COMMON NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES

DID YOU KNOW? Women especially those with hormonal imbalance often suffer from certain nutritional deficiencies? Even with following a balanced whole foods diet they may still need to supplement with certain vitamins, minerals and trace minerals to support their bodies to function optimally. (especially if you have been on the pill, or medications like anti-anxiety, antidepressants and metformin/glucophage) These medications have shown to deplete nutrients and lead to major nutrient deficiencies.

5 COMMON DEFICIENCIES amongst women, especially those with hormonal imbalance and post pill.


. 〰️1. MAGNESIUM – muscle function, nerve function, improved blood sugar levels, decreased inflammation, better sleep, reduced cramping. Sources: Nuts, dark chocolate, leafy greens, avos, fish, legumes


. 〰️2. ZINC – fertility, healthy ovulation, skin and hair health, improved insulin sensitivity, reduced excess testosterone, decreased inflammation. Sources: Whole grains, legumes, nuts, dairy products, oysters, red meat and poultry.


. 〰️3. VITAMIN D – regulates hormones, fertility, healthy ovulation, decreased hyperandrogenism, improved blood sugar balance. Sources: Sunlight, salmon, tuna, mushrooms, fortified foods.


. 〰️4. VITAMIN B12 – fertility, formation of DNA, nerve function, improved insulin sensitivity, red blood cell formation, decreases fatigue. Sources: mostly in animal products and not in plant based foods.


. 〰️5. FOLATE – Fertility, healthy ovulation, improved lipid levels, decreased inflammation, converts carbohydrates to energy. Sources: whole foods like leafy greens, legumes, eggs and citrus fruits.

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x M

Published by Marizelle

Hi! My name is Marizelle Eggers. I am a Biokineticist, Sports Scientist, Sports massage therapist, trained Specialized Kinesiologist, passionate about Movement, Nutrition and Mindset. I am dedicated to helping and guiding individuals to become the best version of themselves - Mind, Body, Spirit. Thank you for checking in, and welcome! I am all about living a health focused lifestyle, I encourage creating long lasting sustainable habits which lead to living your best life. My mission is to enlighten you about the effects of movement, nutrition and a healthy mental state on well-being. There is no 'one size fits' all approach to living optimally, we are all individuals, but I can guide you in a way that works best for you, your lifestyle and needs. My special interests are educating and helping my patients to better help themselves, I have a huge passion for woman's health and helping woman with hormones issues as well as rehabilitation required for chronic diseases and transforming lives through mindset, movement and nutrition. Get in touch if you would like to learn more.

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