by Cathy Parkes August 13, 2021
The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension):
Low in saturated fat, cholesterol (e.g., red meat), sweets, added sugars, and sugar-containing beverages. High in potassium, magnesium, calcium, protein, and fiber.
Emphasizes low sodium, high potassium, and high calcium foods
Foods emphasized: Fruits, veggies, low-fat dairy, whole grains, fish, poultry, nuts.
by Cathy Parkes Sep 10, 2021
A negative nitrogen balance indicates insufficient PROTEIN intake (due to illness, malnutrition, or aging).
It means the patient is using protein faster than it is being synthesized.
by Cathy Parkes Sep 08, 2021
by Cathy Parkes Sep 06, 2021