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What Vitamins Are Good For Stiff Joints
See below: Some of the best natural supplements for joint pain are vitamin d and omega 3 fish oil. Both of these of have been shown to help reduce inflammation. Based on human research, there is good evidence to support the use of glucosamine sulfate in the treatment of mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis. ...Read more
Beware of fraud: Supplements are considered foods rather than drugs. As such there is no required truth in advertising, no rigid testing requirements and minimal if any labeling requirements. As such buyer beware! what is on the label may not represent what is in the bottle. Having said that, there is some subtle evidence that a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin may slow progression of disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do several things: There is no specific answer. One should do both cardio and resistence training. It is extremely important to maintain muscle strength as one ages.Walking is a great way to start. ...Read more
Not usually: Multivitamins are usually only good for the drug companies. Unless you have a very restrictive diet, which is unusual in the USA, multivitamins are a waste of your money and may be harmful. See your doctor to be tested to see if you have an individual vitamin deficiency, and which specific vitamins to take. The best treatment for bone, joint and muscle health is regular exercise. ...Read more
Yes, in moderation: Certain vitamins are essential for building and maintaining healthy bone ; muscle. Especially, calcium ; vitamin d. Dietary sources of calcium (ie, dairy, dark green vegetables) and vitamin d (salmon, eggs, along with adequate sun exposure) are ideal, since they also provide protein, which is essential for bone and muscle health too. Multivitamins should only supplement what your diet doesn't. ...Read more
Anti-inflam foods: There is a lot of reseach (and marketing) of medicinal foods.Most famous = omega3 fatty acids (oils) and green tea.Om3 are only anti-inflam from fish. The plant om3s, like flax, do not get converted in our bodies to anti-inflam chemicals. Dose is about 1500 mg/day.Check the label and add up epa+dha. ...Read more
A well rounded diet: Is key for healthy bone growth. Outside of that specifically focusing on calcium intake is beneficial. Younger people typically don't need calcium supplementation but it doesn't hurt. Furthermore vitamin d intake is also good and or getting a outside a little bit everyday so your body can make its own vitamin d. Eat dairy foods for calcium, spinach, green leafy vegetables and enjoy outside. ...Read more
Plant-based diet: There is no single diet that is best for everyone, as we are all genetically unique & thus nutrient needs vary. However, almost everyone will benefit from a diet based primarily on organic fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts & seeds with avoidance of fried, highly processed & genetically-modified foods.A basic template for a healthy diet is at www.Drfuhrman.Com/library /foodpyramid.Aspx see comment:. ...Read more
Vitamin C, calcium+D: There are a number of nutrients essential to bone health. The most well known are calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. Many people do not know that vitamin C is also important for the formation of the collagen scaffolding that new bone is created on. Boron is another important micronutrient, as is Vitamin K, and Silicon. Finally, and oft neglected is the strengthening effect of regular exercise. ...Read more
Multifactorial: Prevention starts in childhood with adequate calcium, vitamin d intake and exercise. Avoid cigarettes, inactivity, excessive alcohol intake, excessive caffeine, sodium, and animal protein. Some medications like Prednisone can weaken bones so avoid excessive use. Exercise and diet are key as well as managing risk factors (family history and health issues). ...Read more
Headache Rx: Run of the mill once in a while headaches can be relieved by over the counter meds such as ibuprogen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) alleve. Headaches can be caused by many things, if they occur regularly seek the consult of your doctor. P.S. as with all meds~ read the labels to determine which is right for you! ...Read more
Could you tell me what are good foods and vitamins for getting a healthy heart and improving circulation?
Save Money: You most certainly don't need to supplement with vitamins (unless it's vitamin d, and even then it's a hard maybe). Study after study has found no benefit. Fish oils seems to be pretty great, but only in high doses of >3gm/day of the dha/epa. Google "mediterranean diet" and have a look at this: http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/features/what-to-know-about-omega-3s-and-fish. ...Read more
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