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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,215 doctors shared insights

Nutrition (Overview)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential functions necessary for thriving.


Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,215 doctors shared insights

Nutrition (Overview)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential functions necessary for thriving.


Dr. Karen Dantin
Board Certified, Family Medicine
31 years in practice
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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Buck Parker
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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Tip)

Eating a Low-Carb Diet

Avoid fruit and fruit juices. Both contain a lot of sugar and are nutritionally unnecessary. ...See more

Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Board Certified, Dentistry
26 years in practice
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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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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Lisa Rankin
Board Certified, ADHD and Autism
19 years in practice
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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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Dr. Buck Parker
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11 years in practice
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Dining Out (Tip)

Dining Out

Be picky for good nutrition; be frugal in quantity; pass on appetizers & desert. ...See more

Jin Packard
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
1 years in practice
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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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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
29 years in practice
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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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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dining Out (Tip)

Dining Out

Do check the nutrition information of the food items. Don't eat unknown dish. ...See more

Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
22 years in practice
6M people helped
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