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ASK Abby ASK Abby Abby offers Free Consultations - Please call (813) 996-6999 Monday - Friday from 10 am - Noon to make your appointment Do you have a question for Abby? Send your inquires to: Page 6 | Abby's Magazine - not healthy for my liver. I have heard about the benefits of taking Chitosan before meals to help absorb fat from the diet, and thereby help individuals lose weight. Before putting this into my vitamin regimen, I want to make sure Chitosan won't be destructive or make my liver work overtime. I appreciate your insight. Kyle Dear Kyle, Chitosan can be helpful. However, the concern with binders of fat is that they can bind vitamins and good fats that are important for optimal health. The key is to take Chitosan 3-4 hours away from supplements and medications. Also, a low carb, high fiber diet and increasing raw and lightly steamed veggies may help with your weight loss. If you are taking medications, I would check with your doctor about Chitosan. Sincerely, Abby I am a 50 year-old physically active woman. I ride 2 horses about 50 minutes, 6 days a week. I have been experiencing tendonitis in both arms, shoulders, and my neck for about 6 months. I am still active, although not without pain. I had read that vitamin B6 is good for the tendon issues. What would you recommend? Thank you in advance. Meghan Dear Meghan, Yes, B6 can be helpful. However, a coenzymated B complex, which includes the B6, is, in my opinion, even better. Also, Liga-Tend by Country Life has improved tendonitis in many of my clients. Add magnesium to relax muscles and MSM to support connective tissue health. Look back to see what changed relative to your riding that shifted you towards increased inflammation of the tendons. Anti-inflammatory supplements may be helpful. Sincerely, Abby I have suffered with fatigue and tissue/ muscle soreness, etc., symptoms of fibromyalgia. I take Armour Thyroid daily and my thyroid is normal. Would D-Ribose help with the muscle and tissue soreness? If so, what dosage daily? Eleana Dear Eleana, There are many causes of fatigue, muscle and tissue discomfort. If your fatigue is extreme, you may want to rule out active Epstein Barr Virus. "Virasyl" taken on an empty stomach (3 upon waking and 3 at bedtime for ten days) will cause the virus to become dormant. Adrenal fatigue should be ruled out as well as low vitamin D3 and low magnesium. D-Ribose can be helpful for enhancing energy and promoting healthy muscle function and tissue comfort. Take one rounded teaspoon up to three times a day. There are, however, several other nutritional supplements that can be helpful for enhancing energy levels that complement the benefits of D-Ribose, including magnesium, L-Carnitine, and CoQ10 (take the ubiquinol form). Start with 200 mg Ubiquinol taken with food. More may be taken if needed. Sincerely, Abby I am at a loss as to help my 9 year-old that has eczema. I have tried numerous things and some things I have been told have not been tested for child use. He has eczema and asthma and is on steroids. He still stays broken out and claws at himself all night with itching. What can I do? Karla Hi Karla, I suggest that you seriously alter your son's diet. Remove all the typical trigger foods including grains, dairy, soy, corn, orange juice, peanuts, yeast, eggs, beef, pork, and shellfish. Slowly wean him off all forms of sugar including honey and maple syrup. Have him chew 2 lozenges of "Moducare" upon wakening and at bedtime (brush teeth after). Moducare may allow him to wean off the steroid with his physician's assistance. I strongly recommend purchasing a chlorine removing shower filter and avoid baths. Use a tea tree soap (if no open skin sores) to ease itching and apply emu oil to moisturize and soothe his skin. These are some starting points until more specific programs are implemented. Sincerely, Abby Can you please suggest a multivitamin for a 37 year-old woman? I am interested in vitamin B and D. Alice Dear Alice, My general approach begins with a comprehensive multivitamin mineral complex derived 100% from whole food. So many of us just don't get our critical nutrients. Only a tiny percent of us eat 5-7 servings of veggies and fruits daily; this leaves a big gap. Thus, the multivitamin. Your choice of B vitamins is excellent, considering the stress of modern life. I recommend the coenzymated B complex, which is independent of digestion and liver function for conversion to the active form. Of course, vitamin D is very important as all cells need it. A daily vitamin D3 supplement (2000 IU or more with a meal) is a smart choice. Sincerely, Abby I have been diagnosed with hepatitis C and, over the last three months, I have been using milk thistle capsules. I am about 20 pounds overweight, which I understand is

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