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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


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What are the benefits of keeping a food diary if you have gastroparesis?

What are the benefits of keeping a food diary if you have gastroparesis?

Food list: Food diary is very helpfull for gastroparesis to see which food makes you more bloated and takes more time to empty so that you avoid those food. ...Read more

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What to do if I have started a food diary and need a little advise on trying to eat healthier?

What to do if I have started a food diary and need a little advise on trying to eat healthier?

Read labels: Only allowed 2 gm of trans fat, and 20 gm of saturated fats per day. Avoid fast food and soda. Watch the movie 'supersize it' and you will realize what not to do. Take a online nutrition class the one offered by copper institute and you will be well on your way. Diet is only one of the pillars, exercise is the other. They go hand in hand. ...Read more

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I want to stop taking my diet pills. How can I stop without gaining the weight back? Not at goal weight, but I do exercise at a gym and keep food diary

I want to stop taking my diet pills. How can I stop without gaining the weight back? Not at goal weight, but I do exercise at a gym and keep food diary

Discuss this with Dr: Tell your doctor you'd like to stop and follow the recommended plan for doing so. Ask for or find a good nutrition plan for your particular needs and continue the exercise. It might require patience, but you can do it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's any food diary app that tracks your nutrients and alerts you if you are low in one?

Help! need to know if there's any food diary app that tracks your nutrients and alerts you if you are low in one?

App tracker food: the best is myfitnesspal. Give it a try. Very easy and most comprehensive. But for most detailed tracking you will need to pay a fee. So see how you like the free part first. ...Read more

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Constant back & lower abdomen pain. Worse in mornings but constant always. Bad whenever I eat, not specific foods- checked with food diary. No pattern?

Constant back & lower abdomen pain. Worse in mornings but constant always. Bad whenever I eat, not specific foods- checked with food diary. No pattern?

Constant GI pain??: Doesn't sound good to me. Need a good GI work-up. Think stomach(ulcer, cancers), pancreas, liver, kidneys, intestines. Need to get thorough history, physical examination, and laboratory and see where to go from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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Vomiting daily. Endoscopy clear biopsy showed gastroenteritis. Food diary didn't help. On Zofran (ondansetron) but no relief. 10 years old. Going on for yrs. Next?

Vomiting daily. Endoscopy clear  biopsy showed gastroenteritis. Food diary didn't help. On Zofran (ondansetron) but no relief. 10 years old. Going on for yrs. Next?

Abdominal migraine?: An uncommon cause of frequent vomiting, with normal growth and no obvious causes, may be abdominal migraines or cyclic vomiting syndrome. It can be treated with a migraine med- periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) is sometimes used. This is not common, but my son actually had it when he was 11. Resolved completely with medication. You may need to consult a pediatric neurologist for this. ...Read more

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I'm having diarrhea and can't eat diary food.what food is suitable when having diarrhea?

I'm having diarrhea and can't eat diary food.what food is suitable when having diarrhea?

Depends on: If this diarrhea is new or chronic. If chronic you need to determine why you are having diarrhea. If it just started avoid foods that are high in fats and proteins as they tend to be more difficult to digest, which is why the BRAT(bananas rice apples sauce toast) is often recommended. This diet can be short of many nutrients so don't use it long term and make sure you are getting salt replacement ...Read more

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I get really gassy when I eat or drink certain foods I think it breads and diary ?

I get really gassy when I eat or drink certain foods I think it breads and diary 
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Intolerance: You may have gluten intolerance or dairy intolerance. Try taking away one of these food groups, items at a time for at least 10 days and see if there is any difference. ...Read more

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How do i find a god healt app/tracker/diary for Android (methyltestosterone)? All in one app. Sleep, walk, helth, medicin, food etc

How do i find a god healt app/tracker/diary for Android (methyltestosterone)? All in one app. Sleep, walk, helth, medicin, food etc

No great app alone: Particular in regards to sleep tracker, the app alone programs without an associated externalized tracking device, are rather inaccurate(even the best app SleepCycle). Your best best is probably picking up a Fitbit or Jawbone and using their respective companion app. ...Read more

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Can gluten-free, diary-free diet help with autism symptoms? How accurate are the food allergy tests? What allergy tests do you recommend for autism?

Can gluten-free, diary-free diet help with autism symptoms? How accurate are the food allergy tests? What allergy tests do you recommend for autism?

No/none: Sometimes you can track down the genetic misinformation that triggers autism with a special chromosomal microarray study.The more we study the human genome the more we find information to explain these issues. Special diets and food allergy profiles have a cult following, but positive results are based more on social media testimonials. A good workup by a developmental pediatrician is worthwhile ...Read more

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After having open ventral hernia and a vac pac i can't eat diary, fried or greasy food without getting nauseous and sometimes throwing up.What can it b?

After having open ventral hernia and a vac pac i can't eat diary, fried or greasy food without getting nauseous and sometimes throwing up.What can it b?

Gallstones?: Classically the symptoms you describe would suggest a biliary cause like gallstones? These may be unrelated to your hernia surgery. An ultrasound could rule those in or out for you. Best to follow-up with your surgeon to see whether this is related to the hernia or a completely separate issue. ...Read more

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Which multivitamin is best if you have multiple food allergies with soy fish diary products egg nuts please reply ?

Which multivitamin is best if you have multiple food allergies with soy fish diary products egg nuts please reply ?

ALLERGY-FREE IS BEST: Many companies make products that are "allergy-free". Drug store products are lowest quality and should be avoided. Health food stores have a higher level of quality but check labels and use reputable companies. Professional products are usually the highest quality. Food sensitivities are well understood by alternative physicians who treat delayed (igg) as well as immediate (ge) allergies, . ...Read more

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I've atopic dermatitis with white flaky itchy scalp when i don't eat soy fish diary nut my symptom get disappear my prick test food allergy is negative?

I've atopic dermatitis with white flaky itchy scalp when i don't eat soy fish diary nut my symptom get disappear my prick test food allergy is negative?

Avoid them: I am please something is helping your eczema. The relationship between food allergies and eczema is not well understoo. I would just encourage you to continue doing what works.D. ...Read more

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When i eat diary produtcs and patato i get itchy scalp and thin hair but when don't eat symptoms get disappear prick test of food allergy is negative?

When i eat diary produtcs and patato i get itchy scalp and thin hair but when don't eat symptoms get disappear prick test of food allergy is negative?

Great Detective work: The hardest part in diagnosing adverse reactions to foods is to tie in the right food with the symptoms. You have already found the offending foods. It doesn't matter that the skin test is negative. It appears that your symptoms are too mild to elicit a positive prick skin test or the antigen may have been changed when the testing material was prepared. Continue to avoid potato and dairy. ...Read more

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I've atopic dermatitis i get flaky itchy scalp, bloating dry skin when i eat diary nuts soy pulses fish how to treat becoz i can't eat 90% foods ?

I've atopic dermatitis i get flaky itchy scalp, bloating dry skin when i eat diary nuts soy pulses fish how to treat becoz i can't eat 90% foods ?

Doubt food allergy: As an adult, it is doubtful that you have so many food allergies to different foods that cause you eczema flares. You need to see an allergist and get tested, to identify your triggers, you may hae environmental triggers that you do not know of, rather than food allergies. ...Read more