Two people I know got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Is there connection between MS and one’s diet?

I know this sounds a little far-fetched, but I have a good reason for asking. Two people I know just simultaneously got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. One was a long-time vegetarian and the other a recovering anorexic. So... Could there be any validity to a correlation between MS and one's diet? At this time, many...

I am a quadriplegic and wish to lose weight.

I am a quadriplegic living in a health care center in Arizona. I am concerned with my weight and wish to lose weight. I am 32 years old and weigh 220 pounds and six feet tall, but the dietitian here is concerned with my protein level. She has me on a protein powder and...

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...

My friend has low thyroid hormone and is looking to get Proloid from Chile.

My friend Dolores who suffers from hypothyroidism is looking to either get someone to make her old formula (Proloid) or try to obtain it from Chile! It was the only formula that worked for her. It was a natural thyroglobulin and we have been trying for a very long time to get this. She...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have gout?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have gout? The Medical Nutrition and Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice groups of the American Dietetic Association provide medical nutrition therapy based on your diagnosis. Dietitians often have their own private practice nutrition counseling services in addition to services provided in a clinic or hospital....

I take Dipentum for ulcerative colitis. What nutrients are being effected by this drug?

I take Dipentum for ulcerative colitis. What nutrients are being affected by this drug? Dipentum is an anti-inflammatory drug prescribed for colitis. I checked with drug-nutrient interaction references and cannot find any negative nutrient problems. You should be taking Dipentum with food to avoid an upset stomach. Avoid any exposure to sunlight as it will...

Which should I follow to eat right – high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease and stomach bypass surgery?

I have high blood pressure, diabetics, 1st signs of kidney disease, also have had RNY I am wondering which is the best one to follow by eating right. Follow all as they have a lot in common. I would highly suggest you ask your doctor to refer you to a dietitian who can read your...

My sister is opening a board and care for Alzheimer patients. She needs a menu and cookbook.

My sister is opening a board and care for Alzheimer patients. She has asked me to put together a menu and cookbook to be used in the home (six residents). I thought that there must already be something out there. Can you give any advice and/or suggest titles of existing cookbooks? Don't know of any...

I am a kidney transplant patient and need help with a diet for me.

I need help with a diet that is right for me. I am a kidney transplant patient. I also am insulin dependent because of the rejection medicine I am on. I have to take coumadin 7.5 a day, so that means I have to watch my intake of vitamin K food intake. Could you...

Thanks for you reply re: spondylitis and nutrition.

Thanks for your reply about spondylitis and nutrition. There are reams of studies, but few conclusions, as you may know, and even fewer "cures". During years of talking with people about spondylitis and being the subject of two university hospitals on the topic, I think doctors know very little more than which anti-inflammatory medicines...

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