What Your Nails Say About Your Health
You can tell a lot about how your body is functioning by examining your nails. Take a look. What do you see?
Here are some tell tale clues of your nails about your inner health:
May be a sign of calcium, zinc or essential fatty acid deficiencies or low stomach acid
Solution: eat broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, whole grains and seeds. Also take the herb milk thistle.
May indicate zinc deficiency
Solution: take a zinc supplement. Always take zinc with food. Eat pumpkin or sunflower seeds for their high zinc content
Cracks on the skin/Blisters on the fingertips
May indicate a zinc deficiency
Solutions: same as those of white spots
Swollen fingertips or puffy hands
May indicate a B6 deficiency
Solutions: eat foods high in B vitamins such as brown rice, avocados and beans. Drink three cups of red clover tea daily.
*Always consult your doctor before taking any herbs or supplements