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1yr old will only drink whole milk..No table food, sometimes baby food, no water or juice. I need advice on feeding. She cries bc she is hungry. :(?

1yr old will only drink whole milk..No table food, sometimes baby food, no water or juice. I need advice on feeding. She cries bc she is hungry. :(?

It's either a neuro-: developmental disorder with delayed self-help & oral-motor skills or a bad habit Stop all bottles & juice; give water for thirst. Limit milk to 16 oz./day from an open-mouth cup at sit-down meals. Let her finger-feed 1 tbsp. of each food for 10 min. before offering help. Don't nag or beg. Ignore protests.Take a developmental screen from firstsigns.org to her 1-yr. medical & dental check-up ...Read more

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I'm normal weight.Energy good. Eat breakfast &normal dinner.Never hungry at lunch & stomach feels sick if I eat it.Eat banana late afternoon.this okay

I'm normal weight.Energy good. Eat breakfast &normal dinner.Never hungry at lunch & stomach feels sick if I eat it.Eat banana late afternoon.this okay

If your weight is: stable, you feel health and have enough energy you are probably OK. Are you getting enough protein in your diet? do you take vitamins also? does your stomach hurt at any other time. You will have to decide how much discomfort you are willing to tolerate. Persistent pain should always be evaluated. ...Read more

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Bloating eating anything. Got better gluten free 2 +yrs ago. Can't eat fats or carbs. Take big probiotic 2 yrs. Eat little yet feel stuffed?

Bloating eating anything. Got better gluten free 2 +yrs ago. Can't eat fats or carbs. Take big probiotic 2 yrs. Eat little yet feel stuffed?

Need testing: Of your digestive system. 2 tests that might be useful- a stool analysis through a lab such as genova and a food sensitivity test, such as alcat. An integrative or functional medicine doctor can work with you to decide on testing. Once you get more information regarding how your gut is working and determine if you have a "leaky gut" then there are specific treatment options that can help. ...Read more

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Does a grilled cheese sandwich help keep blood sugar up?

Does a grilled cheese sandwich help keep blood sugar up?

Diabetes Food choice: All type of foods increase after eating blood sugars. Simple carbohydrates like sugar and starches cause a rapid rise and fall. A mix of complex carbohydrate like whole grain bread, lower fat cheese and fats from grilling with low transfat oil provides a smoother rise and fall of blood sugar than would eating a high simple carbohydrate snack like processed cereal, chips, or crackers. ...Read more

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Can I skip rice cereal/oatmeal/whole grains for my 6 month old and go straight to veggies & fruits?

Can I skip rice cereal/oatmeal/whole grains for my 6 month old and go straight to veggies & fruits?

Yes: The common recommendation is to start with cereals, specifically rice cereal. That said, there is no reason to require that as the first step. You could start with a vegetable, preferably yellow/orange type, or with a fruit. But include the cereals in the advancement of the diet, don't skip them altogether. By 6 months, the baby should get 2 servings daily of each, cereal, fruit, vegetable. ...Read more

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What foods are good to help keep. My blood sugar up i don't. Eat candy or drink soda?

What foods are good to help keep. My blood sugar up i don't. Eat candy or drink soda?

Don't do it: You don't need to eat anything special to keep your blood sugar up, as your body will do that automatically no matter what you eat. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is vanishingly rare if you're not taking diabetes meds, don't have cancer, GI surgery, or severe kidney or liver disease. ...Read more

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❤ palpitations after eating a healthy vegan meal. Very obese, i drink veg/green smoothies for bkfst & lunch, no trouble until my full meal at dinner.

❤ palpitations after eating a healthy vegan meal. Very obese, i drink veg/green smoothies for bkfst & lunch, no trouble until my full meal at dinner.

Might be normal issu: Random palpitations can be a normal issue if they happen from time to time or if you are taking in stimulants like coffee, alcohol, tobacco or over-the-counter medications such as pseudoephedrine, which is found in cold preparations and some herbal medications, including ma huang. So it might be something in the smoothies, try removing one ingredient everyday and see if it comes back. ...Read more

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I eat apples, bananas, romaine spinach, and walnuts through out the day as snacks to keep my skin clear. Am I missing any other vital snacks or fruit ?

I eat apples, bananas, romaine spinach, and walnuts through out the day as snacks to keep my skin clear. Am I missing any other vital snacks or fruit ?

Those are all good: foods but I don't see any good oil in your diet. You can consider taking some vitamin e as a supplement. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can i start my 11 month old bub on cows milk. He has his daily nutrients veggies fish meat fruit dairy and can I give him pentivite. Drops in hismilk?

Can i start my 11 month old bub on cows milk. He has his daily nutrients veggies fish meat fruit dairy and can I give him pentivite. Drops  in hismilk?

Yes: Usually we recommend to start cows milk at 1 year of age. Also try to wean off bottles by one year of age to sippy cup. If your child is eating a balanced diet then he doesnot need pentivite drops. But he needs to have blood test done by one year of age to see if he is anemic. If his hemoglobin is normal then he doesnt need any vitamin drops added to his milk. ...Read more

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Should my kid have post-dinner snacks?

Should my kid have post-dinner snacks?

Not usually: Bedtime snacks have some pitfalls: risk of dental cavities, poor daytime eating habits, or even obesity. Encourage healthy eating at meals by limiting snacks and liquid calories during the day. Make mealtime social and enjoyable while modeling good eating habits. And if you do give in, make sure to brush teeth before sleep!. ...Read more

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I ate an iceberg lettuce salad w/6 croutons and some cheese and ranch dressing and got extremely tired. Couldn't keep my eyes open. Suggestions why?

I ate an iceberg lettuce salad w/6 croutons and some cheese and ranch dressing and got extremely tired. Couldn't keep my eyes open. Suggestions why?

Salad's not the: culprit, but your overall diet may be at fault, especially if you don't have anything else other than salad to carry you through the day, and/or have a light breakfast too. If you ate other high carb (other than croutons, salad dressing, and cheese) with the meal, often people do experience a 'post-prandial alkaline tide' that can make you feel tired, as all the circulation is going to your gut. ...Read more

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I haven't had my 1st period yet, will drinking green tea, and whole milk, and eating fatty meats, and eating a lot of whole yogurt make me start faster?

I haven't had my 1st period yet, will drinking green tea, and whole milk, and eating fatty meats, and eating a lot of whole yogurt make me start faster?

Please see a doctor!: 90% of girls in the us start menstruating by the time they turn 14. If you are 18 and have not yet started having periods this is a sign of primary amennorhea. There are many possible causes such as hypothyroidism, pituitary problems, genetics & nutrient deficiencies, but eating the foods you mention are unlikely to make a difference. I advise seeing a gynecologist or endocrinolgist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Help my mother fed my 3yo and 9mos. old (daughters) 21days old fruit salad with milk, then it was unrefrigerated yesterday for 20hrs?

Help my mother fed my 3yo and 9mos. old (daughters) 21days old fruit salad with milk, then  it was unrefrigerated yesterday for 20hrs?

Monitor situation: The most I would expect from this would be diarrhea and or vomiting. As long as the kids can remain well hydrated the vulnerable period will pass in a few days without a major problem. If the process gets scary, have the doc see them. ...Read more

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My 1yr old just threw up her whole dinner and milk no fever then fell asleep. Should i give her pedialyte instead if milk when she wakes up?

My 1yr old just threw up her whole dinner and milk no fever then fell asleep. Should i give her pedialyte instead if milk when she wakes up?

When Pedialyte?: Pedialyte is good if there is upset stomach and child having persistent vomiting. If it was just a one-time thing, you may not need it, but if there is that persistent queasiness, it is a good way to keep the toddler hydrated. It's also a good technique to see if they are keeping things down and ready to try a little bit more. It certainly is a good substitute to ensure child is getting some fluid. ...Read more

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Would eating honey nut cheerios for breakfast and dinner lower my sugar and cholesterol levels?

Would eating honey nut cheerios for breakfast and dinner lower my sugar and cholesterol levels?

No : Fully 1/4 of honey nut cheerios is refined sugar. It will raise your sugar and is neutral regarding your cholesterol. If you want to meaningfully improve your diet with breakfast cereal, read the labels (i've attached the cheerios label) and look for high fiber - like raisin bran or fiber one. ...Read more

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10 weeks pregnant. Grains n veggies make me nausea. Can only eat a cup rice/day.But I do eat lot fruits, snacks, milk, n taking prenatal suplements. Ok?

10 weeks pregnant. Grains n veggies make me nausea. Can only eat a cup rice/day.But I do eat lot fruits, snacks, milk, n taking prenatal suplements. Ok?

1st trimester nausea: The first trimester can be difficult due to nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Once the bhcg hormone levels plateau and begin to decrease, your symptoms will improve for the overwhelming majority of patients. Your tastes will change throughout your pregnancy. With adequate calories and pnv, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Is cheese & apples a healthy snack? I dont drink or eat dairy much during the day.

Is cheese & apples a healthy snack? I dont drink or eat dairy much during the day.

Yes, a very good one: Cheese has protein and healthy fats, apples vitamins and fiber. Good choice! Add nuts for variety. You don't need much dairy, but it is fine as long as you don't get gas or diarrhea from it. Good luck and keep up the good eating! ...Read more