Did you know your skin, hair and nails can reveal a lot about you?
In fact, they share the same nutritional requirements for health and they react to deficiency in similar ways.
Below, our nutritionist Marie highlights some of the key signs from your skin, hair and nails that suggest you could be under too much stress or that you may be lacking in certain nutrients.
Signs of stress
Breaking out in spots:
When a person becomes stressed, the level of the body’s stress hormone, cortisol, rises.
This in turn causes an increase in oil production, which can lead to oily skin, acne and other related skin problems.
There are many reasons why someone may start to lose their hair, but it is thought that one of the primary causes is stress. When someone is under stress, their hair can go into the telogen (fall-out) phase.
Nails are not immune to showing outward signs of stress. Some people develop the nervous habit of biting their nails or picking at them when they feel stressed. In addition, physical or emotional stress, can cause white horizontal lines to appear across the nails. Brittle, peeling nails also are a common side effect of stress.
Signs of nutrient deficiencies
Calcium helps to build and maintain strong bones and teeth, as well as the normal functioning of nerves and muscles. It also helps blood clot normally. Coarse hair, brittle nails and ridges on nails can all be signs of a calcium deficiency.
Calcium can be found in beans, broccoli, greens, tofu and tahini.
Zinc contributes to normal brain development and function and helps to maintain normal hair, skin and nails. It also helps with the normal healing of wounds and contributes to normal fertility and reproduction. Coarse, brittle, thinning hair, acne, white spots on nails, eczema and other skin problems may be a sign of a zinc deficiency.
Zinc can be found in bread, dairy, shellfish and meat.
Omega 3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, cardiovascular health and normal growth and development. They are also important for our skin. Dry or itchy, scaly or flaky skin, cracking or peeling of fingertips or skin, small red bumps on the back of upper arms and eczema can all be signs you are not getting enough Omega 3 fatty acids.
Omega 3 can be found in oily fish, tofu, walnuts and pumpkin seeds.
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