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Experts Weigh in on Which Vitamins to Toss Back or Toss Out

Health & Wellness  (tags: health, USA, health experts, vitamins, health issues regarding vitamins-mineral, differing opinions on supplements )

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Two studies released this week cast doubt on the benefits of specific vitamins; Empowered Patient asked four experts what they take and why; All four take multivitamins and vitamin D; beyond that, their choices diverge

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Kathleen Hilliker (293)
Friday November 14, 2008, 4:38 pm
Depending on which expert you believe, here's a list to check over ...and see if you come up with some items that "might" be beneficial to your individual health.........or not!

Hussain Jack Marvin (30)
Friday November 14, 2008, 5:34 pm
thanx kathy .. noted an di believe what u believed !!!

Mick Gill (119)
Friday November 14, 2008, 9:20 pm
throw them all away and go to the natural source

Linda H (199)
Friday November 14, 2008, 10:43 pm
I do Take a couple but do not go overboard. My daily Thank,Kactus.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 15, 2008, 5:26 am
Hi Kathy,
Thanks for sharing this article, both my husband and I were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes earlier this year and were put on an oral med by our docs. We didnt like the side effects so we started researching natural remedies and found that cinnamon and chromium are great for lowering blood sugar levels and we also take a multi vitamin. I also take a Colesterol Management supplement as well as additional B6. We are getting ready to add an omega to our regimen. I am also thinking of trying the acai and colon clense as I have some much unneeded weight weight to be rid of. I guess the whole thing with me is that I am on some other pharmaceutical drugs whose side efects are weight gain and it makes it very difficult for me to lose more than a pound or two and yo-yoing back and forth. I have tried coming off of the aforementioned drugs but it is not meant to be. These are drugs which I will have to take the rest of my life. And I do exercise, both on an ab rocket and walking about 2 miles a day 3 to 5 days a week.

Thanks again for the great article and all that you do to share with everyone.

And Mick,if you have any info or advice for me and my husband, please let me know. My email is: and anyone who wants to e mail me, please feel free.

Have a great weekend!!

Ramona Gehl (141)
Saturday November 15, 2008, 7:38 am
Very interesting...and the supplements are mostly what I take. I have been thinking of adding co-enzyme Q 10 to my regimen too! Thanks Kathy

Kathleen Hilliker (293)
Saturday November 15, 2008, 2:22 pm
Thanks everyone for sharing......It IS confusing to know which works and which doesn't. I've always heard that if you eat a balanced diet, you WILL get all the vitamins/minerals you need. And every time I pop one of these, I DO wonder if our grandparents were right!

That's new info to me, Candee...and I appreciate hearing all you had to say.

Ramona, I just added CoQ10 to my regimen last week. Gosh, it's certainly expensive.

I take 4 Omega-3 Fish Oil capsules daily. If nothing else, it's great for skin and nails.

Louise L (48)
Saturday November 15, 2008, 3:49 pm
Oh, the vitamin question! Every few years, new information! My GYN suggested a multi, calcium, and E. I take C because it helps with my allergies, which are year round. At least, for right now....thanks, Kat.

Marjorie G (29)
Saturday November 15, 2008, 11:11 pm
My hubby and I take a virety of vitamins and minerals,mostly ones to keep our older bodies strong.My hubby has type 2 diabetes(not from over weight,but from agent orange exposure),he and I take flax,borage and fish omega 3's ,high dose and flush free niacin for high cholesterol(him)maintenance for me.This was prescribed for my cousin by Mayo Clinic after 3 massive heart attacks and a quad bypass,he was unable to tolerate statins and is now doing wonderfully.You all might want to check out for a good source of info. For us older ladies having trouble losing weight, I may have found an answer.I saw a ad for GNC vitamin store and they were talking about a weight loss bar that acts like the belly band,well I looked them up at and decided to try them, they work for me 6 pounds in 10 days! They say to eat one,one half hour before a meal with a glass of water if you over eat at meals, that isn't my problem,mine is snacking at night.I found that if iI eat a half bar about a half hour before my first snack attack that I don't snack at all and that leaves a half bar for a later attack.They are low in calories ,carbs and high in protein and don't taste to bad either.

Wendy Watson (55)
Sunday November 16, 2008, 5:30 am
Who are these experts to tell me what my body needs, do they know or seen my body? Most of our health issues can be controlled or cured from diet and exercise alone.. I use certain herbs and, or supplements for my paricular conditions. Just like our finger prints are like no-one else so are our bodies.
The reason they do not advertise natural cures is because no one makes money on them...

Janet Wintle (87)
Tuesday November 18, 2008, 8:44 am
Well said Wendy, It is true everyone is a little different. It is your own faults if you become ill.When I was a child it was frowned upon if you became ill by your own hand. We were always taught to eat the correct way. All was grown in the garden. Jam,s were home made, cod liver oil and Malt was taken and a good spoonful of Caster oil. Plenty of Fresh air. So you never bothered the Doctor. In fact my Gran paid him with the odd Chicken, or half a dozen new laid Eggs.Herbs contain all the Vitamins that you need. Fresh Ripe fruit contains the sugars. Nuts are wonderful and should always be eaten with Raisins or Sultanas, to get the tongue watering. I still take Hemp Seed Oil, this is a wonderful thing to take, creamy nutty flavor. Love you all Janet
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