Although women are constantly trying to make their nails look good, they only care about the looks and not about the actual health of the nails. Lisa Petty, a popular writer and author of Living Beauty (Fitzhenry and Whiteside) 2005, says that when the body is not treated well, the nails are the one that suffers the most.
She says that the nails are actually a mirror to the health problems in our body.
It is enough to just take a look at one’s nails, and detect the health problem that this person is suffering from. For example, brittle, yellow or ridged nails often indicate nutritional deficiencies and health problems such as anemia or thyroid disease.
Nails should be translucent and reflect the pink color of the blood flowing through the veins beneath it. They are smooth and pretty strong. If their looks change, it means that you should make certain changes in your lifestyle to improve their health, as well as your overall health.
7 most common nail conditions and how to treat them:
- White spots
White spots appear on the nails because of zinc deficiency in the body. Eat more pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, peas and red meat.
- Soft nails with curl upward
These types of nails are a result of iron deficiency. You need to take 325mg of iron sulfate 3 times a day.
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