Did you know that your fingernails symptomatically reflect your internal health and the body’s state of health and wellness – or lack thereof?
In fact, healthy nail beds should be pink, which is an indication of a normal blood supply and strong circulation. Abnormalities in the nails, or nails that chip, peel, crack or break easily can be a sign of nutritional deficiencies or health problems.
These nutritional deficiencies can reflect in the nails:
Hangnails and White bands across the nails indicate a lack of protein, vitamin C and folic acid.
Dry and brittle nails indicate a lack of vitamin A and calcium.
Soft nails with horizontal or vertical ridges indicate a lack of calcium and magnesium, as well as the B vitamins.
Extra dry, darkened and rounded nail ends indicate a lack of vitamin B12.
Concave shape, and/or vertical ridges indicate Iron deficiency
White spots on the nails indicate a deficiency in zinc.
Fungus indicates a lack of sufficient “good” bacteria (lactobacilli) .
Split nails show a lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid
Additionally, changes in the nails can reflect some health problems in the body such as
Bumps on the surface of the nail can be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis.
Cuts and cracks in the nails reflect dehydration.
Nails detached from the nail bed is a sign of a thyroid disorder.
Vertical ridges show poor overall health, and and/or iron deficiency.
Horizontal ridges show some infection or disease.
Thick toenails can indicate a fungal infection.
If you would like to improve the health of your nails be sure to eat a diet rich in lots of vegetables and fruits to increase the supply of vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
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