We tend to look at the overload of carbohydrates that people are eating and think that all it's doing is causing obesity and diabetes, but high carb intake causes nutritional deficiencies as well. Vitamin B's are depleted, as well as zinc, magnesium, and chromium. And the average person eats approximately 5-10 times the amount of carbohydrates their body can handle, and that includes the people eating "healthy" carbs, like whole grains. Vitamin B deficiency symptoms run the gamut, from blood sugar issues, to an inability to handle stress, to anxiety and depression. Sounds like everyone's got vitamin B deficiency, and yes, they probably do. And stress depletes vitamin B.
Julie Basham, L.Ac