A wholesome diet, rich in silica, calcium and iron will help reduce or prevent hair loss. Leafy, green vegetables are good mineral sources. Raw oats provide silica. Dried fruits and cherry juice are rich sources of iron.For women, thinning hair or hair loss can be a sign of a problem in the gastrointestinal tract. It could be a sign of insufficient stomach acids; It could also mean a deficiency of protein, zinc, iron and /or other nutrients.

For men, the balding process can be slowed down by adopting a low-fat diet. Male pattern baldness has been linked to increased testosterone levels during puberty. A high-fat, meat-based diet raises testosterone levels, and that may adversely affect hair follicles. Eating low-fat foods may not stop hair loss; but it might help slow it down. Anaemia is one of the most frequent causes of hair loss. Eat plenty of iron-rich foods, like liver (unless pregnant) and other organ meat, whole grain cereals, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs, dates and raisins.

The hair is comprised mostly of protein. To encourage hair growth, adhere to a diet rich in protein. A recommended diet for this purpose includes calf liver, brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, and two tablespoons of granulated lecithin. Along with protein, these foods are also high in B vitamins – an important nutrient for hair growth.

 

Studies have indicated that soy protein reinforces hair and stimulates its growth. Tofu and soy milk are good sources of soy protein. Other sources of protein are : low-fat cheese, eggs, fish, beans, brewer’s yeast and yogurt.

Another important nutrient for healthy hair is Silica. Organic silica added to Shampoo is believed to prevent baldness, simulate healthier hair growth and endow it with shine, lustre and strength. Silica can be applied externally to re-grow already lost hair.

 

Silica is found in the outer coverings of potatoes, green and red peppers and cucumbers. Bean sprouts are also high in silica..

 

Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron. Include a good serving of fruits and vegetables in your diet.

Vitamin E is important for healthy hair growth. Eat avocados, nuts, seeds, and olive oil on a regular basis.

 

If hair loss is due to thyroid dysfunction, eat more foods rich in vitamin A and iodine. Vegetables such as carrots or spinach. Unrefined, cold-pressed seed oils such as flax, walnut or pumpkin seed and sea salt. Take turnips, cabbage, mustard, soy beans, peanuts, pine nuts and millet if there is a deficiency of iodine.

Caution: Excessive intake of Vitamin A can cause hair loss.

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Questions & Answers

I should look at my mother's family to see if I am going to loose my hair - the gene comes from the maternal side.

Hereditary hair loss can be passed on by either parent, although the strongest influence is on the maternal side. The gene or genes responsible for this have not yet been identified and the pattern of inheritance is complex. If hair loss in the family, it is likely that you too will be affected. However there are other reasons for hair loss apart from heredity.

Losing an average of 40-100 hairs a day is normal - they just grow back again,

It is true for people who don’t have male pattern baldness, and there hairs that fall out will soon be replaced by new once. If you are suffering from hereditary hair loss, those hair often came from follicles that are shrinking and the new hairs emerging from these follicles will be thinner. Eventually the follicles shut down and no longer produce hair at all.

I can increase number of follicles on my scalp by using drugs.

Yes surely!! we can with the help of new advanced Root Grow Therapy. We can increase destiny volume and number of hair follicles

Blow-drying can cause hair loss.

No, but it can dry, burn and damage hairs that may then fall out. If you are suffering from hereditary hair loss, the new hairs that grow are often thinner and less visible than the ones they are replacing.

Bald men are more virile.

There is little evidence of excess levels of testosterone or related hormones in bald man. The belief that baldness makes you more virile than a man with full head of hair is, unfortunately, without scientific foundation.

You wash your hair too often, you will go bald.

Frequent shampooing has no effect, positive or negative, on hereditary hair loss. But it is important to take good care of the hair you have.

If I take special dietary supplements I can prevent hair loss.

In most cases, hair loss is due to genes and the way that your hair follicles respond to male hormones. Severe malnutrition can bring on hair loss but this in unrelated to hereditary hair loss. However a poor diet can bring on predetermined hereditary hair loss earlier that expected.

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