How Fingernails Mirror your Health

Fingernails Are Truthful Records

Information from the nails can help point medical investigation into early health problems. This is possible because our fingernails grow from the same epidermal cells that give rise to our hair and skin and even though once it is grown the nail plate is “dead” in biological terms, while it is growing the nail is nurtured by active cells richly supplied with blood vessels and nerves. The nail “plate” is fed on the body’s nutrients and forms a permanent record of what went into us while the nail was forming.

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