What are ways to get iron if you do not eat red meat and iron pills make you sick?

What are other ways to eat iron if you do not eat red meat and iron supplement pills make you sick? While red meats are the best source of heme iron which is highly absorbable. Leafy greens are a vegetable source which contains non-heme a lesser absorbable form of iron. The drawback tho is that leafy...

Dietary supplements actually help people or not?

In your experience do dietary supplements actually help people, are there more positive effects than negative? Dietary supplements include vitamin, mineral, herbal and amino acid supplements. Because I am not sure to which you are referring I will respond about each. It depends on which dietary supplement a person is taking and why they are taking...

Is it okay to have more of a certain nutrient?

How important is it to have a balanced nutrient intake in your diet? Is it okay to have more of a certain nutrient? The goal of eating a balanced amount of nutrients is to eat a wide variety of foods from all food groups (meat, starch, vegetables, fruit, dairy, and healthy fats) that will give...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have osteoporosis or don’t get enough calcium?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have osteoporosis or don't get enough calcium? The Medical Nutrition and Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provide medical nutrition therapy based on your diagnosis. Dietitians often have their own private practice nutrition counseling services in addition to...

Adelle Davis was a pioneer, way ahead of her time.

Don't be dissing Adelle Davis she had an MS in Biochemistry. What's yours in? Adelle Davis was a pioneer, way ahead of her time. Sounds like you've not even read her books. They're full of references to studies, etc. Don't you see how everything she said decades ago is all being corroborated now with...

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

Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who have anemia? The Medical Nutrition and Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 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...

We would like to know the amount of calcium needed daily for a person according to his age, gender, and weight.

We are the Lebanese Osteoporosis Prevention Society (LOPS). Our concern among others is to provide awareness to our society about osteoporosis and how to prevent it. We are very interested in your articles about osteoporosis and the optimal calcium intake. We would like to have documents, questionnaires or protocols about the detection of the...

I am doing a practical period in a zoo in Europe. There is a problem with some birds because they die of too much iron.

I am doing a practical period in a zoo in Europe. There is a problem with some of their birds because they die of too much iron in their liver. We want to feed the birds a diet that is low in iron. Their diet consists of many different kinds of fruit, perhaps you...

I fractured some bones. Other than a balanced diet and 3 glasses of milk a day should I be taking anything else?

Hi, I have just fractured my radius and my patella other than a balanced diet and 3 glasses of milk a day should I be taking anything else? I am a 32-year-old male in good health. So sorry to hear about your broken forearm and kneecap. I imagine your arm and affected leg are both...

Is there any nutritional significance to the habit of chewing ice?

I couldn't find this issue addressed on your webpage. I hope this isn't a duplicate question. Is there any nutritional significance to the habit of chewing ice? I have heard that dentists advise against it because it could damage your teeth. Is this true? However, what I am really wondering is if it signifies any deficiency...

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