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Can you tell me the most common nutritional disorders in children?

Can you tell me the most common nutritional disorders in children?

Obesity, malnutritn: If you want two, obesity is #1 while malnutrition is number 2. With a 3rd of kids overweight by kindergarten and most with problems unrecognized or ignored by parents, it will continue tobe the biggest nutrition problem in the country for decades. ...Read more

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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


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What nutritional supplements are good for children?

What  nutritional supplements are good for children?

Balanced diet: If the child is consuming a well balanced diet, no supplements are needed in an otherwise normal child. If the child has any health issues that may require supplements, that should be discussed with her/his doctor. ...Read more

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Which nutritional supplements should my child take to grow taller?

Which nutritional supplements should my child take to grow taller?

Well balanced diet: For most people, your potential height is genetically predetermined and cannot be positively affected by diet. However, malnutrition can certainly affect growth negatively. Most experts (mds, nutritionists, etc) recommend a well balanced diet, with adequate protein, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals. Fad diets and expensive supplements are not necessary and may be harmful. ...Read more

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How can I encourage my child to take nutritional supplements?

How can I encourage my child to take nutritional supplements?

Do Not: Why should they. These are unnecessary in a healthy child. I would never use them without consulting your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What nutritional supplements should my child take to help her grow taller?

What nutritional supplements should my child take to help her grow taller?

Common question: The best way to assure a kid reaches their tallest height includes proper nutrition (balanced diet), proper rest, exercise and good health.There is no supplement, stretches,exercises, etc. that makes you taller than your genes let you grow. The expected final height is the average of her parents less 2.5 inches. (+/-)Once girls hit 16-17 their growth centers close & linear growth ends. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on moringa olfeira? I've heard it's great to boost supply and nutritional value of mothers milk but i also read that women of child-bearing age shouldn't take it?

What's your opinion on moringa olfeira? I've heard it's great to boost supply and nutritional value of mothers milk but i also read that women of child-bearing age shouldn't take it?

Not well-studied: It is great for mother to provide breast milk to their infants. There are many health benefits for both involved. However, I do not recommend substances like moringa olfeira because of the lack of data. Does it help, i'm skeptical; could it harm either the baby or mom, not worth the risk. Disclaimer: I am a physician-scientist who likes data. ...Read more

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Child gets chronically tired in winter and lacks energy, falls asleep during the day and behaviour gets poor.Was tested for nutritional deficiency- ?

Child gets chronically tired in winter and lacks energy, falls asleep during the day and behaviour gets poor.Was tested for nutritional deficiency- ?

Malaise: If a child has seasonal problems, address possible seasonal allergies. Perhaps, there are increased molds or mildews in your house if you have a basement and your area has a lot of rain in the winter. Also, a lack of vit d may cause symptoms of depression. I would limit artificial light after sunset: no tv, computer, or cellphone use. I would increase exercise to maximize sleep quality. ...Read more

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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

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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)

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 more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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