Vitamins and Minerals
Low in Iron? 5 Things You Can Do To Get More
5 Things You Can Do to Get More Iron
Cook in a cast iron skillet.
Eat vitamin C rich …
If the body doesn’t absorb its needed amount of iron, it becomes iron deficient.
Having weight loss surgery increases your …
Gastric Bypass and Calcium
So now that you’ve had the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, are you are wondering how to best maintain your calcium levels? …
A Bit on Iron Deficiency
Iron is a mineral that stabilizes our hemoglobin, the component of red blood cells that transports oxygen to our tissues. …
The Deal with Vitamin D
The main function of Vitamin D is to regulate our blood levels of calcium and phosphorous. It helps to “mineralize” (add calcium crystals for strength) bone, so deficiency may lead to bone softening or thinning. Supplementation will prevent/treat osteomalacia in adults and rickets in children. Vitamin D may help to prevent high blood pressure, limit heart disease, enhance immune function, and may even protect against some forms of cancer, particularly pancreatic and colon. It is important to note that appropriate calcium and magnesium levels are necessary for Vitamin D therapy, and should be supplemented if needed.
What is the story on Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12, or cyanocobalomin, serves an important function for the development of our red blood cells (which carry oxygen to our tissues) and the function of our nervous system. We obtain most of our Vitamin B12 from foods rich in protein, and the highest levels are found in mollusks, clams, liver, beef, and eggs. Also, the vast majority of multivitamins available will contain Vitamin B12. Deficiency may occur following Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery, and may lead to difficulty with balance or touch sensation, memory loss, fatigue, depression, and other symptoms.