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What Will Happen If Your Diet Lacks
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
Shellfish: Allergy is not a lack in the immune system, it is an abnormal reaction to certain proteins in shellfish ...Read more
Don't Worry: People who are allergic to shellfish, do not generally develop nutritional/dietary deficiencies as a result. The most common important nutrient that shellfish are rich in is iodine which is included in table salt in many countries. You can get nutrients from other foods. Since your question is not clear, let me also state that shellfish allergy is not caused by a dietary deficiency either. ...Read more
I am overweight but dr keeps putting it down to diet and lack of exercise. Could it be something other than that?
Poor diet?: It's hard to say without knowing if your diet is well balanced. If you're not getting enough protein you may feel tired. Exercise usually makes a person feel more energetic. If your lack of energy continues see your doctor. You might want to keep a food diary for 3 days so your doctor can see what you're eating. ...Read more
Many factors do.: There are many factors that go into our body structure: genetics, maternal diet during pregnancy, diet from childhood and the presence of congenital diseases. I don't believe bad sleep is one of them. Certain drugs taken in childhood may also contribute such as amphetamines for add/adhd. ...Read more
Following the specific carb diet has been rumored to provide a "lack of short chain fatty acids", but I thought nuts & fruits & vegs supplied enuf?
I'm vegetarian and have been working out 3x a week for 2months whilst cleaning my diet for health. I'm still tired and lack energy. Is this iron deficie?
Your goals are great: But you would be safest to make these changes w/professional guidance from a doc, nutritionist, etc. Vegetarians are vulnerable to B12 deficiency. If you take B12 use the sublingual type that melts under the tongue for good absorption, not the kind you swallow. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What should I eat to get more fat in my diet with out gaining weight? I was told always being cold and having thin nails is a sign of lack of fat in my diet but im afraid of gaining weight
A: A healthy diet and exercise is crucial for the development of lean muscle mass as opposed to just packing on fat. Junk food without exercise is not a good way to add fat to your diet. Eating high calorie, but protein and nutrient rich foods containing healthy fats such as nut butters, cheese, avocados and nuts is a good way to start. Using olive oil is also a great way to add healthy fats to your diet. That being said, you may want to speak with your doctor first before making any drastic dietary or exercise changes. Always feeling cold and having brittle nails can also be a sign of a thyroid disorder, so you may want to have that checked. Good luck! ...Read more
Not really: Good nutrition comes from nutrients in whole foods. With that said, many fruits, vegetables and foods don't necessarily supply the body with all the nutrients that it needs. For example, once a fruit or vegetable is cut from its own nutritious source, the vine or tree, etc, it begins to slowly lose some of its nutrients. This is why taking vitamins and even supplements may not be a bad idea. ...Read more
Female, late 50s with hair patch only on the small of the back since childhood - what causes it? Lack of proper diet? Remedy?
Hair on back: A patch of hair on back can be a sign of spinal problems and I would recommend that you see your doc about it and maybe have some x-rays done. ...Read more
I've started a plant based low fat diet, but it prohibits all fats, even natural fats. Are fats needed? Is a lack of fats bad for my health?
Fats are essential: Good fats are critical for health. Your brain operates on fat, not glucose like the rest of the body. Naturally occurring vegetarian fats such as nuts, avocados, seeds, olive oil are great and if only eating a vegetarian diet, you will need more. Plant based diets are great if done well which means eating real vegetables, some fruit, lots of nuts and seeds, and minimizing the carbs to 3/day ...Read more
My eyebrows would fall out due to seborreic dermatitis, cured the seborreic dermatitis by changing diet but now eyebrows fall out lack of nutrients?!
Try Latisse (bimatop: It's common for lashes and eyebrow follicles to drop out with seborrheic dermatitis or blepharitis (dandruff of the eyelids). I would suggest that you continue to use good eyelid hygeine consisting of warm compresses and either Johnson's "no tears" baby shampoo to your brows and eyelashes as you shower and consider Latisse (bimatoprost) to the brow area until your eyebrow hair follicles have repo ...Read more
Unless you were severely depleted of calcium is is not really possible.
Bone pain is common with certain forms of toxicity. Toxic accumulation of cadmium and other poisonous heavy metals in the bone can cause this type of pain. Itai itai disease is a form of cadmium poisoning where even light touching of the bones cause severe pain. It is associated with smoking and with industrial polution cars. ...Read more
Does eating a very lowfat diet give you more constipation due to lack of food oils in your intestine?
Fiber: In general, the best natural way to "move bowels" is to eat foods with high fiber content. Fiber is material that can't be broken down by our gastrointestinal system and move things along. Oil and oily foods are absorbed by the gut, unless there is some sort of enzyme deficiency, so they aren't effective for what you're suggesting. Very oily foul smelling stools are termed steatorrhea. ...Read more
Can poor diet and lack of activity cause poor erection quality and trouble maintaining erection in a non-overweight 20 year old?
Can a lack of insoluble fiber in diet for almost 8 months cause thin stools? And is a mushy but still formed stool considered loose or normal stool?
If a 19 yr old gets a peel done for fine line will results last longer? In terms until it gets damage again (skin) by the sun, diet, lack of sleepetc
Why at 19?: You already know what caused the damage, help her avoid them, let her see a dermatologist. ...Read more
No: Not usually. Caused by hormonal imbalance.Get a more detailed answer ›
They don't, really: Neither of those things has any direct effect at all on pregnancy. Women significantly over-or-underweight usually develop ovulatory irregularities that can delay conception. 'bad diets' consistent with malnutrition and poor health may delay pregnancy for the same reason. ...Read more