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What Are All The Foods Medications Vitamins And Supplements To Avoid With Gout
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Decrease your fat: and carbohydrate intake and start doing aerobic and core strengthening exercises. There are a number of good core programs. Discuss with a good personal trainer. ...Read more
VAries: Food triggers for migraines vary greatly from person to person, but common triggers include alcohol, cheese, the flavor enhancer msg, processed meats (salami, sausages), artificial sweeteners, caffeine (especially withdrawal after missing your customary morning coffee). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What common foods provide all of the nutrition, vitamins, and minerals without having to take supplements?
Meat: Meat provides the most protein with all 10 essential amino acids, the most vitamins, except vitamin c, and the most minerals, except more phosphorus than calcium. If left unsalted, the sodium-potassium ratio is favorable. The fat content may be excessive, but lean skinless chicken, pork or seafood is close to ideal. Fiber should be added as fruit, vegetables or whole grains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best foods to avoid and what are the foods that are okay to eat for gluten allergy/sensitivity?
Balanced Diet: There are lots of food in addition to fruits and vegetable that are healthy. Lean meats, eggs and chicken. Whole grains/oats/brown rice. Low fat milk products like yogurt, milk, cheese. Fish like salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Also nuts (walnuts, almonds, etc) are high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Wine in moderation. Even dark chocolate is healthy if eaten in small amounts ...Read more
What are some good smoothie recipes to make to assue my daily intake of all vitamins and minerals?
Talk to dr.first: Kava -- might relax you w/o the feelings of sedation, but in some studies was linked to liver problems. If you have liver problems, don't take it w/o discussing with your doctor first. Vit. B and Folic Acid are believed to affect production of neurotransmitters and thus help with anxiety. Valerian -- helps with sleep and is believed to help with anxiety. Practice relaxation, healthy nutrition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more
What are the best foods to help combat anxiety? I know whole, unprocessed, herbal teas and supplements etc. Any specifics?
Don't miss a forest: Searching for one tree may make you feel lost. I think it's good that you are looking toward healthy diet choices, but reconsider your need for specifics. That alone can make you more anxious. It's hard to trust it when your own body has felt like an enemy, but that may be your best bet. Like after a fight with an old friend, make up and listen to what it asks for. You'll choose well together. Ok? ...Read more
That's junk: Anybody offering you a special diet based on your blood type is a charlatan. Ignore this stuff -- it has no scientific basis. Life's difficult enough without having to put a limit on your healthy eating habits because of something that a charlatan made up to sell a fantasy book. Vegetables, all in all, are good for you -- in fact, for most of us they're a key part of healthy eating. ...Read more
What are the best non-drug ways to alleviate menstrual cramps? Are there certain foods/supplements or forms of exercise that work well?
Can you suggest some protein based and high fibre foods to take while under fitness training? Will you please name them? Are there any foods to avoid?
Legumes nuts and: Seeds with fruit and both green and yellow vegetables. ...Read more
Can a vegan get all the necessary nutrients from plants, supplements and fortified foods? Are there other issues to consider?
Yes, but takes work: Yes it is possible, but t takes planning, thought, and some work. Dining out vegan is getting easier in a lot of places, but can still be challenging. Bad vegan choices can be pretty unhealthy, e.g. French fries and fried zucchini sticks too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any vitamins or herbs that help 'cleanse' the liver? Sometimes I have to take high doses of acetaminophen.
Not proven help: You did not say the dose but always avoid more than 4000 milligrams of acetaminophen. There have been no good blinded studies to prove anything works but it is recommended to take Vitamins B, C, E, and beta-carotene, minerals like selenium and zinc, and herbs of milk thistle and dandelion which could help but no definite proof. Drink lots of water to hydrate. I hope this will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet & psorriasis: There are no studies showing any clear relationship between dietary consumption and psorriasis. Various commercial entities have offered 'miracle' diets for psorriasis, but they are completely unproven. Eat a normal healthy diet with 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Reducing stress (ie. Taking time to relax daily) will give you more relief from psorriasis than any diet will. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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