Okay . . . so today let's talk about why "food" especially "Holiday food" can cause "hair loss"
Simply put . . . all those "SUGARY" yummy treats and desserts we love so much . . . cause "inflammation" in the body . . . and eating too much "sugar" and "carbohydrates" allows the "sugar" to flood our blood . . . causing a "spike" of "insulin" and "androgens" . . . which then "BINDS" to "hair follicles" . . . causing "hair" to "FALL OUT"!
Simple as that . . .
And what other foods can cause this "LOSS OF HAIR"???
Well . . . that would be . . .
Dairy - any and all
Sugar - any and all
Refined carbohydrates - this is processed foods
Most nuts - contain "selenium" which we need, but in large quantities can cause an issue
Swordfish - due to the mercury content
Greasy foods - too many Omega 6s
Carbonated drinks - makes the body too "acidic"
A low protein diet - puts hair growth in a "resting" phase. which can lead to hair loss
Taking too much vitamin A - check your "A" supplements - 2500 mg is too much
I know . . . you're thinking . . . I can't give up my "alcohol" for the "holidays" . . .
Well . . . maybe we need to think twice . . . because over time "alcohol" can cause, dry, brittle, breaking hair . . . with excessive "HAIR LOSS"!
Why you ask???
Well . . . the combination of "dehydration" and "malnutrition" from drinking "alcohol" can make it hard for the body to "rebuild" hair follicles and therefore . . . healthy hair.
"Alcohol" can also cause "hormonal" issues that can also "thin" hair.
Now . . . the good news is . . . if we "do" stop drinking "alcohol" . . . our "hair" will regain its former strength as the body begins to repair itself from the damage of drinking
Okay . . . so next question . . . if we have a "hair thinning" or "hair loss" problem . . . how can we repair the growth of our "hair"???
Well . . . to start . . . adding Omega 3s into the diet. Also adding eggs, green leafy vegetables, fruits, berries. sweet potatoes, avocados and seeds will help.
In other words . . . eating an "anti-inflammatory" diet . . . like my "Compliant" Pattern Eating Diet that you can find on my website at: miraclemeadows.net/shop
Now tomorrow . . . let's talk about the REAL nit and grit of our "hair" and how to keep it full and healthy.
Question . . . Why is our "hair" so important and why does it mean so much to us???
Well . . . tomorrow we'll find out the answer to that question.
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