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Doctor insights on: The Exact Number Of Nutrients Essential To Human Health

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"human pancreatic exocrine response to nutrients in health and disease" bmj 2005 figure 2 says lipase post-lundh meal should rise 5x. Is this correct?

"human pancreatic exocrine response to nutrients in health and disease" bmj 2005 figure 2 says lipase post-lundh meal should rise 5x. Is this correct?

Maybe, but...: That graph is a generalization, based on other scientists' studies (one would have to review the original studies). The graph shows pancreatic "enzyme delivery into the duodenum increases rapidly and reaches maximal values within the first postprandial hour", which means it's an estimate of the amount of enzyme put into the small intestine to digest food... Not a measure of lipase on a blood test. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby?  Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

Yes: Human breast milk indeed is nutritionally complete - provided the mother is complete - if the mother has an adequate blood level of vitamin d so will her milk. Simply put - if she is a breastfeeding lifeguard who doesn't use sunscreen - her milk is perfect. If she stays inside - an oral supplement of at least 5000iu will provide adequate levels in her milk. ...Read more

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What nutrients are most important for the health of the appendix?

What nutrients are most important for the health of the appendix?

Healthy diet: There are no particular nutrients that the appendix is dependent on for good health. Eat a healthy diet with lots of fiber and lots of fluids. Hopefully you will be lucky and not get appendicitis! Good luck. ...Read more

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What nutrients are most important for the health of the liver?

What nutrients are most important for the health of the liver?

Healthy diet: There are no special nutrients that the liver needs other than a varied healthy diet, including fruits and vegetables and fiber. No special supplements are necessary for liver health. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What nutrients are most important for the health of the pancreas?

What nutrients are most important for the health of the pancreas?

Pancreas: Please go online to "www.pancreasfoundation.org/.../nutrition... and read it carefully. That should answer your important question. ...Read more

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What nutrients are most important for the health of the eyes?

What nutrients are most important for the health of the eyes?

Nothing special: At your age you need only eat a well balanced diet which will be good for your body and supply all the nutrients the eyes need. The eyes are superb at extracting exactly what they need from the feast that your blood supply presents to them. ...Read more

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What nutrients are most important for the health of the brain?

What nutrients are most important for the health of the brain?

Complex, but: Brain chemistry is dependent on cholesterol as building block for many chemicals. B vitamins especially folate and B-12 important for numerous metabolic activities. Vitamin D critical for immune system. Bodily health to prevent diabetes or blood pressure issues from affecting brain adversely. Good hydration to maintain brain functions. Really a secondary outcome of good nutrition in general. ...Read more

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What nutrients are most important for the health of the uterus?

What nutrients are most important for the health of the uterus?

None: There are no specific nutrients that directly help the uterus. Most people can benefit from a multivitamin. Some also benefit from other specific vitamins that need to be tested by your physician. ...Read more

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What nutrients are most important for the health of the gallbladder?

What nutrients are most important for the health of the gallbladder?

Diet no the answer: Though GB emptying stimulated by a fatty meal there is no corellation between diet and Gallstones. The etiology is due to an inborn (congenital) error of metabolism not producing bile that keeps the cholestrol in solution and precipitates out as gall stones Sorry diet is not the cure to all Illnesses ...Read more