We all know the importance of good nutrition and a healthy diet—but nutritional deficiencies are more common than many of us realize. Even for those of us who eat well, some nutrients can slip through the cracks. Digestive problems, as well as many diseases and medications, can deplete vitamin and mineral stores. Diabetes can result in lower levels of chromium and magnesium; birth control pills can deplete folate; and many conventional medications can reduce stores of Coenzyme q10. Intense physical activity, stress, and toxins in the body can also hasten the loss of important nutrients.Nutrition is a cornerstone of my practice to create a customized nutritional program for each patient as an integral part of treatment. I counsel my patients on how to choose the most nutrient-rich foods and offer them simple solutions for switching to healthy menu options. I also work with patients to find which nutrients are deficient in their bodies, and to suggest oral supplements when appropriate.
One very effective way to replenish your levels of vitamins and minerals quickly is through Intravenous Infusions of Vitamins and Minerals. I use this method frequently in cases of poor digestion and poor absorption of nutrients. Yet they’re not only helpful to treat deficiencies. Intravenous infusions of vitamins and minerals can also help treat low immune system function, migraine headaches, chronic fatigue, anxiety, and many other conditions.
- Vitamin B12 and folate: Deficiency is associated with anemia, neuropathic pains, decreased production of glutathione, and poor elimination of toxins
- Vitamin D: High levels are associated with better immune system function, better absorption of calcium, and decreased risk of osteoporosis, colon cancer, and breast cancer
- Iodine: Deficiency may lead to disease of the thyroid, breasts and ovaries
- Magnesium: Low levels may cause heart palpitations, muscle cramps, poor blood sugar control, high blood pressure, headaches, fatigue, and poor detoxification
- Zinc: Depleted stores are associated with diabetes and diseases of the prostate, kidneys, and heart
- Iron: Deficiency may lead to anemia, fatigue, and low function of thyroid gland
The following nutrient insufficiencies have been linked to top causes of death in the US. Ensuring proper levels of these nutrients is one of the best things you can do to safeguard your health.
- Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure: calcium, magnesium, chromium, zinc, selenium, potassium, copper, vitamin D
- Malignant Neoplasms: calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, vitamin D
- Respiratory Disease: magnesium, selenium
- Diabetes: calcium, magnesium, chromium, zinc, selenium, vitamin D
- Alzheimer’s Disease: magnesium, selenium, copper
- Kidney and Liver Diseases: zinc, selenium