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How much sugar should i eat daily

July 17, 2012, 12:26 am

Well this, though it seems simple, quite a loaded question. The simple answer to this is…. none. Truthfully, it's generally hard to say because sugar intake is conducive to blood sugar levels, diabetic state, weight, risk for diabetes/family history, etc… Any of these conditions and risk factors have their own set of specifi...

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I get frequent headaches and I'm worried about the potential effects of taking OTC pain relievers too often -- are there any particular foods that I could add to my diet to help prevent or alleviate headaches?

July 10, 2012, 2:03 am

Chronic headaches (and migraines) are common in people, though the triggers for such are varied. I understand your concern for OTC pain relievers - most of them either have long term effects on the kidneys or liver. Though I do not know the exact reason for your headaches, finding out the trigger will be key to helping you prevent the occ...

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Question: I want to do a detox. Any suggestions?

July 8, 2012, 8:04 pm

I must say, “detoxes” dont REALLY exist biologically. There are, however, a lot of people and “research” that support it, but it's mostly all bologna. The reason for this is- your body detoxes itself throughout the day. The liver is the organ that does that; the kidneys provide a secondary mechanism for filtration...

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When do we get to see photographs of your awesome recipes you keep posting. I think I might be more apt to try them myself if I could see the results a little clearer! Thanks!

July 8, 2012, 5:29 am

great idea! ill get right on it! UPDATE: Pictures are being posted THIS WEEK for all recipes, and each NEW recipe will feature a custom photo! Thanks for the suggestion and I hope you enjoy! Happy eating!

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Are egg whites healthy?

June 19, 2012, 11:54 pm

In a matter of speaking, yes. However, it is best to note that eggs in general are healthy for you; the USDA currently recommends no more than 7 eggs per week. Although this recommendation changes (usually when the dietary recommendations change every 5 years), the general rule of thumb is that eggs arent as bad for you as was once specul...

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Question: If your talking about portion control does that still mean you can eat as much fruit and veggies that you want or do you limit them as well?

June 1, 2012, 4:00 am

In a word: yes.I consider fruits and veggies “unlimited foods”. I would say to watch the amount of sugar in fruits, but generally there is no harm in having an abundant mixture of both. Remember potatoes and corn are starchy so limit those (because they are not true vegetables, and are no different than eating a plate full of...

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Question: is frozen yogurt a bad meal?

May 25, 2012, 4:19 am

Answer: While yogurt itself has probiotics which has been seen to benefit gut function, frozen yogurt is basically ice cream. Yogurt in its standard form (think Chobani or Dannon brands) is a dairy product using milk (skim, 2%, or whole) that is cultured using “healthy” bacteria, usually acidophilus and bifidus, just to name a...

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Should I take CoQ10 supplements?

May 24, 2012, 5:28 pm

The short answer to this is: most likely not. The reason industry is marketing this product is because of its use in the basic functioning of cells and ability to deliver energy from folate and niacin (some of the vitamins you need) to form usable energy called ATP. However, your body uses and recycles CoQ10 automatically, so taking a s...

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I have Type V Glycogen Storage Disorder. Also known as McArdles Disease. What fruits or vegetables have the right sugars I need to maintain a normal rate of energy for exercising?

February 11, 2012, 10:06 pm

Type V Glycogen Storage Disorder (T5GSD) is one of the trickiest ones because it has very little confirmed treatments, especially nutritionally. Following a strict dietary regiment may reduce liver size and prevent hypoglycemia - this means eating more often throughout the day (in the form of small frequent meals) and eating similar amo...

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