17 Oct 2013

POKE OUT YOUR TONGUE AND CHECK YOUR NAILS

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POKE OUT YOUR TONGUE AND CHECK YOUR  NAILS

You tongue and nails can help reveal what is going on in your body.

Can help reveal nutritional deficiencies.

TONGUE

  • Midline crack in the tongue – B3, low stomach acid
  • Geographic tongue – B3, folate, B12, zinc
  • Cracked, split tongue –  calcium
  • Pale, fissured tongue – iron
  • Sore tongue – B6, B12, iron
  • Sore, painful, fissured tongue – B3
  • Sore, burning tongue and peeling of lips – B2
  • Painful, smooth tongue with smooth appearance – folic acid
  • Swollen tongue with teeth indentations – food intolerance
  • White, furry tongue – poor digestion, possibly candida
  • Cracked lips –B1,  B2
  • Cracking in the corner of the mouth – B2, B6, B12, iron
  • Yellow, slimy tongue – low oxygen

 NAILS

  • General bitten nails – mineral deficiency
  • White spots on nails –zinc, calcium
  • Nails ridging – zinc, silica, iron, calcium, poor circulation.
  • Nails brittle – zinc, silica, calcium, sulphur, essential fatty acids, hypothyroidism, low stomach acid.
  • Nails split, peeling cracked – essential fatty acids, biotin, low stomach acid, hypothyroidism.
  • Nails soft – calcium,  magnesium
  • Spooning – iron
  • Hollow pitting spots – iron, psoriasis.
  • A strong indent across the nail can indicate a serious illness or period of ill health.
  • White nails can indicate liver disease
  • Half pink-half white nails can indicate kidney disease
  • Nail bed can appear red in heart conditions
  • Yellow or green tinge can result from nails growing more slowly and can be related to a respiratory disease such as bronchitis.
  • Nails that curl over the fingertip, called clubbing is a result of low oxygen levels and can indicate a lung disease or heart disease.
  • A blue area around the lunula (the white half-moon at the base of the nail) can indicate poor circulation.
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