Tip # 2 Skin
By Jennifer Adler M.S., C.N.
Do you feel like an alligator? Dry skin can indicate a deficiency of EFA’s, vitamin A, E or biotin. Eczema can be a sign of a zinc or EFA deficiency. If your skin is parchment-like meaning that when it is pinched it forms a tent that is slow to drop back, this could be a sign of dehydration or an electrolyte imbalance. Have you been prescribed medication for follicular hyperkeratosis, small red bumps on the back of your arms? This could be helped with vitamin A, B, zinc, or EFA’s. Remember doctors are not required to have nutrition courses. Do you have small red spots all over your body? These are called petechiae which are pinpoint hemorrhages and can be a sign of vitamin C deficiency. If you bruise easily more vitamin K, C or bioflavonoids could be to your benefit.
Stay tuned for upcoming blogs for tips 3-5!