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I was recently diagnosed through x ray that to have Osteoarthritis of the tibia-right leg please, I need your advise as a member?

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Osteoarthritis is a condition where the cartilage between the joints has been worn down over time, causing pain, discomfort, stiffening and immobility over time. Risk factors include, older age, obesity,  Read More
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what color is red leaf lettuce

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
Red leaf lettuce is often green at the base and red on the tips. Therefore, I would consider it a combination of both. If you are looking to classify it into one of the color groups, I would place it in the  Read More
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I need to do a video of 3 minutes for kids to catch the attention to eat more fruits is any way you can help me to cath the attention of the kidsthks

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
First of all, you need to do some research on what your target age is interested in right now and what they are capable to understanding. If you know anyone who has kids of this age group or teaches this  Read More
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I teach in a high school and would like to provide my students with healthy eating habits. Is there someone in the Moreno Valley, CA that can provide support as a resources in my classroom.

Monday, January 17th, 2011
Registered Dietitians are the best resources for nutrition education. To find a local dietitian visit the American Dietetic Associations website. The USDA has also created an interactive tool for educators,  Read More
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I am looking for foods to lower my potassium level ??An not just fruits and veggies

Sunday, January 16th, 2011
Potassium is found in many types of meat, milk products, fruits and vegetables. If you are concerned about consuming less potassium in your diet you should chose foods that are low in potassium. Our Best  Read More
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I have read that specific colors of fruits/vegetables may prevent specific chronic diseases. Can you tell me which of these colors (you have a chart) are more apt to prevent say cancer or diabetes or heart disease or bladder infection, etc?

Saturday, January 15th, 2011
Fruits and vegetables provide a variety of nutrients and other beneficial compounds for the body. Many of those nutrients and beneficial compounds (but not all of them) are linked to color.  So if you work  Read More
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Do “low-acid” tomatoes exist or are they just offset by more sugar in the variety and just taste less acidic? Any information appreciated.

Thursday, January 13th, 2011
Some varieties of tomatoes are slightly less acidic than others, but this difference is very minimal. Yellow-fruited types tend to be slightly less acidic than the normal red varieties, but not enough to  Read More
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Is the statement “Fruits and Vegetables can lower your chances of getting cancer and heart disease” true?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011
Eating your recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day MAY help reduce your risk of cancer. Evidence supports the antioxidants in fruits and vegetables role in reducing the risk of cancer. Our   Read More
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do you receipts for 1,200 cal intake

Monday, January 10th, 2011
I am not sure of your question, but our weekly Healthy Menu ideas are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. To adjust the total calories to make the menu specific to you, reduce/increase the portion sizes of each  Read More
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As a physician assistant in family practice I was concerned about a recent comentary on NPR (public radio) that the vitamin content of vegtables has decreased significantly over the last 50 years. I find it hard not to recomend a muliptle vitamin for this reason. Do you have other information on this issue?

Thursday, January 6th, 2011
Currently there is no proven evidence that the nutrient quality of fruits and vegetables has decreased over the past decades. As a physicians assistant it is very important to inform patients of all ages  Read More
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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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