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Daily Nutrition For Adult Male
I am 18 male and having frequent dizziness & weakness
i am having daily nutritional suppliments.
Is there any better treatment?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i exercise even though i'm underweight and don't meet the daily nutritional requirements? If so, which specific exercises should I do?
Would exercise be counterproductive for an underweight person if he did not meet the daily nutritional intake? What if he did meet the requirements?
It is ALWAYS good: Jason, I am a physician who supervises the health of athletes. A fair number of elite track-and-field athletes are "underweight" by the books. There is no reason whatever to strive to meet some beancounter's definition of "healthy". If you're exercising, your body will give you a better sense of what you really need to be eating. You can't gain mass while you're starving; eat sensibly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to take nutritional powders on a daily basis?
Could it have chemical poisoning or anything like that?
Nutritional facts on food show recommend daily allowance for all expect sugars and protein. How many grams the daily safe limit do you recommend.?
Protein: Take your weight in pounds and divide by 2.2 (that gives you your weight in kilograms. The average adult needs about 0.8 to 1gram of protein per kilogram of weight. As for sugar.... Wheither simple sugar or complex carbohydrates- for a typical diet, about 15- 20% of the calories from protein, 60-65% of the calories from carbohydrates, whole grains and fiber rich products instead of simple sugars. ...Read more
What nutritional supplements can I take to maximize weightlifting strength for a middle-aged male?
MUSCLE PROMOTING: Muscle production is best done by physical stimulation. This gives the body a signal to make more muscle. Weight lifting accomplishes this purpose but it can be done even more effectively, and with less risk of injury, by using static contractions. This will help to increase strength for reps and weight. Supplements that help with muscle growth include l-carnitine, dhea, testosterone, and hgh. ...Read more
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