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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    white marks on nails

    what causes white marks on fingernails??

    is it because of a calcium or zinc deficiency?

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    I thought it was from scraping them on something... like the top layer gets removed and is white underneath...
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I've been lead to believe it stemmed from a deficiency in calcium.
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    So I've heard as well.

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    Ya, I also heard that....but I am taking 1000 mg of calcium per day...

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    could be a fungus, have it checked to be sure (im not really sure neither)
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    Originally posted by TripleP
    Ya, I also heard that....but I am taking 1000 mg of calcium per day...
    calcuim supplements are pointless if you are deficient in vitmain D.
    though vit D defiency is rare except in asain who move to europe and cover their bodies up except their eyes.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    Originally posted by Maki Riddington
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I've been lead to believe it stemmed from a deficiency in calcium.
    I thought it was a zinc deficiency haha
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    Originally posted by body


    calcuim supplements are pointless if you are deficient in vitmain D.
    though vit D defiency is rare except in asain who move to europe and cover their bodies up except their eyes.

    So...... how do I find out if it's a vitamin D deficiency?

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    The easiest way would be to take vit D and calcium and see if no new marks develop between the cuticle and the old marks.

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    I think it's caused by iron deficiancy
    I lift weights

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    im certain it from hitting or scraping the nail.



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    You mean BOLD?

    TripleP, can you post a pic of your nails?

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    You can also get white marks on the nail if you hit your finger and cause trauma to the nail bed...slamming your finger in the door/drawer, hitting it with a hammer, dropping a weight on it...that sort of thing.

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    Originally posted by Covah
    I think it's caused by iron deficiancy

    I never thought of that...... I bet you're right. I guess I'll start taking some iron.

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    Originally posted by IceRgrrl
    You can also get white marks on the nail if you hit your finger and cause trauma to the nail bed...slamming your finger in the door/drawer, hitting it with a hammer, dropping a weight on it...that sort of thing.
    Yep. Doesn't have to be a deficiency. Impact, scraping, etc. will all cause them.
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    Originally posted by Belial


    Yep. Doesn't have to be a deficiency. Impact, scraping, etc. will all cause them.

    I don't hit or scrape my nails though..

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    What's with the new icon next to the thread in the forum's main page?

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    it means you've posted here

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    coolness

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    Yea I have the same thing on 4 of my fingernails and they almost take up the whole fingernail!!! wtf is it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by CashMoney
    wtf is it??
    This article ---> http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040315/1417.html <--- is about as exhaustive as you're gonna find regarding nail discoloration. My bet however, is still on trauma as the cause in most cases.
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    What's random is that I've been taking multis for a couple months and I only have 1 white mark on my fingernails and it's near the top so it is probably very old. But then again I don't think I've hit my nails badly recently at all.
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    Well, it's four years later and no white marks on my nails.

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