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How your nails reflect your health

Did you know, you can tell a lot about a person’s health just by looking at their finger or toenails?

Brittle, cracked or ridged nails are a big giveaway that there’s something wrong with your digestive system.


Now, you may wonder how on earth your nails and your health are connected. But here’s why it’s such an accurate giveaway.

Paul Chek – one of my earliest mentors – explained to me when folk aren’t digesting food properly, they can’t pull in adequate protein and minerals to use as building blocks for nail development.

Because of this, nails become brittle, crack easily and may also have ridges.

But here’s the worrying part: if your body can’t make nails properly, what about all the other working parts, some of which are way more important?

Poor quality nails (and this includes skin and hair) is a really accurate reflection of nutritional depletion, due to inadequate diet and poor digestion.

Obviously, nutritional depletion causes many more symptoms than just “bad nails”.

So how do you get ‘nutritional depletion’ through poor digestion?

H. pylori, parasites, yeast and fungal overgrowth and other nasty invaders set the scene to deplete your digestive juices, damage your gut and starve your body of its bricks and mortar.

Fungal toenails and fingernails are also telltale signs you have a yeast and fungal overgrowth in your digestive system (I had fungal toenails for a while, and my lab results showed I had a pretty strong fungal overgrowth at the time).

Remember, if your nails aren’t of high quality, not much else will be either.

But it’s relatively easy to fix – you just eat more nutritious foods, remove the bad bugs, patch up the gut and allow your body to do the rest.

It sounds a simple fix. And it is. But it’s not easy. It all starts with a stool test. It’s the only way you’ll know exactly what is going on inside you. And what’s you know this, you can get to work on removing the problem.

It’s an effective approach because it deals with the cause, not the symptoms.

Oddly, perhaps the biggest issue with this approach is the stool test itself. But it’s nothing to worry about:

  • It’s done in the privacy of your own home
  • You just send a sample off in the packaging provided
  • The results are emailed to you
  • And if the test comes back blank, you get a full refund.

As you’ve probably read before, a stool test transformed my life after four years of battling with ill health.

Of course, I’m biased, but my advice is to take one. Don’t do what I did – take one sooner rather than later.

You can find out more about stool tests, or arrange one, here.