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I have a 15-year-old brother that won’t eat. He only eats carbs, sugar and crap even though our mom fixes wonderful meals like roast beef, chicken, hamburgers, etc. with potatoes and veggies and homemade treats. My brother is very skinny– weighs under 130 and he is almost 6 feet tall. My family is very concerned about him, because sometimes he will go all day without eating. I have spent days with him, where he does not eat all day, and then when he does eat, its crackers, cold cereal, cookies, top ramen, and any candy he can find. He also sneaks any kind of pop; Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper and Coke. In addition, my brother was diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). He pulls and tugs on his hair all the time, to the point that he pulls some of it out, and has bald spots on the top of his head. His ADHD meds seem to kill his appetite even more. My family and I are worried and want to help my brother but we don’t know how. PLEASE help us. Thanks.

There a few things that are concerning in your questions. As you realize, your brother’s eating behaviors are not healthy for a boy his age or height. It sounds like when … read more

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Fruit

You may have heard that eating fruits (and vegetables) is good for you, but why? Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of … read more

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Serving Size and Portions

Understanding the nutritional content of a meal is important. To help determine the nutritional content of your meals, most foods, with the exception of fruits, vegetables and some prepared foods, … read more

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Zinc

What is zinc? Zinc is a mineral that is important for your immune system. Zinc is also needed for wound healing and normal growth developement. How much zinc do I … read more

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dietary supplementsVitamin B12

Why is Vitamin B12 important? Vitamin B12 is needed to keep your blood cells healthy and is used by the body to make proteins like hormones and enzymes needed for … read more

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Vitamin D

You may know that vitamin D is important for you, but do you also know that you can get vitamin D from the sun? Read on to learn how you … read more

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