Vitamin Deficiency, Atlanta, Ga
holistic nutritionist, naturopath, author
678-372-2913 / firstname.lastname@example.org
March 3, 2020
What are the Top Vitamin Deficiencies? The symptoms can include bone pain, weight loss struggles, poor circulation, weak immune system, skin eruptions, neurological symptoms, fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, nail breaking, etc.
Even health-minded people eating the best diets still have a vitamin deficiency. Unfortunately, fad diets can skip over essential vitamin needs, and a lack of proper nutrients can lead to confusing symptoms. And the food we eat does not have an abundance of nutrients like it did decades ago.
Traditional blood tests are not good enough to show a true vitamin deficiency. They are just a snapshot of where the nutrients are in the blood on the test day. Intracellular blood tests can show the vitamin level for 6-8 months and at the cellular level.
The first comprehensive vitamin deficiency test I ran showed that my antioxidants were low. I was also getting sick very often with colds and upper respiratory infections. I spent one year supporting my immune system with the antioxidants the test said I needed and did not get sick the following year. I ran the same test on myself one year later, and my antioxidants and vitamins were excellent, and so was my health.
When I was pregnant with my second son, the doctor wanted me to take folic acid. The problem was that it made me feel anxious. Fascinating, in this comprehensive blood test for vitamin deficiency, I learned my folate levels were low. This meant I was missing an enzyme to convert folic acid to folate, which is the usual source of folic acid to help the red blood cells. The lack of folic acid to folate conversion indicates a methylation issue that tends to run in my family.
A good multivitamin may not do the trick either. The vitamins and minerals in a multivitamin are at minimal levels, not at levels a true deficiency will fix. So if there is a severe magnesium deficiency, the person may have anxiety, restless legs, constipation, and need 200 or more milligrams a day. This is much more than the amount in a multi.
I learned very early on only to take the vitamins your body needs. And if we know which vitamins or minerals we need, we can also choose to include more of those fruits and vegetables, and grains in our daily diet to support those nutrient deficiencies through our diet.
Testing for vitamin deficiency is innovative. It saves time, money, and energy. It takes the guesswork out of taking vitamins.
Hey! I’m Alane Stieglitz-Wincek. I grew up on sugar and plenty of junk food and had no clue how my diet effected my health.
I changed my life and have worked as a holistic nutritionist and naturopath, for over the last 30 years. I help people get healthy, fit and lean, find hormone happiness and recover from all sorts health challenges.
Obsessed With: my family, my dog, my clients, loving life, and living it to the fullest!