Could It Be B12 Deficiency?

As an NTP, it is very important that I consider cofactors. Deficiencies are not just caused by an inadaquete amount of a particular nutrient. Many people are aware that vegans and vegetarians are at greater risk for B12 deficiency, but what they don't know is that even if a sufficient amount of animal products are being consumed, one may still be deficient due to inadaquete cofactors such as intrensic factor and hydrochloric acid.


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Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients because acting in concert, they preform hundreds of roles in the body. They help shore up bones, heal wounds and bolster your immune system. They also convert food into energy and  repair cellular damage. 

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Basic Dietary Advice

When we try to restore your health with nutrition and other natural therapies, we are working with the body's biochemistry. The most basic, and sometimes most effective therapy is your diet. Many people don't make the connection between their day to day habits and the symptoms they suffer. This handout will provide you with some basic rules to help you  get the most out of your diet. 



Do Prescription Drugs Deplete Nutrients

Whether you occasionally take a pharmaceutical like an antibiotic, or count on a drug long term such as  cholesterol lowering statins, your need for specific nutrients increases. You must be aware that many prescriptions, as well as commonly used over-the-counter drugs, cause potentially serious nutrient depletions. For your convenience I'm attaching a Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Chart with a list of drugs and non-prescription medications and the nutrients they deplete. This in turn will give you an idea of the nutrients your body needs. 

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Kristy Corah, NTP

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