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I take 5, 800iu of vitamin D3 daily between my garden of life whole food multivitamin and my vitamin D3 5, 000iu is this safe?

I take 5, 800iu of vitamin D3 daily between my garden of life whole food multivitamin and my vitamin D3 5, 000iu is this safe?

Yes, safe dose!: In general one has to take at least 40, 000 iu of vit d for a prolonged period to approach toxic levels. It is considered safe to take up to 10, 000 iu/day. You could get a blood test of your levels to see where you are at. While normal range is 30-100, optimal range is probably above 50. See http://www.Vitamindcouncil.Org/about-vitamin-d/how-do-i-get-the-vitamin-d-my-body-needs/. ...Read more

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My hands are sore and swollen from working in the garden. Are there any supplements or food that can help?

My hands are sore and swollen from working in the garden. Are there any supplements or food that can help?

Rest: You could have over worked your hands causing them to be sore and swollen. Rest can help and possibly otc anti-inflammatory medications. If this does not help you may need to go to the doctors to be evaluated and diagnosed. ...Read more

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Can food intolerances be life threatening?

Can food intolerances be life threatening?

Not unless severe: And no access to other foods for an extended period of time. Food allergies; however, can be deadly fast, as my own family got to deal with on christmas eve with a peanut allergy. :p nuts, seafood, latex, and hymenoptera stings are some of the most deadly allergies that require an Epipen (epinephrine) close by at all times. Immunocap blood testing can help identify foods (or other antigens) to avoid. ...Read more

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Which kind of food can child eat for life?

Which kind of food can child eat for life?

Fresh foods: We all need "clean" foods - fresh foods and no processed junk foods. A child needs a diet for life of foods like our grandparents ate...There is a saying:"if your grandmother would not recognize it, it isn't food.". ...Read more

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What are some super foods that can help us live a healthier life?

What are some super foods that can help us live a healthier life?

Here's three...: BROCCOLI: Rich in fiber & antioxidants, it helps in cancer prevention & "detoxifying" your liver; RASPBERRIES: Also rich in fiber and antioxidants, they offer a whole series of cancer fighters, as well of as heart protection; WILD SALMON: Fish oils fight heart disease, cancer, depression. Salmon is also high in vitamin D, & the pink pigment in particular is an anticancer agent. Ref. HopkinsHealth ...Read more

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How does junk food affect your social life?

How does junk food affect your social life?

Variable: Depending on your social group and its eating habits, junk food can have variable effects on your social life. If the people around you have no concern for their health, they may not value eating other types of foods and you might be "different" if you were eating more mindfully than others. Junk food can also make you gain weight, which can have other social painful effects such as isolation. ...Read more

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What to do about food anxiety is taking over my life!?

What to do about food anxiety is taking over my life!?

See a therapist: I am not sure exactly what you mean but it sounds related to an eating disorder of some sort. Working intensively with a therapist and possibly a nutritionist and psychiatrist can help you get a grip on the fear you are experiencing. Don't put it off - this could be dangerous. ...Read more

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How can you save your life if your are choking on food alone?

How can you save your life if your are choking on food alone?

Self heimlich: Perform a self heinrich maneuver or do it against a chair find anyone else nearby who might be able to do it. ...Read more

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How can help my children who are allergic to multiple foods lead a normal life?

How can help my children who are allergic to multiple foods lead a normal life?

Allergy variations: There are some food allergies that are life threatening & produce major reactions when exposed. These seldom change & avoidance is the major rx. Some foods simply show up as + skin or blood tests & trigger nasal drainage or loose stools if eaten in quantity. Many kids develop tolerance to these as they grow older & simply rotating ++ foods to reduce having several ++ the same day helps kid stay ok. ...Read more