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Dry, thin, sparse hair

EFAs
Vit A and E
Zinc
Biotin
protein deficiency

2

Hair thinning on LEs

blood glucose dysregulation

3

Alopecia

protein deficiency

4

Hair = easy to pull out

protein deficiency

5

Dandruff

EFAs
Selenium
B-complex
excess carb intake

6

Dental amalgams

consider mercury toxicity

7

Tooth decay

decreased minerals
- Ca, boron, silica
excess simple carbs (including EtOH)

8

Bleeding gums

Vit C
Vit K

9

Periodontal disease

Vit C
Folate (can do a rinse)
Zinc

10

Aphthous ulcers

food sensitivities
excess acidic foods

11

Sore mouth/tongue

Vit B12
Vit B6
Vit C
folate
iron

12

Glossitis

riboflavin
niacin
folate
Vit B12
Vit B6

13

Night blindness

Vit A or minerals involved in its metabolism
- Fe or Zn

14

Photophobia

Vit A
Vit B2

15

Dark circles under the eyes

food sensitivities

16

Pale conjunctiva

Fe

17

Conjunctival xerosis

Vit A

18

Anosmia

zinc

19

Salute sign

allergies

20

Chronic congestion/rhinitis

allergies
food sensitivities

21

Nasal polyps

salicylate sensitivity

22

Epistaxis

Vit K

23

Diagonal earlobe crease

incr risk of CVD

24

Tophi on ear

gout
folate
excess purines/fructose consumption

25

Ear wax (dry, crusty)

EFAs

26

White matter in external ear canal

yeast or bacterial overgrowth

27

Fluid behind the TM

food sensitivity - esp dairy

28

Chronic pruritus around the ear

mild yeast infx
excess carb consumption

29

Acne

zinc
EFAs
Vit A
excess simple carb intake
food sensitivities or hypochlorhydria in adults

30

Dilated caps in face/nose

excess EtOH
hypochlorhydria

31

Pigmented skin tags (esp on neck/head)

glucose intolerance

32

Goiter

iodine
selenium

33

Follicular hyperkeratosis

Vit A
Vit C
Vit E
zinc
EFAs

34

Dry skin

EFAs
Vit A
Vit E

35

Pruritus

EFAs
excessive Vit A
dysbiosis

36

Calloused heel

EFAs
Vit A
Vit E
zinc
fungal infx

37

Tinea

blood sugar abnormality

38

Eczema

food sensitivities
zinc
Vit B6
EFAs/GLA

39

Poor wound healing

blood sugar abnormalities
Vit C **
Vit A

40

Pallor

iron
folate
Vit B12

41

Skin cracking

Vit E
zinc
EFAs

42

Cold skin

iron
Vit B3
EFAs

43

Easy bruising

Vit K
Vit C
Vit E

44

Nail spooning

protein deficiency ***
mineral deficiency
hypochlorhydria

45

Cuticle inflm

zinc

46

White spots on nails

zinc

47

Tachycardia

Magnesium ***
Vit B3
calcium

48

Arrhythmias

Vit B1
potassium
dehydration

49

MVP

Magnesium
carnitine
Vit C

50

Wheezing

EFAs
magnesium
Vit B6
Vit B12

51

Coughing

Allergies
Vit A
Vit C
zinc

52

Peripheral neuropathy

Vit B1
Vit B6
Vit B12
Vit E

53

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Vit B6

54

Seizure

Vit B6

55

Dementia

BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL
Vit B1
Vit B3
Vit B6
Vit B12

56

Headache

magnesium
Vit B1
Vit B2
feverfew + ginger

57

Muscle weakness

Vit B1
Vit E
phosphorus
CoQ10

58

Muscle cramping

magnesium
potassium
iron
dehydration

59

Rickets

vit D
calcium
trace minerals