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Can (mal)nutrition cause muscle twitches?

Muscle twitches (fasciculations) caused by malnutrition are usually (not always) associated with muscle cramps. Malnutrition-related causes of twitches include severely insufficient nutrient intake (...
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Which essential nutrient is the first that will cause debilitating illness if supply is insufficient

Since you have listed water as one of the nutrients, then clearly insufficient water will rapidly lead to renal failure and death. If you don't want to include water, then one of the water soluble ...
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Can the human body switch to a "starvation" mode?

I'm going to approach this from a strictly physiological stance. With all of these diets available it can be very confusing. Ketogenic, Atkins, Paleo, etc.. The body uses glucose for energy. Many, ...
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Can (mal)nutrition cause muscle twitches?

Apparently twitching can indeed be caused by low sugar (hypoglycemia), but this is more in line with having diabetes than being malnourished. See "Symptoms of moderate low blood sugar" in https://www....
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Malnutrition vs Pure Protein Shakes Diet

A healthy diet requires protein, fats, fibre, vitamins, minerals carbohydrates and water. The reason athletes use protein is because by exercising they damage their muscles, and protein needs to be ...
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What might happen if we don't chew food properly?

I suppose since whatever you ingest spends a certain amount of time travelling through your system it should make a difference depending on how quickly the certain food is broken down. If not chewed ...
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Can the human body switch to a "starvation" mode?

Starvation/fasting does lead to physiological changes that recently are being investigated as an adjunct to chemotherapy for cancer control. The dietary recommendation for cancer patients receiving ...
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Can the human body switch to a "starvation" mode?

I found a pretty good article here that discusses starvation mode pretty intelligently and cites valid research. In short, yes, starvation mode exists, but it will not cause a person to gain weight, ...
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