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Doctor insights on: Preschool Age Food Pyramid Information

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Is eating prepackaged food health for any age group?

Is eating prepackaged food health for any age group?

Somtimes: You can always find healthy choices in any setting, be it at home, restaurants, or prepackaged foods. With so much increase in awareness, there are lot of choices available in every food group including organic foods. With a little effort in reading the labels and a little common sense, you will find healthy foods. Good luck! ...Read more

Food Pyramid (Definition)

Also known as the diet pyramid, the food pyramid is a pyramid-shaped plan which represents the number of servings to be eaten daily from each food group (vegetables, fruits, grains, oils, dairy, and meat). In 2011, the food pyramid was replaced by MyPlate, which is a more accurate depiction ...Read more


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What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?

What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?

Definite increase: There is a strong connection between junk food advertisements and eating habits. Fast food and especially soft drink commercials are also very strong culprits contributing to childhood obesity. Data showed that the beverage industry spent more than $3 billion/yr marketing to kids. One of three kids are currently at risk for obesity. Regulations are being developed to curb this practice. ...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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2 1/2 yrs old hypractiv son. Severe eating problems as he drinks milk only. Pl guide to change his eating habits so that he takes solids.

2 1/2 yrs old hypractiv son. Severe eating problems as he drinks milk only. Pl guide to change his eating habits so that he takes solids.

This is complicated: I think you need a pediatrician or pediatric psychologist's help. One thing i can help here is that many kids who drink a lot of milk have iron deficiency. Interestingly iron deficient kids do not want eat solids. Once we treat them with iron, their personality changes and they start eating regular foods. I would recommend that you take your son to a doctor to test if he is iron deficient or not. ...Read more

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Might eggs play any roles in a healthy food diet?

Might eggs play any roles in a healthy food diet?

Healthy diet: Yes, they are an excellent source of protein & other nutrients. One egg contains 6 grams of protein and some healthful unsaturated fats. Eggs are also a good source of choline, which has been linked with preserving memory, and lutein and zeaxanthin, which may protect against vision loss. ...Read more

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Does endocrinologist learn in school, that type 1 diabetics base their food, medical, and housing needs on income level like government lawmakers?

Does endocrinologist learn in school,  that type 1 diabetics base their food,  medical,  and housing needs on income level like government lawmakers?

Not exactly: Endocrinologists learn to provide the best and most appropriate treatment and prevention possible -- however our best efforts are sometimes thwarted by government and insurance company policies. We look at the problem for totally different viewpoints. ...Read more

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Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults? Or do we all just follow the reg food pyramid?

Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults?  Or do we all just follow the  reg food pyramid?

No Pyramid: There is no such thing any more. The pyramid was absolutely and dangerously wrong. The recommended diet for all ages is now called a diamond. At the top is fats at 15% of calories. In the very big middle are proteins which should make up 60% of a calories. And at the bottom are carbohydrates, 25% of calories. ...Read more

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What delicious vegetarian recipes provide the most calories?

What delicious vegetarian recipes provide the most calories?

Agree w Dr. Baker: Check www.choosemyplate.gov, foodnetwork.com, WWW.health.com, allrecipes.com, www.bhg.com, www.eating well.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.foodnetwork.com and others for food info & healthy meal and recipes ideas. ...Read more

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What is the age limit for kids to drink Carnivor Mass ?

What is the age limit for kids to drink Carnivor Mass ?

Shaving daily: Carnivore Mass is safe to use when you need to shave your face daily to keep it smooth. ...Read more

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Is outbreak of autism in somali refugees linked to their eating gm relief foods?

Is outbreak of autism in somali refugees linked to their eating gm relief foods?

Hard to say: There are increasing data that point to gene alterations in those with autism that can originate in the egg or sperm prior to fertilization.What would cause that to happen and what the timing would be is an unstudied area. Over the next decade or two we may find a definite source, but for now we remain lost. The shift from early childhood to prenatal or pre-conception exposures is most confusing. ...Read more

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No mom since 3yo, grew with dad only during puberty, ate junk food alot, stress a lot, delay puberty, smoked hookah for 2y, 5'7, dad's 5'9, stunted growth?

No mom since 3yo, grew with dad only during puberty, ate junk food alot, stress a lot, delay puberty, smoked hookah for 2y, 5'7, dad's 5'9, stunted growth?

Height growth: Height growth can be a product of genetics as well as environmental factors. There isn't much you can do to change the past, but you can focus on being healthy now. Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, get adequate sleep and avoid drugs/alcohol/and smoking. Some boys have a second smaller growth spurt after their teens, but that depends mostly on family history. ...Read more

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Have an 18M old daughter. She's eating more and more grown up food. What is the optimal balance of vitamins and minerals for her age. Planning meals:)?

Have an 18M old daughter. She's eating more and more grown up food. What is the optimal balance of vitamins and minerals for her age. Planning meals:)?

Healthy eating: It is best to focus on types of foods rather than specific vitamins and minerals. Most vitamins and minerals can be found in a wide variety of foods. If your child is eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and good protein sources, she is going to have no problem getting sufficient vitamins and minerals. If she only eats chicken nuggets, she would need a multivitamin. ...Read more

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Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

Does a childhood Hib vaccine fulfill the meningitis requirement at most u.S. Colleges?

No: Colleges are worried about epidemic Meningococcal disease and related sepsis and meningitis. Hib meningitis is a problem of infancy and childhood and rarely if ever hit college kids before we had the vaccines. ...Read more

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Love our g.i.but looking for new ideas. 22mo gtube fed boy losing weight. 12.2 on aug7, 10.6 today. 1000cal/day. GTube4aspirtion. Help?

Love our g.i.but looking for new ideas. 22mo gtube fed boy losing weight. 12.2 on aug7, 10.6 today. 1000cal/day. GTube4aspirtion. Help?

Weight loss: in an infant or toddler is worrisome. Are there other symptoms/explanations? Different scale? W/WO clothes or wet diaper? Diarrhea or other illness in the last few weeks? Is child able to take oral foods as well? 1000 calories sounds like a somewhat low calorie intake for 12.2 kg child, so supplementing with oral food or a higher calorie feeding would be first before looking for other causes ...Read more

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What vegetarian recipes provide the most calories?

What vegetarian recipes provide the most calories?

Those high in fat: The foods that provide the most calories are fats. The vegetarian foods richest in fat are nuts, cheese and eggs, so recipes that feature those ingredients will have the most calories. For an extensive collection of vegetarian recipes see www.Vegetariantimes.Com/. ...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