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Foods And Vitamins To Help Heal Nerve Endings
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Liver health: Milk thistle is helpful as is black cohosh. Please discuss use of herbals with your physician before hand. To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect >>. ...Read more
Nerve injury repair: Nerves may be either peripheral or central. Those outside the brain and spinal cord generally have a coating of myelin that is sensitive to b vitamins, specifically b1, b6, b12, and folate (folic acid). Methylfolate (folic acid) and B12 are indicated in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. But before just taking some, have yourself tested to determine if they are needed, and diagnose the reason for nerve injury. ...Read more
Can taking more vitamin b-complex still help heal nerve damage even if you're not low on b vitamins?
Possibly: Here is some scientific data that might help. A prescription medical food metanx (containing biologically active folate, (folic acid) b-12, and b-6) has been studied with small fibre diabetic neuropathy, and over a period of several months did demonstrate improved nerve fibre density and less painful and numb symptoms. ...Read more
Holistic md claims pn of feet and hands can be stopped and healing of nerves can be obtained by excercise, & proper foods and vitamins. Possible?
As per my doc, h pylori causes formation of undigested food which causes demyelination of nerves & vitamin deficiency & numbness n tingling. Pls advc?
Contentious: I'm not a focused expert on this, but from my reading I am not ready to tell anyone that helicobacter infestation causes demyelination, neuropathy, multiple sclerosis or vitamin deficiency. Perhaps I misunderstood, but I do know the "pop" claims. May I ask the help of my healthtap colleagues & also suggest that you are right to be skeptical and to seek another opinion? Best wishes. ...Read more
Meats vegetables: Meat contains large amounts of b6, as do green vegetables, such as broccoli and green beans. One thing to keep in mind is how you cook these foods. If you char the meat down to a cinder, most of the vitamins will denature. Likewise for vegetables. Eating them raw is best, or steam them for 2 or 3 minutes. If you boil them for 10 minutes, most of the vitamins end up in the water. ...Read more
None unless you have: Unless you are having a vitamin deficiency, then adding extra vitamins makes your urine very valuable. Most vitamins are water soluble, taking extra only makes them end up in the toilet. Taking extra fat soluble vitamins when you don't need them could make you sick. Ask your family doctor if you are having any deficiency. Most people in the usa are low on vitamin d. Correcting that might help. ...Read more
Meat -- but...: Skeletal muscle uses all the required vitamins to maintain a high level of energy use. Please forgive my frankness. You're almost an adult. You have better things to do than obsess about vitamins. Eat sensibly with plenty of fruits / vegetables, take an economical vitamin-mineral tablet if you tend to worry, and get on with learning, working, loving, athletics, and enjoying youth. ...Read more
Healthy foods: Check out the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health The Nutrition Source for more details. Start with 5-7 servings of fresh fruit and veges. Vit E sources sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach, safflower oil, beet greens, pumpkin, red peppers asparagus, collard greens swordfish, mango, avocado, peanut butter, Vit A- carrots, many fruits and vegetables, Vitamin C oranges grapefruit Kiwis, peppers ...Read more
Eat right: Avoiding recreational drugs, smoking, fast foods is a good start. A diet of vegetables, fruits, chicken, fish, limiting red meat to 1-2times week should be good enough to supply the needed nutrients you need. Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, and getting enough rest (8 hours) nightly are also important items. ...Read more
Vit. For nerve: Vitamin B-Complex.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bioavailability vs..: Bioavailability may vary depending on the source of your vitamin supplement. Potency and purity however play significant roles in the efficacy of the supplement, regardless of source. Find the cheapest vitamin that approaches 100% rdu (recommended daily allowance) and save money over "natural source" ones. There are of course significant benefits from eating healthy foods in general. ...Read more
Health: The biggest issue with body positivity is your attitude. Encourage good nutrition with at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. To get a good balance of enzymes, vitamins and minerals eat many different colors of veggies/ fruit. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Avoid caffeine & alcohol. Avoid junk carbohydrates and don't be excessive w dairy. ...Read more
Food markets: Most large cities still offer local foods during the winter months at local produce stores or farmer's markets. You could also buy surplus during the warmer months and freeze for reuse later. You should not avoid eating healthy, however, if the foods are not available locally. ...Read more
Mostly not except...: For the most part synthetic vitamins are chemically identical to the natural vitamins found in foods. One crucial exception is vit. E; natural vit e consists of d-alpha, beta, delta ; gamma tocopherols while synthetic is dl-alphtocopherol, 50% of which is the l isomer which our bodies can't use ; seems to be toxic. Many of the "food-based" vitamins sold are not what they seem-see comment for more:. ...Read more
From food or supps: The rda is the amount considered necessary to prevent obvious deficiency symptoms in 97.5% of people. It has nothing to do with the amount needed for optimal health ; prevention of disease; I consider the rda to be the bare minimum one should get; many people benefit from much higher levels. While it is best to get vitamins from food, research shows most americans have deficiencies; see comment:. ...Read more
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's 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 week 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. ...Read more
Could it happen that a daily vitamin provide you will all the vitamins and nutrition you need for that day?
Yes: If the vitamin is a multi and states rda or 100% or more, you are covered. ...Read more