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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Because my search was unsuccessful Reply with quote

Is there a list that details the vitamins and minerals we should be taking to support our diet?

I looked up the Freeda vitamins online and I'm impressed with the selection and cost...great recommendation!

Thanks for your patience, especially if there is something here already and I can't find it.
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently, no one has complied such a list - that's certainly something that we should do, though. Of course everyone will have certain differences in needs, but in general, most of us have some degree of a malabsorption problem, including fat malabsorption, which means that most of the fat-soluble vitamins may need to be supplemented, and since diarrhea often leads to dehydration, (to varying degrees), the water-soluble vitamins often become depleted, also. The fat-soluble vitamins include A, D, E, and K. Vitamin A though, rarely seems to be a problem for us, and since it's readily available in multivitamins and many other sources, at adequate levels, we rarely need to specially supplement it. Also, one must be careful not to get too much vitamin A, because not only can it be toxic, but it can prevent the absorption and utilization of vitamin D, which is critical for many functions in the body, including the immune system, and vitamin D is also vital in the absorption and utilization of calcium, for maintaining bone density. The water-soluble vitamins include the "B" vitamins, (especially B-12, B-9, and B-6), and vitamin C, and in addition to taking a multivitamin, we usually need to additionally supplement B-12 and folic acid, (B-9). If malabsorption is a serious problem, taking vitamins B-12 and folic acid in the form of a sublingual lozenge, (designed to dissolve under the tongue, where it goes directly into the bloodstream), is usually much more effective.

Most of us need roughly 4,000 to 6,000 IU of vitamin D, daily, depending on the latitude where we live, and how much sun exposure we get, (remembering that we get very little vitamin D from the sun in winter, unless we live near the equator). Many of us are deficient in magnesium, also, but that has to be supplemented very carefully, since magnesium is a laxative. Some multivitamins contain a decent amount of it, and that may be adequate for most of us.

Also, when our MC is active, our electrolytes tend to become depleted, and magnesium is usually the one that's most likely to be in short supply. Bananas are a good source of magnesium.

Yes, Freeda vitamins are an excellent choice, since they're generally free of all our food sensitivities. I've probably forgotten something here, but maybe someone else will add their thoughts to this.


It is suspected that some of the hardest material known to science can be found in the skulls of GI specialists who insist that diet has nothing to do with the treatment of microscopic colitis.
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