- Q Is protein an important part of my diet?
Dr. Kelly Traver, Internal MedicineProtein is an essential nutrient. We can't live without it. Your body depends on protein for many important roles. Proteins are constantly broken down in your body. In most instances, the proteins are retained and reused, but a continual supply of... Full Answer
- Q Should I increase protein in my diet if I want to exercise more?
Dr. Kelly Traver, Internal MedicineMany people wonder if they need more protein when they increase the amount of exercise they do. Most Americans get more than enough protein for even the most vigorous exercise. Endurance athletes may need more protein, but their higher caloric intake... Full Answer
- Q Is tryptophan beneficial for my health?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyThere is reliable evidence that tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan) could be beneficial for your health under certain circumstances. For instance, it may help to decrease premenstrual mood swings, tension and irritability, and it may help if... Full Answer