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Prove it! Evidence based health blogs.

I'm looking to expand my knowledge about the latest research and breakthroughs in the areas of health, medicine, nutrition and fitness. What are some good resources to peruse? [more inside]
posted by rippersid on Sep 15, 2016 - 13 answers

Commuting snacks

What would be a healthy, non-messy snack (homemade or store-bought) to eat on my 6 pm hour-long bus ride, which is followed by a very hilly 30 minute walk home? Ideally something bite-sized. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Aug 29, 2016 - 32 answers

So is coffee healthy or not?

I'm looking for evidence-based information about the health effects of coffee. [more inside]
posted by Crookshanks_Meow on Aug 28, 2016 - 6 answers

Baby food

I'm about to be teaching a baby to eat. Is there updated guidance on the best order for introducing solid foods? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Aug 18, 2016 - 29 answers

How do French people eat?

There's a lot of writing on the internet about French eating habits and how refined (and superior) they are, but I'm curious how these habits play out in less refined circumstances. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jul 12, 2016 - 18 answers

psychologically and physically dealing with sudden weight gain?

Within six months of starting a prescription known for its tendency to induce weight gain, I gained over 50 pounds. I went from a size 0/2 to a size 12/14, just under 110 pounds to just over 160. I don't recognize myself in the mirror and feel like my body isn't even mine anymore, but I know losing this weight is going to be incredibly difficult. Can you help me find a way forward from here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2016 - 27 answers

Just the nutritious facts, ma'am.

I'm looking for the best book (or other source) on nutrition. Not a diet book. Not anything with an opinion (to the extent that's possible). I just would like to read a book that describes what's going on with our bodies and the foods and nutrients we put into them. How exactly are the major nutrients metabolized? In what order over what time period? What are the functions of the various amino acids? What do the various vitamins and minerals do? And so forth. I just want to know what's going on, because I can't read a thousand diet and exercise books all pushing some points over others. I have a technical background, so I can handle and appreciate decently-complex explanations of biochemistry and the like. In fact, I like that stuff. Just as long as it starts at the beginning and builds up to that. So just, the cold, hard, comprehensive facts on nutrition, please. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on May 17, 2016 - 14 answers

Hiring a personal trainer/nutritionist while sick?

I've suffered from a chronic illness for many years. I've come to the conclusion that I need to jump off the endless doctor visit merry-go-round and focus on pain management and quality of life instead. I think a personal trainer would help with that, but I don't know anything about them. [more inside]
posted by backwards compatible on May 3, 2016 - 12 answers

Help me be creative with my old dog's diet.

Our dear girl is 15+ years old, 50lbs, and becoming pickier every day. She just won't eat what we've been giving her anymore, she changes her mind every day, and we know we need to aim for low protein. Most of the time now she turns her nose up at just about everything except people food. We are OK with that, but please help us be creative. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Apr 24, 2016 - 14 answers

Given the Taubes/Lustig view on sugar, why not use dextrose everywhere?

If we assume the (increasingly accepted) view that sugar, in any decent quantity, is a highly unhealthy thing to eat, and that the main culprit is actually fructose, is there any good reason to not aggressively replace sugar or HFCS with dextrose? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Apr 7, 2016 - 10 answers

I feel like my abdomen has a sunburn on the inside. What next?

YANMD. I've had digestive issues for the past few months. Went to the gastro doc, and he did a CAT scan of my abdomen and an endoscopy. He said I look healthy, but my stomach is enflamed. He recommended dietary changes (which did work for a little while—I gave up coffee). So he felt that it was just a minor digestive episode. Since then things have flared up again, I've gone to a holistic health person, and they have me taking mastic gum, digestive enzymes, L-glutamine, and probiotics. [more inside]
posted by uncannyslacks on Mar 19, 2016 - 20 answers

Food-Positive, Body-Positive, Meditative Nutrition/Diet Advice

Can you point me to some good resources for developing a better diet, given my particular situation and my very persnickety preferences regarding tone? [more inside]
posted by meese on Mar 4, 2016 - 19 answers

Reliable nutritional/dietary info on lard, please?

Over the last year, I've incorporated home-rendered lard into my cooking and baking. But I'm not entirely sure, from a nutritional/dietary standpoint, what I'm doing. Do you have reputable sources on lard's pros and cons? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Feb 26, 2016 - 10 answers

An app to track all the things we don't eat

My son is currently undergoing a fairly stringent diet plan through his very nice (and not quackery oriented) doctor. I'm looking for some way to track what he is eating that provides a breakdown of nutrition/vitamins/minerals etc. [more inside]
posted by aetg on Feb 22, 2016 - 7 answers

Great Chefs Outside

I'm working on creating a 2 hour class that focuses on cooking and nutrition for wilderness guides. These folks are generally 23-33, and they mostly have some of the basics down. What are your greatest tips and hacks that make you a good cook? What are your best recipes that can be cooked over a one burner camp stove? What nutrition science is true and not just a fad? [more inside]
posted by grinagog on Jan 20, 2016 - 12 answers

Can kitteh eat that?

I has new kitteh! Yay! She's a rescue, about 2 years old, a small spayed female tuxedo beauty in good health, with a shy temperament. I have not had a cat in years. I am sure I am asking a question to which there are many answers and about which MeFites have strong opinions, but here goes: What is the current "state of the art" answer on the best quality and healthiest commercially prepared food for an adult, indoor, younger cat? [more inside]
posted by spitbull on Oct 21, 2015 - 27 answers

Can I eat it? Seafood edition

I have an unopened (sealed) can of lump crabmeat that's been refrigerated. It expired about a week ago (best if used by date was a week ago on 10/5). Can I still eat this? Or should I throw it out?
posted by MeFiMouse on Oct 11, 2015 - 17 answers

tasty multivitamin please

I was in Australia recently and they had a multivitamin I was actually willing to use daily and it was awesome! I hear they have tablet --> beverage multivitamins in Brazil, too. So I'm looking for a tasty multivitamin. Like Berocca, but available in the USA. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Sep 21, 2015 - 15 answers

Sugar, sugar... aw, honey, honey 🎶

Really brief, dumb question about nutrition: How bad is sugar for you if you're not overweight/obese or diabetic? [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Sep 16, 2015 - 16 answers

MyFitnessPal+Fitbit Flex=?

Help me figure out how to best use a Fitbit Flex and MyFitnessPal together. [more inside]
posted by still bill on Sep 12, 2015 - 3 answers

What To Expect When You're Totally Neurotic

I'm in my first trimester of pregnancy (Week 7) and making myself miserable worrying about all the ways I might be injuring the baby. How can I return to a more balanced state of mind about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2015 - 23 answers

Beer is proof that God loves hepatologists and wants them to be billing

What would the most nutritionally useful beer have in it and what would the process be for making it? [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Jul 19, 2015 - 14 answers

I want to know what food is. I want you to show me.

Can someone point to good resources for real science-based nutrition? [more inside]
posted by French Fry on Jul 13, 2015 - 12 answers

Does veggie broth make ramen more nutritious?

I've taken to making instant ramen with half veggie broth, half water or thereabouts — improves the taste and texture. But is using broth actually giving me any extra nutrients, or just doubling my dose of sodium? (I'm not deficient of anything, and my diet is otherwise pretty decent, this is just my go-to quick lunch at home)
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Jul 13, 2015 - 11 answers

Why does yogurt make me stinky?

I love yogurt. Sadly, it is clearly linked to awful body odor. What's going on and how can I go back to enjoying my homemade granola for breakfast? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on May 30, 2015 - 7 answers

Lean, athletic women: what do you eat?

You are a lean, female athlete. Take me through your breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take me through your snacks. If you use supplements and/or protein powders, those too. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Mar 30, 2015 - 30 answers

How much vitamin D do I need?

Hi, According to this article, we should be getting 7,000 IU/day, because someone made a statistical mistake. a) should I follow this advice? b) how much vitamin D is that, exactly? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Mar 21, 2015 - 7 answers

Help me deal with the woo

Spouse has career in naturalist/nutrition based field. Tons of unscientifically supported woo. Spouse feels incredibly validated by field; feels ideas/ideals are all part of little guy's fight against big pharma/ big ag/ big whatever. Remuneration is based upon getting clients to sign up for coaching sessions where this unscientific information is pitched. No products are being sold, just diet/health/exercise/spiritual plans. In the past 2 years, income has gone up from 2,000 to 5,000/yr. I feel guilty being a part of a marriage where I feel like my partner's income is a result of fleecing at best or profound ignorance at worst, likely the latter. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2015 - 33 answers

Eat pills. Not too much. Mostly supplements.

What is the deal with recommended daily allowances? Does anyone really meet the goals without supplementation? [more inside]
posted by chrchr on Mar 2, 2015 - 13 answers

Nutrition app with customizable target macros

Looking for a diet tracker app or website with the following functionality: [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Feb 25, 2015 - 3 answers

How much should I chew?

Nutritionally speaking, does it matter how much I chew my food? And would the advice change depending on the type of foot it is (fruit, meat, carb, etc.)? On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being as little chewing as possible to get the food down, 10 being completely pulverized food in mouth), is there a number I should aim for?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Feb 23, 2015 - 9 answers

Help me plan folate-rich meals in case I get pregnant.

I know that taking folate acid is the sure-fire way to make sure you get enough, but I have to wonder, what the heck did we did before the miracles of modern science to ensure healthy babies? Are there foods from other cultures (south/east asia, africa, latin america) that we don't always think of as being rich in folate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2015 - 26 answers

Help me eat a healthy breakfast

Every day I make a cup of instant oatmeal at the office. This is the ideal breakfast setup for me - quick, easy, cheap, low-calorie, fairly non-perishable food that I can store in my desk drawer - except I'm not sure it's all that healthy. Is there a nutrient-rich alternative to this? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Feb 4, 2015 - 19 answers

Psychosomatic anxiety about nonorganic produce??

I have hormonal imbalances like crazy, mostly related to PCOS (with some bonuses). I feel better when I eat organic vs. nonorganic, could this be possible, or am I psyching myself out? [more inside]
posted by Kestrelxo on Jan 21, 2015 - 24 answers

Nutrition-tracking app

I am looking for an app where I can log everything I eat and at the end of the day or week, it will tell me which nutritients I am lacking in my diet. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Jan 10, 2015 - 11 answers

Best way to organize bringing lots of food to an office?

So as part of my (New) New Year's Resolution, I'm going to be doing the Men's Fitness 7% Body Fat Nutrition Plan. It's a more involved nutrition plan than I've done before, and it involves six meals a day, four of which I'll have to bring with me to the office. I'll be doing a ton of advance prep, of course, but how do my fellow office drones/fitness geeks on mefi organize and prep and store their food when they're going to the office every day and have to deal with four or five meals before going home? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Dec 22, 2014 - 5 answers

Food? How?

I would like to be given a very specific grocery list telling me exactly what to buy in a week, as well as instructions on how turn the groceries into meals. [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Dec 6, 2014 - 28 answers

To fu, or not tofu?

I'm working on making a few changes to the way I cook to emphasize vegetables and grains, and minimize the animal products which I totally love but need to cut back on. However, non-dairy substitutes are not always automatically healthier than the dairy option. I need your help playing a fabulous game: whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich ingredient is healthier? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Nov 5, 2014 - 32 answers

Symptoms for an obese person going without food? (fictional)

Imagine a 50-year-old, 5'4", 300-pound woman with no diabetes or other medical condition. She suddenly has no access to food, but plenty of water. What symptoms might she have after one day, two days, a week, etc.? [more inside]
posted by ErikH2000 on Nov 2, 2014 - 24 answers

I can talk about polyphenols all day, but names escape me.

I'm a fledging dietitian ready to spread my wings. Please help me think of names for a future nutrition counseling practice and blog! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2014 - 14 answers

Healthy, shelf-stable snacks for kids

Please suggest very healthy, shelf-stable snacks I can donate to my son's 3rd grade classroom. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Sep 21, 2014 - 26 answers

Anti-inflammatory diet: do's and don'ts?

I'd like to make adjustments to my diet in an effort to overcome my chronic joint inflammation and poor circulation. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Aug 9, 2014 - 19 answers

How do I figure out if cereal will be a cheap and nutritious baby food?

We provide additional food to nursing moms and toddlers, and supplementary formula for infants (don't start on breast is best, most of our moms do nurse, this is for babies with HIV+ moms etc). Our recent evaluation shows that the 6-18 months are not doing as well as the others because they are culturally too little to eat regular food and get more watered-down formula instead, sometimes with rice mixed in. We've got tiny funding to buy more food for them and our nurse is suggesting rice cereal designed for infants, but I have no clue how to evaluate them. [more inside]
posted by viggorlijah on Jul 30, 2014 - 9 answers

Abandoning a gluten-free diet

A close relative is following a gluten-free diet. It's been two years and she feels the same as she did when she started. She's starting to think that maybe she's *not* gluten intolerant after all and got caught up in the hype. Have you or anyone close to you abandoned a GF diet? Did you/then wean back on or go all-in? [more inside]
posted by kimberussell on Jul 27, 2014 - 30 answers

How can my 75-year-old mom gain weight?

My 75-year old mom has always been naturally thin, but for the last couple of years she's been underweight to an unhealthy level. She seems worse now. I'm not sure how much weight doctors want her to gain, but probably at least 10 pounds if not more. She's been trying to eat things to help (avocadoes, peanut butter, some protein shakes sometimes) but she says she has trouble digesting anything with a lot of fat. She's also vegetarian and often also vegan, though she eats dairy and eggs occasionally. What should she be eating?
posted by three_red_balloons on Jul 26, 2014 - 15 answers

Your snack ideas, please!

With the help of a dietitian, I've been doing quite well in my effort to eat healthier and lose some weight. However, I need some more snack ideas before I get too bored of what I've got! [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jul 17, 2014 - 17 answers

Training for consecutive distance runs

I’m looking for advice on training and meal plans for two half-marathons then a marathon with minimal breaks in-between. [more inside]
posted by Pink Frost on Jul 10, 2014 - 8 answers

Helping a teen keep weight loss momentum going...

Help me support my teen daughter with her health efforts... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Jul 10, 2014 - 27 answers

Help me change my (already healthy) diet - for better joint health

I eat pretty well, but I eat mostly the same stuff every day. Recently, my joints have started cracking a bit, and I'm wondering if mixing up my diet would help bring different nutrients to the body's hard workin' part. I'm 40, male, physically active, and am usually pursuing some kind of bodywork or therapy like Active Release Technique to keep everything cooperating. I have pretty good nutrition, but I want to mix it up. I'm open to supplements, too, but lean towards evidence-based suggestions that won't break the bank. [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Jun 26, 2014 - 4 answers

What is a good dry cat food for a senior (13 years plus) cat?

What is a good dry cat food for a senior (13 years plus) cat? [more inside]
posted by The locked room sockpuppet on Jun 25, 2014 - 19 answers

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