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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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.


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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. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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.


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Dining Out (Tip)

Dining Out

Do ask for nutritional information guides or check menus online before going. ...See 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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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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Low Carb Diet (Tip)

Low Carb Diet

Avoid fruit and fruit juices. Both contain a lot of sugar and are nutritionally unnecessary. ...See 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 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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Dining Out (Tip)

Dining Out

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