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Doctor insights on: Choline Betaine Diet Pregnancy

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Balanced diet during pregnancy now that aversions are gone. Vitamin has vitamin a from beta carotene only and no choline. 14 weeks. Deficiency?

Balanced diet  during pregnancy now that aversions are gone. Vitamin has vitamin a from beta carotene only and no choline. 14 weeks. Deficiency?

Should be ok...: A normal healthy pregnant woman eating a balanced diet and taking prenatal vitamins, in the United States or similar developed countries, does not need to worry about vitamin deficiencies. If she has a pre-existing disease that causes nutritional problems, then her ob-gyn and a nutritionist can investigate to see if changes in diet or supplements are needed. ...Read more

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What is the name of choline diet supplements?

What is the name of choline diet supplements?

There are several: lecithin is one. Various oils such as those from seafood (shrimp and scallops are uniquely good for this as well as the more usual oily fish salmon and tuna). http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=50 ...Read more

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What can I eat on low choline diet?

What can I eat on low choline diet?

Wouldn't want to: Essential nutrient needed for nerve function, healthy liver, kidney, muscle function. Choline goes into all cell membranes. Found in liver, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts, cauliflower, grains, wheat germ, other. ...Read more

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What do you think of nootropics? Specifically choline

What do you think of nootropics? Specifically choline

Placebo: Placebo....If sounds too good to be true...Run, don't walk away lest you not have change to feed parking meter when you are ready to go home. ...Read more

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Is choline helpful in case of severe asthma? Dr oz recommends it

Choline: Choline is a b vitamin found in many foods including muscle meats and fruits & veggies. Research evidence does not show it prevents asthma attacks. This should only be used as a supplement under the direction of physician who knows your asthma well. It never hurts to eat a healthy diet. Folks eating a mediterranean style diet (without supplements) have better control of their asthma. ...Read more

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What amount choline should I take for lucid dreaming?

With "Dream work up": In my opinion lucid dreaming is part of sleep hygiene, such as good and timely comfortable sleep. Choline is an amino acid that also promotes acetylcholine, therefore enhancing the expression of REM sleep. It can be cheaply found as a Lecithin supplement, but is also present in some common foods such as bananas, onions, soybeans, potatoes and plantains. I am not sure there are ways to get a dose. ...Read more

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Are choline and vitamins that help with concentration?

Are choline and vitamins that help with concentration?

Perhaps: Choline is a precursor to acetylcholine. It is categorized with b vitamins which are essential as co-factors in the conversion of many neurotransmitters which affect concentration. One of the best supplements I have found to help with concentration/add is l-theanine as it blocks the key excitatory neurotransmitter and helps with focus. It has no upper limits of doseage and is safe to use in kids. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Choline (Definition)

It's an essential nutrient that is abundant in the western diet, in fatty foods such as eggs and meats. In the body, choline is found in cell membranes, and is converted to acetylcholine - a neurotransmitter that is integral in processes such as ...Read more