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Want to start my strict regimen today. What do I do for food?

Want to start my strict regimen today. What do I do for food?

No strict regimen: Please, don't start a strict reigimen. Doesn't work, never will --unless you are on a desert island with lmited food supply. Instead, change your daily routine. Change your times of eating, eating sm meals frequently works for some patients; but does not work for others. Some weight challenged patients feel better with two mini meals and one main(reg) meal a day. Changing your lifestyle is key. ...Read more

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Advice for skin care. I have a sensitive skin and I get acne easily. What things or food do I need to avoid? What is the proper regimen? Or any advice

Advice for skin care. I have a sensitive skin and I get acne easily. What things or food do I need to avoid? What is the proper regimen? Or any advice

A dermatologist is: the best specialist to see for skin issues. Having said that, avoid junk food, greasy, food, and any lotions that contain alcohol. Wash w/mild soap and warm water. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When i'm breastfeeding do I still have to follow the same food regimen as when I was pregnant?

When i'm breastfeeding do I still have to follow the same food regimen as when I was pregnant?

No: You have more freedom while breastfeeding. You can have alcohol for instance. You want to make sure the food you eat won't make you sick though. Wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly. Your meat and fish should be fresh. ...Read more

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I'm on accutane. I eat pork liver pate once a week. Is it ok? Does it affect my Accutane regimen & my health. What kind of foods should we avoid?

I'm on accutane. I eat pork liver pate once a week. Is it ok? Does it affect my Accutane regimen & my health. What kind of foods should we avoid?

Speak with derm MD: The active ingredient in Accutane is isotretinoin, a retinoid, similar to vitamin a. Patients taking Accutane should not take additional vitamin a supplements since this can cause vitamin a toxicity, including nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, dry or itchy skin or lips, irritability, or hair loss. Liver is rich in vitamin a, as are orange-yellow-red vegetables, limit intake. ...Read more

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How do we treat kidney stones after realizing they are calcium oxalate stones & what food regimen should one follow to prevent appearance of new ones?

How do we treat kidney stones after realizing they are calcium oxalate stones & what food regimen should one follow to prevent appearance of new ones?

85% of US stones: The majority of kidney stones in United States or of calcium oxalate composition. Contrary to popular belief, intake of dietary calcium has little to do with the rate of formation. In fact, restricting calcium in one's diet may increase the rate of formation. One should strive to drink enough fluid to make 2 l of urine per day. Restricting hi oxalate containing foods is also helpful. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods and have a bit of pcod, I have begun exercising 30 mins, what should be my diet and regieme, what foods should I avoid?

I have irregular periods and have a bit of pcod, I have begun exercising 30 mins, what should be my diet and regieme, what foods should I avoid?

Keep up the: Exercise and see a good registered dietitian. One pound equals 3500 calories, so if you burn up 250 calories a day that you don't take in, you'll generally lost about 1/2 pound/week -- which is a good rate if you can sustain it. You can't lose it all at once, you need to find a diet and exercise regimen you can live with the rest of your life. 3 smaller, well balanced meals/day and no snacking. ...Read more

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Does food today really contain less nutrients than it used to?

Does food today really contain less nutrients than it used to?

Yes: Farming practices do not recycle the minerals through the use of manure. So even the vegetables are compromised. Vitamin enrichment is not good enough in many common foods. A great deal of illness is coming from too many calories with insufficient vitamin concentration and i call it "high calorie malnutrition". ...Read more

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Why does my tongue hurt today? Can some foods from dinner cause it?

Why does my tongue hurt today? Can some foods from dinner cause it?

Not sure: I am not aware of anything that causes pain in the tongue. Can you be more specific about what kind of pain, and what you ate? You could have a small taste bud which is degenerating and causing a little pain, or you could also have a canker sore. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat with not much sugar I know tv dinners are one cause I saw the sugar in them today?

What foods should I eat with not much sugar I know tv dinners are one cause I saw the sugar in them today?

Read food labels: If sugar (or high fructose corn syrup or the like) is listed among the first 5 ingredients, there's probably quite a bit of it. The number of grams of carbohydrate can also be a clue. There are many foods now with sugar substitutes like stevia/splenda/equal/sorbitol/ xylol/erythritol. ...Read more

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I was 2 weeks late and then today i started bleeding today. I feel like i'm gonna get sick when i get around certain food ?

I was 2 weeks late and then today i started bleeding today. I feel like i'm gonna get sick when i get around certain food ?

Two may be unrelated: You may have lost an early pregnancy. About 25% of pregnancies are lost spontaneously in an early stage due mostly to chromosomal defects in the fetus. The hormonal change may be causing nausea, but your feeling sick around certain foods is likely unrelated to the late "period". ...Read more