When you first consult an integrative or functional medicine expert—whether that be a medical doctor, chiropractor, naturopathic physician, or osteopathic physician—it’s very likely that one of the first things they’ll do is check you for nutrient deficiencies. This means running blood work to check whether you are low in any key nutrients—which could be contributing to your health concerns and making you feel fatigued, cranky, or lethargic.
Even if you are super health-conscious, busy schedules and the demands of modern life can make it hard to get all the nutrients you need in three meals a day. Because of this, some deficiencies are more common than others. Here’s what they are and exactly how to correct them: