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What does the food pyramid tell us?

What does the food pyramid tell us?

Which pyramid?: The pyramid has been replaced by "my food plate" by the usda. Although some improvements were made, i still don't believe this reflects optimal nutrition. I prefer this one: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02995/dr-weil-anti-inflammatory-food-pyramid.Html. ...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 will nutrition facts labels tell you about the nutrients in a food?

What will nutrition facts labels tell you about the nutrients in a food?

Pro, carb, fat: The tell you the amount of protein, saturated fat, carbohydrates, simple sugars, fiber, and the ingredients that make up the contents of the food, including calcium, and certain vitamins. Its not comprehensive or all inclusive by any means. ...Read more

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Help! exactly what is the food pyramid?

Help! exactly what is the food pyramid?

It is a visual plan: At The base represents larger amounts of food in that category and going from the bottom to the top the quantity of foods in each category less and less for each given day ...Read more

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Could you give me some information about the milk diet?

Could you give me some information about the milk diet?

Eat Healthy: I do not belive in any fancy diets..Like'milk diet'. I do not even know what it means. But i can tell you that milk is not necessary for adults..So stay away from regular milk...You can use 1% if you need to use it for your cereals etc. You can get all your proteins from non animal sources such as: eggs, nuts and soy products along with a supplemnt of fish. Avoid fats and keep sugar use to minimum. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does trace mean in the nutrition information?

Can doctors tell me what does trace mean in the nutrition information?

According to the FDA: The Food and Drug Administration, FDA, is responsible for the Nutrition Facts Label and does NOT define "trace amounts"; however, there are some exemptions for declaring ingredients present in "incidental" amounts, i.e., an amount that has no functional or technical effect in the finished product, but may be considered a food allergen. More info can be found at FDA.gov, search: food labeling. ...Read more

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What is sero-sangweous fluid (i know I spelt it wrong) can you give in depth info on the subject? Ty

What is sero-sangweous fluid (i know I spelt it wrong) can you give in depth info on the subject? Ty

Serosanguineous: Serosanguineous is usually a term that is applied to a surgical wound in the post-operative period. Literally a mixture of blood (sanguineous) and serous fluid (blood without red cells). It is common post-operative finding in areas that would continue to collect blood after the surgery is complete. The blood breaks down (the serous fluid). It is usually not serious and simple aspiration treats it. ...Read more

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Does overcooking food destroy the nutrients? Please, need some answers?

Does overcooking food destroy the nutrients? Please, need some answers?

Basically no: Minerals, proteins, carbonhydrates, fats, and most of the vitamins (except probably C) are not so much affected. There's a corrupt school of "natural healing " that emphasizes eating only raw ("live") rather than cooked ("dead") food. If you're interested in natural / metaphysical medicine, get with an evidence-based holist in your community. ...Read more

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How does the cost of healthy food compare to that of junk food?

How does the cost of healthy food compare to that of junk food?

Unfortunately: In many circumstances, "healthy" foods cost more than "junk" food. Some of this revolves around what comprises "healthy" foods versus "junk" food, as governmental subsidies allow for the food stuffs that tend to make up most of "junk" food cheaper than healthy foods! Just think about how massive a meal you can get at McDonald's for under six bucks or even less ! ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a better diet to follow the Atkins or the raw food diet?

Docs can you explain what is a better diet to follow the Atkins or the raw food diet?

Healthy foods diet: Eat fresh real food, not food from packages or mixes. Organic food, free of pesticides, is ideal. Eat brightly colored fruits and vegetables. If you eat meat, use it as a seasoning, rather than the main course. Avoid fried foods and sugar (added sugar, sugared drinks, alcohol, anything with high fructose corn syrup). Shop in the perimeter of the grocery store where the fresh products are located. ...Read more

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What kind of product to give an (SGPT) patient?

What kind of product to give an (SGPT) patient?

Liver finction: Please see a physician for a comprehensive exam a blood testing for liver disease (hepatitis) or gallbladder disease. I suggest no medication until cleared by your physician.Absolutely-no alcohol. ...Read more

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Please let us know the vegeterian Food diet to cure typhoid?

Please let us know the vegeterian Food diet to cure typhoid?

Typhoid fever: typhoid fever is caused by a bacterium known as salmonella typhi. There is no diet that will cure typhoid fever. Antibiotics are usually required. The typhoid vaccine can help prevent cases if you do not already have it. See your doctor promptly if you have symptoms consistent with typhoid fever, such as fever, abdominal pain, weakness, headaches, or a rash. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is digital health? Will apps really help us in the future?

What is digital health? Will apps really help us in the future?

Yes: Now we have info on our fingertips instead of going to library so once we extend our knowledge we can fine tune with apps. I use apps to figure out lab data and medication requirement, narcotic rotation calculations to name a few. ...Read more

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Can someone either tell me all the steps of how vitamin D is made in detail, or give me a link explaining it?

Can someone either tell me all the steps of how vitamin D is made in detail, or give me a link explaining it?

Few step process: the precursor of vitamin D is present under the skin once exposed to the sun is converted to 25 hydroxyl vitamin D that is subsequently converted by the parathyroid hormone ( PTH) with the help of the hydroxylase enzyme in the kidney to the active form 1-25 hydroxyl vitamin D which is responsible for calcium absorption in the gut and decreasing calcium excretion in unine ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the healthiest food in your opinion?

Could you tell me what is the healthiest food in your opinion?

No one: singular "healthiest" food. Remember the healthiest diet involves variety too. Also be careful about focusing too much on soley "superfoods". While many of them - particularly bitter dark green leafy veggies(spinach, kale, swiss chard, dandelion greens) - are quite healthy, a you can find nutrient dense foods in a variety of forms. ...Read more

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What kind of information does a CT tell about the brain?

What kind of information does a CT tell about the brain?

Many things: Ct can often tell if someone has a mass, hemorrhage or a stroke. It can also detect changes that come with aging. Inflammation and infection can also becdetected. ...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