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If I want to grow faster what should I do with my diet nutrition?

If I want to grow faster what should I do with my diet nutrition?

Balanced diet: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low in saturated fats, will promote normal growth. Diet will not accelerate the growth and it is not a good idea to try to do that even though some medications have the potential of accomplishing that. ...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


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How can nutritional substitutes affect a balanced diet?

How can nutritional substitutes affect a balanced diet?

Sugar: Sugar substitutes fool the brain into thinking and wanting to get sugar. You get used to sugar. The best place to get sugar is from natural sources as fresh fruit, not from artificial sweeteners. The artificial sweeteners can lead you to crave more sugar than you would if you had them from natural sources. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional benefits of the paleo diet for teenagers?

What are the nutritional benefits of the paleo diet for teenagers?

Paleo diet: The diet is rich in protein but is laking in cabohydrates, namely grains.Ifyou are involved in sports you will need an overload in carbs which this diet does not offer. ...Read more

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If you have a good nutritional diet does it make your skin look healthier and generally nicer, and what is a good balance of food types to eat?

If you have a good nutritional diet does it make your skin look healthier and generally nicer, and what is a good balance of food types to eat?

Good balance: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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What workout routine and/or nutritional diet advice is there to help increase definition?

What workout routine and/or nutritional diet advice is there to help increase definition?

Interval training: The best form of exercise you can do is a combination of cardio and strength training, called interval training. Cardio and light weights you gain muscle and increase your overall fitness. I use the nike training club app on my phone. There are likely interval classes at your local gym. For nutrition, stick to basics. Low carbs, moderate protein and fat. Interval exercises will give definiti. ...Read more

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Can I meet all my nutritional needs on a plant based diet with a b12 supplement?

Can I meet all my nutritional needs on a plant based diet with a b12 supplement?

Also need D and...: All vegans need B12, ideally as methylcobalamin. Everyone in North America (except the deep South), vegan or not, needs Vit D in fall and winter, at least 5000 iu/day;most is from sheep wool but vegan forms available (though the sheep aren't harmed). Many need EPA/DHA; some folks can make it from hemp/flax oil but many can't; vegan sources available. I advise everyone take a multivit.-see comment: ...Read more

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210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

Not enough calories: If you drop caloric intake too drastically - you will actually eat up a lot of muscle and drop your metabolic rate. This is NOT a healthy way to lose weight. Consider working with a nutritionist so that you can do this in a healthy way. Take care. ...Read more

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I take citalopam, is there an over-the-counter diet pill and/or nutritional drink I can take?

I take citalopam, is there an over-the-counter diet pill and/or nutritional drink I can take?

Balanced diet: Your best bet is a reduced calorie/fat diet and an exercise plan. However, orlistat (sold under the brand, Alli) is available over the counter in the US which might help. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I weigh 264 lbs and i wanna go on a juice diet so how much juice should I drink a day i tried eating nutritional food like a lot of fiber, small meals but it seem not to work.

I weigh  264 lbs and i wanna go on a juice diet so how much juice should I drink a day i tried eating nutritional food like a lot of fiber, small meals but it seem not to work.

There : There is not a simple answer to this question. A healthy juicing program is not about drinking a lot of juices from the can instead of eating food. There are many different juicing plans with goals that may vary from detoxifying the body naturally, losing weight to assisting with a large variety of health conditions. Juicing is also not a permanent approach when it is used as the sole source of calories. It is time limited (unless you are just using juicing to add healthy, fresh juices to your normal diet). Juicing can have extraordinary health benefits - when done correctly. Before starting any juicing plan, it is important that you discuss it with your doctor, to ensure that it will not be problematic for you. For instance if a diabetic person drank lots of fruit juice, they might have serious problems with their blood sugar. Juicing requires preparation. First, you will need a juicer. There a number of types of juicers, most often you will see juice extractors being used. (they extract the juice from the pulp). A regular blender will not replace a juicer (even though there are some juicers that work through pulverizing). There are many juicing recipes depending on the purpose you are juicing for. Juicing includes fruits and vegetables (emphasis on the word vegetables). It is best to juice with organic produce, as residual pesticides can be harmful to your health. The produce needs to be washed and chopped before you juice it. You need to be knowledgable about produce because not all parts of all plants are safe to eat (i.e., rhubarb leaves/ apricot pits). In order to get the most important benefits from juicing (enzymes); you will need fresh produce, which has not been cooked or frozen. You may need protein supplementation or supplementation with specific vitamins or minerals depending on your juicing plan. I am sure that you have figured out from what I have already said, that a juicing plan for weight loss is more complex than finding out how much juice to drink per day. I recommend that you do not engage in a juice fast or a juice weight loss regiment until it has been planned out. Many of the major medical centers, now have alternative/ complementary medicine clinics with providers who may have expertise in juicing. Juicing can be remarkably beneficial but if this doesn't sound like something you are interested in, you might consider having your doctor refer you to a nutritionist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doctor i am 20 years old and i take valporic acid for past 5 years can it permanently effect fertility can i just stopped taking this medicine my sezuire is cure but my doctor change my medicine to 500 mg to 250 mg i take healthy and nutritional diet b

Hi doctor i am 20 years old and i take valporic acid for past 5 years can it permanently effect fertility can i just stopped taking this medicine my sezuire is cure but my doctor change my medicine to 500 mg to 250 mg i take healthy and nutritional diet b

Valproic & Fertility: There is not great evidence whether it is epilepsy itself or to antiseizure drug treatment that may lead to lower fertility. Valproate has been linked to an increased risk of polycystic ovary disease, a leading cause of infertility in woman. Most important thing is contraception/family planning while on and working with a neurologist for med management when deciding to have children. ...Read more

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My mother is in desperate need of a nutritional drink without vitamin k, she is a heart patient and cannot have vitamin K in her diet, thank you.

My mother is in desperate need of a nutritional drink without vitamin k, she is a heart patient and cannot have vitamin K in her diet, thank you.

On coumadin (warfarin)?: Is your mother taking coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) a blood thinner? If so, her doctors might warn her against vitamin k because it could oppose effects of the coumadin (warfarin). As dr. Levy correctly says, vit k is essential to life. The idea is to be consistent with intake, so that bleeding times will be predictable & Coumadin (warfarin) dose remains stable too. Consulting with a nutritionist may help you find specific products. ...Read more

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Which nutritional supplements should my child take to grow taller?

Which nutritional supplements should my child take to grow taller?

Well balanced diet: For most people, your potential height is genetically predetermined and cannot be positively affected by diet. However, malnutrition can certainly affect growth negatively. Most experts (mds, nutritionists, etc) recommend a well balanced diet, with adequate protein, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals. Fad diets and expensive supplements are not necessary and may be harmful. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the nutritional content of fast food compared to healthy food?

What is the difference in the nutritional content of fast food compared to healthy food?

Fast food: too many calories, too much fat, too much salt, not enough potassium to mention a few. You can go to say McDonald's web site and see all the details on what is in everything they serve. ...Read more

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What nutritional supplements should my child take to help her grow taller?

What nutritional supplements should my child take to help her grow taller?

Common question: The best way to assure a kid reaches their tallest height includes proper nutrition (balanced diet), proper rest, exercise and good health.There is no supplement, stretches,exercises, etc. that makes you taller than your genes let you grow. The expected final height is the average of her parents less 2.5 inches. (+/-)Once girls hit 16-17 their growth centers close & linear growth ends. ...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