Let’s talk nutrients and why when someone tells you that you can get all the vitamins and minerals from vegetables and other foods, they are completely lying to you.
Though you should absolutely attempt to get as many nutrients with food first and foremost, women especially MUST be taking extra measures to be operating and performing at their absolute highest capability.
For example: every woman is deficient in magnesium. In fact, 80% of the population is deficient...
And magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the human body. I’d say this is even more important than the admired Vitamin D3.
This is especially important for women in their child bearing years as it has a role in hormonal health. HUGE role.
The topic of this email isn’t magnesium, but I think you’re picking up what I’m putting down in terms of how important a vitamin or mineral can be.
I have gotten this question a lot lately, and fortunately but unfortunately, every woman is different and sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint what you’re deficient in without actual 1:1 coaching.
I do however want to give you some of the most common issues and the reasons behind these signs and symptoms:
Brittle or dry hair, skin and nails
-Low thyroid hormone present
-Not enough healthy fats in diet
-In need of Omega 3 fatty acids
-Add in avocado, grass-fed butter, coconut oil
Tingling in the hands or feet
-Vitamin B deficiency (for vegans this is a must to supplement with)
-Low Folate (B6) and B12
-Low Vitamin D3
-Anxiety and hormonal imbalances
-Slow circulation- garlic pills help with this, and working out regularly
Cracks in the corner of your mouth, tingling tongue, general dryness of the body
Vitamin- C deficiency
-Not enough protein in your diet (high quality protein like wild caught fish and organic meats)
-Iron deficiency is most likely the culprit (do not supplement with iron unless checking your levels with a doctor first)
-Vitamin D deficiency
-Low iodine (you can get this from kelp and salt)
-Not eating enough calories, especially fats which regulate your hormones
-Magnesium deficiency (found in foods like spinach, kale, almonds)
-TOO much calcium can cause this, it creates an imbalance that must be addressed
-Not enough Potassium (coconut oil, bananas)
-Excessive workouts (too much sweating, not enough replenishing)
These are just a few signs of a deficiency and as you may have noticed, I added in foods that help address these issues but definitely will not completely cover the deficiency if you are extremely low.
I always suggest supplementing with the highest quality of vitamins and minerals, otherwise you are literally throwing away your money.
Click HERE to read an article of a study that was conducted a few years back that busted some well-known supplement companies.
So what happens when you’ve done all of these and you are STILL having issues with your health?
Then something else is occurring and you would benefit from digging deeper, before it gets worse.