The Deeper Causes of Brittle Nails
Brittle nails are a sign of something more going on in the body. Learn more and discover the best remedies for brittle nails.
0:00 Introduction: Brittle nails explained
0:10 What brittle nails say about your health
1:16 Causes and remedies for brittle nails
10:02 Learn more about nutritional deficiencies and your nails!
Today I’m going to share the best natural remedies for brittle nails and potential causes of nail problems.
Your nails can give you insight into your health. Even though there are many different causes of brittle nails, we can still try to understand what the root issue is.
Your nails are made of keratin, which is a type of protein. Protein is a combination of amino acids. A deficiency in amino acids can cause problems with the nails and lead to many other health concerns.
You could be deficient in amino acids because of a lack of animal products in the diet, which contain amino acids. You could also be deficient in amino acids because of a lack of hydrochloric acid or because of intestinal inflammation.
To activate proteins, you need certain trace minerals and minerals. Here are the most important minerals and trace minerals for brittle nails:
Important vitamins to support healthy nails:
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin B6
• Vitamin B12
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin D
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Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of what causes brittle nails and the best remedies. I’ll see you in the next video.