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10 Ways Your Body Is Telling You You’re Running Low on Key Vitamins

Reader's Digest Logo By Jessica Migala of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 10: Possible deficiency: Fatty acidsIf you notice that you've got flakes raining down after you scratch your head, you automatically think dandruff. (These are 5 sneaky reasons you might have dandruff.) But it may also be because you're not getting enough healthful fatty acids in your diet. 'Essential fatty acids, like omega 3s, are a lubricant for our body,' explains Staci Small, RD, of The Wellness Philosophy in Greenwood, Indiana. Without it, you'll go dry. Make sure to eat two fish meals per week to get in omega 3s. Other fatty acids, like alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), are also important. Find these in walnuts and flaxseeds.

Flakey scalp

Your body gives you a lot of information, including what's going on inside that you may not be able to see. The key is to pay attention to symptoms—sometimes sneaky ones—so you can get the nutrients you need to feel great again.

Possible deficiency: Fatty acids

If you notice that you've got flakes raining down after you scratch your head, you automatically think dandruff. (These are 5 sneaky reasons you might have dandruff.) But it may also be because you're not getting enough healthful fatty acids in your diet. 'Essential fatty acids, like omega 3s, are a lubricant for our body,' explains Staci Small, RD, of The Wellness Philosophy in Greenwood, Indiana. Without it, you'll go dry. Make sure to eat two fish meals per week to get in omega 3s. Other fatty acids, like alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), are also important. Find these in walnuts and flaxseeds.
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