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2gm Na diet

Sodium is essential electrolyte in the body. It is a mineral that helps the body regulate fluid balance. Under certain conditions, excess sodium can cause the body to retain too much fluid. This could be harmful for people with conditions such as high blood pressure or heart disease or cirrhosis. These …

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Polyp Prevention

Factors in Polyp Prevention There are literally thousands of chemicals and substances in the foods we eat. Each person eats different types and amounts of food, so doing medical studies to determine which are important is difficult. Nevertheless, certain substances have been found to be important. 1. Fruits and Vegetables …

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High Fiber Diet

Dietary fiber is the part of a plant which is not digested by the stomach or small intestine.  Rather, it arrives unchanged in the colon.  There, it does two things: It provides bulk or roughage and thereby helps promote regularity. Far more important, many of these fibers are a food …

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Gluten Free

Gluten is the generic name for certain types of proteins contained in the common cereal grains wheat, barley, rye and their derivatives that must be eliminated in patients with celiac disease. The good news is that all fresh fruits, vegetables, beef, chicken, fish, lamb, pork and dairy products are naturally …

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GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) Diet

Symptoms of reflux occur when the specialized muscle between the esophagus and stomach weakens and allows stomach acid to splash up into the esophagus. These symptoms include heartburn, chest discomfort, and bitter fluid flowing up into the mouth. Chest discomfort can occur. If the stomach juice trickles into the breathing tubes, hoarseness, …

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Gastroparesis Diet

Gastroparesis is the medical term for delayed stomach emptying. During the process of digestion, the stomach must contract to empty itself of food and liquid. Normally, it contracts about three times a minute. This empties the stomach within 90-120 minutes after eating. If contractions are sluggish or less frequent, stomach …

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