THE MENTAL HEALTH CHECKLIST
Thanks so much for taking this assessment! Listed below are your highest scoring potential risk scores associated with the “Mental Health Checklist.” I hope this gives you a few valuable insights and practical changes, so you can begin to implement to resolve some of the root causes of your symptoms
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Vitamin B12 is essential for balanced mood, good energy levels, and healthy nervous system function. A deficiency of this key nutrient is common, especially so for those with compromised gut health, small bowel inflammation, and/or autoimmune disease.
Symptoms of low B12 can include low energy levels, poor concentration and focus, confusion, forgetfulness, depression, psychosis, poor balance, anemia, and infertility. People on vegetarian diets or proton pump inhibitors are often deficient. There is an increased need for this vitamin for those who are pregnant or going through periods of intense stress.
Animal foods are the best food sources of vitamin B12, including organ meats, organic poultry, grass-fed meat, wild-caught fish and pasture-raised eggs. Supplementation is often initially helpful, especially when there is a deficiency.