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refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Nutrition: Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. Avoid deli meats, pate, unpasteurized milk & imported. ...Read more
Most pasta is fine: Normal, healthy women do not have to alter their foods and drinks while they are pregnant, as long as their diet is a healthy, natural diet that doesn't contain items that aren't good for a developing baby (such as fish with higher mercury levels, etc...). Prenatal vitamins can be taken. Haven't heard of Spigadoro brand pasta, so don't know if there's anything special about it. ...Read more
Reduce weight: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Breast feeding also tends to make you lose weight too. ...Read more
Can Carnitine deficiency have adult onset or become symptomatic in a normal healthy person? If so what would cause it, liver is fine. Pregnancy, diet?
Yes : Primary carnitine deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder, with onset in infants, children or adults. In adults it usually occurs after a fast. The initial diagnostic lab is a plasma carnitine level. Some cases require more sophisticated tests. There are many other causes of carnitine deficiency, however, the most common in adults being an adverse side effect of statins. Why do you ask? ...Read more
1wk after light spotting i went to the ER to have a quantitative hCG count done. It came back 2.5 but the doc wants me to start a pregnancy diet. Why?
Good ?: Have no idea if u are not pregnant anything less than 5 is negative. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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