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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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Focusing on a Healthy Body Rather than a Fashionable Body

Focusing on a Healthy Body Rather than a Fashionable Body

People have been concerned about their bodies for years. Think of all of the times that you’ve heard someone fret about their weight, their body shape, their height, their muscle mass, their fat distribution, their skin tone or endless other supposed “problems” with their appearance. This isn’t all too surprising. There are numerous industries out there that rely on people’s lack of self-confidence and self-acceptance to thrive: the beauty industry, the fashion industry, the plastic surgery industry… the list goes on. Sure, we may all have areas of ourselves that we want to improve on. But rather than focusing on achieving impossible beauty standards set out by the media, how about we focus on our health, fitness, and wellbeing instead? Sure, you can go to a surgeon and go under the knife to achieve a certain look. But it’s not going to help you live a healthier and more fulfilled life. It’s time that we start focusing on having a healthy body rather than a fashionable body. Some of the most common body concerns tend to revolve around fat and weight. So, for now, let’s focus on cellulite and extremes of weight.

 

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Cellulite

 

Cellulite tends to be a problem that people focus on with appearance in mind. These small dimples are often criticised as unattractive. However, you should be less focused on the aesthetics of cellulite and more concerned with its causes. Myths make out that cellulite is the result of toxins or being overweight. But there is no evidence to support this. In fact, it’s not necessarily indicative of an unhealthy body. It’s more to do with fat distribution and how your fat is stored. So stop worrying! Learn more about everything to do with this condition at Cellulite.com.

 

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Being Underweight or Obese

 

We all have different body shapes. We distribute our fat in different ways and have different figures. Some of us will naturally be very slim. Some of us will happen to be a little larger. However, extremes of weight on either end of the scale are to be avoided. If you are underweight or obese, it’s important to know that you are opening yourself up to a whole host of health problems that could easily be avoided nine times out of ten. Being underweight could result in malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, anemia, osteoporosis, decreased immune functioning, increased risk of complication during surgeries, fertility issues, or growth and development issues. Obesity can come hand in hand with increased blood pressure, type two diabetes, heart disease, strokes, sleep apnoea, fatty liver disease, and kidney disease. All of this things should be actively avoided. If you fear that you’re underweight or obese, visit your health professional or dietician and ask for a check-up. They will be able to assess your BMI and give you a plan for a healthy balanced diet and exercise regime that will help you to fall into the parameters of a healthier weight.

 

These are just two areas of our bodies that we tend to focus a lot of our attention on. If you have any further concerns to do with your body or how it looks, make sure to do plenty of research. In some cases, you may be worrying needlessly. In others, you may have a few changes to make to ensure that your body functions to the best of its ability.

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