Your Body of “Clues”

Your Body of “Clues”

Eyes and Eyebrows

Bulging Eyes: A sign of overactive thyroid.

Yellow Eyes: If the whites of your eyes appear yellow, it can be a sign of liver disease or gallbladder trouble.

Yellow Bumps on inner corners or Eyes: These could be fatty deposits, which may signal high cholesterol.

Shortening Eyebrows: If you’re losing hairs from the outer corners of your eyebrows, you might have low thyroid hormone.



Swollen Neck Thyroid Glands called “Goiters” (below your Chin): Most common in women over 40, which causes excessive weight gain (as Oprah has stated she was diagnosed after years of weight challenges). Most of the over 12,000,000 people who have a swollen neck thyroid gland “goiters” do not even know it.


Sudden Hair Loss: Too much stress.

Dry and Brittle Hair: Could signal a thyroid problem, iron deficiency or even malnutrition. View Iron here.

Premature Grey Hair: You might be deficient in vitamin B12. Vitamin B-12 deficiency ultimately leads to anemia. If the vitamin B12 deficiency is from a lack of intrinsic factor, it’s called pernicious anemia. Pernicious means “deadly.” 

Intrinsic factor is a protein secreted by the stomach that joins vitamin B12 in the stomach and escorts it through the small intestine to be absorbed by your bloodstream. Without intrinsic factor, vitamin B12 can’t be absorbed and leaves your body as waste.

Lack of intrinsic factor may be due to an autoimmune reaction, in which your immune system mistakenly attacks the stomach cells that produce it. Lack of intrinsic factor was often fatal before the availability of vitamin B12 shots.

Because vitamin B12 is stored in large amounts in your liver, it may take several years before signs of deficiency appear. If concerned ask your doctor to run vitamin B12 blood tests.

Vitamin B12 1000 Drops are a great tasting, high-dose vitamin B12 product. Each berry-flavored lozenge contains 5000 mcg methylcobalamin, the activated form of vitamin B12. They are designed to deliver B12 through the mucous membranes in order to bypass the need for intrinsic factor.



Diagonal-crease in Earlobe: A study by the National Institutes of Health found that this is linked to an increased risk of heart attack, as it may signal blocked circulation throughout your body. If you notice this sign, contact your doctor for a heart health checkup.



Yellow or greenish color to your nails; thickening of the nail; slowed nail growth; a lack of a cuticle or the nail may detach partially from the nail bed: This condition often signals a respiratory disease.

Pitting: The small depressions on the nail could be a sign of psoriasis, chronic dermatitis of your fingers, or alopecia areata.

Clubbing: This condition describes when the nails curve around your fingertips, which are usually enlarged. It’s caused by low oxygen levels in the blood and may indicate lung disease.

Spoon Nails: If your nails look scooped out, like a spoon, it could be a sign of iron-deficiency anemia. View Iron here.

Opaque with a dark band at the tip (aka “Terry’s Nails”): This can be due to aging or a more serious illness including cancer, congestive heart failure, diabetes or liver disease.

Horizontal indentations (aka “Beau’s Lines”): These horizontal indentations across your nails could be a sign of malnutrition. They also may appear after a serious injury or illness like a heart attack interrupts the growth of your nail.

Nail Separating From Nail Bed: When your nail becomes loose and separates from the nail bed, it could be related to injury, thyroid disease, fungal disease, drug reactions, reactions to acrylic nails, or nail hardeners or psoriasis.

Brown or Black Colored Streak: This could be a sign of a melanoma under the nail. Visit your doctor to have it checked out as soon as possible.

Vertical Nail Ridges: These are fairly common and may worsen with age. They do not signal any serious underlying disease.

White, Crumbly Nails: This is often due to a fungal infection.

Small White Spots: These are very common and usually recurring. They’re caused by injury to the base of the nail and are not a cause of concern. The spots will grow out as your nail grows.