nutritional deficiencies

  1. The biggest mistakes doctors ALWAYS make (And 4 steps to avoiding them)

    Docs will NEVER admit it… but they make mistakes.

    A lot of them.

    The truth is, most patients never realize how much guesswork is involved in mainstream medicine...

    The patient has a symptom, the doctor lines it up with a drug.

    If it works, great.

    If not, it’s onto the next drug on the list.

    This system is GREAT for drug sales. But it IGNORES the far more effective option – and that’s to find the root cause of the symptom and FIX IT.

    And in many cases – with some of today’s most common symptoms – you can be completely CURED, often within days, with the help of simple vitamins.

    That’s because many of those conditions treated with drugs are REALLY something else entirely!

    Today, I’ll show you the most common of these 100 percent CORRECTABLE deficiencies.

    With it, my hope is you’ll finally be able to get rid of a long-time health concern—and avoid becoming another misdiagnosed “mistake” from a mainstream doc!

    How to fix the 4 most common vitamin deficiencies

    FATIGUE: This is a biggie. Many people think they just need more sleep… or they’re just getting older… or they’re just plain worn out.

    All of those things can be true, of course, but fatigue is often a sign of something else.

    It could be an indication that you have low levels of certain nutrients, with or without anemia. The most common sources of this form of fatigue are low B12, folate, magnesium, vitamin C and iron.

    Try a B complex and/or first; if those don’t do the trick, get tested for iron (just don’t take an iron supplement without that test and your doctor’s agreement that you need it).

    WEAK MUSCLE: Many people are low in vitamin D and most don’t know it because it often has no symptoms. The symptoms that do strike are frequently written off as signs of aging… especially weak muscle (and its common partner, bone pain).

    Boost your D, and consider increasing your calcium along with it. If your D levels are low enough to cause muscle and/or bone pain, you will likely need a higher dose of 5,000 IU per day or more. A doc can test your levels and help figure out how much you need.

    ECZEMA: This condition of dry irritated skin is often treated with steroid creams that can thin and damage the skin with long term use.

    Consuming omega 3 rich wild salmon or taking omega 3 fish oil or algae supplements can treat the real cause of many cases of eczema.

    DEPRESSION: Mood disorders – including both depression and its cousin, anxiety – are often signs of common vitamin deficiencies, especially when they strike with no apparent reason.

    The most common is B12, but it could also be a sign you need vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and/or magnesium, just to name a few. Boost your nutrition, and you can often lift your mood and avoid meds.

  2. Feeling depressed doubles stroke risk

    Depressed women face bigger stroke risk

    I've never understood it myself, but many people still feel shame and embarrassment when it comes to depression. They won't talk about feeling depressed, and they certainly won't seek help.

    Well, I'm here to tell you that you've got nothing to be embarrassed about -- and there's certainly no shame in seeking help.

    The real shame is in what could happen to you if you just let it go, because depression can lead to other serious health risks, especially in women. And ladies, if you're feeling depressed right now, you could face double the risk of a stroke, according to one new study out of Australia.

    We've seen this link made before. But in other studies, it's generally been found in older women. One study a couple years back found that depression increases the risk of stroke in senior women by nearly a third.

    In the new study, however, the higher stroke risk was found even in younger women who were feeling depressed -- including women in their 40s and 50s.

    Now, to be clear about this, not all cases of stroke linked depression are caused by the condition. In some cases, it could be caused by treatment -- because depression meds, especially common SSRIs, are also known to raise the risk of stroke in women.

    But whether it's the drugs or the condition, it's pretty clear to me that there are two actions everyone -- men and women alike -- needs to take when facing serious mood problems.

    First, never let depression go untreated. Along with increasing your risk of stroke, unchecked depression can also lead to serious heart problems.  People who are feeling depressed are also more likely to engage in unhealthy behavior, including excessive drinking, smoking, and poor diet.

    And second, avoid medications if you can (especially those SSRI drugs I just mentioned) and turn to natural therapies instead. While drugs do little to correct the underlying causes of depression, supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins can actually give the brain exactly what it's been lacking -- easing the depression and improving your overall health at the same time.

    For more tips on easing depression naturally read my free special report here.

    Some people may need additional treatment, but even in those cases drugs may not be necessary. What you really need is a skilled doctor who can diagnose other potential causes of depression, such as nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances.

    I recommend a holistic physician who specializes in natural hormone therapies. And if you're in the Southern California area, I can help. Contact my clinic at 855-DOC-MARK for more information or to make an appointment.

  3. Symptoms of insomnia triple heart risk

    Insomnia can strain your heart -- which is why the nightly loss of sleep can triple your risk of heart failure, according to one new study.
  4. Behind the new autism numbers

    In the two decades since I opened my practice, I've seen a dramatic rise in the number of families with autistic children. I'm not the only one.
  5. The myth of the 'senior moment'

    The "senior moment" -- it's one of the most common stereotypes in movies and on television. But the "senior moment" used so often for cheap laughs isn't nearly as "common" as you've been led to believe. In fact, most seniors barely experience any significant form of cognitive decline over the years.
  6. Hidden dangers of Celiac disease

    If you're suffering from celiac disease, check your vitamins--because a new study shows that you could be missing more than the ability to enjoy gluten.
  7. Obesity is contagious

    If you'd like a glimpse into your child's future, you don't need a magic mirror. You just need to see who he or she is eating with.
  8. No way to raise test scores

    A new study gives ammunition to those who think a potential for side effects and addiction is a fair price for an easier-to-control child.
  9. Vitamins may help you ditch your inhaler

    A study shows a connection between nutritional deficiencies and asthma.

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