There are many ways of diagnosing vitamin deficiencies: blood work or by symptoms only. My new favorite way to diagnose vitamin deficiencies (taking into account the patient’s overall constitution and health conditions) is through fingernail diagnosis. NOTE: This chart below does not account for fingernail abnormalities caused by conditions such as fungal infection, psoriasis, eczema, lupus, Reynaud’s, arthritis, Kidney disease, or thyroid conditions, although I wonder if the vitamin deficiency led to the condition!
Here is your “quick and dirty” guide to diagnosing vitamin deficiencies:
In choosing a vitamin supplement, be sure it is a “whole food” supplement (not the store, but from foods that are WHOLE.) If you need help finding a quality vitamin or determining the correct dosage for yourself, give us a call or email to set up an appointment.