Do you suffer from a chronic, treatment-refractory illness that no physician or medical treatment seems to be able to fix? Are you constantly fatigued, have weak or painful muscles, or have coordination difficulties? Do you have brain fog, memory, or language processing issues? How about GI symptoms like IBS, gastroparesis, SIBO, or other dysmotility or dysbiotic syndromes? If any of these things ring true, you might have a problem with thiamine.
Thiamine (vitamin B1) is critical for the metabolism of food into cellular energy or ATP. Without sufficient thiamine, cellular energy wanes, and with it, the capacity to maintain the energy to function declines. Chronic, unrelenting fatigue is a common characteristic of insufficient thiamine. At its root, fatigue is the physical manifestation of poor energy metabolism.
Why is this nutrient such a problem? Two reasons. First, it is the gatekeeper to energy metabolism and so if it is low, everything downstream gums up and does not work well. Second, modern diets, medicines, and other chemical exposures contain numerous anti-thiamine factors that derail thiamine absorption and metabolism. This pushes many people into states of chronic deficiency, one that is simple to correct if identified. Unfortunately, however, patients can go years before the deficiency is recognized.
Last week, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Scott Scott Forsgren, FDN-P, the BetterHealthGuy, about the myriad of ways thiamine deficiency expresses itself in modern illness. If you or someone you know might be deficient in thiamine, have a listen.
Thiamine Deficiency Disease – Video Link
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And if you would like a more in-depth look at this issue: Thiamine Deficiency Disease, Dysautonomia, and High Calorie Malnutrition.
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