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Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RD

Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RDMaryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RD

Registered Dietitian

Nutrition
Obesity

310 Answers62 Followers6 Best Answers5,532 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. There are no studies showing grapefruit, or any other food, has unique  fat-burning abilities. That being said, in one study eating half a...
A. If you are careful not to swallow it, and rinse well afterwards, it shouldn't count as sodium intake.  Check with your dentist on how...
A. That seems within the normal range.  But what really matters is not one blood sugar level but the overall pattern.  That's why its...
A. It depends on why you are taking it.  If it is for B12 deficiency, then you take vitamin B12 but with a doctor's guidance to monitor blood...
A. I'm sorry to hear you are having a difficult time.  Here are some symptoms to be aware of: Weight loss of 5-10% in 6 monthsFeeling...
A. The size of your stomach shouldn't be a factor in not feeling full. If you were used to eating large amounts of food due to your disease...
A. I can see no reason why you couldn't take vitamins with diverticulitis unless your doctor doesn't want you to take pills during an...
A. Although supplement companies will claim their vitamins will help balance hormones, the evidence regarding this is lacking.  First off, a lot...
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...