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A 33-year-old member asked:

Could vitamin/mineral supplements be an effective way to help prevent chronic disease?

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Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 37 years experience
The whole picture: Choosing a healthy lifestyle with good sleep, exercise, and a very healthy diet, along with a healthy attitude and social life are the best way to prevent chronic disease. See a functional medicine practitioner to address your specific needs related to what your hereditary and lifestyle risks might be for the many chronic diseases that impact us. Sometimes specific supplements are appropriate.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can taking vitamin or mineral supplements help my rls?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
In some cases yes...: If you have iron deficiency then iron may help. High doses of Folic Acid (5-10 mg/day) has been shown to help the familial form of RLS & RLS in pregnancy. Magnesium is also often helpful- i recommend magnesium taurate, glycinate or citrate in doses of 200 mg morning and bedtime. Further information is available at http://www.Lef.Org/protocols/neurological/restless_leg_syndrome_01.Htm.
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