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Can Better Nutrition Make Me Feel Better
Do frozen veggies have same nutrition as raw veggies? And can microwaving food damage the food's nutritional components or does it maintain them?
What basic considerations should a patient taking antipsychotics have regarding its diet/nutrition? (Very interested in Nutritional Psychiatry)
Diet/nutrition: Hi G, great question! If the antipsychotics are for schizophrenia, here's an article on nutritional considerations: http://www.nutritionmd.org/health_care_providers/psychiatric/schizophrenia_nutrition.html. Generally speaking, weight gain is common on these medications so being under the guidance of a nutritionist is a great place to start. Hope this is helpful. Take good care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person live on nutritional drinks such as ensure for few months while having jaw/teeth surgery? Want to make sure I am getting enough nutrition
Yes, but...: Unfortunately, the marketers neglect to warn the consumers about the huge risk to the patient's dental health. These products are loaded with sugar. In my elderly patients and those on mouth-drying meds, it is not uncommon to see new root cavities after routine use of these "nutritional supplements." moderation means variation--no one food/item is a panacea, and everything comes at with a risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which is better for a 3 year old picky eater a multivitamin or pedisure nutrition drink? On top of nutritional meals
Whole food vitamin : I like whole food vitamins that give you the equivalent of several servings of fruits and veggies. Good healthy foods should be presented with no ability to "place order" ( unless allergies ). Limit drinks as kids can fill up on milk and juice and not experience hunger. Make a healthy smoothie at home if needed. Find high calorie nutrient dense foods so do not need large quantity to be consumed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
400 charact not enuf: Too detailed to give full answer here. In brief, adequate fluid, protein calories, fat, carbohydrate (macronutrients), as well as essential vitamins and minerals (we don't make them, need them for growth, development, repair) which need to come from diet. About 40+ nutrients all told. Easily available info online; just google your question (get more specific re: age, sex, preg, etc-differs for all. ...Read more
Varies!: There is too great a difference between the sexes, pregnancy, the young and old, and those with certain illnesses, and for those even on certain drugs. Their is a new field called nutrogenomics, which has identified vast differences between vitamin needs in humans. The most common needs: 8 glasses of water; 1g of protein per 2 lbs of body weight; and 20-24 grams of fiber for adults. ...Read more
Unclear question: Nutritional balance can mean a lot of things. Here is an excellent book on good diet: http://michaelpollan.Com/books/in-defense-of-food/ beyond that, you can have basic testing for vitamin b, d, folic acid, complete blood count and metabolic panel. If there are any deficiencies noted, additional supplement s may be needed. ...Read more
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