November 2012 Newsletter - What Your Nails May Be Telling You

Last month we looked at what your blood may be telling you.  This month we’ll look at the finger nails.  You all know I am a big fan of Standard Process supplements.  I use them for myself, my family, and my clients.  The reason is simple – they work.  I’ve published testimonials from many clients in past newsletters and my web site.  Now I have my own to add to the list.  And it has to do with finger nails.  See below for the details.

I’m getting settled in at my new office at Well Body (10040 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon) and loving it.  We offer acupuncture, massage, reiki, skin care, personal coaching, nutrition, and have just added an infrared sauna.  Feel free to stop by and say hi!  For a quick overview of our practitioners click here http://www.wellbodymequon.com

I’ll be hitting the road next month with stops in Cedar Falls, Iowa and Minneapolis.  For more details click here http://brwellness.blogspot.com/2012/05/2012-events.html

Take a Look at Your Finger Nails
Continuing education is important to me.  I often listen to recorded lectures made available through Standard Process.  I first became aware of the information concerning nails that I will share with you from one of these lectures.  Based on that information, I was concerned with what I witnessed in my own nails.  

I’ve always had cold hands and feet and could never figure out quite why.  You are probably asking what does cold hands and feet have to do with finger nails.  Here’s the answer.  If you take a look at your nails there is the white moon-shaped part at the base of the nail.  This is called the lunulae because it looks like the moon.  The general accepted theory is that healthy people have between 8 and 10 of these, at least 4 on each hand.  They should be neither too large nor too small.

To learn more about what your finger nails may be telling you click here http://brwellness.blogspot.com/2012/11/learn-from-your-nails.html

Needless to say, I was surprised to see I was sub-optimal.  I made a call to the workshop presenter to seek some advice.  There is still work to do, but in three months on his recommended supplement protocol I have progressed from five lunulae to now a seventh beginning to appear.   I’ve also noticed that my hands and feet seemed to be less cold.  An interesting observation – since I spent a lot of time looking at my finger nails. The lunulae change during the day!  As the sixth one was coming in it would be there a little, then I couldn’t see it, and then it would be back.  Now it is here to stay.

We Are What We Eat
Every now and then it is important to return to the fundamentals.  Whether we are hearing something for the first time or it is a familiar concept, each time we engage it supports our understanding.  With that in mind I am writing a series of articles to review the fundamentals of nutrition.  We will look at the big picture, then break it down into its components, and take a closer look at how our body works and how we nourish it.  

The first article in the series looks at the “big picture.”  Follow this link http://brwellness.blogspot.com/2012/10/we-are-what-we-eat.html

The Purpose of Protein
This is the second article in the series.  We begin with protein – the nutrient that builds our body.  It is also a nutrient that I believe most people under-consume.

What do proteins do in the body? Why are they so important?

Protein provides the structural basis for our body: building and repairing our muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs, glands, nails, hair, blood, hormones, neurotransmitters, cell receptor sites, antibodies, and enzymes.

For the remainder of the article click here http://brwellness.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-purpose-of-protein.html

Happy Thanksgiving

As we head into the holiday season may it be a safe and healthy one for all.  It is a challenging time to be optimally healthy.  We all tend to eat and drink more than we believe we should.  Do your best and make the best choices.  

Bernard Rosen, PhD is a Nutrition Consultant and Educator. He works with individuals, groups, and at corporations to create individualized nutrition and wellness programs. His office is in Mequon, WI. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, e-mail at bernie@brwellness.com, call (262) 389-9907 or go to www.brwellness.com.