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Introducing NutriciaMetabolics.com

From little moments to big ones, we’re here for you Nutricia is proud to launch our newly redesigned NutriciaMetabolics.com website, formerly known as MedicalFood.com. NutriciaMetabolics.com has been rebuilt with you in mind. Our aim is to provide the Metabolic community with support from the littlest moments in life to the biggest ones. Here are a …

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Restaurant Food Guides: Common Low Protein Options on Restaurant Menus

Just because you have a metabolic condition like phenylketonuria (PKU), maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), homocystinuria (HCU), or another inborn error of metabolism disorder doesn’t mean you can’t order restaurant food. Here are helpful tips for navigating common restaurant menus in the U.S. and Canada and finding low protein options that fit your diet. Remember …

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Helping Families Find Formula Coverage: Nutricia Navigator

Obtaining health insurance coverage for metabolic formula can be stressful in our current times. You may have experienced challenges in getting your formula covered, such as loss of coverage due to an employment change, dropped coverage due to age, and the list goes on. We understand how complicated it can be. That’s why Nutricia Navigator …

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How to Explain Your Metabolic Disorder to Friends

Friends are so important to have in your life. Deciding to tell people that you have an inborn error of metabolism – such as phenylketonuria (PKU), maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), homocystinuria (HCU), or another condition – is a personal decision. We’re here to help if you feel like opening up to your friends about …

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Maintaining PHE levels during your 2nd trimester of pregnancy

Week 13 through 26 is considered the second trimester of your pregnancy. View PKU & Pregnancy: What to Expect blog here View Low Protein Diet Tips To Help You Get Through The 1st Trimester Of Pregnancy blog here During this time, you will continue to work closely with your clinic as only they can provide …

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Low protein diet tips to help you get through the 1st trimester of pregnancy

Congratulations on your pregnancy! These are exciting times. Don’t forget, working closely with your clinic is important before, during and after pregnancy. Your clinic can provide the best guidance for you and your baby. Once your blood phenylalanine (PHE) levels are well-controlled and you become pregnant you enter the first of three trimesters associated with …

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Sports Nutrition Basics for Active Individuals with Disorders of Amino Acid Metabolism – Part 2

We talked about general topics of sports nutrition in our last blog — let’s now discuss what is important BEFORE, DURING and AFTER exercise for people with an inborn error of amino acid metabolism such as Phenylketonuria (PKU), Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) or Homocystinuria (HCU). Before getting started, it is important to know that …

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Sports Nutrition Basics for Active Individuals with Disorders of Amino Acid Metabolism – Part 1

Participating in sports and fitness provides many benefits for health and wellbeing—and this holds true for many people with inherited metabolic disorders. Plenty of members of the metabolic community run races, dance, and play team sports to stay fit. James, a college sophomore with Phenylketonuria (PKU), for example, plays club soccer. (Read our interview with …

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Tips from college student on how to maintain a low protein diet while at school

Reflections from a rising sophomore managing PKU and a busy schedule This time last year as James Fryer was beginning his first year of college at Willamette University, he knew he was heading into a big life transition. Some of the adjustments proved more stressful than he anticipated. “Always remembering, on my own, to have …

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The Loprofin Pasta Story

Ever wonder where and how low protein pasta is made? Discover the story of Nutricia’s Loprofin pasta and what makes it tasty and convenient for those on a low protein diet.   Meet the Mennucci Family The Mennucci family began making Loprofin pasta almost 50 years ago in Tuscany, Italy. The operation is now in …

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A versatile low protein baking mix for breads, cookies, and more!

Loprofin Baking Mix from Nutricia North America is an all‐purpose, low protein baking mix. We created it so you can have an easier time making low protein baked goods and other recipes. Our Loprofin Baking Mix is suitable for those with PKU, MSUD, and other inborn errors of metabolism. We hope you get inspired to …

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A Love for Pasta

After an afternoon of shopping for all new teal colored outfits for my daughter, I came home to a very upset little girl. I somehow missed when her favorite color changed from teal to blue. I also seemed to have missed when she stopped liking apples for a snack. I ended up eating a lot …

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Introducing solid foods to your baby

Always consult your metabolic healthcare professional before introducing new foods or making any changes to your child’s diet. Introducing solids is an exciting time in your baby’s development, but it may come with some anxiety for you. That’s completely normal! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) currently recommends gradually introducing solid foods when a baby is …

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