By Dr. Michael Wald
2. Creamy white patches on the tongue and gums can be signs of thrush, or yeast.
3. Loss of hair at the outer part of the eyebrows can indicate a thyroid problem.
4. Acne on the chin and upper lip is linked to hormone imbalance. This could be an indicator of PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
5. Unexplained nosebleeds could mean that the blood is not clotting properly due to a lack of vitamin K, protein and prothrombin.
6. Pale lower eyelids could indicate a lack of iron. Droopy eyelids could indicate a muscular and nerve problem or even a stroke.
7. A yellow tinge to the whites of the eyes could be a sign of liver problems.
8. A white ring under the iris (colored part of the eye) could be a sign of high cholesterol.
9. The Institute of Cancer says that men whose index fingers are longer than their ring fingers are less likely to acquire prostate cancer.
10. Men whose index finger is shorter than the ring finger may have longer penises.
11. Bad breath could be an indicator of heart disease, tonsillitis, GI disease or cancer.
12. Skin tags may indicate diabetes.
13. Loss of sense of smell may indicate a predisposition to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
14. Small calves may indicate a hidden cardiovascular risk.
15. A diagonal earlobe crease may indicate a hidden cardiovascular risk.
16. Bulging neck, hair falling out and fatigue may indicate low thyroid.
17. Adult acne is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer.
18. A 5 o’clock shadow indicates higher testosterone levels and a lower risk of heart disease.
– Dr. Michael Wald, aka The Blood Detective, is the director of nutritional services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, located in Westchester New York. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Channel 11 PIX, Channel 12 News, CNN, The Food Network and other media outlets. Dr. Wald earned the name Blood Detective for his reputation to find problems that are often missed by other doctors. He earned an MD degree, is a doctor of chiropractic and a certified dietician-nutritionist. He is also double-board certified in nutrition. He has published over a dozen books with three additional titles due for release late 2013 including: Frankenfoods – Genetically Modified Foods: Controversies, Lies & Your Health and Gluten-A-Holic: How to Live Gluten Free and the Blood Detective’s Longevity Secrets. Dr. Wald can be reached at: www.intmedny.com or www.blooddetective.com or by calling: 914-242-8844.