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are vitamins necessary if you consume three meals a day?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Vitamins: Many prepared foods might contain some vitamin D but, unless you are taking three foods a day each with vitamin D, you should have no trouble. All else being equal, 1000 units of vitamin D once a day should be safe and OK.

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When do I need to give my babies vitamins?

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 30 years experience
No: There is no perfect time or age to start vitamin. It depends on indvidual needs. It is recommended by aap that if you infant is exclusively breast fed or mostly breast fed should take vitamin d.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to not feel my baby move for a day?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on how far along you are. Most women feel movment first at 18-20 weeks. From there until about 30 weeks fetal movements may not be regular and you may not feel them every day. After 30 weeks, you should feel your baby move every day. If you are ever worried it is easier and safer to get checked then to stay at home wondering.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Should I be worried if I feel my baby move less than 10 times a day?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Preventive Medicine 20 years experience
No: Not necessarily. A lot of times, you are so busy throughout the day that you did not recognize all the baby movement. If this is the case, drink a glass of ice cold water (may stimulate baby a bit more), and lie down in a dark, quiet room. You can now focus on baby movements and should count multiple movements in a 30 minute period. Try to replicate this as best as possible throughout the day.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can a specific type vitamin help with depression?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Certain vitamins: Depression first of all needs a good evaluation by an experienced psychiatrist or psychologist. Sometimes psychotherapy alone can help; sometimes antidepressants are needed also. Low vitamin d levels have some correlation with depression. Some data shows that low B12 and folate can accompany depression too. While replenishing these nutrients may not cure depression by themselves, they may help.
A 24-year-old female asked:

Is the brand name water, vitamin water really a healthy choice? One of the ingredients is reverse osmosis water, what s that? Do doctors advice against it?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
It's all relative: Most of the vitamin waters contain 32 grams (6+ tsp) of sugar; any drink with that much sugar is not particularly healthy. But it does have small amounts of vitamins (mostly vit c & some b's). Reverse osmosis is a good form of water purification. Compared to a soda, that has over twice as much sugar & no vitamins, it is a healthy choice, but compared to pure water & a vitamin pill not so good!
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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The vitamin water I like most is XXX because of the healthy antioxidants from fruits that are added. Overall though, the healthiest drink is water, but I advise avoiding fluoridated water, which is tricky because over 70% of our country's water supply is fluoridated! Reverse osmosis does remove fluoride from water so at least Vitamin Water is free of fluoride. Spring water is another source of fluoride-free water. See http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/21/fluoride-health-hazards.aspx and http://www.naturalchoice.net/articles/flouride.htm
Dec 29, 2012
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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Instead of "Vitamin Water" you can try adding a packet of EmergenC (or similar products like OxyLent) to spring water. This will give a much higher levels of vitamins and much less sugar (6 grams), has a variety of nice fruit flavors and costs much less.
Dec 30, 2012

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