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ridges on thumbs

Posted by Michelle on September 10, 1998 at 17:30:00:

Dr. Stoll,

Weirdest thing: about 2 or 3 months ago,3 smallish, but defined ridges, appeared on both my thumbs! I am not particularly concerned, but I am most certainly perplexed! Any clue as to their origin?


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Re: ridges on thumbs

Posted by redtango on September 10, 1998 at 23:20:32:

In Reply to: ridges on thumbs posted by Michelle on September 10, 1998 at 17:30:00:


I have the same thing! Little ridges on both thumbs that appeared over a year ago. I read up on it and found that people who complain of fibromyalgia (chronic muscle and joint pain) have this. I am curious to find out more about it!

Cynthia



Re: ridges on thumbs

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 11, 1998 at 11:09:25:

In Reply to: ridges on thumbs posted by Michelle on September 10, 1998 at 17:30:00:

Dear Michelle,

On your thumbs or thumbnails?

If your thumbs, this is a new one on me. I would be very interested in hearing what you finally figure out.

Walt



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Re: ridges on thumbs

Posted by Michelle on September 11, 1998 at 19:04:32:

In Reply to: Re: ridges on thumbs posted by Walt Stoll on September 11, 1998 at 11:09:25:

Indeed, I ommitted a crucial word: thumb NAILS.


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Re: ridges on thumb's (nails)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 12, 1998 at 10:39:55:

In Reply to: Re: ridges on thumbs posted by Michelle on September 11, 1998 at 19:04:32:

Dear Michelle,

Sigh of relief! At least THIS is something I know something about.

I hope others will also tell what they know since I am still learning about this as well.

What I know is that those who do not absorb minerals well tend to have the most ridges. They tend to be more common as we get older BECAUSE our ability to absorb things gradually goes down as we age.

Since minerals are the hardest things to absorb, our nails showing these ridges can be the first sign of inadequate absorbtion. LGS is about the only thing that can cause this in people under 40. Over 40 the increasingly common cause (although LGS is very comon as well) is just inadequate production of enzymes which can be helped by appropriate replacement orally. Ask your Chiropractor (if s/he is particularly interested in nutrition)------or your Naturopath.

Remember, it takes about 6 months to grow a new nail. THEREFORE, it will take at least that long, AFTER the cause is corrected, for your nail to be normal once again.

Taking a good trace mineral supplement (with your digestive enzymes) would make this clear up more surely. If your nails are hurting, so must be many of your internal mechanisms. You will likely find that you will feel better in many ways as your nails improve.

Let us kwow what happens.

Walt



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Re: ridges A BIG OL' THANKS TO DR. STOLL!

Posted by Michele on September 16, 1998 at 20:11:32:

In Reply to: Re: ridges on thumb's (nails) posted by Walt Stoll on September 12, 1998 at 10:39:55:

The reason for ridges is very interesting! I cannot get
over the total body connection; as one diagnosed with IBS,
allergies, and endometriosis, and who also has toenail
fungus and nail ridges--geez, I guess I better get with the
program! Time to make some lifestyle changes! Can't wait
to get Dr. Stoll's book in my little hands. Thank you, Dr.
Stoll, for all your free help and advice. I am very excited
about getting all of this taken c



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