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Garden Of Life Perfect Food
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
By all means: Growing your own vegetables is a good idea, even more useful in a smoggy city. ...Read more
My hands are sore and swollen from working in the garden. Are there any supplements or food that can help?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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