Top
20
Doctor insights on: Complete Nutrition Medication

Share
1

1
How often do you find nutritional intervention without drugs successful in a course of treatment for metabolic syndrome?

How often do you find nutritional intervention without drugs successful in a course of treatment for metabolic syndrome?

You've got the power: Eat well: good portions, whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies. Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. These are powerful things you can do for not only metabolic syndrome but also preventing cancer and being healthy all over. High five on asking good questions and making great changes. You can do it, . ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,565 doctors shared insights

Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


2

2
Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to take nutritional supplements with prescription drugs?

Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to take nutritional supplements with prescription drugs?

Maybe: Emeritus professor edzard ernst from the university of exeter said: 'survey after survey shows that large proportions of the population are trying 'natural' remedies for illness-prevention, all sorts of ailments, diseases or for states of reduced well-being. 'most experts .. Agree that the potential for interactions is substantial" bottom line - check with your primary doc 1st! ...Read more

3

3
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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What basic considerations should a patient taking antipsychotics have regarding its diet/nutrition? (Very interested in Nutritional Psychiatry)

What basic considerations should a patient taking antipsychotics have regarding its diet/nutrition? (Very interested in Nutritional Psychiatry)

Significant: Most antipsychotics now prescribed (atypicals) carry large risks of wt gain and cholesterol problems. This means most patients I prescribe these drugs to will gain weight and have dyslipidemia. Eat and exercise accordingly. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Which is better for a 3 year old picky eater a multivitamin or pedisure nutrition drink? On top of nutritional meals

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
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

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What are the basic daily nutritional requirements?

What are the basic daily nutritional requirements?

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

9

9
What are the nutritional needs for adults every day?

What are the nutritional needs for adults every day?

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

10

10
Is there one food that satisfies all nutritional requirements?

Is there one food that satisfies all nutritional requirements?

None: There is no one super food. For good health, please have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; restrict intake of saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink of alcohol/day and exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

11

11
What is the recommended nutritional balance for adults over 65?

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

12

12
Are those ingredients and nutritional facts in soft drinks are real?

Are those ingredients and nutritional facts in soft drinks are real?

Probably: Along with tort liability for a false label, there's also laws against false labels that are enforced often enough to make these reliable. Soda pop is primarily marketing, with sugar or artificial sweetener, carbonated water, flavoring, maybe caffeine, dyes and preservatives. Sometimes they can hit the spot though there's nothing especially either nutritious or risky here. ...Read more

14

14
What are common nutritional benefits in honey?

What are common nutritional benefits in honey?

Nutrition Honey: There are many nutritional & health benefits to honey. Honey is packed with b vitamins and minerals. The health benefits include boosting immunity, soothing GI effects, antioxidant, throat soother, and anti-microbial. ...Read more

15

15
How can scientists determine the nutritional conpounds of foods?

Some pretty fancy: analysis. This is way outside of my wheelhouse. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutrition_analysis ...Read more

17

17
What are the nutritional benefits of the paleo diet for teenagers?

What are the nutritional benefits of the paleo diet for teenagers?

Paleo diet: The diet is rich in protein but is laking in cabohydrates, namely grains.Ifyou are involved in sports you will need an overload in carbs which this diet does not offer. ...Read more

18

18
What ar ethe specific nutritional needs of dementia patients?

What ar ethe specific nutritional needs of dementia patients?

Careful monitoring: A balanced diet with plenty of protein, dark leafy vegetables, and variety the loved one prefers. Keep in mind the signalling center of the brain may also be effected by the same pathology thus reducing the hunger/thirst drive. It's often subtle. More stimulating food smells(fresh baked bread?) and tastier foods are often better. Watch for choking. This may represent a need for a swallowing study. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Are nutritional boosts good for you?

Are nutritional boosts good for you?

No evidence: There is no evidence to support the use of these supplements to "boost" your performance. Don't waste your money. Instead consult with a nutritionist to develop a proper balanced diet. ...Read more

20

20
When is a nutritional cleanse helpful?

When is a nutritional cleanse helpful?

Poor nutrition: I am not sure what a 'nutritional cleanse' really means to you. Most of the 'advertised' cleanses have not been shown to be helpful, are promoted by nutrition quackery promoters, and can even be harmful. Your pocket book will also be adversely affected too. ...Read more