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The Exact Number Of Nutrients Essential To Human Health
"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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Milk: Go to American Dairy Association web site or wikipedia. Not enough room to describe them all here. Guess you are talking about breast milk? or cows? or goat? or camel? or pig? or almond? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
None, but...: There have been no known specific nutrients, but keeping up a good free-lowing circulation to bring all needed nutrients to nourish all tissues and organs as good & long as possible through practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession as detailed in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html. Best wish... ...Read more
None: Good eating and promoting good health through diet, exercise, maintaining a good weight, not smoking, etc. Are all good things to do but none promote vein health. The reason why people get varicose and spider veins is because of heredity and little else. You will hear about vitamin k, horse chestnut, and various herbs, but none have been shown to make a difference in the health of your veins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was mostly vegan from age 14 to 19. I wasn't always careful to get all my nutrients. How might this affect my health now and in the future?
Probably not much: A well-constructed vegan diet is quite healthy even if it lacks some nutrients like B12. Most Americans do not get all required nutrients unless they take supplements- see http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8n for details. Our bodies are very resilient. Presuming you don't have any significant health problems now you won't get any from this. I advise a good multivitamin, extra D in winter and healthy diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Balanced nutrition": enhances brain, body and emotional health. Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, tryptophan, folate (folic acid) and other B vitamins, low glycemic foods, and chocolate tout benefit. Fruits, starchy vegetables, whole grains, balance blood sugar. Carb and protein combo enhances serotonin helping mood, sleep, other functions. Healthy living habits combine with nutrition for overall health. Best regards for health! ...Read more
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