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Ibs And Vitamins
Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?
IBS: I would recommend that you do a food dairy and see which foods you are allergic (ibs pts have allergies). The most common are dairy and gluten. You can try a to do a food elimination diet where you eliminate an entire food category for 1-2 weeks to see if you improve. I would recommend a high strength probiotic of 80 billion. For constipation i would recommend taking mag 500-1000 mg per night. ...Read more
Can i take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?
Some: The fish oil and prenatals are fine together. Ask your doctor how much calcium and vitamin d you need based on your diet. It may be worth getting a vitamin d level. If you need to take the additional calcium, it's probably best to take it apart from the prenatals, which also usually contain calcium. ...Read more
I have moderate diverticulosis, gastritis, celiac disease, and lactose intolerance. How do increase fiber in my diet besides taking Metamucil?
Usually not!: Diarrhea is not a common problem with lactose intolerance, but does occur. It is conceivable that micronutrients such as zinc may not be absorbed. This is rare. More commonly, bloating, gas, and cramping occur. Is would be very unusual to have malnutrition secondary to lactose intolerance. ...Read more
I take omega 3 + vitamine bs + fatty acids everyday. What other supplements and eating habits guidelines can help with mood, ADHD and anxiety?
None: A large multi-center double-blind clinical study performed by the nih recently competed, and showed that outcomes on vascular disease were not improved on omega-3's. The claim has been made that many such theoretical treatments of the vascular system will improve every function in the body, due to increased perfusion. The best bet is to eat lots of fresh fruits and green vegetables, and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some beneficial vitamins and supplements for Crohn's disease to help keep your gut healthy?
Vitamin D and...: Many supplements can be beneficial for those with crohn's. Vitamin d can be especially beneficial, but many other supplements, herbs and dietary changes can be very helpful. However, i strongly advise you consult with a holistic doctor knowledgeable in this area for guidance. See http://www.Crohnsforum.Com/showthread.Php?T=32036 for info and http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors to find a good doc! ...Read more
Fed up of IBS N acidity.Cant have avacado,pomogranate,chikpeas,milk,yolk,apple.Am vegetarian.Is there any IBS chart to get all nutrients.becoming weak?
Have ibs-c and continuous intestinal and colon pain, anxiety.Celexa (citalopram) and antispasmodics don't help with pain.Suggestions/alternatives?
If i'm taking biotin forte with zinc, but i also eat good diet with lots of beans and B vitamin foods- will this cause excess B and zinc to build up?
No: There is no worry about B vitamins "building up." The only B vitamin that our body stores is B12 and it is non-toxic. The only B vitamin known to be toxic is B6 but one usually has to take over 200 mg/day; it is impossible to get anywhere near that via diet. Zinc toxicity is not known unless one ingests at least 100 mg/day long-term. Diet levels never approach this. So no need to worry. ...Read more
Prenatal vitamins only contain beta-carotene. My diet includes foods with preformed vitamin a and carotenoid and wonder if my baby will be deficient.
Avoid preformed Vit: Preformed vit a is the most common known source of birth defects. That is the risk to the baby. Also avoid any additional beta carotene. Foods contain a variety of carotenes. Eat normal vegies and fruits..Note that metformin causes low vit b12. B12 can be checked by a blood test or it can be supplied as a supplement which is not a risk to the baby. Do not take preformed vit a except in very small. ...Read more
Eat wisely!: You need to eat a balanced diet of lean protein, plenty of vegetables, fruits, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats (omega-3's, monounsaturated fats like olive oil, avocado, etc). Even with this, though, you might miss out on some minerals or others -- so a basic multivitamin is generally a good idea as a supplement, not a substitute. ...Read more