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Are vitamins and other supplements important for your lung health?

Are vitamins and other supplements important for your lung health?

Yes: Vitamin d insufficiency has been linked to asthma and respiratory infections in kids and adults. Also, antioxidants like vitamins a, c and e as well as minerals like zinc and magnesium support healthy lung function. Omega 3 fatty acids and probiotics also may be effective for promoting a healthy respiratory system. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What are some beneficial vitamins and supplements for Crohn's disease to help keep your gut healthy?

What are some beneficial vitamins and supplements for Crohn's disease to help keep your gut healthy?

Vitamin D and...: Many supplements can be beneficial for those with crohn's. Vitamin d can be especially beneficial, but many other supplements, herbs and dietary changes can be very helpful. However, i strongly advise you consult with a holistic doctor knowledgeable in this area for guidance. See http://www.Crohnsforum.Com/showthread.Php?T=32036 for info and http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors to find a good doc! ...Read more

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What foods or vitamins are good for your liver and kidney?

What foods or vitamins are good for your liver and kidney?

Healthy diet, many: The best foods for your liver ; kidneys are organic fruits ; vegetables. Avoid fried foods, genetically modified foods ; limit sugars ; starches. Also avoid too much protein. All vitamins are necessary, esp. For your liver- it's best to get from diet but a quality multivitamin ; 5-8000 iu of d3 is reasonable. Acetaminophen causes liver damage- limit use ; take nac with it.See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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Which foods are good for your liver?

Which foods are good for your liver?

Liver: there are no foods which are specifically good for your liver. Having said that, if you have liver disease, you should avoid alcohol, certain medications, and raw seafood and shellfish. Otherwise, a diet high in vegetables and fruits and low in fatty fried food is probably your best bet. Good luck. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements are good for your kidneys?

What herbal supplements are good for your kidneys?

Water: Your kidneys are big filters. Just like with any filter, best work and flow occurs when they are kept clean and fluid flowing freely. The best way to achieve this is not with pollutants to the filter such as with added supplements and substances that the kidneys must filter, but rather by keeping the flow going by drinking adequate water and then some more. Adults should be drinking 60-80 ounces/d. ...Read more

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Can a vegan get all the necessary nutrients from plants, supplements and fortified foods? Are there other issues to consider?

Can a vegan get all the necessary nutrients from plants, supplements and fortified foods? Are there other issues to consider?

Yes, but takes work: Yes it is possible, but t takes planning, thought, and some work. Dining out vegan is getting easier in a lot of places, but can still be challenging. Bad vegan choices can be pretty unhealthy, e.g. French fries and fried zucchini sticks too. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins, supplements and teas for anxiety and stress?

What are the best vitamins, supplements and teas for anxiety and stress?

Talk to dr.first: Kava -- might relax you w/o the feelings of sedation, but in some studies was linked to liver problems. If you have liver problems, don't take it w/o discussing with your doctor first. Vit. B and Folic Acid are believed to affect production of neurotransmitters and thus help with anxiety. Valerian -- helps with sleep and is believed to help with anxiety. Practice relaxation, healthy nutrition. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits from multivitamins and minerals?

Depends: I believe in taking vitamins and minerals that you need. When taking pharmaceutical grade vitamins (most common are fish oil, b's and d's) people feel better. If you are not getting a step up with vitamins within 3 weeks, they are not doing anything for you. Good vitamins will dissolve in vinegar within 15minutes so test yours out to see if they are any good. ...Read more

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Please explain what foods and supplements are good for strengthening the immune system?

Please explain what foods and supplements are good for strengthening the immune system?

I wish there was: There really isn't any substitute for optimal health. Proper nutrition and vitamin supplements if not eating well, exercise and adequate sleep. Avoid smoking, reduce stress and alcohol. The stuff you already know. ...Read more

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What are some good supplements to take for increasing your memory?

What are some good supplements to take for increasing your memory?

Depends. : If you are having memory problems you should be evaluated first by your internist. An evaluation should be done to first find out what is causing the problem. That will dictate the treatment. ...Read more

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What are the different kind of foods and vitamins that are good for your liver?

What are the different kind of foods and vitamins that are good for your liver?

Healthy lifestyle: Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, avoiding excessive calories, fats, and alcohol, and maintaining normal weight are all factors that promote and maintain health and therefore promote a healthy liver. I don't think that there's a "fix" for chronic liver disease. ...Read more

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What supplements are good for my overall nutritional requirements?

What supplements are good for my overall nutritional requirements?

Supplements: Overall nutritional requirements should come from a healthy balanced diet of fruits, nuts, veggies, protein, & healthy fats. Beyond that, consider starting with a purified omega and coq 10 ubiquinol. ...Read more

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Are multi vitamins necessary for good health and if so which one do you recommend?

Are multi vitamins necessary for good health and if so which one do you recommend?

Generally not needed: If diet and underlying health is good there is no need for supplementation. There is little difference among the vitamins except for price. The cheapest one that appears to be a reliable brand is probably your best bet. ...Read more

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What are the important dietary supplements for vegetarians?

What are the important dietary supplements for vegetarians?

Vitamin B-12: Vegetarians can get all the nutrition they need except for vitamine b-12, which is only found in animal-based foods. Be sure to get some protein - nuts, seeds, eggs, cheese are good sources of protein. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more