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On a nutritional food label what does the cholesterol amount mean? Is that total, LDL or hdl?

On a nutritional food label what does the cholesterol amount mean? Is that total, LDL or hdl?

HDL or good: Cholesterol is metabolized into LDL or bad cholesterol eventually, thus the label cholesterol is neither at first. Most of our cholesterol is made by our own liver. Dietary intake accounts for 15-20 % of your lab values. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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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How come all the sunflower seed products not list vitamin E on the nutritional label?

How come all the sunflower seed products not list vitamin E on the nutritional label?

It is not....: It is not an fda requirement to label vitamin e content. If it is listed, it is the manufacturer's choice! ...Read more

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When the warning label on my medication I take says it will make me sun sensative what exactly does that mean? Does it mean im more prone 2 sunburns?

When the warning label on my medication I take says it will make me sun sensative what exactly does that mean? Does it mean im more prone 2 sunburns?

Yes: Many medications make you sun sensitive. This means you are more susceptible to sun burn and even other changes due to UV exposure. Tetracycline for instance can give you dark fingernails when exposed to sun. It is best to avoid unnecessary exposure while on the medication and use a good broad spectrum block with either zinc or titanium in the mixture. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a label says " manufactured in a facility that also produces wheat dairy and soy" does it mean the product also contains that?

Might have traces: It is letting you know that there could be cross contamination. If a person is very allergic or sensitive to any of those things there could be a reaction. ...Read more

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Im 13w pregnant. Ingredient label on my cheese says cheese not pasteurized but milk used to make it is. What does that mean? Is it safe?

Im 13w pregnant. Ingredient label on my cheese says cheese not pasteurized but milk used to make it is. What does that mean? Is it safe?

Uncertain: Most cheese is made with pasteurized milk and is safe. If your cheese is made with a combination of pasteurized and unpasteurized ingredients, i would recommend not eating it. ...Read more

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I don't understand the warning label for SSRI's in teens. When it says it can cause suicidal thoughts does it mean involuntary suicidal actions?

I don't understand the warning label for SSRI's in teens. When it says it can cause suicidal thoughts does it mean involuntary suicidal actions?

Increases risk but..: It's thought that there is increased risk of a teen committing suicide, esp.within the first few weeks of treatment; I'm not sure "involuntary" is the best word but it's thought many commit suicide who might not have if not on SSRI's due to increased suicidal thoughts & impulsiveness- see http://www.drugwatch.com/ssri/suicide/ However, most on SSRI's do not suicide & many are helped- see comment: ...Read more

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To make sure I am not consuming too many carbs or calories, does this mean I have to constantly look at nutrition labels of every single thing I eat?

To make sure I am not consuming too many carbs or calories, does this mean I have to constantly look at nutrition labels of every single thing I eat?

No: vegetables are low in calories and carbs. It would be virtually impossible to overeat in calories and carbs if you eat a vegetable predominant diet- At least half your plate full of veggies, snack on veggies. You will get full and get loads of nutrients. Then use portion control for the rest- 3 ounces of meat or chicken- is size of a deck of cards. 1/2 cup of starch is the size of a light bulb- ...Read more

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Why do chapstick labels say keep out of reach of children? I mean i get because they could eat the whole thing...But is it really that harmful?

Why do chapstick labels say keep out of reach of children?  I mean i get because they could eat the whole thing...But is it really that harmful?

Kind of: Chapstick itself is camphor, beeswax, and scents. Those are not harmful. A child could eat the chapstick and possibly aspirate it and choke, however far more likely is a child would aspirate the cap on the chapstick and have trouble breathing. ...Read more