I’m worried that I’m drinking too much coffee. How much is too much?

I'm worried that I'm drinking too much coffee. How much is too much? The current recommendations regarding caffeine are less than 15 ounces of coffee or less than 30 ounces of tea per day. In 2002 (latest results available), the average man drank the equivalent of 10 ounces of coffee or 22 ounces of...

I have been eating 1200 calories a day with 10 to 12 fat grams each day.

I would appreciate your advice on the following matter. Since I began my weight loss program five weeks ago, I have been consuming 1200 calories a day. I exercise for about 10 minutes daily on a cardio-glide machine. My problem is my fat intake. I think I'm taking in too few fat grams. The foods...

I think my husband salts his food too much. How can I stop him from using salt?

I think my husband salts his food too much. So I switched to Lite Salt. He doesn't have a blood pressure problem yet, but I think he uses too much salt. I don't put the salt shaker on the table, but he goes and gets it anyway. How can I stop him from using...

I prefer tea to coffee, but I’ve heard that tea has as much caffeine as coffee. Is that true?

I prefer tea to coffee, but I've heard that tea has as much caffeine as coffee. Is that true? I make about two cups of tea from one tea bag. I've been reading a lot about caffeine lately. The caffeine content of a tea bag brewed for five minutes is about 47 milligrams for...

Is celery high in salt?

Is celery high is salt? I am on a salt-free diet and the least bit of salty foods makes me retain water. I love to eat celery, but I don't put salt on it. Yes, celery contains 35.2 milligrams of sodium in one stalk, but compared to other foods like ham is it not too...

My grandmother is in the hospital and her sodium level keeps dropping. What caused this?

Please help me find an answer to my 82-year-old grandmother's problem. She is in the hospital now and her sodium level keeps dropping. Is there something that would cause this depletion? The doctors do not know why her sodium level keeps going down. I believe at present that her level is at 143. Please...

The only time my HDL has been measured it was 43. Am I doing OK or should I be concerned?

My total cholesterol has been measured a large number of times (as a benefit of being a regular blood donor). It varies from a low of 109 to a high of 150. The only time my HDL has been measured it was 43. My question is... Am I doing OK or should I be concerned? Blood...

Does coffee make gout worse and should people with gout limit their intake of coffee? Does caffeine enhance sports performance?

Just a couple o' comments (questions/answers) regarding the subject of the possible effects of caffeine on gout and sports physiology. I found a HUGE Website on coffee (etc.) which included chemistry etc. of caffeine. Correct me if I'm mistaken in my interpretation of their information: specifically, that caffeine is a purine that is normally metabolized...

My husband is on a salt free diet, but he does miss his desserts. Can you suggest some?

My husband is on a salt-free diet (1-gram sodium). He's easy to please at mealtime with meat and potatoes, but he does miss his desserts to finish off a meal. He is not overweight. Can you suggest some salt-free desserts? Any dessert that contains baking soda, baking powder, salt or buttermilk will be too high...

My mother is losing weight because of emphysema. Who can give me a meal plan for my mother?

Can you just try to help me or put me in touch with someone who can advise me to give me a meal plan for my mother who is losing weight because of emphysema? She is 70 years old, takes Prednisone and Atrovent, on 24-hour oxygen. Her rib cage and knees caps are protruding...