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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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Which is the best fat blocker for splurging on your diet?

Which is the best fat blocker for splurging on your diet?

None: There is none. If you do not show self-discipline as regards diet, there is no supplement or medication that will correct food binging. ...Read more

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What is the ketogenic diet?

What is the ketogenic diet?

Low carb/high fat: The ketogenic diet is meant to keep a metabolism using fat breakdown to generate energy rather than carbohydrates. In the past, it has been used therapueticly for conditions like refractory epilepsy. ...Read more

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What is the Atkins diet?

What is the Atkins diet?

Basically!: The low carb/glycemic index diet diminishes the secretion of insulin. Without high Insulin levels, fat cannot be put in a fat cell. When Insulin levels are low, you burn more fat. Therefore, avoiding sugars and starches does just that! in metabolic syndrome, the number one cause of cv death, Insulin resistance is the culprit with high levels which are toxic! ...Read more

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What is the dash diet?

What is the dash diet?

Healthy diet for...: Dash stands for dietary approaches to stop hypertension. This diet is rich in fruit, veggies, low-fat dairy and whole grains and is proven to lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, improve Insulin sensitivity & help people lose weight. It is a very healthy overall diet (though i like dr. Joel fuhrman's eat to live diet even better!) see http://dashdiet.Org/what_is_the_dash_diet.Asp for more. ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid constipation on high carb diet?

What is the best way to avoid constipation on high carb diet?

Yes: Drink plenty of water, at least one ounce per pound of body wt. Also incl plenty of fresh fruits and veggies and fiber from cereals. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce my fat intake while on a low carb diet?

What is the best way to reduce my fat intake while on a low carb diet?

Think about energy: Both fat and carbs function as energy source. If you reduce both your body will start to resent it and you will feel fatigued, not able to perform any physical activity. Instead, increase the exericise, and , with a low carb intake your body will be forced to use more fat for energy. Be careful, because you will feel more sore after any physical activity with extreme low carb diets. ...Read more

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Is the slow carb diet healthy?

Is the slow carb diet healthy?

Not unhealthy: mostly, balanced diet of unprocessed foods. WHole grains would fit with this. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet might be entertaining. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for high cholesterol?

What is the best diet for high cholesterol?

Mediterranean : Olive oil helps raise HDL and lower ldl. Cutting back on carbohydrates can help. Eat lots of organic vegetables. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between the Atkins diet and a low carb diet?

I want to know what is the difference between the Atkins diet and a low carb diet?

Very little!: By definition atkins is low carb, and the first diet to stress a low carb lifestyle, so to some extent, they are the same. But variations have sprung up, ie. Paleolithic diet. But it too is low carb. ...Read more

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Is the Low Carb Diet good for you?

Is the Low Carb Diet good for you?

Absolutely:LCHFfoods: =healthy, LFHC are not. Why? Carbs digested & absorbed as simple sugars, ?ing blood sugar? ? Diabetes & cancer. Water based creatures cannot store much water binding, low-energy sugars; thus convert them (in liver) into triglyceride fats for more energy-dense, less water-binding storage: driving triglycerides, lipoproteins (VLDL, LDL) ? & Large-HDL ? driving artery Ds, obesity & ? blood pressure ...Read more

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What is your view on the fodmap diet? Why can't probiotics be used instead of this diet? Does exercise increase absorption of fodmaps?

What is your view on the fodmap diet? Why can't probiotics be used instead of this diet? Does exercise increase absorption of fodmaps?

Helpful for many: The fodmap diet is proven to help many with ibs & some with ibd. The idea is that certain sugars are poorly absorbed & then fermented by intestinal microbes producing gas. While probiotics might help slightly by reducing unfriendly flora, even the "good" flora in probiotics can ferment these sugars. I know of no evidence that exercise increases absorption of fodmaps & doubt it would. See comment:. ...Read more

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What is the best diet pill to burn fat?

What is the best diet pill to burn fat?

The best diet pill..: ...is the one that you don't buy, saving your hard earned money instead for a gym membership, a good pair of sneakers and trips to the supermarket for healthy, lean foods. Diet pills are usually only a quick fix, and can be quite harmful actually. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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What would be the most common low carb foods and is low carb the best way to go on a diet?

What would be the most common low carb foods and is low carb the best way to go on a diet?

Veggies and nuts: Veggies except porato and cirn, nuts, wild fish, beans, seeds are all low carb. Don't obsess on avoiding any healthy non-processed foods. Avoid fried foods, sweetened food, or any food that barely resembles the natural ingredients from which it originally started. Eat whole grains, fruits, and other healthy carbs. ...Read more

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Is the atkin's diet effective?

Is the atkin's diet effective?

Depends on the goal: An atkin's type diet can be very effective and is one of the fastest diets for weight loss. Many also experience significant improvements in Insulin resistance with this type of diet. With cholesterol parameters, many notice improvement, however cholesterol "hyperabsorbers" may experience the opposite. This diet does have certain risks and should be monitored by a physician. ...Read more

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Is the low carb diet a good diet?

Is the low carb diet a good diet?

Absoultely: It is the best diet to lose body fat and reverse metabolic syndrome. Most of our chronic degenerative diseases are caused by sugar and carbohydrate overload. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for high calestrol patients?

What is the best diet for high calestrol patients?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more