You are probably familiar with the saying “Our eyes are the window to our soul”, but were you aware that our nails are essentially doors to our bodies? Lisa Petty, a Canadian nutritionist and aging expert, as well as the author of the 2005 book, Living Beauty (Fitzhenry and Whiteside) wrote, “Nails endure the most when we don’t treat our body well.
At the point when supplements go into our bodies, the skin, hair, and nails get them last. So a nail issue can flag an issue in our bodies.”
Your nails are much more than a cosmetic issue. Yellow, brittle, or ridged fingernails and toenails often indicate health problems and/ or nutritional deficiencies, such as thyroid disease or anemia. Made of keratin protein, fingernails and toenails make certain our nail beds, or the exceptionally touchy piece of skin at the end of our fingers and toes, are protected.
The nail is shaped by nail grids, or collections of veins, nerves, and lymph vessels.
While nails vary in shape due to genetics, everyone’s nails share some of the same qualities. This includes the fact that they are translucent (the pink coloring is the result of the tiny veins beneath the nail plate), feel smooth, and are not particularly fragile.
Unfortunately, when our nails are unable to get enough supplements, they can become stained, hard, or just plain ugly.
Fortunately, it is pretty easy to clear up most nail problems by making changes in your diet, taking supplements and vitamins, and supporting them.
7 Common Nail Conditions
Now, let’s look at 7 of the most common nail conditions, as well as how to treat them.
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