VITAMINS and the CONDITIONS involved
Alcohol: Affects Absorption and Metabolism of Nutrients and damages the Liver and Pancreas vital to Digestion and Metabolism and the Lining of the Intestinal Tract, which adversely affects the absorption of Nutrients. It also increases the need for the B Vitamins particularly Folic Acid, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Thiamine and Vitamin B12, A and C as well as the Minerals, Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc.
Accidents and Illness: Burns lead to a loss of Protein and essential trace Nutrients such as Minerals and Vitamins. Infection requires Magnesium, Zinc and Vitamins B2, B5, B6, and C.
Aging: Requires Calcium, Iron, Zinc and Folic Acid along with Vitamin C, Riboflavin (B2) and Pyridoxine (B6).
Air Pollution: Requires Vitamin E.
Athletes: Require the B group of Vitamins, Vitamin C and especially Iron.
Antibiotics: Kill off friendly Bacteria in the Gut that produce B group Vitamins to be absorbed through the Intestinal Walls resulting in Nervous Conditions. Supplement with B group Vitamins when using antibiotics for long periods.
Boiling: Vegetables - leaches the water Soluble Vitamins B group and Vitamin C as well as many Minerals. Light steaming is the best method.
Broken Bones: Require Calcium and Vitamin C.
Convenience Foods: Highly refined Carbohydrates, such as Sugar, White Flour and White Rice places a greater demand on the B group of Vitamins to process the Carbohydrates and being unbalanced can create Irritability, Lethargy and Sleep disorders.
Eyes: Pale Membranes - Iron deficiency. Spots of Dryness, Conjunctivitis, Soft or Dull Cornea - Vitamin A. Redness and Fissured Eyelids - B6, Riboflavin, Niacin.
Face: Moon Face - Protein deficiency, Oedematous: Iron deficiency, Swollen Pallor - Poor diet. Dark Skin, Cheeks and under the Eyes, Malar Pigmentation: requires B2, B3, Scaling Skin around the Nostrils: Naso - Labial Seborrhoea: B2, B3 and B6.
Fad Diets: Miss out on whole groups of foods and lack Vitamins such as Vitamin A, D and E.
Food Allergies: Omission of whole food groups in the diet, as to those allergic to Gluten or Lactose can mean the loss of Calcium, Thiamine and Riboflavin.
Freezing: Vitamin E is significantly reduced once defrosted, as foods containing Vitamin E exposed to air can turn rancid.
Gums: Abnormally Red and Bleeding - Vitamin C / Bioflavonoids.
Hair: Dull, Dry, Falling out - Protein, Fatty Acids and Amino Acids / Fish Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Silica.
Hot Coffee, Tea and Spices: can create Inflammation of the Digestive Linings resulting in a drop in secretion of Digestive Fluids and poor extraction of Minerals and Vitamins.
Laxatives: Overuse results in poor absorption of both Minerals and Vitamins as they hasten Intestinal transit time, as whole Paraffin and other Mineral Oils increase losses of Fat Soluble Vitamins A, E and K. Others cause the loss of Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium.
Legs: Edema - Niacin.
Light Eaters: Require Calcium, Iron and Thiamine.
Lips: Redness and Swelling of Lips and Mouth - Cheilosis / B2, B3. Cracks at the side of the Mouth - Andular Fissures / B2, B3 and B6. Iron, Niacin and Riboflavin.
Microwaves: Vitamins such as B6 can be destroyed by irradiation.
Nails: Spoon shaped brittle, ridged spots - Iron, Silica, Zinc and Fatty Acids.
Oral Contraceptives: decrease the absorption of Folic Acid and increase the requirement for Vitamin B6 and maybe Vitamin C, Zinc and Riboflavin.
Overcooking: Can Oxidize and destroy the Vitamin B group, C and E.
PMT: Bloated Feeling, Breast Tenderness, Depression, Headaches, Lethargy require Vitamin B6.
Poor Digestion: Not chewing long enough or eating too quickly produce too large a piece of food for the Digestive Enzymes to complete their job.
Pregnancy: Creates higher Nutrition to ensure healthy growth of the Baby especially the B group, B1, B2, B3, B6, Folic Acid and B12, A, D, E and the Minerals, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Zinc.
Processed Foods: such as Bread and Oils have their Vitamin E content significantly reduced or completely lost, which increases storage life but lowers Nutrient levels. Vitamin E is an anti - Oxidant that inhibits Oxidizing damage to all Tissues. Other Vitamins lost through Preserving can be Vitamins B and C.
Smoking: Tobacco is an irritant to the Digestive Tract and increases the Metabolic requirement for Vitamin C and causes Heart Disease.
Skin: Bruising, Darkness, lack of rebound, Pressure Sores, Purple Haemorrhaging - Vitamins A, B, C, Fatty Acids, Tryptophan, Fatty Acids, Zinc.
Soil Nutrient Losses: Some soils are already deficient in trace elements but also decades of intensive agriculture have depleted them also.
Stress: Increases the demand for Vitamins B2, B5, B6 and C.
Sunlight Deficiency: Requires Vitamin D for Calcium Metabolism to reduce chances of Osteoporosis (Thinning Bones) and Rickets. Ultraviolet Light is the stimulus for Vitamin D and Clothing, Clouds, Curtains, Fog, Smog and Smoke can block this. (400 IU required per day.)
Surgery: Requires Zinc, Vitamin E and other Nutrients to repair Cells.
Teenagers: with rapid growth spurts, particularly Girls, require Nutritional resources to be there when required to assist with accelerated Physical, Biochemical and Emotional development.
Tongue: Raw, red, cracked, magenta, slick, smooth, Pale, Swollen - Folic Acid, Niacin, Riboflavin B6, B12.
Vegetarian Diets: That exclude Meat and other Animal sources must be skillfully planned to avoid Vitamin B12 deficiency as it may lead to Anaemia.
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