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malnutrition. For example, many celiac disease patients reverse their iron deficiency anemia aer about a year on the diet as their intestinal villi recover, and bone mass begins to recover in the same time frame. In some cases, though, you may want to consult with your physician about supplementing to raise some of your nutrient levels more quickly. Medical testing for levels of specific nutrients can help pinpoint deficiencies and provide guidance for supplementation. However, physicians caution that you shouldn't take supplements to correct the malnutrition caused by celiac disease without a doctor's guidance, since it's possible to take too much of certain nutrients, potentially making the situation worse, not better. 4. Vitamin B12. e last part of the small intestine also absorbs vitamin B12, and untreated celiac disease patients oen have deficiencies in this vitamin as well as folate. Vitamin B12 deficiency causes diarrhea and/or constipation, fatigue and loss of appetite, and can lead to more serious neurological symptoms, such as confusion, depression, loss of balance and nerve damage in hands and feet. 5. Fatty Acids. Untreated celiac disease patients oen excrete fat in their stool because their small intestines cannot absorb it. is leads to deficiencies in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids such as linoleic and linolenic acid, which control inflammation and blood clotting and may contribute to heart disease prevention. e brain contains high concentrations of several essential fatty acids, and people with low levels risk fatigue, poor memory and mood swings. Medical researchers also have reported cases of deficiencies in vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K in celiac disease patients. All of these vitamins are fat-soluble. After Starting a Gluten-Free Diet Once you start eating gluten-free, levels of all these nutrients should begin to return to normal, correcting your Abby's Magazine - Volume 4 Issue 3| Page 17 Allergies vary… solutions do, too. Always lived in the South? The Southern Regional formula is just for you. Move or travel a lot? The Allergy & Hay Fever Reliever covers you wherever you roam. Spray symptoms away: 3 sprays in the mouth… convenient, easy and taste-free! Dr. Frank King has been helping people overcome allergies NATURALLY for 40 years. For more of Dr. King's insights and safe, natural homeopathic remedies, please visit

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