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WE honestly haven't been using the rice milke that much---maybe 2x a week in pancakes or something--other than that--we don't have it much.<br><br>
I am worried about getting my son Vitamin D and A--especially with it snowing here and all and it's FREEZING so sun light will be more and more limited....<br><br>
what else has it in it? there ARE natural things that have it in it right? 9not fortified?)<br><br>
We have lots of fruits and veggies and chicken.<br><br><br>
also- does the sunlight from the windows count for our Vitamin D--or no way? (I mostly open all our blinds and don't use our light too too much!-) thanks!
 

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High-Vitamin Cod Liver Oil is the best way to get Vit A and D naturally, with the added benefit of Omega 3s. I use Green Pastures Blue Ice - you have to buy it online. You can buy CLO in the store but it usually has the natural vitamins removed and synthetic ones added back in. It is not very high in these vitamins either.
 

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just found out the Kale I put in our smoothies a couple times a week --1 cup of is has 206% of Vitamin A daily amount --is it scary to get oo much naturally or was that just with synthetic ones?<br><br>
Also do I need both these every day or do they last a couple days in the system (or are they water soluble and leave me every day?)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">just found out the Kale I put in our smoothies a couple times a week --1 cup of is has 206% of Vitamin A daily amount --is it scary to get oo much naturally or was that just with synthetic ones?<br><br>
Also do I need both these every day or do they last a couple days in the system (or are they water soluble and leave me every day?)</div>
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I was just reading about this. You can't overdo Vit A that comes from fruit/veg. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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They say that above NC (I think it is), that you do not get enough Vitamin D from the sun between October - April.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">High-Vitamin Cod Liver Oil is the best way to get Vit A and D naturally, with the added benefit of Omega 3s. I use Green Pastures Blue Ice - you have to buy it online. You can buy CLO in the store but it usually has the natural vitamins removed and synthetic ones added back in. It is not very high in these vitamins either.</div>
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cod liver oil--honestly I don't think we can afford this right now....how much is it online? also aren't these like REALLY high amounts of Vit A and D is that okay? (are we sure?!!)--also---there is risk of Mercury in the cod too right?
 

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maybe we can...was this also something that's supposed to heal the gut?<br><br>
it the unfermented needed? is there any chance of me finding this at say a fred meyer? (have nice section of health foods it seems)
 

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There are two types of Vit A. Beta-carotene, which is found in fruits/veg. You cannot overdo this kind. And Vitamin A Palmitate, found in eggs, meat, organs. This is the one you can get too much of, but really only through excessive supplements or eating organ meats all day long.<br><br>
All CLO imported into the US must be checked for impurities by law. Blue Ice CLO is molecularly filtered and contains no contaminants. You won't find it at Freddie's. The amounts of Vit A and D are quite safe as long as you are taking it according to the appropriate dosages on the bottle, just like any other supplement. I did cut back my dosage when I got pregnant because I didn't want to risk getting too much A, and my prenatal already had some in it.<br><br>
I read recently that 80% of kids in the US are deficient in Vits A and D, even though milk and cereal are fortified with them.<br><br>
Yes, it is very important for gut healing.
 

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We use Vital Nutrients for CLO. I know Nordic Naturals has soy in it.<br>
We do bone broth for healing too (has calcium in it)
 

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k someone has explained bone broth but I still don't understnad...what kind of chicken do i buy to do it? is it the same as chicken broth? as in i can use it as a base for soups? --Im taking nutrients out of bones? do you freeze yours? I'll start a new thread if you don't see this.
 

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Blue Ice clo here as well. Broth too, but I need to up how often I am making it.
 

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Use a carcass from a chicken for broth and simmer it for 24 hrs (or more) w/ a bit of vinegar and some veggies. Yes, you can freeze it, put it in ice cubes if you want so you have little amounts at a time. Yes, the broth gets the nutrients from the bones, very good for you. You can use it as a base for soups, cooking grains, just about anything.
 

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I put the carcass in and cover it with water. And I stick it in the crockpot for 24 hours (beef broth is 48 hours). I fill it with water, put in 6-8 peppercorns, 1-2 tsp. sea salt (more can be added later), 1 stalk celery, 1 peeled carrot. I use the crockpot because I'm not comfortable leaving the gas cooktop on over night. I use it for soup, gravy, all sorts of stuff. I freeze mine in small yogurt containers so I can use just what I need. I have a bunch of chicken stock and a bunch of beef stock in the freezer at any given time. I do strain off any foam (I don't usually get any). I do not strain off any fat (since that's the good part). It's full of vitamins and calcium. I do not use vinegar in mine (because then I can't use it as often on my kids' rotation!).
 

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also- does the sunlight from the windows count for our Vitamin D--or no way? (I mostly open all our blinds and don't use our light too too much!-) thanks!</div>
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In order for your skin to produce Vitamin D from sunlight, the sunlight can't be filtered in any way (such as shining through windows)
 

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You can also get Twinlabs cod liver oil from vitacost. If I remember right (mine is still on the way), it has half the vit A and D of Blue Ice, so you would have to take twice the dose. But it is still cheaper. And I got in contact with them - no synthetic vitamins and no soy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">In order for your skin to produce Vitamin D from sunlight, the sunlight can't be filtered in any way (such as shining through windows)</div>
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And only in the 3-5 months around summer, and around noontime, in the north.
 

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Cod liver oil has virtually no mercury or other contaminants. Mercury attaches to proteins, and CLO is just the oil. Vitamins A and D are oil-soluble, so you could do a higher dose every few days instead of a smaller dose each day.<br><br>
For a child, you really don't need a lot of CLO total- the dose would be less than a teaspoon per day.
 

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One gets used to the taste of cod liver oil... it just takes practice.<br>
This said, we sensitized to it and can't tolerate it anymore.<br>
So we're using Pure Encapsulations liquid D3 and betacarotene drops.
 
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