I am wondering if you have a diet for cleansing?

I was wondering if you have diet plans for a cleansing diet. I am looking for one that lasts no more than a week or a few days. I am aware of the health risks concerning a long-term diet plan but am looking for a short-term plan. Thanks for your help. Cleanse diets have become...

I started taking a nutritional drink mix called Balance 40-30-30.

I am a 34-year-old female who started taking a nutritional drink mix two weeks ago called Balance 40-30-30. A week later, I noticed that the tips of my fingers are wrinkling as if I had been in the water for a long time. It varies from finger to finger and hasn't gone away. I...

Did not find any mention of the Calorad product by Essentially Yours Industries.

I looked through your Q&As and did not find any mention of the Calorad product by Essentially Yours Industries. I have a brochure which states that it has "purified water, collagen hydrolysate, aloe vera, glycerin, potassium sorbate, methylparaben as a preservative, natural flavor." It states "1 tablespoonful of Calorad at bedtime following a 3-hour...

I got to your website from Prime Quest which is a diet using adaptogens.

I found your webpage useful, I got there from a website about Prime Quest, which is a diet using adaptogens. It seems expensive to me and I was wondering if you have read any information on it. There are so many claims as to increased energy and losing body fat only, yet it is...

A friend gave us a diet from Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital for overweight heart patients to lose weight.

A friend gave my husband a copy of a diet from Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital (location??) that is supposedly used in their cardiac care unit for overweight heart patients to lose weight prior to having surgery. It's a 7-day fat-burning diet consisting of vegetable soup, fruit, vegetables, skimmed milk, lean beef or skinless chicken...

The brain burns ketones and prefers ketones over sugar. You can make glucose from fat. I hope this is useful.

I read some of your nutrition advice on fad diets. I would like to point out that it has been known for decades that the brain burns ketones (Nelson et al, JBC (140):p.361, 1941; Owen et al. J Clinical Invest.46:1589-95, 1967; Hawkins and Krebs (there's a famous name) Biochemistry J. 122:13-18, 1971. In fact,...

A physician assistant at a hospital is advocating a protein sparing modified fast diet.

There's a physician assistant at a hospital near me that is advocating a "protein sparing modified fast" type of diet that includes lots of lean meats and is not more than 800 calories/day. I have always read this to be a very unhealthy way to eat, but he insists it works and says he...

How healthy is it to fast?

I was wondering how healthy it is to fast. I recently read an article in a magazine and have become interested in trying it. Would it be safe for a female teenager to try it? For how long? What kind of fast would be most beneficial? Any information would be greatly appreciated. An adolescent female is still...

I would like to find more about week long liquid or fruit diets.

On the Jewish day of atonement and my friends and I endured the annual 24 hours fast with ease. One of the topics of our conversation was fasting for health and cleansing purposes. I would like to find more information about week-long liquid diets and/or fruit diets that would be safe to practice while...

Can you explain ketosis to me?

Can you explain ketosis to me? When people eat fewer than 900 calories, any food eaten including protein and fat is broken down into glucose to provide fuel for the body. Protein and fat are very expensive fuels. You can only convert 70% of the protein and 30% of the fat to glucose. The nitrogen...

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