How Does Vitamin K Help Me?

Vitamin K is essential for cardiovascular and bone health.  Vitamin K deficiency can lead to bone weakening, increased blood pressure and arterial plaque formation.  The recommended daily dietary intake of vitamin K is approximately 100mcg.  However, optimal levels for cardiovascular, nutritional needs and bone health is 250-1000mcg daily.  Foods rich in vitamin K include kale, spinach, broccoli, asparagus and brussels sprouts.

Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, offers comprehensive vitamin testing to her patients.  Dr. Hermann is also board-certified in nutrition.  Offices are maintained in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida.  Please contact the office at 813-902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

How Can Magnesium Help Me?

Magnesium is a very important mineral needed for a normal, healthy metabolism.  It is an essential mineral that is necessary for numerous functions within the body.  It helps reduce immune reactions and malabsorption related to celiac disease.  Magnesium is a component of mineralized bone, it works together with calcium and vitamin D to help keep bones and teeth strong, and also promotes proper muscular development.  It supports normal functioning of muscle and nervous tissue, and is required for release of energy.  It also helps the body handle stress.   Individuals suffering from headaches and/or insomnia have reported reduction of symptoms with magnesium use.  Last, but not least, magnesium promotes cardiovascular health by facilitating normal platelet activity and helping to regulate cholesterol levels.

Magnesium is found in the following foods:  dark leafy green vegetables, bananas, avocados, nuts, soy products, whole grains, and beans.  Adult females should consume between 310-320 mg daily and adult males should consume between 400-420 mg daily.

Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, maintains offices in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida.  Dr. Hermann is also board certified in nutrition, and offers comprehensive vitamin testing to her patients.  Please contact the office at 813-902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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How Can Vitamin and Nutritional Testing Help Me?

 

Our society perpetuates unhealthy eating habits due to our busy culture.  Often, we are not obtaining the proper type or amount of vitamins, minerals or amino acids.  Our bodies are bombarded daily with pollution and toxins which may leave the immune system vulnerable.  Nutritional imbalances can affect your body in many ways, some of which are outlined below.

Amino and fatty acids affect our emotional and cognitive well-being; early detection of imbalances may help prevent chronic illnesses from developing.  Dietary minerals help regulate many of our body’s processes and also serve as “building blocks”.  Minerals such as magnesium and manganese have been proven to be beneficial in alleviating joint pain and anxiety.   Antioxidants help protect our body from oxidative stress or free radicals.  Oxidative stress has been linked to neurological diseases and premature aging.  Testing can also be performed for heavy metal  ( such as  lead and mercury) toxicity.

Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, is pleased to offer vitamin and nutritional testing to her patients.  Dr. Hermann maintains offices in Tampa and St. Pete Beach, Florida.  Please call the office at 813-902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

This post was written by Anne Hermann. Follow Anne Hermann on Google, Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin.