What are the effects of weight gain-taking Depo-Provera?

I'm 26 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall (medium body frame) and weigh 190 pounds. I'm overweight by 40 pounds. I've tried all types of diet products, fad diets, and exercises. I would like to regain my youthful weight of 150 pounds and be happy again. Also, what are the effects of weight...

I refer my patients to registered dietitians especially if I know their insurance will cover the visits.

As far as referring my patients to registered dietitians, I have never hesitated about doing that, especially if I know their insurance will cover the visits. However, some of these patients are self-pay and unable to pay for those visits. To what other resources can I refer these patients, besides giving them the simple...

I am a RN working in an intensive care unit and we must calculate the calories required for patients.

I am an RN working in an intensive care unit at a local hospital. For our patients on a ventilator, we must calculate the calories required. To do this we use the Harris-Benedict formula. My question is what is the correct formula. We have been told to use the factor of 655 when calculation...

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...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have cirrhosis or liver disease?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have cirrhosis or liver disease? 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...

My mom just started taking hydrazine sulfate today for her cancer. What foods contain Bovril or Marmite?

My mom just started taking hydrazine sulfate today for her cancer. It says not to eat anything with Bovril or Marmite as they will counteract the medicine and make it useless. It is extremely URGENT that I find out what foods contain these two ingredients and what exactly they are. Also, do you know if...

I am doing research on diet related health problems in Hawaii.

I am a Dietetics major at the University of Delaware. Currently, I am doing research on diet-related health problems in Hawaii over time. Most of the information I have found on this topic is vague, but generally describes that with the modern American influence, the people of Hawaii have stopped consuming much of their...

Where can I find a dietitian works with spial cord injuries?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with spinal cord injuries? The Dietetics in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with patients with spinal cord injuries. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or city/state, 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...

Is there a diet that would be beneficial to epilepsy?

Our epilepsy foundations get inquiries about nutrition from our women clients with epilepsy. Is there a certain diet that would be beneficial to them? Thank you for your input. A ketogenic nutrition therapy to reduce seizures has been discussed in research articles. This should not be confused with the popular Keto diet for weight loss....

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