The Road to Recovery Requires Re-evaluation…Many of you who are trying to recover from the damages of gluten sensitivity may not have looked at your medications as a potential to create nutritional deficits and subsequently create health problems. Often times the health problems caused by nutritional deficits are the same issues we face with gluten exposure. This can lead to long term confusion and failure to address the full scope of our illnesses. Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston
Your Doctor Should Consider NutritionRegardless of the medication being used, your doctor should consider the potential for long term vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Failure to do so can lead to additional health problems for you. The following diagram illustrates a common example (high blood pressure patients) of the cycle I see in patients trying to recover from gluten:
Is a Multi Vitamin Enough?
Although a good place to start, a multi vitamin is not always enough to correct these deficiencies. Often times a therapeutic dose is required to overcome the deficit. The best thing you can do is to have your doctor run appropriate lab testing to measure for vitamin and mineral deficiencies every 6 months for as long as you are taking the medication(s).
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**Don’t forget that you should also have a thorough check done to determine whether or not your medication(s) contains gluten. For more help on this topic, I would encourage you to listen the this interview with a gluten free pharmacist.
Always looking out for you,
Dr. O – The Gluten Free Warrior