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Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RD

Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RDMaryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RD

Registered Dietitian

Nutrition
Obesity

355 Answers70 Followers6 Best Answers6,744 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen is a registered dietitian with 15 years experience in the nutrition field. Based in San Diego, Maryann works as a freelance writer, nutrition consultant and founding editor of Raise Healthy Eaters, a popular blog about family nutrition

Blog: Real Life Nutrition

 

My Answers

A. It's important for you to keep in contact with the doctor to check if medication is needed and the different types available. Not all affect...
A. From a nutrition standpoint, you still could be low in certain nutrients even with taking vitamins. For example, if you are low in vitamin D, the...
A. Yes it is. Almond is a tree nut which is considered a food allergen.  
A. Vitamin D is not given for weight loss but it is common for people with excess weight to have low vitamin D levels. A doctor may prescribe very high...
A. Changes to your diet can have an immediate affect on your daily blood sugars. But as for as your hemoglobin A1C levels, that takes about 3 months to...
A. There are other options you could look into. First, have you seen a dietitian who deals with eating issues? Understanding what is behind your eating...
A. Early fullness could be a sign something else is going on so I recommend you get a physical and talk to a healthcare provider. I also recommend you...
A. Typically bowel changes from introducing a healthy diet result in gas and some bloating as fiber is increased. This typically goes away after the...
A. Some science reveals that certain types of acupuncture may aid weight loss. Acupuncture works by targeting pressure points linked to appetite and...
A. Calorie needs are individual and depend on age, gender, lean body mass and your level of activity. Since you are not overweight, I wonder why you...
A. Muscle cramps can occur from low levels of minerals in the blood, such as potassium, but I have not heard of it being caused by an excess of vitamins...
A. Be sure to get in touch with your doctor about your leg pain and thyroid -- only a healthcare provider can address your medical needs. Once you get...
A. There could be a few things going on. Did you change or alter your medication (if you are on medication)? Also, as you say, A1C is an average over 3...
A. I highly recommend you see a registered dietitian to help you develop a meal plan -- and guidelines -- for weight loss. You can find one at eatright...
A. Most important is getting treatment to heal your ulcer. Foods to avoid include alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine, fried and fatty foods and citrus...