Our daughter who is 4 seems to have less than normal bowel movements sometimes going without for 4 to 5 days.

Our daughter, who is four, seems to have less than normal bowel movements sometimes going four to five days without. The last couple of bowel movements have been hard and we have seen traces of blood in the stool. Our pediatrician has prescribed Dulcolax, a stool softener, twice daily with no real success. The...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have stomach or intestinal problems?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have stomach or intestinal problems? The Medical Nutrition and Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provide medical nutrition therapy based on your diagnosis. Dietitians often have their own private practice nutrition counseling services in addition to services provided...

I began having pains in my abdomen and thought I was constipated.

I am writing to you because I am at my wits end! Several weeks ago, I began having pains in my abdomen. At first, I thought I was constipated and the pain was being caused by constipation. But my bowel movements became more normal and the pain persisted. I next thought that the pain...

I have searched the Internet for a list of foods for a bland diet.

I have searched the Internet for a list of foods which would be on a bland diet. Can you help me? I would greatly appreciate the diet. Prior to 1991, bland nutrition therapy was used to treat gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), ulcers (sores in the stomach or intestines) and reflux esophagitis (inflammation of...

My girlfriend says her doctor told her she had a high level of yeast in her system.

My girlfriend says her doctor told her she had a high level of yeast in her system. She says that has been normal for her. What would I like to know is what kind of food should I prepare for her to help keep her healthy? We are both 50 years old and active. We...

Candida does exist and will continue to exist.

It is pathetic and unfortunate that a doctor of your claimed stature instantly diagnoses people over the internet who have valid nutritional deficient diseases. Your intentions, I am sure are humane, yet you (as all your "medical science" brethren do) erroneously lump individual nutritional problems into easy "scientific" categories. Candida does exist and will...

Could you please send information for a woman who has recently had stomach surgery and a diet requiring only soft, non-fibrous foods?

Could you please send nutritional information for a woman in her 70's who has recently had stomach surgery and has been placed on a diet requiring "only soft, nonfibrous foods"? Thank you You can check the calories and nutrients for yourself on the Healthy Body Calculator®. Click on the calculator link in the upper left...

My stomach is quite inflamed and am still experiencing pain with discomfort.

I have recently been diagnosed with possible gallbladder disease. This has not been confirmed yet as the blood work and ultrasound has not been completed yet. The doctor has prescribed Prevacid for now and will follow up when the results of the tests are back. In the meantime, he has advised a bland diet as...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who don’t tolerate milk so that I can get enough calcium?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who don't tolerate milk so that I get enough calcium? The Medical Nutrition and Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics work with people who have a lactose intolerance or an allergy to the protein in milk to make sure...

I plan to see a nutritionist in order to develop an eating plan for irritable bowel syndrome.

I'll make this quick: I was browsing through your FAQs and couldn't spot one for irritable bowel syndrome. I plan to see a nutritionist in order to develop an eating plan to deal with this disorder. I usually eat 3 meals a day, but I find that I can't predict "when" I'm going to...

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