Where can I find a dietitian who is smart about mineral supplements?

Where can I find a dietitian who is smart about mineral supplements? The Nutrition in Complementary Care dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association has an interest in the role of alternative herbal, vitamin and mineral therapies in improving health and preventing disease. Their Find a Comp Care Nutritionist feature will help you locate...

Adelle Davis was a pioneer, way ahead of her time.

Don't be dissing Adelle Davis she had an MS in Biochemistry. What's yours in? Adelle Davis was a pioneer, way ahead of her time. Sounds like you've not even read her books. They're full of references to studies, etc. Don't you see how everything she said decades ago is all being corroborated now with...

Are multivitamins helpful or harmful?

Are multivitamins helpful or harmful? Depends on whether or not your diet contains enough food and variety to supply all the nutrients your body needs. If you eat more than 1600 calories and a variety of food, you may be wasting your money and making some very expensive urine. Though, taking one multivitamin per day that...

What ingredients should I look for in a multivitamin?

I take a multivitamin every day. I figure it balances out what I don't eat right in my diet. What ingredients should I look for in a multivitamin? If the multivitamin has only 100% of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for each nutrient in the supplement, it probably won't hurt you. There are RDA's for...

Do you have any recommendations for a vitamin that might give me more energy?

Do you have any recommendations for a vitamin that might give me more energy? I currently take Slow-Fe (iron) and a multivitamin but find that at the end of the day I am exhausted. Any suggestions? Thank you. You didn't give me a lot of information to go on, but here are my thoughts. Since...

We would like to know the amount of calcium needed daily for a person according to his age, gender, and weight.

We are the Lebanese Osteoporosis Prevention Society (LOPS). Our concern among others is to provide awareness to our society about osteoporosis and how to prevent it. We are very interested in your articles about osteoporosis and the optimal calcium intake. We would like to have documents, questionnaires or protocols about the detection of the...

There have never been documented cases of nerve damage caused by vitamin B6 of doses of less than 500 milligrams a day.

There have never been documented cases of nerve damage caused by vitamin B6 at doses of less than 500 milligrams a day. Please provide me with the documentation that says otherwise. Three hundred milligrams a day of vitamin B6 is safe and has been documented over and over to cure carpal tunnel. Please do...

What is riboflavin and how important is it to a vegetarian diet?

What is riboflavin and how important is it to a vegetarian diet? Riboflavin is vitamin B2 and is important to energy metabolism (processing nutrients like protein, fat, carbohydrate and alcohol that have calories to a form of energy that the body can use - ATP), normal eyesight and healthy skin. Foods high in riboflavin are...

If you eat fruit before your menstrual cycle, do you retain as much water because of potassium?

If you eat a lot of fruit before your menstrual cycle, do you retain as much water because the potassium does something to the salt? Maybe I should eat more fruit. A lot of fruit added to your diet by itself will not reduce premenstrual fluid retention. A lower salt intake will help reduce that...

I crave red meat prior during my period. Is my body telling me it wants extra iron?

I've been finding that I seriously crave red meat prior to and during my period. Do you think that this is my body telling me that it wants extra iron during this time? The last 6 months I have drastically reduced my red meat consumption due to the fat content. I have been charting my...