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Nail Problems

Nail Problems may be indicative of underlying nutritional deficiencies. Look for unusual things in toe nails and finger nails. Fungus, ridges, white spots, dryness, brittle nails, white bands, hangnails, and splitting nails all indicate a lack of balanced nutrition in the body. Follow the recommended supplemental regimen to help promote healthy nails.

  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Bands and streaks throughout the nail is caused by anti-cancer medication. After medication is over the condition will disappear.
  • Brittle and loose nails are caused by exposing your hands to too much water and soap.
  • Doctor can prescribe griseofulvin and ketoconazole for fungal infections.
  • If you have a thyroid that is weak it might be reflected in your nails.
  • Stress, nicotine, allergies, or diabetes can cause discolored nails. A bacterial infection or fungal infection could cause your nail to become green.
  • Women with artificial nails have twice the bacteria on their hands than women with natural nails. To keep germs down wash your hand with antiseptic soap for at least 15 seconds and dry your hands with a clean towel.
  • You can treat fungal infections with vinegar and water by applying with a cotton swab.

  • Another way to strengthen nails is to soak for ten minutes in warm olive oil daily.
  • Artificial nails can cause fungal infection and damage to the nail and nail bed.
  • Be sure to include plenty of good protein. And make half of your diet consist of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Before trimming your nails you need to soak them to keep the nails from splitting.
  • Chemicals and detergents are bad on your nails.
  • Do not use nail polish remover very often it is bad for nails.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Never cut the cuticles it could cause infection just push the cuticles back.
  • Never pull out hang nails always cut them.
  • Stay away from sugars and carbohydrates (simple).
  • Take wheat germ oil daily if you have a hang nails and or splitting nails.
  • To keep nails from bending keep them cut short.
  • To keep nails from yellowing from nail polish wear a base coat.
  • To much of citrus fruits, vinegar, and salt can ruin nails.
  • To strengthen nails drink carrot juice, add royal jelly to your diet along with essential fatty acids, and spirulina or kelp.

Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Free-form amino acid complex plus extra L-cysteine and L-methionine
Importance: High
Comments: Helps in construction of new nails. Provides needed sulfur to promote skin and nail growth.

Importance: High
Comments: Provides silicon. Strengthens bones, hair, and nails.

Importance: High
Comments: Provides silica. Strengthens bones, hair, and nails.

Oat Straw
Importance: High
Comments: Provides silica. Strengthens bones, hair, and nails.

Vitamin A
Importance: High
Comments: Makes protein more usable. Use emulsion form when using in high doses.

Vitamin A
Importance: High
Comments: Makes protein more usable.

Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Butcher's broom, Chamomile, ginkgo biloba, rosemary, sassafras, and turmeric
Type: Internal
Purposes: Good for circulation

Alfalfa, black cohosh, burdock root, dandelion, gotu kola, and yellow dock
Type: Internal
Purposes: Good source for minerals.

Borage Seed, Flaxseed, lemongrass, parsley, primrose, pumpkin seed and sage
Type: Internal
Purposes: Good source for essential fatty acids that nourish nails.