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:


nail diagnosis

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.