We are putting together a resource for individuals who are vegetarian and are physically active/athletic.

My partner and I are nutrition students from the University of Saskatchewan and are trying to put together a resource for individuals who are vegetarian (various types, including vegan) and are physically active/athletic. We want to offer information that will help physically active vegetarians maintain and optimize health and performance through meeting their nutritional...

Are there shampoos that help grow more and stronger hair?

Are there shampoos that really work that help grow hair more and stronger? As to shampoo, I would suggest you ask your barber or hairdresser for suggestions as some shampoos are harsh. Hair is made of protein but is susceptible to elevated testosterone levels. Male pattern baldness or male hair loss is more common in...

Does publicity influence people into buying junk food?

Hi, we are students from Mexico, and we're making an investigation about junk food. We would be very glad if you could take a time to answer some questions for us, which are the following: Is junk food really junk (does it really affect or benefit human's health? Which are the characteristics of junk...

My daughter who is 14 is an ovo-lacto vegetarian and developed cracks in the corners of her mouth.

My daughter who is 14, is an ovo-lacto vegetarian. I support this and between the two of us, we try to make sure she receives the nutrients she needs. She has been eating this way for about 4 months. Recently she has developed cracks in the corners of her mouth. My older daughter had the...

I need a chart for each food group with the carbohydrates, sugar and protein.

I have searched and I am now asking for help. I need a chart for each food group and it needs to have carbohydrates, sugar, and protein. Other info is great, but my request is a must. If you could offer direction it would sure make my husband's job as the head cook so...

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...

I became a vegetarian after my doctor told me I had high blood cholesterol.

I decided to become a vegetarian after my doctor told me I had a high blood cholesterol. All I'm eating is vegetables, grains, and fruits. How long will it take my cholesterol to go down from 290? My doctor tells me it has to get below 200. Congratulations, you are doing something to lower your...

I am looking for the definition of sodium erythorbate. Is it worms?

I'm looking for the definition of sodium erythorbate. It appears in hot dogs, bacon, etc. I have heard that sodium erythorbate is a euphemism for worms. Please confirm or deny this. I was wondering what exactly sodium erythorbate is. I had heard that it is salted earthworms, is this true? Thank you sincerely. Sodium erythorbate a...

I was told that African Americans are prone to pimples when they eat chocolate. Is this true?

I have a question that I hope you can answer. I was told by an associate at work that African-Americans are prone to pimples when they eat chocolate. I was informed that eating chocolate and the development of pimples had no correlation and told the person as much. Their reply was that African-Americans have...

Is there a difference between room temperature and cold water as how the body uses it?

I've noticed recommendations for cold water a couple of times recently. Is there a difference between room temperature and cold water as far as how the body uses it? Cold (40 - 50 degrees F) water is absorbed more quickly from the stomach. Also, if cold water is drunk during physical exercise has the dual...