Nutritional Information

Many patients have fears over foods. Which is why it is important to read why nutrition is important.

Vitamin Deficiencies – Each vitamin serves a distinct function in the body. Deficiencies in any of the vitamins may cause or aggravate a wide variety of problems and diseases.

Caffeine – Information on what caffiene is and how it reacts with our bodies.

Why Our Bodies Need Fats Information on fats and why they are necessary in our diets.

Water Balance – Water has many functions and uses in our bodies. Read on why its important to stay hydrated.

Carbohydrates – Why our bodies need carbohydrates and what happens when we deprive our bodies.


Biotin Deficiency

Biotin (Vitamin H) plays an essential role in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. The first signs of biotin deficiency are dry, peeling skin and mental depression. Other possible effects are muscle pain, extreme fatigue, nausea, and distress around the heart. Eating Disorder Support Groups The Eating Disorder Support Groups at SupportGroups.com is for …

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Caffeine Effects

“I am noticing that caffeine tends to exacerbate a lot of the Eating disorder behaviors that I’ve been trying to get under control. When I juice myself up, I find that gives me tons of nervous energy, which I then feel a compulsion to burn, making the “decrease exercise” goal harder to stick to and …

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Importance Of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are our main source of energy and provide the ideal fuel (glucose) for your body to function optimally, as well as many essential vitamins and minerals. They are also the only form of energy used by the brain. Complex carbohydrates Complex carbohydrates provide long-term energy and help jump-start your metabolism. As your metabolism speeds …

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Cholesterol Levels

In This Section: Why Our Bodies Need Fats Essential Fatty Acids Triglycerides Levels Cholesterol Levels Lipoproteins Dietary Guidelines Cholesterol is an odorless, white, waxy, powdery substance Functions in the body Vital role in metabolism and for proper functioning of the brain and other organs. Needed to make all steroid hormones. The skin uses cholesterol to …

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Causes Of Dehydration

In this Section: Water Funtion in the Body Causes of Dehydration Symptoms of Dehydration Prevention of Dehydration Fluid Retention Sodium and Potassium Not enough fluid intake Illness – fever, sweating, vomiting, diarrhea Diuretics – deplete water, electrolytes (sodium, potassium) and minerals Laxative abuse with diarrhea – You lose lots of fluids and electrolytes but still …

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Prevention Of Dehydration

In this Section: Water Funtion in the Body Causes of Dehydration Symptoms of Dehydration Prevention of Dehydration Fluid Retention Sodium and Potassium To prevent dehydration: 8-10 glasses of fluid per day is recommended for people at rest in a normal climate. 1 cc of fluid per calorie of food intake is recommended. You need more …

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Symptoms Of Dehydration

In this Section: Water Funtion in the Body Causes of Dehydration Symptoms of Dehydration Prevention of Dehydration Fluid Retention Sodium and Potassium 1st: Thirst, irritability, fatigue, weakness, apathy, emotional instability, chills, clammy skin, nausea, throbbing heart beat, loss of appetite, low blood pressure 2nd: Headache, cramps, shortness of breath, dizziness, confusion, tremors, tingling in arms, …

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Dietary Guidelines

In This Section: Why Our Bodies Need Fats Essential Fatty Acids Triglycerides Levels Cholesterol Levels Lipoproteins Dietary Guidelines Total fat – no more than 30% of calories from fat Saturated fat – no more than 10% of calories Cholesterol – 200 to 300 mg or less Eating fish three times a week will provide a …

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Why Our Bodies Need Fats

Related Why Our Bodies Need Fats Essential Fatty Acids Triglycerides Levels Cholesterol Levels Lipoproteins Dietary Guidelines Why do we need fat in our diet? Fat provides needed energy.  It is difficult to eat the large amounts of food in a very low fat diet to get all the energy you need. Fat is needed to …

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Essential Fatty Acids

In This Section: Why Our Bodies Need Fats Essential Fatty Acids Triglycerides Levels Cholesterol Levels Lipoproteins Dietary Guidelines Essential Fatty Acids Are: Linoleic, Linolenic, Arachidonic Acids Linolenic and arachidonic can be made from linoleic acid in the body. These are found in vegetable oils. These are needed to: Strengthen cell membrane and capillary structure Combines …

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