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#1 Postby Richard » Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:40 pm

Greetings. My toenails were sort of yellowy, but recently, a ridge developed in the new growth, and the growth since that ridge is now a more pink colour. You can see in the picture what I am talking about. The ridge is not the normal bit of white skin, that is still there and visible at the edge of the nail. The ridge is part of the nail, it is hard and immovable.

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I wonder if it is to do with protein. A few weeks ago I started taking protein drinks again. Prior to this, I wasn't having much protein. Any other theories on what the hell is going on? It is the same on all of my toes, but most noticable on the big toes.

ALso, my mum is concerned about her finger-nails, she says they are thin and bendy. She wonders if it means she is ill, or lacking something in her diet?

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#2 Postby veganmadre » Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:44 pm

Dude. Honestly. You must be as completely bored as I am right now. Wish I could nail down the problem.... :lol: God that was "punny".

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#3 Postby Pete » Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:48 am

You might have a nail infection that is messing-up your nail growth. The colour could suggest some form of fungal growth, tea-tree would clear that up. Thin nails often mean mineral deficiency. get a decent multi vit/min & get your mum to take it. Also increase the amount of fresh green veggies she's eating. Also a table spoon of ground seeds (50% flax, 50% any combination of walnuts, hemp, brazil, hazelnut) could help too (you can sprinkle it over food after it's cooked, or in a shake or whatever).

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#4 Postby Richard » Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:15 pm

The new growth looks healthy, the old growth is the stuff which is yellowy and crap. The ridge worried me to start with because it was so defined and solid, but the growth since then has been a healthy pink colour, same as my finger nails.

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#5 Postby V VII Hero » Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:43 pm

sounds like u had a fungus infection, and perhaps since ur getting enough protein, ur body is growing a new healthy nail and growing the nasty one out and off. ????

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#6 Postby Richard » Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:25 pm

That's what I am hoping man. I will take another photo in future, when the ridge is like half way along my nail, then the colour difference will be more clear for the non-believers.


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