...but if you ignore the warning signs, it will quickly get louder!
The human body is very wise. It first speaks to you in whispers, which may seem like nagging or annoying symptoms. "Hey, something's not quite right in here (My farts smell!)." If you ignore these whispers, your body's communication will only get louder over time and that can look like debilitating symptoms or disease ("I haven't pooped in three days!").
Here's the low down.
Your Nails: think vitamin and mineral deficiency
White spots: these can signify a zinc deficiency, which means an overall mineral deficiency in the body
Ridges: this can be due to age, or poor nutrition (see above photo on the right)
Yellowish nails: can be tied to a fungal infection
Pitted nails: little craters in your nails can be connected to eczema
Thin nails: if your nails are thin and peel, this is due to vitamin and mineral deficiency
Pale nails: can signify anemia
Missing lunae: do you see the little white moons at the base of your nails? Most people at least have them on their thumbs, but they may missing on the rest of the fingers. This can be an indicator of low thyroid function.
Test for fungal infections and vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Women: start supplementing with a high quality prenatal vitamin and mineral
Missing lunae in conjunction with thyroid symptoms: test thyroid function using a temperature test or blood work
Your Hair: think hormonal imbalance
Excessive hair loss or balding (women): hormonal imbalance and can also be a strong signal for iron deficiencies in pre-menopausal women
Dandruff: this condition can be linked to a fungal infection in the body
Excess facial hair (women): too much sugar, caffeine, or stress can send the adrenals into overdrive and increase facial hair
Check the function of your thyroid and adrenal glands via temperature testing and blood work
Cut out sugar and caffeine
Your Skin: think gut issues
Bumps: bumps around the hair follicles in the skin may mean you need to increase your vitamin A and C, zinc, and essential fatty acids
Fluid retention: especially around the eyes or ankles can signify kidney damage or inadequate thiamine
Age spots: these are caused by free-radical damage to cells, resulting in accumulation of cellular waste. Avoid processed foods and increase your antioxidants (fruits and veggies!).
Rosacea (red cheeks): this can be from an allergic response, a vitamin B deficiency, or a sign of low hydrochloric acid in the stomach
Start supplementing with a high-quality probiotic
Let us perform a stool analysis to check for parasites, bacteria and candida
Address possible food intolerances
(need a visual? Google image search "candida tongue", 'nuff said)
Yellowish coating: indicates a tired, toxic liver
White coating: indicates bacteria, fungus or parasites in the gut
Don't just buy a tongue scraper! Your tongue and gut are connected too. Take a probiotic, drink more water, and look at your tongue every morning and address based on the chart above.
Dry eyes: you're lacking sparkle if you need omega-3 oils, vitamin A, and zinc
Night blindness: difficulty seeing at night? This is associated with vitamin A deficiency
Puffy, dark, inflamed, or wrinkles under eye: these can all be allergic reactions, or an indicator of kidney problems
Sensitivity to bright lights: this is a signal of drained adrenals due to high stress on the body
Jittery eyes: thiamine deficiency (common in alcoholics)
Supplement with high-quality products
Drink more water
Address possible food allergies
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