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Medical researcher (male).
Over 25 years research experience in GI and weight loss. I read the medical literature (it's my job!) and try to keep up with the latest.
Medical researcher (male).
Over 25 years research experience in GI and weight loss. I read the medical literature (it's my job!) and try to keep up with the latest.



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The latest recommendations from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science, Dietary Reference Intake for Electrolytes and Water says..."The fluids consumed do not have to be only water. Individuals can obtain their fluids from a variety of beverages and foods. Contrary to popular opinion, consumers do not need to consume "eight glasses of water a day" to meet their fluid needs.

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2/12/2014 9:21:43 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon Always so refreshing to see a well-informed voice of sanity, science, reason, and intelligence on the boards! Thanks for your contributions; they are much appreciated. - Susan

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11/6/2012 8:34:41 PM

Please continue to be the voice of reason on the message boards. Your knowledge is much appreciated.

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12/3/2010 9:44:28 PM

Are you still around? I'm a public health student interested in working on obesity/weight loss/etc. issues. I'd love to talk with you!

ps. You are very abrasive in your message board posts, but I could see how it would be frustrating given the amount of mythical information in nutrition/weight loss/health

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2/23/2010 3:21:58 PM

I just wanted to drop you a line, because I was quite upset with your approach on the message boards-and I've noticed that you communicate that way alot.

You sound like a knowledgeable person in your field, perhaps it's time to start working on those communication skills.

I'd like SPARK to be a positive place to come to-and your responses are unnecessarily harsh. Just wanted to let you know you what a negative impact you had on me.

After reading many of your blogs/posts, I wanted to let you know that I appreciate your knowledge, and I actually agree with 99% of what you have to say (which you may not care either way-as I am simply a lay person when it comes to your field of expertise).

I believe your message gets lost, however, underneath the hostile presentation of it. I'm sure that you have been frustrated for years with lay people "sharing" their stories and whatnot, but try to cut us a little slack. I am interested in what you have to say, however, it's hard to get past the angry insults.

Not all of us have access to the information you have. And we tend to "trust" those with the MD titles.

I was so upset by your hostile response to my comment, that I said some sarcastic things myself. I apologize for my part of our arguement.

I think if you had more details on my experience with the so called "cleanse" that I did, you would see that it wasn't the type of cleanse/detox you are against (which I am also against). I don't advocate detoxes. I was just sharing my experience.

In any case, (whether you care or not) I wish you well, and look forward to reading your future posts/blogs. Take care!
A little more patience - emoticon

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3/20/2009 4:57:20 AM

Greetings, OPUSEVA! I just wanted to say, you made me LOL with your post on the message boards about the daikon/carrot thread. I think a lot of us were thinking the same thing.

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