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What's the latest research on the interaction/detrimental effects of vitamin a (eg from raw carrots) on vitamin D3 (from sunlight) effectiveness?
Militant fringe: This is at present a fringe idea, primarily the work of a handful of pro-vitamin-d, anti-vitamin-a militants on anti-doctor websites; the centerpiece is a 2009 number-crunch journal article on vitamin d levels and colon cancer with a tiny sidebar on vitamin a. I hesitate to draw cause-and-effect conclusions from studies based only on statistics without an obvious mechanism. ...Read more
Your opinion on Liver care by Himalaya? Cited 182 clinical studies on product, on market since 55. Just curious about your take on supplements. Thx!:)
Excellent supplement: Not all supplements are safe and effective and some don't even contain what is claimed, but LiverCare is a quality supplement with impressive research to support its effectiveness. In the past I have seen some of these studies as they were linked on Himalaya's web site, so was disappointed to not find those links tonite, but having seen them before many of the studies were very impressive. ...Read more
Use common sense: I am a skier, but have a daughter who snowboards. I would suggest if you are a beginner take lessons, get proper instruction, wear proper clothing for being outside. make sure you are in proper health, check with your doctor. be prepare to fall a lot, if you are a beginner. Don't take anything on, you can't handle. ...Read more
Accurate: They are accurate but you have to know what the government allows. For example, gluten free, means it has less gluten in parts that the government decides is gluten free. It isnt 100% gluten free or devoid of gluten. The salt content, protein, carb and fat contents are accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very controversial.: Aside from bone health studies have suggested that vitamin d deficiency is harmful for diabetics, fighting infection, depression, cancer and a variety of other ailments. There is considerable disagreement as to the benefits of vitamin d. Large long term studies are required to settle the issue. ...Read more
Coffee: Coffee has been studied for years. It seems like every few months I see info on it. Latest info I saw was it decreases the incidence of gallstones. Some instant coffee's contain partially-hydrogenated oils. These oils are not healthy at all. Coffee stains your teeth but can be bleached out ;-) http://www.bantransfats.com/abouttransfat.html ...Read more
2 g a day: You dont want to exceed 2 g a day total daily intake of salt. If youre eating a product, see how much salt per serving and how many servings youre having. Take into account what you already had that had salt and what you may have latter that will contain salt. ...Read more
Depends on age: Tpn is certainly toxic to the liver over time and eventually will result in liver cirrhosis from cholestatic disease. The exact etiology is unclear but the presence of lipids (fats) and the type of lipids in the TPN contributes to the problem. The immature liver of an infant or child develops complications faster than an adult liver. We try to lower lipid levels in TPN to minimize liver damage. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Recent news article referenced the one a day vitamins taked really aren't beneficial, what are your opinions?
Take better Vits!: The main study cited used centrum silver, a poor-quality vitamin with inadequate doses, poor absorption, toxic synthetic vits ; toxic additives; the message isn't that vitamins aren't effective but that poor-quality vitamins don't help. See http://bit.Ly/18befjw for a detailed analysis as well as http://bit.Ly/1bimyzh for my analysis of another aspect of this same study- i'll blog about this soon. ...Read more
Likely yes: There have been studies showing that for specific diseases, such as heart disease, taking vitamins didn't show a benefit. But these studies have been criticized. According to the Linus Pauling Institute(Named after the Nobel Prize winner) there IS evidence of significant deficiency of various minerals and Vitamins in many people. Daily Vitamin/mineral recommended SEE http://bit.ly/1L6Q8JR ...Read more
No real controversie: Personal medical records are either old fashioned paper records or can be stored on the web. There are no controversies but have to be kept confidential. Especially with this computer age the web based medical records to be kept in a secure environment. Lot of information which is accurate as well can be stored in the web and easily accessible when ever you want it. ...Read more
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What are the health benefits and nutrition facts of "nungu fruit"(palmyra fruit) and the toddy from this tree wikipedia.Org/wiki/borassus_flabellifer?
Can't recommend it: This is used by traditional healers in india and southeast asia. A quick look at the nih database showed the flour to contain some known spirostane neurotoxins, (paralyze rats; int j foo sci health 2004 & 2009), two articles suggesting it can improve glucose tolerance in rats, and one that it kills cell cultures. Nobody's writing about the fruit, which is eaten & seems harmless. That's all. ...Read more