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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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I am a vegetarian and just became pregnant. How do I get my protein in? Are proteins shakes safe? I am 35. I have also stopped drinking coffee today.

I am a vegetarian and just became pregnant. How do I get my protein in? Are proteins shakes safe? I am 35. I have also stopped drinking coffee today.

Nutritionist: For something this important - I would encourage you to work with a nutritionist who is experienced with vegetarian diets. If you have a high caffeine intake - tapering off may be more comfortable. Congratulations. ...Read more

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Im 10 weeks pregnant, and have been drinking Atkins protein shakes in the morning. Should I stop drinking them?

Im 10 weeks pregnant, and have been drinking Atkins protein shakes in the morning. Should I stop drinking them?

More nutrients: You can continue to drink the Atkins protein shakes. You need 4 oz red meat 2 X/week to make sure that you are getting all of your essential amino acids and iron intake. Eat 5-7 servings of fruit / vegetables daily. You can juice the fruits / vegetables if that is easier than eating them. A high quality, nutrient dense diet greatly improves the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and baby. ...Read more

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What kind of shakes should you drink during the intervention period of the protein power diet?

What kind of shakes should you drink during the intervention period of the protein power diet?

Unsure: There are many different protein power diets you should check with your doctor about the ingredients or you' specific program for advice. ...Read more

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Do you think I should drink protein shakes or take any kind of diet pill to lose weight?

Do you think I should drink protein shakes or take any kind of diet pill to lose weight?

Probably No, NoMagic: Please lookup the "dshea act 1994". Food choices & quantities are the big issues in body fat regulation. Study: "how the government makes you fat" on reason.Com, "big fat lies" on youtube.Com, "stossel debunking food myths" on foxbusiness.Com, nusi.Org, dietdoctor.Com/about, dietdoctor.Com/lchf, lustig, fatchance.Html, attia, eatingacademy.Com, finney md, etc. ...Read more

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Is it ok for my 14-yr-old son to drink whey protein shakes in addition to healthy diet to help build muscle.He does mostly body weight workouts?

Is it ok for my 14-yr-old son to drink whey protein shakes in addition to healthy diet to help build muscle.He does mostly body weight workouts?

Yes, whey is safe.: However, you may want to look at the other ingredients to make sure there is not excessive amounts of sodium, sugar or caffeine in the product he is taking. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink whey protein shakes while pregnant?

Is it safe to drink whey protein shakes while pregnant?

Yes: It is safe. But remember to take your prenatal vitamins and maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more