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Can a deficiency in vitamin K lead to parasites or candidiasis, or is it vice versa?

Can a deficiency in vitamin K lead to parasites or candidiasis, or is it vice versa?

Vitamin K: Vitamin k deficiency does not lead to parasites or candida. Candida does not lead to vitamin k deficiency. Although parasites have been associated with vitamin deficiencies (for example, the tape worm and vitamin b12), i could find no association with parasites and vitamin k. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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I read online people take dewormers because of vitamin deficiencies and skin problems - I have both. Possible parasites? Can I take Combantrin safely?

I read online people take dewormers because of vitamin deficiencies and skin problems - I have both. Possible parasites? Can I take Combantrin safely?

Cruel scam: You're an adult now and you need to be discerning, or every crook on the internet will have you thinking you're seriously sick with fictitious "worms". Combantrin / pyrentel is something you should only take if you have actual evidence of pinworms. Get with an evidence-based dietician if you are concerned about vitamin deficiencies, and a mainstream practitioner for skin issues. ...Read more

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Will a vitamin B12 deficiency lead to low hemoglobin?

Will a vitamin B12 deficiency lead to low hemoglobin?

Yes: It will lead to a macrocytic (large blood cell) hypochromic (low hemoglobin) type of anemia. ...Read more

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Which type of vitamin and mineral deficiencies lead to depression?

Which type of vitamin and mineral deficiencies lead to depression?

B, D and omega 3: There are a few vitamin deficiencies that have been linked to depression : b vitamins and vitamin d. Supplements such as omega 3 fatty acids may also play a role in depression. Omega 3 can be used as a treatment for depression for some individuals. Research is still needed in this area as there may be more deficiencies out there that are linked to depression.. ...Read more

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Can a deficiency in a certain vitamin lead to heart disease ?

Can a deficiency in a certain vitamin lead to heart disease ?

Yes: In the last few years, studies have revealed that vitamin d3 deficiency is associated with increased risk of cardiac events. At the same time, vitamin d3 deficiency is quite common, especially in our northern climate where exposure to the sun, which is required for our bodies to produce this vitamin, is limited to the summer months. If your level is low, oral supplements can remedy this problem. ...Read more

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What causes b vitamin deficiency to lead to lack of energy?

What causes b vitamin deficiency to lead to lack of energy?

Cofactor: Vitamin b, particularly B12 but to some extent most of the b vitamins helps couple with nervous system. Your nerves need certain amount to function optimally. So need to make sure you have adequate amounts or people feel either nervous/apathetic or generally drained. ...Read more

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Can intense/strenuous exercise lead to vitamin deficiency or inadequacy from a balanced diet? Do athletes require extra vitamins and minerals?

Yes, qualified : Stress can activate a toxic metal cadmium which breaks down vit d and increases the need for magnesium, zinc, b-12, vit c, bioflavanoids and essential fatty acids. The stress vitamin pantothenic acid may be needed. Robert ritch's article natural compounds (google it) describes 22 supplements that improve the eyes and they are all helpful in preventing stress and inflammation elsewhere. ...Read more