dotFIT

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dotFIT offers fitness and nutrition education as well as nutritional supplements to people all over the world. Founded in 2008, the dotFIT team is comprised of industry experts, including registered dietitians, who have been providing proven solutions for nutrition, fitness and weight control for the past 25 years.
 
Through dotFIT, Sharecare users have access to free educational resources, including online workshops, personalized supplement recommendations, and all the science behind the supplement formulas presented in an easy-to-understand format. The Sharecare Fitness App is powered by the online fitness and nutrition program originally developed by dotFIT.

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  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    How do I avoid starvation mode if I reach an exercise plateau?

    First of all the “starvation mode” does not exist for any human being. Unfortunately, even some well-known health professionals have contributed to this myth, but it is simply not true. The so-called “starvation mode” is the point where the body supposedly decides not to lose more weight, even when you eat &...Read More
  • Scott Pullen - Gilbert, AZ - Fitness
    Scott Pullen of dotFIT answered:

    Is strontium citrate safe and effective?

    Yes. The element strontium may conjure up images of radioactive isotopes from radioactive fallout in the 50s, but elementally stable strontium is used in toothpaste for sensitive teeth, to treat bone pain and in the treatment of osteoporosis. It is safe in supplemental intake levels of up to 680mg...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    What are some benefits of drinking alcohol?

    It's a slippery slope. Although there are health benefits associated with moderate alcohol consumption, it's not clear if it's truly alcohol itself or the lifestyle of the people who drink moderately that's making the difference. That said, the association appears warranted. Moderate alcohol consumption...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    How much calcium do I need after parathyroid removal?

    The answer must come from the surgeon who removes the gland. Everyone is different and especially based on age. Before surgery you will be given a general idea of amounts needed. Basically it's around 333 mg every 2-4 hours, but after surgery, the patient may dictate how much they need (especially if they are younger adults or teens)...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    Does white wine provide the same heart benefits as red wine?

    Maybe not all the benefits related to red wine's purported protection against cardiovascular disease, but white wine probably also delivers some benefits since it contains alcohol. While red wine clearly has more antioxidants (reds are made from the whole grape including skin and often seeds) than white wine...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    What is the correlation between body fat and body weight?

    Body fat is the portion of your total weight that is fatty (adipose) tissue. Body weight includes body fat and all other components of your body including bone, organs, fluid, muscle, etc. Body fat is typically shown as a percentage of your total weight. For example, someone weighing 200 lbs with...Read More
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    dotFIT answered:

    What is the best vitamin for age 50 plus?

    A formula should consider the requirements of older individuals in helping to combat potentially preventable diseases such as dementia, osteoporosis and heart disease.

    It should contain optimal doses of Folate, B6 and B12 along with bone‐building nutrients such as Vitamin D, Vitamin A (also beta...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    Can multivitamins help me to gain weight?

    If you are deficient in any of the essential nutrients involved in developing and building muscle the answer is yes. Our recommendation is that everyone, young, old or no matter the fitness goal, should use a daily multivitamin and mineral formula (MVM) just like all the athletes we work with because...Read More
  • Chad Kramer - Newbury Park, CA - Fitness
    Chad Kramer of dotFIT answered:

    What are the side effects of instant protein?

    Unless your doctor has diagnosed you with a condition where you need to avoid this type of protein or simply need to keep your protein level below a certain amount, there should be no harmful side effects of using instant protein (protein powder/replacement). Some people may get bloated or diarrhea...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:

    How does having low iron affect my ability to lose weight?

    Low iron means low energy, potentially leading to burning fewer calories and therefore forcing you to continue to lower your calorie intake to lose weight. That would be the primary way low iron effects fat/weight loss. Keep this in mind: take in fewer calories than you burn and you will always lose weight....Read More
  • Scott Pullen - Gilbert, AZ - Fitness
    Scott Pullen of dotFIT answered:

    What's a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes?

    The salt, butter and cream of many mashed potato recipes can really wreak havoc on your healthy eating plans. Try using garlic to add flavor instead of salt. I have also seen recipes using low-sodium chicken broth to add flavor. In place of butter and cream, try using low-fat sour cream. Even just...Read More
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    dotFIT has updated a blog entry:
    Are you having trouble finding products for your baby that are both non toxic and eco-friendly? Just like Nourish, The Honest Company strives to simplify...Full Post
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    dotFIT answered:

    What is spirulina?

    It is used orally for weight loss, oral leukoplakia (patches on the tongue, in the mouth, or on the inside of the cheek that occur in response to long-term irritation), and obstetric and gynecological disorders. Blue-green algae is also used for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pr...Read More
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:

    Are meal shakes safe for a person with type 2 diabetes?

    As long as you are properly managing your blood sugar levels, meal replacement (MR) shakes that contain significant fiber and relatively low sugar should be safe when used as directed. The dotFIT LeanMR Meal Replacement formula is both high in fiber, low in sugar and contains a slower releasing c...Read More
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    dotFIT has updated a blog entry:
    Did you know your child likes to exercise in different ways than you do? Easter egg hunts and spoon races are great ways to get your child active this...Full Post