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Balanced vegetarian diet chart for an adult male?

Balanced vegetarian diet chart for an adult male?

VEGETARIAN DIET: Balance veggie diet consist of eating all legumes or leafy vegs. Beans, squash and other yellow veggies, carrots, etc. ...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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Adult immunization schedule: what are the basic recommendations for normal healthy adults?

Adult immunization schedule: what are the basic recommendations for normal healthy adults?

See below: For someone who has had all recommended childhood vaccines the following are recommended for adults: dt (diphtheria tetanus) every 10 years, with 1 dose of dtap (diphtheria tetanus pertussis); hpv (3 shots) for women and men under 26; shingles for adults 60 and older (once); pneumococcal at 65 or older (once); and flu every year. Ask your doctor if you're at risk for other preventable infections. ...Read more

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Is milk healthy for adults?

Is milk healthy for adults?

Yes: Milk is healthy for children, as well as adults, as it is rich in calcium and vitamin d. There are different options from a fat content standpoint so adults have a choice between non-fat, 1%, 2% or full fat. Young children should only be given full fat milk as their developing brain needs the fat. Consult with your doctor if you have questions. ...Read more

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How to take regular dosage of spirulina for adult and 17+ child for obseity and gaining weight.?

How to take regular dosage of spirulina for adult and 17+ child  for obseity and gaining weight.?

1-8 grams/day: Researchers studying spirulina's effects on health have used a variety of doses, ranging from 1 to 8.4 g daily. Spirulina has not been proven effective for any medical condition, and there are significant safety concerns involving all forms of blue-green algae. ...Read more

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Is adult breastfeeding good for health?

Is adult breastfeeding good for health?

Clarification...: If you are asking whether there are health benefits for an adult who drinks breast milk, i would say the risks outweigh the possible benefits. Certain infections (such the HIV virus and others) can be transmitted via breast milk. I would stick to my other milk choices (cow, goat, soy, rice, etc.). ...Read more

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What are the requirements needed for adult immunizations?

What are the requirements needed for adult immunizations?

Many adult vaccines: Hepb vacc for adults who may come in contact with blood or injection needles, or have others risks. Hepa vacc for adults who travel abroad, or have other risks. Hpv vacc for adults who are young women, or have other risks. Tdap vacc for adults who have contact with children, or are due for a tetanus booster. Annual flu vacc is recommended. Other vaccines include shingles, pneumonia, typhoid, etc.. ...Read more

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Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

No there are not: No there are no mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Why is school-based health care advantage for poor kids?

Why is school-based health care advantage for poor kids?

Lack of care and f/u: One advantage of school based health care is that kids who ordinarily would not go to the doctor or dentist can receive appropriate medical care. This includes children who may be uninsured or under-insured. ...Read more

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Daily caloric intake for 58 year old female who is 5'6". Thx.?

Daily caloric intake for 58 year old female who is 5'6". Thx.?

Roughly 10cal/pound: The typical basal metobolic need is about 10 calories/pound/day. So, if you are just sitting in oneplace all day, the daily need for 150lbs person = 10x150=1500 calories. This 1500 cal is just keeping the 150lbs person even in 24 hours. If you are active, doing things etc...Then you will need more and this varies depending on level of activities you do. Good luck. ...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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Is nutrition to teens imporant?

Is nutrition to teens imporant?

Extremely: Nutrition is extremely important to teens. Their bodies and brains are still growing! in fact kids gain about 20% of adult height and 50% of adult weight during adolescence. Adolescent boys need 2, 500-2, 800 per day, while girls need around 2, 200 per day -- provided in the form of lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and fruits and veggies. Make junk food "alternatives" like baked fries. ...Read more

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The best multivitamin for 45y old man?

The best multivitamin for 45y old man?

None: Unless you have known deficiencies in most of the vitamins in a multivitamin, or have a very restricted diet, you will probably get no benefit and may cause other medical problems. If you have a specific vitamin deficiency, then take that specific vitamin. Otherwise, save your money and exercise more. Exercise is better than multivitamins for a person with diabetes. ...Read more

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Is the new health coverage for dependent adult children in effect?

Is the new health coverage for dependent adult children in effect?

Depends: Your best source of a specific answer is the source of your insurance. Although the law may allow you to cover a child or children to a specified age, it may require that you call in and add them to an existing policy before they are covered. ...Read more

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Is optimum nutrition bcaa 5000 fine for 16 years old teen?

Is optimum nutrition bcaa 5000 fine for 16 years old teen?

Not really known: Such supplements are not studied enough by researchers because these supplements are not fda-approved drugs for treating particular disorders. Nobody knows for sure what may happen if a teen takes performance-enhancing supplements. So, it is best for all young athletes to train and build their bodies the natural way, with healthy foods, avoiding sports supplements or body-building supplements. ...Read more

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Bmi and average weight for a 5'10" female?

Bmi and average weight for a 5'10" female?

130-170 pounds.: By BMI calculations, your weight should be in the 130-170 range to be considered healthy. Granted the BMI is not an ideal index as it doesn't take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) or coincident medical conditions. But that would be your range strictly based on your height. ...Read more

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Are there special dietary requirements for prepubescent gymnasts?

Are there special dietary requirements for prepubescent gymnasts?

Adequate nutrition: Athletes require adequate nutrition to replenish their baseline requirements as well as what they use for exercise. Gymnasts need adequate nutrition to avoid complications of osteoporosis, amenorrhea and other problems associated with low body weight. Adequate protein is also required for muscle building and tissue repair. ...Read more

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At what age should a person switch from children's to adult's vitamins?

At what age should a person switch from children's to adult's vitamins?

Never: A number of recent studies have raised serious questions about taking multi-vitamins. You or your child should not be taking synthetic vitamins, or any supplements for that matter unless advised by a doctor for a known deficiency. You and your child are better off with a full diet of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains, and wild salmon. Spend your money on real foods not hype. ...Read more