• Vitamin B12: This is important for the formation of red blood cells, metabolism and maintenance of the central nervous system. Vitamin B12 deficiency can occur from failing to absorb the vitamin from food. It can also occur in vegetarians who never consume animal foods. Some people who develop the deficiency have an underlying intestinal or stomach disorder.
  • Vitamin D: This is essential for absorbing phosphate and calcium into the digestive system. It instigates calcium release from the bone into the blood stream. Vitamin D is required for normal development of bones and teeth. It’s also important for cardiovascular and immune functioning. The body acquires and activates vitamin D from food sources and exposure to UV radiation or sunlight

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  • Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG): Certain antibodies signal inflammation within the small intestine. Tissue Transglutaminase indicates gluten (barley, rye, wheat, oat) intolerance, or celiac disease. Some people with celiac disease don’t absorb important nutrients well and can become chronically fatigued.
  • Antibodies for gluten (barley, rye, wheat, oat) intolerance
  • Stool for parasites and ova
  • You can use your history to help confirm or help management

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