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SandrAruba
Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 3:19pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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A few months ago I noticed that my nails where a little ribbly. If I would pass my finger over them you could feel like they had little speedbumps on them. Yesterday I noticed that my nails are exceptionally smooth and shiny. They are so hard I can poke someone's eye out with them.

I don't do anything to my nails, just file them down to an acceptable length (not to long I need to use my keyboard) and every now and them I buff/polish them. I never use any nailpolish on them or anything.

I can't really say that I drastically changed what I eat, so can anyone explain to me how my nails transformed from ribbed to totally smooth. Ot is this just one of those things that show me that my body is getting better each day (like my menstrual periods still getting less and less painful each time).





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I'd say it's another sign of internal healing.


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Day by day it's getting better and better...  

I am also healing in ways I never expected to...  Enjoy the ride!


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On a website I saw yesterday for iridology, it said it had to do with compromised adrenal function. Good for you! I look forward to the change in my nails, they are quite nice on the right hand but not the left. Are you taking supplements for your adrenals?
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healing plus additional sunlight or perhaps were you working with olive oil near your hand and nails.


Kind Regards PC. FIfHI Swami III Pro

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Just another example of your own growing good health!  The nails seem to be windows into the state of the body's internal balance -- makes sense to me since they emerge directly from inside the body to the outside.  

Whatever the cause, it is indeed a good sign!  



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Spring
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I have searched for years for an explanation about why fingernails have ridges. The one that made the most sense said that it indicated a problem with digesting protein. I have the problem and my mother had it too. Maybe SWAMI is going to FINALLY get rid of these ridges!

SandrArubam, I would think that your sticking with the diet in general finally made the difference. I will never forget the day I noticed that the lines were gone from my fingerprints! Problem is, though, somewhere along the line I started eating more yogurt and the lines finally came back. Or maybe it was just that I was getting older and a greater need for the Explorer diet was beginning to make itself known in different ways. Anyway, your story is encouraging!


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Quoted from Dianne
On a website I saw yesterday for iridology, it said it had to do with compromised adrenal function. Good for you! I look forward to the change in my nails, they are quite nice on the right hand but not the left. Are you taking supplements for your adrenals?


I had to look up what adrenal function is and came up this article:
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The adrenal glands, located above the kidney, often become 'exhausted' as a result of the constant demands placed upon them. An individual with adrenal exhaustion will usually suffer from chronic fatigue, may complain of feeling stressed-out or anxious,


And who is constantly tired?? Me! Lets hope this means I will be able to get rid of this exhaustion as well.




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I've never been able to figure out the nail ridges.
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Calcium. If you cannot afford phytocal O, get calcium hydroxyapatite. Take it with a protein meal.

You can also take horsetail with it, but calcium is more important.
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Mark
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Calcium is also good for stress BTW, especially for O's who have trouble sitting still.
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I was once subscribed to Dr. William's Alternatives newsletter in which he devoted some of the content to how fingernail appearance correlates to health issues.  This was probably 25 years ago, but I think I remember that the ridges that run lengthwise are related to thyroid health.  


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.

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I took horsetail for years with no difference in my fingernails!  Something to do with calcium might be a problem since I have osteopenia. I think they really don't have this sorted out exactly yet! But good, overall nutrition and stomach health makes plenty of sense! Is there anything that poor thyroid function doesn't affect?


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I've been reading up on de adrenals and complaints you may have if they don't work well and it fits my symptoms perfectly. One of the suggestions is to take pathothenic acid (sp and that is in cortiguard, so I am taking that.

There are some other natural remedies such as licorice root to take. So I'll look into those.




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I think nonnies have stronger nails, just an observation.


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I have been taking either pantothenic acid or pantithine for many years, so I don't think I'm deficient in that. I took licorice root for a long time but stopped when I started the Geno diet. I'm just looking forward now to seeing what this Exlorer diet is going to do! I think I am worn out trying to figure out what in the world is wrong with my nails.


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Quoted from Andrea AWsec
I think nonnies have stronger nails, just an observation.


Mine are strong all right. I use them all the time in place of various tools! I very seldom break a nail.



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Quoted from Spring
I have been taking either pantothenic acid or pantithine .


Two different things... not interchangeable.



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nail ridges indicate malabsorbtion.


"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13,14
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When digested, pantethine is hydrolyzed into cyteamine and two molecules of pantothenic acid.


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Quoted from AKArtlover
nail ridges indicate malabsorbtion.


I mentioned already a source that indicated a protein absorption problem.



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when you are talking absorption problems the following proteins all seem to be in the mix and causing problems, Milk, Soy, Wheat, and Sugar gets a mention too.

sugar depletes the body of minerals and also reduces the immune system.

it's all related, I think you have to aim to get everything right, including iodine. I also think that if you follow swami you have the Best chance, but if you cheat you will suffer the consequences. i know i do.


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Well, there is no question about the milk being a no no. I quit drinking milk over twenty years ago.  I don't know about soy. It doesn't seem to bother me at all, but I don't use much of that anyway even though it is a neutral for me now. The sugar I get from fruit is all I get except I did eat one-half teaspoon of honey yesterday which was the first in several years since it was not on my Geno diet. I am violently allergic to ingesting iodine except the amount that is in table salt which I hardly use at all, but putting it on the skin doesn't bother me. I use it that way.  The wheat hasn't seemed to make any difference whether I ate it or not. But as for cheating, I don't make a practice of ignoring what my diet suggests whether it was the BTD or the GENO diet and I certainly don't plan to on SWAMI!  


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Quoted from Spring


Mine are strong all right. I use them all the time in place of various tools! I very seldom break a nail.

Mine as well.  They never rip - unless they get crushed or cut.


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I'm a nonnie and I've always had rather weak, very flexible/bendy nails.  I have vertical ridges on mine.  Buffing will smooth them out, but I don't bother much about my nails except to trim them.  I prefer mine short.  I've read that the color of the nailbed and the size of the white "moons" are indicative of something, but I forget what.  Now I have to go look it up.  
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