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Detecting Nutritional Deficiencies

Mar 11th, 2014

Category: Body

Detecting Nutritional Deficiencies

A healthy diet can provide you with everything your body needs to grow and stay healthy. As we all know though, life gets in the way from running around doing errands to being busy at work as well as family and friends. Here are a few tips on what to look for on your body to see what nutrients you are lacking!

Cold Hands- Magnesium deficiency, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue with low cardiac output.
Yellow Palms- Excessive beta carotene intake

Stretch Marks- Zinc deficiency
Follicular Hyperkeratosis- Vitamin A deficiency
Spontaneous Bleeds- Vitamins C or K, or platelet deficiency
Pimply Rough Skin (upper back of arms)- Essential fatty acid deficiency

Tender Calf Muscles- Magnesium or Potassium deficiency
Brisk Knee Reflexes- Magnesium deficiency

Thyroid Swelling- Iodine deficiency, hypothyroidis

White Spots- Mineral deficiency but often low zinc
Ridges- Zinc Deficiency
Soft or Brittle Nails- Magnesium or calcium deficiency
Bitten Nails- General mineral deficiency

Greasy Red Scaly Skin- Vitamin B2 deficiency
Seborrheic dermatitis (acne like forehead rash and around nose)- Vitamin B6 deficiency

Cataracts- Chromium deficiency or excess free radicals
Bags or Dark Rings Under Eyes- Allergies or food intolerance
Blue Eyes & Premature Grey Hair- Vitamin B12 deficiency a feature of pernicious anemia

Pale Fissured Tongue- Iron deficiency
Sore Painful Fissured Tongue- Vitamin B3 deficiency
Sore Burning Tongue & Peeling of Lips- Vitamin B2 deficiency
Swollen Tongue with Lateral Teeth Indentations- Food intolerance
Painful Sore Tongue with a Smooth Apperance- Folic acid deficiency
Cracked Lips- Vitamin B2 deficiency, thrush

Knowing what to look for is part of the battle, stay healthy my friends.