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Thread: Nails growing like weeds!

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    Nails growing like weeds!

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    One thing I've noticed since I went from generally low carb to more paleo/primal is that my nails grow crazy fast! I'm amazed at how much more often I have to clip them now. It's kind of annoying! Anyone have an idea as to what would prompt this growth??
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    Don't both nails and hair contain keratin (a protein)? Maybe eating more protein is making them stronger/grow faster? have you noticed your hair growing faster as well?

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    My hair and nails grow faster now that I control the symptoms of diabetes, using primal nutrition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carres1973 View Post
    Don't both nails and hair contain keratin (a protein)? Maybe eating more protein is making them stronger/grow faster? have you noticed your hair growing faster as well?

    Carrie
    My hair does grow pretty fast too, although I haven't noticed as much as the nails...but I think you're onto something here, thanks!
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    Hm. When you say 'I went from generally low carb to more paleo/primal' are you eating more protein or less?

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    i can confirm your observations

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    Yup, me too. I was vegetarian before, so I assume improved nails & hair (no more split ends) are down to more & better protein.

    Last week I had my first virus in 18 months or so. Not many symptoms after a couple of hours, but I did notice my nails didn't need cutting so much.

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    My nails and hair both grow noticeably faster than they used to. I don't really mind but I guess it takes up a bit more of my time...
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    mine too! also, was an avid nail biter before, but now that urge has gone away!

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