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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Are you getting enough vitamin C?

Here are warning signs that you're not getting enough vitamin C, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:
  • Excessively dry hair with ends that split easily.
  • Scaly, rough, dry skin.
  • Bleeding or inflamed gums.
  • Wounds that heal slowly, frequent infections, and bruising easily.
  • Frequent nosebleeds.
  • Pain and swelling in the joints.
  • Anemia.
  • Weakened tooth enamel.
Gary Moller comments:
When a person comes to me seeking assistance with pain and fatigue, I will look at their skin, hair and nails, ask if they bruise easily and so on. Vitamin C deficiency is widespread as is deficiency in various other vitamins and minerals. Up to 50% of young women have low iron levels. In a recent study about 40% of NZ women reported low libido - a condition associated with poor nutrition, stress and fatigue.

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