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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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I've started taking folic acid forte with b complex vitamins and vit c will this increase my chance of getting pregnant or am i wasting money?

I've started taking folic acid forte with b complex vitamins and vit c will this increase my chance of getting pregnant or am i wasting money?

More complicated...: It won't help you get pregnant, but it may help you be healthy so you are better able to sustain a healthy pregnancy. I recommend taking a supplement with activated folate (folic acid) rather than Folic Acid for trying to get pregnant. See this link for more information: http://mthfr.Net/prenatal-supplementation-optimizing-your-future-child/2012/01/20/. ...Read more

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I just started a vegan diet. My mom is concerned I am losing vitamins. What specific vitamins should I look for to make up for lack of meat?

I just started a vegan diet. My mom is concerned I am losing vitamins. What specific vitamins should I look for to make up for lack of meat?

B12: An adequate vegan diet does not need much added vitamins, as it has more bioavailable vitamins than the average meat based diet. There have been some recommendations to add vitamin B12 to a vegan diet. ...Read more

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What is lack of vitamin d?

What is lack of vitamin d?

Many people have: low levels of vitamin D. Your doc can do a simple lab test to measure it and it can be replaced w/an inexpensive supplement. Experts say between 50 and 80 on your lab results is optimal. There are many studies supporting the good effects of vitamin D on immunity, mood, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What if someone has lack of vitamin d?

What if someone has lack of vitamin d?

Lowered health: Over 70% of adults have been found to have vitamin d levels below accepted normal levels. It is felt that lowered levels can be a factor in many disease states including sensitivity to cancer, mutiple sclerosis, resistance to infections and a host of others. The level of 400 units per day is set to prevent rickets but the adult dosage can do so much more. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Does lack of vitamin d make you lazier?

Does lack of vitamin d make you lazier?

Lazy: Well perhaps your question really asks if vitamin d deficiency can cause fatigue, which th answer to this is yes. Laziness, however, is a lack of motivation due to choice. So soak up a reasonable amount of sun to maintain those vitamin d levels, but remember that may not kick start your drive to clean your room! all the best! ...Read more

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Can a lack of vitamins contribute to getting cancer?

Can a lack of vitamins contribute to getting cancer?

I don't believe it: Real vitamin deficiencies in the developed world are rare except in people on crackpot "health" diets, except vitamin d deficiency which is rampant. A full supplement should cost $10/year. The results of "diet and cancer" surveys, like most memory-based public health studies, turns up huge amounts of contradictory claims. Since vitamin deficiency doesn't mutate genes, i doubt any real cancer link. ...Read more

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Which lack of what vitamin will cause extreme fatigue?

Which lack of what vitamin will cause extreme fatigue?

Look elsewhere!: True vitamin deficiencies are rare in the western world. Everything we eat is fortified with vitamins and minerals. Vitamin d deficiency is fairly common it seems and if extremely low (. ...Read more

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Which problems can happen because of lack of vitamin d?

Which problems can happen because of lack of vitamin d?

Many: Possible bone loss, fatigue, mental issues, falls, pain, paresthesias, etc... ...Read more

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Might it be that a a lack of vitamins contribute to cancer?

Might it be that a a lack of vitamins contribute to cancer?

Your question has: Lingered because no one wants to offendhomeopathic folks and physicians who hold to the vitamin theory of illness, but if there is contribution, it is small. Linus pauling advised high doses of vitamin c, which is water soluble and cannot hurt. The risk is with fat soluble vitamins a, d, e & k. One trial tested retinoic acid in removed lung cancer, and the outlook was worse with the vit a/retinoid. ...Read more