(Closed) Low-carb eaters – have you noticed a change in your hair/nails?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1962 posts
Buzzing bee

You would definitely think that would be more associated with low protein intake.  Hmm sorry I cannot be more helpful.  Hopefully Ms. DG will moosey on over here.

Post # 4
4824 posts
Honey bee

Its common for very low carb eaters (think counting carbs-atkins as opposed to clean eating lower carb) to have thinning hair and fragile nails.  Its usually because they are avoiding a lot of the fruits and veggies with vital nutrients.

Post # 6
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Nails tell you A LOT about your health. Check out this slide show:


I know that the combination of thinning hair and brittle nails mixed with other signs are symtoms of hypothyroidism…. but I doubt that is the case.

You can search possibilites on http://www.webmd.com

OR… you could just be dehydrated! My initial thought was possibly lack of calcium in your diet.

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