A friend reported getting a headache so severe he had to stop until it passed in a few minutes.

A friend of mine recently reported getting a headache so severe during intercourse that he had to stop what he was doing until it passed in a few minutes. It was so bad that he is afraid it may be serious. Any ideas on what it might be? I would highly recommend your friend see...

I need nformation on aspiration testing. We currently use a blue dye in our tube feedings.

I logged onto your site in hopes of finding information on aspiration testing. We currently use a blue dye in our tube feedings. We have heard of a glucose test. I cannot find any information on that subject in reference to aspiration testing. From a physiological viewpoint I do not understand how a glucose...

Am working with a mental health specialist who asked to research foods that affect your mood.

I am a student dietitian from the UK and I am working with the mental health specialist. She has asked me to research on foods that can affect your mood. So far I have had little success and am writing to ask if you know more about this area of dietetics. I would be...

My Mom is on medication that can cause liver damage. How should I prepare her meals?

My Mom is currently on medication that can possibly cause liver damage. I'm trying to cook as fat-free as possible, but I'm not too sure about what kind of foods she should be taking and how they should be prepared. She also loves spicy foods such as Indian. Could you please advise me as...

The doctor thinks I have lupus. Are there any foods which aggravate this disease and should be avoided?

I am a 53-year-old woman, overweight, cannot play sports since I had three vertebrae broken 8 years back, had a hysterectomy years ago, am on hormone treatment, diagnosed as hypoactive thyroid two years ago and been on thyroid pills and iron capsules. Last week had blood tests done and now hyperactive thyroid. The doctor...

I have a friend who is becoming quadriplegic who would like advice on diet.

I have a friend who is becoming quadriplegic through post-polio syndrome. She'd like some advice on a diet---i.e. what should she eat so as not to gain weight as she loses mobility. Any ideas? A healthy diet that limits fat to 30% of calories, three meals per day and a variety of foods using the...

I am quick to anger, am always tense about something. Could a good diet and exercise program improve these?

I am a 21-year-old college student. I find that I am quick to anger, I am always tense about something. It is almost impossible for me to relax and have a good time. I am always yelling at my boyfriend and sometimes I just feel so incredibly sad. I have always heard that a...

I am taking an estrogen replacement and have a problem with water retention.

I am taking Prem-Pro estrogen replacement and find a huge problem with water retention. I already watch salt, but today my physician said to not drink carbonated beverages. How do they promote water retention? Thank you so much. You are absolutely correct to monitor the salt in your diet since a side effect of estrogen...

My boyfriend is taking a pill called Parnate and his doctor gave him a list of foods not to eat.

My boyfriend is taking a pill called Parnate and his doctor gave him a list of foods not to eat. Can't he even have a little Colby cheese or chocolate? Some of his most favorite foods were cut out. The pill he is on is called a MAO inhibitor (monoamine oxidase) which inhibits a brain...

I’ve been depressed since my husband left me and can’t seem to eat.

I have been really depressed lately since my husband left me. I just can't seem to eat. I have been losing weight. I was wondering what I could eat or especially drink that would have a lot of calories for me to gain weight. I have a hard time eating so drinking things is...