Vitamin A Toxicity

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: jleff

How much is too much of a vitamin or mineral to ingest before it becomes toxic? I eat at least six to seven servings of fruit and vegetables every day, including spinach almost daily. Am I at risk for vitamin A or iron toxicity?

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Safe Weight Loss Supplements

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: jleff

Are there any diet pills or weight loss supplements that one can use without becoming addicted?

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Reference: Prescription medications for the treatment of obesity. Weight-Control Information Network (WIN). The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). http://www.win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/prescription.htm. Accessed April 21, 2014.
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Foods to Avoid with Breast Cancer

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I finished chemotherapy for estrogen receptor positive (ER-positive) breast cancer this past April. I take tamoxifen and have been advised by my doctor to avoid foods that contain estrogen. Although avoiding all estrogens in foods is probably impossible, I would still like to know what are some common foods with high amounts of estrogen or phytoestrogens, such as soy, flax and wild yams, that I should avoid?

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Medication Causing Increased Appetite

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: jleff

Weight gain is one of the side effects of the medication I take for a chronic condition. The extra 15 pounds I've packed on has really affected my life. I want to lose weight but have trouble controlling my appetite. What can I do to limit this constant desire for food that accompanies use of the medication?

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Substantial Weight Loss

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009
  • By: jleff

I work a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift and am trying to lose a lot of weight (about 100 pounds). My body is fairly well adjusted to this schedule, but are there some foods that I should avoid because of my schedule?

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