COULD YOUR NAILS BE TELLING YOU SOMETHING?
Like the skin, our nails paint a picture of internal health. Texture, colour, shape, strength and uniformity can all give clues as to vital function.
Whereas pale or blue-tinged nail beds can hint at anaemia and circulatory and/or respiratory issues:
brittle nails may indicate lack of fatty acids, protein, vitamin A, iron or calcium
white spots can arise through zinc or vitamin B6 deficiency
dry or flaky nails can result from insufficient B12 and/or essential fatty acids
splitting nails can reflect hydrochloric acid deficiency and impaired absorption of nutrients
nails that curve downwards and flare can be due to respiratory concerns
vertical nail ridges may occur from digestive issues and subsequent malabsorption of nutrients
If you suspect your nails are telling you something, take a sec to listen to what they are saying and explore a little deeper.
Thanks to @fionatucknutrition for the info!
If any of these symptoms speak to you, consider visiting your GP and/or dietician, or book in for a chat with an @aescendaesthetics artisan to put you onto someone who can give you professional advice.