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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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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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I don't like onion and garlic ..Can this affect my health ? Is there other food that can give me the same nutritional value ?

I don't like onion and garlic ..Can this affect my health ? Is there other food that can give me the same nutritional value ?

Yes: There are many other foods that can give you the nutrition you can get from onions and garlic. Eating a wide variety of foods is the best way to assure yourself you are getting the protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals that you need. ...Read more

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How strongly do our nutritional decisions affect the health of our digestive system?

How strongly do our nutritional decisions affect the health of our digestive system?

Food affects GI: Consider the beneficial effects of live-lactobacillus yogurt when compared to the detrimental effects of some processed foods containing nitrates. Choose mindfully. Avoid fasting because of the overeating imbalance seen after the fast. Favor fresh, whole foods grown locally. ...Read more

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How do good nutritional decisions affect oral health?

How do good nutritional decisions affect oral health?

Avoid excess sugar: A diet in reduced sugar will help your overall health. Many drinks, such as sports drinks and sports gels contain large amounts of sugar and are not good for your oral and general health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me herbal teas best for health, nutritional value?

Can you tell me herbal teas best for health, nutritional value?

No one best tea.: See: http://www.webmd.com/diet/tea-types-and-their-health-benefits?page=2

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Which is now the top plan of action for improving nutritional health concerning vitamin d?

Which is now the top plan of action for improving nutritional health concerning vitamin d?

Eat more foods with: Vitamin d in them such as fish (look at labels since most d is added) and take an inexpensive generic supplement like 2000 units of d3/day. ...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)

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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