Is Your Diet Causing Your Hair Loss?
Nobody likes the idea of thinning hair. How well your hair grows to replace dead and dying hair follicles depends a lot on factors like age, health, genetics, and diet.
You may not be able to do much about your age and genetics – but your diet is one thing you have control over. In fact, consuming a diet lacking the right nutrients can lead to hair loss.
Here are seven foods you should be eating to encourage thicker, healthier hair.
Eggs are a great source of protein and biotin, two nutrients that may promote hair growth. Eating enough protein is important for hair growth because hair follicles are made of mostly protein.
Studies have shown that an inadequate amount of protein in the diet can lead to hair loss.
Oily fish such as sardines, salmon, and herring are known to be high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is a powerful antioxidant with many health benefits, one of which may be preventing hair loss.
There have been several studies that have shown that omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to hair growth. In addition to omega-3s, these oily fish are also high in protein, selenium, vitamin D3, and B vitamins.
These are all nutrients that are known to promote strong and healthy hair.
Not surprisingly, a healthy hair diet contains many foods, such as spinach, that are good for you for many reasons. Spinach is loaded with beneficial nutrients like folate, iron, and vitamins A and C, all of which contribute to healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Berries, particularly dark berries like blackberries and raspberries, are high in antioxidants and other nutrients that can combat thinning hair. Antioxidants prevent the spread of “free radicals” in the body.
Free radicals cause “oxidative stress” in the body, which can lead to a number of things that cause an “aging” appearance, including damage to hair follicles, which results in thinning hair.
Avocados are a great source of so-called “healthy fats.”
They are also an excellent source of vitamin E. Vitamin E, like many of the other nutrients mentioned on this list, has powerful antioxidant properties and can also help to combat hair loss by neutralizing the oxidative damage done by free radicals.
Avocados are also a remarkable source of essential fatty acids, which are essential for healthy hair growth.
Nuts like almonds are also a great source of the nutrients known to promote healthy hair, such as vitamin E, B vitamins, zinc, and essential fatty acids.
If you want to slow hair loss, grab a handful of nuts instead of other unhealthy snacks like chips.
Beans are a great plant-based protein that should be part of any healthy diet, and in particular, a diet designed to promote healthy hair. Like nuts, beans are also high in zinc.
They also provide many other hair-healthy nutrients, including iron, biotin, and folate.
What Every Man or Woman Needs to Know About Alternative Treatments for Hair Loss
Changing your diet can help, but it may not be enough to stem the tide of hair loss.
However, if you are not too thrilled about the idea of surgery or taking drugs to treat your thinning hair, there is a remarkable, all-natural, drug-free, surgery-free treatment for hair loss that really works.
It’s called platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. Platelet-rich plasma has become one of the most powerful tools we have to help our patients look and feel younger.
PRP was first used to relieve joint pain effectively and to speed up the healing of sports-related injuries. Soon after that, those of us in the age-management field found how this incredible, all-natural healing agent could be used to restore aging skin, to rejuvenate sexual health, and we are now using PRP for hair restoration and getting remarkable results.
At NuLife Institute, our goal is to seek out and put into practice the latest advances in regenerative medicine to keep our patients looking and feeling their absolute best!
As opposed to most other treatments for thinning hair PRP:
- Is drug-free and surgery-free
- Is a simple in-office procedure, with each treatment taking only an hour or so.
- Provides thicker, more natural-looking hair
PRP can help you to get back the self-confidence that comes with a full head of hair.
Our medical director, Dr. Luis Dominguez, has used his unique, customized approach to help thousands of patients reverse the clock on aging and enjoy a whole new lease on life.
Dr. Luis Dominguez has applied his inquisitive mind and passion for evidence-based Integrative Medicine to focus on utilizing a whole-body approach that provides life-changing results.
“I was embarrassed to even go outside because of my thinning hair. As a woman, my hair loss was seriously affecting my self-esteem. I tried every product under the sun, nothing worked. I was resigned to a life of wearing scarves and hats until I met Dr. Dominguez and his staff at NuLife. Now, I have a full head of my own natural hair again. Thank you, NuLife!”
– Dominique S. Coral Gables, Fl.
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