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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

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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Are nutritional counseling for eating disorders helpful?

Are nutritional counseling for eating disorders helpful?

Yes: In my experience with patients with eating disorders it is essential to have both a counselor to help deal with the control issues and a nutritionist with experience specifically in eating disorders. So yes yes yes such counseling is helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is diabetes a nutritional disorder?

Can you tell me is diabetes a nutritional disorder?

Depends: The correct answer to this question depends on the perspective of your instructor. Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disease that destroys the islets; a few people think cow's milk triggers it but they're now a small minority. Type ii is genetically programmed and expresses itself better in the obese and sedentary. Classic nutritional disorders are vitamin / mineral / protein deficiencies. ...Read more

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Any nutritional supplements or treatment for Parkinson's disease?

Any nutritional supplements or treatment for Parkinson's disease?

Yes, Absolutely!!: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds ate needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Good supplements: coq10, mvi, b-complex, folate, asa. ...Read more

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Which nutritional supplements have been recommended for people with huntington's disease?

Which nutritional supplements have been recommended for people with huntington's disease?

High calorie diet: Several supplements have been tested in huntington's patients, but no significant advantages have been found. A high calorie diet improves well-being because huntington patients consume much energy with their increased movements. The best non-pharmacologic care remains a safe, padded environment and support for depression and suicidal tendencies. ...Read more

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How often do you find nutritional intervention without drugs successful in a course of treatment for metabolic syndrome?

How often do you find nutritional intervention without drugs successful in a course of treatment for metabolic syndrome?

You've got the power: Eat well: good portions, whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies. Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. These are powerful things you can do for not only metabolic syndrome but also preventing cancer and being healthy all over. High five on asking good questions and making great changes. You can do it, . ...Read more

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Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to take nutritional supplements with prescription drugs?

Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to take nutritional supplements with prescription drugs?

Maybe: Emeritus professor edzard ernst from the university of exeter said: 'survey after survey shows that large proportions of the population are trying 'natural' remedies for illness-prevention, all sorts of ailments, diseases or for states of reduced well-being. 'most experts. Agree that the potential for interactions is substantial" bottom line - check with your primary doc 1st! ...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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I have a strange sensation on the tip of my tongue, it is notnumbness or tingling. I don't have any nutritional deficiency, my lab work was normal and I get regular allergy shots/medicines. What could be the cause of the strange sensation?

I have a strange sensation on the tip of my tongue, it is notnumbness or tingling. I don't have any nutritional deficiency, my lab work was normal and I get regular allergy shots/medicines. What could be the cause of the strange sensation?

Good question?: That's a very broad question and not easily answered over the internet without knowing your complete medical and dental history and being able to personally examine you. Honestly, merely giving you a list of possibilities is not helpful nor will it solve your dilemma. If no one has been able to answer your question, see an oral surgeon, dentist trained in oral medicine, or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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