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Garden Of Life Prenatal
No it is not bad: No it is not bad but you can also take any multivitamins in place of prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Everything does: All of our experiences affect our lives. It depends on the care provided in the foster home, how long the child was there, and most importantly - how the child views the experience. Living in a foster home isn't ideal but happens when a home environment isn't safe or nurturing for a child. Children who live in foster homes often go on to be happy and healthy throughout their lives. ...Read more
Does cavemen/paleo diet have benefits in other aspects of lives & what are possible lessons teens could gain from their lifestyles?
34wk gestation, severe brain damage with only the brainstem active. Life expectancy? Quality of life?
Defer to Local Docs: I am very saddened to hear of this tragedy. Your question does not clarify if this is the mother or the infant with this traumatic situation. But, regardless, this situation is very severe and i would defer to the team caring for the patient on the ground in person. ...Read more
Yes: While it's best to get nutrients from diet, the vast majority of americans have vitamin & mineral deficiencies. Even the ama advises all adults take a multivit!there are wide variations in quality but this one's a good choice.The vits & mineral are in well-absorbed forms & i like that it has superfoods, herbal extracts & enzymes. Take the form with iron if premenopausal & without if postmenopausal. ...Read more
Are just vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are just vitamins. If a woman is in good health with good nutrition, the added vitamins from prenatal vitamins are not noticeable to her body. The vitamins do not help a woman get pregnant. The Folic Acid in the prenatal vitamins does help decrease the chance of a certain type of serious birth defect (called a neural tube defect). ...Read more
See below: Once corrected, there should be no effect on life expectancy. ...Read more
Less than a year: This chromaosome defect is incompadible with long term survival.Mosd die within the first few months.A few make it past a year. ...Read more
We are thinking that maybe life with chronic UTIs at aged 88 compromises my quality of life. I am considering leaving the next one untreated. How long, approximately, will death occur?
Infection: I think these infections should always be treated and I think that at 88 to leave them untreated could lead to a painful end and the amount of time before the end occurs is indeterminable ...Read more
Are multivitamins worth taking? My doctor called them one of the biggest jokes of the health industry.
Yes, but depends: Vitamins, minerals, protein, fatty acids and water are essential nutrients and are needed for normal function of our bodies. However, we should can get these from what we eat if you know what you are eating. If you are uncertain, you should take vitamins. One example is vit d. It is added to milk and orange juice. But if you don't drink one with the added vit d you may not be getting enough. ...Read more
If a mother's and/or father's abuse of drugs or alcohol throughout their lifetimes affect the health of their children?
I agree, parents: Are role models for their children. They are learning to drink. In addition, their children are at high risk to either become alcoholics or marry one. There is also a strong hereditary factor which make the risk of becoming addicted higher. Sons of alcoholic fathers ; daughters of alcoholic mothers are at highest risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can people with osteogenesis imperfecta type 1 continue their life without getting blind? And what's their life expectancy?
No blindness : Persons with type 1 oi do not become blind fron the disease. Life expectancy should be normal or very close to normal. They may have more broken bones than average, short stature, easy bruisability. They may have deafness or hearing loss in adulthood. About 1/2 will have dentinogenesis imperfecta (leading to teeth that are discolored and break easily(. More info at oi foundation website. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In today's life human has wide threat of dangerous things like free radicals and other toxic elements in body, how to prevent or wash them out?
Free radicals are: Atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Antioxidants (vitamins c and e, carotenoids, phytochemicals from plants) scavenge or neutralize free radicals. Fruits and vegetables are important sources of vitamin c and carotenoids. Whole grains and high quality vegetable oils are major sources of vitamin e. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Availability: The biggest obstacle is availability of board-certified physicians. You also need a certified hospital, obstetrically trained staff, 24/7 anesthesia & surgical services, and neonatal services. Without the above it's difficult to provide quality & safe care & many women have to travel far to reach specialty care. Even in low-risk patients, complications occur unexpectedly & a doc better be ready. ...Read more
Vitamin E can increase the risk of heart defects in babies.
Prenatal one and dha of Rainbow Light are 60 iu of vitamin e. Is it safe to take?
Plenty: Besides the positive physical and stress-relieving benefits of exercise and fresh air, walking in nature allows us to connect with something much larger than ourselves. On our little treks we can open to the entire web of life, realizing that we are part of it, and can impact it. We can quiet ourselves, which allows us space to perceive with compassion -- rather than react automatically. ...Read more
Mind-body health: There are many components to a healthy lifestyle including diet, minimizing toxic exposures, exercise, stress reduction, positive attitude & social connectivity. Yoga can be a great aid to reducing stress & hatha yoga can improve physical fitness. Yoga can help foster a positive attitude.If done in a group setting it may also provide social support.Thus, yoga can be part of many aspects of health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Garden of life women's formula vitamin code good for a general supplement? Is it in a good synergistic balance? Better to take separately than multi?
No endorsments: Healthtap doctors do not give blanket endorsements of any products. However, the listed ingredients in this one seem reasonable -- and at least it's natural vitamin e. Depending on your sunshine exposure you may need more vit d than supplied here. Also, you may or may not need the extra iron. If you took all this separately, it would be a lot of tablets. http://tinyurl.com/kxmls6y. ...Read more
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
I have a question regarding the prenatal which are taken during pregnancy. Is "brainstrong powered by life dha" is good to take?
Yes: Pregnant women are recommended to take 200 mg of dha daily which enhances neuronal development. ...Read more
Can my child have a normal life with spina bifida? I just found out with prenatal tests that my baby has a severe form of spina bifida. He will most likely be paralyzed. I want to have him anyway, but i’m scared his life will be too hard.
Can calcium that comes from plant sources have any adverse reactions like clogging arteries? I wanna take RAW CALCIUM from garden of life product
No: it is a wise idea for most women to supplement calcium and vitamin D. Exercise is very important for bone preservation also. Although it is important to supplement your calcium, the particular calcium supplement that you were asking about appears to be very expensive compared to others with no obvious proven benefit over them though. Calcium supplements do not clog your arteries. Good luck. ...Read more
Hey is garden of life men multivitamin is good for yeast overgrowth ( candida ) i'm taking gnc probiotics nd multivitamin please explain thx ..
Not exactly but...: I recommend everyone take a good multivitamin including those with candida issues, and Garden of Life Men's multivitamin is one of the better ones out there, but that alone won't do much if anything to treat the yeast. Treatment involves minimizing sugars and starches, taking antifungal herbs and/or drugs and probiotics. Treatment takes 3-6 months. See http://tinyurl.com/zhnhbfx for details. ...Read more
Feeling dizzy/dazed after taking prenatals is it normal I have high blood pressure and have had it all my life but today it was very high 157/91 ?
Is it OK to take plant based proteins when you have kidney stones? I am vegan and take garden of life raw plant based protein daily.
NO-Think of the baby: After a baby is born, would a parent give it a double dose of any medication, including vitamins? We doubt it. Physicians prescribe them based on the benefits vs risk for mom+fetus and the dosage determined by the best information available. If there is doubt about the drug or dose, the prescribing physician should be consulted. All medications, otc and herbal products should be discussed with ob. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Prenatal exercises: Maintaining a regular exercise routine throughout your pregnancy can help you stay healthy and feel your best. Regular exercise during pregnancy can improve your posture and decrease some common discomforts such as backaches and fatigue. There is evidence that physical activity may prevent gestational diabetes, relieve stress, and build more stamina needed for delivery. ...Read more
Amnio or CVS: Typically the term "invasive prenatal diagnosis" applies to two tests commonly performed to obtain fetal genetic information, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling. The word "invasive" is used for procedures like these because the uterus is entered through a needle into amniotic sac or through a catheter into placental tissue, respectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation: The progress of your pregnancy will be compared against known standards to see if there is any cause for concern. You will be updated on your progress, and things such as diet and exercise outlined for you. The goal is to make sure everything is progressing normally and that there are no surprises for you and that you understand what to do next. ...Read more
Yes: Prenatal diagnosis of fetal conditions has both pros and cons - one con is that prenatal diagnosis is never 100% and can cause undue stress on parents during the remainder of the gestation. A desire to obtain prenatal diagnosis should only be done after careful thought about how you & your significant other will respond to the news and what you will do with the information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No endorsement: First, we do not endorse any products. Second, many of us would caution you against taking these vitamins unless your physician, caring for you in person recommended it. And, third, if recommended then any common product should suffice. ...Read more
Screening 4 problems: Prenatal care serves the maternal-fetal pair by preventing some complications and detecting other complications early (before irreparable damage). As such, prenatal tests are used to screen all women for diabetes, hypertension, infections, malpresentation, genetic disorders, fetal anomalies and combinations thereof that could threaten the perinatal outcome. Early prenatal care is essential! ...Read more
Yes: Yes, definitely. Some women have fetuses that require lots of additional ultrasounds due to monitoring of abnormalities. These women and their unborn fetuses are not at any increased risk. Ultrasound is just that, soundwaves. They cannot harm the body. ...Read more