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Healthy Diet Supplements
No: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". Raspberry ketones, & green coffee beans are just the latest in a long line of overhyped fads. If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and increase your activity levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more
I am a medical student and latelly I am not getting enough sleep and I am not having a healthy diet. What vitamins and supplements can I take?
As you probably know: There is really no substitute for sleep. Most of the docs on this site can probably tell you stories of working all night and eating when we wanted sleep. It never works out! do the best you can with sleep hygiene and remember what you tell patients, dietary supplements usually wind up coming out in your pee. If you want to drink boost or ensure or instant bkfst for protein and calcium, do it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm combining exercise and a healthy diet with these supplements: b complex, magnesium, omega 3, niacin, and, l theanine; to treat anxiety. Thoughts?
Methylation: Consider getting tested for mthfr and possibly comt. These are methylation genes. Methylation is involved in making and breaking down neurotransmitters. Lead toxicity can also slow the breakdown of excitatory neurotransmitters, promoting anxiety. You may also need zinc (take with dinner). ...Read more
Had clear genital warts since 3 weeks, eathing healthy diet full of vitamin + supplement. What to do to prevent them and can i have safe sex again?
Healthy diet, working out, vitamin supplements & no sex now. Will this help boost my immune system to fight and stop HPV infections (CIN)? Thanks
No: One does not want to just "boost" an immune system. Bad things happen when one's immune response is too little (can get infections, and die from serious ones). Bad things happen when one's immune response is too much (can get auto-immune disorders, where one's own immune system attacks oneself). Life is about balance. Exercise, a healthy diet, and approved supplements are fine, but don't stop HPV. ...Read more
Clarify: Please be more specific about what information you need. ...Read more
Food or nutrition: A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while in others they are defined as drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are several: lecithin is one. Various oils such as those from seafood (shrimp and scallops are uniquely good for this as well as the more usual oily fish salmon and tuna). http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=50 ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while in others they ...Read more
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