Just learned something new this morning.
"Peace" is mentioned 429 times in the Old King James version of the Bible. The more modernized the version, the less often it is mentioned. The newest versions of the Bible only include the word "peace" around 230 times.
I see a correlation here.
There’s Fungus Amongst Us! Nail fungus is one of the most common “n’ail-ments” among us in terms of overall population…. So check your fingers AND your toes for this bad boy. It is an important feature to note because it is indicative of a systemic fungal infection that needs to be addressed on the nutritional level (ie: root cause). As you will recall, it takes a solid 6 months to out grow a funky nail situation…… so anything you do to “fix the problem” will need to become a habit. Some simple suggestions might include increasing healthy fermented food to a diet ( sugared up grocery store yogurt is not what we’re talking here), restricting intake of refined carbs and sugars, and adding in a great probiotic (Life 9 immediately comes to mind!). Please note that as you are making your inner world “inhospitable to fungus” dieoff occurs, and you may feel that happen in the way of gas, bloating, belching, or even acne and/or other skin breakouts. Stick with it!
In terms of creating a local “inhospitable environment”, I might suggest FAITHFULLY applying Young Living's Tea Tree and/or Eucalyptus essential oil twice a day to the nail and cuticle. Falling off the wagon will not hold in your favor if you treat this as a “come and go” action. Fungus is relentless and I find that only the faithful are successful. (PS: even prescription drugs require months to years of use when fighting fungus, and the liver often pays a high price for this type of chemical assault).
Koilonychia is commonly known as “spoon” nails for their scoop-like appearance. Spoon shaped nails are associated with blood iron disorders on both end of the spectrum (anemia or hemochromatosis… too much iron). Pair this up with another health clue…… consume beets or beet juice and then check your urine and see if it is tinted red. This clue, called “beeturia” is another sign of possible iron deficiency or hemochromatosis.
NOW…. this part is very important. One of the reasons we LOVE Young Living Super C Chewables is this: it is a “whole food” powder Vitamin C complex, not simply Ascorbic Acid (what is passed off cheaply as Vitamin C). Ascorbic Acid (I’m gonna call it “fake C” because truly, that’s what it is) increases the body’s ability to absorb iron in the intestines and can contribute to iron overload…. Not a good thing! We tend to believe that iron deficiency is the bigger problem, but the reality is that TOO MUCH iron is an epidemic in our country because of iron fortified processed foods. The body only needs 1mg of iron a day (in most cases) to replace what it loses daily in stools, urine, and sweating. For point of reference, one cup of glyphosate laden Cheerios has 17mg of iron per cup…. But I digress!
Back to Super C! Whole Vitamin C complex (like we get with Super C chewables) DOESN’T do what Ascorbic Acid does. God’s design is perfect and whole Vitamin C complex …… like what you get with Super C chewables …. ASSISTS in hemoglobin’s function of carrying iron in the blood. So, my suggestion as a pharmacist would be this: if someone is concerned that they may be anemic, focus on the vitamin C source first (instead of dumping iron into the body) AND in the meantime, get quality blood work to confirm that you are indeed anemic.
(PS: the body also needs the trace mineral copper to help the body utilize iron. No surprise, our super hero drink NingXia Red contains this trace mineral as do the YL dried wolfberries that are delicious to snack upon!)
Pitting of nails is interesting to me as I have seen it (as a farmgirl and amateur farrier) on some horse's hooves. Horse people have a valid saying…. No hoof, no horse.... an astute horse owner looks at hooves just the way you are now learning to look at your nails!
This nail anomaly manifests itself as small dents or pits on the surface of the nail plate (not to be confused with the ridges we talked about in part II). Pitting may be associated with alopecia, psoriasis, and other connective tissue disorders. Essentially all of these are related to inflammation within the body. Key components to decreasing inflammation within the body are to eliminate foods and toxic chemicals which promote inflammation (gluten, processed foods, processed carbs and refined sugars immediately come to mind), and then to give the body the tools it needs so it can begin the supportive repair process. Omega 3’s ( OmegaGize3 comes to mind if your diet is not high in these), Vitamin D (Super D) and adequate sulfur (SulfurZyme) for supporting the health of connective tissue are quick and easy starter steps.
I probably have one more week on fingernails and then we’ll move on to another part of the body!
Hugs and love friends~ liz
(give me a shout if OmegGize, SulfurZyme, Super C and others are foreign words to you and I can walk you thru how to access them)
The beauty of life is this..... wonderful things happen regardless of chaos or calm. Meet Justice. A curious thing about this little guy..... we had just about decided that his mama was sterile and we were going to have to let her go. 3 months ago I noticed that she appeared to be preggo, but I didn't want to hold out too much hope since she's kinda "big boned " and has shown false signs before. Rosie continued to show small signs that got bigger and more obvious, so I knew we had turned a corner with her... and goodness was surely coming. Last night I knew we were less than 24hrs from go time.
Justice was delivered early this morning.❤
Keep the faith friends. Sometimes when you are ready to bail out, that's when God shows up.
Have a beautiful day!
Our hands hold so many clues! If you missed part I (deciphering the lunula), you can find it here: http://www.goodmedicine.info/blog/health-clues-you-can-use-1://
….. Now let’s move on to the whole fingernail. Today I’ll be covering a few more clues you can use to help “nail” down healthy habits and reverse possible deficiencies that ultimately will contribute to dis-ease.
What do healthy nails look like?
*When you are examining your nails, they need to be free from all fingernail polish. Because the nail bed is loaded with capillaries (tiny blood vessels) and fingernails grow relatively quickly, the ends of our fingers often can tip off on an early warning health concern. Nails are a snapshot of a person’s health over the previous 6 months…. So too, slow and steady wins the race when you are looking to repair or support what’s amiss.
👍A healthy nail will have a transparent pink color and should be slightly shiny, smooth, and with a slightly (side to side) arched shape. Hardness of your nails comes from the presence of adequate sulfur needed for healthy keratin production (This is why we can thank YL’s Sulfurzyme... if you have been taking this supplement….. and have noticed stronger nails and hair).
*White Spots on nails: poor zinc load or excess refined sugar load
This is technically known as leukonychia and indicative of two things: a zinc “inadequacy” and/or an excess consumption of refined sugars.
Zinc inadequacy is often common in people over the age of 60, but anyone can be susceptible!
Other signs of a possible deficiency include thinning hair, acne, slow healing wounds, worsening vision, worsening hearing or ringing in the ears, and an impaired immune system. Interestingly, food doesn’t taste or smell much when you are zinc compromised (Does that sound familiar given the 2020 virus?... one of the key natural preventatives to the ‘rona is making sure you are getting adequate zinc in your diet!)
How do you know if your problem is excess sugar or a zinc deficiency? Do an honest assessment of your eating habits. Common foods high in zinc include: pumpkin seeds, grass fed beef, chickpeas, lentils, cocoa powder, cashews, yogurt or kefir, mushrooms, spinach, avocados, and chicken. If these are regular staples to your diet and refined sugar is kept to a minimum then I’ll bet your nails are free from white spots!
What are some YL supplements that contain zinc? Hint: one of them is red!
*Longitudinal Ridges: essential fatty acid deficiency
EFA’s are necessary for healthy skin, hair, heart, thyroid, prostate, brain, joints and nails! In addition essential fatty acid deficiency has been found to play a key role in inflammation, depression, and cognitive decline (including Alzheimer’s Disease).
Other signs of a possible EFA deficiency are dry scaly skin, a dry mouth, cracked fingertips or cracked heels (also a sign of a possible thyroid deficiency).
Common foods high in EFA’s include flaxseed, chia seeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, “fatty fish” and fish oil, and brussel sprouts.
Which Young Living supplements might longitudinal ridges be telling you your body is craving if you don’t tend to each the above foods regularly? I can think of two: OmegaGize3 and MindWise.
*Clubbing: low oxygen in the blood
Clubbed fingernails curve downward at the tip of the finger. It is associated with conditions including lung, liver, or heart disease and both celiac and inflammatory bowel disease all of which, in their own way, affect oxygenation of blood. Clubbed fingers can be “tested” at home by using a simple visual test called “Schamroth’s Sign” (details easily found with a quick internet search). Clubbing is also a possible clue for anemia. These all have the potential to be fairly serious in nature, and I would suggest reaching out to your favorite health professional if your fingernails (AND) other clues are tipping you off to something amiss that has not yet been “officially” diagnosed. I have seen many many clubbed fingernails in my pharmacist days and it's a clue worth taking note of.
A healthy YL drinkable supplement that supports oxygenation of the blood immediately comes to mind. I’ve yet to meet anyone who wouldn’t benefit from daily NingXia Red!
The rest of the fingernail clues will have to wait until Part III!
www.goodmedicine.info (message me if you have no idea what Sulfurzyme, NingXia Red, OmegaGize3 or MindWise is, and would like to learn more!)
Where are my fellow inquisitive truth seeking friends? This should be excellent!
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Hey friends! The labwork analysis company I am affiliated with is offering a discounted package called the "New Year's Resolution Panel" for the next 4 days only, with several weeks window to use the package once you purchase it. The package is an excellent deal for the amount of information you'll get back about your current health status. Normally the price for all of the tests listed below is $479, but it is currently discounted at $379.
Here's what's included.... health data in 6 categories of overall health: 👇
1. Inflammation ( hs-CRP and Serum Ferritin)
2. Metabolism (fasting glucose and HbA1c)
4. Hormones (specifically expanded thyroid panel and AM cortisol)
5. Nutrients (Vitamin D, Iron and TIBC, and Vit B12).... knowing your D levels is esp important right now as it's much harder to contract covid if your D levels are "high normal". Knowing these numbers will allow you to supplement properly.
6. Core Tests (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel and Complete Blood Count)
* The labwork is ordered online (just like you would order anything else on line. Super easy!). You will get your labwork orders emailed to you, and then you will take the orders to your local Quest Diagnostics and they will draw your blood. The results will be emailed directly to you.
* This can be done without seeing a doctor in all states with the exception of: New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Arizona.
As an added bonus, I would be happy to evaluate your labwork for you if you choose to order using the link below. I do this as part of my health coaching on a very regular basis. The first 30 minute coaching call is complimentary... plenty of time to evaluate and discuss your labwork results. Please message me for details.
Although these tests would not be covered thru insurance, HSA and FSA can usually be used. I can walk you thru that process if needed. Sadly, most insurance companies won't pay for many of these tests anyway until you are already diagnosed with a dis-ease. It's very backwards.... most times dis-eases can be averted thru early recognition of sub-clinical signs and symptoms (many of which are found in labwork such as this!)... and then the dis-ease itself can be avoided!
Happy New Year friends! What's got your fire lit for 2021? It's going to be an amazing year!
In the meantime, here's the promo info for our Young Living January freebies for qualifying orders. Winter time can really do a number on our skin, and I'm thankful for all of these oils!
Why do we not treat health and wellness in the same manner that we would buy a car, a house, or even a high end appliance? * For all of those things, a savvy consumer would look at the "lemon" history of the make and model of the car, have more than one advocate help them with the quality and location of a home, or even ask for suggestions from friends and family on social media on the pros and cons of "the big purchase".
I run into so many people (both live and on social media) who truly have never explored all options (pros and cons) when it comes to optimal health and who only take the advice of the entity who has the most financial gain when their advice is followed.
Dr. Tom Reed is an MD I have followed for years. He is a purveyor of truth in Western Medicine. This very important 1 minute video shows a very real post exposure reaction of one of his patients. FluMist has been around for several years and is FDA approved. Remember too, that there is no real legal recourse for someone who becomes damaged by any va c c ine. If you or a loved one are permanently injured.... it is without recourse, the long term after effects may alter your life forever physically, emotionally, and financially.
For the record, I'm not "anti"-vax, I'm pro informed consent.
Be well, and be well informed.😘
Hey there....thanks for stopping by! This is me (Liz James)... an eclectic mixture of holistic (and organic) farmgirl meets pharmacist. It's a synergy that works well as I speak truths and dissect fact from fiction. If you're looking for healthier living options, you've come to the right place!