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A 40-year-old member asked:

my doctors scoffed at my following adelle davis in the 70s. they scoff at my eating organic local food now. why?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Organic food: Doctors sometimes don't receive much education on proper nutrition. If you feel uncomfortable with your physician, it may be helpful to seek treatment elsewhere.
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschneranswered
General Practice 40 years experience
Docs are people too: What turns doctors into cynics and skeptics that scoff at natural medicine and organic food? Lack of specific knowledge. Attitude of already knowing everything. Negative mindset about change. Fear of not knowing (easier to dismiss) emotional reactions to shame, disappointment and loss. Making quick decision based on limited or mis-information.

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Does my baby need more food?

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No: If your baby is gaining well and he/she is not requiring more and more frequent feeds, then you baby should be getting enough food.
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When will my baby be able to handle large pieces of food?

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Depends: Most infants can start to tolerate more solid foods (such as bits of pasta) around 9 months of age. This often occurs around the same age the baby develops a good pincer grasp. However, some babies have problems which delay the timing (eg. Reflux, feeding aversion or gagging). Also many premature babies need extra time to develop this skills. It is best to consult your doctor on the right timing.
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Is it ok to make baby food at home?

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What should I do if my baby is really particular about the food he eats?

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Dr. Laura Webb
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Keep trying: Keep introducing new foods with different textures and flavors. Often they will have to try something up to 10-15 times before liking it. Babies and kids are more likely to eat when they see others eating as well. Be a model for your children and talk about how yummy and healthy the food is. Above all, don't give up, keep introducing those healthy foods and try not to resort to processed foods.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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Wish you good health!
Feb 24, 2018

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