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I understood that the varicose veins, hemorrhoids, bleeding gums, and the other conditions oak bark was useful for, but were not really different health problems. They were the same problem affecting different parts of the body. 

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Healthcare practitioners, especially those treating digestive disorders, should be aware of emerging food trends and alert to culture-wide dietary changes, as these may well be culprits in a patient’s emerging digestive upset.


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December 11, 2018
Dr. John J Fitzgerald

Signs of Nutrient Deficiency


Every single diet was deficient in at least three nutrients. Some diets were missing up to fifteen nutrients!

Food alone may not provide sufficient micronutrients for preventing deficiency.

 

This study from the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition analyzed 70 athlete’s diets. Every single diet was deficient in at least three nutrients. Some diets were missing up to fifteen nutrients! Another study they performed showed that people following one of four popular diet plans (including Atkins, South Beach, and the DASH diet) were also very likely to be micronutrient deficient, particularly in six key micronutrients:

  • Vitamin B7
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Chromium
  • Iodine
  • Molybdenum

Similarly, the United States Department of Agriculture says the majority of Americans are deficient in many of the same nutrients and are not meeting the required daily amount of things like vitamin E, folate, calcium and magnesium.

So how do you know if you’re deficient? 

First of all, if you’re not eating A LOT of fruits and vegetables, especially greens, then you are probably deficient in a lot of these areas. There are also many different symptoms that could tell you you are deficient in some critical nutrient. Here are 7 of them: