What is Natural Foods?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Generic name: Diet

Natural foods and "all natural foods" are widely used terms with various meanings and no legal definition. Although "natural foods" are often assumed to be foods that are minimally processed in reality, neither the FDA nor the USDA has rules for “natural”.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 3 3
Fibromyalgia 2 1
Acid reflux 1 1
Bowel irritability 1 0
Immune system weak 1 1
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Natural Foods

Side effect Patients
Abdominal bloating 1
Flatulence 1
Stomach pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Natural Foods

Dosage Patients
daily 1

Duration

Currently using Natural Foods

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Natural Foods.