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    "internal fungus"? Uh okay...

    But yes, seems like even with my not-as-primal-as-I-wannit diet, there's a line in my nails from when I started. I am sure when that line hits the leading edge I'll see the difference!
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    I stopped getting the little white spots in my nails almost immediately after starting PB. I used to also get horizontal ridges on all my nails, regularly spaced about 1/4" apart....any guesses what that was from? I haven't had any of those for many months; the only exception was one ridge which seemed to correlate pretty closely in time to when I got a letter from the unemployment people, saying my benefits were cut off. It's grown out now, and I'm loving my nails again

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    Horizontal ridges come from being under a lot of stress in some kind of crisis.

    I want to get rid of ragged vertical ridges, which only seem to get worse as I get older.

    I believe that the white flecks come from a lack of zinc.

    I'm taking more biotin, which is supposed to be good for nails and hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    "internal fungus"? Uh okay...
    She's probably talking about Candida, which is considered a fungal infection that can be systemic.

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    I had horizontal ridges from when I transitioned to PB. All gone now and my nails are much stronger (although a little more brittle).

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostGrok'd View Post
    I had horizontal ridges from when I transitioned to PB. All gone now and my nails are much stronger (although a little more brittle).
    Try looking for nail cream to strengthen them. years ago, I've similar problem but now gone after using nail cream. I can't remember the brand though. Check out your local pharmacy. they may be able to help.

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    My fingernails say "Stop biting us!" I can't though - it's a nervous habit, I guess...
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    Here is a better site with photos of nail problems:
    http://www.hooked-on-nails.com/naildisorders.html

    Grizz

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    FWIW and AFAIK, the 'white spots = zinc deficiency' thing is a myth. I've always had these, so I've hunted around in the past for some authoritative information on the cause, without finding anything. 'Trauma' and 'inherited tendency' are about as far as it goes. There might be slightly fewer spots since going Primal, or there might not.

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