ABSCESS   
ACID/ALKALI   
ACNE   
ADRENAL
AGE SPOTS   
AGING   
ALCOHOLISM   
ALLERGIES   
ALUMINIUM TOXICITY   
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE   
AMINO ACIDS   
AMOEBA   
ANEMIA   
ANOREXIA   
ANTHRAX   
ANTI-AGING   
ANXIETY   
APPENDICITIS   
ARTHRITIS   
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS   
ASPARTAME   
ASTHMA   
ATHEROSCLEROSIS   
ATHLETES FOOT   
ASTIGMATISM   
BACK PAIN   
BAD BREATH       
BED SORES   
BEE STINGS   
BELLS PALSY   
BLEPHARITIS   
BLOOD PRESSURE   
BODY ODORS   
BRAIN HEALTH   
BREAST CANCER   
BREAST PAIN   
BRONCHITIS   
BRUXISM   
BULIMIA   
BURNS   
BURSITIS   
CANCER   
CANDIDIASIS   
CANKER SORES   
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME   
CATARACT   
CELIAC DISEASES   
CHELATION THERAPY   
CHEMICAL ALLERGIES   
CHEMICAL POISONING   
CHICKEN POX   
CHLAMYDIA   
CHOLESTROL   
CHRONIC FATIGUE   
CHRONIC PAIN   
CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS   
CIRRHOSIS   
COLD SORES   
COLOR THERAPY   
COMMON COLDS   
CONCENTRATION   
COUGH   
CROHNS DISEASE   
CROUP   
CONSTIPATION   
CUSHING SYNDROME   
DANDRUFF   
DEHYDRATION   
DEMENTIA   
DENTAL HYGIENE   
DEPRESSION   
MENTAL DISORDERS   
DERMATITIS   
DIABETES   
DIARRHOEA   
DIGESTION   
DIVERTICULITIS   
ADDICTION   
DRY SKIN   
EFT   
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
EMPHYSEMA   
Endometriosis
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICITY
EPILEPSY   
EYE HEALTH   
FAINTING   
FAT BURNING   
FATTYFATTY ACIDS   LIVER   
FEVER   
FIBROMYALGIA   
FLU   
FRACTURES   
FRIGIDITY   
GALL BLADDER   
GANGRENE
GASTRITIS   
GLAUCOMA
GOUT   
GINGIVITIS
HAIR LOSS   
HANGOVER   
HAPPINESS   
HAY FEVER   
HEARING LOSS   
HEART DISEASE   
HEART ATTACK   
HEMOPHILIA   
HEMORRHOIDS   
HEPATITIS A   
HEPATITIS C
HIATAL HERNIA   
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE   
HIVES   
HOT FLUSHES
HUMAN PAPILOMA VIRUS
HYPERACIDITY   
HYPERHIDROSIS   
HYPERTHYROIDISM   
HYSTERECTOMY
IMMUNE SYSTEM   
IMPETIGO   
IMPOTENCE   
INDIGESTION
INFERTILITY
INCONTINENCE   
INSECT ALLERGY
INSECT BITES   
INSECT REPELLENTS
INSOMNIA   
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME   
JAUNDICE   
JOCK ITCH   
JOINT PAIN   
KIDNEY DISEASE
KIDNEY STONES
KNEE HEALTH   
LACTOSE INTOLERANCE   
LARYNGITIS
LAW OF ATTRACTION
LAZY EYE   
LEAD POISONING   
LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE   
LEG ULCERS   
LIBIDO   
LICE   
LIVER HEALTH   
LONGEVITY   
LUPUS   
LYME DISEASE   
MALABSORPTION SYNDROME   
MASSAGE   
MEAT TOXICITY   
MELANOMA   
MELATONIN   
MEMORY LOSS   
MENIERES SYNDROME   
MENINGITIS   
MENOPAUSE   
MEN’S HEALTH   
MERCURY TOOTH FILLINGS   
METABOLIC SYNDROME   
MIGRANE   
MICROWAVES   
MILK’S DISEASE   
MINERALS   
MISCARRIAGE   
MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE   
MOLES   
MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE   
MOOD   
MOTION SICKNESS   
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS   
MUMPS   
NAIL PROBLEMS   
NAIL FUNGUS   
NARCOLEPSY   
NAUSEA   
NEURAL ACTIVITY   
NOSEBLEED   
NUTRITION DEFICIENCIES      
OBESITY   
OILY SKIN   
OSTEOARTHRITIS   
OSTEOPOROSIS   
OVARIAN CANCER   
PANCREATITIS   
PARASITE
PARKINSON’S DISEASE   
PERIODONTAL DISEASE   
PLANTAR FASCIITIS   
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME   
PROSTATE cANCER    
PSORIASIS   
RABIES   
RAYNAUD’S DISEASE   
REYES SYNDROME   
RHEUMATIC FEVER   
RICKETS   
SCABIES   
SCHIZOPHRENIA   
SCIATICA   
SELENIUM   
SENSITIVE TEETH   
SHINGLES
SHIN SPLINTS
SIDS    
SINUSITIS   
SORE THROAT   
SUNBURN   
TENDINITIS   
TINNITUS   
TMJ SYNDROME   
TONSILITIS   
TRICHINOSIS   
ULCERATIVE COLITIS   
ULCERS   
UNDERWEIGHT   
URINARY TRACT INFECTION   
UTERINE FIBROIDS   
UVEITIS   
VAGINITIS   
VARICOSE VEINS   
VERTIGO   
VITILIGO   
WEIGHT LOSS   
WEST NILE VIRUS   
WHOOPING COUGH   

UNDERWEIGHT

 While some people may live their entire lives thinner than average and be perfectly healthy, for others being underweight may be linked with health problems. Those who experience unintended and sudden weight loss should be especially concerned about their health. A number of different conditions including a colon disorder like Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and hyperthyroidism, certain types of cancer, a malabsorption problem, chronic diarrhea, intestinal parasites or a chronic illness like diabetes can cause unintended weight loss. And factors like trauma, stress and surgery can contribute to weight loss and loss of appetite as well.

Treatments that have side effects like loss of appetite, vomiting and nausea such as radiation or chemotherapy can also result in a person being underweight. In cases where a person is underweight but believes they are actually over weight may be suffering from an eating disorder. Certain people can also suffer from a condition known as "wasting syndrome", which is characterized by a person becoming more skinnier as a disease like AIDS progresses.

People who suffer from being underweight often also have nutritional deficiencies that worsen their health and make recovery even more complicated. People that are very young or very old usually suffer from poor nutrition. Cases of malnutrition in childhood, especially infancy can be very dangerous as it interferes with normal growth and development. Elderly people also can have less urges to eat as they age causing them to become malnourished as well.

The regimen outlined below includes a holistic approach to providing nutritional rehabilitation to older people. The supplement dosages are intended for adults. Children who are undernourished or stop gaining weight should be seen a by a professional health care practitioner as this may be due to an underlying condition.

Talk with your healthcare provider about any medication you may be taking as loss of appetite can be a side effect to some drugs.

High quality protein in the right combination with carbohydrates is an important part of a weight-gaining program. This is an overlooked area by many individuals who want to gain muscle mass. Consume 2,500 to 3,000 calories a day consisting of a minimum of 300 grams of complex carbohydrates and 100 grams of quality protein. Include potatoes, beans, grains, chicken (organic, if possible), fish, avocados and nuts.

Consume small meals and healthy high-calorie snacks frequently and eat slowly.

Choosing mostly vegetable fats (olive and vegetable oils, nuts) rather than animal fats (butter, cream) is important as well.

Eliminate caffeine consumption.

Do not skip meals as doing so robs the body of needed calories.

Exercise, such as walking will increase the appetite and help with the absorption of nutrients. Refrain from strenuous exercise.

Supplementing with the following may also be beneficial:

Creatine (take as directed on label) - Increases strength and muscle endurance. Should be combined with a strength training program.

A study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise [1999 Aug;31(8):1147-56] concluded that the 10 subjects who participated in the study greatly increased muscle mass with no side effects using creatine for a 12-week period.

High-Potency Multivitamin and Mineral Complex (take as directed on label) - Provides all necessary nutrients.

Bromelain (take as directed on label) - An enzyme that supports the absorption of proteins.

Amino Acids (take as directed on label) - Assist in converting proteins to muscle.

Vitamin D3 (400 IU daily) - Needed for healthy bone formation.

Vitamin B complex (100 mg of each major B vitamin daily, with meals) - Increases the appetite and assists in the digestion of protein, fat and carbohydrates.

 

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