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Old 8th February 2012, 10:22   #1066
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Dear you seem to be having a meniscal tear in your affected knee. The best thing to do is to visit an orthopedic surgeon who will check the knee clinically and may advise some x rays or an MRI. Being obese will only add to the trouble.
Thanks for the advise. I had a Foot X-ray done & it was reported as normal. Will be going in for a consult with an orthopaedic surgeon in a couple of days.
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Great job, doctors. Take a bow.

Now, last month my left eye was a little red in colour. I didn't think much on this. Thought it is normal - body heat, not sleeping properly, stress, you name it kind of reasons. But then after couple of weeks the patch started growing bigger and one fine day my entire left portion of the left eye (left of pupil) turned blood red.
All these days I never felt any pain or uneasiness in my eye, save for the day when it became larger. I felt little pain on that day.

Meanwhile entire day I was reading about this on the web. That evening went to an eye hospital where they did some mundane checkups. Got my IOP checked and it was normal too - 15mmHg. My power was also normal (I don't wear any glasses - neither power nor reading).

The doctor had my eye tested and she dropped a bomb: she said that there is an internal bled for unknown reasons. Another bomb: suspecting glaucoma. For confirming this she wanted me to sit for a test, which I politely refused (I'm not sure whether all these are really required - please note that I'm not against doing any tests, but want to make sure that there is a genuine reason behind it).

I then consulted a known opthamologist in my home town (didn't say him what the other doctor said). He too confirmed the bled but never suspected for glaucoma.

I'm little worried and confused at this stage. Should I go get the test done or should I leave this at this point?
Note that that red patch had gone away now and there is absolutely no pain or irritation in my eyes, as of now.

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@hdnivara. There is nothing wrong in getting it checked. How old are you? Heard nearing 40, it should be mandatorily done.
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i am wondering if it is healthy or advisable to have fruits in lunch along with other food which is grains, lentils and stuff. Or should i have fruits before and/or after lunch?

eg: i just had a lunch of 'mug', rice and little wheat bread. Now i am wondering if i should have grapes after lunch or should start fruits including in my lunch from tomorrow.

mods: not sure if its the right section, but thought doctors or nutritionist could provide valuable opinion on the same. i did researched a lot but answer is not definitive.

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Does it make a difference? I have had fruits before, during and after lunch. Did not affect me in a bad way.
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What is the big difference? If vegetables can be included in lunch, why not fruits?

Besides, don't forget people in south India (or TN at least) have been taking bananas as dessert after lunch. For ages. And none the worse for it!
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Totally unrelated... but just today during the office videoconf, my colleague from US casually mentioned that orange juice is no more considered part of a healthy diet.

Came as a shock to me. So I Googled and found that in 2009 it was a big rage. OJ is no more good. I am quite disturbed since I regularly gulp Minute Maid Pulpy Orange juice. I have to give up this habit now.

The Orange-Juice-is-Bad-as-Coke Debate Rages On | Fooducate
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To think of it, I have stopped having juices altogether for the same reason, too much sweetener. Didn't know about this debate though.

Over last few years I have been trying to enforce "only water for thirst" policy at home with a good amount of success. Kids get regular fruits, juices only in parties or when travelling. Sprite only for me and wife only when we order pizza, once in 2-3 weeks.
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i am wondering if it is healthy or advisable to have fruits in lunch along with other food which is grains, lentils and stuff. Or should i have fruits before and/or after lunch?

eg: i just had a lunch of 'mug', rice and little wheat bread. Now i am wondering if i should have grapes after lunch or should start fruits including in my lunch from tomorrow.

mods: not sure if its the right section, but thought doctors or nutritionist could provide valuable opinion on the same. i did researched a lot but answer is not definitive.
If its food that can be eaten raw. Eat it whenever you feel like. Nothing bad will come out of eating raw fruits and vegetables.

If anything it will help your digestive system work better.
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Does it make a difference? I have had fruits before, during and after lunch. Did not affect me in a bad way.
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What is the big difference? If vegetables can be included in lunch, why not fruits?

Besides, don't forget people in south India (or TN at least) have been taking bananas as dessert after lunch. For ages. And none the worse for it!
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If its food that can be eaten raw. Eat it whenever you feel like. Nothing bad will come out of eating raw fruits and vegetables.

If anything it will help your digestive system work better.
After lunch, as a desert may be fine and occasionally i do it too. But its more about having it with lunch. Most nutritionist, dieticians and doctors recommend before and after lunch. but i haven't come across anyone who says with lunch is good enough.

All this started simply because of the article below

How to eat fruit

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[quote] Natural Hygienists have known for a long time that fruit doesn’t combine well with other foods. The reason is that fruit contains simple sugars that require no digestion. Thus, they will not stay for a long time in the stomach. Other foods, such as foods rich in fat, protein and starch, will stay in the stomach for a longer period of time because they require more digestion. So if you eat fruit after a meal, the fruit sugar will stay for too long in the stomach and ferment. This is why people experience digestive trouble when eating fruit that way. They then blame that particular fruit for their trouble and claim that they are “allergic” to it.

Natural Hygienists have been recommending for a long time that fruit be eaten alone with no other foods. They have also recommended eating melons alone and avoiding mixing acid fruits with sweet fruits such as bananas.[\quote]

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If I don't pack lunch from home.
I usually eat two oily potato samosas with a fruit plate.

Some 3 hours later, I cycle back home. A distance of 10 kms.

Unless or until you experience some adverse effects, don't bother about it. I am also guessing that adverse effects would be felt with in a couple of hours as the body is supposedly fermenting fruits inside the stomach.

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Just read this article. He contradicts himself.
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So if you eat fruit after a meal, the fruit sugar will stay for too long in the stomach and ferment. This is why people experience digestive trouble when eating fruit that way. They then blame that particular fruit for their trouble and claim that they are “allergic” to it.
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However, some authors have recently claimed the contrary. According to Dr. Robert Young, author of “The pH Miracle,” fruit is acid-forming due to its high sugar content. He then goes on to explain his unproven theory that the sugar in fruit ferments and produces acidity in the body.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Nor am I a nutritionist. I simply have a stomach that to borrow Gansan's words from an old post, is like a cement mixer.

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@Chevelle : I too have seen that quoted text via a chain mail. Personally I think it is absolute hogwash

Any raw fruit not in a processed or cooked form is absolutely healthy anytime of the day or night. A diabetic only needs to watch the amount of sugars that go in. Do not worry about the acid,alkali and fermentation. Nature has its processes in excellent sync.

Besides not much digestion takes place in the stomach. Most of the breakdown of carbohydrates,proteins and fats occurs down in the small intestine. Stomach is indeed " concrete mixer " battering solid food into a semiliquid chyme.

Disclaimer: I am a doc, probably an odd ball one at that as I have consumed fruit with breakfast, lunch and dinner over last several years and none the worse for it!

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Almost every assertion that foods should or should not mix, should or should not be eaten in a certain order, acid, alkaline, cooling, heating, wetting, drying, etc etc etc seems to be based in fads, superstitions, or forcing one's personal experience on others.

For fifty years, my stomach was the proverbial cement mixer. Now it is not. I can no longer consume a huge pot of thick cream, and I can no longer eat very late in the night just before going to bed. That is because my stomach is nearly sixty, not because of any universal dietary 'law'.

There are basic, physical nutritional requirements. All else is choice.

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To think of it, I have stopped having juices altogether for the same reason, too much sweetener.
It's not sweetener. It's the sugar naturally present in the fruit. There isn't much difference between the glycemic load of externally added sugar or naturally present sugar in fruits. The sugar inherently present in the fruit is as bad. I have been telling people for 3-4 years to avoid juice and have fruits instead - but people look at me as if I am mad. The fruit contains as much sugar as the juice, but it's balanced by fiber in the fruit. Fiber counteracts (to some extent) the high glycemic load of the sugar. Even in fruits, the best fruits to eat are stuff like blackberry, blueberry, strawberry - they have lower sugar content as compared to other fruits. , Unfortunately, not easily available in India except for strawberry - I have seen blackberries near Mahabaleshwar but never seen blueberries anywhere in India. For people in the US, just go to the frozen section of Trader Joes (or whatever is your favourite store) and grab the bags of the frozen blueberries - they are really tasty, very convenient, low sugar & also cheap.

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Over last few years I have been trying to enforce "only water for thirst" policy at home with a good amount of success. Kids get regular fruits, juices only in parties or when travelling. Sprite only for me and wife only when we order pizza, once in 2-3 weeks.
Well, it's the American tradition of having soda with every meal - adding to the sugar overload - and the sugar in soda in the USA doesn't come from sugarcane but from High Fructose Corn Syrup - there is no reliable research on this yet, but people say that HFCS is worse than regular sugar.

Anyway, a good alternative is diet soda - zero calories, zero sugar, zero glycemic load. I much prefer sacharin to aspartame, but I can tolerate the amount of aspartame in upto half a litre of diet soda per day.

Not a doctor - don't even play one on TV.

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I agree with @Thad! So unless I personally experience any problem, I will not bother. What is the difference between having fruit salad along with lunch (which normally one doesn't) and immediately after lunch? It will still mix with the food already in the stomach!

I love fruits! And have a "fruits only" breakfast once a week!
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