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What Is The Best Food For A Thyroid
Anemia: I understand that the patient is a young girl. If this is iron deficiency anemia and the cause is lack of iron in the diet, you need to know that the easiest-to-absorb iron is in red meat. Many foods promoted as "iron-rich" do not allow for good absorption. Please get with your physician for advice on diet / supplements for a child. Other anemias require very different approaches. ...Read more
Self nutrition data: http://nutritiondata.self.com/ is one of the best sites for overall unbiased nutritional statistics. ...Read more
Fast food can be OK: Tips include getting junior burgers, skipping the fries and getting fruit or a salad, drinking water or tea, and walking in to order and eat instead of driving through. Don't fall for the "value meals"; they are not good deals nutritionally. Remember you've got a carb/calorie budget to stick to! ...Read more
Initial Cold Therapy: Most upper respiratory infections have a viral etiology. The symptoms should be treated with antipyretics (i.e., tylenol), additional rest, and copious fluid (water) consumptions per day. The symptoms usually resolve within 7-10 days. If they do not, or a fever ensues, you should seek the evaluation of your family physician/ internal medicine physician asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few methods: The best ways are a monthly self breast exam, keeping up with your annual gyn visit and mammogram when you reach the recommended age...Using these three methods there have been great advances in finding and treating early breast cancer, now projected to affect 1 in 8 women! ...Read more
A DMARD: There is no best one, as treatment is meant to match the disease activity and specific health issues and lifestyle of each patient. That said, Methotrexate is the best dmard by mouth, and tnf inhibitors are the most common dmard by injection. Also, a new infusion called Actemra (tocilizumab) may work better than tnf agents, at least in people who can't take methotrexate. Ask your rheumatologist for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whoa: If you have a goiter, you need to get with your physician and find out why. Dequervain's will self-cure. If you have graves' or hashimoto's, your life depends on compliance with an evidence-based scientific regimen. If you have common nodular goiter or a big thyroid from goitrogens in your diet, your physician can direct you in its management. "pop" remedies are adjuncts only. ...Read more
Dpends: If it is viral, supportive treatment like soft foods, tylenol/ibuprofen, throat lozenges help. However, if these do not help or the pain worsens, you should see your doctor. True bacterial throat infections (such as strep throat) require antibiotics, and can become serious if not treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.
Hypothyroid: Besides the simple replacing of the thyroid with a daily medication there is no food or vitamins to make your thyroid function work. Please take the medication your physician prescribes for this. ...Read more
Hi, i'm having healthy eating habit with normal iron, thyroid & insulin levels. Facing extreme hair dryness &hairfall problem. Kindly suggest cause.
Healthy hair: There are many possible causes for hair loss. The dermatologist can work you up to determine cause. That way, treatment can be targeted to correct the problem. Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy foods!: Try to make sure you are eating healthy as you would otherwise, which means focusing on a colorful plant based diet with lean proteins. Make sure your veggies/fruits are watched. Avoid nonpasteurized food unless you are preparing/making them yourself. Be careful about raw meats/seafoods, would generally avoid them - though Japanese women eat sushi regularly while pregnant. Need prenatal vits. ...Read more
Eat breakfast: One of the best ways to boost metabolism is to eat a healthy, well-rounded breakfast including whole grains, a hearty protein, and fruit. Choose green tea over coffee. If you don't have cholesterol issues, you could consider the economical choice of oatmeal and a boiled egg. Here is a link to healthy, protein-packed recipe from dr. Oz: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paleo or primal diet: Excess body fat is mostly nutrition then sleep and lastly exercise. Your body uses sugar and starch to make fat. So start by cutting back on those. Eat real food and stop all sugared drinks. Look for information on sleep hygiene to learn how to get better sleep. Then do the right foundational exercise - get outside and walk 20 minutes 3 days a week. ...Read more
Low carbohydrate: To improve diabetes, completely stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as eggs, fish meats, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil normalize blood sugars and may reduce need for med. Read: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sensible - avoid fad: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more
My son is 2.5 year old and i want him to be smart andhealthy. Which is the best food for him at this stage to make him physically and mentally strong?
Lucky boy! : I should probably refer you to my daughters, because they, like you, are much more attentive to their sons' diets than i was to theirs. However, i did teach, "eat when you're hungry; stop when you're full." introduce a variety of legumes (peas) & other vegetables early & model good food choices yourself at sit-down family meals. Avoid "fast"& pre-packaged foods, random snacking & sugary drinks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best food to lose weight? Any particular tablets/meds to take to boost my metabolism? I need to lose 5 kgs in less than 2 weeks! please help!
Not a good idea!: Trying to lose 5 kg in less than 2 weeks is not a realistic goal. You should aim for no more than half a kg a week, better yet about one kg a month. There are no foods and no safe pills to lose weight. You need to reduce your intake of food and exercise more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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