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What Is The Difference Between Optimum Nutrition Malnutrition
What are some current nutritional issues, such as obesity or malnutrition, that might affect preschoolers?
Obesity: Weight issues even in young children are on the rise. Our society has a lot of cheap, easy access, calorie-dense and nutrient-poor foods available and many are marketed to children. Did you know that the largest toy distributor is actually a fast food chain? Give our kids real foods and avoid giving them sugar-sweetened beverages including juice. ...Read more
I'm not sure but our: Expert panel will surely know! Good luck! ...Read more
The fat balance!: The new heirarchy is monosaurated fats (peanut, olive, canola), satuated fat (coconut), polyunsaturated fat (safflower, corn). ...Read more
Calories: The white has the protein, the yellow as the healthy omega three fats and cholesterol and thus more of the calories of the egg. Both are needed for a healthy diet. The body shuts off from making an unhealthy cholesterol in the liver, when it derives cholesterol from a natural healthy source as eggs. ...Read more
None: These are essentially equivalent. More time gets wasted in discussions of "healthy eating" then perhaps anything else in health. Maintaining your level of physical fitness is much more important for an ordinary person than obsessing over food choices. My sixth sense tells me you already know this. ...Read more
Wholemeal bread replaced white bread in nutritional value. Now wholegrain bread has taken over. Is there a lot of difference between the last two?
Is there any nutritional difference between outdoors grown and greenhouse grown tomatoes, since almost all are now greenhouse grown?
Yes: Unfortunately our food supply is not what it used to be. Hothouse vegetables often do not contain the expected nutrients. The critical difference is that crop rotation and soil rest are necessary for the produce to contain nutrients. ...Read more
Whole grains: type of carbs (4 Cal/gm). Eg would be bread or pasta. Generally do not contain vitamins or minerals.
Vegetables: provides type of carbs as well, though more specifically they have more dietary fiber (Stuff that helps lower cholesterol and keep regular bowel movements). Also are relatively high on vitamins and minerals.
Ideally, make a colorful plate - spinach in pasta with EVOO. ...Read more
Fats more calories: Fats are more energy dense- they have 9 calories per gram compared to 4 calories per gram in carbohydrates and proteins. ...Read more
Hi. .. I just discovered I am deficient in chromium and selenium. .. My research has led me to trying brewer's yeast as a nutritional supplement. .. I'm struggling understanding the difference between brewer's yeast and nutritional yeast. .. I believe the
One is heated.:
Nutritional yeast and brewers yeast are from the same organism saccharomyces cerevisiae. The organism is heated and deactivated in nutritional yeast products,
and it not with brewers yeast. Most people find brewers yeast bitter secondary to the alcohol and hops it comes from, although there are companies that claim there
brewers yeast are fermented cleaner. Both are geat sources for nutrients. ...Read more
Malnutrition? Doc said that I was lacking nutrition and pointed out the lines I have in my nails. What should I eat to get my necessary nutrients?
How much percentage height growth is determine by genetics, family history. If a child is not malnutrition and take normal nutrition is ok for growth?
Nutrition needs sex: Yes and I can detail if we do 2nd opinion. ...Read more
There are many: Adverse health effects of poor nutrition in children, such as poor growth, obesity, poor weight gain, more frequent infections, poor brain development, poor bone health, decreased ability to focus in school, decreased energy and therefore decreased ability to exercise enough/properly, among others. ...Read more
Yes: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more
What’s the life expectancy of someone with gastroparesis? (With no notable sings of bad nutrition at all)
Depends on underlyin: Life expectancy's hard to answer; it depends on the patient's underlying conditions (cancer? autoimmune disease? diabetes? neurologic diagnosis?) more so than on gastroparesis per se. Gastroparesis just means that the food transits slowly. It says nothing about whether the food is nutritive, or if the nutrient absorption is poor. So nutrition may be good in gastroparesis. TTYD or HealthTap Prime. ...Read more
Several causes: Some people do not absorb enough vit d from intestines because of bowel abnormality called malabsorption (celiac disease and cystic fibrosis). The major cause is lack of sunlight which assists in vit d production. Because of all the protection of skin against sunlight to prevent skin cancer, people have become too protected. Vit d supplements are available, but 15 min sunlight exposure /day is good. ...Read more
TNTC: Too numerous to count- poor nutrition can lead to any vitamin or mineral deficiency and their consequent problems. Eating right can resolve the problem ...Read more
Can bad nutrition (i don't eat very well) and being skinny affects the growth of body or growth of beard? . 21 years old male.
Yes: Inadequate nutrition can affect growth. Zinc is especially needed for hair growth. In adequate dietary zinc could lead to poor hair growth. However, at age 20, you probably have grown as much as you will. Malnutrition of nutrients such as Iron, calcium, zinc, can affect your body's ability to function. ...Read more
Yes: That is one cause, another cause is a problem with absorbing food. A third cause is a problem with metabolizing the right food. So for example, a person with inflammation of the gut, may eat healthy foods and not absorb them due to inflammation in the intestines. Celiac and Crohns are two examples, and can be tested for. ...Read more
If you were compelled to spend 3 days completely without sleep/poor nutrition, what is the best tactic? Food, sleeping technics, preparation, supplements?
Avoid it: Having been on call a lot in my life, I can tell you that staying awake for 72 hours straight will increase your goofy-titer. Any decisions you make after 24-36 hours are likely to be stupid ones, with slowed reaction time too. You may also hallucinate. Truck drivers, airline pilots, and even military people know to rest and feed themselves. It may be in shifts, but rest is essential. ...Read more
Is it possible to miss or have a late period because of a combination of too much stress and poor nutrition?
Yes: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Can poor nutrition lead to diabetes? As in low calories and lots of water everyday. Will the blood panel tests and urine tests show any abnormalities?
Yes: Being overweight and inactive can lead to insulin resistance and eventually to type two diabetes. Try to maintain a healthy weight for your age and height. try to be physically active. Eat a healthy diet which minimizes processed foods and includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Unlikely the issue: Head size is usually determined by genetic factors from one or both parents. In some, brain abnormalities or syndromes that result in poor development of the brain structures will result in less natural push to create a larger skull. These patients are significantly impaired. ...Read more
Can poor nutrition and moderate alcohol consumption cause high protein in urine and can it be corrected by getting healthy?
See doctor: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it is imperative that you see your doctor to determine the cause of protein in urine, as it can be an early sign of kidney disease. Poor diet and alcohol may not explain the finding. ...Read more
Male, 31, smoker, poor nutrition, VERY stressful job. Dx shingles. Is his immune system compromised, do what to prevent reoccurrace?
Vaccine: Check with your doctor as you might benefit from a vaccine for that ...Read more
Can muscle wasting make you significantly weaker? I'm finding my physical job much harder after weight loss due to poor nutrition went fr 167 to 150
Energy deficit: You need to make sure that you are giving your muscles enough fuel. At your weight and doing physical work you should be eating around 200 grams of carbohydrates per day for energy. Then you also need about 80-90 grams of high quality protein and as much healthy fat (like olive and coconut oil) as your body wants. ...Read more
Can u list what may stunt my growth: stress, depression, poor nutrition, physical abuse, daily hookah smoking, mother loss at age 2? I might stunt it?
What is stunted?: Your physical growth can be stunted by growth hormone deficiency or nutritional deficiencies or just the genes you inherited. Your psychological growth can be fixated (stunted) by loss of the mother, physical abuse, and pot and alcohol abuse. Why don't you start working in therapy on those things you have control over. It's hard enough on men who are short. It's even harder on immature men. ...Read more
If you had a long standing infection, with frequent alcohol use and poor nutrition- could these all contribute to hair loss after certain amt of time?
Poor nutrition: Mal nutrition- means poor nutrition, it can mean not enough protein, not enough carbohydrates and or not enough fats in the diet. All of the above are needed for a healthy body. Under nutrition can also lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, such as iron poor anemia. The best plan is a well balanced diet, with a variety of foods- eating in moderation, from each food group-= ...Read more
Many things: Poor intake of food, inadequate absorption, increased requirements as during inflammation and infections. Absorption conditions that can lead to malnutrition for example, include, celiac, crohn's and colitis. Increased losses may be seen in maldigestion such as pancreas problems- diabetes, - where you don't metabolize sugar and carbohydrates in your body without the help of insulin. ...Read more