When I eat asparagus, I find my urine has an odor.

When I eat asparagus, I find that my urine has a peculiar odor. Why is that? I understand this vegetable has cleansing abilities, if so, how does it do it and what is it exactly cleansing or detoxifying? What's asparagus noted for nutritionally? Thanks! Please let me know. Some people, notice a strong odor after eating...

Do you have software available for use in a preventive and internal medicine clinic?

Do you have software available for use in a preventive and internal medicine clinic? No, I don't sell nutrition software. The best professional nutrition analysis software is developed for dietitians. When you purchase nutrition software, make sure a dietitian was involved in development as many programs I have reviewed don't use algorithms used in nutrition...

My friend developed brittle, cracking nails. What vitamin is she lacking?

I have a friend who has developed brittle, cracking nails. Could you tell me what vitamin she could be lacking? Thanks in advance. Nails are made of protein so unless she is lacking protein in the foods she eats, she is probably not lacking any vitamin. Nails suffer from the physical trauma we put them...

What is an accurate way I can determine the amount of nutrients I am eating?

For years I have been trying to eat a healthy diet. I have read several books about nutrition and have made attempts to follow many of their guidelines. I think I have a pretty good idea of how to eat properly so that I receive a sufficient amount of nutrients, but I'm not sure...

Who coined this phrase: “Eat to live not live to eat”?

I am a graduate student at Eastern Kentucky University. I am working towards my master's in Community Nutrition. I am looking for the answer for who coined this phrase: "Eat to live not live to eat". Please help me if you can. Thank you. Socrates (469 to 399 BC) said: "Thou shouldst eat to live;...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with vegetarians?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with vegetarians? The Vegetarian Nutrition dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with vegetarians. You can find a dietitian at the American Dietetic Association. Include your zip code or city/state and the type of service you want (individual consultation) with expertise in vegetarian...

Is sugar in the US Dietary Guidelines for added sugars or just sucrose?

You have been so kind to take the time to answer my questions. Thank you so very much. Please permit me a couple of follow-up questions. The US Dietary Guidelines recommend moderate intake of sugar which includes sugar you add to food at the table as well as sugar added by food manufacturers. Am I...

My skin has the orange peel look to it. I’m hoping that my new eating and exercise program will help in reduce it..

Thank you very much for responding to my e-mail. My skin has the orange peel look to it. I'm hoping that my new eating and exercise program will help in reducing its appearance. Thank you again for your response. You're welcome. There is no cream, lotion or pill you can use that will get rid...

How does proper nutrition and exercise can improve your health?

My question is how proper nutrition and exercise can improve your health? You are what you eat. If you eat junk, it will be reflected in your health. If you don't exercise, you will lose muscle mass and calcium density in your bones. The top 10 causes of illness and death in the US have a...

How many American adults go on a diet each year?

Could you please tell me the approximate number or percentage of American adults who go on a diet each year? Thank you. According to NPD Group's (market research company) "National Eating Trends" 2008, 70% of Americans are eating lower fat foods and over 50% are eating "reduced calorie, whole grain or fortified foods". Increased food...

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