Posted 26 January 2004 - 12:51 AM
As the fingernail grows, the split ends about 1/4 inch beyond the "cuticle", which I think coincides with my going gluten free -
The more I read on this topic the more I wonder?
Since gluten-free -
So much more calm.
Life so much better now, (1980 to 2003 progressivly worse)
Now can go for walks.
Let's go back to more calm.
Just exhausted, worn out, sleeping habits vary, not nearly as "depressed,"
Think I have gained 1 to 2 pounds over last two months.
Does this ring a bell with anyone?
Fingernails are a "defense structure," they are an indicator of bodily health, I cannot allow them to deteriorate. They were beginning to be a big problem just prior to my going gluten-free.
Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:12 AM
It's great to hear that the gluten-free diet is making such a positive difference in your well-being! The increased calmness since going gluten-free is something I can definitely relate to. I actually feel less exhausted now, but more sleepy, if you understand the distinction I'm trying to make. Before, I was so anxious all the time that it just wore me out, but now that I am calmer, I can just relax into sleep much more easily when I need to. And my life is worth living now, EVEN when it is not going perfectly!
I am seeing a naturopath who specializes in treating chronic fatigue syndrome (which often accompanies celiac disease, probably as a result of nutritional deficiencies), and he recommends doing a bit LESS than you feel capable of accomplishing while your body is healing. This allows your body (and your adrenal glands in particular) to build up an energy reserve, so that when you absolutely HAVE to do something that is stressful (in any sense, including physically), it doesn't wipe you out completely. I am not always the best about following this advice, but when I do, I definitely notice a difference in my exhaustion level!
I hope you continue to experience significant improvements in your health. The gluten-free lifestyle is SO worth it!
gluten-free since November 1, 2003
Posted 28 January 2004 - 09:03 AM
When I take a calcuim supplement my fingernails always grow stronger (I bet my bones do, too!)
I normally have soft, broken nails... And, if my calcium level gets too low, I start biting my nails before I even realize it!!
Posted 29 January 2004 - 09:29 AM
Posted 29 January 2004 - 10:07 AM
Thanks for all the input.
Posted 29 January 2004 - 08:38 PM
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