[Sca-cooks] medication and supplements
ekoogler1 at comcast.net
Sun Aug 6 18:28:25 PDT 2006
> -----Original Message-----
> <<tom, you are being very dense......
> now you are saying that vitamins are "snake oil"? really? wow... >>
> *Though I wouldn't go so far as Tom, I will say that supplements
> (multivitamin and mineral type pills) are not absorbed well in many bodies.
> <<so i should stop taking the iron pills i need for my anemia, since i dont
> process iron from red meat well?>
> *Have you tried green leafy vegetable or add pork and beans to your diet?
> not saying to stop the iron supplements.
> If you don't have it, I recommend "The Vitamin Bible" by Dr. Earl Mindell.
> Lists vitamin and minerals, what is does for your body, supplements and
> natural sources, toxicity levels, and an herbal section.
> <and i guess the B vitamins that keep my Reynauds syndrome>.
> *I was diagnosed earlier this year. I find it acts up when I don't eat
> regularly. I have chosen not to go on medication for it. I have discovered
> that feverfew and Gingko works well with me.
> <<the echinacea and goldenseal that have helped me breath when sudafed
> *Thank you. I know of someone loosing the mold and pollen war that would be
> interested in looking into this.
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As is the case with our discussion of weight loss, the use of
supplements depends on your system, needs, etc. I am 65 years old, with
diabetes (minor). My doctor has told me that I need to take fish oil,
calcium (with D), potassium (to counteract the effects of a blood
pressure medication on my system) and glucosomine/chondroiton (to help
with arthritis). So I fear that I have to listen to my doctor, who is a
professional in the health care field and who has been dealing with my
health for close to 20 years. He knows me and what I need better than
anyone else. Yes, perhaps I could get away without taking some of these
thngs...especially if I didn't have slightly elevated blood pressure
(losing weight to counteract that...as well as the diabetes), diabetes
and some minor arthritis!
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