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.
- 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
- 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.