Hair Loss and Body Health
by Jennifer McCowan
Did you know that hair loss is a sign that your body is giving you when something isn’t right?
All sorts of triggers and disorders of the body can cause hair loss along with medications, hormone imbalances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies,
Hair follicle cells are some of the fastest reproducing cells in our body, and they are in constant activity. It is critical to follow a good diet plan, or healthy eating strategy, to keep them working at an optimal level.
Hair is mostly made up of keratin, a protein that our body makes from the food we eat. Without the proper amount of protein, our hair is one of the first things to take a hit. If you are already experiencing hair loss, this can compound your issue.
Many people follow trendy fad diets because it’s the latest weight loss strategy, when, in fact, research shows these extreme diets over long periods can have devastating effects on the body. It is always best to try and eat from all four food groups. This is not to say you should start eating and drinking those foods if you are dairy or gluten-intolerant. A food allergy or intolerance requires a specific diet. However, it is critical to find options that will best suit your body and allow you to get sufficient protein.
My Top five Favourite Foods That Promote Hair Growth
- Eggs—high in biotin and a great source of protein
- Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables—contain folate, iron, vitamins A & C
- Salmon, herring, and mackerel—fresh is best, contains omega 3, 6, and antioxidants
- Sweet potatoes—high in beta carotene which converts to vitamin A
- Avocados—high in vitamin E and EFAs
BONUS tips: Stay hydrated! Drink at least 1.5 litres of filtered water daily!
It’s usually best to eat small meals or snacks every two or three hours. Remember, hair follicles (where your hair grows from) contain cells that are constantly metabolizing, or creating new energy for the hair, so eating more meals more frequently keeps you from going hungry, and also allows those cells to have a constant source of energy. Permission to snack!
At Hope Hair Recovery, we are pleased to announce that we are now offering Epigenetic Hair Analysis reports, which give you a 30-page report on your specific needs, beginning with food and food-additive intolerances, vitamin and mineral levels, omegas, toxins, bacteria, molds, EMF exposure, chemicals, and more! If you want to optimize your wellness, or have suffered from an ailment you can’t explain, this is the test for you, and with everyone so concerned about COVID-19, NOW is the time to be at your very best.
Hope Hair Recovery/Jennifer McCowan are pleased to announce that we have relocated to offer you new and world-class services along with plenty of free parking. Our new location is at 138–105th St. E., Suite 2, Saskatoon. We are officially Saskatchewan’s premier destination for all patients with hair and scalp concerns, providing an all-encompassing destination with the province's only Certified Trichologist, as well as whole body health options and spiritual/mental health needs.
To learn more about how to optimize your wellness plan, contact Hope Hair Recovery at (306) 373-HOPE (4673). Also see the display ad on page 22 of the 26.4 March/April issue of the WHOLifE Journal.