Wednesday, June 26, 2013

detecting nutritional deficiencies



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Subject: detecting nutritional deficiencies



A healthy diet can provide all a growing body needs, but the reality of our busy lifestyles and sometimes finicky eating patterns can lead to vitamin deficiency. Knowing what to look for is part of the battle. We wanna help you detecting nutritional deficiencies.
Symptoms are actually better indicators of nutritional deficiency than signs.

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Hands

  • Cold hands: magnesium deficiency, hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue with low cardiac output

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  • White spots: mineral deficiency but often low zinc
  • Ridges: zinc deficiency
  • Soft or brittle nails: magnesium deficiency
  • Bitten nails: general mineral deficiency

Skin

  • Stretch marks: zinc deficiency
  • Follicular hyperkeratosis: vitamin A deficiency
  • Spontaneous bleeds: vitamins C or K or platelet deficiency
  • Dry scaly skin with hair follicles plugged with coiled distorted hairs and a red halo: vitamin C deficiency
  • Yellow palms: excessive beta carotene intake
  • Pimply rough skin at the back of the upper arms "chicken skin": essential fatty acid deficiency

tongue

Mouth

  • Pale fissured tongue: iron deficiency
  • Sore painful fissured tongue: vitamin B3 deficiency
  • Sore burning tongue and lips and peeling of lips: vitamin B2 deficiency
  • Swollen tongue with lateral teeth indentations: food intolerance
  • Painful sore tongue with a smooth appearance: folic acid deficiency
  • Cracked lips: vitamin B2 deficiency, thrush

Sking of face

  • Greasy red scaly skin of face and sides of nose: vitamin B2 deficiency
  • Seborrheic dermatitis around nose and an acne like forehead rash: vitamin B6 deficiency

Eyes

  • Cataracts: chromium deficiency or excess free radicals
  • Bags or dark rings under eyes: allergies or food intolerances
  • Blue eyes and blond hair are often found in hyperactive male children: zinc magnesium, B6 and essential fatty acids deficiencies
  • Blue eyes and premature grey hair – vitamin B12 deficiency: a feature of pernicious anemia

thyroid

Throat

  • Thyroid swelling: iodine deficiency, hypothyroidism

Heart

  • Any problem with the heart, including irregular beat, high blood pressure, cardiomegaly: magnesium and Co Q 10 deficiencies and sensitivity to caffeine.

Legs

  • Tender calf muscles: magnesium deficiency
  • Brisk knee reflexes: magnesium deficiency
  • The following problems can suggest particular deficiencies or allergies:
  • Nasal polyps: salicylate sensitivity




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