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bjengle
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Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 5/15/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   

idea  ealing with any kind of intestinal can leave a person with no desire to eat. We understand the importance of eating, and some of us manage to barely get enough daily nutrition to stay alive and then we begin to wonder what else is going wrong in our bodies when we begin to suffer from new symptoms that may or may not be part of the disease we are fighting. Could it be, that while striving to deal with our system, we are now suffering from malnutrition? I was and I didn’t even realize it!

What are the sign’s of malnutrition?

loss of appetite, pronounced weight loss without dieting, fatigue and low energy , hair and skin changes, a swollen abdomen , gross water retention . More aggressive of long term.. poor immune function (which can cause the body to have trouble fighting off infections)muscle weakness and pain,

bones that break easily , problems with organ function ,listlessness and apathy, dizziness.

The question is are you suffering from Malnutrition?


Deb25
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 5/16/2009 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I do suffer from malnutrition, have for years.  My problem is gluten intolerance.  Not knowing about gluten, I was ill for years, over 20, before finding out about this.  I have been gluten free for nearly 9 yrs now, and have had my ups and downs.  After going gluten free, I lost 60# and was doing much better.  That's when my other intolerance's started to appear.  It has taken me until last Mar 08, to get them under control.  I probably will never get all the nutrition I need from food.  Anyone who is suffering from malnutrition should be taking a good multiple vitamin, and you should also have your Vit B12 level checked.  Doctors tell us a level of 200 is ok, but it isn't, 200 is way too low, especially if you suffer from malnutrition.
 
I also would like to add, not everyone loses weight when malnourished.  Some of us gain, and gain a lot.  Sometimes your body will go crazy, and store everything as fat.  That's what my body does.  My body tends to always think it is in starvation mode, which wrecks havoc with my metabolism.  I now have CFS because of all of this, plus I have small fiber neuropathy, arthritis, raynauds, sleep apnea, insomnia, and anxiety.
 
Nutrition is very important, even when we do not feel like working on it.
We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients...don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum.  If a patient tells you s/h feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!


Ellis
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/16/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello,

I have done alot of research on vitamins and supplements recently and have discovered that for the most part, the on the shelf supplements are not providing what are body requires for cellular optimal health. I have found just 3 companies so far that infact do so; so do your reserch and ensure you are taking the best you can. I also discoved that in the UK the RDA figures have not been revised since around the 1930's and obviously our quality and nutritional content of our food today has decreased dramatically from then.


Deb25
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 319
   Posted 5/17/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have researched to find the best vitamins for me.  Mine have to be free of so much.  My B12 is made my Jarrow, which is a very good company, and their B12's come highly recommended by other users.  My Vit D is made by Spring Valley and is D3 cholecalciferol, which is the best D to take.  My Vit C is made by Natrol, which is also a very good company for gluten intolerant people.  My daily is made by Nature Made, which is another good company.  Country Life is good also.  You just have to do your research, and make sure you get the proper type of vitamin supplement.
We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients...don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum.  If a patient tells you s/h feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

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