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Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies

HANDS

Cold Hands: Magnesium deficiency, Hypothyroidism, Chronic fatigue

 

NAILS

Ridges/white spots: Zinc deficiency

Soft/brittle nails: Magnesium deficiency

 

MOUTH

Red scaly skin on face: Pale fissured tongue: Iron deficiency

Cracked lips: Vitamin B2 deficiency

 

GUMS

Pyorrhoea: Co Q 10 deficiency

Bleeding gums: Vitamin C deficiency

Gum disease: Co Q 10, folic acid, vitamin C deficiency

 

EYES

Cataracts: Chromium deficiency

Bags/dark rings under eyes: Allergies/food intolerances

 

THROAT

Thyroid swelling: Iodine deficiency, hypothyroidism

 

SKIN

Stretch marks: Zinc deficiency

Pimply rough skin at back of arms: Essential fatty acid deficiency

Follicular hyperkeratosis: Vitamin A deficiency

Yellow palms: Excessive beta carotene intake

Seborhoeic dermatitis around nose and acne forehead rash: Vitamin B6 deficiency

Vitamin B2 deficiency

 

HEART

Irregular beat, high blood pressure, cardiomegaly: Magnesium and Co Q 10 deficiencies and sensitivity to caffeine.

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