and penis. I know of no good or healthy outcomes in men who take Anabolic steroids for body building. ...Read more

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A HBV viral load of 2255. What is the advice in terms of medication, diet and other for full cleansing of the body system?

A HBV viral load of 2255. What is the advice in terms of medication, diet and other for full cleansing of the body system?

Carrier state?: That is a low viral load (if it is measured in copies/ml). You may be in a carrier state - your doctor will have to decide that. You will then need to be followed closely and may not need any meds right now.. In the meantime, eat healthy, avoid excessive alcohol/acetaminophen intake. ...Read more

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Psychology: Is the loss of a significant other through cancer kind of the same feeling as a loss through divorce?

Psychology: Is the loss of a significant other through cancer kind of the same feeling as a loss through divorce?

Many of the feelings: of loss and grief work are similar. Death, however, has some different aspects. The impact of divorce will B different based on whether U initiated the divorce or Ur partner did. For the initiator, there may be more relief and less mourning the loss. The person that U R losing is also still alive and U may have 2 continue seeing them, if there are children. When a loved one dies the loss is final ...Read more

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Any way to speed up the excretion of vitamin a from your body? Increased physical activity? Food intake?

Any way to speed up the excretion of vitamin a from your body? Increased physical activity? Food intake?

None known: Again, juicing kale, carrots & broccoli can not cause vit a toxicity- they have no vit, a, only carotenoids you convert to a if needed. Vit a toxicity has never been shown to occur from these. But you still seem convinced you have too much vit. A so please ask your doctor to test "serum retinol." once you see your levels are normal you can focus on finding the real cause of your various symptoms! ...Read more

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Can signs of joint deterioration show up after a week of a severe lack of certain nutrients? Ie: calcium or vitamin d?

Can signs of joint deterioration show up after a week of a severe lack of certain nutrients? Ie: calcium or vitamin d?

Joint degeneration: Typically joint degeneration is from chronic wear and tear or acute trauma. Nutrient deficiency would take years to affect joints. ...Read more

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What's the balanced diet of an adult?

What's the balanced diet of an adult?

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

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What are the social and psychological benefits of a balanced diet?

What are the social and psychological benefits of a balanced diet?

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

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What are the symptoms of & treatments for hypochondriasis? Can hypochondriasis be the result of losing a loved one to a serious illness?

What are the symptoms of & treatments for hypochondriasis? Can hypochondriasis be the result of losing a loved one to a serious illness?

CBT. Can worsen it.: CBT combines cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy. Cognitive therapy attempts to modify the patient’s dysfunctional thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes (eg, good health is a symptom-free state). Behavioral therapy focuses upon modifying the patient’s problematic behavioral responses (eg, avoidant behaviors) to either environmental stimuli or dysfunctional thoughts. Grief can worsen it ...Read more

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