Friday, 5 January 2018

Nails.



If I had kept all my nail clippings since I was little, I would by now have a mountain the size of Snowdon.

My nails grow at an unprecedented speed; it is a constant battle keeping pace with them.

Women often used to say how lucky I was, but I never saw it that way. Being a keen gardener, they are always grubby, and need almost daily trimming to avoid things sprouting from the accumulated dirt.

I am aware that nails depend on Biotin for growth, but I'd never previously thought of seeing from where it is sourced. Consulting Dr Google, it seems that almost everything I enjoy eating is rich in Biotin, so maybe I need to change my diet. (Maybe I enjoy eating those things BECAUSE they are rich in Biotin)

I have nothing against my Frankenstein nail growth, but it would be nice not to have to clip them several bloody times a week.



38 comments:

  1. Same here, Cro. My nails grow amazingly fast, and I hate it!

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    1. Ha ha, nice to know there are others with the same problem.

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    2. Same here. I always seem to be cutting my nails. I looked up Biotin and see that, not surprisingly, it is also good for hair. I do not plan to change my diet.

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  2. You keep your nails very nice and clean too.
    Greetings Maria x

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  3. Do your toe nails grow as fast? They are the problem as you grow older. Seeing what you're doing for a start. They seem to get farther and farther away.

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    1. Yes, but I attend to them less. I do a two-weekly foot pampering, which always feels great.

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  4. Me too, later when i'll come back home from my duties of the day.

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    1. Almost as interesting as your usual comments.

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    2. Poor argument. There is one big difference..I'm young and you are going steadily towards your eighty years I suppose You can get as much Biotin in your food as you want .....

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    3. YOU ARE YOUNG? I had always imagined you were ancient; your arguments suggest as much.

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  6. Not a problem I have, two weeks for finger nails, about 6 for toenails. Local Alien is right about toe nails, which is why people of certain age go to places to have them trimmed. A bad back makes it all the harder.

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    1. I would hate to have people fiddle with my toe nails.

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  7. I must check up on this biotin thing.....could do with more hair !!

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    1. Me too, but it doesn't seem to work on hair; at least not mine.

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  8. I just looked it up. I eat all of those biotin rich foods daily and yet my nails and hair STILL grow really slowly so I must be going wrong somewhere. I need a nail trim and hair cut once in three months. Peanuts - can't get enough of them, and sunflower seeds!

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    1. Think yourself lucky; all that time you're saving.

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  9. It is all in the genes. Forget the buying biotin supplements propaganda. They just want you to buy it.

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    1. I never buy supplements. Waste of money

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  10. Christopher Lloyd used to put his nail clippings on his garden. Since reading this many years ago I've done the same. Never taken a supplement in my life. Loathe long nails, especially when varnished.

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    1. Lloyd was an E Sussex man like myself. I suppose I should follow his ways. His garden was superb; it must work!

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  11. My nails grow quickly too but I can't bear them long. My daughters have beautifully painted talons but then they don't do any hard work!

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    1. Not good for gardening or painting. Too dirty.

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  12. I know when I haven't been making pots..I have to trim my nails!

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    1. Sounds like you use very gritty clay.

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  13. If you had kept all the nail clippings since you were little, I don't think I would want to know you.

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    1. Howard Hughes kept all his piss, you'd have wanted to know him even less.

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  14. Never heard of biotin but I heard once, and once only, that eating jelly is good for the nails. Don't know what it does to rest of your body. Not a lot of good I suppose.

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    1. Maybe I've eaten too much of it; I love those little squares of Chivers jelly.

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  15. That's interesting because I was commenting to a friend the other day that nails (and beard) sometimes grow at an alarming rate and sometimes (usually when one has just broken a nail) they grow really slowly.

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