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Can you give a child too many vitamins so that become sick?

Can you give a child too many vitamins so that become sick?

YES: Yes, there is a limit to everything and large doses of vitamins can be dangerous and even deadly. Stick to recommended daily doses. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if dentists want kids to get cavities so they would have a lot of fillings to do, thus making a lot of money?

Can you tell me if dentists want kids to get cavities so they would have a lot of fillings to do, thus making a lot of money?

You got it all wrong: Dentistry, as a profession, has tried just about everything to prevent decay in all patients, especially children . Fluoridation, specialized toothpastes ; mouthwashes, and public education all have brought down the incidence of decay over the last 50 years. There is more than enough dentistry to do on adults who ignore their health to keep every dentist busy for a very long time. Think about it. ...Read more

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If I give my children a pretty balanced diet, are there any particular vitamins they won't get enough of?

If I give my children a pretty balanced diet, are there any particular vitamins they won't get enough of?

D...: ...Tends to be the vitamin most often deficient in a normal diet. It's just too difficult to eat enough fish or drink enough milk for adequate levels of d to be maintained. ...Read more

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Can starving a child make them wanna eat more because they like to waist food ? Or is it not good for them .

Can starving a child make them wanna eat more because they like to waist food ? Or is it not good for them .

Poor thought: Please never give credit to a small child for adult thinking.They are not little big people.The first year they get all their needs met by adults which makes them feel like kings/queens.As they get older you may want them to "behave" and do what you want but they still think you serve them.They learn to be respectful / behave gradually if you respect & help them.Your suggestion could lead CPS to u ...Read more

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Can treating a child as if they were sick cause them to act sick or create symptoms that are not real?

Can treating a child as if they were sick cause them to act sick or create symptoms that are not real?

Yes: We all will often act the way someone expects if we want their attention. The answer to your question is yes, especially if repeated exams and tests indicate there is nothing wrong. Adopt a positive attitude and change the outlook by expecting wellness. Depression can also be a clue when someone is acting sick a lot. ...Read more

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What are good home remedies to give some one drinking a lot without them being too ill and not feeling great or to help settle the stomach?

What are good home remedies to give some one drinking a lot without them being too ill and not feeling great or to help settle the stomach?

Don't drink too much: Excessive drinking is a very serious problem. If someone drinks a lot & feels bad it's a message from their body that they are poisoning themselves. I'm reluctant to answer this as saying how to feel better may enable someone to continue drinking too much! that said, taking a good b complex before drinking & homeopathic nux vomica after may help. But someone drinking a lot should get help to stop! ...Read more

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How can I obtain a sharper mind? Is it possible to become a genius in a short time? What are some specific things I can do to become smarter?

How can I obtain a sharper mind? Is it possible to become a genius in a short time? What are some specific things I can do to become smarter?

Seriously?: Sorry, but your mind is like your body: you're stuck with the body and brain you were born with. You can't become a genius, in a short time or a long time, unless you were born a genius. However, like your body, your brain will improve with training. You can train your brain to use what you have. Not by bogus supplements or quack brain games, but by FORMAL EDUCATION & active & well-chosen reading. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if one has a natural birth, do they still give their child a vitamin K shot and etc?

Could you tell me if one has a natural birth, do they still give their child a vitamin K shot and etc?

Define natrural: Vitamin k is given to prevent neonatal bleeding in any form of delivery. Those who choose to deliver at home via u-tube video's or lay midwives in some states may not have access to this prescription injection medication.Oral preparations take days to begin working. Use of vitamin k is routine in all hospital based deliveries. ...Read more

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Vitamins are good for you, but what happens if you get too many? Can you "overdose"?

Vitamins are good for you, but what happens if you get too many? Can you "overdose"?

Yes: Some vitamins, if taken beyond the recommended dosage, can be toxic. They can also interact with any medications you have been prescribed. ...Read more

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What can a mother do better to teach her children how to live a healthy lifestyle? It's so scary grocery shopping nowadays. There's so much gmo's in our foods today. Not to mention all the chemicals known to cause cancer and other diseases too. I try t

What can a mother do better to teach her children how to live a healthy lifestyle? It's so scary grocery shopping nowadays.  There's so much gmo's in our foods today.  Not to mention all the chemicals known to cause cancer and other diseases too.  I try t

To : To maintain your sanity as a mother, you have to do our best and not be overwhelmed by all the things you read on the internet. When i look at topics posted, alot are not based on true science. It's hard to really know what to trust and what not to trust. As your budget allows try to avoid alot of processed foods. Organic is good but expensive. If you have outdoor space, grow a garden with your child/children. You may also have a nearby community garden spce if you don't have room where you live. Join a local coop for organic veggies and fruit. These local coops are great way to reduce the cost of organic produce. Wash fruits and vegetables well before consuming. Control what you can and try not to get too anxious about what you can't. ...Read more

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What are some yummy high-fiber foods that you can offer a child?

What are some yummy high-fiber foods that you can offer a child?

Whole grain, legumes: ...Fruits and vegetables. 100% whole wheat bread, brown rice and whole wheat crackers will be a hit with kids who like carbs. Most fresh fruits and green veggies are good sources of fiber, so prepare them in appealing ways. And don't forget legumes such as pinto or black beans and lentils which are packed with fiber. ...Read more

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I know too many synthetic vitamins can be toxic to your body so I avoid multivitamins but what about fortified foods, can you eat these freely?

I know too many synthetic vitamins can be toxic to your body so I avoid multivitamins but what about fortified foods, can you eat these freely?

Multivitamins: are like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very weak and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Fortified foods not really helpful. ...Read more

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Can I get sick from a vitamin A overdose if the source is carrots? Like, can eating to many carrots hurt you?

Can I get sick from a vitamin A overdose if the source is carrots? Like, can eating to many carrots hurt you?

Impossible,no but...: It is impossible to get Vit A toxicity from too many carrots because carrots have NO Vit A, only beta carotene that our bodies convert to A as needed. Too many carrots can make one's skin turn yellow-orange. This is commonly thought to be due to deposits of carotenoids in the skin but for a different perspective see http://bit.ly/U3TFoZ For more on the benefits of carrots see http://bit.ly/1jI5iGF ...Read more

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Can taking to many laxatives on accident make you very sick?

Can taking to many laxatives on accident make you very sick?

Yes: It will give you severe diarrhea and abdominal cramping. You will need to keep well hydrated. If symptoms are severs and you are getting dehydrated go to er. ...Read more

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Is b-12 good to take if your tired and don't have a whole lot of energy? Will it hurt you at all? What are reasons not to take it and too much?

Is b-12 good to take if your tired and don't have a whole lot of energy? Will it hurt you at all?  What are reasons not to take it and too much?

Probably not: Unlikely that a healthy 28 yo is B12 deficient, thus any impact on energy would be attributed to a placebo effect. Should not be harmful as B12 is ineffeciently absorbed. ...Read more

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How can a woman and man tell if they are fertile enough to have a baby?

How can a woman and man tell if they are fertile enough to have a baby?

Statistics: Most men and women are healthy and should be able to conceive. Only 15% of couples have trouble conceiving. Most women and men who have trouble getting pregnant are older, with medical problems like hypertension, Diabetes etc. at the age of 21, I would not worry so much. ...Read more