Questions and Answers on Nutrition

A person’s diet is made up of the food they eat. Nutrition is the way that food nourishes their bodies.  Good nutrition means that your body is getting all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals it needs to work at its best level.  Eating a healthy diet is your main way to get good nutrition.
Most people know that a balance of good nutrition and physical activity can help them reach and maintain a healthy weight. But the benefits of good nutrition go beyond weight.  It can improve cardiovascular and other body system functions, mental well-being, cognitive performance and wound healing or recovery from illness or injury, as well as reduce the risk for disease.
 

09/20/2010 - Questions and Answers
Cholesterol Diet

Cholesterol Diet: A Low Cholesterol Diet to Lower Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol Diet: Lowering Cholesterol Through Diet... Finding a truly effective lowering cholesterol diet is something that requires focus and effort. A low-cholesterol diet is a diet low in saturated fat, which helps lower your cholesterol level and protect you from various heart diseases. Read more

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02/19/2010 - Questions and Answers

Hip operation and overweight

I need a hip operation. I am overweight for my height. Should I lose weight? Read more

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02/02/2010 - Questions and Answers

Good foods & special diets

Question How can special diets (like low salt) be made to taste good? Read more

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12/22/2009 - Questions and Answers

Hepatitis C treatments

Question I am currently being treated for hepatitis C with Rebretron, which is a combination of ribavirin pills and inteferon injections. My question is: Are there any other treatments available for patients with Hepatitis C that have proven to be a cure? Read more

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12/21/2009 - Questions and Answers
Atkins diet

Atkins diet

I have heard a lot about the Atkins diet lately, and wondered what you thought about it. I used it to lose weight and I feel really great. My cholesterol did go up a bit, but I'm 72 years old and don't have a history of heart problems. Read more

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10/01/2009 - Questions and Answers
Low potassium level

Low potassium level (or Hypokalemia)

Low potassium levels, a condition called hypokalemia, occurs when the level of potassium in your blood is lower than normal. Some of the symptoms of low potassium are fatigue and muscle weakness. Blood tests and electrocardiograms are used to diagnose low potassium levels.   Question My doctor said that I appeared to be on a low potassium. What are the dangers of having a low potassium? I am now taking diuretics and a potassium pill, but my potassium is still low. Read more

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10/01/2009 - Questions and Answers

Smoking and weight

Question How should I loose the weight I've gained since I quit smoking? Read more

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08/28/2009 - Questions and Answers

What is cholesterol?

Question What is Cholesterol? What are the types of Cholesterol? Read more

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07/24/2009 - Questions and Answers

Do blueberries lower cholesterol?

Question I have a friend who told me that I don't need to take my statin drug - I can lower my cholesterol level by eating blueberries. Read more

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07/15/2009 - Questions and Answers

Cholesterol in eggs?

Question Can you tell me if the cholesterol found in eggs is HDL ("the good cholesterol") or LDL ("the bad cholesterol")? Read more

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