Are YOU nutrient deficient?
Did you know that 96% of Americans are deficient in one or more nutrients today?
Sadly, nutrient deficiency not only causes diseases like scurvy, beriberi, and pellagra (and eventually cancer and heart disease) but is also linked to common, everyday symptoms like:
- Dry Skin
- Excess weight
- Hair loss
- Skin issues
- Muscle cramps
- Poor wound healing
- Cognitive attention issues
- Digestive distress
- High blood pressure
- High blood sugar
Those annoying symptoms that don't necessarily get you a diagnosis, but still significantly reduce the quality of your life. They are often warning signs of nutrient deficiency. When left unaddressed, they can escalate into more serious health issues.
For example, research has revealed that...
The quarter of the population who eats the fewest fruits and vegetables has double the cancer rate when compared with the quarter that eats the most fruits and vegetables. Diets poor in vitamins and minerals are linked to degenerative diseases like heart disease and cancer. Those who take in the fewest nutrients, end up weighing the MOST while those who take in the most nutrients, weigh the least.
Moral of the story is...
Unaddressed nutrient deficiency can singlehandedly STEAL the vibrant health you deserve.
Fortunately, when you know what to look for and catch it in its early stages, it's often easy to correct. Because there's nothing I want more for you than VIBRANT health, here are 5 signs of nutrient deficiency and what to do about it!
1. Cracks around the corner of your mouth
Cracks in the corner of your mouth are associated with deficiencies in vitamins B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).
To correct this deficiency, try a diet rich in organic leafy greens and high-quality animal products. You can also try nettle tea and our Grass-Fed Organ Complex
2. A sore tongue
A sore tongue is often a sign of deficiencies in iron, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and B3 (niacin).
To correct a B vitamin deficiency, try wild tuna, salmon and sardines, pasture raised chicken and turkey, grass-fed beef (try our 100% grass-fed beef sticks here).
For an iron deficiency, focus on foods like grass-fed beef and liver. These contain a more bio-available form of iron than even plant sources like spinach, Swiss chard and sesame seeds. My favorite iron supplement is Floradix and you might also try our Grass Fed Organ Complex which contains grass-fed liver.
3. Horizontal cracks & groves in your tongue
This symptom is associated with mal-absorption, particularly of the B vitamins.
To correct a vitamin B deficiency, try high protein foods like wild salmon, sardines, and tuna, pasture-raised chicken and turkey, grass-fed beef and liver, nettle tea, or our grass-fed organ complex
Many times dandruff is a sign of yeast overgrowth or a deficiency in vitamin B6, selenium or essential fatty acids. It could also indicate a food intolerance.
To correct these deficiencies, try the following steps:
- B6: Consume a diet rich in wild salmon, sardines, tuna, grass-fed beef and liver, pasture-raised chicken and turkey, organic sweet potatoes, spinach, and bananas. You might also try nettle tea and our Grass-Fed Organ Complex
- Selenium: Try eating 3 Brazil nuts daily. Wild tuna, shrimp, sardines, salmon and grass-fed beef and pastured turkey are also great sources.
- Essential fatty acids: Essential fatty acids are found in wild salmon and sardines, grass-fed beef, walnuts, and flaxseeds. You may also want to supplement with a high-quality fish oil. I love Antarctic krill.
5. Veins close to surface on cheeks
This is often a sign of low hydrochloric acid (HCL) production. HCL, a.k.a. stomach acid is important for a number of reasons including the breakdown of protein, the absorption of minerals and protection from pathogens.
To correct this deficiency, try taking 1 Tbsp of organic apple cider vinegar (with the Mother) diluted in 8 ounces of water.
Drink this first thing in the morning AND 15 minutes before each meal. You may also want to try supplementing with Betaine with HCL or my IGNITE tea.
Here's hoping that you don't have any of the symptoms listed above, but if you do hop to it!