If you're deficient in anything you will suffer mental and physical effects. Quite often correcting an imbalance will make a huge difference. Even some serious pathological conditions have been reversed by giving the cells what they need. Common deficiencies include vitamin D! Especially if you live in cold climates and spend a lot of time indoors, vitamin K, magnesium (these three are very potent together) iodine and selenium deficiencies are also very common, they too are symbiotic.
Vitamin B12 deficiency causes reversible megaloblastic anemia, demyelinating disease, or both. Current assays have insufficient sensitivity and specificity; methylmalonic acid levels are useful to confirm diagnosis. Parenteral or high-dose oral vitamin B12 is effective therapy.
Think of vitamins and nutrients as an army that will fight off age-related ailments. And the best way to build this army is by eating a healthy, well-rounded diet, says Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, manager of wellness nutrition programs at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. While it’s always important to eat well, it becomes especially Continue Reading