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What diet helps to increase metabolism? Also control the level of cholesterol?

What diet helps to increase metabolism?  Also control the level of cholesterol?

Ornish + Healthy Fat: I would suggest a modified ornish plan. Dean ornish is a well proven way to stay healthy. Most people now suggest adding 20-30 g per day of "healthy fats" in the form of olive oil, nuts, fish, avocado, etc., in addition to the ornish menu. Also very important is to remember that ornish is not just a menu: the plan includes daily exercise and keeping your life 'manageable.' go for it! ...Read more

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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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Can increasing my intake of calcium help combat my low levels of mannose-binding protein?

Can increasing my intake of calcium help combat my low levels of mannose-binding protein?

MBL-2: Mannose-binding protein deficiency is a rare disease, which overall does not end up affecting the immunity is much as suspected it would. Increasing Calcium will not help in anyway. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Help please! is consumption of oil directly related to increase in blood cholesterol?

Help please! is consumption of oil directly related to increase in blood cholesterol?

Depends: Depends on the kind of oil. Animal oils are the worst. Vegetable oils (like crisco) are less bad. Polyunsaturated oils are better. Monounsaturated oils such as olive oil and canola oil are the best. But too much of a good thing is still bad! (a little water saves lives; too much results in drowning!). ...Read more

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What to do to increase the level of my HDL or good cholesterol?

What to do to increase the level of my HDL or good cholesterol?

Several Options: Several things to consider. Eliminate things that lower HDL cholesterol (hdl-c) like smoking. Maintain regular exercise. Modest alcohol intake can increase hdl-c, so long as it does not raise triglyceride levels. Treat elevated blood sugar if present. Finally, talk with your doctor about certain medications that may decrease hdl-c levels. ...Read more

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Best food for decrease the cholesterol level?

Best food for decrease the cholesterol level?

Fiber: One of the best dietary means of decreasing cholesterol is to increase the use of fiber in the diet. 25-35 grams of fiber should be taken in. ...Read more

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Will exercise and diet reverse a pth of 210? And calcium levels in the blood?

Will exercise and diet reverse a pth of 210? And calcium levels in the blood?

Hyperparathyroid: If your PTH and calcium are high, you may have an overactive parathyroid gland, and diet/exercise (although good for you in general) will not reverse this. If you are vit d deficient, that will raise your pth, but usually ca is normal. There are other conditions to be checked. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How does high blood pressure decrease levels of testosterone in your body and limit your sex drive?

How does high blood pressure decrease levels of testosterone in your body and limit your sex drive?

High blood pressure: does not directly affect levels of testerone. On the other hand, testosterone does influence blood pressure. See this article: http://innovativemen.com/testosterone-and-high-blood-pressure/ ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce the level of triglycerides & higher the level of hdl-cholesterol?

What can be done to reduce the level of triglycerides & higher the level of hdl-cholesterol?

REDUCE CARBS/OMEGA 3: Reduce crbs especially simple carbs like sucrose, fructose and glucose, alcohol and consume oily fish like salmon high in omega 3 to bring HDL up fish high in omega three like salmon, sardines, herring, tuna, oatmealfoods containing Niacin like chicken, nuts and dairy products.And alcohol in moderation will increase yourhdl. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of lowering your sugar intake in your daily diet?

What are the proven advantages of lowering your sugar intake in your daily diet?

Healthier: Excess sugar consumption can do major damage to your body functions and make you unhealthy. Some sugars are worse than others - the worse seems to be the sugar produced from corn (contents of most soft drinks). Artificial sugar is said to be worse than natural sugar. ...Read more

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What approaches can be taken to reduce the level of circulating cholesterol?

What approaches can be taken to reduce the level of circulating cholesterol?

High-carb foods: Avoid grains, lentils, milk protein. Eat healthy fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, butter, flesh foods, vegetables. For more information and recipe ideas, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ https://kaushikmd.com/2016/12/02/eat-fat-to-stay-healthy/ ...Read more

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Which type of food i can eat to raise my serotonin and GABA level?

Which type of food i can eat to raise my serotonin and GABA level?

Gaba & Serotonin: If you have low GABA, you will have food cravings together with poor impulse control. To balance levels of GABA, you must eat meat especially beef liver, fish, brown rice, lentils, beans, oats, whole wheat, cantaloupe, oranges and mushrooms. Tryptophan is the chemical precursor of serotonin. Foods in the brain where it synthesizes serotonin. Foods with complex carbohydrates are pineappet tryptop ...Read more

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What is the role of diet and exercise in controlling diabetes?

What is the role of diet and exercise in controlling diabetes?

Quite a lot: well... not huge amounts in childhood onset type 1. Huge importance in adult onset type II. First, with weight loss a far amount of people can become non-diabetic (bariatric surgery, generally needed). WIth a reasonable amt of either/both diet and /or exercise, the diabetes improves/is easier to control. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more

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Can prolonged high ac1 levels predict heart disease? And what is the best way to control my levels metformin not working, neither is portioned diet.

Can prolonged high ac1 levels predict heart disease? And what is the best way to control my levels metformin not working, neither is portioned diet.

Metformin/Smoking: In addition please note that though metformin is first line of treatment, it is not a substitute for insulin.It simply helps by activating muscles to "take up" more glucose or " asking liver to produce less glucose.The fact that metformin is not working( which is not uncommon) indicates that time for second agent . Also ; obesity= Insulin resistance. Diabetic smoker=increase diabetic complications. ...Read more

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Which type of vitamins or foods would increase my energy levels?

Which type of vitamins or foods would increase my energy levels?

Vitamins: Bcomplex is the energy producing vitamin. In general i recommend a combination of a multivitamin/mineral an additional antioxidant and omega 3 oil. There are other supplements that can be added for specific benefits. ...Read more

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What are the best ways of increasing HDL levels to 45 or above?

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What are the best ways of increasing HDL levels to 45 or above?

Exercise: There are several ways of raising your hdl. First is exercise, which can raise your HDL by 5% or more. Modest amount of alcohol can also raise your HDL slightly. Niacin in therapeutic doses can also raise your hdl. But Niacin in high doses can cause flushing, which can be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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