Eating & Nutrition For Diseases

Eating & Nutrition For Diseases

Eating & Nutrition For Diseases
Foods that you consume can be beneficial or detrimental to your health, especially, if you are fighting cancer, living with diabetes or managing pain. Nutrition is essential to your health if you are undergoing cancer treatment. Animal fats, carbohydrates, sugar can all have an impact on pain, inflammation and diabetes.

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    If you are being treated for cancer, it is important to practice good food safety to avoid food-borne illness and unnecessary infection. Wash your hands often while preparing food. Use different knives and cutting boards for raw meat and raw vegetables. Be sure to cook all foods to their proper temperature and refrigerate leftovers right away.
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    The Wahls protocol (diet) was developed by Terry Wahls, MD, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Ultimately, this protocol is a new way of eating based on Paleo principles, but organized to maximize these nutrients that are important to the brain. Dr. Wahls tracks 36 vitamins, minerals, essential fats and antioxidants in the diet.

    The Wahls diet basically means adding more leafy green vegetables to your diet: sulfur­rich vegetables like cabbage, mushrooms and the onion family; deeply pigmented foods like carrots, beets and berries; grass-fed meats; wild fish and seaweed. The Wahls diet avoids wheat, grains, legumes and dairy.

    As people progress in the diet, they transition from their existing way of eating to a more nutrient­dense and low­glycemic way of eating that Wahls proposes is better for their brain health.
     
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    The McDougall diet for multiple sclerosis (MS) is a diet created by John McDougall, MD, who is also a nutrition expert. The diet is based on starches. Starches are a category of food that are vegetable in matter but also have a lot of calories, such as beans, corn, sweet potatoes and rice. The diet also includes non­starchy green, red, purple and yellow vegetables -- such as kale, broccoli and cauliflower -- and some fruits, grains, rice, tubers and legumes. The McDougall diet avoids meats, dairy, oils and processed foods.
     
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    If you are being treated for cancer, it's important to eat small, frequent meals throughout the day. Eating frequent small meals will ensure that your body is getting enough calories, protein and nutrients to tolerate treatment. Smaller meals may also help to reduce treatment-related side effects such as nausea. Try eating five to six small meals or “mini” meals about every three hours.
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    Follow these tips when eating if you have a sore mouth and throat after cancer treatment:
    • Avoid foods or liquids that irritate your mouth.
    • Drink through a straw.
    • Eat soft or pureed foods.
    • Eat your food cold or at room temperature.
    • Rinse your mouth often with water.
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    An exchange list is one of several approaches for diabetes meal planning. Foods are categorized into three groups based on their nutritional content. Lists provide the serving sizes for carbohydrates, meat and meat alternatives, and fats. These lists allow for substitution for different groups to keep the nutritional content fixed.
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    If you are being treated for cancer, it's important to include whole-grain foods in your diet. Whole-grain foods provide a good source of carbohydrate and fiber, which help keep your energy levels up. Good sources of whole-grain foods include:
    • Oatmeal
    • Whole-wheat breads
    • Brown rice
    • Whole-grain pastas
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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    Though not completely proven, there's some evidence that the following substances and ingredients may have some anti-inflammatory effect:

    • Isoflavones: Soybeans, all soy products
    • Lignans: Flaxseed, flaxseed oil, whole grains such as rye
    • Polyphenols: Tea, fruits, vegetables
    • Glucosinolates: Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower, plus kale
    • Carnosol: Rosemary
    • Resveratrol: Red wine, grapes, red or purple grape juice
    • Cocoa:Dark chocolate
    • Quercitin: Cabbage, spinach, garlic
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    A , Internal Medicine, answered
    Marijuana turns off leptin, the hormone that signals fullness, which is one big reason why pot smokers get the munchies. It also highlights an area that's a promising new approach to weight-loss drugs. By figuring out how the drug turns off the gene that produces leptin, we'll be able to figure out how to turn it on -- to keep leptin (and thus satiety levels) high. The prototype drug has done great in trials and symbolized a new generation of smart weight-loss medications that work hormonally.
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    Women have higher rates of intestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis, than men have. While these disorders are often affected by diet and stress, most medical doctors manage them using steroid medications and surgery.

    Many women with IBS benefit from eating a diet high in fiber-rich foods, such as beans and whole grains. Others, however, find the most healing diet to be relatively low in starchy foods and high in protein and vegetables. Some people are helped by the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which is completely grain-free.