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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How many nutritionists support the usda food pyramid?

How many nutritionists support the usda food pyramid?

I have no idea but..: I have no idea & don't know how to find out- like any area of medicine, there are many different philosophies/approaches to nutrition. I am sure many nutritionists support it but am quite certain that many find it lacking. The usda food pyramid is ultimately a political document designed by committee influenced by special interests. I much prefer http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is it actually healthy to follow the food pyramid?

Can you let me know is it actually healthy to follow the food pyramid?

Governement plate: I prefer the new government plate which is 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 plate as complex carbs, 1/4 as fruit and 1/4 as vegetables. You can also have 1/2 the plate as vegetables if you want. www.choosemyplate.gov. ...Read more

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Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults? Or do we all just follow the reg food pyramid?

Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults?  Or do we all just follow the  reg food pyramid?

No Pyramid: There is no such thing any more. The pyramid was absolutely and dangerously wrong. The recommended diet for all ages is now called a diamond. At the top is fats at 15% of calories. In the very big middle are proteins which should make up 60% of a calories. And at the bottom are carbohydrates, 25% of calories. ...Read more

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What is a healthy food pyramid?

What is a healthy food pyramid?

Balanced meals: You can look at the recommnended food plate or the old food pyramid...Basically though eating a variety of foods and a variety of colors is helpful. According to one nutritionist i know, she recommends eating at every meal one carb and 2 proteins or 2 carbs and one protein. We should all have leafy greens, fruits (anything that grows from a flower) and protein- which can come from many sources. ...Read more

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What is the healthy food pyramid vs plate?

What is the healthy food pyramid vs plate?

FDA guidelines: Food pyramid and food plate are fda guidelines for healthy eating. See this site for more information. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more

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Why are bread/grains still on the food pyramid?

Why are bread/grains still on the food pyramid?

Good question :-): Many people can tolerate grains and wheat breads, without difficulty. Some can be good sources of protein and other nutrients. If you're a person who doesn't tolerate these though, your own food pyramid would look different. Neurologist dr. David perlmutter has written a very interesting book about grains and the brain. http://tinyurl.com/mof6qj8 it provides some things to think about! ...Read more

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Please show a picture of the food pyramid and plate?

Please show a picture of the food pyramid and plate?

Her it is: I hope this the picture you asking about. Happy holidays. ...Read more

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What are the healthy foods on the whole food pyramid?

What are the healthy foods on the whole food pyramid?

Too many to count: Please refer to harvard medical school of public health's healthy eating plate and healthy eating pyramid for this: http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutritionsource/pyramid/ there's a wealth of information on this site, including all kinds of foods and where they fit on the pyramid. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the most nutritional way to eat? Following the food pyramid?

Mixed diet: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products and limited amount of fish and lean meats. Curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. Control the amount of food and exercise 30 minutes/day and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more

Food Pyramid (Definition)

Also known as the diet pyramid, the food pyramid is a pyramid-shaped plan which represents the number of servings to be eaten daily from each food group (vegetables, fruits, grains, oils, dairy, and meat). In 2011, the food pyramid was replaced by MyPlate, which is a more accurate depiction ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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