Nutrition could be the key to prevent or reverse male and female baldness June 21 2014
Are you one of the many men or woman having trouble sleeping at least eight uninterrupted hours at night?
If you are you are… your lack of sleep is preventing your body from making the essential “T” hormones.
Why are “T” hormones so important?
“T” or Thyroid hormones are necessary to:
- Control the rate at which your body burns calories (your metabolism).
- Increase muscle strength.
- Control how quickly your body replaces dying cells.
- Achieve weight loss.
- Control hair loss.
Dr. Suman Khulbe practitioner certified by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine Board suggests:
- Adding vitamin D and zinc to your daily routine,
- Eliminating “junk food” from your diet,
- Increasing the quantity of good fats (like coconut oil, Omegas 3 and 7) in your regime.
By changing our habits and introducing the above components to our nutrition, Dr Khulbe predicts we could help stop hair loss, lose some weight and sleep better.
Beyond Nutritional Adjustments
Dermatologist Dr. Chiranjiv Chabbra, however, differ.
According to Dr Chabbra, Dr Khulbe’s suggestions are simply not enough. What we need to prevent or reverse baldness and achieve healthy hair growth is to consume the following essential minerals and vitamins:
Silica: Surprisingly, our hair needs 90 micrograms, almost as much as the 100 micrograms per gram of silica required by our bones. Silica stimulates healthier hair growth but above all guarantees strong, shiny and lustrous hair.
Copper: Lack of copper will lead to hair breakage and pigmentation loss or premature greying.
Zinc: Found in nuts, bananas and animal protein, zinc is essential in hair formation and strengthening of hair follicles.
Selenium: This element helps prevent split ends, hair breakage, fight dandruff and several other scalp problems. Selenium is found in fish, cottage cheese, oats and garlic.
Biotin: An extremely important vitamin found in berries, milk, and nuts. A Biotin deficiency results in brittle, rough, thin hair and broken nails.
Iron: Abundant in spinach, an iron deficiency can suggest anemia and alopecia (the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows).
Vitamin D3: Salmon is a fantastic source of Vitamin D3 and something you should start eating as soon as you begin noticing patches on your scalp. Talk to your doctor as well to start supplementing.
Vitamin E: Found in all leafy greens, Vitamin E is often recommended to people suffering from hair issues to help them maintain a healthy, shiny hair.
So whether you prefer to start with baby steps and follow Dr Khulbe’s advice or whether you feel it’s time to go beyond the usual nutritional adjustments often suggested by most hair specialists, there is no doubt that your overall health and well being will benefit from eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins.
So, every time you put something in your mouth, think whether it will speed up hair loss.
If you are already seeing signs of thinning on the top of the scalp, you can begin counteracting or at least slowing down the process, by:
a) changing your hair products and
b) by eating a healthy diet rich in the minerals mentioned above.
Please leave a comment, I hope this articles help you on your way to recover your healthy mane.
To your health,