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Underweight


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While some thinner people are healthy, those who lose weight suddenly without reason may have cause to be concerned. If a person in underweight, a number of factors may be involved - traumatic events, poor nutrition, stress, surgery, parasites, or other underlying disorders.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • If you are having trouble making yourself eat, make sure you are in comfortable surroundings and that the food looks and smells appetizing.
  • Red is a good color for arousing taste buds.


Advice
  • Avoid caffeine from all sources including coffee, tea, and soft drinks.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Consider testing yourself for food allergies. If you notices a reaction to certain foods, eliminate them from your diet.
  • Consume 300 grams of complex carbohydrates, 100 grams of protein, and a total of 2,500-3,000 calories daily. Potatoes, beans, turkey, chicken, fish, whole-grains, eggs, avocados, safflower oil, raw cheeses, nuts, seeds, olive oil are recommended as part of your diet.
  • Do not allow large amounts of food to overwhelm you. Instead, break up your meals and snacks into small, manageable portions.
  • Herbal teas, mineral water, and fruit and vegetable juices are recommended.
  • Light regular exercise is beneficial for boosting the appetite.
  • Rapid or unintentional weight loss should be brought to a doctor's attention, especially when a child is losing weight.
  • Stay away from fried foods and junk food. The following foods are good high-calorie snacks: banana soy pudding; raw nuts; raw cheese; sandwiches with turkey, chicken, or tuna with cheese; rice crackers and nut butter; custard; avocados; almond milk; buttermilk; yogurt fruit shakes; yogurt; and carob soymilk.
  • Talk to your doctor if you think your weight loss or loss of appetite may be linked to medications you are taking.
  • Try to relax when you are eating.
  • When eating soup, make sure it is a soy-based cream soup. Simply substitute the soymilk for cow's milk.
  • You may want to be evaluated for eating disorders if you are thin, but feel you should lose weight. This could be a sign of Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Raw liver extract
Importance: Very High
Comments: Source for Vitamin B. and is essential for normal cell division and function.


Vitamin A
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps in fat storage and is an antioxidants that boosts immunity.
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Carotenoid complex (Betatene)
Importance: Very High
Comments: Important for protein utilization.
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Vitamin B complex
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps in digestion of fats carbohydrates and protein and escalates the appetite.
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Vitamin C
Importance: Very High
Comments: Aids in preventing cancer, blocks against infection, and boosts immunity.
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Vitamin D4
Importance: Very High
Comments: Essential for healthy bone development.
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Vitamin E
Importance: Very High
Comments: Strong antioxidant that aids in preventing cancer and prevents formations of free radicals.
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Zinc
Importance: Very High
Comments: Enhances the taste and smell sense.
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Essential fatty acids
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Most Crucial element of diet.
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Free-form amino acid complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: To give protein that is easily metabolized and readily available.
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Garlic
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Supplies protection against free radicals. Has many important nutrients.
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Quercetin
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Boosts Immunity and helps in giving reactions to particular foods, pollens, and other allergens.
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Bromelain
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Boosts effectiveness of quercetin.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Blessed Thistle
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts the appetite.
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Caraway
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts the appetite.

Cayenne (capsicum)
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts the appetite.
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Celery
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts the appetite.
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Dill
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts the appetite.

Fennel
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts the appetite.
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Hyssop
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts the appetite.
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Lady's Mantle (Yarrow)
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts the appetite.
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Astragalus
Type: Internal
Purposes: Promotes healthy immune system. Aids digestion. Helps fight fatigue.
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Fenugreek
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts the appetite. Aids digestion.
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Ginseng
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts the appetite. Aids digestion.
Cautions: Those with high blood pressure should not take ginseng.
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