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Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RD

Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RDMaryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RD

Registered Dietitian

Nutrition
Obesity

302 Answers61 Followers6 Best Answers5,295 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 is possible that what you ate the night before your blood test could influence your test somewhat (probably not significantly). If you think this...
A. Cholesterol in the body is a waxy like substance that travels through blood and provides many important functions like making hormones.  No one...
A. The question is how else has your eating changed?  If your low sugar and no wheat diet also includes more fruits and vegetables and other...
A. Often times with liver disease, like cirrhosis, edema or what is often referred to as ascites occurs which means fluid accumulates in the abdominal...
A. There is a difference between preventing weight gain and losing weight. Research shows exercise of about an hour a day is protective for weight gain...
A. There could be many reasons.  First off, kids experience increases in their appetite around school age and they also start to lose some of that...
A. Diet is one component of slowing down kidney disease but so are regular visits to your doctor and taking prescribed medications.For example, keeping...
A. The best thing to do if you are serious about weight loss surgery is to visit a bariatric surgeon's office. These clinics have a team of people...
A. Some of that depends on the cause of the elevated enzymes.  But in general for liver health, maintaining a healthy weight helps.  Some...
A. Studies showing soy may increase cancer risk have been found mainly in animal studies.  The research on  people does not tell the...
A. Although its an interesting theory, it's not supported by science. Lactose intolerance does not cause weight gain. Excess weight occurs when you...
A. The mainstay of a diet for Menieres is low sodium typically under 2000mg daily.  That means focusing on whole foods that naturally have less...
A. No, over-consumption of a food doesn't cause a food allergy.  For common causes, see this WebMD article. 
A. According to research, 5% of people taking Lexapro experience weight gain.  There are a couple of things you can do.First is to see...
A. That depends on their diet.  Most kids need supplemental vitamin D because it not found naturally in many foods and the sun is not reliable...