What Your fingernails are Telling You
Wellness comes understanding and listening to what your body is telling you. One of the ways your body can talk to you is through your fingernails. Please take a moment to observe your nails and see how your body is doing. Often these self-tests can save you a lot of time and money. Literally wellness is at the tip of your fingers.
Any change in the look, shape, or color of our fingernails can indicate a disorder or a disease somewhere in our body. Look at your nails then read on. If you see something strange or different with your nails start researching. This could be a piece of your wellness puzzle.
Various issues your fingernails can tell you.
 National Institutes of Health (2015). Clubbing of the fingers or toes. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003282.htm
 "New Health Guide." White Spots on Nails. (2014) http://www.newhealthguide.org/White-Spots-On-Nails.html
 National Institutes of Health (2015). Capillary nail refill test. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003394.htm
 "Brittle Nails: Check Your Symptoms and Signs." Brittle Nails: Check Your Symptoms and Signs. (2015) http://www.medicinenet.com/brittle_nails/symptoms.htm
 National Institutes of Health (2015). Nail abnormalities. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003247.htm
 "Pictures of What Your Nails Say About Your Health: Ridges, Spots, Lines, Bumps, and More." WebMD. (2014) http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-nails-and-health
 National Institutes of Health (2015). Fungal nail infection. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001330.htm
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By: Candace Ray
Candace Ray, mom, Lyme advocate, healthy living motivator who just wants to have fun and enjoy what life has to offer!