Items Tagged ‘zinc’

Ask the Doctors - Does zinc help with colds?

September 14, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does zinc help with colds?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Does zinc help with colds? First, let’s look at zinc’s impact in general. Zinc is an important element needed for a healthy immune system.  The link between zinc deficiency and infections was first noted in the Middle East 50 years ago.  Some zinc-deficient patients had such severe immune dysfunction that they died by […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, colds, Dr. Robert Ashley, zinc


Ask the Doctors - Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

March 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

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Dear Doctors: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. But I’m really worried — is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? Unlike a vegetarian diet, which cuts out meat, poultry and fish, […]

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Tags: animal-based products, calcium, children, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, essential fatty acids, fish, growth milestones, health, iron, malnutrition