Deficiency be Causing Your Weight Gain?
A recent article in the Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition states that research has shown that micronutrient deficiency to be scientifically linked to a higher risk of overweight and obesity, not to mention other major disease states. Given
that more than two thirds of the U.S. population is overweight or obese, research shows that one-third is on a diet at any given time. The concern is, some of the most popular diets are not providing the minimum level of the 27 micronutrients as determined by
the U.S. FDA, reference daily intake (RDI) guidelines. It is well documented that the various micronutrient consume through diet and supplementation are necessary for
various enzymatic processes in the body that affect energy production, digestion,
elimination, hormone regulation, mood…etc and if lacking can also contribute to
weight gain and obesity.
The popular diets that were examined in the study were the Atkins, South Beach Diet, and the DASH diet. These diet plans were found to be deficient in in the RDI of the 27
micronutrients analyzed. Consistently among these diets were deficiencies in Iodine, Chromium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B7, Vitamin E, and Molybdenum. This suggests
that if you are following a popular diet plan and not supplementing with a pharmaceutical grade multi-vitamin, you may be not only making weight loss more
challenging, but possibly also inducing deficiencies that could lead to chronic disease.
For a micronutrient evaluation and supplementation call Stefanie FNP-C, MEP-C at Wellness Center Scottsdale 480-861-0338 to schedule an appointment or email at Stefanie@thesshh.com