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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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What is a balanced diet?

What is a balanced diet?

Diet: We now know that there are some specific scientifically sound truths about what we should be eating. Your diet should consist of 1800 calories and be made up of the following: 60% of your calories should be from protein sources 25% of the calories should be from carbohydrates 15% of the calories should be fats. ...Read more

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Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

How old is baby: A baby less then 4-6 months of age should be receiving appropriate nutrition if being provided right amount of formula or breast milk. In an infant between 6-12 months of age, a mixture of milk/formula and solid foods provide good nutrition. Please avoid any processed (junk) foods - provide vegetables, protein and grains. ...Read more

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What's the balanced diet of an adult?

Depends: Different schools of thought as to what is considered balance. The best diet is probably the mediterranean diet which consists primarily of vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, whole grains, a little olive oil and occasional meats and wine. I say choose wild salmon over the meat, avoid the wine if you don't already drink, and you can stay healthy. Avoid all whites: sugar, flour, rice, pasta. ...Read more

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What should I eat for a balanced diet?

What should I eat for a balanced diet?

A variety of foods: Healthy diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. Surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. Eat some protein with each meal. ...Read more

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Must my child eat a balanced diet every day?

Must my child eat a balanced diet every day?

Good luck trying: The balanced diet is an adult idea, & a good one to practice for your lifetime.However it is a bit impractical when you deal with kids. Breast milk is balanced, but get past weaning & you must deal with a kid with his/her own ideas about eating. I like to look on kids from the vantage point of a balanced week rather than meal or day. Before school age their brain directs their cravings & does ok. ...Read more

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Factors to consider when planning a balanced diet?

Factors to consider when planning a balanced diet?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com or www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health, including weight loss. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a balanced diet?

What exactly does it mean to have a balanced diet?

Balanced: A balanced diet simply means that you eat many different types of foods in moderation. ...Read more

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What happen when a person does not a balanced diet?

What happen when a person does not a balanced diet?

Deficiency: Micronutrient deficiencies will tend to happen. These can adversely impact your short and long term health. ...Read more

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Can you guide on having a balanced diet and the good habits?

Can you guide on having a balanced diet and the good habits?

No single best but:: No single diet is best for everyone but most folks should eat mostly vegetables, fruit, nuts & seeds with moderate use of dairy & eggs.If you desire meat use in moderation. Minimize sweets, starches & fried foods. Avoid sodas & artificial sweeteners. Avoid excess alcohol. Don't smoke. Stay physically & mentally active. Get enough sleep. Relax/meditate. Be kind, live by the Golden Rule.Be here now. ...Read more

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