Even with all the advances in medical treatments today in the US, many Americans still suffer from vitamin deficiencies . Lack of sunshine, healthy whole foods and physical activities; adhering to stringent diets ; jumping from one program to the other, aka yo-yo dieting; and consuming large quantities of processed foods all play a role in this phenomena. Let's look at most common vitamin deficiencies being uncovered in medical research and the symptoms. Naturally, since I'm a big advocate of living healthfully through foods on your plate, I'll also list some wonderful food resources to remedy those deficiencies. Here are the 5 most cited in my web research:
Vitamin B12 Low vitamin B12 levels occur among 1 in 31 adults 51 years of age and older in the U.S.; and it is needed to make new red blood cells and help your nervous system work well. Symptoms include: tingling of hands and feet, changes in ability to walk, loss of vision, memory problems, seeing things that aren't the...
A Newswise article titled, " B-Vitamin Deficiency May Cause Vascular Cognitive Impairment ," caught my eye, as I'm always looking for ways that we can help prevent dementia and other health problems through nutritional or other safe and readily available means. This particular article is about a Tufts University study that "...used an experimental model to examine the metabolic, cognitive, and microvascular effects of dietary B-vitamin deficiency."
In a nutshell, the study found, "Mice fed a diet deficient in folate and vitamins B12 and B6 demonstrated significant deficits in spatial learning and memory compared with normal mice."
Vitamin B12 has been extensively studied, and a deficiency of the vitamin in elders has been shown to cause brain related disease, as well as other problems. Older people often don't absorb B12 well, and shots to bypass the digestive tract have been around for decades. I remember my grandmother getting them, back in the good old days when a publi...
As noted in a prior post, I had once experienced a dramatic depletion of energy after my StomaphyX surgery . After a period of exploration to discover what the cause might be, I was directed by a bariatric surgeon to begin taking vitamin B12 .
At an earlier consultation with my Endocrinologist (a diabetes specialist), Vitamin D had been recommended to increase energy. This was because my blood work showed that I was Vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D deficiency is a condition that is common after gastric bypass. Reports have identified deficiency of Vitamin D in bariatric patients to be as high as eighty-four percent.
Supplements After Gastric Bypass Surgery
The need for vitamin and mineral supplements following weight-loss surgery has been well-documented. Bariatric surgeries change the body's capacity to absorb vitamins, minerals and nutrients because the amount of food that is eaten will be less. Supplements are necessary to address gastric bypass vitamin and mineral...
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