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Old 09-19-2008, 02:17 PM   #21
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GG thanks for the help.
I know, I need to recontact the dental group that did this to me.
It's so annoying and yes, constant pain in my jaw.
They of course want to fit me for that adorable mouth piece you wear at night, as they say it's a grinding issue, problem is I DON'T GRIND my teeth.
So???????????
God forbid they admit they're at fault.
A very good friend of mine started drinking like a fish.
She soon found out it was blah blah blah, don't remember the proper name of it, some kind of diabetes. She is now and has been ever since finding that out, on needles a couple times a day. I don't have that. I just like liquid is all.
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:36 PM   #22
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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.
Fish oil will also enhance mental abilities and concentration.
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:44 PM   #23
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I used to take vitamins. I really should start again. When my dad was alive, he was a great believer in vitamins. Whatever ailed ya, he came up with a combo of vitamins to do the "trick". There was a time when I was very ill. My dad had me filling seven empty presciption viles (from the pharmacy) - one vile for each day of the week - with about 7 different vitamins in each vile - in mega doses. A few I remember - Niacinamide (made my skin/body burn for several minutes), B-complex, zinc, potassium & on and on and on. He also wanted to make me a concoction with lecitin etc. He and my stepmother swore by vitamins. She claimed her eye doctor told her she had the eyesight of a 25-year-old. Know as much salad as I try to eat, still don't get enough of those green leafy veggies, & probably could use some calcium. As much as I balked (in my head), I must admit, I had an over all sense of well being & more energy.
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Fish oil will also enhance mental abilities and concentration.
well then I'd better start buying it by the bushel
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:45 PM   #25
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I take them because I got a lecture from the doc for forgetting to take pre-natals after the baby was born. So now I take them faithfully for the sake of Abbie, who is nursing.
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:37 PM   #26
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LT72884 I believe you when you say vitamin B makes difference. I always t ake supplements as to eating fresh vegetables everyday cannot supply you with the proper amount of vitamin necessary for your body. I also read that frozen vegetables are better than fresh for this simple fact the time involved to get them to the store is important. However, I do notice when I eat organic produce I don't suffer any problems as I do when buying regular produce. I know the money factor is important but so is the way my body reacts.

I have also heard that the government wants to try and control the supplements we take like they do prescribed medicine. Won't that be great? Not. Our choices are cert ainly getting limited everyday. Only my opinion
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:44 PM   #27
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I saw a 20/20 episode a few months ago about a girl who took a lot of supplements. A doctor on the show talked about how most of them weren't necessary, but he said that everyone (repeat, everyone) should be taking Vitamin D. He said you don't get enough just from diet alone. I talked to our doctor about it, and she said that was good advice.

I take Vitamin D, B-Complex (recommended by doctor), niacin (to prevent migraines, and it helps with cholesterol), iron (recommended by doctor because I am anemic), chromium picolonate (because of a study I read about how it helps with blood sugar levels--approved by doctor), and low dose aspirin. I also take Metformin for diabetes and Lisinopril/"something" for high blood pressure.

My urologist said to take Tylenol for my kidney stone pain, and when they are really bad, I take Hydrocodone.

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P.S. About Vitamin D, I read that many kids today are getting rickets because they are spending so much time inside (parents at work, playing video games and watching TV all the time, etc.). They are not getting out in the sun and are not getting enough natural Vitamin D.
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:48 PM   #28
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I have also heard that the government wants to try and control the supplements we take like they do prescribed medicine. Won't that be great? Not. Our choices are cert ainly getting limited everyday. Only my opinion
And you're entitled to it, as I am to mine I wish the government would take control of the supplement industry. Those supplement manufacturers aren't in it for their health, or yours - they're in it for a profit (not that there's anything wrong with that, until people get too greedy - witness the bank failures over the last couple of weeks). And if they can convince people they need x, y and z when they don't, or x will cure y when there's no evidence that it will, more money for them.

Also, when you take commercial supplements, there is *no way to know* what the dosage really is, because they're not regulated. The bottle might say it has x mg of calcium, but studies have shown that it's not always the case. Which is apparently why the FDA last year approved new regulations on that point: FDA OKs Dietary Supplement Regulations
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:58 PM   #29
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I take 1200mg of Calcium w/vitamin D, after fracturing 2 ribs last year and was diagnosed with osteoporosis. And B Complex.
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:11 PM   #30
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Nope.. don't take any, probably would be good for me though.

I take no supplements... probably should... :(
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