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Can it be damaging to take in multivitamin supplements when eating big quantities of broccoli, kale, spinach and other very rich vegetables everyday?

Can it be damaging to take in multivitamin supplements when eating big quantities of broccoli, kale, spinach and other very rich vegetables everyday?

Of course: Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. That's true for all things in life. Remember, do everything in moderation. ...Read more

Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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Does all fruit and vegetables have vitamin and minerals?

Does all fruit and vegetables have vitamin and minerals?

Yes: Mother nature takes care of us if we respect her. The trouble is that farming practices are not as good as they should be so try to find organically grown fruit and veg. Best place is the farmers' market. ...Read more

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I consistently have elevated platelets.Can i keep eating vegetables high in vitamin K such as spinach, kale, etc.?

I consistently have elevated platelets.Can i keep eating vegetables high in vitamin K such as spinach, kale, etc.?

Hematologist: Please see a blood doctor ( hematologist) to look at your platelets. Often it is from stress or weight gain, but be sure. Platelets do not usually get effected by iron ( kale, spinach) etc- that is anemia. ...Read more

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Do i boil the leafy greens veggies or eat them raw while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Do i boil the leafy greens veggies or eat them raw while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Cooking no change: Leafy green veggies have lots of good stuff for our bodies. You can continue eating them. Try to eat a consistent amount though. If you vary the amount you eat, your level of vitamin k will jack up and down, which will make your inr yo-yo. So eating a steady amount of leafy greens will help prevent this and you can keep getting the good healthy veggie benefits too, . ...Read more

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Can't one get their prenatal vitamins from fruits, dark green leafy vegetables too? Fish etc

Can't one get their prenatal vitamins from fruits, dark green leafy vegetables too? Fish etc

Yes: You certainly can. The only reason why such supplement is needed is due to the fact that many people do not consume a healthy enough diet and thus the supplement acts as an insurance policy. Regardless of what diet you adopt, be sure that it contains enough folic acid, calcium, and vitamin d3. ...Read more

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I'm taking prenatal vitamins as i'm ttc. They have 4, 000 iu vitamin a as beta-carotene. I eat lots leafy greens such as kale. Is that dangerous?

I'm taking prenatal vitamins as i'm ttc. They have 4, 000 iu vitamin a as beta-carotene. I eat lots leafy greens such as kale. Is that dangerous?

Not at all : Taking 10, 000 iu of pre-formed vit a during pregnancy is hazardous; docs generally advise limiting a to 4-8000 iu to be safe, but your prenatal contains no vitamin a; beta carotene is not vit a but a precursor your body can convert to a as needed. Beta carotene is not hazardous. See http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women.Html ; http://teratology.Org/pubs/vitamina.Htm. ...Read more

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I've been drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices and also started with supplements. Can someone have too much antioxidant intake?

I've been drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices and also started with supplements. Can someone have too much antioxidant intake?

No: The good thing about antioxidants is that the body can filter the excess. It is like vitamin c. The body will just filter it out. Now, that being said if you were to take massive amounts anything is possible and it may not be good for you. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional advantages of having various vegetables (i.E. Kale, swiss chard, and watercress)?

Nutritional variety: All vegetables (and fruits) contain vitamins, phytonutrients and antioxidants. But the concentration of these nutrients are different depending on the type of vegetable you eat. That's why it is important to eat a good variety. For example, kale contains the highest levels of antioxidants of all vegetables and is a good source of vitamin c. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily.Sugar from yogurt.

If sugar intake from fruits and honey can be too much? I eat a lot of honey, fresh and dry fruits such as raisin date and fig daily.Sugar from yogurt.

It depends : Even natural sugars have calories and can lead to weight gain if consumed in excess. However, our bodies process natural sugars better than refined ones. You are better off getting your sugars from natural products like fruits and honey because of the other nutrients they contain. As long as you are not diabetic your body should handle the sugars without difficulty. ...Read more

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Hi there. I'm slightly prehypertensive, and for general heart health, apart from exercise, etc., I take moderate amounts of several vasodilators, such as fish oil, garlic, hawthorn, celery seed, olive leaf, arginine, CoQ10, and reishi mushroom (as well a

Hi there.  I'm slightly prehypertensive, and for general heart health, apart from exercise, etc., I take moderate amounts of several vasodilators, such as fish oil, garlic, hawthorn, celery seed, olive leaf, arginine, CoQ10, and reishi mushroom (as well a

Need a big picture: Hi, Shaun, Make sure you had a stress test to see if blood pressure is overly elevated with exercise. This is an important marker of how your blood vessels react. Echocardiogram (which you had) and functional medicine testing may help to idenitify root cause of blood pressure elevation. You need blood work, heavy metal screen, and vascular reactivity assesment, maybe meds, and supplement tune up! ...Read more

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I mixed smoothie with apples, grapes, berries, raspberries, romaine spinach, almonds, and flax seeds. Will this help my skin? & do I drink it 2 a day?

I mixed smoothie with apples, grapes, berries, raspberries, romaine spinach, almonds, and flax seeds. Will this help my skin? & do I drink it 2 a day?

Maybe (not) . . .: I'm not aware of any randomized double blind placebo controlled trials demonstrating any benefit from a smoothie as described above in an adequate sized population of otherwise similar men & women. Nor am I aware of any dosing recommendations. However, I'm sure it's better than eating junk food! ...Read more

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How do u diet when all u like is meat and starches? I eat green beans, peas, bananas, apples, grapes, watermelon, and tomatoes. Help!

How do u diet when all u like is meat and starches? I eat green beans, peas, bananas, apples, grapes, watermelon, and tomatoes. Help!

Growing into Adults: There will be several opportunities in your life to change you life for the better. I would like you to re-read your question as if you are the teacher in class and there is a stubborn student who is clever and yet just cannot say the right answer. To be healthy you need to change your life. It is growing up and taking responsibility. Eating a balanced meal and living for health is possible. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the benefits of taking apricots prunes and walnuts in daily diet?

Doctors, what are the benefits of taking apricots prunes and walnuts in daily diet?

Vary diet: A varied diet keys for a healthier life. Walnuts are high in omegas 3s and essencial fatty acids ...Read more

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Vitamin K (Definition)

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in blood clotting. The body can store fat-soluble ...Read more


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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more