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The Importance of B12

THE IMPORTANCE OF B12

Now is not the time to feel bad. Staying healthy is on everybody’s mind. The list of symptoms for Covid-19 is long, but fever and shortness of breath are at the top of the list. But you should know, those two symptoms are on the list for several ailments. One ailment is the last thing most people will think of… B12 deficient.

How do you check your B levels?

With every yearly doctor’s visit that contains a full blood panel, you can request that your doctor runs Vitamin B testing. This will be able to see where all your B’s are. B vitamins are important for the brain and most bodily functions that we take for granted. Hair growth, nails and mental health are closely related to vitamin B. If you are feeling bad or have deficiency symptoms, you can request your doctor to check your levels if he/she feels your could possible point to lower levels.

B12 deficiency can cause unlikely symptoms

Fatigue: It is tough to call a symptom in the busy world today, but it certainly can be a sign that your body needs attention.

Shortness of breath: This is a symptom to never ignore. breathing issues can detect or lead to serious respiratory infections.

Confusion: Yes, we all forget sometimes. However, confusion can be a symptom that can determine underlining issues.

Pin and needles: Tingling in the limbs are usually caused by poor circulation. If it is a recurrent issue, it’s important to let your doctor know.

Moody: Mood swings are widely accepted in a quarantine world. Yet, mood swings can be a sign of imbalance.

Yellowing of skin or eyes: Jaundice is when the skin and eyes turn a yellowish color. This is a sign that your body could be going through a few different scenarios. Don’t panic. But also, don’t hesitate to let your doctor know right away.

Fever: Not the most common symptom in B12 deficiency, but a fever can be a symptom. The body temperature can rise anytime it tries to fight off something that is abnormal with the body.

Rapid Aging: When the organs are depleted from nutrition, the skin can react by rapid aging. Wrinkling skin from dehydration or sinking or loss of mass from malnutrition can be a sign that something major is missing inside.

How to increase B12 when needed?

Increasing B12 levels in your body is fairly easy in most cases. Your doctor may recommend a B12 injection or supplements to increase your levels quickly if it is necessary. However, only your doctor can tell you what is necessary for your individual care.

Increase B12 Naturally

Eating foods enriched with B‘s is the best way to make sure you are maintaining your B needs. People who lead a gluten-free lifestyle must use alternatives to pastas and breads, but grains and breads are a simple daily staple for many.

Oysters, clams and other shellfish can be a great source of getting your natural B12.

If seafood isn’t for you, eggs and dairy can be another great source for ingesting the B’s needed on a daily basis.

If you have a strict diet that leaves you with a lack of B daily intake, you must to talk with your doctor on the best ways to get a supplemental B vitamin. B’s are incredibly important for mental and physical health.

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What Sleep Deprivation Can Do to Your Body

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

What Sleep Deprivation Can Do to Your Body

 

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We all know how difficult it is to go through a day when we’re sleepy, but can you imagine going without a good night’s sleep for days, weeks, or even months? Having a rough night and waking up groggy and dizzy is bad enough, but going through that day after day is worrying. Bleary eyes and gaping yawns aside, your body suffers immensely if you don’t get enough sleep. Here are just some of the things which sleep deprivation can result in.

You’ll put on weight

Sleep is important for your body and mind alike: your muscles relax and your brain gets some much-needed rest and energy. If you’re not sleeping enough, your brains starts craving more energy, and if it can’t get it from sleep it’ll start craving more food. This means that you will be eating much more than you used to because your body will start producing more ghrelin – so called ‘the hunger hormone’ which makes you crave sugary and fatty foods. If you notice you started craving more such foods than you usually do, you could try swapping some of those unhealthy treats for healthy ones: fresh fruit dipped in melted dark chocolate or raw honey. Not only is this healthier, but you’ll feel energized.

Your immune system weakens

As your body’s resting overnight it allows your immune system to produce antibodies and cells which help you fight off all sorts of bacteria and viruses. In addition, these protective substances also help you sleep better, so a weaker immune system can be both the cause and the result of bad sleep. Long-term sleep deprivation increases your chances of developing a serious chronic disease like diabetes. If you feel like your immune system is weaker than it used to be, you should try boosting it up with some natural remedies. Drink plenty of green tea with lemon, use less sugar in your coffee, and drink freshly squeezed juices instead of sodas.

You have trouble with your memory

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Do you have trouble remembering where you’ve put your car keys and the keys to your place? Do you keep forgetting your phone in your car or bathroom? Can you remember the name of the movie you saw last week? If you notice that you’re having trouble remembering things, you don’t have to panic just yet – sleep deprivation can sometimes mess with your memory and make you more forgetful. When you’re tired, you stop paying attention to details and little things, while when you sleep your brains ‘clears’ your central nervous system. Perhaps it’s your surrounding that troubles you: try changing the position of your bed in your bedroom or buy a new bed altogether. You can easily shop online for a mattress that is perfect for you, so you’ll finally be able to relax.

You’re snappy and impulsive

When you’re exhausted, you don’t have time to stop and think too long about your actions, which leads to making impulsive moves and sometimes being snappy towards other people. You feel like that extra doughnut isn’t such a bad idea after all, and when a coworker asks for an advice or needs help, you are less likely to be patient with them. It’s not just coworkers who will get a taste of your new bad temper – you can act like that at home, with family, spouse, and friends. Try to meditate every day at least for ten minutes, it will calm you down and help you relax.

If you notice that you’re not sleeping well for a long time, you should visit your doctor. Pills can be helpful in putting you to sleep, but there may be some other reason why you’re exhausted all the time. Talk to your doctor and try to understand what is going on with your body, and do your best to find a way to relax every night before going to bed. This way, you will be able to get back into your routine soon enough.

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