Are you getting the nutrients you need? Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been
shown to contribute to degenerative processes such as diabetes, autoimmune diseases, heart
disease, arthritis and even cancer. Standard blood tests do not measure for nutrient deficiency. I
recommend the SpectraCell Lab for anyone suffering from dysfunction in the body to chronic
disease. This lab can “connect the dots” and help with my protocols to correct imbalances.
Below are examples of deficiencies that relate to common ailments.
Fatigue: deficiencies in B vitamins, vitamin D, A, E and C, chromium, zinc, CoQ10, fructose
intolerance, magnesium, serine, biotin, and chromium. For example, B vitamins are necessary
for converting food into energy; low vitamin D is associated with chronic fatigue and reduced
muscle strength; low vitamin A is associated with decreased ATP production in cells, fructose
intolerance is a classic symptom of fatigue, magnesium is required to store energy, biotin helps
the liver utilize glycogen for energy and zinc deficiency lowers immunity that can cause muscle
Insomnia: deficiencies in vitamin B1, B3, B12, zinc and copper, oleic acid, magnesium, zinc and
copper. For example, B12 helps regulate circadian rhythms, B3 increase REM sleep,
magnesium mimics the action of melatonin and relieves insomnia due to restless leg syndrome,
zinc and copper interact with receptors in the brain that regulate sleep.
Dyslipidemia (abnormal amounts of cholesterol or fat in the blood): deficiencies in manganese,
magnesium, vitamin C,D B3, B5, zinc, selenium, chromium, inositol, lipoid acid, carnitine,
choline, CoQ10. For example, chromium specifically improves dyslipidemia that accompanies
insulin resistance; inositol decreases small, dense LDL and lowers triglycerides; lipoid acid
improves lipid profile by reducing LDL, vitamin C protects LDL from oxidation thus making it less
“sticky” and prone to clogging of the arteries, suboptimal zinc rises dangerous lipoproteins and
promotes vascular inflammation.
Hypothyroidism: deficiencies in glutathione, B vitamins, Vitamin C, A and E, zinc, copper,
selenium, asparagine, carnitine, lipoic acid and choline. For example, asparagine is an amino
acid that is part of the structure of thyroid stimulating hormone, selenium converts thyroid
hormones T4 into T3, zinc increases thyroid hormone T3, vitamin A activates gene that
regulates TSH, vitamin C and E restores thyroid function when liver detox ability is