View Full Version : bruised correlated with a deficiency in something?
08-30-2008, 08:08 PM
since going 100 percent raw, i (& my mother) have noticed a crop of phantom bruises on my legs. i have no idea how i got them, they're just there. & an ample amount of them. i've always bruised kind of easily, but over the past month or so i've been bruising out of control.
does anyone have any insight if raw has anything to do with this?
am i lacking certain nutrients? if so, from what raw foods should i get said nutrients?
is there some kind of oil, like coconut, i could rub on my skin that might help with such blemishes?
(i inserted a picture, though i'm not sure if you'll be able to see the bruises as well as i can. to me, they're absurd.)
08-30-2008, 08:30 PM
I know that people who are low in vitamin C bruise easily, and the bruises take a long time to go away. It doesn't make much sense, though, that a person who eats raw fruits and vegetables does not get enough vitamin C, unless you live on jalapeno burgers and chocolate pudding? I wonder, if it might also have to do with detoxing?
I would try rubbing coconut oil on the legs in any case, I understand it's great for the skin. :)
08-30-2008, 10:49 PM
I know that certain medications like Coumadin or warfarin can cause the bruising, but I doubt that you would be on those types of medications. Also, I may be mistaken, but I have heard that a vitamin K deficiency can cause easy bruising because of a lack of ability for the blood to clot.
08-31-2008, 12:11 AM
Like mamabear said, it could be a deficiency in vitamin k but it could also be caused by a lack of B12 and overall B vitamins.
08-31-2008, 01:22 PM
I'm pretty sure that means you might just be anemic. My mother is and she found out because she was bruising easily & went to get checked out.
Whats happening is your blood is thin and isn't clotting as quickly as it should so any little knick will bleed longer under the skin than normal and cause a bruise.
It's caused by an Iron deficiency so if you aren't already doing it, start adding big bunches of spinach & or beets to your smoothies/meals.
If you are already eating a ton of dark leafy greens and don't think its an iron deficiency then you might want to go get checked out.
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