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Quick question: Im going vegetarian. where can I find GOOD Medifast recipes? Hoping for any answer or 2. Another question on my mind: Just reached six months since my.

Surgery.

And had my appointment with my surgeon and nutritionist. Today got the results of my blood work and wasn't happy to hear that I am low in.

Vitamin D.

And was sent a prescription for.

Vitamin D.

Pills to take once a week for 12 weeks. Not sure why I am low in.

Vitamin D.

Because I have been taking the Caltrate.

Calcium.

With.

Vitamin D.

Chewables twice a day plus all my other pills. Guess I will call my doctor about it but was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem since their.

Surgery.

Is there anything besides milk that I should add to my Medifast diet so I don't continue being low in.

Vitamin D.

?..

asked May 09 at 07:58

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Paola
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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..

answered May 09 at 09:35

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Anderson
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I have been having a hard time taking my.

Calcium.

So I am worried as well about getting enough.

Vitamin D.

Still trying to get them to go down but I get dizzy after taking them so some days I just don't. My bad! Anyway, I was wondering if your Dr. told you about the differences between.

Calcium.

Citrate and.

Calcium.

Carbonate? I was told to definitely take the citrate form of.

Calcium.

Because after.

Surgery.

We have very little stomach acid to break down the carbonate and therefore do not absorb it well. Could be part of your issue?... I found this article with a google search..

"There are several different types of.

Calcium.

The two most commonly found in.

Calcium.

Supplements are.

Calcium.

Carbonate and.

Calcium.

Citrate. After a gastric bypass, you will produce very little stomach acid, and stomach acid is needed to break down.

Calcium.

Carbonate so it can be absorbed. Therefore, you will absorb very little.

Calcium.

From.

Calcium.

Carbonate. Gastric bypass patients should take.

Calcium.

Citrate instead. Note that.

Tums.

, Vivactiv, Caltrate, and Optisource all contain.

Calcium.

Carbonate and therefore are not suitable for gastric bypass patients..

Read more: How to Choose the Best.

Calcium.

Supplement After a Gastric Bypass |.

EHow.com.

Http://www.ehow.com/how_5621233_cho....

It may be something to discuss with your doc....

Also found this in the wikipedia article on.

Vitamin D.

....

".

Vitamin D.

Is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids, the two major physiologically relevant forms of which are vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)..

Vitamin D.

Without a subscript refers to either D2 or D3 or both. Vitamin D3 is produced in the skin of vertebrates after exposure to ultraviolet B light from the sun or artificial sources, and occurs naturally in a small range of foods. In some countries, staple foods such as milk, flour and margarine are artificially fortified with.

Vitamin D.

, and it is also available as a supplement in pill form. Medifast food sources such as fatty fish, mushrooms, eggs, and meat are rich in.

Vitamin D.

And are often recommended for consumption to those suffering.

Vitamin D.

Deficiency.".

Guess it's time for a sunbathing session!.

Thanks "flmom" for the idea of Bariatric Advantage powdered.

Calcium.

At this point I'll try anything to get it in!..

answered May 09 at 10:51

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Sadie
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Now that the sun is not so intense, I take my walk at 1pm. My GP wanted me to get some sun for the natural Vit D...

answered May 09 at 10:57

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Savannah
3646

The very best, most effective way to get.

Vitamin D.

In your system is to get some sunshine each day. Here is a link that goes into more specifics:.

Http://articles.mercola.com/sites/a....

Here is an article about women and.

Vitamin D.

:.

Http://articles.mercola.com/sites/a....

And this one is on sunshine as an sid in weight loss:.

Http://articles.mercola.com/sites/a....

Hope.

These help..

-Jenny :-))..

answered May 09 at 11:05

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Liam
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Does this mean I shouldn't eat my thyroid meds with my.

Iron.

? That's my routine and then I take my mulit vits/calcium chew at lunch and dinner since it's over two hours after my am meds....

Does anyone know?.

Thanks!.

Colleen..

answered May 09 at 11:07

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Eden
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Good question Coleen. Never thought about it. Found this on a site I really like:.

Http://thyroid.about.com/cs/thyroid....

Guess I need to add another "musn't do" to the list. :-)..

answered May 09 at 12:46

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Jalen
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Deardarlink-.

You definitely DON'T want to take your thyroid meds with your.

Iron.

Two hours between thyroid meds,.

Iron.

, and.

Calcium.

.. per my surgeon...and I think that's pretty typical. It may not be an issue for some, but for others, it will definitely be. I am one of those..

I take 4 capsules a day (or.

Iron.

) and take two to bed so that if I wake up during the night I can take it then. That happens at my age (53)...as a bathroom trip seems a regular happening. Then, I wait two hours, and / or take the thyroid meds when I get up. I add.

Calcium.

Powder to my crystal light about 10 a.m. and drink that by noon. Mid afternoon I take two more.

Iron.

Capsules, and usually early evening I make another drink or cup of hot tea and add the.

Calcium.

To that for my second dose. Fitting the vitamins (2) in, along with 2.

Fish oil.

And 2.

Flax.

Seed oil I'm on does take some fitting in, but doable..

Hope.

That helps clarify...but you may want to check with your nutritionist to verify. It's about absorption and how these all fight for it, so if taken at the same time, SOMETHING may not be absorbed. If that happens once in a while, no big deal. But regularly, you could end up low in one of them..

Cindy..

answered May 09 at 12:47

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Milo
4426

I have been low and.

Vitamin D.

2 or 3 times. My PCP says it is becoming a common problem and she checks routinely now. I think it is because we all wear so much sunscreen now...

answered May 09 at 14:14

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Peyton
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