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...

What is the percent of fat content in whole milk as compared to 2%?

May I know the % of fat content in whole milk as compared to 2%? Thanks. Whole milk is 3.5% (approximately as it depends on the cow's feed) and 2% contains just 2% fat. There is approximately 1 1/2 teaspoon of butterfat in whole milk, 1 teaspoon of butterfat in 2% milk, 1/2 teaspoon of...

Do you have a recipe for egg-free potato salad?

I haven't been able to eat eggs, ever since I was a baby. They make my tongue and inside my mouth itch. I can eat chicken and sometimes, I can eat foods with egg in them. But I can't seem to tolerate potato salad. Do you have a recipe for egg-free potato salad? An...

What are the symptoms of celiac disease?

I have a few comments on your gluten response. Its symptoms are continuous diarrhea, cramping abdominal pain, weight loss, and anemia. These are just some of the possible symptoms and are the most common. However, one may not have these and may have others like constipation. I think you should say these are "possible"...

What foods produce acid?

What foods produce acid? I notice milk, ice cream, and red meat bother me and I feel sick for a few weeks after I eat them. I think I need some help. No food actually produces acid in your body. Actually, no food is more acidic than the acid that your stomach produces. However, any food...

A friend has strange, painful mouth sores.

I have a friend that has suffered her whole life with strange, painful mouth sores. They are shallow, canker-like sores that appear weekly. They present themselves in the typical areas like inside the cheek and lips, but also, strangely, on her gums and roof of her mouth. Not a day goes by that she...

I am wondering about what kinds of food can I substitute for breads?

Hello, I'm 32 and have been diagnosed with many allergies, some I knew about others I didn't. One I am concerned about is gluten, the others are both kinds of yeast. I am wondering about what kinds of things I can substitute in my diet for bread and such, any suggestions would be helpful. First,...

Could you help me with information about fibromyalgia, candida albicans, leaky gut syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome?

I am a clinical dietitian and wonder if you could help me track down accurate information on fibromyalgia, candida albicans, leaky gut syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome. I find there is an increasing number of outpatient consults referring to these conditions. Thank you I have some friends whose daughter has fibromyalgia and have searched the...

I have a milk allergy and am trying to eat a milk-free. Do you have any suggestions as what to do?

I have been diagnosed as allergic to milk and am trying to eat a milk-free diet. It is extremely difficult to find totally dairy-free products. Do you have any suggestions as to what to do? Adult milk intolerance is usually caused by lactose the sugar in milk. Whereas, infant milk allergy is triggered by casein,...

I have problems with amines, salicylates and wheat which cause blood clots.

I am a food intolerant person (male, age 40) and was first diagnosed about 6 years ago. I have problems with amines, salicylates, and wheat causes blood clots to appear in the rectum. These and some other things like egg yolk etc. cause migraine headaches and facial neuralgia on the left side also tiredness...

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