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...

I heard that it’s important to buy milk in opaque cartons because vitamins can leak with exposure to light.

I searched your Web site for info on this topic, but couldn't find any. I have heard before that it's important to buy milk in opaque cartons because vitamins can "leak" with exposure to light. But now I would like to buy my milk in the new, recyclable glass bottles my grocery store is...

What is an anti-dumping diet?

I am a dietetic technician in a convalescent hospital. An anti-dumping diet has been prescribed and it has been a long while since I have worked with one. Can you refresh my memory for me? Thank you in advance. Anti-dumping nutrition therapy is for persons with partial to total gastrectomies (stomach partially or totally removed)...

A veterinarian told me that the milk from Fulani cattle in Africa will be more tolerated by people drinking it. Is this true?

I recently traveled to Burkina and Mali researching for a documentary film about Fulani cattle breeders. A Fulani veterinarian told me that depending on the blood group of the cow, its milk will be more or less well tolerated by the people drinking it. 0-type cows would give milk suited to everybody. Do you...

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...

As a registered dietitian in Canada, I have concern about people questions regarding milk products for those who are lactose intolerant.

I have just been to your website. As a registered dietitian in Canada, I was interested in your Q & A site. I have a concern about people's questions regarding milk products for those who are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk. Those who are allergic to milk, are usually allergic to the protein, often...

What is the average volume & concentration of stomach acid produced to digest an average meal?

I am a student at the University of Virginia and I was looking for an answer to a question when I came upon your web page. Do you know what is the average volume and concentration of stomach HCl produced to digest an average meal? Thank you for your time. The volume is variable among...

I am searching for clarification on butter oil.

I am searching for a clarification on "butter oil". It is listed as an ingredient on my bag of chocolate chips and I have not been able to get an answer as to whether butter oil is lactose-free. Do you know or can you point me in a direction for clarification? My son is...

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