Diet and Hair Loss
Good nutrition is important to having
thick, full, luxurious hair.
What we eat, without argument, affects
the growth and health of our bodies, including our hair.
If your hair is nourished with proper vitamins and minerals
and looked after with massaging, cleansing, conditioning
and regular exercise, you will have strong and healthy
To ensure good hair growth and replacement,
the hair root needs a constant supply of oxygen and
nutritional substances which it obtains from the blood.
This means that a certain number of conditions regarding
nutrition must be met.
To combat vitamin deficiencies, add
a nutritional supplement that has been especially developed
to nourish the starved hair follicle from within. These
natural biological agents must be supplied in a balanced
ratio so that your body can absorb them without overloading
or undersupplying your system. By doing so, you will
revitalize your tired hair as well as your nails.
Based on available scientific knowledge
of the relation between good nutrition and good hair
growth, I also recommend the following diet rules for
a healthy scalp and hair:
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Do not overcook your vegetables as many valuable vitamins
and minerals are destroyed or lost in cooking.
Eat foods rich in B vitamins: liver, wheat germ, nuts,
peas, whole grains. Fortify your diet with natural Vitamin
Avoid the excessive intake of animal fats and refined
carbohydrates: white sugar, white flour and foods made
from them. Replace animal fats and hydrogenated fats
in your diet with unsaturated vegetable oils: corn oil,
safflower oil, wheat germ oil, olive oil, etc.
Adequate amounts of protein in the diet work to maintain
and build new tissues in the body, including new hair
follicles. Research has shown that people who follow
a low protein diet have displayed signs of hair loss.
Avoid smoking. Smoking constricts the arteries and the
small blood capillaries, while slowing down blood circulation.