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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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Is it effective to drink some type of nutritional drink to help me get some nutrition?

Is it effective to drink some type of nutritional drink to help me get some nutrition?

Ensure: Ensure is an over the counter supplemental nutritional drink of 250 calories with vitamins and minerals and all you need to supplement your intake. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,534 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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Does using a nutritional cleanse have any health value for an adult?

Does using a nutritional cleanse have any health value for an adult?

Yes: We live in a toxic world. Every person has many toxins, such as heavy metals, pesticides, pcb's, dioxins, pthalates, pbb's etc. Detoxification programs can lower our body burdens of these chemicals & research shows people generally feel better after such programs & this may be the best way to prevent disease! I advise everyone to do an annual cleanse. There are many ways to cleanse- see comment:. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
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Nutrition (Tip)

Add dulse flakes to soup to season and increase nutrition. ...See more

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Can you please list an average person's basic nutritional requirements?

Can you please list an average person's basic nutritional requirements?

Nutritional needs: This one is really too big for 400 characters. But everyone needs the 3 basic nutritional fuels: proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats in sufficient supply for body maintenance. Also plenty of water daily. For more involved information than can be supplied in this small space, please see: http://www. Cdc. Gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/. ...Read more

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How does the nutritional content of frozen and canned vegetables differ?

How does the nutritional content of frozen and canned vegetables differ?

Read labels.: Fresh frozen vegetables usually retain more nutrients, but it depends on the form. The package labels will tell you. All canned vegetables are not alike either. Even salsa can end up with no nutrients at all from over-processing. Read labels, if it has no vitamins, fiber, or protein, it is basically junk. Some canned fruits and some juices have no vitamins at all and are just overpriced candy! ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Godley Dr. Godley
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Nutrition (Tip)

Avoid fruit and fruit juices. Both contain a lot of sugar and are nutritionally unnecessary. ...See more

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Websites or Companies/other that are big time in Nutritional Research/Testing?

There are many. ..: Genova Diagnostics and Spectracell Labs are two of the biggest nutritional testing wise. Is there a particular test you are interested in?
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What is the best approach to finding the right Exercise and Nutritional regimen?

What is the best approach to finding the right Exercise and Nutritional regimen?

Exercise: I would seek out a nutritionist to help with your diet. In reference to exercise, a certified personal trainer but be careful. Truly research their background and how they got their certification. Look for someone with a college degree in exercise science or kinesiology. ...Read more

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Is there any major nutritional benefit difference between Whole Grains and Vegetables?

Is there any major nutritional benefit difference between Whole Grains and Vegetables?

Absolutely: Whole grains: type of carbs (4 Cal/gm). Eg would be bread or pasta. Generally do not contain vitamins or minerals.

Vegetables: provides type of carbs as well, though more specifically they have more dietary fiber (Stuff that helps lower cholesterol and keep regular bowel movements). Also are relatively high on vitamins and minerals.

Ideally, make a colorful plate - spinach in pasta with EVOO. ...Read more

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Any1 with a smartphone (SIRI/INDIGO/other) that could ask for "list/text/datafile/other of every nutritional test that exist/or is available? " thanks

Check out this. .: This website is an industry leader - if such a thing exists - for nutritional testing. This covers most of the recognized nutritional testing.

http://www. Spectracell. Com/patients/patient-micronutrient-testing/

Best of luck. ...Read more