The factors that lead to hair loss in women are mainly due to the impact of female hormonal problems. Stress, disease, nutrient deficiencies, medication (eg, for birth control) and systemic inflammation can all cause hair loss due to hormonal problems.
Well, now that you understand more about how the underlying hormonal imbalance can cause hair loss, let’s learn some ways to help regenerate your hair. First, breathe deeply!
By encouraging hormonal balance through the focus of dietary changes, stress management and exercise skills, you can help your hair regrow. After covering tips to strengthen each of these areas, you will know the best herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies that could also be useful.
A diet that normalizes blood sugar and insulin, which strengthens thyroid health and helps reduce inflammation, will provide nutrients for optimum cellular health, including hair health. Insulin levels affect body fat storage and hair growth (in addition to many other body processes).
High levels of blood sugar and insulin divert hormone metabolism to excessive amounts of hormones, according to the doctor Christiane Northrup and studies have found that women with insulin resistance are at increased risk of experiencing a pattern of female baldness.
Nutrients, or lack thereof, can also affect hair growth. Vitamin A helps in the synthesis of fat in the hair follicles, favoring growth. Vitamin E helps protect cells against hair damage; And the vitamins of group B also help to restore the thickness and give shine to the hair. Vitamin C and zinc also help repair cellular damage from the inside out, contributing to the growth of a healthy mane. Dr. Sarah Gottfried
In order to prevent hair loss and promote healthy hair growth, it is vital to focus on eating a balanced diet such as the fertility diet. Whole natural foods contain vitamins and minerals, as well as the catalysts and enzymes needed so that each nutrient can be used properly by the body.
The fertility diet and nutrients listed below have a multitude of fertility health benefits and as we have discussed in detail in numerous articles on isbeautytips.cpm, today we will focus mainly on the health benefits of hair And growth, along with hormonal balance.
The fiber helps the body’s ability to metabolize and eliminate excess estrogen and xenohormones, and regulate levels of blood sugar. Fundamental to achieving hormonal balance! Green leafy vegetables are the richest sources of fiber, as are whole grains and beans.
Iron and protein
Many vegetables and animal proteins are also rich sources of iron and amino acids. The iron and amino acids are the building blocks for body cells, including hair. The structure of hair comes from a hardened protein called keratin. Without enough keratin, the hair grows more slowly, and the individual filaments that grow are weaker.
Food sources of protein, iron and amino acids are: Brewer’s yeast, fish, meat from grass-fed animals, as well as eggs, organic dairy, nuts, dark leafy vegetables and spinach. In particular, spinach is a source of folic acid that is necessary for the creation of red blood cells.
When cells are not getting enough oxygen and iron levels are low (anemia), they can not function properly causing a variety of symptoms, one of which may be hair loss.
Vitamin C helps the body’s ability to absorb iron and is also necessary for the formation of collagen, the fiber needed by hair follicles, blood vessels and skin to stay healthy and grow. Foods rich in vitamin C are: Citrus fruits, red peppers, broccoli, blueberries, cabbage, potatoes and tomatoes.
Vitamin A is necessary for all cell growth, hair included… However, you have to be careful, not to consume too much vitamin A, since it can cause hair loss. Sweet potatoes, carrots, dark green vegetables, squash, lettuce, dried apricots, melons, peppers and some tropical fruits are very good sources of vitamin A.
Vitamins of group B
Folic acid, B6 and B12 are specifically involved in the creation of red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen; Deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells. Including scalp cells, hair follicles, and even for new hair growth. The cells starve without enough oxygen and the hair can weaken, grow slowly, even fall.
Consider eating: Seafood (clams, oysters, mussels, lobster, crab, tuna, wild salmon), eggs, lean pork, dairy products, lentils, lentils, bean in their various varieties, chickpeas, cabbage, mustard greens, asparagus And broccoli.
The biotin is a specific group vitamin essential for hair growth and overall health of the scalp B. The biotin deficiency causes hair loss and supplementing the diet with about 5-8 grams daily can help regenerate hair. The human body makes biotin in the intestine and many foods contain this nutrient, eg, eggs. You have to eat eggs again!
They are rich in protein, b-group vitamins such as biotin and cholesterol that we now know to be healthy (important for the production of hormones). People who suffer bowel problems may need to supplement beyond consuming foods rich in biotin. The foods richest in biotin are: Avocado, nuts such as peanuts / almonds and wheat bran.
Zinc is necessary for the growth and repair of tissues (including hair growth) as well as to maintain the health of the sebaceous glands surrounding the hair follicle. Low zinc levels can cause slow hair growth, even hair loss. Zinc is essential for: Stimulating hair growth, reducing androgen levels, reducing inflammation, promoting ovulation.
While zinc found in oysters, shrimp, beef, venison and turkey, it can be damaged by the heat of the kitchen, so be sure to also eat raw sesame and pumpkin seeds, peas and yogurt.
Active Lifestyle and Hormonal Problems
Exercise is important for overall health and fertility, since it keeps the body oxygenated by increasing circulation. It is also important to lower excess body fat. Excessive adipose tissue (fat cells) reduces insulin levels and strengthens with estrogen. An excessive combination of estrogens, with low insulin levels and elevated androgens (high testosterone levels) can lead to hair loss in women. This is common in women with classic PCOS.
Hormonal problems can be prevented by managing stress
It is imperative for the health of the fertility to work diligently in achieving to diminish the stress.
Chronic stress can cause hormonal imbalance!
When the body is stressed it redirects the energy used in non-critical life processes like hair growth and ovulation, to the critical functions of the body that keep us alive like breathing and cardiac function.
Herbs and nutritional supplements
DIM is a potent plant nutrient found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale and turnip, promotes the balance and metabolism of estrogens. DIM helps the body process and eliminate excess estrogen in order to achieve hormonal balance.
Saw Palmetto or American dwarf palm (Serenoa repens)
Saw Palmetto is an herb traditionally used to promote hair growth and help improve the metabolism of estrogen and androgen in women. Saw Palmetto is, in part, an inhibitor of 5-alpha-reductase that reduces DHT levels. This is done by preventing a chemical modification that regulates testosterone [inhibits the conversion of testosterone to DHT: Overeating is one of the major contributors to female hair loss]
FO-Ti (Polygonum multiflorum)
Also called Shou Wu Pain and Ho Shu Wu, Fo Ti is an ideal adaptogenic herb to restore hair growth, return its natural color to gray hair, increase energy as well as support longevity of fertility in different ways.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract is a natural source of vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Grape seed extract acts as an anti-inflammatory at the same time contributes to healthy circulation within the body.
It also contains oligomeric proanthocyanidins or OPC which inhibits the production of DHT, known to hinder hair growth.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
Deficits in EFAs, such as arachidonic acid (ARA), can lead to hair loss. Take a premium omega-3 supplement such as cod liver oil along with reducing or eliminating vegetable oils (present in most processed foods) that contribute to an inflammatory state in the body not only Will support hair health, but will also help regulate hormones, ovulation and improve the quality of cells.
Acupuncture and home remedies to overcome hormonal problems
I have read several stories of women who have tried acupuncture as part of their healing experience. Some experienced hair regeneration and others, however, did not. Acupuncture has many health benefits of fertility – from stress reduction, increased circulation and regulation of hormones to increase the functioning of the immune system – which, in my personal opinion, is worth trying.
Rub a piece of fresh ginger sliced into your scalp before washing. Ginger is a warm-up herb that stimulates circulation in the scalp, providing oxygen-rich, nutrient-rich blood to new hair sprouts.
Use a wide tooth comb to comb wet hair; However, it is advisable to avoid brushing the hair when it is wet.
Use chemical-free natural hair care products; Avoid conventional hair or hair products promoted to regrow hair. These often simply cover the hair to make it appear fuller, thicker, giving the illusion of improvement in the health of the hair.
There is intense research on hair care products containing plant stem cells. A relatively new discovery is about plant stem cells, specifically Lepidoptera (Ajuga) and Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens), inhibit the production of DHT. Licipio has also been found to be very high in antioxidants.
Addressing the cause of hair loss due to hormonal problems is a key step for any woman experiencing such disorder. If the thyroid is malfunctioning, it is important to strengthen the healthy function of the thyroid. If you are in birth control, consider stopping your use.
If hair loss is related to PCOS, learn more about that health issue. If the body lacks certain nutrients, focus on consuming foods rich in such nutrients. Herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies are powerful and most effective when the body is in balance. This journey and the events that come up on the road require patience.