Are you ignoring the signs your body is giving you? Every part of your body gives you hints of your current health status. The health of your skin, fingernails, hair, ears and mouth all give signs of the nutritional health of your body. But are you doing something about it?
Nutritional deficiencies occur when a person’s nutrient intake consistently falls below the recommended requirement. In America alone many are suffering from nutritional deficiency even those who think they are eating healthy. In many cases, you don’t know you have nutritional deficiency until a health concern arises and you decided to visit a doctor and you will undergo numerous health tests.
For those who can’t wait for a health problem to arise, you must be aware of the symptoms nutritional deficiency or you may try “Charting Your Health” by Dr. Gregory Pouls, customized nutritional analysis.
Here are some nutritional deficiencies and its symptoms:
A. Nutrient: Essential fatty acids
Symptoms: Diarrhea, dry skin and hair, hair loss, immune impairment, infertility, poor wound healing, premenstrual syndrome, acne, eczema, gall stones, liver degeneration
B. Nutrient: Iron
Symptoms: Anemia, brittle nails, confusion, constipation, depression, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, inflamed tongue, mouth lesions
C. Nutrient: Calcium
Symptoms: Brittle nails, cramps, delusions, depression, insomnia, irritability, osteoporosis, palpitations, peridontal disease, rickets, tooth decay
D. Nutrient: Niacin
Symptoms: Bad breath, canker sores, confusion, depression, dermatitis, diarrhea, emotional instability, fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite, memory impairment, muscle weakness, nausea, skin eruptions and inflammation
E. Nutrient: Potassium
Symptoms: Acne, constipation, depression, edema, excessive water consumption, fatigue, glucose intolerance, high cholesterol levels, insomnia, mental impairment, muscle weakness, nervousness, poor reflexes
F. Nutrient: Vitamin A
Symptoms: Acne, dry hair, fatigue, growth impairment, insomnia, hyperkeratosis (thickening and roughness of skin), immune impairment, night blindness, weight loss
G. Nutrient: Vitamin C
Symptoms: Bleeding gums, depression, easy bruising, impaired wound healing, irritability, joint pains, loose teeth, malaise, and tiredness.