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POKE OUT YOUR TONGUE AND CHECK YOUR NAILS

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.