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Are you Nutritionally Deficient?

Updated: Nov 22, 2022

Our body will show signs of nutritional deficiencies, and when these signs appear, the deficiencies are often already acute. Thus, pay more attention to your body and when you see these signs, take action. There are three main reasons you develop nutrient deficiencies: (1) There is a problem with your gut. Malabsorption of nutrients is one of the major causes of nutrient deficiency. Similarly, consuming refined food and sugar depletes the body of nutrients. (2) Missing gallbladder or the lack of bile. without bile, the body cannot absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, E and K. And (3) You are not eating the right food, or the food you are eating is not nutrient-dense. Signs that you have nutrient deficiencies.

White spot on the nails, also known as leukonychia. Leukonychia is a condition where white lines or dots appear on the fingernails or toenails. This is a sign that your body is depleted of zinc, probably because a few months ago, you were at a birthday party and ate too many cakes and food with refined sugar. - Take zinc. - Quit sugar.

Oily skin is the result of the overproduction of sebum from sebaceous glands. This is caused by androgen, a male hormone. Zinc stops the over-production of oily sebum, and it also lowers the impact of DHT androgen hormones that induce sebum in response to inflammation and stress. Zinc comes in many forms. You need to look for oral zinc sulfate, as it's the easiest for the body to absorb. In females, uncontrolled high androgen levels may trigger a high level of insulin which can lead to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Thus, reduce the carbs consumed to lower the sugar levels in the body and prevent the sugar from depleting zinc. Another possible cause of oily skin is a deficiency in Vitamin D, especially in countries where there's winter. You may experience red, dry and itchy skin due to vitamin D deficiency. Intake of vitamin D can help you treat such skin problems. It can also reduce skin rashes. Vitamin D is also beneficial for treating eczema, a skin condition. - Take zinc. - Take Vitamin D. - Control your blood sugar levels.

Flaky skin around the nose, cheeks and forehead is often due to a deficiency in Omega-3 and too much Omega-6. There are two families of essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6, and each has different effects on our body. Both fatty acids are important, but the real key is to consume omega-3 and omega-6 in a balanced ratio to maintain health. When out of balance, excess intake of omega-6 promotes inflammation, increases blood clotting, and depresses the immune system. On the other hand, omega-3 supports brain health, heart health, and optimal wellness (feeling good day to day). One of the best remedies for this type of skin problem is taking cod liver oil. - Take Omega-3 (Cod Liver Oil) - Reduce Omega-6 fatty acids

Cracking on the corners of the mouth or heels is due to a deficiency in Vitamin B2, B3, and D. Vitamin D supplementation significantly increases gut microbial diversity. Specifically, the Bacteroidetes to Firmicutes ratio increased, along with the abundance of the health-promoting probiotic taxa Akkermansia and Bifidobacterium. - Take Vitamin B (nutritional yeast) - Get plenty of Vitamin D.

Yellow eyes or jaundice.

- Take purified bile salt

Chronic cough - Take calcium lactate

Bleeding or red gums

- Vitamin C - Quit sugar

Poor night vision

- Insufficient Vitamin A Chapped lips

- Take Vitamin B (nutritional yeast) - Avoid grains - Avoid chapstick Pitting Edema - Take an iron supplement

Craving ice

- Take an iron supplement


- Take Vitamin E - Avoid refined grains

Leg or calf cramps

- Take magnesium

- Take potassium

- Take sodium

- Take Vitamin B1

Irritability and excessive thinking

- Vitamin B1 (nutritional yeast)


- Vitamin D

Loss of outer eyebrow

- Take iodine (sea kelp)

Tightness in the right trap muscle

- Take purified bile salt


- Take Vitamin B1 (nutritional yeast)

- Avoid sugar and refined grains

Craving salty chips at night

- Take sea salt

Stiff or painful lower back

- Take vitamin D

Craving dirt

- Take Iron

Erectile Dysfunction

- Take zinc


- Take Vitamin D

Chronic Tiredness

- Take Vitamin B12. This vitamin helps form red blood cells that transport oxygen in the blood, which is then used for energy production.

- Another great vitamin for tiredness is Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10.

360 Wellness Hub would like to thank Dr Eric Berg (DC) for the information above. if you have any of the above issues and would like a consult, do call or text 0123300415.

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Dr. Lennie Soo

Founder and Clinical Director of 360 Wellness Hub.

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