Failure to do so results in their immune system producing antibodies which attacks the lining of their bowel causing them to have abdominal pains, constipation/diarrhoea, bloating, difficulty in gaining weight in childhood or maintaining weight in adulthood and anaemia. Because it affects the way their body can absorb nutrients it can also lead to osteoporosis and increase their risk of bowel cancer. Some foods can be bought that are labelled ‘gluten free’ but tend to be more expensive. • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the term used to describe a condition when on inspection of the bowel everything seems normal, but the person suffers with symptoms like abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating and constipation/diarrhoea. The person may want to keep a food diary to help discover which foods make their condition worse and avoid them in the future.
As many people would recognize, there is a rising obesity problem in America and there are many influences that could contribute to this. Fast food is not the healthiest choice but, they should not be to blame for making children obese. In David Zinczenko’s “Don’t Blame the Eater” he talks about how the obese population is blaming fast food companies for their health situations. He begins his argument with what he observes as a ridiculous headline, which is that kids are suing McDonalds for being fat. David starts by teasing these overweight individuals that are bring a lawsuit against McDonalds, but then later admits that he used to be overweight as a child and was able to change his life around.
They think that these things happened to them because they were fat and if they were thin they wouldn’t have to go through that pain again. • Failure Many eating disorder patients are perfectionists and have very high expectations for themselves so if they fail an exam, get let go from a job or lose to someone else it makes them feel worthless or shameful.they think that if they were to lose wait they are improving upon
“Diabetes can be tackled in different ways- by insulin and diet” (Rudy, 1999, page 19) Diet, when someone had diabetes it is best for their health to cut right down on the unhealthy foods, and stick to the health foods, this is due to the effectiveness of the medication you are on. If you eat junk food and do not eat healthy then your medication will not be as effective as it could be. Sticking to regular mealtimes is also another thing that could help you feel better as it will keep your “blood glucose levels under control”. (Rudy, 1999, page 20) There are 2 types of carbohydrates, 1 that is good for controlling diabetes and 1 that is really bad, these are starchy and sugary. Sugary- this is the 1 that people with diabetes should stay clear of, this is due to the “glucose getting into your bloodstream fast, this could cause a sudden rise in blood glucose levels”.
Unit 49 DEM302 Understand and Meet the Nutritional Requirements of Individuals with Dementia This unit is about understanding that individuals may have specific nutritional needs because of their experience of dementia. Learners will develop their knowledge and skills in meeting these nutritional requirements and be able to provide evidence of their competence to enable individuals with dementia to eat and drink well. Question 1 Describe how cognitive, functional and emotional changes associated with dementia can affect eating, drinking and nutrition. (1.1) A dementia patient will make poorer choices about the foods and drinks they wish to consume. Often just knowing that we are thirsty as opposed to hungry will lead to a better choice being made in selecting drink over food.
• How does a person’s food pattern over time contribute to the development of diseases? Provide examples. Aside from genetics, environmental factors including diet contribute significantly to the overall health of the individual. Many diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease are linked to improper diet. People who eat lots of sugary foods may
Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia. Outcome 1 1) People with dementia can easily forget to eat and drink or if they have eaten or drunk sometimes they want more when they have already eaten, they can for get their likes / disli,kes, these can have various consequences to their well being I.e Lose / gain weight , eat the wrong foods especially if they have dietary problems ( diabetic or allergies, high cholesterol. Some people with dementia need observing, prompting and encouragement. 2) Poor nutrition due to lack of sustenance can cause brain and health deterioration as not they are not getting the correct balanced diet. 3) Forgetting to eat or drink/ eaten or drunk can cause distress and emotional problems, also could cause health problems I.e Bowl movement, bladder problems (UTI’s), challenging behaviour, problems when assisting to eat.
Although some might agree that companies like McDonalds, provide tasty foods to its customers, the food that is sold is unhealthy to eat because it contains cheap products, like soy, that contribute to the obesity of one’s health. When it comes to children’s health, they are exposed to many health issues at an early age, like diabetes and high cholesterol. However, people will still buy these unhealthy items because it has an inexpensive value. Price and accessibility make it convenient for those who are suffering from poverty because their priority is to maximize the value of their dollar. Many individuals living in these conditions prefer this choice rather than spending.
People that live in poverty are assumed to have diets consisting of more fats, carbohydrates and processed foods which lead to a higher BMI (Body Mass Index, an indicator for excess body fat). The gaveled choice of high calorie and unhealthy food due to “food insecurity” is not a valid reason as to why obesity tracks with poverty since wholesome food has become much more affordable over the years; instead, it is the nature of the environmental influences and behavior that primarily impacts obesity. A few years ago, I met a friend named Jerimiah West that lived in poverty somewhere in the slums of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Jerimiah and his siblings received food stamps from the government through a direct payment card to buy food. He is very close to being considered obese and the reason why is due to his sedentary life of playing video games about 14 hours a day, along with the type of food he consumes on a daily basis.
America’s Obesity The number one problem Americans as a whole face today is their increasing obesity percentage. Sadly, a common mistake is that obesity is simply caused from over eating, so many people will begin to rapidly slow their intact of food. This could result in eating disorders and fluctuating weight which is even worse for the body. Everyone who suffers obesity have their own individual cause of this ‘disorder.’ The best way to combat obesity is to consult a physician, and from there the physician can come to a conclusion of what is causing the obesity. Once a true cause has been found a true solution can be derived.