Stress, inflammation, medications, smoking, a poor diet, lack of sleep and excessive exercise all deplete nutrients from the body. Overtime, this can lead to a host of digestive issues as the body doesn't have the proper fuel to power itself. Eating right used to be the best way to prevent nutrient deficiencies, however, that is no longer the case. With the rise of herbicides, insecticides and pesticides used daily on crops around the world, foods are no longer as nutrient dense as they used to be because chemicals like glyphosate bind minerals in the soil, making them unavailable in the human body.
Medication can do more harm than good!
Prescription drugs are notorious for depleting nutrients. Antacids affect zinc, iron, calcium, folic acid and vitamins B12 and D. Antibiotics can wipe out the B-vitamins, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium and iron (to name a few). Anti-inflammatories deplete chromium, selenium, zinc and many other nutrients. If you're on a prescription drug, you need to know your micronutrient levels.
Individuals with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are at increased risk of nutrient deficiencies which may prevent them from resolving their symptoms. Some common deficiencies include glutathione, vitamin D and glutamine, though there are many others. Until these deficiencies are corrected, you won’t truly get better.
Conventional therapy isn't equipped to resolve your chronic problems.
Due to the reliance on medications to treat your chronic disease and a lack of emphasis on dietary changes, conventional therapy comes up short. Remember, nutrients are needed by the body to carry out thousands of functions every day. Without them, there will be downstream consequences.
Let me help you identify your nutrient deficiencies.
A simple blood test can determine your nutrient deficiencies. I look at 33 nutrients to identify any patterns or connections that may be present. For instance, deficiencies in numerous B-vitamins may be due to poor consumption, bacterial or yeast overgrowth, an MTHFR mutation or many other reasons. Based on your results, we'll discuss ways to replete your levels and optimize your health.
To learn more about nutrient deficiencies and how they develop despite having a good diet, download our Free Report.
*Individual results will vary
Note: Due to legal restrictions, residents of New York State must go out-of-state for the blood draw. If you're an international client, contact me for information.