I am a long distance runner and follow a low dairy lacto-ovo vegetarian diet.

I am a long-distance runner (55+ miles per week / 150 pounds) and follow a low-dairy lacto-ovo vegetarian diet. I usually feel great all the time, but I would like to do an analysis of my diet to make sure that I am eating properly, especially for the needs of a runner. Do you...

I am looking for any information you might have for hydrostatic weighing.

I am a Physical Education major. I am looking for any information you might be able to email to me dealing with hydrostatic weighing. I am working on a major laboratory project and could use some assistance. The lab deals with percent body fat, so any additional info on that would help also. I...

To suggest that a male weightlifter needs only 63 grams of protein per day reminds me of my high school football days.

Your attempts to give sound advice on sports nutrition are appreciated. However, it seems inappropriate that you give advice on matters, which are obviously outside the realm of your experience and expertise. To suggest that a male weightlifter needs only "63 grams of protein" per day reminds me of my high school football days...

What are the benefits and problems associated with amino acid supplements?

What are the benefits and problems associated with amino acid supplements, particularly a supplement with a wide variety of amino acids, for an individual on a heavy workout schedule and a high carbohydrate diet? I have heard that L-tryptophan supplements are associated with a blood disease, is this true? Tryptophan is an essential amino acid...

What’s the difference between powdered protein supplements such as whey and amino acid pills?

What is the difference between powdered protein supplements such as whey and amino acid pills? Whey is the clear liquid drained off milk during the making of cheese. It contains protein and all 8 essential amino acids are present, but not in sufficient quantity to be a sole source of protein unless you plan to...

I do a lot of running. I don’t like eating and/or can’t eat enough to keep my energy level up.

I do a lot of running (50+ miles per week) training/running marathons. I don't like eating and/or I can't eat enough to keep my "energy" level up ... I eat a lot of carbohydrates, fruits, veggies, etc. ... rarely meat ... My question is that what do you think about products like "Ensure" to...

Is there any medical research to back recommendation to take whey protein?

I saw a patient who is taking whey as a powder in shakes and creatine, and another amino acid supplement to define his muscle. These supplements are very expensive as you know. I discourage him from doing this, but I wondered if there was any medical research or articles of any kind to back...

I was told that soft drinks are extremely bad nutritionally by my track coach.

I have been told that soft drinks are extremely bad nutritionally. I know that they have acids and sugars which are both bad for teeth, but I have also heard that they can lower bone density. I was also told by one of my track coaches that they could negate the effects of cardiovascular...

I started weight training and began taking MetRx . Am I taking too much?

How do you know what combinations of what to take to provide adequately for your body's needs? I started weight training and began taking MetRx to the exclusion of my usual (GNC) Ultra-Mega-Gold. Then I heard about B/G Algae and take a couple of tabs of it per day. I also started taking Pycnogenol...

In a well balanced 1500 calorie a day diet, what is too much protein?

In a well balanced 1500 calorie a day diet what is too much protein (in grams) to consume? I am involved in weight training and really feel better when I eat MORE protein than is advised in various charts. Why is too much (assuming the protein I am eating is high quality, low fat,...