My friend Kaitlin (not my daughter, it should be noted.. we call this Kaitlin my Other Kaitlin..) over at The Bypassed Life wrote a great post about Flintstones vitamins in a way that makes it very easy to see why they are not a good choice for .. well?  Anyone.

She’s got some great content on her blog, including a post about a study on antidepressant absorption (or lack thereof) in our guts.  She’s worth a read if you are need of another good quality blog.

So without further ado:

What’s the Fuss about Flintstones?

Many years ago, the gold standard for post-operative supplementation was Flintstones children’s chewable vitamins, as well as Tums for calcium. Unfortunately, this regimen was woefully incomplete. Without the proper supplements, people developed deficiencies. Not always immediately—the body has stores of many vitamins—but they did eventually appear. In some people, circumstances helped to accelerate nutrient depletion. My friend Andrea had babies. Greedy little (adorable) things that they were, those babies stole from her vitamin stores. Her Flintstones and Tums simply couldn’t keep up. Andrea got rickets.

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Importance of Supplementation

On January 5, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

This is a guest post I did over at FormerlyFluffy.  I’m posting it here in case there is not any cross over.

‘Tis the season for new resolutions.  In years past, many of us would have made our number one resolution to lose weight.  Perhaps it still is?  Or to exercise more?  Get more fluids each day?  Cut back on the coffee?  Treat ourselves better?  There are thousands upon thousands of post-bariatric resolutions out there – and perhaps a few will actually be followed this year. But perhaps the best, and least made resolution, would be to remember to take our supplements and get thorough labwork - regardless of surgery type.

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