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Vitamin B7 deficiency and Hair Loss

VITAMIN B7/H (Biotin)

Biotin bene ts include its crucial role in ener- gy metabolism. It is also important for fat syn- thesis, amino acid metabolism, and glycogen synthesis. It assists the body to produce gluco- se by breaking down carbohydrates, fats, and protein lowering blood sugar levels. Biotin is e ective in weight loss because of its role in me- tabolic function.

A vitamin B7 deficiency Symptoms including:

  • Hair loss
  • Scaly red rash around the eyes, nose, mouth and genital area.
  • Depression,
  • Lethargy
  • Hallucination
  • Numbness and tingling of the extremities.
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Vitamin B6 deficiency and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

VITAMIN B6 (Pyridoxine HCI)

Vitamin B6 is the principle vitamin for processing amino acids, and for conversion of Antioxidant nutrients into energy. It must be obtained from food and supplements because your body cannot manufacture it. It plays a vital role in the function of nearly 100 enzymes that initiate essential chemical reactions in the body, i.e. the release of glucose from stored glycogen; the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and nor epinephrine; and the synthesis of hemoglobin, found in red blood cells; and is critically important in transporting oxygen throughout the body.

A vitamin B6 deficiency Symptoms including:

  • Changes in mood, such as irritability, anxiety and depression

  • Confusion

  • Muscle pains

  • Low energy, or fatigue

  • Worsening of PMS symptoms

  • Worsening symptoms of anemia

Because vitamin B6 is so important for nerve function, a vitamin B6 deficiency is linked most commonly with neuropsychiatric disorders, including seizures, migraines, chronic pain and mood disorders like depression.

B6 status is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Other research shows that vitamin B6 deficiency is more common among older people, with the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia increasing as someone ages and their level of vitamin B6 drops.

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Celiac disease and Vitamin B5 deficiency

VITAMIN B5 (D-Calcium Pantothenate) (Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B5 converts nutrients into energy and is essential for processing fats. It is essential in a variety of chemical reactions that sustain life: generates energy from fat, carbohydrates and proteins; plays a part in synthesizing cholesterol and the hormone melatonin. It supports weight-loss and helps safeguard weakness and ketosis an ever present concern for diabetics.

Signs and Symptoms of B5 Deficiency:

  • Fatigue
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Burning and pain in the arms and legs
  • Burning feet
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Irritability
  • Fainting
  • Hair loss
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Susceptibility to infection
  • Premature graying of the hair
  • Gluten sensitivity intolerance or celiac disease.

Vitamin B5 has been shown to be beneficial for the following conditions:

  • Achlorhydria
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Adrenal disease (adrenal burn out or failure)
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia

 

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Critical Symptoms of Vitamin B3 Deficiency

VITAMIN B3 (Niacin)

Niacin plays an essential role in activating various enzymes to release energy from carbohydrates and fats, in supporting the healthy function of the nervous and digestive systems, and in the manufacture of sex hormones. Niacin has shown to be e ective in maintaining cell signaling, a complex system of communication pathways that govern cellular activities to correctly respond to their microenvironment for development, repair and immunity.

Errors in processing this information can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular damage or cancer. Its importance in increasing HDL bene ts help halts plaque progression reducing cardiovascular events.

Symptoms of mild niacin B3 de ciency include:

  • Indigestion.
  • Fatigue.
  • Canker sores.
  • Vomiting.
  • Depression

Severe deficiency, called pellagra, can cause symptoms related to the skin, digestive system, and nervous system. They include:

  • Thick, scaly pigmented rash on skin exposed to sunlight
  • Swollen mouth and bright red tongue
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Apathy
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Disorientation
  • Memory loss

If not treated, pellagra can lead to death.

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Diseases associated with Vitamin D deficiency

VITAMIN D3

Vitamin D3 is critical for bone development and strength. It maintains a stable nervous system, as well as, a normal, strong heartbeat. Vitamin D3 also aids in blood clotting.

According to the VITAMIN D COUNCIL, spending 20 to 30 minutes in the summer sun produces roughly 10,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D, while other sources suggest up to 20,000 IU. Such levels are optimal, and are far higher than current government recommendations of 200 to 400 IU a day.

What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?

There is no clear pattern of symptoms. In fact many people remain asymptomatic despite low levels. But here are the more common symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • General muscle pain and weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Restless sleep
  • Poor concentration
  • Headaches
  • Bladder problems
  • Constipation or diarrhea

What diseases are associated with Vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D de ciency has been shown to play a role in almost every major disease. This includes:

  • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Abdominal discomfort

People with thiamine de ciency also have trouble digesting carbohydrates. This allows a substance called pyruvic acid to build up in the bloodstream, causing a loss of mental alertness, di culty breathing, and heart damage, a disease known as beriberi.

Depression

Low levels of thiamine are associated with depression.

Alzheimer disease

Lack of thiamine can cause dementia in Wernicke-Korsako syndrome. So researchers have speculated that thiamine might help Alzheimer disease.

Cataracts

Preliminary evidence suggests that thiamine, along with other nutrients, may lower the risk of developing cataracts.

 

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4 Symptoms of Vitamin C Deficiency

VITAMIN C Antioxidant

Vitamin C is critical to providing the environment for the development of bones and teeth, building and maintaining body tissue, and assists in the metabolism of amino acids. Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein, which are a necessary component for building the body. There are two types of proteins: Structural proteins these are found in muscle, bones, connective tissue and in some cell walls; Functional protein include hormones such as insulin and thyroid hormone, digestive enzymes, and antibodies.

What are the symptoms of vitamin C deficiency?


The first symptoms of vitamin C deficiency tend to be:

  • Tiredness and weakness.
  • Muscle and joint pains.
  • Easy bruising.
  • Spots that look like tiny, red-blue bruises on your skin.

Other symptoms can include:

  • Dry skin.
  • Splitting hair.
  • Swelling and discoloration of your gums.
  • Sudden and unexpected bleeding from your gums.
  • Nosebleeds.
  • Poor healing of wounds.
  • Problems ghting infections.
  • Bleeding into joints, causing severe joint pains.
  • Changes in your bones.
  • Tooth loss.
  • Weight loss
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Diabetes and Vitamin A and 3 Symptoms You May Be Vitamin A deficient,

What are Vitamins?

Vitamins and Vitamin A are organic compounds which the body uses in near- ly all metabolic processes. Vitamins work together in a careful balance, promoting growth, reproduction and maintenance of health. Our bodies need thirteen di erent vitamins to accomplish these functions. As the body can not manufacture most vitamins, these compounds must come from food and supplements. NUTURNA® provides 12 of these vitamins. Vitamin K is produced naturally in the large intestine.

There are two types of vitamins:

The water-soluble vitamins are the B-vitamins and Vitamin C. These vitamins must be replenished daily as they are excreted in perspiration and in urine;

The fat soluble vitamins are Vitamins A, D, E and K. They are longer lasting.

Vitamins do not provide energy when digested, as proteins, fats and carbohydrates do. Rather, they assist the enzymes designed to release energy from food.

VITAMIN A: Antioxidant

Vitamin A is necessary for normal vision, and cell structure which promotes healthy skin. It is critical to the development of strong bones and teeth; it assists in amino acid metabolism. Vitamin A enhances the immune system, protecting the linings of the digestive and urinary tracts against infection. And it prevents red blood cell damage.

Symptoms of Vitamin A Deficiency:

• Reduced vision at night or dim light
• Dry eyes
• Increased respiratory and urinary infection

 

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Diabetes and nutritional needs

Did you know…

…that the so called fresh fruit and veg you buy at the supermarket travels on average 1000 miles to reach your super- market and is about 5 days old? How much nutritional value do you think you get from 5 day old food???

YOU’RE lucky if you are getting 40% of the nutrition you need and this is before you cook it, and even if you lightly steam your food you lose enzymes.

Now let’s talk about how deficient the soil is today, fertilizers are made up of mainly NPK (nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium) but the soil requires 52 di erent minerals… so where are they??? Quite simply they aren’t replaces, so the fresh food and veg is deficient before it is pulled from the ground…

We are what we eat

We all know…we are what we eat… can you imagine building a house you want to last a 100 years and using poor quality building materials… well your body is no di erent…

The sad reality is that if you are not taking a supplement to support your nutrition today… you’re not giving your body the support it needs to help you win the diabetes battle…

Your body preforms 1000’s of metabolic processes every day,

all from vitamins and minerals. So, being de cient in one vita- min doesn’t just a ect one metabolic process, it a ects 100’s it is almost impossible today to get the correct amount of vi- tamins and minerals from the food you eat even if you didn’t have diabetes… because diabetes is a wasting disease, and that means you perspire and urinate more vitamins and minerals than none diabetics.

You have a higher daily need, so it’s even harder to get the required vitamins and minerals you need unless you take a supplement…

How To Meet Your Nutritional Needs

 

The RDA requirements for Vitamins and Minerals are set for healthy people. These suggested values are insu cient for any illness or chronic disease, in this case Diabetes.

Meeting the complete nutritional values for vitamins, minerals & herbs is a crucial part of reversing diabetes. Reversing diabetes does not mean cure. Once you have been diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes, your pancreas has either ceased to produce or produces insu cient amounts of insulin. That medical condition will not change. Reversal means to reverse the dangerous course you are on, eat smarter, exercise smarter, understand your health issues better, lower your blood sugar, and lose, then maintain your weight.

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Diabetes: The Basics

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Diabetes: The Basics

Diabetes affects over 29 million people in the United States and nearly one-third of these people don’t know they have the disease.

89 million people (more than 1 out of 3) have pre diabetes and 9 out of 10 do not know it

Now that you know

Finding out you have diabetes can be difficult to handle emotionally. You may feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available. You just want to know the best practices for you to be healthy. Like most issues with your health, it is important to stay positive. With knowledge and a plan, you can successfully manage your diabetes and go on to live a happy and healthy life.

What is Diabetes?

If you have been told that you have diabetes, it is important to understand the disease. People with diabetes have higher than normal blood sugar levels. To understand what causes your blood sugar level to be high, you must understand how your body breaks down food for fuel. Your intestines break down the food you eat into sugar. This sugar is carried by the bloodstream to your body’s cells. To help your cells absorb the sugar, a gland organ in your body called the pancreas makes a hormone called insulin. The insulin is carried by the bloodstream to assist in the body’s cells absorption of sugar for energy.

Diabetes is a disease causing low levels of insulin in the bloodstream. The pancreas of people with diabetes makes little or no insulin. Some people with diabetes are also resistant to the insulin their pancreas does produce, which in turn prevents the body’s cells from absorbing enough sugar for energy.

The risk factors for diabetes include:

  • Excess body weight
  • Age
  • Family history
  • Ethnic background: African American, Hispanic, Native 
American
  • Low activity level
  • High fat, high calorie diet
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • History of diabetes during pregnancy
  • Given birth to baby weighing more than 9 pounds

Managing Your Diabetes

To live a healthy life, it is important to understand how to manage your diabetes. You can control your blood sugar levels with meal planning, exercise, medicine (if necessary) and visits with your diabetes care team. Your doctor or diabetes care team member will help you decide what blood sugar target range you should try to stay within. In order to maintain good control, you should monitor your blood sugar levels regularly and according to your doctor’s or diabetes care team member’s direction.

Your Diabetes Care Team

To properly manage your diabetes, it is important for you to work closely with the members of your diabetes care team. Some healthcare professionals who are a part of your diabetes care team and may help you with your treatment plan include:

  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Endocrinologists
  • Registered Dieticians
  • Educators and Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • CMSI – Your Diabetes Testing Supply and Education Partner
  • Other members of your diabetes care team may include: Ophthalmologists, Podiatrists, Cardiologists, Gastroenterologists, Urologists, Nephrologists, Neurologists, Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Psychologists, and Social Workers

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Characteristics of People Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes:

  • Body makes no insulin
  • Not overweight (slender)
  • Quick start of symptoms
  • Increased urination, thirst, and appetite
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Positive urine test done by doctor
  • 10% of all Americans with diabetes
  • Usually diagnosed under 35 years of age

Characteristics of People Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes:

  • Body does not make enough insulin or makes insulin the body cannot use
  • Usually overweight
  • Slow start of symptoms or no symptoms at all
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-to-heal cuts
  • Tingling or numbness in hands/feet
  • Recurring skin, mouth, or bladder infections
  • Increased urination, thirst, and appetite
  • 90% of all Americans with diabetes
  • Usually diagnosed over 40 years of age (diagnosis in 
children and teens increasing rapidly)

Standards of Care

The American Diabetes Association has established Standards of Care for the treatment of people with diabetes and other diseases/conditions. Standards of Care provide standardized guidelines about treatment. It is important for you to know what you and your diabetes care team should be doing to properly manage your diabetes. 
The following list of exams and periodic lab tests will help you keep your diabetes in check and prevent or delay the long-term health problems associated with diabetes:

Daily

  • Self-monitoring of blood sugar (at least 2x/day)
  • Make healthy food decisions
  • Take medications if prescribed for diabetes control and 
blood pressure
  • Take baby aspirin (if doctor advises)
  • Get some regular exercise and activity
  • Check eyes, feet, skin for changes
  • Brush teeth after meals
  • Avoid smoking

Quarterly

  • Visit with doctor
  • A1C test (every three months if previous value was 
above normal range)
  • Blood pressure check
  • Foot exam (socks off)
  • Review of blood sugar self-monitoring records
  • Review diabetes self-care skills
  • Weight check
  • Review of all medications

Semi-annually

  • Visit with doctor
  • A1C test (unnecessary if previous quarterly value was 
normal)
  • Blood pressure check
  • Foot exam (socks off)
  • Review of blood sugar self-monitoring records
  • Weight check
  • Review of all medications

Annually

  • Visit with doctor
  • Screening urine (micro-albumin) level (and as needed)
  • Screening lipid (cholesterol) pro le (and as needed)
  • Foot exam with sensation check
  • Immunizations, including u shot
  • Routine EKG
  • Ongoing self-care education
  • Counsel on pregnancy planning (if needed)

Your healthy goals

Staying Healthy

By staying as close to your recommended blood sugar target range as possible, you can lower your risk of long-term complications related to your diabetes. Diabetes studies have shown that blood sugar control can reduce eye, kidney, and nerve disease resulting from diabetes by 50%. By improving your blood sugar control, you will reduce your risk of developing these complications.

To ensure that you are doing everything possible to stay healthy, review the following with your diabetes care team members

  • Feet exam – At each visit
  • High and low blood sugar test results – At each visit or 
as needed
  • Blood sugar target range goal – At each visit or as 
needed
  • Meal plan – At each visit or as needed
  • Glycosylated hemoglobin A1C levels – Quarterly
  • Cholesterol and triglycerides – Every 6 months
  • Urine micro-albumin or protein levels – Annually

What You Should Know 

Understand what diabetes is and how it may affect you. Your doctor and diabetes care team members will help you develop a plan to control your diabetes and live a healthy life.

What You Should Do

As you begin to manage your diabetes, the most important areas are:

  • Understand your goals
  • Proper meal planning
  • Be active every day
  • Monitor your blood sugar daily
  • Brush and floss your teeth
  • Take your medications (when prescribed)
  • Check your feet
  • Visit your doctor quarterly
  • Visit your dentist annually
  • Visit your eye doctor annually

Discovering that you have diabetes can be emotional. However, learning about the disease and how you can manage it is helpful to many with diabetes. Once you have an understanding of how this disease affects your body, you can work together with your diabetes care team professionals to establish the best treatment plan for you. To determine the effects of this treatment plan, you and your diabetes care team should closely monitor your condition. Through regular blood sugar testing, routine exams, and lab tests, you can successfully manage your diabetes.

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Managing Diabetes

Discovering that you have Diabetes can be overwhelming and challenging news for many people.

Keep in mind that this condition affects individuals of all ages and races. Many people are born with the disease, and other people develop it later in life.

You are not alone managing diabetes. Take a deep breath and decide to take control of your diabetes, instead of allowing it to take control of you.

Incorporating exercise into your day, changing your eating habits and learning how to monitor your glucose levels will enable you to live a healthy and productive life.

You can also make sure you get adequate sleep and reducing any stress will also help to keep your blood sugar in check. These can be monumental lifestyle changes for some individuals.

Be patient with yourself. Do not try to overhaul everything on the first day. Knowledge is power. The more calm and open-minded you can stay while you educate yourself about this new condition, the better off you and your loved ones will be.

Risk Factors For Diabetes and How To Be Proactive

Understanding the risk factors of Diabetes will help you understand what kind of preventative measures you can take in reducing the associated risks that accompany this condition.

Many people learn how to listen to their bodies with this disease. Often it provides the wake-up call a person needs about some much needed lifestyle changes.

Other people, however, may go into denial about their condition. They may even rebel and decide not to take their medicine on time, or not to make time to check their blood sugar levels.

These individuals often suffer dire consequences as a result.

Instead of managing their disease, they allow it to progress and may end up dealing with numerous other health problems. Choose to be proactive and as healthy as you can be. It is never too late to start making positive choices.

Obesity

Obesity is the largest risk factor for Type 2 Diabetes. Unfortunately, obesity is considered to be at pandemic levels in many countries.

This abundance of excess weight causes a lot of stress on the entire body. The joints, the cardiovascular system and the internal organs are all affected.

Many studies have been done to determine why obese people have a higher tendency to develop Diabetes.

One theory shows that abnormal glucose output is actually increased in obese people and the pancreas has a difficult time responding with the required amount of insulin.

It is possible to deal with obesity in a healthy manner. Start with small changes in your daily routine. Park your car at the farthest point from work or the store and increase your daily steps.

Take the stairs whenever possible. Keep raw veggies in a bowl of water in the fridge for a nutritious go-to snack.

Drink a glass of water before every meal to help convince your body that you feel fuller faster. Visit with a dietician who specializes in Diabetes and learn some new recipes!

Sedentary Lifestyle

A sedentary or low activity lifestyle is another common diabetic risk factor. Keeping active and staying on your feet increases your blood flow and promotes healthy circulation.

If you sit at your desk all day, make time to stretch and get some fresh air during lunch and coffee breaks.

Are in the habit of watching TV after supper? How about choosing to go for an evening walk around the block instead? These small changes will have a positive impact on your overall health.