23 Signs Your Body Needs More Nutrients: How to Address the Deficiencies

Dr. Eric Berg DC
10 Feb 202223:50

Summary

TLDRThe video discusses 23 signs of nutrient deficiencies in the body, attributing them to three main causes: poor gut health, lack of gallbladder or bile, and consumption of nutrient-poor foods or refined sugars. It highlights symptoms such as white spots on nails, oily skin, and cracked heels, and suggests solutions like zinc intake, reducing sugar, and consuming nutrient-dense foods. The importance of vitamins A, B, C, D, and K, along with minerals like iron and potassium, is emphasized to address these deficiencies and improve overall health.

Takeaways

  • 📉 Gut health is crucial for nutrient absorption; damage can lead to deficiencies.
  • 🥗 Consuming nutrient-poor foods or refined sugars can deplete essential vitamins and minerals.
  • 🍼 White spots on nails may indicate zinc deficiency, often due to high sugar intake.
  • 🍔 Oily skin can be a sign of imbalanced androgens, which zinc can help regulate.
  • 🗣️ Cracked corners of the mouth or heels may point to a B-vitamin deficiency.
  • 🥦 Flaking skin around the nose or forehead could be due to an omega-3 and omega-6 imbalance.
  • 🟠 Yellow eyes may signify liver or gallbladder issues, often related to bile salt deficiency.
  • 🗣️ A chronic cough can sometimes be alleviated with calcium, indicating a possible deficiency.
  • 🦷 Bleeding or swollen gums are classic signs of vitamin C deficiency.
  • 🌙 Night vision issues can be a sign of vitamin A deficiency, or night blindness.
  • 👄 Chapped lips, like mouth cracks, can be a result of vitamin B2 deficiency.

Q & A

  • What are the three main reasons for nutrient deficiencies?

    -The three main reasons for nutrient deficiencies are damaged guts leading to poor absorption, lack of gallbladder or bile preventing the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, and consuming foods that are not nutrient-dense or are refined and sugary, which deplete nutrients.

  • What does a white spot on the nail indicate and what are the causes?

    -A white spot on the nail indicates a zinc deficiency, which is often caused by consuming too much sugar that robs the body of zinc. This can happen after consuming a lot of refined carbohydrates or sugary foods.

  • How can oily skin be addressed nutritionally?

    -Oily skin can be improved by taking trace minerals, specifically zinc, which helps regulate androgens. It's also important to control sugar intake, as high sugar levels can contribute to androgen imbalance.

  • What nutrients are commonly deficient in people with cracking on the corners of their mouth or back of their heels?

    -Cracking on the corners of the mouth or back of the heels is commonly associated with deficiencies in vitamin B2 and B3. These B vitamins are crucial for preventing small fissures on the skin.

  • What dietary changes can be made to address flaking skin around the nose or forehead?

    -To address flaking skin, one should reduce the intake of omega-6 fatty acids found in nuts, peanut butter, fried foods, and processed oils like corn and soy oil. Instead, increase the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids by eating more fish, sardines, and cod liver oil.

  • What is the connection between vitamin D and cracked heels or corners of the mouth?

    -Vitamin D is essential for the health of microbes that produce B vitamins. A deficiency in vitamin D, often due to lack of sun exposure, can lead to a decrease in these microbes and subsequently a deficiency in B vitamins, resulting in cracked skin.

  • How can a chronic cough be alleviated nutritionally?

    -A chronic cough can be alleviated by supplementing with calcium, which improves the immune system and relaxes the throat and larynx. Calcium lactate is recommended, taken in small amounts before bedtime.

  • What nutrient is commonly deficient in those with bleeding or swollen gums?

    -Bleeding or swollen gums are a sign of vitamin C deficiency. Increasing the intake of leafy greens and reducing sugar consumption can help address this issue, as sugar can interfere with the absorption of vitamin C.

  • Why does night vision issues indicate a vitamin A deficiency?

    -Night vision issues, or night blindness, indicate a vitamin A deficiency because vitamin A, specifically its active form retinol, is essential for the proper functioning of the photoreceptor cells in the eyes. A lack of vitamin A can impair these cells, leading to difficulty seeing in low light conditions.

  • What is the recommended source of vitamin A for those who have difficulty converting plant-based precursors?

    -For those who have difficulty converting plant-based precursors of vitamin A, such as beta-carotene, into the active form, it is recommended to consume animal-based sources of retinol, which is the active form of vitamin A. These sources include dairy products, butter, fatty fish, cod liver oil, and egg yolks.

  • How can chapped lips be addressed aside from using lip balms or lotions?

    -Chapped lips can be addressed by addressing the underlying cause, which is often a vitamin B2 deficiency. This can be done by reducing the intake of refined grains, which deplete B2, and by supplementing with nutritional yeast, which provides a complete spectrum of B vitamins.

Outlines

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🥗 Understanding Nutrient Deficiencies and Their Symptoms

This paragraph discusses the various signs of nutrient deficiencies in the body and the reasons behind them. It highlights three main causes: damaged guts leading to poor absorption, lack of gallbladder or bile preventing the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, and consumption of non-nutrient-dense foods. The paragraph then delves into specific symptoms such as white spots on nails indicating zinc deficiency due to high sugar intake, oily skin linked to androgen imbalances which can be regulated by zinc, and cracked corners of the mouth or heels signifying a B-vitamin deficiency. The importance of a nutrient-dense diet and the role of vitamins D and B2 are also emphasized.

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🍇 Balancing Fatty Acids and Addressing Liver Issues

This section focuses on the significance of maintaining a balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, emphasizing the role of omega-3 in preventing skin flakiness. It also addresses liver issues, such as jaundice, which is characterized by yellowing of the skin and eyes. The paragraph explains that this condition is often due to a backup of red blood cell byproducts in the liver and gallbladder, caused by a deficiency in bile salts. The recommended solution includes reducing omega-6 intake, consuming more fish and cod liver oil, and taking purified bile salts to improve liver function.

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🍊 Symptoms of Vitamin Deficiencies and Their Remedies

This paragraph covers a range of symptoms related to vitamin deficiencies and their potential remedies. It discusses conditions like chronic cough being linked to calcium deficiency, bleeding or swollen gums indicating a lack of vitamin C, night vision issues being a sign of vitamin A deficiency, and chapped lips being another symptom of vitamin B2 deficiency. The paragraph suggests increasing the intake of specific foods or supplements to address these deficiencies, such as calcium lactate for coughs, more leafy greens for vitamin C, and nutritional yeast for B vitamins.

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🥦 The Importance of Electrolytes and Vitamin E

This section emphasizes the importance of electrolytes like potassium and the consequences of their deficiency, such as pitting edema. It also addresses the symptoms of vitamin E deficiency, including angina or chest pain, and suggests avoiding refined grains to prevent it. The paragraph recommends consuming more leafy greens, reducing sodium intake, and taking electrolytes with high potassium content. For vitamin E, it suggests consuming unrefined versions of grains and taking tocotrienols, a more potent form of vitamin E, to prevent conditions like angina.

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🍳 Addressing镁, Iron, and Vitamin D Deficiencies

The final paragraph discusses various symptoms related to deficiencies in magnesium, iron, and vitamin D. It highlights the importance of magnesium for preventing leg or calf cramps, the need for iron to address anemia and cravings for dirt, and the role of vitamin D in managing low back pain and depression. The paragraph recommends consuming green plants for magnesium, red meat for iron, and increasing vitamin D intake through supplements or sunlight exposure. It also suggests taking specific forms of supplements, like grass-fed liver extract for iron and my own brand of vitamin D with added K2 and MCT oil for better absorption.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Nutrient Deficiency

Nutrient Deficiency refers to a lack of essential vitamins, minerals, or other dietary elements required for optimal health. In the video, it is the central theme as the speaker discusses various signs that indicate a body's deficiency in vital nutrients, such as zinc, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids. The speaker provides examples of how these deficiencies manifest physically, such as white spots on nails or oily skin, and offers solutions to address them.

💡Zinc

Zinc is a trace mineral crucial for immune function, wound healing, and hormone regulation. In the context of the video, the speaker highlights zinc's role in preventing sugar depletion and its connection to oily skin and androgen regulation. The speaker suggests that consuming too much sugar can lead to zinc deficiency, resulting in symptoms like white spots on nails and oily skin, which can be mitigated by either reducing sugar intake or supplementing with zinc.

💡Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is essential for energy production, normal cell function, and skin health. The video emphasizes the importance of adequate B2 intake to prevent deficiencies that manifest as cracks in the corners of the mouth or heels. The speaker mentions that refined grains can deplete B2 levels and recommends consuming nutritional yeast or reducing refined grain intake to address this deficiency.

💡Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that the body cannot produce on its own and must be obtained through diet. They are important for brain function and heart health. In the video, the speaker discusses an imbalance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids leading to flaky skin, particularly around the nose and forehead. The speaker advises reducing omega-6 intake, which is high in fried foods and certain oils, and increasing omega-3 intake through fish and cod liver oil to correct this imbalance.

💡Vitamin D

Vitamin D is critical for bone health, immune function, and absorption of calcium. The video script mentions vitamin D deficiency as a cause for conditions like chronic cough, asthma, and low back pain. The speaker suggests that getting enough sunlight exposure or taking vitamin D supplements can help alleviate symptoms related to this deficiency, especially during the winter months when sunlight is limited.

💡Iron

Iron is a mineral necessary for the production of red blood cells and oxygen transport throughout the body. In the video, the speaker addresses iron deficiency as a cause for symptoms like ice cravings and anemia. The best sources of bio-available iron, according to the speaker, are red meat and liver, which can help replenish iron levels and mitigate related health issues.

💡Vitamin A

Vitamin A is essential for vision, immune function, and cell growth. The video discusses its role in preventing night blindness and maintaining healthy skin. A deficiency in vitamin A, which can be due to a diet high in refined grains, can lead to symptoms like flaking skin and difficulty seeing in the dark. The speaker recommends consuming animal sources of vitamin A, such as dairy products, fish, and egg yolks, to address this deficiency.

💡Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cells from damage and supports a healthy immune system. In the context of the video, the speaker links a deficiency in vitamin E to conditions like angina or chest pain. The speaker advises against consuming refined grains that can deplete vitamin E levels and suggests supplementing with tocotrienols, a more potent form of vitamin E, to prevent such deficiencies and their associated health risks.

💡Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral involved in over 300 enzyme reactions in the body, including muscle and nerve function, blood sugar control, and blood pressure regulation. The video script identifies leg or calf cramps as a sign of magnesium deficiency. The speaker recommends increasing the intake of green leafy vegetables and other magnesium-rich foods to alleviate cramps and maintain overall health.

💡Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports the immune system, skin health, and iron absorption. In the video, the speaker notes that a deficiency in vitamin C can lead to symptoms like bleeding or swollen gums, a condition often associated with scurvy. The speaker suggests consuming more leafy greens and reducing sugar intake to ensure adequate vitamin C levels and prevent related health issues.

💡Potassium

Potassium is an essential mineral that helps maintain fluid balance, nerve signals, and muscle contractions. The video discusses pitting edema, or swelling in the feet and ankles, as a sign of potassium deficiency. The speaker recommends consuming foods high in potassium, like leafy greens, and avoiding excessive salt intake to balance electrolytes and address this deficiency.

Highlights

The three main reasons for nutrient deficiencies are damaged guts leading to poor absorption, lack of gallbladder or bile preventing fat-soluble vitamin absorption, and consuming foods that are not nutrient-dense.

White spots on nails indicate a zinc deficiency, often caused by high sugar intake which depletes zinc.

Oily skin can be a sign of imbalanced androgens, which can be regulated by consuming zinc.

Cracking at the corners of the mouth or heels can signal a deficiency in Vitamin B2 or B3.

Flaking skin around the nose or forehead is typically due to an Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid imbalance.

Yellow eyes may indicate liver or gallbladder problems, often linked to a deficiency in bile salts.

A chronic cough can be alleviated with calcium, which relaxes the throat and improves the immune system.

Bleeding or swollen gums are signs of Vitamin C deficiency, which can be addressed by consuming more leafy greens and reducing sugar intake.

Night vision issues can be a sign of Vitamin A deficiency, which can be remedied by consuming animal products rich in retinol.

Chapped lips are often caused by a Vitamin B2 deficiency, which can be addressed by avoiding refined grains and taking nutritional yeast.

Pitting edema on the feet or ankles indicates a potassium deficiency, which can be corrected by consuming leafy greens and reducing salt intake.

Craving ice can be a sign of iron deficiency, which can be addressed by consuming red meat or supplements rich in iron.

Angina or chest pain can be a sign of Vitamin E deficiency, which can be prevented by avoiding refined grains and consuming foods rich in Vitamin E.

Leg or calf cramps often indicate a magnesium deficiency, which can be addressed by consuming green plants and other magnesium-rich foods.

Irritability and nervous tension can be signs of a B1 deficiency, which can be alleviated by taking nutritional yeast.

Asthma symptoms can be improved with Vitamin D, which reduces inflammation in the lungs.

Loss of outer eyebrows can indicate a thyroid problem or iodine deficiency, which can be addressed by consuming iodine-rich foods or supplements.

Tightness in the right trap area can be a sign of gallbladder issues or a lack of bile salts, which can be addressed by taking purified bile salts.

Nightmares can be reduced by taking B1 or nutritional yeast, which regulates the emotion of fear and alleviates stress.

Craving salty chips at night can indicate a sodium deficiency, which can be corrected by increasing sea salt intake.

Stiff low back or low back pain can be a sign of Vitamin D deficiency, which can be addressed by taking Vitamin D supplements.

Craving dirt can be a sign of iron deficiency, which can be addressed by consuming red meat or liver.

Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of low testosterone, which can be addressed by consuming zinc.

Depression can be linked to Vitamin D deficiency, and supplementing with Vitamin D can help elevate mood.

Transcripts

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today we're going to talk about the 23

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different signs that your body is

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deficient in vital nutrients now the

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problem with me teaching you this is

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you're going to pretty much evaluate

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everyone you know so you're going to

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have to withhold that temptation because

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people will be offended if you start

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explaining why they have these little

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white specks on their nails or why they

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might have erectile dysfunction all

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right now let me first just tell you the

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three reasons why

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uh people are deficient okay number one

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uh their guts um are damaged so they

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can't absorb nutrition so that's called

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male absorption it's a digestive barrier

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now it could also be that you're missing

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a gallbladder or you're lacking bile and

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you can't pull in the fat soluble

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vitamins vitamin a

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d e and vitamin k

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or it could be you're not eating enough

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of the right foods or the foods that

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you're eating are not nutrient dense

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which is a big problem

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because the soils unfortunately are

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really really poor quality so if you're

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growing food on

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soil that's not soil but it's actually

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dirt

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you might get a really nice looking

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tomato but it's going to be tasteless

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why because the flavor chemicals are

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tied in with the nutrient density so we

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get these beautiful looking like

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vegetables

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that

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tastes like nothing

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and then you're going to be craving

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doritos and wanting other spices to try

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to flavor them up when in fact they

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should normally come there with

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nutrition so unfortunately the farmers

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sell these products based on weight

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and volume not nutrient dense type foods

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and then the third way that you become

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deficient is consuming refined foods and

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sugars that deplete you and rob you of

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nutrition so let's just go through the

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list number one

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white spot on your nail what does that

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mean that is a zinc deficiency but it's

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not really a zinc deficiency it is

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consuming too much sugar that robs you

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of zinc so if you look at your nail and

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you see this little white speck about

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halfway down the nail you know about

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three months ago

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you had a lot of sugar or refined

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carbohydrate like let's say you had this

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huge birthday party and you ate the

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whole cake

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and that depleted zinc from your body

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creating that little white speck so you

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have two options you can stop eating

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sugar or you can take some zinc all

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right number two oily skin this is

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usually a problem with the oil glands of

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your body is called sebaceous glands

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that make something called sebum which

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is a type of oil and that usually occurs

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when you have an imbalance with

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androgens you're producing too many

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androgens which is the male hormone and

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so one really key nutrient to regulate

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androgens

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is zinc okay so oily skin can be greatly

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improved if you start taking trace

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minerals specifically zinc now if you're

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female and you have too many androgens

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you may have something called polycystic

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ovarian syndrome

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and in that case

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that's coming from too much insulin

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because the carbs are too high and of

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course the combination of that sugar

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depleting zinc as well as lacking zinc

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and having an uncontrolled androgen

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situation so with oily skin you just

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need to take some zinc and you need to

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make sure that your sugar is not very

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high so as you can see zinc is involved

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with

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quite a few things all right number

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three cracking on the corners of your

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mouth right here or cracked back of your

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heels okay

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so that is a vitamin b2 deficiency it

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could also be a vitamin b3 deficiency

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but it definitely involves the b

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vitamins so the b vitamins are very very

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important in preventing

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like these small fissures okay on your

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skin and so if you have enough b2 or b3

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you won't get them

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now you see a lot of people in the

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winter that get these fissures in their

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skin

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and that normally comes because they

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don't have enough vitamin d because

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they're not in the sun and vitamin d

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feeds the microbes

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and your microbes make the b vitamins so

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that is a connection between crack heals

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cracked corners of your mouth which i

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used to have as a kid

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and it could be very easily handled by

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taking vitamin d

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or vitamin b2 in the form of nutritional

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yeast all right next one is flaking skin

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a lot of times you'll see that around

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the nose or even the forehead where the

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skin is kind of like a scaling flakiness

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that is a deficiency of omega-3 fatty

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acids and that occurs because you're

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consuming too much omega-6 fatty acids

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and so the essential fatty acids that

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our body needs because the body doesn't

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make it is both omega-3 and omega-6 so

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if your ratios are off because you're

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doing too much six in nf3

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that's what happens with the skin

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it becomes dry flaky white little flakes

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usually around the nose or the forehead

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so you need to do two things you need to

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start cutting down the omega-6 fatty

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acids that means reduce the amount of

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nuts or peanut butter or chicken

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or

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fried foods

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or going out to restaurants or fast food

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all are very high in omega-6 like corn

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oil soy oil cotton seed oil and you need

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to eat more fish sardines and cod liver

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oil in fact cod liver oil would be the

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quickest thing to

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handle this flaking skin all right

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number five yellow eyes that is a

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jaundice situation it's a liver problem

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it could be a gallbladder problem where

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the where the byproducts of your red

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blood cells are backing up

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through the system through the liver and

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into the blood and the byproduct of

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these red blood cells have a yellow

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color okay

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and so if your skin or your whites of

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your eyes are yellow that is definitely

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a backup of the liver and the

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gallbladder and that is usually a

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deficiency of bile salts okay so bile

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salts bile salts allow the flow

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of

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stuff through the liver and through the

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bile ducts

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and if you don't have enough bile this

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thickened cholesterol sludge tends to

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back up

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and you develop these white eyes so a

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simple remedy would be to take some

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purified bile salts to open up this kind

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of clogged drain plug to allow the body

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to eliminate the byproduct of red blood

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cells

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all right number six chronic cough if

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someone has a chronic cough

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they usually have a calcium deficiency

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so a little calcium especially at night

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works like magic for these chronic

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coughs calcium both improves the immune

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system but it also relaxes the throat

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and the larynx just like you might want

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to take for cramping in your calves so

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basically it helps something called

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laryngeal spasm or this tightness in the

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structures of your throat okay so you

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might want to try that the type of

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calcium i would recommend is calcium

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lactate okay not calcium carbonate and

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you don't need much maybe 200 milligrams

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before you go to bed all right number

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bleeding gums or redden swollen

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gums okay in your mouth that is a

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classic vitamin c deficiency another

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term would be subclinical vitamin c or a

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very mild version of scurvy okay now in

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the vitamin c complex we have different

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parts and one part is vitamin p

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which is the bioflavonoids and they

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don't call it vitamin p anymore they

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that was an older term but that p stood

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for permeability and

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or vascular permeability so in other

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words

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the blood that goes through the

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capillaries

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leaks okay and if it leaks you get all

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sorts of issues and one being bleeding

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gums and you can also get nosebleeds as

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well but bleeding gums or red and gums

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is classic vitamin c deficiency so you

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need to consume

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more leafy greens as well as avoid sugar

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because the chemistry of sugar is almost

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identical to vitamin c and if the body

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has sugar any vitamin c that you're

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getting from foods or a supplement will

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not go in the body will always take up

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glucose or sugar before vitamin c

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okay

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number seven number eight night vision

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issues so let's say you can't see in the

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dark or you're driving when it's raining

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and you're just having a hard time you

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know seeing clear that is a classic

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vitamin a deficiency or night blindness

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now are people usually deficient in

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vitamin a well around the world they are

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so there's a lot of people that have a

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vitamin a deficiency simply because

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they're eating a lot of

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cereals and refined grains and they may

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even be eating plant sources of vitamin

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a

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but those are precursors like

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beta-carotene for example they call it

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vitamin a but it's not the active form

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of vitamin a called retinol retinol

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usually comes from animal products like

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dairy or butter

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or

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fish fatty fish

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definitely cod liver oil

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and

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animal liver like beef liver for example

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has a lot of vitamin a and so if you're

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trying to get your vitamin a from plants

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it's going to be very hard for you to

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convert that into the active form of

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vitamin a which is retinol but a really

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good source of retinol would be egg

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yolks okay so if you want to have enough

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retinol just eat some egg yolks and you

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will definitely get enough and then

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you'll start seeing better the other

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thing to look at with vitamin a is your

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ability to absorb it because maybe

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you don't have enough bile or maybe your

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gallbladder is removed or you have some

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liver issue because it's like fatty for

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example then you can't absorb

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vitamin a because vitamin a is a fat

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soluble vitamin it could be one cause

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all right next one is chapped lips

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the cause of chapped lips is the same

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cause as cracking in the corners of the

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mouth or on the heels it's a vitamin

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b2 deficiency

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and so what would create a b2 deficiency

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it's either you're consuming too many

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refined grains that are depleting b2

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because naturally

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the b vitamins especially b2 are

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normally in grains but basically when

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you refine them they get lost so one

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really good thing would be to stop

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eating grains

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any grains and the second thing you want

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to do is start taking nutritional yeast

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with nutritional yeast i would always

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get it unfortified you'll get a complete

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spectrum of the b vitamins and you'll

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notice your skin

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much much better i mean if you take a

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look at some of the b vitamin

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deficiencies like real severe

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deficiencies you get conditions like

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pellegra and with pellegra you have

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devastating effects

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on your skin because b vitamins are not

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just about giving you energy they're

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about helping you form uh normal tissue

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so it's not too roughened or cracked

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it's nice and soft a lot of times people

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will start using chapstick or certain

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type of lotions or oils on their lips

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but what they find is that

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maybe an hour later it's right back if

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not worse to being chapped because

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sometimes they put other ingredients

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into these products like they might put

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alcohol or mineral oil which pulls out a

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lot of the key nutrients or fats that

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you need to keep your skin

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the right texture all right next one is

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the pitting edema on the top of your

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foot or your ankles

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this is a deficiency of potassium okay

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when you don't have enough potassium

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or the ratios of potassium versus sodium

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like sodium is way too high and

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potassium is way too low and by the way

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refined sugar causes you to retain

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sodium and deplete potassium that's why

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diabetics a lot many times

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have so much sugar in their blood that

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they get a lot of swelling especially in

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the ankles and the feet and if you push

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your finger into

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the foot or the ankle it leaves a dent

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okay now believe it or not when i had

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blood sugar issues a long ago in my

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mid-30s i used to have pitting edema and

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i didn't even know what it was i would

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press into my ankle i'm like what is

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that dent that was a severe potassium

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deficiency so you want to start eating

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foods high in potassium okay and that

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would be any of the leafy greens but you

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need volumes you need large salads

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things like that that will give you

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enough potassium

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versus consuming more salt okay salt's

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okay as long as you have enough

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potassium or you might want to get a

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quality electrolyte with a lot of

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potassium but that will push fluid out

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of the ankles very very quickly now next

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one is craving ice okay

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if you're craving ice

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chances are you're deficient in iron

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okay you see this with kids sometimes

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you see this with females who are going

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through their menstruation where they're

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losing blood and iron and they're

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becoming anemic they start eating more

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ice they're trying to get iron but

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unfortunately ice doesn't give you iron

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so you end up still deficient the best

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sources of the iron that you need is red

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meat you can get it from liver you can

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get it from eggs and for some reason if

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you can't eat any of those products you

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can also get them in a supplement but

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not an iron supplement i would recommend

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a supplement that is either a grass-fed

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liver extract or

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believe it or not there are spleen

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extract products that are loaded with

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iron okay so that's one way to get it

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all right next one is angina that's

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chest pain

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so that is

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where the heart is cramping

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and

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your heart is having an attack

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and usually it's referred down the left

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arm

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that is a classic vitamin e deficiency

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there's two things you need to know

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about vitamin e what creates a

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deficiency usually is refined

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grains okay as in the breads the pasta

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the cereal the crackers the biscuits

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when you consume those products that

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normally have a good amount of vitamin e

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in it but when they add chlorine to

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bleach it they oxidize it and they kill

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all the vitamin e when they when it sits

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on the shelf all that vitamin e is lost

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and then when you consume those products

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it creates a vitamin e deficiency the

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most important tissue for vitamin e

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is the inside of your arteries and if

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you don't have enough vitamin e you get

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a lot of

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rusting and oxidation

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and you start getting

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clots the formation of calcium and all

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sorts of things that come in there so

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vitamin e is very very important and so

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the best way to prevent vitamin e

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deficiency is to stop doing the refined

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grains and if you want a very good

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vitamin e i would get the type that's a

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tocotrinol

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not a tocopherol the tocotrienols work

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about 50 times stronger than the

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tocopherols

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and so

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it really is great for angina type chest

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pain all right number 13 leg or calf

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cramps that is a magnesium deficiency

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okay where do you get magnesium well

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it's at the heart of chlorophyll where

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do you get chlorophyll

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from green

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plants okay so again we're coming back

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to that salad where you get good amount

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of magnesium there's also potassium in

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there chlorophyll other things but when

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you get light cramps chances are you're

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probably missing magnesium you need more

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and they usually go away there's other

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deficiencies that might lead to cramps

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like potassium even sodium

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vitamin b1 and i've done videos on that

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but the most common one is the magnesium

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deficiency all right number 14

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irritability excessive thinking feeling

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nervous tension

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even grouchy or angry

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is a b1 deficiency if you take a little

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nutritional yeast

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if you're irritable boy it just chills

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you out you'll feel really calm

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you'll be nice to be around people will

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like you a lot better also before you go

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to bed if you have excessive thinking

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just take some nutritional yeast before

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you go to bed and that you can get it in

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tablets as well i'll put a link down

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below for more information but you talk

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about turning off that excessive mind

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thinking solving all the problems of the

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world which prevents you from sleep it's

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really nice to be able to go to bed and

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not have to solve a million problems so

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you can drift off and sleep all right

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15. asthma

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asthma is a situation where you have

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inflammation in the lungs

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and this

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can be greatly improved with vitamin d

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so if you're deficient in vitamin d

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which most asthmatics are boy that can

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just reduce inflammation and help you

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breathe this is why during the summer

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months when kids that have asthma

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they're outside they're exposed to the

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sun their symptoms go away there's a

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very very important video on a breathing

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method that can help asthma i'll put

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that down below if you haven't seen it

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but there's a really important way of

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breathing to pull someone out of an

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asthmatic attack you know within minutes

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so you can check that out 16 loss of the

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outer eyebrows okay

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this is usually a thyroid problem

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or an iodine deficiency situation where

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they're not able to make the thyroid

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hormones because when you get to like t4

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t3 you're really looking at the number

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of iodine molecules in that thyroid

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hormone t4 is an inactive thyroid

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hormone t3 is the active form because

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the body strips off an iodine molecule

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so if you don't have enough of either t4

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t3 then you could potentially lose the

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outer eyebrows as one of the symptoms so

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if you don't have eyebrows or you don't

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have the outside just take some iodine

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in the form of seek help that's one of

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the best sources

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tightness in the right trap area right

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through here okay all the way through

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here if you have tightness right there

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suspect gallbladder and suspect a lack

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of bile salts if you don't have the bile

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salts things get all kind of stuck

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underneath the right rib cage there's a

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little nerve called the phrenic nerve

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that goes right up to the right side

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and so if you take purified bile salts

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that thins the bile allows the drainage

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okay and all of a sudden your right trap

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feels loose and it feels better okay i

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have additional information on that i

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will share that in the description but

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tightness in the right trap

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9 out of 10 times it's totally

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gallbladder related because you don't

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have enough bile and it's getting all

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stuck and jammed up it's backing up into

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the system showing up in your right trap

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18. nightmares one of the best ways to

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get rid of a nightmare is to take b1

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nutritional yeast there's this little

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thing in the brain called the amygdala

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which regulates the emotion of fear okay

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so it's involved in this fear response

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and so of course nightmares involve

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fear and its function is very very

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similar to

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what the adrenals are all about which is

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like a stress gland but it's mainly

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involving that emotion of fear and

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there's receptors for thyamine and if

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you take more b1 thymine uh boy does

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that just chill a person out and they

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feel better and they don't have

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nightmares anymore so

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if your kids have nightmares give them a

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little nutritional yeast but the real

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question is why are they deficient

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because they're consuming refined

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carbohydrates in the form of

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all the refined grains the breads the

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pasta the cereal the crackers those

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things as well as sugar so you need to

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handle that as well

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19. craving for salty chips at night

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if your body is deficient in sodium okay

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you're going to crave salt

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but

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if you're exercising a lot and sweating

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the need for sodium goes up and so one

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of the symptoms or signs of a salt

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deficiency or a sodium deficiency is

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craving for salt okay so if you're

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craving for salt at night in the form of

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chips

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the next day i would start to increase

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the amount of

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sea salt and not sodium chloride in your

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diet okay

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so start beefing that up putting on your

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food maybe even putting some in some

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water and drinking that where you get to

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the point at night you no longer crave

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salty chips okay then we know you have

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enough

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and so for years

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i had this false idea that salt was bad

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and i rarely consumed salt so i always

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ate foods

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lacking salt lacking fat

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of course at night i was downing all

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these chips and salty popcorn and salty

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doritos but during the day i was pretty

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much salt free so i had no concept of

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nutrition or this whole idea that salt

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was not bad if it was in the form of sea

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salt and if i had enough potassium okay

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i didn't know that at the time but if

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you're craving salty chips at night

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you need to

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balance out your electrolytes by adding

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more sea salt and make sure you have

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enough potassium as well but you will

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find those cravings will go away all

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right number 20 stiff low back

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or low back pain

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is usually a vitamin d deficiency

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especially if it's in the winter and all

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you need to do is take some good amount

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of vitamin d or you can even make your

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own vitamin d i'll put that link down

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below if you haven't seen my recent

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video but vitamin d is one of the best

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things to get rid of inflammation

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fast anywhere in the body especially in

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the lower back i would recommend taking

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at least 10 000

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international units per day

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and it might be beneficial to take it

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right before bed or at a meal because if

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you take it right before bed it actually

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enhances your sleep and if you take it

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with meals it's better absorbed and the

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type of vitamin d i recommend is my own

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brand and of course i'm not biased

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but i am sarcastic but in my vitamin d i

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have i put the k2 in there i put the mct

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oil so that way you don't have to take

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extra oil everything gets absorbed

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nicely all right the next one is 21

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you're craving dirt okay now

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normally most people don't crave dirt

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but sometimes kids crave dirt okay or

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even

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women that are menstruating

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losing blood anemic are craving dirt

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what they're trying to get

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is iron even if you're animals like even

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your dog crave starts eating dirt

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they need iron okay and the best source

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of iron is red meat it gives you the the

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best form of iron that's bio-available

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versus consuming spinach things like

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that so if you have anemia or you need

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iron

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red meat would be the best thing to take

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or

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some liver with onions of course all

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right number 22 erectile dysfunction

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that's low testosterone that is a

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deficiency of zinc zinc is one of the

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best things to increase testosterone and

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handle this

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symptom and lastly 23 depression if

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someone's depressed

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they're usually vitamin d deficient

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vitamin d

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greatly boosts

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serotonin which is a neurotransmitter

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and so it's like a natural form of

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prozac without the side effects so if

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you're depressed or know someone that's

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depressed boy just give them a little

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vitamin d and just see how fast their

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mood elevates another thing to try as a

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side note is to start to do more fasting

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that really elevates the mood as well

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now if you haven't seen my video

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on how to figure out liver problems

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check that out i put it right here

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