Taking care of our bodies can be one of the toughest jobs we take on – sometimes we just don’t know what’s best, whats wrong, or how we can fix it. Browsing Women’s Health yesterday, I came across an article asking if Vitamin Deficiency can cause depression. I think I actually answered that question out loud.
I won’t get into too much detail of my personal experience with this topic, but, let’s say I can relate and can speak to this topic.
Reading the Women’s Health article made me realize that it’s a much larger issue than I had imagined, and that I was not the only one with this issue. Hearing that someone who is a professional chef and blogs about food and nutrition daily can have a vitamin deficiency, actually makes me feel better.
This makes me realize that we can eat all the fruits and veggies in the world, but truth is, our bodies may not absorb them as well as our brain would like us to. This is nobody’s fault. I am one for reaching for a helping hand – we all need a little help once in a while.
Realistically, I realized that many people possibly suffer from vitamin deficiency, but, leading it to depression… now it’s all coming together. Now that I’ve gotten myself back on track, I am becoming more and more interested in informing others about this matter.
As mentioned by Lo Bosworth in her article in The Lo Down on this topic, the depression is not the only effect of B12 vitamin deficiency – it also follows with mood swings, high highs and low lows, confusion, etc (you get the idea).
Like Lo, I too was diagnosed with severe deficiency of B12 – luckily, within three months of a daily B12 vitamin supplement I was back to my normal self. But, the months prior to my diagnosis were a daily battle and adventure.
So, the moral of this post is; don’t be afraid and don’t hold back – listen to your gut and get a blood test if you think you may have a vitamin deficiency. Something as easy as a small daily pill can help you so much.
Happy Wellness Wednesday!
*I am not a doctor, and the information in this post is based on my personal opinions only