Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies

The idea that you get all your nutrients from food is fine, but virtually impossible in practice.

I pair food to maximise the nutrient absorption, I Know which foods are best when cooked, I store fruits and vegetables the right way, I soak, chop, crush and blend foods, where possible i shop local and only buy NZ grown foods and eat locally grown foods soon after its picked.

I also know when I'm muscle tested using kinesiology i am  still lacking in vitamins and minerals..  

Lets have a look in greater depth at some of the reasons for deficiency.

Are you deficient? It could be time for you to come in and find out.

Reason 1: Poor digestive ability

Erratic eating habits, eating late, drinking with meals, insufficient chewing of food, eating on the run and stress contribute to poor digestion, making it difficult for our bodies to extract and absorb all the nutrients it needs from food.

Reason 2: Insufficient nutrients in our food

We can't get all the correct balance of nutrients in our food every day as nature intended, as our food today is highly processed, genetically modified, sprayed with damaging insecticides, pesticides and fungicides and is prepared in a way that most of the nutrients are destroyed.

Current commercial agriculture techniques leave soil deficient in important minerals, causing the food grown in the soil to have the same depleted deficiencies.

Reason 3: Food preparation and storage

Many foods are shipped longer distances for longer periods of time, some Supermarkets store fruit for several days in large conditioned containers, this causes depletion of Vitamin C and other life enhancing nutrients.

Many people use Microwaves to reheat or cook food; this depletes the nutrient content by at least 75%. Eating takeaways and processed food also reduces mineral and vitamin content.

Reason 4: Pharmaceutical drugs

Pharmaceutical Drug use has escalated over time; many people are on Anti Depressants, Cholesterol Drugs, Anti Acids, Pain relief medication and steroids.

Medications deplete essential nutrients, making people more vulnerable to deficiencies

Reason 5: Environmental toxins and heavy metals

Research carried out at The University Of Lancaster on behalf of The Worldwide Fund for Nature found the average number of 27 Harmful Chemicals in people's bodies. These included harmful pesticides, Organophosphates and Carcinogenic Polychlorinated biphenyls

Reason 6: Water quality

Water is depleted of major minerals and has excesses of others; did you know that Water Companies add Aluminium Sulphate to water supplies to make it look sparklier?

Water in some areas has added Fluoride, this is well known in large doses to cause major problems and was used in Nerve gas during the War! Content in tap water varies, but some bottled waters also have minimal minerals.

Reason 7: Weight loss programmes

Some Mass Market Weight Loss Programmes where people cut calories to lose weight reduce the amount of nutrients they consume to nourish their body.

By doing this, it can result in nutrient deficiencies because the programmes eliminate certain foods, minerals and food types.

Reason 8: Genetic disposition 

We all have Genetic Weaknesses, including higher needs of some nutrients and a higher rate of depletion for others. We are all different in our needs; not consuming or increasing the amount of nutrients we require for our genetic make-up can be a likelihood of some illness or how the genes express themselves if the right vitamins and minerals are not present.

Reason 9: Exercise levels

Athletes all know that to be healthy they need to eat a good diet, mostly increasing their need for Protein, and may supplement that with Amino Acids. 

Most people going to a gym are not aware that their bodies need more than a fizzy sports drink to get them through.

Exercise increases the need for increased nutrients and trace minerals are lost with any sweat or high energy workout as well as other major minerals. If these are not supplemented over time the body becomes chronically deficient, leading to adrenal fatigue, tiredness and poor performance.

Here are some of the symptoms associated with deficiency of vitamins, minerals, omegas and digestive enzymes

Fatigue: Loss of Energy, Depression

Iron, Magnesium, Amino Acids (protien), Vitamins B1 & B12 and Pottasium.

Skin Problems: Eczema, Rash, Itchy or dry skin

Iron, Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3,6,9), Multiple deficiencies.

Digestive Problems: Irritable bowel, Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhoea

Good/Bad Gut Bacteria, Digestive Enzymes (Lactase, Amylase, Protease, HCI,Pepsin) Vitamins B12, B1, B3, Minerals.

Mouth and Tongue problems, Ulcers

Vitamins B2, B3, B12, Vitamin C, Amino Acids.

Hair and Nails

Iron, Magnesium, Iodine, Essential Fatty Acids ( Omega 3,6,9).

Joints & Muscles

Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B, Calcium.

Mental States

Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Omegas, Vitamin C, Protien, Magnesium

We work with many clients who are looking for help to investigate if they have any vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Many clients have been suffering with multiple signs and symptoms listed above for many years.

Do you identify with any?

If you do, you will receive the answers you are looking for through the utilisation of kinesiology - muscle testing along with Electro-acupuncture to investigate your deficiencies. 

Click here or give us a call on 0800 111 032 to book in for a session.

​DISCLAIMER: We do not make any medical claims for the EAV/EDS SC-5, nor do we claim medical diagnostic ability for this hardware . The SC-5 functions as an ohmmeter and biofeedback instrument. The operator controls the use of the equipment.