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Signs Your Body is Asking for Help

The Allergy Shiners

  • Dark circles under the eyes along with a folds and puffiness and often red sclera are indicative of food (and environmental) sensitivities or allergies

Recommended Testing:

  • Food IgE and IgG blood test

Recommended Action:

  • If you have seasonal allergies, determine allergy-food interaction (and herb-food!)
  • Supplement with Plant Sterols

Beaus Lines

  • Beau’s Lines are deep grooved lines that run from side to side on the fingernail. They may look like indentations or ridges in the nail plate.
  • Causes can include illness, chemotherapy, and commonly mal nutrition or malabsorption

Recommended Testing:

  • Comprehensive Nutrient Profile

Recommended Action:

  • Digestive enzymes
  • Betaine HCL

Leg Length

  • You may have heard of jaundiced sclera, but short leg length is also associated with risk for liver dysfunction.
  • Some studies show if you have legs <29 inches long (femur + tibia) tendency to have higher levels of enzymes that indicate liver disease. Epidemiological Factors such as childhood nutrition may influence not only growth patterns but also liver development well into adulthood.

Recommended Testing:

  • Toxins
  • Liver enzymes
  • Detoxification Genetics

Recommended Action:

  • Supplement : NAC, Selenium

Dry Skin

  • You know if you have dry skin.
  • If you have an itchy, flaking rash on the inner surface of elbows and knees, the backs of the upper arms, wrists, cheeks, scalp, or eyelids, or you know you have eczema or psoriasis

Recommended Testing:

  • Omega 3 index

Recommended Action:

  • Supplement: Fish oils and probiotics

Wednesday, June 6, 2012