The Skin, Tongue and Nails Speak: Observational Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies.
by Donna Burka Wild
Published: 2016 (revised edition)
Patients often complain about the faults in their physical appearance. Those blemishes on the skin can be indicative of pathology deep within the body. Subtle changes in the color, shape or coating of the tongue can reveal dystrophy of specific tissues, organs and systems. Ridges, spots and other abnormalities of the nails are reflective of certain diseases and nutritional deficiencies. Even the shape and proportions of the body may indicate a dysfunction of certain endocrine glands. In sum, inadequate nutritional status will affect patients' health, as well as their appearance.
This unique manual instructs the reader how to look for abnormalities in the skin, tongue and fingernails which correlate to nutritional deficiencies and disease states in the body. It details specific nutritional, herbal and dietary recommendations to support each underlying dystrophy. Extensively footnoted, containing 45 color illustrations and 4 easy to use charts, detailing 37 medicinal herbs; this reference book is recommended for all doctors, health professionals, diagnosticians and health-minded individuals .
"Finally! We have a reliable and comprehensive guide to understanding how common skin, tongue, and fingernail abnormalities can accurately identify nutritional deficiencies. Donna Burka Wild has done a masterful job in her new book of taking complex health topics and explaining them in a clear manner that everyone can understand. I highly recommend this valuable resource for both health care practitioners and anyone who is interested in finding optimal health through nutrition." Dave Hogsed, D.O.M.