Do sick people need more or less calories?

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itsnotjustlyme
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   Posted 3/13/2015 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Do sick people need more or less calories?Based on research and my personal experience, I've found that illness is associated with increased resting energy expenditure, which means chronically ill patients need more calories.


When we are chronically sick, metabolism gets worn out. And for every degree colder our bodies get, the lower our metabolisms get.

But if sick people have sloppy metabolisms, does that mean they should be fasting and keeping their calories to a minimum? Does that mean sick people should eat more fat, as the energy in fat is stored longer than the energy from carbs?

Nope.

First of all, if you don’t eat adequate calories, your body assumes food is scarce and metabolism slows.

Secondly, if you are not dead yet it means your body is fighting. Fighting takes a lot of energy.

This means that if you are lying in bed with a cold, you burn more calories than you do lying in bed without a cold.

Do you agree/disagree?
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jaminhealth
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   Posted 3/13/2015 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Just woke up again to Dr. Perlmutter on my radio, he's written the Grain Brain and talks and talks about the NEED for good fats and how we've been lied to for 60 yrs about not eating fats....this low fat/non fat industry is just that an industry and people are more ill than ever. J
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jaminhealth
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   Posted 3/13/2015 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
More to think about:

90% of health is Dietary! Saturated fats are very healthy, Fats from force fed cattle, chickens, are not good. Raw nuts, wild caught fish, avocado, coconut oil are very good. Saturated fats are easily turned into energy.

The USDA lied about saturated fats 60 years ago. No diet can furnish all the vitamins/minerals. If you get 'that Hungry feeling'. its missing vitamins and/or minerals, not calories. Listen to your body, any change is telling us something, allergies, etc! Constipation, need vitamin ‘C’, hair, nails B 12. If oral B 12 dose not improving symptoms may need injection B 12, research. …
OA from age 18 to late 70's....complications from hip replacement in 2010...such a terrible outcome.
Fibro dx in 1999

All all the other "stuff" most deal with....I take 95% supplements for my health care...
Grape Seed Extract and or Pycnogenol have been lifechanging for me, 20 yrs on them soon.

Love the SOM and AA Principles....

Keep it Simple, Progress Not Perfection, One Day at a Time..

itsnotjustlyme
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   Posted 3/13/2015 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
My hips ache if I do not eat enough fat.

But carbs are important, too. Carbs need less conversion that fats to be useable for energy.
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