7 Common Signs of Nutrient Deficiency

Food alone may not provide sufficient micronutrients for preventing deficiency.

This study from the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition analyzed 70 athlete’s diets. Every single diet was deficient in at least three nutrients. Some diets were missing up to fifteen nutrients! Another study they performed showed that people following one of four popular diet plans (including Atkins, South Beach, and the DASH diet) were also very likely to be micronutrient deficient, particularly in six key micronutrients:

  • Vitamin B7
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Chromium
  • Iodine
  • Molybdenum

Similarly, the United States Department of Agriculture says the majority of Americans are deficient in many of the same nutrients and are not meeting the required daily amount of things like vitamin E, folate, calcium and magnesium.

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So how do you know if you’re deficient? First of all, if you’re not eating A LOT of fruits and vegetables, especially greens, then you are probably deficient in a lot of these areas. There are also many different symptoms that could tell you you are deficient in some critical nutrient. Here are 7 of them:

1. Poor Night Vision

Vitamin A, known as retinol, is essential for promoting good vision and overall eye health. It also helps to maintain healthy skin and soft tissues throughout the body.

2. Cracks at the Corners of the Mouth

This is more likely to occur for those following vegan and vegetarian diets because it’s harder to get sufficient zinc, iron and B12.

3. Sores or Discoloration of the Mouth and Tongue

Water-soluble B-vitamins are essential for the health of the mouth and tongue. Unfortunately, the body doesn’t store them, so we have to constantly replenish them.

4. Weak, Spotted or Ridged Nails

These are common signs of a deficiency in zinc, an important trace mineral needed for the proper function of the immune system. Zinc also serves an important role in cell division and growth.

5. Poor Blood Clotting

Essential for normal blood clotting, vitamin K also plays a vital role in bone mineralization and cell growth. Lack of vitamin K can result in bruising, frequent nosebleeds and brittle bones.

6. Weak Muscles and Bones

In advanced cases it’s called rickets (for children) or osteomalacia (for adults), but it boils down to a deficiency in vitamin D, an essential nutrient for growth, health and maintenance of the structural system.

7. Frequent Cramps in the lower legs or ‘Restless Leg’

Magnesium, calcium and potassium support proper muscle development and growth. Lack of these important nutrients can cause persistent discomfort in the feet, calves and back of the leg.

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~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

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5 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

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Americans get 20% less sleep today than they did 100 years ago. More stress? Probably. Less physical activity? Perhaps.

In any case, some type of insomnia will affect one in three of us. And women, you’re up to twice as likely to experience sleeplessness as men.

But don’t take this news lying down (staring at the ceiling). Here are 5 tips to do your part to make every night a restful night and sleep like a baby!

1. Time

Allow yourself some time to wind down each evening. Bustling around, trying to get a few more things done before you go to bed is counter-productive to good sleep. Even social networking before bed can stimulate the brain, making it hard to truly relax when your head hits the pillow.

2. Environment

Some people can sleep anywhere. Most of us can’t. Creating a sleep-friendly environment might include defusing the amount of light in your bedroom, having a comfortable room temperature and the amount of noise reaching your ears. Consider black-out curtains, earplugs, turning on a fan, listening to mellow music, and other changes that might make your sleep room a better place for real rest. Having a TV and/or too many electronics in your bedroom can also keep you awake and interfere with a good night’s sleep.

3. Create a Routine

Doing the same thing every night can help train your body that it’s time for sleep. Drink a cup of a herbal, non-caffeine tea, brush your teeth, read for 10 minutes, listen to relaxing music, etc. Whatever your routine should be, stick with it for at least two weeks and see if sleep is less elusive. Note: Exercising too close to bedtime can stimulate the mind, making sleep much more difficult for some people.

4. Get Comfortable

Don’t underestimate the importance of a good mattress and/or pillow. Before you buy a new mattress, do some research. Talk to friends, check out blogs and ask about doing a 30-day test-run to see if you like it. Nowadays you can choose from air, gel, water, and good old springs and foam. People are quite different and so are mattresses!

5. Supplements for Sleep

Herbs and supplements for sleep can play an important role in getting proper rest. The herbs and supplements that I am going to recommend is from Nature’s Sunshine, of course!

  • Valerian root  has been used for over a thousand years to help people sleep. It helps relax the central nervous system, promotes feelings of calm and can help decrease anxiety or stress. And unlike some sleep aids, it does NOT leave you feeling groggy.
  • Hops flowers  have nervine properties and promote restful sleep.
  • Passionflower  can help relax tense muscles and soothe frayed nerves.
  • Lavender  is the most popular essential oil for relaxation and encouraging sleep. Diffuse lavender in your bedroom or spray a mist of it onto sheets and pillows before bed.
  • Melatonin  is a hormone naturally present in the brain. It can help restore the body’s natural sleep rhythm and may help you feel more alert and rested when you awake. Our bodies make less melatonin as we age. NOTE: Melatonin should not be taken during the day; it may cause drowsiness. It is not recommended for use by children, teenagers or pregnant or lactating women. Do not take this product when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

 

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

Independent Distributor and Manager for Nature’s Sunshine Products

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A Powerful Tool for Alignment

 

 

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Just recently my eldest son had came home for doctor/healer mom to help him recover from a ruptured ear drum and bronchitis! During his two week stay, we covered many healing techniques, and this was one of them. These two products mentioned are Nature’s Sunshine Products. (NSP)

When you feel off balanced physically you can get an adjustment from a trusted chiropractor, and/or try this great technique and tool using the Core Essential Oil and Tei-Fu Massage Lotion. This technique has a tremendous balancing result and is an amazing healer of a lot of things including the spine.

I learned this in an NSP RevOILution presentation and this was mentioned again in the NSP Essential Oil Certification Class that I recently attended.

~ Have client lay on their tummy.

~ Put 10-15 drops of Core EO (essential oil) down the spine. Gently and lightly rub it in. The oil will absorb nicely into the skin. You don’t need to use a Carrier Oil unless the client is sensitive to the Core EO. If so, put several drops on top of the Core EO and along the spine.

~ Next, rub the Tei-Fu Massage Lotion gently* down the spine. The Tei-Fu Massage Lotion drives the Core EO deeper within the body on a cellular level.

~ After the Tei-Fu Massage Lotion has been absorbed and soaked in, then cover the back with a warm/ hot damp towel or cloth, followed by applying a dry towel/cloth over the damp one.

~ Have the client continue to lay there and relax for 30 minutes.

*When dealing with the spine, be gentle. Don’t press down hard or be too rough with the pressure of rubbing in the essential oil and lotion. Use a gentle feathering technique to spread out the oil and lotion as it absorbs into the skin.

 

 

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~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

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What is a Carrier Oil?

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A carrier oil is a vegetable oil derived from the fatty portion of a plant, usually the seed, nut or kernels. Carrier oils on their own have different therapeutic properties and are used to dilute essential oils before they are applied to the skin. A carrier oil will also help “carry” the essential oil into the skin.

 

Why Use a Carrier Oil?

Since essential oils should evaporate, it’s best to dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil before applying it to your skin. By doing this, you are getting more essential oil into your skin which means you need LESS essential oil! Plus the therapeutic properties of the essential oil will ONLY be strengthened by the carrier oil. Another reason you need to dilute essential oils is because they are strong and should be used with care.

Choosing a Carrier Oil:

Cold-pressed from the almond kernel, Sweet Almond Oil contains oleic acid, essential unsaturated fatty acids, sterolins and even vitamin E. This oil is an excellent emollient which softens and reconditions the skin, making it ideal for massage, oil cleansing or adding to your bath.

Grapeseed carrier oil is a versatile oil containing numerous essential fatty acids and is perfect for soothing away dryness and irritation. Grapeseed is non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and is suitable for all skin types. It is the preferred carrier oil for many massage therapists because of its light, satin-like finish. It also has some astringent qualities and is good for oily skin.

Fractionated Coconut Oil is a fraction of the coconut oil from which almost all the long chain triglycerides are removed, thus leaving mainly the medium-chain triglycerides and making it an absolutely saturated oil. This process refines, clarifies, and deodorizes the oil. Fractionated Coconut Oil is extremely resistant to rancidity and has a long shelf life.

Organic Sunflower carrier oil has high amounts of Vitamins A, B, D and E, minerals, and has beneficial amounts of lecithin and unsaturated fatty acids. Sunflower Oil is a wonderful skin softener and conditioner. Sunflower is a versatile cost-effective carrier oil that has applications in both massage and aromatherapy.

GMO-free golden Jojoba is a great carrier “oil”, but Jojoba is not actually an oil but a liquid wax. It’s unique in that it closely resembles the natural sebum (oil) of our own skin and is rich in vitamin E. making this one an excellent cleansing oil. Because of its extended shelf life, Jojoba carrier oil can be added to other carrier oils in order to extend their shelf life.

And last, but not least, Nature’s Sunshine’s Carrier Oil.

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Use as a base for any of our essential oils for massage and other topical applications.
  ~  Unscented
  ~ Non-greasy
Nature’s Sunshine Products Carrier Oil blend is a silky smooth blend of oils that goes on light and absorbs easily. Because it is naturally unscented, our Carrier Oil is the perfect medium to help the aroma of our essential oils shine through.
Features: Sunflower, Safflower, Grape seed, Olive, Vitamin E
Ingredients:
100% pure oils of Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed, Carthamus tincturius (Safflower) seed, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil and Tocopherol (Natural vitamin E).
Recommended Use:
Use alone or as a carrier for topical application of Nature’s Sunshine Authentic Oils. Dilute 7-15 drops of essential oil per tablespoon of carrier. Keep out of reach of children. For best results, store in a cool, dark place.
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Many Blessings,
~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman
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