Questions And Answers On Nutritional Health Supplements Help

Jane asks…



Age Gender Resting Heart Rate Height Weight Body Fat Percentage
55 Male 80 bpm 6’2″ 180 pounds 20%

Chad is an avid golfer. He wishes to improve his golf game and is very motivated to get started on a training program. Chad has exercised regularly for the past 8 years and is in good physical health. Most of his exercise has been aerobic in nature with only a small amount of resistance training.

1. Using the information above, calculate the client’s BMI

2. Calculate the client’s BMR.

3. Calculate the client’s heart rate using the Karvonen formula.


Using the information above, address questions 4-6.
4. Discuss fitness tests or methods of evaluation that should be used to assess the client, providing rationale for your recommendations. Be sure to address the specific conditions presented by your client.

5. Provide a detailed, comprehensive, 12-week periodized training program, including specific sets, repetitions and exercises, utilizing an integrated approach. You do not need to use all the provided rows. Instructions
Any commentary regarding specific instructions or rational for your recommendation can be included in Question 4

Week (x-y) Strength Training Aerobics
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6. Discuss nutritional strategies and supplement recommendations with a rationale for your choices.


It’s FINANCE, not FITNESS. And you should do your own homework.

Caroline asks…

What’s a holistic medicine career that doesn’t require expensive education?

This post is going to seem very contradictory, but that’s because I am not sure what I want, and I might want part of one thing but not other parts of it, etc. Mostly, I like learning about and contributing to knowledge about nutrition and herbal treatments for conditions that aren’t treated very well by conventional medicine.

I am great at science (majored in math and biology, have taken all premed courses except o-chem), and I have a lot of knowledge and experience about herbal and nutritional treatments for disease. I’m just interested in natural and nutritional medicine. I think it has a lot of potential to help in cases where mainstream medicine falls short.

I’m not even so certain I want to treat patients. I’m mostly interested in being involved in natural medicine – learning about it and maybe contributing to knowledge about it, even through research.

Is there much holistic scientific research being done, say, in Boston? I enjoy reading scientific papers and taking advanced biology courses, but I’m not so sure I’d want to research the same small topic my whole life, and tenure track scares me off.

I could think about being an MD/PhD, but it’s a long degree and I’m not sure if I could get admitted. I’ve had serious health problems for several years and my resume is not so great (have not been able to work for two years until recently). I do test well, so I probably could get a good MCAT score. I have a lot of previous research experience, but my best work (including some publications) was done many years ago–in my last few research positions, I was already starting to come down with illness and my performance was not as good. In general, I haven’t done anything impressive since my first or second year of college, and then I haven’t been able to work for two years after college, due to illness (from which I am recovering now).

I would love to be a naturopathic doctor, for all the education on holistic treatments, but I’m scared off by the ratio of education ($80-100K) to career outlook (difficult, especially in states where they can’t take insurance).

I would consider being a nurse practitioner, and there is an excellent direct-entry masters program very close to where I live. However, I don’t think I’d be able to prescribe the treatments above, since they wouldn’t be in my scope of practice.

Are there other career options – or combinations of options, like adding more certifications on to a nurse practitioner degree – that would enable me to help patients using nutrition and supplements – but which would not put me into a strained financial position (the way being a naturopathic doctor might)?

My dream would be to help mental illness patients with supportive nutritional therapy (in addition to psychiatric medication, or as a first approach for non-serious mental illness). Another dream would be to do research about nutritional treatments for depression and other mental illness, but looking at subpopulations of people who might be depressed for different reasons – e.g. high homocysteine, low Vitamin D, etc.


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Graham asks…

are one source multivitamins synthetic or natural?

I heared that synthetic vitamins pretty much do nothing to your body, so your money is just going down the drain. For example, Vitamin C needs all its cofactors to work efficienty, and only uses one of the many cofactors present in natural Vitamin C.

So, the company “One Source”. Is that really a good source of a dietary natural supplements for my vitamin intake? or is there a better, more efficient vitamin source than “One Source”.

Or should I just stick with natural occurring whole foods that contain these vitamins, because I seriously lack all of the necessary nutritional values a person must obtain on the daily, because nobody in my household can buy groceries anymore. So, I just want to know the best way to acquire these vitamins (A, B:1,2,3,6,12, C, D, E, K) to get my health back in order.

So, if any of you guys who have more of an experience with dietary supplements and viatamins can help me, that would be great. If possible, I was also wondering what you guys eat on a daily basis to get a better feel of what I should eat, especially considering that I have a high metabolism, and a lack of nutrients.

Thank you to all that can help.


I strongly advocate natural food. In order that there is adequate nutrition, make sure that you take white, yellow, red, black and green food. Avoid deep fried food. Be a vegetarian if possible.

As for supplements, take them only occassionally. Vegetarians are known to lack B12. But C is good despite some negative remarks in the medical circle. I certainly always benefit from taking C. Recently I come across another supplement: Magnesium chloride. It seems to be beneficial in many ways. You can read more at

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