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    Vitamin D Recommendations Doubled for Children
    Vitamin D Recommendations Doubled for Children The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has doubled the amount of vitamin D it recommends for infants, children, and adolescents. As recently as 2003, the AAP recommended 200 international units (IU...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Water-Soluble Vitamins
    Water-Soluble Vitamins Unlike fat-soluble vitamins, water-soluble vitamins can easily dissolve in the watery fluids of your body. Because excessive amounts are generally excreted in the urine, there is less chance for toxic side effects but more...
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    Children's Vitamins and Colds
    Find out when it's advisable to give a four-year-old vitamin supplements. ...
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    Fat-Soluble Vitamins
    Fat-Soluble Vitamins Vitamins are organic compounds (compounds that contain carbon), and of the 13 that your body needs, 4 are called fat-soluble (A, D, E, and K). Fat-soluble vitamins do not dissolve in water and are stored in your body's fat a...
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    Healthy Eating: Valuable Vitamins
    Healthy Eating: Valuable Vitamins A healthy diet consists not only of optimal portions of macronutrients, but also recommended levels of essential micronutrients. Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals. It is important to recognize whether ...
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    Healthy Eating: Mighty Minerals
    Healthy Eating: Mighty Minerals A balanced diet means getting all of the minerals, as well as the vitamins, that your body needs to maintain good health. The best way to guarantee optimal intake of minerals is to understand why these nutrients ar...
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    Good Sources of Nutrition
    Good Sources of NutritionGood Sources of Vitamin A Apricots Broccoli Cantaloupe Carrots Collards Kale Mango Pumpkin Spinach Squash, winter Sweet potato Tomato Turnip greens Watermelon Good Sources of Vitamin CApple with skin Apricot, dried Banana...
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    Good Sources of Nutrition
    Good Sources of NutritionGood Sources of Vitamin A Apricots Broccoli Cantaloupe Carrots Collards Kale Mango Pumpkin Spinach Squash, winter Sweet potato Tomato Turnip greens Watermelon Good Sources of Vitamin CApple with skin Apricot, dried Banana...
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    Nutritional Supplements
    Nutritional SupplementsSupplements are not only expensive; they can be dangerous. With the exception of calcium and a multivitamin, supplements are rarely needed or recommended. Taking handfuls of vitamins is not useful, and there is noth ing "na...
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    Using Supplemental Hormones While Breastfeeding
    Using Supplemental Hormones While BreastfeedingPreviously, we recommended the use of natural progesterone cream for women with postpartum depression. Women with depression that has held on for years after giving birth seem to benefit most, but it...
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    Vitamin D for Kids: It Does More than Just Keep Teeth and Bones Strong
    One of the many challenges parents face on a daily basis is keeping their children in good health. When it comes to making sure kids are properly nourished, a multivitamin might be necessary. Vitamin D for kids is especially important for tooth a...
    Steven Auger
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    Children's Vitamins and Colds
    Find out when it's advisable to give a four-year-old vitamin supplements. ...
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    Vitamin D Deficiency
    If your child isn't taking any milk, how can you be sure that he's getting enough vitamin D? ...
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    Kids and Vitamins
    Find out what our expert has to say about vitamin supplementation for kids. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Breastfeeding
    Using Supplemental Hormones While Breastfeeding
    Using Supplemental Hormones While BreastfeedingPreviously, we recommended the use of natural progesterone cream for women with postpartum depression. Women with depression that has held on for years after giving birth seem to benefit most, but it...
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