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Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies
Dr. Mercola puts together another great article on the signs of nutritional deficiencies. We use the same type of protocol to identify nutritional deficiencies in our cattle: we watch for signs. In livestock, however, it gets complicated because there is no verbal communication. Most of our observations are anecdotal, and if we make a mistake we may suffer a financial setback. In humans, it is much more serious. That is why it is imperative to seek advice from a healthcare professional (i.e. dietitian) if you are having severe symptoms. For improving overall health, though, there are many things you can do yourself. Sometimes complex issues can be related to something as simple as dehydration, like fatigue, headaches, constipation, and muscle cramps. Knowing what to look for can be a challenge. Supplementation may be necessary to clear up more severe deficiencies. However, eating right can prevent many deficiencies and promote better overall health. Leave the white sugar, white flour and white rice behind and start eating nutrient dense foods like grass-fed meats and dairy, and farm-fresh eggs. And don`t forget your organ meats like liver and heart. There is a reason your Grandparents cooked organ meats on a routine basis. They are packed with vitamins and minerals that you just can`t get from our modern diet. Full article

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