Nails & Internal Health
Our entire outward appearance can be a good indication of what is going on internally with your health. Your hair, skin and nails, are like flowers. How they 'bloom' depends on the growing and nourishing environment they are in. If internally you are not healthy, your 'flowers' aka nails, won't flourish as well as they would if you were healthy.
Healthy nails should be smooth, with consistent colouring and grow at an even rate. Nail abnormalities are common, and most issues can be treated very easily with he right diet, lifestyle changes & supplements.
Here are some common nail signs and their potential meanings;
Brittle nails that split easily may be a sign of fatty acid, protein, Vitamin A, iron or calcium deficiency.
White flecks / lines Zinc or Vitamin B6 deficiency
Dry Nails B12 deficiency
Split nails or nails that split very easily may be caused by hydrochloric acid deficiency in the stomach
White Bands across the nails, orange nails, may be caused by a dietary protein, Vitamin C or Folic Acid deficiency
Pale nails may occur due to iron deficiency, or protein deficiencies seen in anaemia, kidney or liver disorders.
TOP NAIL NOURISHING NUTRIENTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Zinc - Grass fed met, seafood, chicken, eggs, pepitas, sunflower seeds, nuts, raw cacao & tahini.
Omega-3 fats / essential fatty acids - Oily fish, flax & chia seeds, walnuts, avocados, evening primrose oil, wheatgerm oil & dark leafy vegetables
Silica - Oats, bananas, leeks, green beans, brown rice, strawberries, asparagus, onions, celery, cucumber, slippery elm powder & rhubarb.
Iron - red meat, fish, lentils, eggs & green leafy vegetables.
Protein - Nuts, seeds, red meat, fish, organic chicken & eggs, yoghurt, legumes.
B Vitamins - Legumes, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, red meat, fish, dairy & eggs
Sulphur - Egg yolks, poultry, grass fed meat, fish, garlic, onion & brassica vegetables.
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