Pale lips, nail beds, tongue, complexion
Dry skin, hair, nails
Fatigue, coldness, dizziness, poor memory, difficulty focusing
Tinnitus, anemia, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, migraines
Palpitations, blurred vision, numbness,
Hair loss, easily injured tendons, cramps/spasm, brittle nails,
Scanty periods, infertility
Poor nutrition, restrictive diets, poor eating habits
Poor absorption of nutrients from the food you eat
Blood Loss (GI bleeding, heavy periods, surgery or medical procedure, childbirth)
Excess alcohol/drug use
Overwork – physical/mental
Enhance absorption of nutrients from food by healing your digestive system: drink bone broth, get acupuncture, avoid foods and drinks that cause trouble.
Get 8-9 hours of sleep each night: employ good sleep hygiene.
Increase consumption of essential nutrients: iron, folic acid, B12, protein, copper, and Vitamin C.
Eat your meals in a mindful way: eat slowly, chew well, in a calm environment, away from your desk/TV.
Seek variety and balance in your diet.
Go out into nature.
Rest when needed, say no, ask for help.
Participate in relaxing activities: meditation, restorative yoga, Taichi, reading, art/crafting, journaling, walking.
Seek counselling if there are unresolved emotional issues
Seek work-life balance.
Foods To Include
Leafy greens (cooked) – kale, Swiss chard, spinach, bok choy, collard greens
Foods to Avoid
Deep fried food
‘Healing with Whole Foods‘ by Paul Pitchford