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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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What is the possible risk/consequence of eating nearly every hour if you only eat nutritional foods, like raw veggies - cooked squash- fruit-tofu..?

What is  the possible risk/consequence of eating nearly every hour if you only eat nutritional foods, like raw veggies - cooked squash- fruit-tofu..?

Lack of a balanced life: Given all the wonderful things to do in this world, one should not try to eat something every hour. While this kind of behavior is not dangerous, it would certainly interfere with leading a healthy balanced life of work, play, exercise, sleep and eating. I would be worried about underlying anxierty/control issues if eating every hour would become one of my patient's priorities in life, and want to investigate further into why that patient would even want to try such a thing. ...Read more

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I'm a new vegan (4 months) and don't eat soy or tofu. What are the best sources of complete proteins (including combinations of foods)? Thank you.

I'm a new vegan (4 months) and don't eat soy or tofu. What are the best sources of complete proteins (including combinations of foods)? Thank you.

What fun awaits!: Lots of info - enjoy, but be careful. A start: -veggies, fruits -spirulina, 60-70% protein -quinoa, amaranth -bee pollen, 25% protein -beans, lentils -hemp http://www.Ordinaryvegan.Net/veganguide/ libraries will have books galore. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some high protein vegan foods, other than tofu? Would like to know the high protein, low fat ones.

What are some high protein vegan foods, other than tofu? Would like to know the high protein, low fat ones.

Beans, nuts, seeds: All beans, lentils and chickpeas are good sources of protein, as are nuts & seeds. Hemp seeds contain as much protein as any food and it is a "complete" protein rich in essential fats. Quinoa is the highest protein grain. Seitan from gluten is also high in protein. While nuts and seeds do have some fats, these are relatively healthy fats. See nutrition/protein. ...Read more

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Looking for high protein vegan foods. What percent of tofu (regular square blocks, medium or hard type) is protein, fat, and carbohydrate?

Looking for high protein vegan foods. What percent of tofu (regular square blocks, medium or hard type) is protein, fat, and carbohydrate?

Beans, nuts, seeds: 1 cup of tofu has 20 grams protein, 10 grams of fat & 4 grams of carbohydrates. All beans, lentils and chickpeas are good sources of protein, as are nuts & seeds. Hemp seeds contain as much protein as any food and it is a "complete" protein. Quinoa is the highest protein grain. Seitan from gluten is also high in protein. See http://www.Vrg.Org/nutrition/protein.Htm for more info. ...Read more

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Is tofu really healthy? I am switching to a whole food plant based diet to combat my depression and anxiety, I am seeking help and on Zoloft (sertraline).

Is tofu really healthy? I am switching to a whole food plant based diet to combat my depression and anxiety, I am seeking help and on Zoloft (sertraline).

Tofu is fine: if you do not havve any hormonal imbalancces. It can produce estrogen. If not, it will provvide lots of protein. Peace and good health.Frying it a bit tastes better. ...Read more

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What are medical foods?

What are medical foods?

FDA says....: According to the fda, medical food is "a food which is formulated to be consumed or administered enterally under the supervision of a physician and which is intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements, based on .. See below. ...Read more

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What are functional foods?

What are functional foods?

See below: Functional foods are foods that have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition. Proponents of functional foods say they promote optimal health and help reduce the risk of disease ...Read more

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What makes you fat in foods?

What makes you fat in foods?

Extra calories: When u take more calories than you burn, it gets stored as fat. ...Read more

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Are there skin clearing foods?

Are there skin clearing foods?

Healthy food: Food is not usually a trigger for acne but the skin does respond to eating fruits and vegetables and avoiding processed foods, junk foods, or fried foods. A healthy diet is good for all your organs (heart, kidney, skin etc). ...Read more