Herbs for skin, bones, nails, ears, sinus and mucous membranes.

For a beautiful person! As a vegan whole-foods naturopath, I love the biocomplexity and synergism of minerals embedded within whole-foods and herbs. Here are some of my favourite herbs and foods for mucous congestion (tied in with ear and sinus problems), nail and skin health, and bone/muscle health.  Continue reading

Split, peeling and cracked nails

Someone special was asking me recently about split and peeling nails, so this post is especially for her:

One of the possible causes for nails like this is hypochlorhydria, a deficiency of stomach acid. Our stomach acid (hydrochloric acid) helps us digest our food, especially protein and minerals, and a deficiency in either can affect nail health. Healthy stomach acid is also an important part of our body’s immune system, effectively destroying ingested bacteria and yeasts that might otherwise disturb bowel flora and affect the production of another important nutrient for nail health, biotin.  Continue reading