Evolving Health

You can’t swing a dead fish these days without hearing about its good fats. The term “omega-3” is now well known throughout the world of nutrition, but this wasn’t always so....

Grandma My grandma, 79, scored a 6 on the NSI Determine Checklist, which puts her at “high nutritional risk.” Her eating habits are affected by GERD and she tries to avoid...

When I was in high school, one of my best friends was a long-distance runner and a dancer. After only a few months of training, I knew something was wrong. She...

My thoughts after reading “A Review of Family Meal Influence on Adolescents’ Dietary Intake” by Sarah Woodruff and Rhona Hanning: It’s pretty easy to imagine why having dinner with one’s family...

John and Susan are both prone to being overweight. They are concerned that their infant son, Steven will also have weight problems. They are referred to you when Steven is 5...

Nutritional and energy needs for a child differs profoundly from that of an adult because of a child’s continual growth and development. A child is in greater need of nutrient-dense foods–although...

The infant, despite whether healthy term or high-risk, will require energy for BMR, thermic effect of food, physical activity, maintenance, growth and for energy lost in feces and urine. There is...

One interesting detail I came across while researching teratogens is that a protein-deficient diet may enhance the effects of xenobiotics in general. For example, dietary protein deficiency along with exposure to...

I was shocked to learn that FDA in 1980 had determined that caffeine in amounts exceeding 300 mg could potentially be teratogenic (1). Teratogens are agents that cause fetal malformations or...

Cannabis sativa’s psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has not been established as a human teratogen (1), but there is a history of teratogenic effects linked to use by expectant mothers (2). The perinatal...