Have you ever had a closer look at your nails and asked yourself what the little milky white crescent at the beginning of the nail actually means? This part of the nail is called lunula (engl. "little moon") and can actually say something about our health.
WHAT DOES THE LUNULA SHOW US?
The lunula is a small milky-white crescent, located at the beginning of our nail bed and is part of our nail matrix. The nail matrix is responsible for our nail growth to constantly create new skin cells, which also produce keratin. The lunula does not have a direct function, but on closer inspection, according to Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, some health aspects can be found.
Usually each nail of the human being has a lunula and is usually most distincted on the thumb. This can vary from person to person and is conceivably related to our energy balance and circulation in the body. It therefore refers to our blood pressure, metabolism or even our hormone balance. If a person has less than eight lunulae, for example, this can indicate that there is not enough circulation in the body. Symptoms of this are therefore, tiredness or weakness. Large lunulae are more likely to be found in vital, healthy people with higher blood pressure and good metabolism. In contrast, smaller lunulae or none at all indicate a disturbed metabolism or low blood pressure. This is due to a lack of exercise or an unbalanced diet.
Basically it can be said that the whiter the lunula, the more energetic and vital your body is. However, the lunula can also hide under the cuticle. Therefore, you can also push your cuticles back a little. In certain cases it can also happen that the lunula turns blue or red. For example, if the lunula is red,it may indicate heart problems. A bluish lunula may be related to an overdose of fluoride.
TIPS FOR A BETTER LUNULA
As the lunula is especially related to our iron and vitamin B12 household, one should take care to include these nutrients in one's diet as a preventive measure. You particularly get them from animal food products, but also vegetarians and vegans can take up enough iron and vitamin B12 by a conscious nutrition. Iron is important for oxygen transport and ensures that the body has enough energy and to perform well.
These plant-based foods contain considerable amounts of iron:
Pumpkin seeds, amaranth, linseed, quinoa, lentils, pistachios, pine nuts, oatmeal, spinach
The human organism is not able to produce vitamin B12 itself. Here too, animal foods such as meat, fish or eggs contain a lot of vitamin B12. This is however not because vitamin B12 is naturally contained in animal products. Animals such as cattles can produce vitamin B12 through their rumen during digestion by microorganisms. Pigs for example, are not able to produce Vitamin B12, it has to be added to their feed. Vitamin B12 is practically not found in plant-based foods. Only some products such as fermented Sauerkraut or sea buckthorn may contain traces of vitamin B12. Therefore, one should always pay attention to cover its need by nutritional supplements with Vitamin B12. Pay attention to invest into naturally occurring Vitamin B12 compounds, which are immediately usable for the human body.
Exercise in everyday life is important to boost your metabolism. Particularly in the office or home office, many people tend not to exercise enough in their everyday life. With little tricks you can strengthen your routine for more movement:
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