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Diets are simply a compilation of all the food, beverages and dietary supplements we consume to provide our bodies with the nutrients needed for good health. Diets are modified for numerous reasons including; if an individual cannot tolerate a substance (lactose intolerance, allergies), disease management requires more or less of a specific nutrient (diabetic diet), or a lifestyle choice (vegetarian).

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    • What is constipation?
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    • 4. Sweet potatoes
    • 5. Popcorn
    • 6. Nuts and seeds
    • 7. Whole grain bread
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    • 9. Flaxseed
    • 10. Broccoli
    • 11. Dried fruit
    • 12. Prunes
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    • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis facts
    • What is diverticulosis?
    • What is diverticulitis?
    • What causes diverticula and how do diverticula form?
    • What are diverticulitis symptoms?
    • Is there a special diet or digestive supplement that can treat or prevent diverticulitis symptoms?
    • What are the more serious complications of diverticulitis?
    • How are the diagnosis of diverticulitis and diverticulosis made?
    • What is the treatment for diverticulitis and diverticulosis?
    • Medical treatment of diverticulitis and diverticulosis
    • Surgical treatment for diverticulitis
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    • Congestive heart failure facts
    • What is congestive heart failure (CHF)?
    • What causes congestive heart failure?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure?
    • What are the risk factors for congestive heart failure?
    • How is congestive heart failure diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for congestive heart failure?
    • What lifestyle changes can help treat congestive heart failure?
    • Diet
    • Exercise
    • Fluid regulation
    • Maintaining weight
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    • Colon cancer facts
    • What is cancer?
    • What is cancer of the colon and rectum?
    • What are the causes of colon cancer?
    • What are the symptoms of colon cancer?
    • What tests can be done to detect colon cancer?
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    • What is the follow-up care for colon cancer?
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    • Medications and other treatment options
    • Bariatric surgery
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