Nutrition Tips from the Emergency Physician

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Nutrition in the Emergency Department? Has this ever come up in your practice? Rarely, do we address nutritional issues as emergency physicians. At times, patients ask me for nutritional advice or alternative methods to help with their disease processes. They want to know alternatives or what they can do to boost their energy, decrease headaches, or what they can do to stay in shape. In other cases, patients may have a viral syndrome or other nonemergent condition that does not require prescription medication, but may benefit from nutritional support.