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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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What is a healthy diet plan for a 15 year old female?

What is a healthy diet plan for a 15 year old female?

2000 calories a day: Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. ...Read more

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What's a safe, effective and quick diet for a 18 year old female? Be more specific than eat healthy and exercise.I want lose 10-15 pounds.

What's a safe, effective and quick diet for a 18 year old female? Be more specific than eat healthy and exercise.I want lose 10-15 pounds.

Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Also see comment:. ...Read more

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I am 26 yes old, i was 295 lbs. What is a healthy diet to lose 120-130 lbs in a year?

I am 26 yes old, i was 295 lbs.  What is a healthy diet to lose 120-130 lbs in a year?

Eat less ; exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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What sort of healthy diet should be followed by a 1 year old baby?

What sort of healthy diet should be followed by a 1 year old baby?

Natural whole food: Most babies are on table food by 12 months and take 3meals plus a couple of snacks and milk 2-3 times a day. The best diet for a baby is food that "looks like it did when it came out of the ground, " in other words, as natural and unprocessed as possible. Meats, cheese and unsweetened yogurt are also good. ...Read more

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What is a healthy diet for 6 year old diagnoised withadd not on meds?

What is a healthy diet for 6 year old diagnoised withadd  not on meds?

Diet and ADHD: There is no "special" diet for kids with add/adhd. They should eat an all-around healthy diet just like any other kid. There are a lot of old wives tales out there about sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, various food colorings/dyes - none of these elimination diets have been found to do anything in particular for kids with adhd. They should drink plenty of water, high fiber, refrain form caffeine. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an extremely healthy diet for most 19 year old guys?

I need to know what's an extremely healthy diet for most 19 year old guys?

Paleolithic: If health conscious, he may like the paleolithic diet (see thepaleodiet.Com) avoiding processed foods and sugar. This is good for everyone. Other components are more controversial but I have found very helpful in practice. You will usually not be successful in getting a reluctant family member to change eating habits unless you 1) eat the diet you recommend 2) stop buying the processed foods. ...Read more

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What daily supplements are recommended for a 28 year female who is following a healthy diet and exercising 3-4 times a week?

What daily supplements are recommended for a 28 year female who is following a healthy diet and  exercising 3-4 times a week?

Good mulitvit, Vit D: It is best to get vitamins from your diet, but the majority of americans do not get enough vit a, e, d, folic acid, calcium & magnesium from their diets & over 1/3 are deficient in c, zinc & b6. Thus, unless you have an exceptionally healthy diet it is wise to take a high quality mulivit. With about 5000 iu of d in fall & winter(year-round if you wear sunscreen or avoid sun).Please see my comment:. ...Read more

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I 23 year old male, healthy diet and get a cold every month. I am concerned i get too many infections . What you think ? I do have chronic stress

I 23 year old male, healthy diet and get a cold every month. I am concerned i get too many infections . What you think ? I do have chronic stress

Stress weakens you: Your main problem is stress-- these germs are having a field day at your expense. When under stress the body is weaker, as you've proved to yourself here over and over again. I highly recommend u do everything to change this. Quit your job, meditate, pray, exercise, get sunlight... Do something! Not to scare u, but bigger problems can arise later if u go on living like this... ...Read more

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My eleven year old granddaughter has had significant weight gain (40 to 50 lbs) in the last year. She eats a healthy diet and does not overeat. ?

My eleven year old granddaughter has had significant weight gain (40 to 50 lbs) in the last year.  She eats a healthy diet and does not overeat. ?

What is BMI: More important than just her weight is her bmi, which also takes into account her sex and height based on her age. Quite honestly, a weight of 50# does not seem ecessive to me, but i would have to know her height as well. She is likely starting her pubertal growth spurt, and the weight gain may be totally appropriate. There are several good sites online to check bmi's for kids - check that first! ...Read more

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I am a healthy 45 year old male. I regularly suffer from constipation which can last 2 or 3 days. I do not take any medication for it and it seems to resolve itself. I try to eat healthy and have fibre in my diet and drink plenty water. advice please?

I am a healthy 45 year old male. I regularly suffer from constipation which can last 2 or 3 days. I do not take any medication for it and it seems to resolve itself. I try to eat healthy and have fibre in my diet and drink plenty water. advice please?

Constipation: Fluid intake in critical drink about 2-3 liters /day and also vegetables like greens, sweet potatoes, strawberries, avocados . Grains like bran while helpful in moderation if eaten too much can be constipating as well ...Read more

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Why are my hemoglobin levels too low to donate blood? I am a 23 year female. Healthy diet. My hemoglobin level was at a 11.5. I have donated blood previously and been told my hemo levels were low. My last period was two weeks ago

Why are my hemoglobin levels too low to donate blood? I am a 23 year female. Healthy diet. My hemoglobin level was at a 11.5. I have donated blood previously and been told my hemo levels were low. My last period was two weeks ago

Usually menstruation: In otherwise healthy females with good / "normal" diets, it is usually from excessive menstrual blood loss. This can often be improved upon by a multivitamin with iron (prenatal vitamin with iron works well), dark leafy greens, and occasional red meat. May want to discuss with your gyn to see if needs controlled. ...Read more

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Iam 19 years old , what is the healthy diet for me to do gym?

Iam 19 years old , what is the healthy diet for me to do gym?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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I want to loss weight my weight is 81kg and my height is 65cm and my age is 21 years old what a healthy diet I can do to lose 27kg in a 8 month's?

I want to loss weight my weight is 81kg and my height is 65cm and my age is 21 years old what a healthy diet I can do to lose 27kg in a 8 month's?

Lifestyle changes: Eat small balanced meals every 2-3 hours consisting of a whole,unprocessed foods such as a lean protein, veggies, and healthy fat (eg - avocado) Reduce your starch/carbohydrate intake from breads/pasta as low as possible. Daily exercise to increase calories burned throughout the day is important to maintain good health as well. Last, reduce calories by limiting drinks with calories-water is best ...Read more

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5"2 18 yr old female who struggles to gain weight despite eating a lot. Now that I'm trying to have a healthy diet I've started losing weight?

5"2 18 yr old female who struggles to gain weight despite eating a lot. Now that I'm trying to have a healthy diet I've started losing weight?

Do not worry: you have that special metabolism that burns calories despite eating anything you want. the most important thing you can do is eat a balanced diet, exercise modestly and get plenty of sleep. avoid energy drinks and smoking to ensure optimal health Don't worry as you get older a slower metaboism will probably appear and you will wonder about how you can avoid gaining weight ...Read more

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