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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Overview)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential functions necessary for thriving.


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Teen nutrition and exercise motivators?

Teen nutrition and exercise motivators?

Other teens: Forgive my frankness. You're right to want the best for them. If you're a parent, nagging your teen about food choices and fitness will be ignored and resented. A parent may have some good impact if they life a fitness-focused lifestyle themselves. Otherwise, favorable peer pressure is what gets teens to eat wisely & exercise; of the two, exercise is far more important for health. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,634 doctors shared insights

Nutrition (Overview)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential functions necessary for thriving.


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Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

See below: I am not an expert on exercise, nutrition, or apps. In looking up news stories on reportedly good nutrition and exercise apps, here is a link to an example of what may exist. See if it helps you. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/fitness-weight-loss-nutrition-apps_n_1371705.html#s803229&title=striiv. ...Read more

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Late puberty exercise and nutrition plan?

Late puberty exercise and nutrition plan?

Consult nutritionist: A number of factors affect onset of puberty, including genetics and environment. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen before and during puberty is essential for optimal development. At the peak of adolescence, nutritional demands can be twice as high as the remaining years of adolescence, so best to talk to your doctor about diet/exercise to ensure adequate nutrients and fitness. Best ...Read more

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Is baby food good as nutritional supplement?

Is baby food good as nutritional supplement?

Baby food in adults: The amount of nutrients in baby food is suited for infants, and although not harmful, would not be the best choice for supplementing an adult diet. Multivitamins made from whole food, available at health food stores, would be more appropriate. ...Read more

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Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

How old is baby: A baby less then 4-6 months of age should be receiving appropriate nutrition if being provided right amount of formula or breast milk. In an infant between 6-12 months of age, a mixture of milk/formula and solid foods provide good nutrition. Please avoid any processed (junk) foods - provide vegetables, protein and grains. ...Read more

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Why is nutrition important to health overall?

Why is nutrition important to health overall?

You are what you eat: This is one very simple answer. What you consume provides the building blocks for all aspects of your cell structure as well as the substrates for you to make energy, detoxify things that can harm you and in general, your body needs fuel as well as supplies to function properly to grow or repair properly as well as defend from exposures in environment. Ur what you eat, drink, breathe, apply.... ...Read more

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What nutrients does total parenteral nutrition provide usually?

What nutrients does total parenteral nutrition provide usually?

See below: Sodium, pottassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, chloride. Besides this there are Amino Acids and lipids, dextrose, vitamins and trace elements. ...Read more

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Is nutrition to teens imporant?

Is nutrition to teens imporant?

Extremely: Nutrition is extremely important to teens. Their bodies and brains are still growing! in fact kids gain about 20% of adult height and 50% of adult weight during adolescence. Adolescent boys need 2, 500-2, 800 per day, while girls need around 2, 200 per day -- provided in the form of lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and fruits and veggies. Make junk food "alternatives" like baked fries. ...Read more

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How important is nutrition to maintaining your health?

Next to genes: Nutrition and exercise are the most important factors under the control of a person in maintaining good health. Having good genes may be more important, but that is set at the time of conception. ...Read more

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Nutrition for better brain development?

Nutrition for better brain development?

DHA & EPA: If you mean better brain development in a baby, you need plenty of dha (an essential fatty acid that's a component of fish oil, along with epa). It's also needed for healthy brain maintenance in adults. Your body can make dha from flax and blue-green algae, but not very efficiently. Calamarine supplements (from tiny squid) are another option. Epa is important also, especially vs. Inflammation. ...Read more

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How is health, safety, and nutrition interrelated?

How is health, safety, and nutrition interrelated?

Many connections: Good nutrition is the foundation of health; it's impossible to maintain good long-term health without good nutrition; we all need to ingest adequate levels of all vitamins, essential minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids as well as phytonutrients and avoid toxic foods. Safety is also essential as unsafe activities can result in injury or death.Poor nutrition can lead to unsafe behaviors. ...Read more

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Will formula provide my baby with adequate nutrition?

Will formula provide my baby with adequate nutrition?

Yes: In the first 9 months of life, breastmilk or formula is adequate food for the baby. Solid foods are started at 6 months of age, but they are not required for nutrition at that young age. After age 9 months, baby food intake has increased to the point that solid food becomes an important part of the diet (at which time breastmilk or formula alone may no longer be adequate). ...Read more

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Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Yes: Frozen vegetables often maintain nutrients better than vegetables shipped long distances. Make sure the food is not heavy in salt and saturated fats. Read the label carefully. ...Read more

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Food, sleep and overall well being=taller teens?

Food, sleep and overall well being=taller teens?

Happier & successful: If not also taller. Whether or not "stress" can effect growth is an open question, common sense would say yes (a little)! a healthy diet, emphasizing enough sleep, and routine exercise, will lead to a more balanced and healthier teen. Perhaps they'll even gain a little height from it! ...Read more

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Will total parenteral nutrition heal me?

Will total parenteral nutrition heal me?

Difficult to answer: What is the ailment? Tpn is usually a temporary treatment to tide a person over till s/he can recover from a GI illness. ...Read more

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What's the optimal nutrition for growth?

Mixed diet: A diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, lean meats; low in saturated fats, no tobacco and no more than one drink a day + at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. ...Read more

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What to do for starvation?

Why is happening: Determine why the starvation is occurring. Is this lack of funds? Is it due to some form of abuse? Or is it from some internal metabolic or physical problem preventing eating? Determine the cause and then if possible provide the needed nutrition on a gradually increasing basis until the body in question normalizes. ...Read more

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