How do you Know if Hair Loss is Nutrition Related?

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You would be surprised at how many people have nutrient and diet based hair loss compared to genetic hair loss – The image above is a diagram of how nutrients are absorbed for your reference as we talk about this subject.

Yes, genetic hair loss is hard to overcome – and as of yet, we don’t have an exact way of dealing with it – but many people who have worked on resolving their hair loss issues, have significantly slowed down their hair falling out and shedding phases and managed to keep the hair that remains – some argued that this is simply because genetics allowed the hair to stay – but this is not how genetics works.

Genetics works based on your diet and lifestyle choices as well – if you maintain a certain body part or organ better using those outside factors, then yes, someone who is predispositioned for hair falling in their 20s will be able to delay it till their 50s or 60s – but since the exact science of this is not understood, many western doctors are legally obliged to state that their is no way – since they want to avoid legal action – in reality, this is a grey area, as we have seen great results in many people who have learnt to adjust their lifestyle.

This means that most people who have hair loss, always have a nutrient absorption problem, or the fact they simply are not eating the right nutrients to even be absorbed.

So for those who are not sure – here is a list of things you need in your body for hair growth as well as general health well being:

  • Collagen (Supplementation and foods like bone broth)
  • Biotin (Supplement and food)
  • COQ10 enzyme (Supplement)
  • Protein (Beef and red meat based)

The foods to avoid will be as following:

  • Sugars
  • Natural Sugars
  • Fats
  • Natural Fats
  • Carbohydrates
  • Processed foods (in cans, or boxes like cereals)

The above foods are detrimental to any hair loss regime – and should be avoided for at least a period of 3 months – after which, they can slowly add some of it, for a balanced lifestyle – but this really should be a full lifestyle change, rather than a period of dieting, as this won’t work otherwise.

The best thing about this diet is – you get to look years younger if combined with a healthy exercise program suitable for your body type and needs – some people who don’t exercise even 1 day a week will need to up their game – other will need to find other ways of exercising as only one type or style of exercise could simply be not as effective.

Now if you have an absorption problem – you are eating all the above, but you still feel like hair is falling – then you need to detox. And make it a lifestyle habit of detoxifying regularly using foods, avoiding foods such as the following:

  • Fasting (no foods all day for a specific amount of time)
  • Bone Broth Fasting (eating only bone soup for up to 2 weeks with no other foods – this renews the stomach lining and increases absorption x 10)
  • Epsom Salt baths (30 minutes of epsom salt baths help detox the body)
  • Emotional calming methods like meditation should also be done as they contribute to hormonal detox

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