December 2012 Newsletter - Happy Holidays and More on Your Nails

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!!  Hard to believe another year has almost passed.  The Holiday Season - the time no one wants to talk to me about what they are eating – just kidding!!  Actually I’m as busy as I’ve ever been at this time of year.  As I settled into my new office I have enjoyed a record November!  The new location is wonderful as are all the practitioners at Well Body.

In the spirit of the holidays my offer for a free blood chemistry analysis will continue through the end of January.  This is a half hour consultation to review your results.  To provide you with additional incentive I am passing along a special offer from Direct Labs - $59 for the Comprehensive Wellness Profile.  The published lab prices for this are over $500.  This is an awesome deal.  Follow this link: https://www.directlabs.com/ShoppingCart/tabid/2146/language/en-US/Default.aspx
With the Holiday Season I’ll keep this month’s newsletter short and sweet!

Watch The Carbohydrates – Especially During the Holiday Season

Carbs are great for energy, right?  And during the holidays we need energy!!  Well, we need to be careful.  My overall advice is to “cut the carbs” and here’s why:

Carbohydrates are one of the more controversial of the macronutrients.  You will see heated debates illustrating the benefits of both low carbohydrate diets and high carbohydrate diets.  The Standard American Diet (SAD) has become a high carbohydrate diet.  Many experts believe this has fueled the current health crisis and the rising rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.  These experts prefer a diet based more on protein and fat.  To read the rest of the story click here: http://brwellness.blogspot.com/2012/11/cut-carbs.html

More on Nails

Last month’s article on nails was very well received with several inquiries.  The nails are great because for the most part they are quite visible.  We can see what is going on.  There is much we can learn from what we can see on the body.  I will be continuing this theme in the next several newsletters.

Back to the nails.

The condition of your nails, colors of the nails and nail bed, as well as shape of the nails can be indicative of specific nutrient deficiencies or organs under stress.

Here are some common indicators of nutrient deficiencies:
Are your nails soft, tear or peel easily, and have opaque white lines?  This may be a PROTEIN deficiency.
Are your nails dry, brittle, and break easily?  Do they have horizontal or vertical ridges?  This may be a CALCIUM deficiency.  (Be aware that sometimes dry and brittle nails may be caused by excessive exposure to solvents, detergents, nail polish, and nail polish remover.)

Wishing all the Happiest and Healthiest of Holiday Seasons!
Bernie