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Old 09-19-2008, 12:09 PM   #11
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My walking buddy and I were discussing taking supplements, vitamins, etc. and she disagrees in taking ANY pills whatsoever. And I respect her decision. Of course, she takes great care of herself, eats lots of antioxidant foods and drinks lots of tea. I, on the other hand, take a multi-vitamin, 2 fish oil capsules, 3 flaxseed oil capsules, and a 500 mg Vitamin C chewable everday. Occasionally, I will take an 80 mg aspirin. Am I the only one NUTS about supplements?! My curiousity is, do you take supplements, which ones, for what purpose and are you feeling the benefits from them?
i take them and i think alot of people should. I highly doubt ANY one gets the daily amount of minerals vitamins fiber etc etc. if you were to eat all the time you would but thats like 3 apples, 2 peaches, 2 salads and some string beans JUST to get enough fiber for one day. Think of the havok it would due to your guts.

Granted people may eat all fruits and vegitable and what not BUT thats not enough to get you what your body needs. I asked my mom this very question.

I take a high vitamin B complex and i have noticed a difference. My reflexes are way more accurate and it made me better at playing Halo back in the day. Quicker reflexes means more kills. LOL that was back in 02. I still take them.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:11 PM   #12
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husband buys me vitamins because he's scared I don't eat right and am always exhausted. imagine that? so it's primrose, fish oil, flax oil, magnesium, coral 1 a day for lady's, etc.

my supplements that I take every day are aspirin, motrin, tylenol etc for kidney pain and jaw aches after dentist dilemmas. have I mentioned how much I hate dentists yet? <---- Sorry Larry, oh.............no I'm not, you've not yet agreed to see me......... :(
LEFSE - I have kidney "problems" and motrin and tylenol are VERY hard on kidneys. I am not allowed to take any anti-inflammatories at all except in VERY rare instances...and so far that instance hasn't presented itself. I take that back - when I had a baby I took Tylox but don't know how that compares. If you are taking too much motrin and tylenol that may be causing you kidney pain - just a thought. It's a real Catch-22, especially with the jaw pain.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:25 PM   #13
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I have never taken supplements, including vitamins in my life except as a child. My mother gave me cod liver oil, I think because someone told her it was healthy. My mom was a very healthy cook, although a peasant cook, and I still, to this day eat a very well balanced diet. I am 68 years old and a few months ago after a complete physical exam and blood work up, my doctor told me I was a "very healthy speciman." Never thought of myself as a speciman, but I guess that's a good thing.
Other than 81 mg or aspirin daily and Femara as a breast cancer preventative, I take no so -called health supplements.
As an afterthought, my children and grandchildren don't take vitamins or supplements of any kind either and they are never sick. Both grandkids have received perfect attendance citations for several years running. They are 17 and 12.

I'm wondering if it's in the genes.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:27 PM   #14
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Got Garlic, I am. Dr. wants me to eat more red meat. Not a fan for the most part. My BP is always, except when I'm at the doctor, very low. They usually think I'm about to pass out. I'm not, I feel fine.

KE, I know. My DIL tells me what the disadvantages are to tylenol and motrin and the organs they play havic with. My back is always sore which is why I take the pills. Is there such a thing as drinking too much? <--- I wonder if that's a problem for me. These crowns aren't properly installed either and my bite has never in my life hurt, but se la vie, dentists that did them don't care.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:33 PM   #15
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i take 2 fish oil capsules every day. i haven't been to a doc since i started to take them, so i don't know if it's had an effect on my cardio health.

so far, my skin does seem clearer, and i can swim a lot faster, but that's about it.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:33 PM   #16
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Eat your Fruits and Veggies and take your supplments

Yes...I take supplements: multi-vitamin B-12 Fish oil Flax-seed oil
Calicum vitamin E Aspirin daily.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:49 PM   #17
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Got Garlic, I am. Dr. wants me to eat more red meat. Not a fan for the most part. My BP is always, except when I'm at the doctor, very low. They usually think I'm about to pass out. I'm not, I feel fine.
Hi, LEFSE. A while ago, we had a thread on how to add iron to one's diet. Do you like shellfish? They're loaded with it

How can I add iron to my diet?

This site has great info, too: WHFoods: iron

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KE, I know. My DIL tells me what the disadvantages are to tylenol and motrin and the organs they play havic with. My back is always sore which is why I take the pills. Is there such a thing as drinking too much? <--- I wonder if that's a problem for me. These crowns aren't properly installed either and my bite has never in my life hurt, but se la vie, dentists that did them don't care.
Have you talked to your doctor about pain management? There may be alternatives that won't harm your vital organs And drinking too much can cause liver and kidney problems; in fact, taking too much Tylenol + drinking alcohol can lead to liver failure: UMHS Press Release: Expert warns of overuse Liver and/or kidney problems can present as back pain.

And about the dentists, if they didn't do their job right, I would insist they fix it or report them to the board of medicine in your state.
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GG thanks for the info.
I don't drink alcohol at all. I simply meant water, soda, juice, coffee, tea, ff milk etc. I love shellfish. Just ate tons of it in Kauai while on our vacation. I have not talked to my doctor about pain management. I should and also should tell her about my kidneys still hurting me. I am going to try to not involve so much liquid. I just love drinking............
not always thirsty, I know that means something else.
About the dentists, they said they did their job correctly. Although, THEY DIDNT!
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GG thanks for the info.
I don't drink alcohol at all. I simply meant water, soda, juice, coffee, tea, ff milk etc.
Oops - sorry for the misunderstanding.

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I love shellfish. Just ate tons of it in Kauai while on our vacation. I have not talked to my doctor about pain management. I should and also should tell her about my kidneys still hurting me. I am going to try to not involve so much liquid. I just love drinking............
not always thirsty, I know that means something else.
About the dentists, they said they did their job correctly. Although, THEY DIDNT!
Yeah, being thirsty a lot can be a symptom of diabetes.

Can you see another dentist and get their professional opinion about whether the first ones did a good job? Honestly, if their work left you in pain, I wouldn't just give up, although, of course, I don't know what you've already tried with them. I just feel really bad that you're in constant pain.
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Andy, we must be related. I'm not taking niacin or aspirin, but the rest I am, plus condroiten. All of it recommended by my doc. Gee, I hope I'm doing something besides creating very expensive pee.

I wish I could say I don't drink; I do go through abstinence periods. The B-12 and Folic acid are to help offset the drinking.
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