A 18-year-old female asked:
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i'm in recovery for ednos(purging&starving)i've accumulated quite a few deficiencies. where do i start on bringing those vitamins back into my diet?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Real Food; not MVit: Study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1488259 & https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1511502 & realize eating disorders are driven by internalized self-image, life-experience & major confusion issues. ENDOS just a label for manifestations/distractions of focus, not actual issues driving the self-destruction. Food is used for both reward & self-blame/not-perfect for wrong reasons.
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
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Vitamins common all foods from nature, thus eat Real Food. The one commonly low vitamin for US citizens, partly due to both our protected (from sun damage of skin & lens of our eyes) lifestyle combined with unhealthy low fat diet, is D3. However, too much vitamin, esp. fat soluble ones, are also toxic; best check concentration & explicitly target healthy concentrations. Be wary of mass marketing.
Oct 14, 2014
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Healthy foods &supps: Vegetables & fruits are relatively rich in vitamins compared to other foods. Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian Diet emphasizes foods rich in vitamins & phytonutrients. See http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg But even those eating a healthy diet are often deficient in vits & minerals so a quality multivitamin is advised- see http://www.multivitaminguide.org/ Everyone should take about 5000 iu of D if fall & winter.
Answered on Oct 13, 2014
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