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What would you recommend in your own patients food program (such as the government's recommended daily allowance)?

What would you recommend in your own patients food program (such as the government's recommended daily allowance)?

CDC recommendation: The government recommendation is good one. In general maintain a health weight, exercise, have a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats, no tobacco, no more than one drink a day and no recreational drugs. ...Read more

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Does multivitamins within Recommended Daily Allowance has positive effects on overall health?

Does multivitamins within Recommended Daily Allowance has positive effects on overall health?

Likely yes: There have been studies showing that for specific diseases, such as heart disease, taking vitamins didn't show a benefit. But these studies have been criticized. According to the Linus Pauling Institute(Named after the Nobel Prize winner) there IS evidence of significant deficiency of various minerals and Vitamins in many people. Daily Vitamin/mineral recommended SEE http://bit.ly/1L6Q8JR ...Read more

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How many carbs is the recommended daily allowance for a woman? I am 4'10" if that matters. Books do not seem to agree.

How many carbs is the recommended daily allowance for a woman? I am 4'10" if that matters. Books do not seem to agree.

KINDS of carbs: Most resources suggest between 45% - 65% of foods to be carbohydrates, but that doesn't mean all bread! you need to be smart about the type of carbs you eat also. Vegetables and fruits are carbohydrates, and if your blood sugar is "a little bit on higher side" you need to emphasize veggies and complex (not simple like sugar) carbohydrates. Here's a helpful calculator: http://tinyurl.Com/9q4pf8u. ...Read more

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What is recommended daily allowance of vitamin a?

What is recommended daily allowance of vitamin a?

Men vs women: For men, about 4000 units a day. For women, about 2400 units a day. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor, as high levels of vitamin a can cause birth defects. You also have to watch anti-aging creams, as they contain high levels of vitamin a. A balanced diet and a good multivitamin usually solves the problem. In pregnancy, take prenatal vitamins, as they usually have the correct vit a. ...Read more

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Does multivitamins taken daily within Recommended Daily Allowance has any side effects? I want to start taking a to z multivitamins and within RDA.

Does multivitamins taken daily within Recommended Daily Allowance has any side effects? I want to start taking a to z multivitamins and within RDA.

Minimal potential: If you follow the recommendations there rarely are side effects. The most common are stomach issues - burps, abd pain, sometimes diarrhea. If you have a sensitive stomach look for a vitamin that says enteric coated. Try to eat a balanced diet and drink lots of water as vitamins are best when from natural resources. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/multivitamin-side-effects.html ...Read more

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What's the recommended dietary allowance rda for zinc?

What's the recommended dietary allowance rda for zinc?

Depends on age: Recommended dietary allowances (rdas) for zinc [2] age male female pregnancy lactation 0–6 months 2 mg* 2 mg* 7–12 months 3 mg 3 mg 1–3 years 3 mg 3 mg 4–8 years 5 mg 5 mg 9–13 years 8 mg 8 mg 14–18 years 11 mg 9 mg 12 mg 13 mg 19+ years 11 mg 8 mg 11 mg 12 mg * adequate intake (ai). ...Read more

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What is the recommended dietary allowance for calories?

What is the recommended dietary allowance for calories?

Depends: Get your resting metabolism checked (measured or calculated) by a doctor or dietician who specializes in weight loss. They can then write a proper diet prescription. ...Read more

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What's the recommended dietary allowance for protein in breastfeeding?

What's the recommended dietary allowance for protein in breastfeeding?

Increase by 20-30%.: Breastfeeding increases your caloric consumption by 500-1000 kilocalories daily, therefore incease your protein intake accordingly by 20-30% compared to your baseline diet. ...Read more

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Is a date of conception due date calculator recommended?

Is a date of conception due date calculator recommended?

U can: Ask your OB he or she can figure it out based on how often your periods are and when u are due. ...Read more

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Is a due date calculator from date of conception recommended?

Your OB: Should be able to give you a due date by figuring it out on the pregnancy wheel and confirming that with an ultrasound, if you only had intercourse one time then it is 38 weeks after that intercourse, I am sure if you ask your OB , your OB can give u a wheel, i give them out all the time, we all get them for free. ...Read more