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Old 03-13-2010, 09:27 AM   #1
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5 Vitamin Truths and Lies

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Old 03-13-2010, 11:55 AM   #2
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But these days, you're extremely unlikely to be seriously deficient if you eat an average American diet, if only because many packaged foods are vitamin-enriched.
I shouldn't take supplemental vitamins but I should eat factory food that has had supplemental vitamins added???????????????
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:18 PM   #3
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I shouldn't take supplemental vitamins but I should eat factory food that has had supplemental vitamins added???????????????
Didn't say it was a totally great article.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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Re: 5 Vitamin Truths and Lies

In fairness, most Americans do get enough vitamins to prevent deficiency diseases from their food. Not defending processed food, but nobody gets scurvy in America these days.
Vitamin D is an obvious exception.
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:24 PM   #5
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Vitamin D, the new vitamin C.

Interesting that we should pop a pill that is a substitute for 15 minutes of being outside.
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:58 PM   #6
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Vitamin D, the new vitamin C.

Interesting that we should pop a pill that is a substitute for 15 minutes of being outside.
Easy for you to say.... In less benign climates than North Carolina's (like Seattle's), one can go a month or more without having 15 minutes of sunshine. Not to mention, there is less UV exposure at higher latitudes, due to the sun's more oblique angle.

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Old 03-13-2010, 07:07 PM   #7
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Interesting that we should pop a pill that is a substitute for 15 minutes of being outside.
Try it in some of the winter's here where it can well below zero with the wind chill.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:07 PM   #8
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Easy for you to say.... In less benign climates than North Carolina's (like Seattle's), one can go a month or more without having 15 minutes of sunshine. Not to mention, there is less UV exposure at higher latitudes, due to the sun's more oblique angle.

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Victoria is the Seattle of Canada! I will be popping my vitamin D for at least a few more months!
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:13 AM   #9
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Easy for you to say.... In less benign climates than North Carolina's (like Seattle's), one can go a month or more without having 15 minutes of sunshine. Not to mention, there is less UV exposure at higher latitudes, due to the sun's more oblique angle.

Katherine
Fish Oil is a staple supplement here in Norway and has been for a long, long time. If you live anywhere in the northern half of the country then it can be dark for months at a time.

Even here in the south the winters are brutally dark.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:04 AM   #10
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Seattle has nothing on the Great Lakes.

Also, working in about 50 hours a week in the IT field plus an hour in the gym and living in pittsburgh, I don't see the sun much.
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