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  1. I'm Pregnant
    hey all:) I'm first time pregnant and have lots of questions:) First of all it seems that I am 4 weeks old pregnant...YAY!! I read on several sites that it is recommended to take folic acid even before conceiving. I wish I have read that earlier!! I did not take any and I wonder is it too...
  2. Toddler Nutrition
    I need help finding vitamins for my 3 and 1/2 year old son. Here's the problem- his dad has a thing about pills. He thinks that giving the child anything in pill form (chewable vitamins, probiotics, homeopathic remedies...) will turn him into a "pill-popper" for the rest of his life, so those...
  3. January 2012
    I was wondering what/if any of you were taking supplements? I'm about to make myself a cup of RRL tea and I've been taking cal/mag/vitD for months now along with an EPO/Flax blend. I added in B vitamins while trying to correct my LP defect. I've started taking it again to combat "morning...
  4. Nutrition and Good Eating
    At DD check up today when dr learned that dd doesn't drink much milk (defined by dr as 2 cups/day) -- dd rarely drinks milk of any kind -- dr said should supplement with Vitamin D. I take vitamin D myself b/c I know my levels are way low. My dd burns really easily so we usually have her coated...
  5. Nutrition and Good Eating
    Someone recommended I eat blackstrap molasses during my PG. I am dairy free, and I have low iron. I see that it has both 20% of calcium and 20% of iron, and I wonder if it is really a good source of either since they are both in the food - sort of like how spinach isn't really a good source of...
  6. Breastfeeding
    I am confused about iron supplementation and the bio-availability of the iron in breastmilk for my baby. He was born at 34 weeks and received iron supplements for about 2 months after birth, first in the NICU and then in his first few weeks home. It's done, and most of it had to do with the...
  7. Nutrition and Good Eating
    I and 2 of my sons have a dairy intolerance. I'm sure we are not getting near enough calcium. I know you can get dairy from green leafies and I eat them and try to get my kids to eat them too, but none of us eat them enough to say we are getting enough calcium. My oldest son who does not have...
  8. Nutrition and Good Eating
    How do you know if your toddler is getting enough iron? My son is 2 1/2 and he does eat really well; however, I noticed he does not like beef/red meat at all. He's not fond of fish either. He does like chicken, (only with breading on it as I tried giving it to him without breading but no go...
  9. Breastfeeding
    DD just had her 4 month check up and everything was great/normal. But her Ped said I really should be giving her vitamin D drops since my breast milk doesnt have enough. I take about 2,000 IU a day, but she says not enough would be coming through my milk. I have mixed feelings about giving her...
  10. Breastfeeding
    HI I am TTC while nursing my 2yr old and I need to take vit E 400 IU as a blood thinner.(Instead of baby aspirin) I can't seem to find specific info on what amount is safe-what passes through milk and how long after taking it.... Looked on Lacmed but nothing. Anyone have the Hale book or...
  11. Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy
    Ok, don't throw anything at me, but I am trying to figure out why I am losing weight. Here's my weight stats: Prepregnancy weight: low 140s (heaviest I've been as an adult), size 10 with some 12s. Preg weight gained: almost 20 lbs, lost 15 by the time I got home from the hossy.; was in size...
  12. Fertility
    I strongly believe that a lack of or an iodine deficiency is the cause for most infertility issues. I just recently became aware of the importance of iodine. I am currently taking iodine supplements. I take Lugol's liquid iodine 3 drops 3 times a day but I don't think that's enough. Sooooo!!! I...
  13. I'm Pregnant
    I am excited about the new study on Vitamin D and pregnancy. 4,000 IU vitamin D3 is the dose used in the study . Besides, cutting the risk of Preterm birth Significantly, It also reduced the risk of Pre-eclampsia, diabetes, high blood pressure, and more...
  14. Natural Family Living Workshops
    Workshop #7 - Natural Healthcare. Welcome to our sixth Natural Family Living discussion: Feeding the Family; First Foods, Healthy Eating for the Whole Family. This discussion will key in on Part 3 - Feeding the Family; First Foods, Healthy Eating for the Whole Family from Peggy O'Mara's book...
  15. Nutrition and Good Eating
    I was wondering what everyone's views on children's vitamins are. My Dr. recommended that I keep my 2 year old on infant liquid perscription vitamins... the ones with iorn and flouride. I live in the country and have well water, but just do not think extra flouride is necessary... because he...
  16. Women's Health
    From my reading and talking to those who know - Sodium Ascorbate powder - can take higher doses without bowel problems Sheri (and quoting Hilary who is here) Here is a summary of the Vitamin C articles I've posted before >From one of the most knowledgable docs on Vit C - also mentions Archie...
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