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...

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...

My son has lots of white spots on his nails. Is this a vitamin deficiency?

My 11-year-old son has lots of white spots on his nails. I seem to remember learning that a vitamin deficiency causes this. Can you tell me which vitamin and if there are any other problems that occur with this deficiency? Thank you. White spots or lines that appear on nails are caused by trauma to...

What can I do about splitting nails?

What can I do about splitting nails on the hands? Could it be related to my diet? Splitting nails typically are more often caused by environmental injury (such as extended submersion in the water like dishwashing or rough handwork like landscaping) or injury to the nail bed when pushing back your cuticles. Sometimes illness or...

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...

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....

What kind of diet and vitamins are good for your hair?

What kind of a diet is good for your hair? What vitamins? I have heard about a high blood pressure drug that stimulated hair growth. Does too much washing take vitamins out of your hair? The high blood pressure drug you are probably referring to is minoxidil, which is applied to the skin on your...

A teen has red, splotchy-looking dry rash. Are there certain foods to eat or restrict?

This patient has a rare skin disease. The patient with this is only 16 years old. She has it only on her hands. It is red, splotchy-looking dry rash. Her parents requested that I try to find out if there is anything out there regarding certain foods to eat or restrict. They know toxic...

Why don’t oats have the effect on humans as they do on horses?

Why don't oats have the effect on humans as they do on horses? Horses fed oats develop thick, shiny hair and become energetic. Neigh, that just isn't true for people. A horse's gastrointestinal systems are different from humans. Horses are able to eat a diet of all incomplete proteins. Human hair is composed of keratin, which...

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