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Diet vs Supplements and Vitamins

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by Thief, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    So....some people have laid claim....
    supplements
    vitamins
    etc
    are a waste

    eat a healthy diet

    If you refrain vitamins and supplements

    post your diet
     
  2. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli
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    Do to medical condition beyond my control (Crohn's Disease) I take specific vitamins (C and D) and other supplement (Lactobacillus acidophilus) which my doctor has determined are low during routine blood tests.
     
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  3. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Veteran Member

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    As a vegetarian i eat healthy but take suppliments when needed, Multivitamin
     
  4. darkskies

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    I take multivitamins about once a week for no reason whatsoever.
     
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  5. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    I take one or two everyday

    I watch documentaries about food
    farming
    mass produce
    micronomes
     
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  6. Daemon Sophic

    Daemon Sophic Avatar in flux

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    The best diet (way of life) so far discovered is the Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB) Diet. Among many other benefits, it does seem to counter (and even cure) Crohn’s Disease.
    - LINK -

    As for the OP, most of us don’t get outside into the sunshine enough to maintain healthy levels of Vit D, and most of us in the modern world don’t get enough dirt (and ergo soil bacteria) in our food to maintain healthy levels of B12. So just about everybody should be taking those two supplements. Otherwise, a good, well rounded diet supplies us with all the micronutrients we could need.
     
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  7. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    I watch my diet as I'm a type-2 diabetic with relatively high blood pressure. However, I also have to take diabetic medication [minimal dose] and also vitamin's B12 and D. I'm 76 with no heart conditions and I exercise 6 days per week.
     
  8. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I eat healthily, as in fresh and wholesome foods plus take a multivitamin pill each morning. During winter i also supplement with vitamin D.

    However it wasn't always so. In my 20s i became, shall we say, to save a couple of paragraphs of uninteresting ailments, not well. Doctor recommended vitamin tablets and i have never looked black.
     
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  9. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    my skin problems are gone
     
  10. Vinayaka

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    Reminds me of a story ... Back in university my landlord was a quirky Scottish doctor. His wife had sadly passed but he'd reinvested his money accrued from years as a doctor into real estate, so he could raise his two children. I was the manager of two of his apartment buildings, so we'd chat it up.

    His medical practice had been in a community bordering on the Canadian North, and he had lots of indigenous patients, and some lacked nutrition. He also has a rich 'fancy' lady who would come begging for prescriptions for more vitamins and tests. He told me that one day he got so fed up with her, and the stark contrast in poor versus rich that he said, "Look, Ma'am, I could keep your pee and feed it as a supplement to these poor folk, and their health would improve dramatically."

    So, yes, the body can only use what it needs.
     
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  11. Thief

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    but it seems to store sooooooo much

    except....vitamins

    vitamin C is water soluable
    flushes from the body within a day

    BUT....I did have an overdose
    ate what must have been 20,000times the daily dose

    got a nose bleed

    realized later......some things are dangerous in high amounts
     
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  12. Vinayaka

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    My daughter had a close friend pass from copper poisoning, he had a condition where it built up in him, body couldn't rid itself of it. He passed at a young age.
     
  13. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Supplements can be a good idea for some situations, eg vitamin D in the winter time for those inhabiting northern climes.
     
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  14. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    I take an OTC probiotic for IBS and 'plant stanol esters' to reduce cholesterol. Before COVID I took a variety of ginseng and zinc when I thought I was more at risk of getting a cold/flu.

    When COVID hit, I started Vitamins C & D, daily zinc lozenges and a daily dose of a variety of ginseng.

    Meals are salad and veg and a variety of protein (lentils, fish, chicken, beef, pork) for lunch/dinner. Oat bran, yogurt and fruit for breakfast.
     
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  15. The Hammer

    The Hammer White Wolf - kvite ulfh
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    Whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, dairy twice a day (yogurt), and proteins to include beef, chicken and pork (leaner cuts). As little from box or package as possible.

    Currently take vitamin D and Calcium (Dr recommended), due to IBS causing my body not to absorb these efficiently.

    I'm supposed to be on the FODMAP diet for IBS but I haven't been able to make the adjustments needed.
    FODMAP Diet: What You Need to Know
     
  16. Secret Chief

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    Oh yes I'm on D and zinc because of covid. And vegan glucosamine for my old runner's joints.
     
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