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It goes without saying that eating healthy is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, but sometimes questions will arise as you wander through the food and nutrition maze that is part of our modern world.

Whether your question is about the food supply, specific nutrients, meal planning, food in the news, healthy cooking or any other healthy eating issue, I hope you will take a moment and ask it here.

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Is White Bread the Same as Sugar? 
Shari's question... My husband and I are having a disagreement, and I am hoping you can settle it. He says that eating white bread is the same as …

Eating Healthy
at Assisted Living Facility
 
Rose's Question... I am a senior interested in eating a healthy diet. Four months ago I moved into a facility which offers two meals a day. I make …

Dried split peas and lentils 
Kayy's question... I ate some partially cooked dried lentils and split peas.....is this dangerous??? Suzy's answer... Thanks for introducing …

What to eat with Acid Reflux 
Mark's Question: What can I eat to help with Acid Reflux? Also, I've been taking over-the-counter antacids; how long does it usually go away? …

Complementary proteins question 
Andrew’s Question: I am a reader of your website and I have a question. Does combining two different sources of protein from two different foods …

Low Iodine Diet 
Cheryl's Question: I am on a low iodine diet. What is the iodine content of chia seeds and flax? Suzy's Answer: This is an important question, …

Agave Syrup 
Shayla's question... Is agave syrup better than sugar for sweetening? My husband is on a diet and I make him these special cookies that are sweetened …

Is carrageenan bad for you? 
Jared's question... I have been hearing some bad things about an ingredient in foods called "carrageenan," and I was wondering what you think about …

Omega-3's 
Marilyn's question: Please print every food that contains omega 3's for those of us that are intolerant/allergic to fish and flaxseed. I am certain …

Why is breakfast important? 
Chrissy's question ... I usually don't eat breakast, and I don't understand why it's that important. Suzy's answer… This is such a great question! …

Eating Raw Legumes 
Jim's questions: After some reading on your page, I think I know the answer to my question, but I still have to ask. I have been grinding dried …

Eating Healthy Grains 
Rachelle's question: I was hoping just to get a quick list of some healthy "grains" to add to recipes for my family. I realize you have a whole …

Confusing Health Studies 
Don's Question... There's been some recent news about nutrition. Some people are saying that too much iron reduces one's lifespan, yet calcium seems …

Cast Iron Cookware 
Don's Question... I'm currently using some old non-stick pans, and believe me, only an old geezer like me would use them. I have an old cast iron …

Causes of Cavities 
Angela's question... In the section titled "Wrong Carbs", you say that eating the wrong carbohydrates can lead to cavities. Cavities need three things …

Dietary Fiber and Blood Sugar 
Don's question Hi Suzy, I have been wondering whether or not soluble dietary fiber will increase blood sugar. I have asked many physicians, and none …

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet 
Corinne's question... I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and the drugs I have to take really knock down my immune system. Working in a school, I get sick …

McDonalds Oatmeal
Too Much Sugar?
 
Marilyn’s question… Suzy, I'm curious, in the “Everyday Health” email I receive, the dietitian, Diane Henderiks (whose email address did not work …

Foods to Gain Weight 
Bill's question... What foods will aid in gaining weight? I am 6' and 125lbs. Normal weight for me is 165, but I have been sick and lost weight …

Trading Addictions 
Kristy's question... Hi, I am a 22-year-old recovering heroin addict. I have found that since I quit using, that I changed from that addiction …

What is Diabetes? 
Midwest Mom's question... My son has been told that he has Type 2 Diabetes. I would like to know what that means. I know it is about sugar, but …

Gluten-Free Sandwich Bun 
Marilyn's question... Who has the best gluten-free sandwich bun when eating out? I so want a good hamburger! WITH a bun. Have any Chick Fil A's, Chili's …

Iodine Foods 
Sue's question... Does jelly contain iodine? Suzy's answer... The simple answer to this question is that jelly is not generally considered …

Crazy Sexy Diet Review 
Marisa's question... I just heard about this new diet called "The Crazy, Sexy Diet." I need to lose about 40 pounds, and I am looking for a good …

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Food and Fertility 
Don's question... Hi Suzy, I understand that many men have a low sperm count. I'm in the process of trying to have a child, but it's not going …

Problems with Getting Older 
SMT's question... Hi Suzy! Ive been laid up for 7 weeks with back problems, so I've had a lot of time to look through your website. I am in my forties …

Coconut Oil 
Widjonarko Tjokroadisumarto's Question... I cannot locate information about coconut oil in your website. My question is, how do you see coconut …

Fibromyalgia and diet 
Susan's question... My daughter, who is 25 years old, has been told by the doctor she has fibromyalgia. She says she doesn't want to live on drugs, …

My Cream Soup has Curdled 
Montana's question... I just finished making cream of chicken soup with veggies and after all the hard work, (and just like the last time, twice …

Eating Gluten Free 
Marilyn's Question... I recently discovered I am gluten intolerant. Pre-mixed seasonings (i.e. chili mix, taco mix, meatloaf mix) and condiments are …

Recovering from mononucleosis 
Jeff's Question... I have recently recovered from a serious bout with the Epstein Barr virus that manifested as mononucleosis. My liver and spleen …

Acid-reflux and Heartburn 
Debbie's Question... I have problems with acid reflux and heartburn. I take an over-the counter medication that helps, but is there anything I can …

Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse Detox 
Susie's Question... Is the Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse Detox okay to do with diabetes? Also how long do you keep this up? A month, two or just …

How much Vitamin D is enough? 
Don's Question... My dietitian advised me to take between 1000 and 2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily, and says she takes 3000 to 4000 IU. Is that too much? …

Eating Healthy Prior to Pregnancy 
Russell's Question... My wife and I are planning to have our first baby next year. Are there any foods she should be eating now to help make sure …

Getting Enough Iodine 
Carol's question... I cannot have either dairy or seafood because of severe food allergies. Therefore, from what other sources can I obtain iodine? …

Sources of Omega-3 fats Besides Fish Oil 
Marilyn's question... I am allergic to fish. How can I get enough Omega 3 as needed for good heart health? Is there another way to take it in a capsule …

How to get enough potassium 
Patricia's question... I have problems with my potassium level being low. Can you tell me which foods I should eat to get enough potassium? …

Diabetes and Fruit 
Kathy's Question... I have recently been diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Does this mean I can’t ever eat fruit again? We have so many homegrown …

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Have a question about eating healthy?

Get answers to your healthy eating questions.

News... What Other Visitors Have Asked

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this site...

Is White Bread the Same as Sugar? 
Shari's question... My husband and I are having a disagreement, and I am hoping you can settle it. He says that eating white bread is the same as …

Eating Healthy
at Assisted Living Facility
 
Rose's Question... I am a senior interested in eating a healthy diet. Four months ago I moved into a facility which offers two meals a day. I make …

Dried split peas and lentils 
Kayy's question... I ate some partially cooked dried lentils and split peas.....is this dangerous??? Suzy's answer... Thanks for introducing …

What to eat with Acid Reflux 
Mark's Question: What can I eat to help with Acid Reflux? Also, I've been taking over-the-counter antacids; how long does it usually go away? …

Complementary proteins question 
Andrew’s Question: I am a reader of your website and I have a question. Does combining two different sources of protein from two different foods …

Low Iodine Diet 
Cheryl's Question: I am on a low iodine diet. What is the iodine content of chia seeds and flax? Suzy's Answer: This is an important question, …

Agave Syrup 
Shayla's question... Is agave syrup better than sugar for sweetening? My husband is on a diet and I make him these special cookies that are sweetened …

Is carrageenan bad for you? 
Jared's question... I have been hearing some bad things about an ingredient in foods called "carrageenan," and I was wondering what you think about …

Omega-3's 
Marilyn's question: Please print every food that contains omega 3's for those of us that are intolerant/allergic to fish and flaxseed. I am certain …

Why is breakfast important? 
Chrissy's question ... I usually don't eat breakast, and I don't understand why it's that important. Suzy's answer… This is such a great question! …

Eating Raw Legumes 
Jim's questions: After some reading on your page, I think I know the answer to my question, but I still have to ask. I have been grinding dried …

Eating Healthy Grains 
Rachelle's question: I was hoping just to get a quick list of some healthy "grains" to add to recipes for my family. I realize you have a whole …

Confusing Health Studies 
Don's Question... There's been some recent news about nutrition. Some people are saying that too much iron reduces one's lifespan, yet calcium seems …

Cast Iron Cookware 
Don's Question... I'm currently using some old non-stick pans, and believe me, only an old geezer like me would use them. I have an old cast iron …

Causes of Cavities 
Angela's question... In the section titled "Wrong Carbs", you say that eating the wrong carbohydrates can lead to cavities. Cavities need three things …

Dietary Fiber and Blood Sugar 
Don's question Hi Suzy, I have been wondering whether or not soluble dietary fiber will increase blood sugar. I have asked many physicians, and none …

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet 
Corinne's question... I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and the drugs I have to take really knock down my immune system. Working in a school, I get sick …

McDonalds Oatmeal
Too Much Sugar?
 
Marilyn’s question… Suzy, I'm curious, in the “Everyday Health” email I receive, the dietitian, Diane Henderiks (whose email address did not work …

Foods to Gain Weight 
Bill's question... What foods will aid in gaining weight? I am 6' and 125lbs. Normal weight for me is 165, but I have been sick and lost weight …

Trading Addictions 
Kristy's question... Hi, I am a 22-year-old recovering heroin addict. I have found that since I quit using, that I changed from that addiction …

What is Diabetes? 
Midwest Mom's question... My son has been told that he has Type 2 Diabetes. I would like to know what that means. I know it is about sugar, but …

Gluten-Free Sandwich Bun 
Marilyn's question... Who has the best gluten-free sandwich bun when eating out? I so want a good hamburger! WITH a bun. Have any Chick Fil A's, Chili's …

Iodine Foods 
Sue's question... Does jelly contain iodine? Suzy's answer... The simple answer to this question is that jelly is not generally considered …

Crazy Sexy Diet Review 
Marisa's question... I just heard about this new diet called "The Crazy, Sexy Diet." I need to lose about 40 pounds, and I am looking for a good …

Click here to write your own.

Food and Fertility 
Don's question... Hi Suzy, I understand that many men have a low sperm count. I'm in the process of trying to have a child, but it's not going …

Problems with Getting Older 
SMT's question... Hi Suzy! Ive been laid up for 7 weeks with back problems, so I've had a lot of time to look through your website. I am in my forties …

Coconut Oil 
Widjonarko Tjokroadisumarto's Question... I cannot locate information about coconut oil in your website. My question is, how do you see coconut …

Fibromyalgia and diet 
Susan's question... My daughter, who is 25 years old, has been told by the doctor she has fibromyalgia. She says she doesn't want to live on drugs, …

My Cream Soup has Curdled 
Montana's question... I just finished making cream of chicken soup with veggies and after all the hard work, (and just like the last time, twice …

Eating Gluten Free 
Marilyn's Question... I recently discovered I am gluten intolerant. Pre-mixed seasonings (i.e. chili mix, taco mix, meatloaf mix) and condiments are …

Recovering from mononucleosis 
Jeff's Question... I have recently recovered from a serious bout with the Epstein Barr virus that manifested as mononucleosis. My liver and spleen …

Acid-reflux and Heartburn 
Debbie's Question... I have problems with acid reflux and heartburn. I take an over-the counter medication that helps, but is there anything I can …

Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse Detox 
Susie's Question... Is the Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse Detox okay to do with diabetes? Also how long do you keep this up? A month, two or just …

How much Vitamin D is enough? 
Don's Question... My dietitian advised me to take between 1000 and 2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily, and says she takes 3000 to 4000 IU. Is that too much? …

Eating Healthy Prior to Pregnancy 
Russell's Question... My wife and I are planning to have our first baby next year. Are there any foods she should be eating now to help make sure …

Getting Enough Iodine 
Carol's question... I cannot have either dairy or seafood because of severe food allergies. Therefore, from what other sources can I obtain iodine? …

Sources of Omega-3 fats Besides Fish Oil 
Marilyn's question... I am allergic to fish. How can I get enough Omega 3 as needed for good heart health? Is there another way to take it in a capsule …

How to get enough potassium 
Patricia's question... I have problems with my potassium level being low. Can you tell me which foods I should eat to get enough potassium? …

Diabetes and Fruit 
Kathy's Question... I have recently been diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Does this mean I can’t ever eat fruit again? We have so many homegrown …

Click here to write your own.