Spotting Nutritional Deficiencies

Is Your Body Trying to Tell You Something?

Here are some quick reference points for common signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiencies that you may come across. These in turn can indicate deeper things happening within the body, something which can be assessed with iridology.

Soft or brittle nails:
Silica / Magnesium deficiency

Tired all the time:
B vitamins, minerals

Stretch marks:
Zinc deficiency

Dry scaly skin with hair follicles plugged with coiled distorted hairs and a red halo:
Vitamin C deficiency

Bleeding gums:
Vitamin C deficiency

Bags or dark rings under eyes:
Allergies or food intolerances

Poor healing:
Zinc deficiency

Pre-menstrual syndrome:
Magnesium, zinc, B6 or essential fatty acid deficiencies

Arthritis:
Boron and sulphur (MSM) deficiency

Persistent diarrhea leading to fatigue:
Magnesium and potassium deficiencies

Shaking hands:
Magnesium and vitamin B1 deficiency

Sensitivity to light:
Magnesium deficiency

Hair loss:
Thyroid, iron stores (must measure serum ferritin), biotin, zinc and essential fatty acid deficiencies

Frequent colds:
Zinc and vitamin C deficiencies

Poor sense of smell and taste:
Zinc deficiency

Dandruff, eczema, excessive ear was production, poor wound healing, excessive thirst (especially in hyperactive children), pre-menstrual symptoms of any sort:
Essential fatty acid deficiency

Persistent infections:
Vitamin C and zinc deficiencies

Muscle twitching and cramps:
Magnesium deficiency

Cracked heels:
Zinc, omega 3 essential fatty acid deficiencies

Red dots on the side of tongue (often seen in children):
Calcium phosphate deficiency

Cracking at the corners of the mouth:
Iron, vitamins B2, B6 and folic acid deficiencies

Recurrent mouth ulcers:
Iron, folic acid, vitamin B12

Dry, cracked lips:
Vitamin B2

Smooth, sore tongue:
Iron, vitamins B2, B12, folic acid

Fissured tongue:
Vitamin B3

Enlargement (prominence) of taste buds at the tip of the tongue (red, sore):
Vitamins B2 or B6

Bruising or enlargement of veins under the tongue:
Vitamin C

Red, greasy skin on face, especially sides of nose:
Vitamins B2, B6, zinc or essential fatty acids

Rough, sometimes red, pimply skin on supper arms and thighs:
Vitamin B complex, vitamin E or essential fatty acids

Skin conditions such as eczema, dry rough cracked peeling skin:
Zinc, essential fatty acids

Poor hair growth:
Iron or zinc

Dandruff:
Vitamin C, B6, zinc, essential fatty acids

Bloodshot, gritty, sensitive eyes:
Vitamin A or B2

Night blindness:
Vitamin A or zinc

Dry eyes:
Vitamin A, essential fatty acids

Brittle or split nails:
Iron, zinc or essential fatty acids

White spots on nails:
Zinc

Pale appearance due to anemia:
Iron, vitamin B12, folic acid (it’s essential to consult a doctor if you are anemic)

Easy bruising:
Bioflavonoids, Vitamin E

These may also have other causes so it’s best to come and see me if you notice any of these apply to you and I can recommend things for you to take. I am always interested to hear how you’re going and if you or your family would like any assistance with your health please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

2017-07-07T08:56:54+00:00 By |Ailments, Nutrition|