Diet therapy, a biologically-based practice, used special dietary therapies (eg. B. Gerson therapy, macrobiotic diet, Pritikin diet) to a specific disease (eg., Cancer, cardiovascular diseases) to prevent or treat in general health promoting detoxify the body (ie, neutralizing or eliminating toxins from the body) Some diets (eg. as the Mediterranean diet) are widely accepted in traditional Western medicine and encouraged. In a dietary therapy, it usually takes months or years for the maximum effects occur and it is more likely to have effects when starting with her at a young age. Ornish diet This very low-fat vegetarian diet, aims to help that arterial blockages are resolved that cause coronary heart disease and can help to prevent the progression of prostate and other cancers or slow. However, their effectiveness is not yet clear because no definitive clinical studies have been performed. Gerson Diet to this diet includes the intake of 15 to 20 pounds of fruit and vegetables (in solid foods and juices) daily, plus supplements and coffee enemas. Proponents claim that this protocol is effective for the treatment of cancer, heart disease, arthritis, autoimmune diseases and diabetes; However, there is no rigorous clinical studies that support these claims. Also, these claims are not based on a detoxification identification and measurement of specific toxins. One risk with this therapy is that their unfounded claims of the effectiveness (z. B. cancer) treatment delay with effective conventional therapies and may deteriorate the results. Macrobiotic diet This diet consists mainly of vegetables, whole grains, fruits and cereals. Some proponents claim that this diet can prevent cancer and other chronic diseases and treat; However, there is no evidence to support the effectiveness of a macrobiotic diet to treat cancer. Risks include poor diet, if the diet is not carefully followed. Paleo diet This diet consists of certain foods that were allegedly consumed during the Paleolithic, as the food was hunted or collected (d. H. Fauna and Flora). Thus, the diet includes increased protein intake Reduced carbohydrate intake (with recording, which mainly consists of non-starchy fresh fruits and vegetables) Increased intake of dietary fiber, a moderate to high fat intake (with recording mainly of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids) foods which adopted is that they were not available (eg. as dairy products, cereals, legumes, processed oils, refined sugar, salt, coffee) are avoided during the Paleolithic. Proponents claim that human metabolism has not been accustomed to deal with many of these foods. Proponents of the Paleo Diet claim that it reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and many chronic degenerative diseases. They also claim that it supports weight loss in obese people and improves athletic performance, sleep and mental function. However, there is no good quality evidence regarding the effectiveness of this diet. Risks are an inadequate diet (due to decreased intake of whole grains and dairy products), and possibly an increased risk of coronary heart disease (due to increased intake of fat and protein). The knowledge of what was eaten in the Paleolithic is limited; However, there are indications that the diet of the Paleolithic was not as severely limited as the modern Paleo diet.

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