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Recommended Daily Allowance Alcohol
What would you recommend in your own patients food program (such as the government's recommended daily allowance)?
How many carbs is the recommended daily allowance for a woman? I am 4'10" if that matters. Books do not seem to agree.
KINDS of carbs: Most resources suggest between 45% - 65% of foods to be carbohydrates, but that doesn't mean all bread! you need to be smart about the type of carbs you eat also. Vegetables and fruits are carbohydrates, and if your blood sugar is "a little bit on higher side" you need to emphasize veggies and complex (not simple like sugar) carbohydrates. Here's a helpful calculator: http://tinyurl.Com/9q4pf8u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely yes: There have been studies showing that for specific diseases, such as heart disease, taking vitamins didn't show a benefit. But these studies have been criticized. According to the Linus Pauling Institute(Named after the Nobel Prize winner) there IS evidence of significant deficiency of various minerals and Vitamins in many people. Daily Vitamin/mineral recommended SEE http://bit.ly/1L6Q8JR ...Read more
Does multivitamins taken daily within Recommended Daily Allowance has any side effects? I want to start taking a to z multivitamins and within RDA.
Minimal potential: If you follow the recommendations there rarely are side effects. The most common are stomach issues - burps, abd pain, sometimes diarrhea. If you have a sensitive stomach look for a vitamin that says enteric coated. Try to eat a balanced diet and drink lots of water as vitamins are best when from natural resources. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/multivitamin-side-effects.html ...Read more
Men vs women: For men, about 4000 units a day. For women, about 2400 units a day. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor, as high levels of vitamin a can cause birth defects. You also have to watch anti-aging creams, as they contain high levels of vitamin a. A balanced diet and a good multivitamin usually solves the problem. In pregnancy, take prenatal vitamins, as they usually have the correct vit a. ...Read more
Depends on age: Recommended dietary allowances (rdas) for zinc  age male female pregnancy lactation 0–6 months 2 mg* 2 mg* 7–12 months 3 mg 3 mg 1–3 years 3 mg 3 mg 4–8 years 5 mg 5 mg 9–13 years 8 mg 8 mg 14–18 years 11 mg 9 mg 12 mg 13 mg 19+ years 11 mg 8 mg 11 mg 12 mg * adequate intake (ai). ...Read more
How effective is acidophilus complex for gerd/acid reflux? Will it also help with reflux from alcohol?Recommended daily dosage & active culture count?
Probiotics R 4 colon: "pro"-biotics are good organisms for your colon (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more
What health remedies ate there for someone with chronic pancreaitits? Will it heal if alcohol has stopped and what foods do u recommend eating to help
Often from scarring: Chronic pancreatitis is commonly caused by pancreatitis due to alcohol (as opposed to gallstones). Causes changes in pancr ducts, as well as the output of pancr juice. Can cause pain, diabetes (pancreas makes Insulin and digestive juice), and maldigestion of fats (typically). Must stop alcohol to stop progression, may revert a bit. Taking panc enz. By mouth may help, puts panc at rest. C rd, md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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