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Tell me some good nutrition for kidneys healths?

Tell me some good nutrition for kidneys healths?

Less protein: 1 gm /kg of body wt, protein restriction. Avoiding meds like Motrin, Ibuprofen, NSAIDs,Hydration, Treating gout ( avoid specific food), HTN, DM properly. ...Read more

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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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Need info on reliable info on HGH hormone?

Need info on reliable info on HGH hormone?

If you are in USA: If you are an adult in the usa, the first thing you need to know is that unless you have adult growth hormone deficiency it is illegal for you to use hgh, even from a real doctor. Hgh is the only drug in this country that is illegal to use off label. It is not under control of the dea, but under the control of the fda. Having said that, it is very helpful when used under the right conditions. ...Read more

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How is health, safety, and nutrition interrelated?

How is health, safety, and nutrition interrelated?

Many connections: Good nutrition is the foundation of health; it's impossible to maintain good long-term health without good nutrition; we all need to ingest adequate levels of all vitamins, essential minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids as well as phytonutrients and avoid toxic foods. Safety is also essential as unsafe activities can result in injury or death.Poor nutrition can lead to unsafe behaviors. ...Read more

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I am looking for online info in regards to purine rich foods?

I am looking for online info in regards to purine rich foods?

Try this website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=purine%20rich%20foods. Hope this helps address your concerns about gout-avoidance. ...Read more

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Can someone give me information on carbohydrate intake for diabetes?

Can someone give me information on carbohydrate intake for diabetes?

Broad topic: This is a broad topic that requires intensive patient education. Here are some basic principles. 1: less is better 2: spread whatever carbs you eat throughout the day. Your body may be able to handle small loads of carbs without making your sugars too high hope this helps you get started. ...Read more

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Tips about protein rich diet for women?

Tips about protein rich diet for women?

Same as for men. : You should eat a minimum of 1/2 gram per pound of body weight to 1 gram/lb if on a heavy exercise program! ...Read more

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I want information regarding disease? Is mayo site good?

I want information regarding disease? Is mayo site good?

Yes: The mayo clinic website is one of the places that i turn to for medical information. www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/homepage. ...Read more

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Workout(1.5 hrs, 1 muscle/day) in morning (with protein supplements and protein rich diet) leads to insomnia. Any explanations/suggestions?

Workout(1.5 hrs, 1 muscle/day) in morning (with protein supplements and protein rich diet) leads to insomnia. Any explanations/suggestions?

Working out: I'm not sure how it's possible to work out using only 1 muscle per day? I wonder what the contents of your protein supplement actually are -- some contain stimulating substances, which of course could lead to insomnia. Would also need to know what other medications, supplements, or drugs you might be taking. Do you drink caffeinated beverages? ...Read more

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Good diet for diabetic patient?

Good diet for diabetic patient?

Diet: It depends. It's not fasting for sure! you will need to work with a dietitian to get one established for you. If you are overweight, it is one, if you are normal weight person, it is different. There are many ada diets but again, each one needs to be individually tailored to your needs. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is nutrilite protein powder good for type 2 diabetes ?

Please help docs! is nutrilite protein powder good for type 2 diabetes ?

Can't hurt..: as long as it has no sweets!! but waste of money if eat balanced diet!! ...Read more

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What are good supplements to take? Is whey protein healthy?

What are good supplements to take? Is whey protein healthy?

Whey protein is: fine if it is made from organic or free-range cow milk. If not, it can contain hormones, antibiotics, etc. Peace and good health. A good quality multivitamin and mineral tablet is also good. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should COPD patients eat low/ high protein, carbs, fat diets? And why for each ? Also, what nutrients are beneficial to them? Thanks dr.!

Studies have shown..: A high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet may improve lung function. Fruits and whole grains may also help. As for nutrients, vitamin c, vitamin e, ?-carotene, and selenium intake may be beneficial due to being antioxidants. ...Read more

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Are Krill Oil & CoQ10 safe, and how much daily for heart health? Already taking Alive Multi Vitamin & CholestOff, is this too much daily?

Are Krill Oil & CoQ10 safe, and how much daily for heart health? Already taking Alive Multi Vitamin & CholestOff, is this too much daily?

There are no peer: reviewed randomized controlled studies to evaluate the efficacy safety or dosing for those supplements. If there were proven benefit from these then doctors would prescribe them. We are committed to improving your health. Why do you take Pantoprazole instead of baking soda? Because we have science to show it is safe, effective and well tolerated. ...Read more

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How do deca-durabolin, testosterone, creatine, protein supplements, and eating more help with muscle building?

How do deca-durabolin, testosterone, creatine, protein supplements, and eating more help with muscle building?

By stimulation: Anabolic steroids can stimulate the creation of muscle fibers when associated with diet and exercise. This would be an off label and probably illegal use of a controlled substance. ...Read more

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Strongly suspect B12 deficiency.How to cure/treat it w/o dr visit?Can't afford dr.Can I just take certain amt B12 daily?How much?Im 38,115 lbs,5'6.

Strongly suspect B12 deficiency.How to cure/treat it w/o dr visit?Can't afford dr.Can I just take certain amt B12 daily?How much?Im 38,115 lbs,5'6.

Don't self-diagnose: If you are a vegetarian, you need to supplement or you are likely to end up with brain damage. Even the vegan leadership acknowledges this. If you have self-diagnosed B12 deficiency from some other cause, then either you are wrong (and you have symptoms from some other cause which must be discovered) or you have pernicious anemia, for which you need injections to avoid brain damage. ...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)

What basic considerations should a patient taking antipsychotics have regarding its diet/nutrition? (Very interested in Nutritional Psychiatry)

Significant: Most antipsychotics now prescribed (atypicals) carry large risks of wt gain and cholesterol problems. This means most patients I prescribe these drugs to will gain weight and have dyslipidemia. Eat and exercise accordingly. ...Read more

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Which is better for a 3 year old picky eater a multivitamin or pedisure nutrition drink? On top of nutritional meals

Which is better for a 3 year old picky eater a multivitamin or pedisure nutrition drink?  On top of nutritional meals

Whole food vitamin : I like whole food vitamins that give you the equivalent of several servings of fruits and veggies. Good healthy foods should be presented with no ability to "place order" ( unless allergies ). Limit drinks as kids can fill up on milk and juice and not experience hunger. Make a healthy smoothie at home if needed. Find high calorie nutrient dense foods so do not need large quantity to be consumed. ...Read more

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Can a person live on nutritional drinks such as ensure for few months while having jaw/teeth surgery? Want to make sure I am getting enough nutrition

Can a person live on nutritional drinks such as ensure for few months while having jaw/teeth surgery? Want to make sure I am getting enough nutrition

Yes, but...: Unfortunately, the marketers neglect to warn the consumers about the huge risk to the patient's dental health. These products are loaded with sugar. In my elderly patients and those on mouth-drying meds, it is not uncommon to see new root cavities after routine use of these "nutritional supplements." moderation means variation--no one food/item is a panacea, and everything comes at with a risk. ...Read more

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Are nutritional boosts good for you?

Are nutritional boosts good for you?

No evidence: There is no evidence to support the use of these supplements to "boost" your performance. Don't waste your money. Instead consult with a nutritionist to develop a proper balanced diet. ...Read more

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When is a nutritional cleanse helpful?

When is a nutritional cleanse helpful?

Poor nutrition: I am not sure what a 'nutritional cleanse' really means to you. Most of the 'advertised' cleanses have not been shown to be helpful, are promoted by nutrition quackery promoters, and can even be harmful. Your pocket book will also be adversely affected too. ...Read more

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Which types of nutritional diets are there?

Probably hundreds: There are probably hundreds of different types of diets, and none works best for everyone (which is why so many exist). For a good overview along with links to much more detailed information, see here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/diets.Html. ...Read more

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What are the basic daily nutritional requirements?

What are the basic daily nutritional requirements?

400 charact not enuf: Too detailed to give full answer here. In brief, adequate fluid, protein calories, fat, carbohydrate (macronutrients), as well as essential vitamins and minerals (we don't make them, need them for growth, development, repair) which need to come from diet. About 40+ nutrients all told. Easily available info online; just google your question (get more specific re: age, sex, preg, etc-differs for all. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional pros and cons of coconuts?

What are the nutritional pros and cons of coconuts?

Depends on ripeness: Mature, "dry" coconuts have high fat content, a crunchy white pulp that can be made into coconut milk. It is abundant in medium-chain fatty acids. Young green "water" coconuts have a transparent, sweet jelly pulp and less fat, and a sterile liquid with electrolytes of similar concentration to human blood. This was used to rehydrate some soldiers during ww2 in the pacific, by intravenous infusion! ...Read more

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What are the nutritional needs for adults every day?

What are the nutritional needs for adults every day?

Varies!: There is too great a difference between the sexes, pregnancy, the young and old, and those with certain illnesses, and for those even on certain drugs. Their is a new field called nutrogenomics, which has identified vast differences between vitamin needs in humans. The most common needs: 8 glasses of water; 1g of protein per 2 lbs of body weight; and 20-24 grams of fiber for adults. ...Read more

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How can you analyze nutritional values in food recipes?

How can you analyze nutritional values in food recipes?

Recipe: There are several software programs and/or websites that can do the work of analysis for you. ...Read more

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Is there one food that satisfies all nutritional requirements?

Is there one food that satisfies all nutritional requirements?

None: There is no one super food. For good health, please have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; restrict intake of saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink of alcohol/day and exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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What is the recommended nutritional balance for adults over 65?

Unclear question: Nutritional balance can mean a lot of things. Here is an excellent book on good diet: http://michaelpollan.Com/books/in-defense-of-food/ beyond that, you can have basic testing for vitamin b, d, folic acid, complete blood count and metabolic panel. If there are any deficiencies noted, additional supplement s may be needed. ...Read more

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What should I do about poor nutritional decisions through my 20s?

Poor nutrition: You cannot undo your prior choices but you can concentrate on your future choices. Remember, the body has a miraculous ability to compensate for some unfavorable insults that we incur. ...Read more

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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

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Are those ingredients and nutritional facts in soft drinks are real?

Are those ingredients and nutritional facts in soft drinks are real?

Probably: Along with tort liability for a false label, there's also laws against false labels that are enforced often enough to make these reliable. Soda pop is primarily marketing, with sugar or artificial sweetener, carbonated water, flavoring, maybe caffeine, dyes and preservatives. Sometimes they can hit the spot though there's nothing especially either nutritious or risky here. ...Read more

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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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Can you please list an average person's basic nutritional requirements?

Can you please list an average person's basic nutritional requirements?

Nutritional needs: This one is really too big for 400 characters. But everyone needs the 3 basic nutritional fuels: proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats in sufficient supply for body maintenance. Also plenty of water daily. For more involved information than can be supplied in this small space, please see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/. ...Read more