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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?
Not necessarily.: Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. Studies suggest green tea can assist with glycemic control, have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. White & red tea are very healthy. ...Read more
No, just annoying: Yellow nails can be caused by several things, including some medical conditions. When it comes to nail polish, though, the yellowing is a result of your nails absorbing some of the pigment from the polish. Dark red pigments are most likely to stain your nails, so try a lighter red, or a different color altogether. ...Read more
Strenghtens bones: Research suggests that egc (epigallocatcechin) in green tea stimulates osteoblasts, cells that promote bone growth, while inhibiting osteoclasts that break bone down, thus strengthening bone. See http://www.Medicalnewstoday.Com/articles/164340.Php green tea also is rich in fluoride, which can make bones brittle, but it appears that the benefits of the egc far outweigh any hazard from the fluoride! ...Read more
Vasoconstriction: Vasoconstriction of the vessels can cause nails to turn blue. Known as raynaud's phenomenon, the constriction causes a loss of bloodflow in the area and improper oxygenation. The bluish color is described sometimes cyanotic. Another cause of blue nails can be from trauma due to a subungual hematoma (blood blister under the nail). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Green much healthier: Green tea has been proven to have remarkable health benefits because it is rich in antioxidant polyphenols known as catechins, as well as l-theanine which has a calming effect. Black tea is green tea that has been oxidized and fermented, a process that destroys most of the beneficial catechins & theanine. In a sense, black tea is green tea that is spoiled. See comment for link to info on benefits:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In short, not really: Eye color can change due to medication or disease. But the changes are usually from lighter pigment to darker. Some people as they age will report their eyes changing to blue when in fact the peripheral cornea acquires cholesterol deposits (arcus) that can give some people the impression their eyes are turning blue. ...Read more
Is my vegetable intake okay? I eat mostly green veggies(broccoli, mixed greens, green pepper, green beans, etc.). My fruit intake is quite colorful.
Sounds good to me: I recommend people eat fruits & vegetables of all colors as the colors are made by different beneficial micronutrients. It's great that you're eating the veggies you do & that you're getting colorful fruits, so you're doing fine, but consider adding in some red/orange/yellow peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes & purple cabbage. You might also consider seeing a good homeopath for your thought issues. ...Read more