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...

How do you get rid of cellulite, that dimply fat?

I need to get in shape for summer. The only place I need to trim down is my buttocks and thighs. How do you get rid of cellulite? Or whatever that dimply fat is? First of all, there is no such thing as cellulite. It was a word coined by people who advertise they could...

How does dieting play a role in healthy hair, strong nails, and clear skin?

How does dieting play a role in healthy hair, strong nails, and clear skin? What ways can you boost your metabolism and lose weight the right way without doing any dietary supplements? Yes, food plays a role in the health of your hair, nails, and skin. Hair and nails are similar in that they are rigid...

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 started using dryer fabric sheets when I developed a rash on my face and neck.

I have a possible answer to a query posed to you on your website (below as a reminder). The symptoms the gentleman described sound exactly like those I experienced 20 years ago as a young, single soldier living in the barracks. Since I had to do my own laundry, I was very aware of...

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 a skin rash on the back of my neck and am wondering if I have an allergy to the food I eat or my cat?

For the past year, I have had a skin rash that appears only on the back of my neck and the right cheek of my face and around the edge of my right eye. I am a 49-year-old single male and I do eat a lot of things such as pizza and Chinese food....

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...

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...

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