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Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RD

Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RDMaryann Tomovich Jacobsen, RD

Registered Dietitian

Nutrition
Obesity

293 Answers58 Followers6 Best Answers5,108 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. 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...
A. Yes, drinking fluids, especially sugar-sweetened or calorie-containing beverages can cause feelings of fullness resulting in decreased food intake...
A. I cannot find any evidence showing that rapid weight loss causes blood pressure to rise.  In general, weight loss typically helps to reduce...
A. Following a low carb diet and restricting calories can cause hair loss or changes in growth, which could be why your hair has changed.  Hair...
A. Because you are advancing your diet, it could be a normal transition as long as it does not last but only your doctor will know for sure. I would...
A. While drinking water is part of a healthy lifestyle, drinking more and not doing anything else will not lower blood pressure.  What will help is...
A. While it may turn your skin yellow/orange, vitamin A from fruits and vegetables is not toxic.  But you do need to worry about missing out on...
A. Here is a good tutorial to help you limit potassium and protein in your diet. Be sure to stay in touch with your doctor as your diet needs may change...
A. There's a lot going on at puberty that could be contributing to your daughter's weight, eating and cholesterol.  First off, weight gain...
A. One of the key things you can do is to lose weight gradually -- about 1-2 pounds per week.  Also, eating a well balanced diet with enough...