Nutrition and Hair Health
More than ever, we are seeing an increase in hair loss and a decline in hair health. Anywhere you go, you will notice people walking around trying to hide thinning hair or complete hair loss by covering it up with wigs, teasing, styling, or even hats.
What if there was a way to prevent hair loss without having to take medications, going to clinics, or using expensive treatments? What if there was a way for hair to naturally look shiny?
There are treatment centers that have helped many people for these exact hair issues. You’ve seen all the products out there that reverse hair loss. Those products even help with shine and plumping up the hair. Every day, people search for online articles on tricks that can help the appearance of hair loss.
Studies are showing more and more that our nutrition is diminishing in the United States with cases of obesity and inability to fight diseases. Could it be possible that there is a relationship between nutrition and hair health? In the Twilight Series: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Bella becomes seriously malnourished because of her pregnancy. At the end, when the venom kicks in and breathes life back into her, you see her hair all of a sudden rejuvenate with color and health. This is a great example of how our diets can suck the life out us or breathe life back into our bodies. Malnutrition is a serious concern as our nation turns to processed foods, void of nutritional value and high in empty calories.
As our foods go through processing and sit on the shelves with preservatives, plastics and chemicals, they lose their natural nutrition and just become calories you use to feed your appetite. Most Americans have now heard that eating fresh & raw foods are the easiest and best way to get the nutrients you need. Foods in their most raw & fresh forms have the highest nutrient level than in any other form.
“How does all of this affect my hair loss?” Well, hair health starts from the inside. When you are malnourished, your body does not get the proteins it needs to grow healthy hair. Your skin starts drying out and to compensate, your body tries to produce more oils, which actually clogs up hair follicles causing hair to thin and eventually die out. Once the follicle is clogged with extra oil, it becomes very difficult to clear that follicle to grow new hair.
So, what should you do to improve your hair health?
- Start now by cleaning up your diet with fresh fruits and veggies.
- Juicing is a great way to get a lot of nutrients without having to eat a lot.
- Cut out as many processed foods as possible (including white sugar, white flour, and white salt- these foods go through a bleaching process- adding bleach to our diets is a slow way to poison our bodies).
- Cut out the chemicals in your diet, such as artificial sweeteners, monosodium glutamate (MSG), dyes, preservatives & hormone filled meats.
- Read the ingredients on the food you buy before you consume that food.
- Start researching new ways to add absorption-ready nutrients to your diet.
- Add in supplemental vitamins (whole food vitamins are the best kind of vitamins- brands such as Standard Process and Zeal are a couple of examples of whole food vitamins- this kind of vitamin is made from food which is proven to absorb into your body better than any synthetic vitamins).
As Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Let your food prevent your hair loss, before it becomes a problem!
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