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Unexpected benefit from taking a supplement for cracks/splits on fingers/thumbs
Hi, for many years I had suffered from splits/cracks at the end of one thumb. These were vile - they started like a paper cut, really skinny, but then blossomed into a really wide, gaping split. This would then break open further, bleeding for weeks until they decided to heal - there was no hurrying the buggers - they healed when they wanted to with absolutely no rushing. What was left was a great big lump of scar tissue, which I used to bite off (well, wouldn't anyone?) My GP could only suggest stitching - NOOOOOOOO - that is never going to work if you have ever seen one of these splits in action. Eventually, I Googled - the best of the seriously mad remedies (I think there were toads in there!) was to take flaxseed oil capsules. I AM CURED! Since taking these, I have no splits/cracks, which is wonderful. A bonus is that after 4 months of taking this, my fingernails, which were always dreadful - 5 decades of weak, broken, pathetic appendages, are now the fabulous strong talons that I always wanted - I now have to file them off cos they are too long! What I wanted to ask - has anyone else had a fab side-effect from taking something?
Awesome, isn't it! We also had a great experience with flax (seeds in fact), my ds's skin changed from sandpaper-like (which had been like that for years) to silky smooth, despite drs prognosis that it would never change. Wouldn't be without my adjustable grinder and I sprinkle them on various things every so often.
I started taking flax seed oil and zinc for acne. Dh joined me as he had cracks like yours, but on his feet. My acne cleared up (dh still has the cracks though) and, many years after dh being diagnosed with infertility, I got pg!
Started ds on fish oils at about 2.5 because he was/is hyperactive and developmentally delayed (he has autism and SLD). The side effect was the dramatic change to his dry red cheeks and sore dribbly chin!
They don't taste of anything so can be added to most foods, salads etc, for most benefits they shouldn't be cooked. I use either small electric coffee-like grinder or a small hand-held seed grinder (like for pepper, but it has to be adjustable as the seeds would fall through otherwise). Flaxseeds are good for gut (soluble fibre), and they contain omega 3, good for the brain and for hormone balancing.
WOW, ib, what a brilliant "side-effect" for you!!!