Are you following a gluten free, lactose free or low FODMAP diet to help manage your bowel symptoms?
Have you cut out foods such as meat, dairy, fish, eggs or adopted a vegan diet?
Are you unsure if your diet gives you all of the vitamins and minerals that you need?
We all know that having less calories will cause us to lose weight however the signs, symptoms and effects of not getting enough vitamins and minerals can be much more subtle but no less dangerous.
If you are concerned about the amount of vitamins and minerals your diet is providing you, contact us to talk about a remote 10 day dietary analysis. This will provide you with detailed information about your dietary intake and a personalised plan of areas to improve.
Some examples of common deficiencies seen in medical practice include:
Calcium: Too little calcium in the diet can cause long term damage to the skeleton resulting in bone demineralisation, osteopaenia and osteoporosis. This is commonly associated with poorly modified diets low in dairy products.
Vitamin D: This is a vitamin made by the action of sunlight on the skin but also found in the diet. Vitamin D deficiency reduces the body’s ability to absorb calcium and is also associated with tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamin B12: People who have adopted a diet free from animal products are higher risk of Vitamin B12 deficiency without careful dietary planning. B12 deficiency can be devastating in children, causing developmental issues and poor growth. In adults it causes tiredness, anaemia and peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is an irreversible loss of sensation in areas such as the hands and feet which does not improve even when B12 levels increase.