WHITE SPOTS ON NAILS (Leukonychia)
WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHAT'S CAUSING IT? WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Are you prone to a problem with 'White spots on nails'?
White spots on nails are flecks of white that appear on the fingernails. The fingernails are considered to be a window to the health of your bones in Ayurveda. White spots generally indicate malabsorption of nutrients.
Nails (nakha) are a waste product of the bones (asthi dhatu). The bones are the mineral storehouse of the body. Ayurvedically, if a person is deficient in calcium, zinc, or magnesium, white spots may appear on the fingernails. White spots can also develop on the nails due to an injury.
To remedy white spots on the nails, it is essential to improve digestive strength (agni) so you can fully breakdown and utilize vitamins and minerals in food. Good digestion prevents gas and bloating, which is essential for bone mineral density. Due to fermentation, gas and bloating acidify the blood. To maintain a constant pH, the body leaches minerals from bones to compensate for the additional acid levels.
A digestive stimulant such as hingvastak churna or ginger, salt & lime appetizer may be appropriate. It is also useful to strengthen the bones with tonics such as shilajit which is renowned for its high mineral content.
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DIET REMEDIES FOR 'WHITE SPOTS ON NAILS'
DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body. The information on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be used to treat a medical condition. It is not a substitute for medical care. Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.
HOW DOES AYURVEDA HEAL 'WHITE SPOTS ON NAILS'?
AVOID DIETS, LIFESTYLES & HERBS THAT AGGRAVATE THESE EFFECTSAccording to Ayurveda, one or more of the following doshas and biocharacteristics may aggravate 'White spots on nails'. If you have an excess of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics below, Ayurveda recommends reducing foods and lifestyle habits that aggravate them. Click on the biocharacteristic to learn what foods and lifestyle habits should be reduced.
Symptoms Tell A StoryThe first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances. Symptoms show you where your body is weakened. Ultimately, all disease has a root in tissues too weak to defend itself. Ayurveda describes these patterns of weakness using doshas & biocharacteristics. If you notice a biocharacteristic or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.
V = VATA, P = PITTA, K = KAPHA
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ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE 2WHITE SPOTS ON NAILS IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE 2 - AFFECTING BLOOD & EMOTIONS
Affecting Blood: Initially, imbalances are localized, often in the digestive tract. As an imbalance grows, it starts to affect your body systemically, via the blood. If you have symptoms in this category it means that your imbalances are starting to spread, have entered the bloodstream, and are now systemic. Pay particular attention to the biocharacteristics, tastes, and doshas out of balance systemically, so you know how to strengthen your body as a whole, and reduce physical stress on your organs. At this stage of imbalance you will begin to experience generalized discomfort, imbalanced emotions, and may develop sensitivities to temperature. It may take several weeks of strict adherence to a specific remedial diet to clear blood level imbalances. Blood cleansing herbs may reduce symptoms. A several day cleanse may shorten the recovery time.
REDUCE THESE RELATED SYMPTOMS & HABITSThe following symptoms & habits may be related to 'White spots on nails'. See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type. Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them.
Biocharacteristics of the 5,371 People Reporting White spots on nailsOn average the biocharacteristics of people reporting White spots on nails were less aggravated than 51% of other symptoms. From the 5,371 people who reported White spots on nails in this study, average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:
Risk Factors of White spots on nails
People who reported the symptoms below were also more likely to report White spots on nails. Overall, 15.19% of 27,271 surveyed reported White spots on nails.
Complications of Those Reporting White spots on nails
People who report White spots on nails are more likely to report the following:
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WHY IS AYURVEDA THE RIGHT SOLUTION?Ayurveda strengthens the body, in addition to addressing the disorder. It take a holistic, systemic approach, instead of focusing only on the disorder in question. Ayurveda shows a person how to interpret signs and symptoms of imbalance, and how to address them using materials from home, so they can optimize their health on a continual basis. You can't take the doctor home with you, but you can take Ayurveda home with you. Ayurveda is the most advanced and easy to use home system for self healing with an exceptional focus on digestion.
HOW DOES AYURVEDA WORK?Ayurveda starts by identifying your body type, which identifies certain tendencies in your body to get sick (as well as identifying your strengths). It uses body type to determine the likely root causes of your disorders. Next, Ayurveda analyzes the nature of your disorder. It fits all your signs and symptoms into a pattern, expressed as a combination of biocharaceristics (gunas). For example, you may have a heat disorder, a cold disorder, or an oily disorder, etc. This simple categorical approach shows you how to correct systemic imbalances and strengthen your body as a whole.
On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food so you can easily match food to your imbalanced biocharacteristics. By eating an optimal diet that balances your biocharacteristics, your whole body is strengthened and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies - such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance your healing.
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