Suzanne Cambray is a Nutrition Director at Health by Design Hub. She has a varied skill set and experiences that have made her an expert in her field for 40 years. Suzanne is trained in traditional nursing, nutrition and is a Master Reiki teacher. She will be covering various topics of interest from Food sensitivities, the importance of gut health, mind health and so much more.
Today she will be covering the absorption of nutrients and highlighting deficiencies that are common and frequently overlooked.
The human body is like a car that needs fuel - petrol to run. Despite the availability of food in the western world many people suffer a degree of malabsorption.
Let us look at vitamin B12, which is a very common deficiency. This vitamin plays an essential role in the production of red blood cells and DNA, also, for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Foods containing B12 are: meats, eggs, poultry, fish, also foods fortified with B12. People who are vegetarian, vegan, the elderly or people who have undergone surgery are very prone to this deficiency. Symptoms may include weakness, fatigue, a sensation of pins and needles. Mouth ulcers, sore mouth, breathlessness, a feeling of shortness of breath or dizziness. Disturbed vision, mood changes and a change in movement and balance. If you are deficient your body is not going to produce enough red blood cells to be able to transport oxygen throughout the body. A B12 deficiency can sometimes be mistaken for a folate deficiency.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please visit your GP or health practitioner.
At Health by Design we can also run a full MOT of your vitamin/ mineral levels, and look at your absorption levels within the gut. If we MOT our car then we should MOT our bodies. We have one life, one body. You are worth it.
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