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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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What nutritional supplements are good for children?

What nutritional supplements are good for children?

Balanced diet: If the child is consuming a well balanced diet, no supplements are needed in an otherwise normal child. If the child has any health issues that may require supplements, that should be discussed with her/his doctor. ...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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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

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How does the nutritional content of frozen and canned vegetables differ?

How does the nutritional content of frozen and canned vegetables differ?

Read labels.: Fresh frozen vegetables usually retain more nutrients, but it depends on the form. The package labels will tell you. All canned vegetables are not alike either. Even salsa can end up with no nutrients at all from over-processing. Read labels, if it has no vitamins, fiber, or protein, it is basically junk. Some canned fruits and some juices have no vitamins at all and are just overpriced candy! ...Read more

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