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...

What does “SOAP” stand for?

I am currently taking a nutritional assessment class and cannot find a term in my text. What does "SOAP" stand for? SOAP refers to a style of documenting in medical charts. S = subjective i.e. what is the patient's complaint? O = objective i.e. what is the patient's eating history including a recall of what...

Where can I find a dietitian who works in mental health?

Where can I find a dietitian who works in mental health? The Behavioral Health Nutrition dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with mental health patients. Some medications can cause weight gain or weight loss or interactions with specific foods. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and...

My friend started herself on a no starch diet and her menstrual cycle has become irregular.

A friend of mine has just recently started herself on a starch diet (avoids eating bread, etc.) and has just noticed that her menstrual cycle has become irregular. Do you know whether or not this is a side effect of a starch diet? I appreciate your time. Why your friend has chosen this kind of diet? Suddenly...

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 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...

Does aspartame cause headaches?

Does aspartame cause headaches? I think I get migraines from aspartame. I was on vacation in Jamaica over Spring break and I didn't have any migraine headaches. The only thing different that I noticed was the pop had saccharin in it instead. I do drink several cans of diet pop a day. Try eliminating all...

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...

Is there any benefit to cycling lipids rather than giving continuous infusion to children?

Is there any benefit to cycling lipids rather than giving a continuous infusion to children? I haven't done IV hyperalimentation in years and cannot make a recommendation to you based on current nutrition therapy. Previously, lipids were cycled with the amino acids and glucose in a 24 hour period. Would highly recommend you talk to...

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...

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