I’ve been married for over twenty years, and in that time, I’ve noticed some drastic changes. Soon after I got married I noticed my thumb nails started to rip from left to right, or vice versa and became SO soft that even undoing a button would cause my nail to crack half way down, causing pain and blood, but only affected my thumbs! I’d have to eventually cover them up with plasters, it would be either both or one at a time. I didn’t know what was causing it, as it only started to happen when I got married.
It became a way of life for me, the cycle was the same, my nail would grow a bit then it was start to tear at the corner, then it would get caught on something even my hair and rip some more, or it was snap in half, if I pushed something up, without warning there would be the inevitable sharp pain, would be there and the line of blood across my nail as it broke from left to right half way down!
I was at a loss at what to do, I had been to the health shop but the horse size tablets they suggested was out of the question! I did try nail varnish but that too made no difference, so one day about seven years ago I went to the doctors and I said, “I’m going to show you something, you may not have seen before,” I showed him my broken thumb, for it has snapped in half the day before, he looked at it amazed, I explained, “This has only happened to me since I got married,” This made him smile and I added, “It only happens to my thumbs,” I was able to show him the starting for the other thumb where it would eventually rip from one side to the other! He said, “Something in your diet has changed, do you know what it could be?” I replied, “I used to eat a lot more junk food when I was single like MacDonald’s’ and pizzas, and I used to have large tubs of yoghurts! But now I give it to my Son.” He was gentle as he looked at my very sore thumb and said, “I can refer you to the skin hospital,” I said, “But my nail isn’t skin,” He replied, “It would come under that group.” I told him, “No it seems too petty to see a Specialist at the Skin Hospital for that.” He said, “OK, of ever you change your mind, let me know,” I said, “OK” and left.
Years went by, then this year, Sam at work noticed my plasters! He asked, “What’s up with your thumbs?” I told him, “My thumbs keep ripping, have done since I got married,” He said, “All you have to do, is have raw jelly one cube a day or one cube in the morning and one cube at night, look it up on the internet, they don’t know how it works but it does.” So, I looked it up there and then and yes science don’t know how it works, but it does!
It did claim that after three months my weak, brittle, nails would be strong and hard, that to me seemed impossible! Sam said to me, “Buy some cheap jelly, its all the same really.” But I went out and bought the branded jelly and each morning and evening I’d have a cube, after three months the only difference I saw was that my other nails, with vengeance was ripping and they weren’t before, it was a nightmare! At times like this it was difficult to put on tights!
I did become discouraged, for nothing was changing for the better I also would buy jelly that was ready to eat and have had strong cravings for fruit pastilles for the last year or so, I can’t get enough of them I just love them, and buy packs of them a week. Still my nails would snap in the middle and rip at the sides. I’d decided to give it until Christ mas then I’d stop, but slowly I began to notice even though my nails were still breaking, it was snapping less in the middle and ripping less at the sides and more importantly all my finger nails felt stronger! WOW! So, as some day’s I’d miss taking the raw cubed jelly, on some days I’d just eat all of the cubed jelly as my medicine, that way it was still getting in my system. And I’ve got a few nail harding polish from TKMaxx I’ll not just buy them, but from today, I’ll apply them, for it all helps, to stop the breakage.
I won’t stop after Christ mas, I’ll make it a way of life and include it into my diet, I got nothing to lose.