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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Nutritional Support (Overview)

The nutritional quality of foods is deteriorating. In my opinion it is impossible to get all hundreds of essential nutrients that our body needs from foods alone. So taking several high quality nutrients (price matters!) daily is nutritional support.


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What is the definition or description of: nutritional support?

Essential nutrients: The nutritional quality of foods is deteriorating. In my opinion it is impossible to get all hundreds of essential nutrients that our body needs from foods alone. So taking several high quality nutrients (price matters!) daily is nutritional support. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Nutritional Support (Overview)

The nutritional quality of foods is deteriorating. In my opinion it is impossible to get all hundreds of essential nutrients that our body needs from foods alone. So taking several high quality nutrients (price matters!) daily is nutritional support.


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What app gives the best nutritional support?

What app gives the best nutritional support?

Probably..: "calorie counter, "available for iphone and android. I use it for in-office counseling of my patients. It is free. There are other good ones, but this works fine for nutritional support, particularly for my pts. With metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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Eat Healthier (Tip)

Eat Healthier

Read the calorie and nutritional information. A veggie or protein sampler is better than a scone! ...See more

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What to do to get the best nutritional support?

What to do to get the best nutritional support?

Healthy diet & supps: I am not sure what you are asking. The foundation of nutritional support is a healthy diet. No one diet is best for everyone but a diet emphasizing a variety of organic fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds & possibly organic dairy/eggs/meats in moderation is a good foundation (though it can be argued that a vegetarian or vegan diet might be healthiest for many). See comments for further advice. ...Read more

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If a delirious pt is suitable for IV fluid would he normally also be suitable for IV nutritional support? Obviously delirious pts can pull out tubes.

If a delirious pt is suitable for IV fluid would he normally also be suitable for IV nutritional support? Obviously delirious pts can pull out tubes.

Recommend Caution:: Suitable does not equate with either appropriate or effective. IV fluids easily/commonly overdone resulting in edema, sometimes deadly water overload. The important issues are the individual's life, mental status & motivations before becoming delirious, the reasons for being delirious along with what difference: beneficial, irrelevant or deleterious, the particular IV fluid/contents given produce. ...Read more

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Lose weight (Tip)

Lose weight

Join a walking group - it will make a commitment & provide company & support. ...See more

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If a delirious pt is suitable for IV fluid then would he usually be suitable for IV nutritional support? Delirious pts can obviously pull out tubes.

If a delirious pt is suitable for IV fluid then would he usually be suitable for IV nutritional support? Delirious pts can obviously pull out tubes.

No easy answer: There is considerable overlap in the terms IV nutrition and IV fluid. Delirious patients can sometimes be a danger to themselves and others. If a patient is so confused he/she is pulling out IV lines then the IV should be removed or the delirium should be treated. ...Read more

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Is there any special nutritional support for ovarian cysts?

Is there any special nutritional support for ovarian cysts?

Ovarian cysts: Nope, it would be nice if there was. Unless you consume a diet high in phyto-estrogens (for example), your diet will not affect ovarian function at all. Even if you do consume plant Estrogens and the like, it will affect your cycle in an unpredicatble way, not as 'support.'. ...Read more

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Lose weight (Tip)

Lose weight

Spending your days mindful of your health and healthy weight supports optimal health goals. ...See more

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Any natural remedies or nutritional support psoriasis?

Any natural remedies or nutritional support psoriasis?

Zinc & Biotin. Sun!: Both have been shown to be depleted by the rapid dermal/epidermal transit in pts with psoriasis. More zinc is utilized in the skin than any other organ. Biotin helps with scaliness and desquamation. I recommend 100mg of zinc gluconate and 7500mcg of biotin per day. Sunlight in moderation helps clear psoriasis, but getting sunburned can cause it to flare. ...Read more

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