Category Archives: Diet

How to help your “pooping and puking” child

I have a lot of patients who come to the office complaining of their children having vomiting or diarrhea, or both.  These stomach issues are enough to make anyone miserable, but getting to the point of dehydration is even worse.  … Continue reading

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How does caffiene really effect you?

Caffeinated coffee and tea are the most consumed, socially-acceptable stimulants in the world. Caffeine consumption has multiple  effects Alertness — Caffeine consumption leads to increased alertness, energy, and ability to concentrate, particularly when you are fatigued or working at night. Headache … Continue reading

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Will the Danish fat tax make it’s way here?

Denmark just taxed fatty foods, like butter, cheese, and pork fat.  The idea is to make these food items less appealing for purchase.  Eventually, they hope this will help decrease obesity and obesity-related conditions. Read on…. http://news.yahoo.com/beating-butter-denmark-imposes-worlds-first-fat-tax-075500822.html

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Vitamin supplements…any use?

Vitamins and minerals are essential to any diet.  If you eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fortified food, you’re probably getting all you need and don’t need supplements unless a physician advises otherwise.       Beta-carotene: Found in carrots, … Continue reading

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“I’m addicted to Mountain Dew!!!”

I recently had a patient say this:  “I am addicted to Mountain Dew….is Diet Mountain Dew that much better for me….do diet drinks really help you lose weight?”  This has become a hot topic recently. There have been conflicting studies … Continue reading

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