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Macrobiotic diet advice?

Macrobiotic diet advice?

Depends: If you are using it for bowel regularity, any yogurt with active cultures will do well. If you are doing it to supplement clostridium difficile treatment, the two options are lactobacillus or saccharomyces cerevisiae - you doctor can prescribe them. The main contraindication to either is if you have an impaired immune system. ...Read more

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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Would eating a macrobiotic diet make me happier?

Would eating a macrobiotic diet make me happier?

Possibly: It depends what you are eating now. If your diet is filled with junk food, this junk food can suppress thyroid function or can raise cortisol levels or mineral and vitamin deficiency so an improvement in your diet can improve your mood. ...Read more

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Could a macrobiotic diet help to heal or ease the symptoms of a concussion?

Could a macrobiotic diet help to heal or ease the symptoms of a concussion?

Concussion: I am not aware of any data or information that would suggest that a macrobiotic diet would ease the symptoms of of a concussion. ...Read more

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Can someone requiring a gluten free diet be on a macrobiotic diet?

Can someone requiring a gluten free diet be on a macrobiotic diet?

Bad idea: The "macrobiotic diet" is almost 60 years old. People died from its1960's form from scurvy. It was hyped in the 1980's by a physician who fooled himself into thinking he'd cured his cancer; despite the internet claims, he is dead of it. The principal 1990's proponent of using the diet against cancer died of cancer just afterwards. If you want a "natural" diet, get with a holistic evidence-based dr. ...Read more

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Macrobitic diet to help people with weight?

Macrobitic diet to help people with weight?

Yes: But some people need more protein and good fats so modify the diet accordingly. Olive oil can be added after food is cooked, and coconut oil is good to cook with. Avoid soy oil as it promotes weight gain more. ...Read more

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Is macrobiotic a good antibiotic for recurrent uti?

Is macrobiotic a good antibiotic for recurrent uti?

Macrobid: This antibiotic is used quite commonly for treating Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). The doctor should have a culture report that shows what antibiotics will work against the bacteria found in the urine. Sometimes a patient's allergies or the bacteria's resistance causes the doctor to choose a certain antibiotic. I've seen many patients get better on Microbid (nitrofurantoin). See doc if no better ...Read more

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Repeated Bladder infections even with daily macrobiotic. Dx bilateral phleboliths & 3 stones 3yrs abnormal pap & many health issues. Concern?

Repeated Bladder infections even with daily macrobiotic. Dx bilateral phleboliths & 3 stones 3yrs abnormal pap & many health issues. Concern?

Follow DR's advice: You need to follow your DR's advice,
The abnormal PAP needs f/up with your GYN.
The repeated UTI's should be evaluated by Urology, and if this has already been done, then get another visit to update the Urologist on the ongoing problem ...Read more

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What is the difference between grade a pure maple syrup & grade b? I am on a lemonade diet.

What is the difference between grade a pure maple syrup & grade b? I am on a lemonade diet.

Grade B is better!: Strangely enough, most people feel grade b tastes better & some say it has more minerals. The founder of the lemonade diet advises using grade b- see http://www. Gradebmaplesyrup. Org/whygradebmaple. Html
i do not advise doing the lemonade diet without modification. I would add a scoop of a green powder like orac energy greens or vitamineral greens & about 30 grams of hempseed protein-see my comment:. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dash diet and dash action plan?

What is the difference between dash diet and dash action plan?

DASH diet: They are different books. I recommend the one by Thomas Moore. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live. ...Read more

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What is the difference between diet coke and coke zero for diabetic?

What is the difference between diet coke and coke zero for diabetic?

None: Both contain artificial sweeteners. They are not particularly healthy but they do not cause any significant Insulin release. Despite the absence of any reliable studies to suggest a direct relationship otherwise, some people still claim they do. Avoid them altogether and don't worry if they do or not. ...Read more

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What is the difference between slim fast diet and juice plus diet?

What is the difference between slim fast diet and juice plus diet?

Slim fast vs juice: Plus. Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between healthy diet and vegetarian diet?

Please help! What is the difference between healthy diet and vegetarian diet?

Need not be any: A vegetarian diet, even a vegan diet, can be very healthy if you choose enough quality protein, and supplement as required (b12 and several other nutrients are hard to get otherwise). You'll need to maintain a healthy lifestyle otherwise, and not ignore your physician's guidelines based on your health history -- the vegetarian diet isn't magic. It's a strong moral choice. Consider it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between starch and gluten? I'm on a starch free diet, I was told gluten free is the same, but gluten free has starch? Help

What is the difference between starch and gluten? I'm on a starch free diet, I was told gluten free is the same, but gluten free has starch? Help

Different things: Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Starch is a sugar (carbohydrate) consisting of a large number of glucose units joined together. Gluten free is not the same as starch free for example tapioca flour is gluten free but it is a starch. Hope this helps. ...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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What is the difference between a fad diet and a low calorie diet?

What is the difference between a fad diet and a low calorie diet?

Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between pasta and rice in a diet?

Is there any difference between pasta and rice in a diet?

Yes: Pasta is generally flour based. People with gluten sensitivity would be unable to eat pasta but could tolerate rice without symptoms. Both pasta and rice poke the blood sugar up sharply after a meal. ...Read more

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What's the difference between roughage and fiber in the diet?

What's the difference between roughage and fiber in the diet?

None: Roughage is another word for fiber. It is a most important part of diet consisting of both soluble and insoluble fiber. They both have effects on absorption and even processing the calories, particularly sugar. That is why our source of sugar has to he fruit and veg.``. ...Read more

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Difference between fiber in your diet and supplement fiber? Isn't fiber, fiber?

Difference between fiber in your diet and supplement fiber? Isn't fiber, fiber?

Yes ; no: Yes, fiber is fiber. But no, there's also soluble vs non-soluble fiber. More importantly, try to focus on eating enough of the right foods to get 25-36g/d as opposed to eating poorly ; then attempting to supplement w/fiber pills/mixes. Besides which, food tastes much better than pills ; powder. And eating enough fiber daily w/plenty of fluids ; physical activity will regulate bowel function. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the difference between zinc and zinc sulphate in terms of diet?

Please tell me what's the difference between zinc and zinc sulphate in terms of diet?

The Zinc Link: Zinc, just pure zinc, also called elemental zinc is a brittle metal mined in various forms around the world. You wouldn't want to eat that. Other forms are used by humans, like zinc oxide (on your nose as a sun block), or zinc sulfate (the most common supplement form of zinc), & others (zinc acetate, zinc gluconate, zinc picolinate, etc).Zinc lozenges contain zinc acetate and may work if taken soon enough ...Read more

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What's the difference between the diet drugs meridia and phentermine?

Different drugs: Meridia is a wt loss medication that was taken off the market in 10/2010 due to cardiovascular risk. Phentermine is another weight loss medication that is still being used and is approved for short term weight loss therapy. Meridia inhibits noreprnephrine/epinephrine and Dopamine reuptake, Phentermine works on the sympathetic system and cause you to eat less. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the difference between garcinia diet max & garcinia cambogia?

How do I find what's the difference between garcinia diet max & garcinia cambogia?

Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

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What's the difference between the diets of people with lactose intolerant and those dairy allergies differ?

What's the difference between the diets of people with lactose intolerant and those dairy allergies differ?

Nothing: Both need to avoid dairy. The lactose intolerant patient because they can't digest lactose the sugar in milk. The milk allergy patient b/c they are allergic to milk proteins and could have a life threatening reaction to milk. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a low carb diet vs a high carb diet. Which one would be more beneficial to someone looking to reduce their body fat?

Low carb: Has been shown to be effective in wt loss. Simple carbs, often from processed foods, are just long chains of sugars, absorbed rapidly, causing spikes in blood sugar and insulin.You may look into the " glycemic index". ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?

Food is Energy/nutri: Our food is a source of energy in the form of calories.3 key nutrients our body needs are carbs, proteins and fat. We need to eat a balanced diet with about a third of each nutrient. Once you understand these concepts you will find answers to your questions. Healthy food should have ample proteins which come from eggs, low fat milk, tofu and fish. Add to it fruits & veggies. Yu're eating healthy! ...Read more

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What is the difference in todays diet soft drinks and the first ones that came out with all the warnings?

What is the difference in todays diet soft drinks and the first ones that came out with all the warnings?

Sweetners: The original diet sodas were flavored with cyclamates and saccharin. There are newer and presumably safer sweetners now, mincluding aspartame and stevia. ...Read more

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I've started a dairy free diet. How long before I start to notice the difference. For example if allergic or helping exec a or migraines.?

I've started a dairy free diet. How long before I start to notice the difference. For example if allergic or helping exec a or migraines.?

Depends: If you are truly allergic and have antibodies developed, any re exposure can start the whole process again. However, if you are lactose sensitive, then just cutting out dairy should help period as you aren't exposing yourself to lactose. Unless dairy is a trigger for migraines, by itself may not show any difference. For many migrainers knowing the triggers is important, as well as reducing stress. ...Read more

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What are the specific differences between low-salt and 2g salt diet?

What are the specific differences between low-salt and 2g salt diet?

Less than 2 g: Low salt is less than 2 grams of salt a day. Ingredients are listed in order of the amount the food contains. Avoid foods that list salt near the top of the list of ingredients. A product with less than 100 mg of salt per serving is good. You can aim for 1500 mg or less of salt daily and still provide the amount of salt your body needs. ...Read more