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The Pastore Podcast

Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Pastore and Lexie discuss some of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the standard North American diet. They look in depth at

vitamin D, choline, magnesium, Omega 3 (EPA/DHA), zinc and iron and what these vitamins/minerals/nutrients do in the body, where we find them in food, how much we need daily and what blood tests Dr. Pastore recommends to determine if you’re deficient.


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Blood test names:

Vitamin D: 25-hydroxy vitamin D

Magnesium: Magnesium, RBC

Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA): EPA/DHA plasma & red blood cell membrane analysis

Zinc: Serum or plasma zinc concentration

Iron: Serum Iron & Transferrin & TIBC (total iron binding capacity)& UIBC (unsaturated iron-binding capacity) & Serum ferritin



Food sources for each vitamin/nutrient/mineral:










Vitamin D:


Omega 3 EPA:


Omega 3 DHA: