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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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Total Parenteral Nutrition (Definition)

Total parenteral nutrition is the term used to describe a nutritional formula that is administered through the veins. When the digestive system cannot be used due to inflammation, blockage, or absorption problems, individuals will receive all nutrition via an intravenous catheter. This is usually not the preferred method of delivering nutrition long term and is ...Read more


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45 yo male, exercise/nutrition fanatic. Finally getting more than a few gray hairs. Is there any nutritional or topical way to restore color?

45 yo male, exercise/nutrition fanatic. Finally getting more than a few gray hairs. Is there any nutritional or topical way to restore color?

Not yet!: Technically hair coloring is a topical solution but even as we begin to crack the secrets of cellular aging we've learned very little about loss of hair pigment . A better solution revolves around self image and how you truly appear to others. Don't underestimate the attraction to intelligent, strong, fit, wise, & distinguished appearing men. For many, lack of at least some grey is a deal breaker. ...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)

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

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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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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

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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

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Which types of nutritional diets are there?

Probably hundreds: There are probably hundreds of different types of diets, and none works best for everyone (which is why so many exist). For a good overview along with links to much more detailed information, see here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/diets.Html. ...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 pros and cons of coconuts?

What are the nutritional pros and cons of coconuts?

Depends on ripeness: Mature, "dry" coconuts have high fat content, a crunchy white pulp that can be made into coconut milk. It is abundant in medium-chain fatty acids. Young green "water" coconuts have a transparent, sweet jelly pulp and less fat, and a sterile liquid with electrolytes of similar concentration to human blood. This was used to rehydrate some soldiers during ww2 in the pacific, by intravenous infusion! ...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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How can you analyze nutritional values in food recipes?

How can you analyze nutritional values in food recipes?

Recipe: There are several software programs and/or websites that can do the work of analysis for you. ...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 should I do about poor nutritional decisions through my 20s?

Poor nutrition: You cannot undo your prior choices but you can concentrate on your future choices. Remember, the body has a miraculous ability to compensate for some unfavorable insults that we incur. ...Read more

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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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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

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Does using a nutritional cleanse have any health value for an adult ?

Does using a nutritional cleanse have any health value for an adult ?

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 more

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Can you please list an average person's basic nutritional requirements?

Can you please list an average person's basic nutritional requirements?

Nutritional needs: This one is really too big for 400 characters. But everyone needs the 3 basic nutritional fuels: proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats in sufficient supply for body maintenance. Also plenty of water daily. For more involved information than can be supplied in this small space, please see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Artificial Hydration And Nutrition (Definition)

I believe what you are asking is what is peripheral nutrition. Tpn (total parenteral nutrition) is the process of giving nutrients in their simplest form intravenously. This is usually done when the bowels can not be used, either temporarily ...Read more


Dr. Denis Halmi
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Dietitians/Nutritionists (Definition)

Dietitians/nutritionists are health professionals who prevent and treat illnesses through promoting healthy eating habits and recommending dietary changes. They plan food and nutrition programs, supervise meal preparation, and oversee ...Read more