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Do Bananas Have Vitamin K
Need more diet nfo: While enriched bread has Folic Acid added, the best natural sources of folate (folic acid) are lentils, beans, dark leafy greens, broccoli & asparagus, so whether you are deficient depends on your intake of those, as well as genetics. Deficiency symptoms include fatigue, irritability, insomnia, depression and gingivitis. Deficiency increases risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia. See comment for more:. ...Read more
Are Vit D supplements (1000-2000 IU daily) helpful? I don't get much sun in winter. I do eat a fairly balanced diet. How is Vit D helpful?
Dose Coumadin (warfarin) have vitamin K in it if so, do u have any sugesstions on what veggies i can eat?
Be constant: There are diff ways to manage vegetables with coumadin (warfarin). I prefer this way: it is safe to eat any green veges, but must eat about the same amount every day. Your dose of Coumadin (warfarin) is adjusted to your diet. This way is safer and gives better results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vitamin D 25 O showed 28.9ng/dL(Insufficiency) in July. Should I take vitamin supplements? If so, what kind?
If i take vitamin d supplements, do I need to take magnesium supplements along with it to improve vitamine d absorption? And to prevent mag depletion?
Challenge for vegans: B12 is necessary for nerve & red blood cells. Top dietary sources are beef/turkey/chicken/salmon/clams/oysters/crab--challenging for vegetarians! Top folic acid foods are fortified cereals/lentils/spinach/broccoli/white beans/asparagus/cantaloupe/eggs. As for zinc: again fortified cereals and pasta, back to oysters. Statistically, most Americans get zinc from red meat and poultry. ...Read more
Vitamin D: Many Americans increasingly have a vitamin D deficiency. Simply taking a multi Vitamin probably does not provide enough vitamin D for adequate supplementation to our diets. Vitamin D is actually a hormone and plays a vital role in our health. Consider taking a specific and vitamin D supplement in consultation with your dr. Vitamin D levels must be monitored. Too much or too low are both bad ...Read more
If i take fish oil, vitamin c, b-100, vitamin d, red yeast rice, probiotics, calcium pill, do I still need a multivitamin?
I consistently have elevated platelets.Can i keep eating vegetables high in vitamin K such as spinach, kale, etc.?
What do you think about vit k, magnesium, vit d and rice bran extract as antidotes to coronary calcification? Why do docs only focus on lowering chol?
Worthless: None of these (except vitamin d) will do anything positive for coronary calcification or any other bodily function. Doctors focus on cholesterol along with many other factors because doing so saves lives. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet -- if you do, you will die sooner than necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I'm allergic to vitamin b does that mean I cannot eat anything that has vitamin b like almonds and bananas?
Impossible: No one is allergic to vitamin B. ...Read more
Sun light,vegtable : In addition to sunlight, some foods give you small amounts of vitamin d. Oily, cold water fish provide some vitamin d, as do vitamin d fortified foods such as orange juice, cereals, milk, yogurt and some grains. Eggs are also a minor source of vitamin d. Relying solely on food sources and no sun exposure for your vitamin d requirements may leave you deficient in vitamin d. ...Read more
What are other ways to improve a Vit. D deficiency without having to drink milk or take Vit. D supplement tablets? Thanks!
Sunlight/salmon/egg: 23 year old female asks; What other ways to improve Vit D deficiency without having to drink milk or take Vit D supplement tablets? Sunlight, direct sunlight to the skin for as little as 15 to 30 minutes can make up to 600 IU equivalent of Vit D in Diet/ Supplement. Other sources; salmon, tuna, egg yolk, fortified cereals, beef liver. Note, too much Vit D has side effects If >4000IU check with MD ...Read more
How much potassium supplements should I take over-the-counter for low potassium levels
I have hypokalimea?
Here are some ...: Your clinical profile suggested you've been under professional care so ti would be most reasonable and beneficial for you to address this Q to your existing Doc since she/he knows the most about your conditions and the best about what you need than anyone else. So, contact Doc timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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