Recently read my Summer 2014 copy of Lifespan Magazine from Healthspan. A small piece caught my eye that seems relevant and worth sharing with everyone interested in getting the best out of any anti-fungal nail treatment programme; whether it be that you are using tablets, paints or Lunula laser. So what do they say?
“The state of your hair and nails can reflect your overall health. If yours are dry and brittle maybe it’s time to supplement your diet. Look out for nutrients such as A, C, and E vitamins, zinc, copper, evening primrose oil and MSM”
I use Healthspan for most of my vitamin supplements, and would add the reminder that nails, skin and hair are all keratin based proteins. So all of these supplements can be found in a good mixed diet, with white meat, fish, or nuts/seeds as protein sources.
Good natural sources of ACE vitamins are – liver, carrots, your red, green, yellow veg and fruit, eggs, milk dairy, margarine, citrus fruits, berries, cauli, sweet potatoes, wheatgerm and soya, whole wheat and grains.
Zinc comes from meat – steak, lamb, pork; brewers yeast, pumpkin seeds, eggs, dry mustard.
Copper – dried beans, peas, wholewheat, prunes, calf & beef liver, shrimp and seafood.
MSM has sulphur as a key ingredient found in – beef, dry beans, fish, eggs, and cabbage.
So, the message seems to be to keep to a good mixed diet. The challenge is getting enough of the good stuff into your body – a little bit of each of the good bits helps. By the way, my scalp is not the best advert for the diet!! (That’s just male pattern balding).