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What vitamins and supplements are good for my unborn baby?

What vitamins and supplements are good for my unborn baby?

Pre-natal vits: There are a number of vitamins that are important to take when you're pregnant and a healthy lifestyle and diet is very important the most important may be included in a good pre-natal vitamin that your obstetrician will prescribe for you. Regular check-ups with your doctor are extremely important. Do not smoke, drink alcohol or use recreational drugs. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Should I be giving my breastfeeding infant any vitamin supplements?

Should I be giving my breastfeeding infant any vitamin supplements?

Vitamin D: Breastmilk is a complete source of nutrition for infants with the exception of Vitamin D. Typically Vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure, but because dermatologists recommend avoiding sun exposure for infants, it is best to give them Vitamin D as a supplement. Infant Vitamin D drops or in 'tri-vi-sol' drops which also contain vitamins A&K are both available options. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and supplements are good for people who has high cholesterol and heart problems in the family?

Which vitamins and supplements are good for people who has high cholesterol and heart problems in the family?

Depends: It depends on what part of your cholesterol panel is high: fish oil, specifically dha and epa, have been shown to reduce triglycerides. They do not lower ldl, nor do they raise the HDL if the triglycerides are not elevated. Dha and epa may help reduce the risk of a second heart attack, but they haven't been shown to prevent the 1st one. Most vip: all fish oils have variable amounts of dha/epa. ...Read more

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What are some good vitamin supplements to take?

What are some good vitamin supplements to take?

None: If you don't have a deficiency, supplements offer no benefit and according to some recent studies may actually cause harm. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports article on the dangers of taking vitamin supplements. The only way to know if you have a deficiency is to be tested for it. See your doctor to discuss test options. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for Crohn's disease? What should I avoid? What vitamin supplements are best?

What is a good diet for Crohn's disease? What should I avoid? What vitamin supplements are best?

Vitamins: I recommend a multi, fish oils and antioxidant. There is a nutrient blood test available from spectracell that may help you determine your specific needs. ...Read more

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Is having vitamins and supplements for good health actually good or bad?

Is having vitamins and supplements for good health actually good or bad?

Good if good quality: There are many different vitamins ; supplements. There is strong evidence that good-quality vitamins and appropriate supplements can be beneficial for both preventing and treating a wide variety of health problems, but many are poor quality, have toxic additives or are not appropriate for everyone. Thus, like all therapeutic agents they are best used wisely. See http://bit.Ly/18xyule. ...Read more

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What good vitamins and supplements for dieting and losing fats/weight? By the way. I'm allergic in sea foods.

What good vitamins and supplements for dieting and losing fats/weight?  By the way.  I'm allergic in sea foods.

See below: Eat right, use portion control and be more active to lose weight. Vitamins and supplements are not an answer as well as good eating habits. Fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins and minerals and low in calories, make them a part of every meal. ...Read more

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What are good vitamin supplements to prevent premature graying?

What are good vitamin supplements to prevent premature graying?

Manage stress: You ask about vitamins - the primary vitamins that have been cited as necessary to prevent gray hair are b-vitamins - b12, folate (folic acid) and biotin in particular. In my experience, the best gray hair prevention is stress management however. Learn how to not get frazzled. Meditate, do yoga, exercise, get enough sleep. Eat a healthy organic diet with lots of fruits and veggies. Don't go to med school. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin Deficiency (Definition)

Vitamin deficiency is a symptom in which a person has lower than normal levels (on blood testing) of one or more vitamins, usually due to not eating a good diet. Some medical conditions decrease the absorption of vitamins from food, even if ...Read more


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Vitamins And Supplements (Definition)

Vitamins and supplements are compounds that are produced and ...Read more