My name is Kristy Corah and I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I work with people suffering from chronic disease and dysfunction in the body. The Standard American Diet has wreaked havoc with the health of Americans. I focus on the foundations of good health to restore balance and find optimal health: nutrient dense whole food diet, digestion, blood sugar handling, fatty acids, minerals and hydration. My goal with every client is "the healthiest version of you."
Vit B12 deficiency is primarily caused by the inability of the stomach lining to produce the intrisic factor that extracts the vitamin from food, carrying it into the bloodstream. Even after adequate vit B12 consumption, without the intrinsic factor, your body won't be able to use it. This puts everyone at equal risk irrespective of diet type. Fatigue, weakness, forgetfulness, etc. are common symptoms.
B12 deficiency symptoms are fatigue, muscle weakness, tingling in the extremities, insomnia, depression or mood swings. Chronic B12 deficiency can lead to neurological problems, cognitive decline, anemia and fertility issues. B12 deficiency is caused by malabsorption (atrophic gastritis), lack of sufficient intrinsic factor protein or stomach acid, antacids and H. Pylori infection.