By Kelly Dorfman from huffingtonpost.com
Here is a short list of common, everyday nutrient deficiency symptoms. Of course, most symptoms have many causes so there could be other reasons, but if you or someone you know has one of these symptoms, a nutritional cause should be considered.
Symptoms of Nutrient Deficiencies
Due to the limited nutrition training of most physicians, you might want to mention these symptoms to your doctor, but may also want to consider seeing a nutritionist or naturopath.
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Yoga is not simply a form of exercise; it is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that aims to bring one to a state of spiritual insight and tranquility. It follows, then, that nutrition is a key part of the yoga philosophy—in order to reach a peak state of both mental and physical health, eating a fulfilling and energy-rich diet is crucial.(Keep in mind that while these guidelines are related to yoga, they also serve as general principles for good nutrition and maximum health and mirror the suggestions of many doctors and nutritionists today.)
Yogis have certain guidelines regarding healthy eating, but it is based around the principle of eating small quantities of very high quality food. Recommended foods to eat for a yoga-friendly diet include:
Most who practice yoga regularly recommend limiting consumption of the following foods:
Yogis generally recommend eating slowly to enable proper digestion and extraction of all available nutrients in one’s food. Also emphasized is the importance of eating fresh, raw food whenever possible and eating food that is neither too hot nor too cold.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — There is a chronic pain epidemic in Ohio, but more and more people are turning to alternatives to pain pills and opiates.
Now, holistic treatments from massage to acupuncture are helping people escape pills and defeat the pain in their lives.
At Max Sports Medicine in Columbus, Dr. Doug DiOrio tackles some of the worst pain with acupuncture.
Pat Puchalski, 63, runs marathons and ironman competitions, and started acupuncture after a biking accident.
"To have a concussion, sprained neck and I was told I should look at surgery, and Dr. [DiOrio] said, ‘Let’s try acupuncture,’" Puchalski said.
It’s not a new concept. Acupuncture is centuries old, used to treat all kinds of pain.
"Bowel pain, gut pain, I treat a lot of back pain and neck pain with this," DiOrio said.
It’s been a big part of his practice for 14 years, and DiOrio said it’s all about bringing balance to the body.
"[Acupuncture decreases] inflammation, boosts your body’s natural pain killers, increases blood flow to tissue," DiOrio said.
Deborah Wadsworth has fibromyalgia, arthritis and chronic pain syndrome.
"I was willing to try alternative medicine," Wadsworth said. "Everything hurts or one thing will hurt and then another and you just pray that you can get to the next."
After taking prescription pain medication, Wadsworth turned to The Ohio State University Center for Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Glen Aukerman said half his patients have chronic pain, and he treats them through nutrition.
He said many people are missing critical vitamins and minerals.
"We’ll go in and specifically look at their calcium, magnesium and vitamin D level. We look at how inflamed their red cells look and we show them how to change that, by changing the foods they eat," Aukerman said.
Patients leave with a prescription for dietary changes and supplements, along with other holistic treatments from massage to acupuncture.
"Usually within six weeks they are pain free. [In] 120 days … [they] have things in their red cells that will prevent the pain from coming back," Aukerman said.
Wadsworth was on prescription pain medication, but after her treatment, has cut back.
"I am not taking those drugs anymore," she said.
"We place the needle in and feel for the right contact of energy in the body, so we can tell we are in the right spot," DiOrio said.
But the holistic treatments aren’t being used just for chronic pain.
Puchalski even had acupuncture when she was fighting breast cancer.
"The pain stops. I fall asleep during the treatment. I leave the treatment feeling euphoric, no pain," she said.
It’s an approach to pain that keeps some patients in the game.
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