I was that African Americans are prone to pimples when they eat chocolate. Is this true?

I have a question that I hope you can answer. I was told by an associate at work that African-Americans are prone to pimples when they eat chocolate. I was informed that eating chocolate and the development of pimples had no correlation and told the person as much. Their reply was that African-Americans have...

Are there shampoos that help grow more and stronger hair?

Are there shampoos that really work that help grow hair more and stronger? As to shampoo, I would suggest you ask your barber or hairdresser for suggestions as some shampoos are harsh. Hair is made of protein but is susceptible to elevated testosterone levels. Male pattern baldness or male hair loss is more common in...

I have vertical lines or ridges on all of my fingernails.

I have vertical lines or "ridges" on all of my fingernails and have been told by various people that it is a calcium deficiency, an iron deficiency, a vitamin A deficiency, etc. I'd like to find out once and for all what kind of deficiency it is if any. My nails rarely chip or...

My friend developed brittle, cracking nails. What vitamin is she lacking?

I have a friend who has developed brittle, cracking nails. Could you tell me what vitamin she could be lacking? Thanks in advance. Nails are made of protein so unless she is lacking protein in the foods she eats, she is probably not lacking any vitamin. Nails suffer from the physical trauma we put them...

My skin has the orange peel look to it. I’m hoping that my new eating and exercise program will help in reduce it..

Thank you very much for responding to my e-mail. My skin has the orange peel look to it. I'm hoping that my new eating and exercise program will help in reducing its appearance. Thank you again for your response. You're welcome. There is no cream, lotion or pill you can use that will get rid...

I would like information about cellulite and how to reduce the appearance of it.

I would like information regarding cellulite and how to reduce the appearance of it. It has been difficult for me to obtain an honest non-biased option on the subject of cellulite. There are a million and one sites stating products that remove, reduce, get rid of cellulite. However, I recently visited a doctor who...

I was recently diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and have been itching like crazy!

I was recently diagnosed with Diabetes II. My doctor diagnosed it and then sort of brushed me off when I had questions. I have one question for you. I have been itching LIKE CRAZY! Mostly my face. I have a rash around my mouth and now on my forehead and temples. It's driving me...

I have severe acne and juice about 40 ounces of carrots a day. My hands have turned a yellowish tinge.

Greetings, I am a 22-year-old male and have a few questions I just can't seem to get an answer for. I have severe ACNE and have had for a while. Besides using moisturizers for my face and mild exfoliants, I also combat this problem with my diet. I consume no alcohol, don't smoke, don't...

Does eating gelatin strengthen your nails?

The question is: Does eating Jell-O gelatin strengthen your nails? Is this a question you might be able to answer? Eating Jell-O (gelatin is the basic ingredient) or unflavored gelatin does not strengthen nails. Nails are composed of protein with a high sulfur content. All protein you eat is broken down and circulates in your...

I have lost 90 pounds over the last year and now have lots of excess skin.

I have lost 90 lb. over the last year through strenuous exercise and low fat/ fat-free foods. I am now faced with LOTS OF SKIN! The excess skin is predominately in my abdomen and buttocks area (my legs did not suffer, especially since my form of exercise was an hour on the stair climber every...

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