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Doctor insights on: Foods And Vitamins To Help Heal Nerve Endings

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Nerve (Definition)

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


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Please suggest what foods/vitamins are the best to heal the liver?

Please suggest what foods/vitamins are the best to heal the liver?

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

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What vitamins help heal nerve damage from injury?

What vitamins help heal nerve damage from injury?

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

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Can taking more vitamin b-complex still help heal nerve damage even if you're not low on b vitamins?

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

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As per my doc, h pylori causes formation of undigested food which causes demyelination of nerves & vitamin deficiency & numbness n tingling. Pls advc?

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

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Do vitamins help wounds heal?

Do vitamins help wounds heal?

Also zinc...: Zinc has also been shown to help with wound healing - especially in older populations whose intake of the mineral is inadequate. ...Read more

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What foods are rich in vitamins?

What foods are rich in vitamins?

Many!: As a rule, brighly colored foods and vegetaables have more vitamins per serving. However, google the vitamin you are interested in and specificy foods high in that vitamin. A good diet trumps nutritional support from pills. ...Read more

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What foods are high in b-6 vitamins?

What foods are high in b-6 vitamins?

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

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What vitamins are good to help heal faster?

What vitamins are good to help heal faster?

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

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What foods contain at least a little if all vitamins?

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

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Which type of products, vitamins, food do you recommend?

Which type of products, vitamins, food do you recommend?

Mixed diet: A diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, fish and lean meats in moderation; low in saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. Exercise at least 30 minutes each day and maintain a healthy weight, bmi less than 25. ...Read more

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What foods have high levels of such as vitamins A, C, and E?

What foods have high levels of such as vitamins A, C, and E?

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

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What are essential vitamins that we have to get from our food?

What are essential vitamins that we have to get from our food?

They are. .: B-vitamins like B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid), B12 (cobalamin), vitamin C and the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K ...Read more

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How can I clear my body of harmful toxins, food vitamins ect?

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

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Please suggest what foods/vitamins are good for a persons vision?

Please suggest what foods/vitamins are good for a persons vision?

Depends: In a normal person I agree with balanced diet, but if there are GI problems then depending on what part is affected there could be absorption problems. Consult you doctor. ...Read more

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Is really possible to obtain all vitamins plus minerals from food?

Is really possible to obtain all vitamins plus minerals from food?

Absolutely: Only exception would he vitamin K as an infant during the first few months of life until babies can produce it themselves. Oral vitamin k is broken down in the stomach which is why newborns relieve it intramuscularly. ...Read more

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Which are better--foods, natural source vitamins or synthetic vitamins?

Which are better--foods, natural source vitamins or synthetic vitamins?

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

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What kind of medicine/vitamin/food that will help me to reduce metabolism?

Reduce Metabolism?: Most people ask about ways to increase their metabolism. I'm wondering why you are asking about lowering your metabolism. Are you trying to gain weight? Do you have an overactive thyroid? Please clarify and I'd be happy to help you. ...Read more

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Might there be any particular foods or vitamins that help build positivity?

Might there be any particular foods or vitamins that help build positivity?

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

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What do I do in winter if I try to eat only local food? Imports or vitamins?

What do I do in winter if I try to eat only local food? Imports or vitamins?

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

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Is there a significant difference between food vitamins and synthetic vitamins?

Is there a significant difference between food vitamins and synthetic vitamins?

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

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Is it really important to actually get 100% of the rda of every vitamin from food?

Is it really important to actually get 100% of the rda of every vitamin from food?

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

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Are vitamins (in pill form) really worth it? Does your body absorb it. Just like so with foods?

Are vitamins (in pill form) really worth it? Does your body absorb it. Just like so with foods?

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