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Doctor insights on: No Time Or Money To Eat Right Will Vitamins Make Up For Lack Of Food

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No time or money to eat right will vitamins make up for lack of food ?

No time or money to eat right will vitamins  make up for lack of food ?

No: Vitamin may help you but there is no substitue for adequate nutrition. Perhaps you need to look at your question " no time" or "money" to eat right? I would recommend you seek help with a community resource for food and assistance and perhaps some nutritional counselling. Time is the same for everyone, it is just the way you utilize it. Protect your health, it is the basis for all good living. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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I don't get all nutrients from my food, i lack all vitamins n sodium, potassium, calcium n iron. Can tablets help me? I'm not a good eater. I'm underweig

I don't get all nutrients from my food, i lack all vitamins n sodium, potassium, calcium n iron. Can tablets help me? I'm not a good eater. I'm underweig

Nutrition: improving your nutrition is essential. Food sources are best. Eat colored fruits and colored vegetables daily. Aim for 8 servings per day. Take an excellent multivitamin with minerals daily. Centrum brand is excellent but there are others. A nutrient drink such as Ensure is excellent. Iron may require a separate tablet. ...Read more

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What causes you to have a vitamin d deficiency (aside from lack of sun, correct foods etc usual stuff!) - methotrexate? Enbrel? Prednisone?

What causes you to have a vitamin d deficiency (aside from lack of sun, correct foods etc usual stuff!) - methotrexate? Enbrel? Prednisone?

D: Normal levels of vitamin D vary between ethnicities with lowest in African Americans. Vitamin D in units of 1000 or 2000 per capsule and 100 tablets per bottle, and not expensive. Available over the counter in pharmacies. ...Read more

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Can multi vitamins and other supplements entirely make up for a diet which lacks nutrition?

Can multi vitamins and other supplements entirely make up for a diet which lacks nutrition?

Not really: Good nutrition comes from nutrients in whole foods. With that said, many fruits, vegetables and foods don't necessarily supply the body with all the nutrients that it needs. For example, once a fruit or vegetable is cut from its own nutritious source, the vine or tree, etc, it begins to slowly lose some of its nutrients. This is why taking vitamins and even supplements may not be a bad idea. ...Read more

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Is it possible that lack of any vitamin/mineral or any nutrition be a reason for social anxiety?

Is it possible that lack of any vitamin/mineral or any nutrition be a reason for social anxiety?

Social Anxiety: It is unlikely but if your vitamin/mineral content is unbalanced it certainly can make social anxiety worse. If you reasons to think you have an imbalance of nutrients ask your doctor for a mineral/vitamin analysis. Best. ...Read more

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How often can I get a vitamin b blend shot where it is beneficial and not wasted money?

How often can I get a vitamin b blend shot where it is beneficial and not wasted money?

As often as 3x/week: B vitamins are water soluble and circulate through the system, getting taken up by cells and/or excreted via the kidneys fairly quickly. Anywhere from 1-3x/week could be tolerated well, depending on need. ...Read more

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Taking supplement like Airborne and Emergen-C packets recommended for additional vitamins? Roommates think it's waste of money and doesn't work.

Taking supplement like Airborne and Emergen-C packets recommended for additional vitamins? Roommates think it's waste of money and doesn't work.

Save some money: Additional vitamin supplements available to consumers have not been proven to help normal people who are getting plenty of vitamins from their balanced diets (plus an inexpensive one-a-day multivitamin), and who aren't deficient in a vitamin. But, life is very subjective, so if a person believes he is helping himself by buying a second or third daily dose of vitamins, he may "feel even better". ...Read more

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Do vitamins really work or are they a waste of money?

Do vitamins really work or are they a waste of money?

Waste.: If you eat a regular healthy diet and have no identified vitamin deficiency then by and large vitamins are a big waste of both time and money. There is no evidence that supraphysiologic doses of vitamins is good for you either. ...Read more

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