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depressionDepression is a fairly common mood disorder in the United States that presents itself in a variety of ways. Generally those who suffer from depression exhibit a loss of interest as well as feelings of sadness and loneliness. Related symptoms include anxiety, insomnia, irrational emotional outbursts, unexplained pain, and changes in appetite. Doctors are still learning the exact causes of depression, but there are a few correlations that have been noted. These include: physical brain differences, chemical imbalances, life changes (loss, trauma, or stress), genetic predisposition (if a family member has been diagnosed, you become more likely), thyroid and hormone imbalances.

Depression can also be linked to various vitamin and mineral deficiencies. This link generally occurs with B-complex vitamins, and most often applies to vitamin B12 and B9. B12 helps red blood cell formation, and a deficiency can lead to anemia and various neurological and psychiatric symptoms. B9 (also called folic acid or folate) aids in the production of DNA and RNA. It also works alongside B12 to help make red blood cells. B1 is a vitamin that can also help with depression as it helps convert glucose into fuel. Without B1 the body rapidly runs out of energy which can lead to depression and its related symptoms. B vitamins cannot be stored in the body, so it is our day to day diet that determines how much we get. Other common vitamins linked with depression include vitamin C, vitamin D, and various minerals (magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, and manganese).

At Nutritionally Yours, we recommend that those with symptoms of depression learn more about their specific vitamin and mineral deficiencies. While multivitamins are generally good, it is important to understand the unique needs of your body and give it what it specifically needs. Studies show that 50% of people who take a multivitamin are still functionally deficient in essential nutrients.

Depression is real; it can happen to the best of us… but you do not have to settle for the symptoms of depression when there are easy tools you can use to help yourself feel better and happier in life. Vitamins can help with depression if the right ones are used to support your body and your mood.

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All of our vitamin deficiency tests and other tests are done by nationally certified labs so you are assured the results are accurate. All test results are reviewed by our staff, who will then provide you with a personal protocol so you can know what is needed to support better health and wellness.

We offer in office and phone consultations for those who want to talk in detail about their results, or for those who want more help feeling healthy and staying well.

We are here to help you feel your best!

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References

Hall-Flavin, Daniel. “Vitamin B-12 And Depression: Are They Related? – Mayo Clinic”.Mayoclinic.org. N.p., 2016. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.

Holland, Kimberly. “Herbs, Vitamins, & Supplements For Depression”.Healthline. N.p., 2016. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.

Schimelpfening, Nancy. “The Vitamin That Lowers The Risk Of Depression”.About.com Health. N.p., 2016. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.

Webmd.com,. “Common Vitamins And Supplements To Treat Depression”. N.p., 2016. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.

by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC

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vitaminsAutism is a general term for multiple complex disorders in brain development. These disorders are characterized by difficulties in social interactions, communication, and repetitive behaviors. Symptoms of autism s have a broad range from mental disabilities to some physical disabilities such as sleep and digestive issues. Some of those who struggle with autism present exceptional skills in music, visual arts, and math. Autism begins with early brain development, and the most obvious symptoms can be seen around ages 2-3. According to the CDC, 1 in 68 children struggle with autism, a tenfold increase over the past 40 years.

Vitamins have been shown to aid autism symptoms in multiple studies, particularly vitamin D. Vitamin D is actually less a vitamin, and more a hormone. It aids in the activation of various bodily processes and is necessary for all people – autism or not. Studies have also shown that many people with autism also deal with vitamin and mineral imbalances. For whatever reason – even those on general multivitamins end up with too much of some vitamins and too little of others. For this reason, it is important to understand individual needs for vitamins and minerals to help keep your body in its own perfect balance. At Nutritionally Yours, we recommend the Spectracell FIA Micronutrient plus the MTHFR tests to help show which vitamins can help.

Over the years our staff at Nutritionally Yours has been able to help parents identify exactly which vitamins can help their autistic child. We have seen vitamins help the autistic population ranging from young children, teens and even young adults. Many have shown improvement in thought processes, daily activity ability, speech, movement, socialization skills, and in the ability to go to a regular school. The vitamins given to each person with autistic symptoms are different for each.

Alane began helping my son suffering from Asperger’s syndrome. He is showing marked improvement in motor control and reduced anxiety since he started treatment with her. Just this week, he was willing to ride down a raft water slide alone and follow the lifeguard’s instructions without confusion. For most moms this would be taken for granted, but for me it was a gift from heaven. Alane colors her analytical expertise with a mother’s instinct and compassion. The autism community is blessed to have her.” – Lisa

“Once my son was brave enough to have blood drawn, Alane did testing revealing the exact nature of his vitamin/supplement deficiencies. This was a true transformation for our son and the whole family. Within a month or so, he seemed like a neurotypical kid. I wish I would have found her earlier in my sons’ life!” – Cathy

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All of our vitamin deficiency tests and other tests are done by nationally certified labs so you are assured the results are accurate. All test results are reviewed by our staff, who will then provide you with a personal protocol so you can know what is needed to support better health and wellness. We also offer in office and phone consultations for those who want to talk in detail about their results, or for those who want general nutrition consultations.

 

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References:

Allison, Golnik. “Autism Spectrum Disorders | Taking Charge Of Your Health & Wellbeing”.Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing. N.p., 2016. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

Autism Speaks,. “For Kids With Autism, Supplements Often Result In Nutrient Imbalances”. N.p., 2016. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

Autism Speaks,. “What Is Autism?”. N.p., 2016. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

Cannel, John. “Autism And Vitamin D – Life Extension”. LifeExtension.com. N.p., 2016. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

Iancommunity.org,. “Vitamins And Supplements | Interactive Autism Network”. N.p., 2016. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

Jia, F. et al. “Core Symptoms Of Autism Improved After Vitamin D Supplementation”.PEDIATRICS135.1 (2014): e196-e198. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC

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MigrainesVitamins play a vital role in every process that our body undergoes. The arguably most important of these is actually not a vitamin at all. Vitamin D is a hormone that our body produces when exposed to B type ultraviolet radiation from the sun. The amount a person needs daily is 1000 IU (international units) per 25-30 pounds. Vitamin D deficiency occurs in 30%-100% of various populations – especially in the elderly, pregnant, people with auto immunity, cancer and the overall ill. We have also seen vitamin D deficiencies in people that are from warm states like California and Florida. We have even seen low D levels in people who sunbathe daily.

Vitamin D plays a role in countless bodily processes. First of all, it helps to metabolize many other vitamins our body intakes. Second, vitamin D has been shown to reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of multiple diseases and disorders ranging from cancers to vascular issues. Research also shows a link between vitamin D deficiencies and migraines / pain disorders. This is believed to be mostly caused by inflammation, since vitamin D helps to fight inflammation. It should be noted that a migraine, by our definition, is a moderate to severe headache that is reoccurring and is associated with other symptoms in the nervous system. The research mentioned specifically studied migraines rather than lighter headaches.

Besides vitamin D, there are a multitude of other vitamins and minerals that are linked to migraines. A few of these are as follows:

Magnesium – a mineral that plays a role in multiple physiological processes and magnesium deficiencies have been linked to migraines. Magnesium supplements appear to be more preventative than instant as far as results, but after a few months of being in the system migraines have gone away in multiple studies. Magnesium is also the safest form of supplementation for those who are pregnant and suffer from migraines.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – known for being both an antioxidant and being involved in the creation of adenoside triphosphate (ATP). ATP is a major energy source for cells and it also helps with a number of biological processes including muscle contraction and the production of proteins. When given to migraine patients, CoQ10 showed that 61% of patients had a greater than 50% reduction in the number and frequency of headaches. The biggest benefit of CoQ10 is that there are no significant side effects. CoQ10 is also particularly effective in the support of migraines in children.

Riboflavin – (also known as Vitamin B2) helps to convert food to energy and works as an antioxidant. Studies with riboflavin in migraine patients showed that 59% of patients who took B2 for three months had a 50% or greater reduction in migraine attacks.

At Nutritionally Yours we recommend that those suffering from migraines and feel that a vitamin deficiency is to blame, take an intracellular vitamin and mineral deficiency test. Intracellular tests your blood for serious deficiencies that may not show up in traditional blood work. Even people who take daily multivitamins can still be lacking in essential vitamins and minerals that could be attributing to migraines or other health challenges. It is important to know just what your body needs, since each body is unique. Once a vitamin deficiency is found we then give you a thorough protocol to help get your body back on track and get you back to feeling better.

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Our testing suggestions include BOTH intracellular Vitamins and Minerals plus MTHFR

All of our vitamin deficiency tests and other tests are done by nationally certified labs so you are assured the results are accurate. All test results are reviewed by our staff, who will then provide you with a personal protocol so you can know what is needed to support better health and wellness.

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Medical disclaimer: Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss concerns with your medical doctor.

References:

Migrainetrust.org,. “Supplements And Herbs For Migraine | The Migraine Trust”. N.p., 2015. Web. 28 Dec. 2015.

Nicklas, Jeff. “New Study Finds Low Vitamin D Levels May Be Related To Migraines | Vitamin D Council”.Vitamindcouncil.org. N.p., 2015. Web. 23 Dec. 2015.

Wheeler, Steve. “Vitamin D, Migraine, And Health – Medical Complications: Optimize Therapy! | ACHE”.Achenet.org. N.p., 2015. Web. 23 Dec. 2015.
by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC
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chronic fatigueVitamins and minerals are used in our body for every single process that we undergo. Keeping these in balance is essential to optimum health and wellness. Studies show that 50% percent of people taking a daily multivitamin are still functionally deficient in essential nutrients that are vital to long term health. This is because while a multivitamin might cover a lot of generic bases, each person is unique and has their own vitamin and mineral needs.

Among the many processes that occur in your body, one of these is the ability to turn the food we eat into energy we need. The big picture of this process is that food goes into the gut, the gut sorts out what the body needs and does not need, and then the blood distributes these substances to various places in the body. If a person is low on energy or experiencing chronic fatigue there could be specific vitamins or minerals deficient preventing this “food to energy” process from occurring. Here are some details on some necessary vitamins and minerals related to energy processes.

-B1 (Thiamin) works on the synthesis between DNA and RNA

-B2 (Riboflavin) affects growth and development by keeping cellular energy production healthy and supporting antioxidant activity

-B3 (Niacin) aids cardiovascular health and circulation

-B5 (Pantothenic Acid) supports fatty acid synthesis and energy production

-B6 is used in more than 100 cellular reactions in the body, specifically in the metabolizing of amino acids and glycogen (a main source of energy in the body)

-B7 (Biotin) helps fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism as well as supports the health of hair, skin, and nails

-B9 (Folic Acid) is used in DNA synthesis, the formation of red blood cells, and the metabolism of amino acids

-B12 (Cobalamin) helps the nervous system and the health of energy pathways within the body

-Chromium helps to move glucose from the blood into the cells to be used as energy; it also helps to turn carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy

– Magnesium: is required to store the energy molecule ATP

-Zinc helps with stress, blood sugar, one of the culprits in physical and mental exhaustion is a zinc deficiency (symptoms of a zinc deficiency are low blood pressure, loss of appetite, loss of sense of smell and taste, depression, rough skin, weight loss, pale complexion, diarrhea, hair loss, and fatigue)

As you can see, there are a multitude of vitamins and minerals that influence your body’s regulation of energy alone, not to mention the countless processes you go through every second. Being too low in any of these can slow the mentioned processes, as well as many processes that might seem completely unrelated. As an example, low chromium has been linked to increased risk of glaucoma (a condition in the eyes). Another example would be low pantothenic acid being linked to acne. And when dealing with low energy and chronic fatigue, the cause can be as simple as a vitamin or mineral deficiency.

One testimony of an 18 year old with chronic fatigue: His diet was very healthy, gluten free, low in sugar but he was still tired. We did vitamin and mineral testing and identified TWO deficiencies, he had low amino acids and B vitamins. We supported his body with supplements for both and his energy improved so much that he is looking forward to starting college next year and his grades are all A’s.

At Nutritionally Yours we recommend that those with low energy levels or chronic fatigue take a vitamin and mineral deficiency testEven people who take daily multivitamins can still be lacking in essential vitamins and minerals that could be attributing to blood pressure or other issues. It is important to know just what your body needs, since each body is unique. Once a deficiency (or even an overabundance) is found we then give you a thorough protocol to help get your body back on track and get you back to feeling better.

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We are here to help you feel your best!

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Medical disclaimer: Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss concerns with your medical doctor.

References:

Mayoclinic.org,. ‘Folate Background – Mayo Clinic’. N.p., 2015. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.

Naturemade.com,. ‘A Guide To The B Vitamins’. N.p., 2015. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.

WebMD,. ‘Chromium-Topic Overview’. N.p., 2015. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.

Webmd.com,. ‘Vitamin B12: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions And Warnings – Webmd’. N.p., 2015. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/zinc-mineral.html/ – Zinc Deficiency

by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC

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high blood pressure

Did you know that ninety percent of people diagnosed with high blood pressure are only being treated for the symptoms and not the cause? The most frequent medical diagnosis is something called essential hypertension, which means that the issue or symptoms exists but no one is sure why they exist. Medications given for blood pressure such as beta blockers and diuretics lower the blood pressure but they do not treat the core issue or why the blood pressure is elevated in the first place.

Modern cellular science explains more in depth what is actually happening when a person has high blood pressure. Cells have a “wall” that helps them move and contain their essential bits. This is actually how cells got the name “cells” – under a microscope these walls look similar to prison cells. Cell walls need to have a certain structure in order to properly perform their function. For example, cells in plants have a sturdier wall in order to keep the plant sturdy and upright, while cells in animals generally have rounder and squishier walls so they can move around the body.

Just like any other cell in the body, the blood requires nutrients consumed by the body in order to function at an optimum level. If the blood does not maintain proper nutrient levels, its cell wall can thicken which makes it more difficult to move around the body. If it becomes too thick, the cells can spasm and hinder cells around it from moving at a normal pace.

Here are some common vitamin and mineral deficiency links regarding high blood pressure symptoms.

Arginine: Serves to relax and increase the elasticity of artery walls.

Carnitine: Lowers blood pressure like an ACE inhibitor does. Reduces a substance that causes the arteries to constrict.

<b\strong>Vitamin A: Helps keep blood vessels clear and wide.

Vitamin B6: Reduces homocysteine which is a harmful protein that makes arteries rigid and raises blood pressure. B6 deficiency is  strongly linked to hypertension.

Vitamin C: Relaxes artery walls and increases blood viscosity.

Vitamin D: There is a link to an increase in vitamin D and a decrease in risk of high blood pressure. D is important in calcium transportation and D helps blood vessels to be smooth and healthy.

Magnesium: Relaxes artery walls and balances other minerals in the blood cells.

Calcium: Optimal calcium status lessens blood vessel vasoconstriction.

Zinc: Regulates angiotensin and endothelin, which affect blood pressure. Deficiency in this mineral can cause blood vessels to constrict.

Lysine/Proline: Protects artery walls from atherosclerotic deposits.

Oleic Acid: There are many benefits of olive oil for blood pressure  support. It is high in oleic acid which is anti inflammatory to  endothelial cells (inner lining of blood vessels).

*MTHFR – Folate deficiency can cause high blood pressure and heart disease symptoms.

MTHFR is an enzyme responsible for converting 5,10 methylenetrahydrofolate to the product 5-methyltetrahydrofolate – it is involved in the metabolism of folate and homocysteine. The product of the reaction catalyzed by MTHFR converts homocysteine (a potentially toxic amino acid) to methionine (a useful and necessary amino).

At Nutritionally Yours we recommend that those with high blood pressure take a vitamin and mineral deficiency test. Even people who take daily multivitamins can still be lacking in essential vitamins and minerals that could be attributing to blood pressure or other issues. It is important to know just what your body needs, since each body is unique. Once a deficiency (or even an overabundance) is found, we then give you a thorough protocol to help get your body back on track and get you back to feeling better.

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(consider our Vitamin / Mineral blood test plus the MTHFR panel)

All of our vitamin deficiency tests are done by nationally certified labs so you are assured the results are accurate. Vitamin and all test results are reviewed by our staff, who will then provide you with a personal protocol so you can know what is needed to support better health and wellness.

We are here to help you feel your best!

678-372-2913 / Toll Free: 866-307-2495

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References:

Preidt, Robert. ‘Low Vitamin D Levels Linked To High Blood Pressure’. WebMD. N.p., 2015. Web. 1 Nov. 2015.

Roth, Dr. ‘Natural Eradication Of High Blood Pressure | The Dr. Rath Health Foundation’. Www4.dr-rath-foundation.org. N.p., 2015. Web. 1 Nov. 2015.

http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/news/20140626/low-vitamin-d-levels-linked-to-high-blood-pressure

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by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC

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infertilityHave you been hoping and trying to grow your family but you are not getting the results you desire? Multiple studies have shown that more than 75% of infertility issues are influenced by vitamin or mineral deficiencies (Asprey). Vitamins are essential to life. They work together with enzymes to influence every single process that our body performs. There are thousands of these enzyme processes that are happening right now in your body; each enzyme requires a different vitamin to serve its intended function. Without the right balance of vitamins, various bodily processes can fail. And when your body cannot function as it needs to or wants to, symptoms and health challenges can occur.

The first culprit we can look at to blame, in regards to infertility issues is vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D influences many processes in the body including the immune system, helping it be “on guard” as bacteria and viruses enter and try to make you sick, and it also helps to regulate all other vitamins. One study showed that 93% of women who struggled with infertility issues had a vitamin D deficiency. It should be noted that a vitamin D deficiency can influence male fertility as well. Some infertility issues can be blamed on auto immunity. Those with auto immunity or a positive ANA usually have a vitamin D deficiency.

Another common vitamin deficiency to blame for infertility issues in both men and women is vitamin B-12. B-12 deficiency can cause an-ovulation and has an effect on estrogen levels. The mineral Zinc has also been shown to drastically improve fertility, more specifically in men. Zinc increases sperm count and the health of the sperm cells. A few other vitamins and minerals that affect infertility issues are calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, B-6, and C.

At Nutritionally Yours we believe in getting answers so you are aware of what your body needs.

Our vitamin deficiency tests provide you with the necessary tools to identify vitamin, mineral, antioxidant, and nutrient deficiencies and then guide you in nourishing your body to obtain better overall health, wellness, and longevity. If you find yourself starting to question whether the blame for infertility issues might be one of these deficiencies, we recommend our comprehensive vitamin and mineral deficiency blood test.

Why get tested? Why not just take extra vitamins? Your body is unique and we believe in only taking what your body needs to support its necessary functions better. Your optimal health, wellness and happiness is our goal.

The tests we like are the Spectracell Micronutrient FIA and the MTHFR which can both be ran in the same test kit. When you order a vitamin test kit from us we will mail it to you right away with a local lab or clinic to perform the blood draw. Results are mailed to you in 3-4 weeks with a protocol.

Our very first infertility case was due to a vitamin deficiency and the result was a beautiful baby boy after only a few months into proper body nutrient support.

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All of our vitamin deficiency tests are done by nationally certified labs so you are assured the results are accurate. Vitamin and all test results are reviewed by our staff, who will then provide you with a personal protocol so you can know what is needed to support better health and wellness.

Nutritionally Yours offers in office and phone consults for people wanting to feel their best!

We are here to help you feel your best!

678-372-2913 / Toll Free: 866-307-2495

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Medical disclaimer: Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss concerns with your medical doctor.

References:

Asprey, Dave. ‘The Top 5 Reasons Vitamin D Makes Women Bulletproof’. Bulletproof. N.p., 2012. Web. 29 Sept. 2015.

Brown, Amanda. ‘Nine Most Common Nutritional Deficiencies That Impact Fertility’. Examiner.com. N.p., 2012. Web. 29 Sept. 2015.

Hoffman, Silas. ‘Reversing MALE INFERTILITY – Life Extension’. LifeExtension.com. Nvitamin and mineral deficiency blood test. .p., 2015. Web. 29 Sept. 2015.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/747623L auto immunity and D

by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC

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Have you ever thought about hair and nails being much more than part of our primping routine? Of course we want to look nice, get our routine manicure and pedicure, keep our “mane” groomed…. But have you ever considered that our nails and hair are “indicators” of good or bad health including vitamin deficiencies??? vitamin deficiencies

The color of your nails can often give you an indication of the condition of your health. In fact, a doctor can tell if you have a certain disease or condition just by looking at your fingernails. Discoloration of nails and brittleness could be caused due to a vitamin deficiency.

Hair loss is embarrassing and hair loss is something that millions of people all over the world unfortunately experience. There are many reasons why people can start losing hair, and one of these reasons is that they have vitamin deficiencies — they are not getting the nutrients they need for healthy hair growth. Hair follicles need to have certain vitamins in order to be healthy and allow hair to grow, and without certain vitamins this hair growth can’t happen.

Yes, there is a link between vitamin deficiencies and our nails and hair!!!

Vitamins are essential to life. They contribute to good health by aiding in the metabolism & helping the biochemical processes that provide energy from digested food. Vitamins work with enzymes, helping the body perform all of its necessary activities.

  • There is much more to know about vitamins! Some are water soluble and others are fat or oil soluble. Water soluble vitamins cannot be stored by the body so they need to be taken daily — like C & B vitamins.
  • Then there are oil or fat soluble vitamins that are stored for longer period of times by the body — like A, D, E & K.

Both types, water & fat soluble, are important for helping the body function properly.

One would surely have to do lots and lots of research to determine what vitamins are needed to affect the situation one is dealing with!!!

Are you tired of spending money on vitamins that are not working?

Are you confused by ALL the different brands and types of vitamins in stores or online?

Get tested to know what vitamins your body TRULY needs! Take out the guess work, know for sure!

Nutritionally Yours is here to help you know for sure if vitamin deficiencies are affecting your hair, nail growth and other health challenges so you can support your body properly and get on with your life.

Nutritionally Yours has a few different vitamin deficiency tests for identifying vitamin, mineral, antioxidant and nutrient deficiencies that cause adverse physical and emotional symptoms. We have blood and urine testing available. When the body is given the vitamins and minerals it TRULY needs, the quality of life can be improved and disease prevention can be supported and achieved.

Hundreds of clients from the Atlanta, GA area and around the world work with Nutritionally Yours. Our programs of health awareness have been so successful that we made our testing available via the internet. Our staff is made up of a medical doctor, naturopath, holistic minded nutritionist, wellness chef and a wonderful customer service team.

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We are here to help you feel your best!

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References:

Palmer, Alane, Naturopath, CNC

http://www.livestrong.com/article/86490-fingernails-vitamin-deficiencies

http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/vitamins/vitamin-deficiency/nails.html

http://www.progressivehealth.com/the-facts-about-vitamin-deficiency-and-hair-loss.htm

by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC

www.VitaminMineralTest.com

depressionToo Many Decisions! More Choices?!? Too Much Pressure! I just want to stay in bed under the covers! I just want to stay home and watch television in the dark! Leave Me Alone Please! I can’t stop crying! I don’t know what’s wrong with me!”

If you go to your regular physician with symptoms of depression like fatigue, guilt without cause, feeling worthless, irritability, trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, lack of appetite, wanting to stay home and not be social, lack of interest in activities, crying spells, etc you may leave your doctors office with a diagnosis of Depression.

Many of the symptoms listed above can be caused by a number of other conditions. They may certainly look and feel like Depression but the underlying cause may be something else.

Did you know there is a link between vitamin deficiency and depression?

Few people are aware of the connection between nutrition and depression while they easily understand the connection between nutritional deficiencies and physical illness. Depression is more typically thought of as strictly biochemically-based or emotionally-rooted. On the contrary, nutrition can play a key role in the onset as well as severity and duration of depression. Many of the easily noticeable food patterns that precede depression are the same as those that occur during depression. These may include poor appetite, skipping meals, and a dominant desire for sweet foods.

Keep it simple? Yup! We ARE what we eat! And over time if we do not eat healthy, but even when we do………..vitamin deficiencies can occur. Food is the fuel for our bodies. So……..if we do not eat a “fueled” diet we can start feeling fatigued and then depression symptoms can start taking over our body and our life.


The definition of “food as fuel” not only includes our daily meals of meat, fish, chicken, grains, fruits, vegetables, etc., but also vitamins and minerals as additional support for health and wellness.

Here is an example of thinking clinically versus nutrition based:

  • According to Mark Hyman, MD, bestselling author of The Ultramind Solution, vitamin D deficiency is a major epidemic that doctors and public health officials are just beginning to recognize.
  • This deficiency has been linked to depression, dementia, and autism.
  • Most of our levels drop off during the fall and winter months, since sunlight is the richest source.
  • Dr. Hyman believes that we should ideally be getting 5,000 to 10,000 IU (international units) a day.
  • However, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends most healthy adults get only about 600 IU daily.

 

Other vitamin deficiencies that can lead to Depression

Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12

Folate

Pantothenate

Vitamin C

Vitamin D

Zinc

Copper

MTHFR a folate gene deficiency can cause symptoms of Depression

WHEN BATTLING DEPRESSION CONSIDER THESE TWO TESTS
(both can be done in the same test kit and the same blood draw)
VITAMIN DEFICIENCY
MTHFR


So……….keeping things simple. What if you have been diagnosed with Depression? Depression is real, it exists! But could the Depression symptoms be from a vitamin deficiency or MTHFR deficiency causing the circumstances to seem worse then they are? Could a vitamin deficiency be stopping you from enjoying life?

Nutritionally Yours has a few different vitamin deficiency tests for identifying vitamin, mineral, antioxidant and nutrient deficiencies that cause adverse physical and emotional symptoms. When the body is given the vitamins and minerals it TRULY needs, the quality of life can be improved and disease prevention can be supported and achieved.

Nutritionally Yours is here so you can overcome feelings of depression and other health challenges and get on with your life.

Hundreds of clients from the Atlanta, GA area and around the world work with Nutritionally Yours. Our programs of health awareness have been so successful that we made our testing available via the internet. Our staff is made up of a medical doctor, naturopath, holistic minded nutritionist, wellness chef and a wonderful customer service team.

LEARN MORE ABOUT VITAMIN & MINERAL DEFICIENCY TESTING (AND MTHFR)

ORDER A VITAMIN DEFICIENCY AND MTHFR TEST

All of our vitamin tests, MTHFR tests are done by nationally certified labs so you are assured the results are accurate. Vitamin and all test results are reviewed by our staff, who will then provide you with a personal protocol so you can know what is needed to support better health and wellness.

We are here to help you feel your best!

678-372-2913 / Toll Free: 866-307-2495

Email: alanepndsupport@gmail.com

Website: http://www.vitaminmineraltest.com/

Testing Center: Nutritionallyyours.net/store


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Medical disclaimer: Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials to be used as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss concerns with your medical doctor.

References:

Palmer, Alane, Naturopath, CNC – http://www.vitaminmineraltest.com/

Borchard, Therese – http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/08/06/6-conditions-that-feel-like-clinical-depression-but-arent/

Borchard, Therese – 10 Nutritional Deficiencies That May Cause Depression – http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/therese-borchard-sanity-break/nutritional-deficiencies-that-may-cause-depression/

Sathyanarayana Rao, T.S., Asha, M.R., Ramesh, B.N., and Jagannatha Rao, K.S. – Understanding Nutrition, Depression, and Mental Illness, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738337/

by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC

http://www.vitaminmineraltest.com/

Vitamin DeficiencyDo you eat healthy and take vitamins everyday but suffer from low energy? Even people that take good quality vitamins and eat healthy still may have a vitamin deficiency. You may be taking a B complex, Vitamin C, antioxidants, Calcium, Vitamin D, but still have low energy. This is fairly common so do not feel discouraged. The intent is good……….get healthy and feel better. But we are all created uniquely and have our own vitamin needs. What is good for one person may not be good for another. And what helps one person’s energy improve, may do nothing for another.

Fatigue: lacking the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.


The solution could be as simple as fixing and supporting vitamin deficiency levels in your body which can be affecting your energy level and your well-being. Vitamin deficiency can have a lot to do with your energy levels, or lack of energy.

Studies have shown that 50% of people taking a multivitamin are still functionally deficient in essential nutrients that are vital to long term health. Vitamin deficiencies suppress the function of the immune system and contribute to degenerative processes along with effecting your energy levels. Even a healthy-looking person can have vitamin, mineral or antioxidant deficiencies that may only be revealed through vitamin deficiency testing.


Vitamins are essential to life.
They contribute to good health by aiding in the metabolism and helping the biochemical processes that provide energy from digested food. Vitamins work with enzymes, helping the body perform all of its necessary activities. Some vitamins are water soluble and others are fat or oil soluble. Water soluble vitamins cannot be stored by the body so they need to be taken daily. These include C and B vitamins. Oil or fat soluble vitamins are stored for longer periods of time by the body. These include A, D, E and K. Both types of vitamins are important for helping the body function properly.

VITAMINS vs. FOOD: In a perfect world our body would be provided with the right balance of all vitamins and minerals from the food we eat. Due to chemicals, sedentary lifestyles and stress, our vitamin needs have increased and our calorie intake needs have decreased. The only way to nourish our body with the nutrients needed without increasing the amount of food we are eating is through supplementation.

Comprehensive vitamin deficiency testing can be beneficial for the prevention, early assessment and management of health challenges. When the body is given the vitamins and minerals it truly needs, the quality of life can be improved and disease prevention can be supported and achieved.

Specific Vitamin Deficiency and Energy Support

Vitamin B2:  supports energy, metabolism, nervous system
Vitamin B3:  supports energy, digestion, nervous system, skin, hair, eyes, circulation
Vitamin B12:  supports energy, nerve cells, iron function
Folate:  supports energy, mental health, iron function, heart health, immune health
Pantothenate:  supports energy, stress, immune health, digestion, adrenals

Vitamin D:  supports immune system, thyroid (which provides energy), bone health

Copper:  supports energy, iron absorption, bone health, healing, hair and skin color

Alpha Lipoic Acid:  supports energy, blood flow to nerves, insulin sensitivity
CoQ10:  supports energy, antioxidant health, good cholesterol level, gum health, immune health

Carnitine:  supports energy, heart health

Glutathione:  supports energy, inflammation, liver detox, immune function, detox

It is EASY to test for vitamin deficiencies effecting your energy!

Stop wasting money on vitamins your body does not need. Get tested and know for SURE what your personal individual vitamin and mineral needs are.

When considering vitamin testing, remember that standard blood tests only measure static quantities of vitamins and minerals present in serum, primarily reflecting dietary intake. We recommend a Vitamin / Mineral Test called a “Micronutient Blood Testthat can identify the long-term functional intracellular requirements.

LEARN MORE ABOUT VITAMIN DEFICIENCY TESTING TO HELP ENERGY LEVELS

ORDER A VITAMIN / MINERAL TEST KIT TODAY

You can change the question “Why am I sooooooo tired?” to “WOW, now that I finished that project, which one should I tackle next?”

Our mission at Nutritionally Yours is to provide you with the necessary tools to identify vitamin deficiencies causing low energy, and guide you to nourish your body to obtain better overall health, wellness and longevity. We can test for vitamin deficiencies in blood or urine.

All of our testing is done by nationally certified labs so you are assured the results are accurate. Test results are reviewed by our staff, who will then provide you with a personal protocol so you can know what is needed to support better health and wellness.

Nutritionally Yours is here so you can overcome health challenges and get on with your life.

Hundreds of clients from the Atlanta, GA area and around the world work with Nutritionally Yours. Our programs of health awareness have been so successful that we made our testing available via the internet. Our staff is made up of a medical director, naturopath, nutritionist, wellness chef and a customer service team.

 

678-372-2913 / Toll Free: 866-307-2495
Email:
alanepndsupport@gmail.com

Website: VitaminMineralTest.com
Testing Center:
Nutritionallyyours.net/Store

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Just a note: Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.  It is used as a guide to help people identify what their body’s individual needs are.

by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC

VitaminMineralTest.com

DiabetesDiabetes is defined as a condition where the blood glucose (sugar) levels rise to a level that is considered unsafe. This condition is also referred to as hyperglycemia.

Currently, Diabetes is classified as either Type 1 or Type 2.

Type 1 Diabetes is where the body does not generate enough insulin. Most people with Type 1 need to inject themselves with insulin in order to maintain acceptable glucose levels in the body. Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes tend to occur quickly over a few days and can be mistaken as the flu. These symptoms include:

  • Urinating a lot, which may be more noticeable at night.

  • Being very thirsty. This happens if you urinate so often that you lose enough water to become dehydrated.

  • Increased hunger.

  • Sudden weight loss, brought on by dehydration and loss of the bodies energy stores (glucose).

  • Blurry vision, caused by sugar build-up in the lense of the eyes.

  • Feeling very tired.

Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas tries to make extra insulin to make up for the body’s resistance to lowering the sugar level. If allowed to persist, the pancreas can fail and full Type 1 Diabetes can occur. The symptoms for Type 2 Diabetes are the same as for Type One. The difference is that the symptoms are gradual and so are allowed to go on for a prolonged period of time, which can provoke the progession to Type 1 Diabetes.

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes. That is approximately 9.3 percent of the population in the USA. Another 86 million have prediabetes, and up to 30 percent of them will develop Type 2 diabetes in the next five years.

When people contact Nutritionally Yours and ask for help with pre-diabetes testing, or diabetes natural support, one of our suggestions is our vitamin deficiency test . Vitamin deficiencies can affect diabetes and the prevention of the condition. Our vitamin deficiency test identifies the long-term functional intracellular requirements using lymphocytes. TRUE vitamin and mineral deficiencies can affect your health, wellness and vitality. Our testing includes:

Vitamin D : According to the US News (a world report) Health Section, vitamin D deficiency can affect diabetes by raising your risk levels even more then obesity does. Research suggests that even if you are a healthy weight, skimping on vitamin D could lead to diabetes.

Vitamin A: According to a Medical News Today article, it is stated that Vitamin A boosts beta cell activity, meaning lack of the vitamin may play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes.

Vitamin B12: Helps the digestive system, energy, and keeping glucose levels stable.

Magnesium: Is an essential mineral in the regulation of blood sugar, playing a part in the secretion and function of insulin by opening cell membranes for glucose.  Low blood levels of magnesium are frequently seen in people with type 2 diabetes. A deficiency can cause insulin resistance, so that they require greater amounts of insulin to maintain their blood sugar within normal levels.  

Chromium: Is required for the maintenance of normal glucose metabolism. Chromium appears to act by enhancing or potentiating insulin’s actions.

Vitamin C: Can lower Hemoglybin A1C and glucose levels in Types 1 and 2 Diabetes.

A healthy diet plus taking a regular multi vitamin may not be enough when you have Diabetes or if you are at a risk for Diabetes. Looking at intra cellular vitamin deficiency levels may be helpful in supporting and overcoming diabetes symptoms. We do not suggest buying a bunch of vitamins you may not need. Vitamin deficiency testing is suggested prior to any vitamin support program.

LEARN MORE ABOUT VITAMIN DEFICIENCY AND HOW IT AFFECTS DIABETES

ORDER A COMPREHENSIVE VITAMIN PANEL TODAY

Nutritionally Yours offers in person or phone appointments, help and support to people with Diabetes and their need to balance their blood sugar. This is done through dietary adjustments plus looking at how vitamin deficiency affects Diabetes.

At Nutritionally Yours we take the guess work out of it for you. We provide our clients the ability to check for vitamin deficiency affecting Diabetes with our Micronutrient (Vitamin/ Mineral) Blood Test. Once you order the vitamin deficiency test kit, we mail it to you within 24 hours. Once you receive your test kit, you simply need to go to a local hospital or small clinic and say “I have a test kit and need a blood draw.” The testing does not require fasting.

If you have any problems, we will be happy to find a lab for you or even schedule an at home blood draw. (blood draw fees at hospitals or clinics are usually $25).

Once we get the results back from the lab, Nutritionally Yours will send you the results with a personal supplement protocol.

LEARN MORE ABOUT VITAMIN DEFICIENCY AND DIABETES

ORDER Vitamin Deficiency Testing

All of our vitamin testing and other testing is done by nationally certified labs so you are assured the results are accurate. Test results are reviewed by our staff, who will then provide you with a personal protocol so you can know what is needed to support better health and wellness. Nutritionally Yours and vitaminmineratest.com is here so you can overcome health challenges and get on with your life.

Hundreds of clients from the Atlanta, GA area and around the world work with Nutritionally Yours. Our programs of health awareness have been so successful that we made our testing available via the internet.  Our staff is made up of a medical director, naturopath, nutritionist, wellness chef and a customer service team.

Call:  678-372-2913 / Toll Free 866-307-2495
Email:
alanepndsupport@gmail.com

Website: http://www.vitaminmineraltest.com/
Testing Center:
Nutritionallyyours.net/store

Just a note: Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.  It is used as a guide to help people identify what their body’s individual needs are.

Sources:

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/02/24/a-common-vitamin-deficiency-may-raise-your-diabetes-risk-more-than-obesity

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/288199.php

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/?loc=hottopics

http://www.diabeteshealth.com/blog/vitamin-deficiencies-in-people-with-diabetes-the-supplements-you-need/

http://spectrum.diabetesjournals.org/content/14/3/133.full

Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC

VitaminMineralTest.com