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What happens if I don’t take my vitamins?

It was late. Way late. So late, in fact, that I almost wondered why I was bothering with dinner at all. The day had been an absolute disaster and I’d have loved to sink into bed and pray for a better tomorrow, but unfortunately my two young children were hungry – and none too amused that it was 9 p.m. …

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Foodie-sentials: Iron – Why Eating Your Spinach Isn’t Enough

(Check out last month’s article: The Sunshine Vitamin.) By Kelly Morris Despite non-op opinions to the contrary, luck doesn’t get you very far after weight loss surgery. If you want to be healthy and have energy, you need your vitamins and minerals, including iron.  We need adequate iron in order for our blood to carry oxygen to all our vital organs, …

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Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

The Sunshine Vitamin by Kelly Morris Another reason to love sunny days: free vitamins (sort of). Vitamin D is sometimes referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because our body can make vitamin D in response to sunlight. Most people, whether they’ve had weight loss surgery or not, don’t get enough vitamin D just from exposure to sunlight, though, and according to the …

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Is there such thing as too many vitamins?

By Kelly  Morris (Please note that this article is the result of research done by Foodie News writer Kelly Morris. Kelly is not a nutritionist or a physician, but is simply reporting her findings through this article. The contents of this article are for informational purposes only. Please consult your own physician regarding your personal vitamin dosages and lab reports. …

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What Vitamins Should Duodenal Switch Patients Take?

Not a Duodenal Switch patient? Check out: What vitamins should RNY patients take? What vitamins should Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band) patients take? What vitamins should Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy patients take? The Duodenal Switch (DS) is both a restrictive and a malabsorptive surgery. The smaller stomach helps patients eat less food and the rearrangement of the intestine causes them not to …

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Foodie-sentials: What vitamins should RNY patients take?

Not a RNY patient? Check out: What vitamins should VSG patients take? What vitamins should Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band) patients take? What vitamins should Duodenal Switch patients take?  Gastric bypass patients need to take more vitamins than lap band patients or vertical sleeve gastrectomy patients because in addition to only being able to eat a limited amount of food, part …

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Foodie-sentials: What Vitamins Should VSG patients take?

Not a VSG patient? Check out: What vitamins should RNY patients take? What vitamins should Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band) patients take? What vitamins should Duodenal Switch patients take? The requirements for VSG and lap band patients are fairly similar. That’s because both are restrictive procedures, which means that they limit the amount of food you can eat, and don’t contain …

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Foodie-sentials: What Vitamins Should Adjustable Gastric Band Patients Take?

Not an Adjustable Gastric Band patient? Check out: What vitamins should RNY patients take? What vitamins should Duodenal Switch patients take? What vitamins should VSG patients take?   Adjustable Gastric Band (sometimes known as “Lap band”) patients need to take daily vitamins because they can’t eat large enough amounts of food to get all the nutrients they need. It’s very important …

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