Mr. A, a young professional who works in the city came to see me. He had a good job and no major worries. The only thing that he reluctantly told me that was disturbing his sleep by worrying about it was his hair thinning. His hair, he said also seemed to be falling out more than usual. He was not keen to use anything that was drug related, but felt he needed to do something fast.
If you are in the same situation there are several factors that need to be considered for hair loss, both for men and women:
- Ensure you are using natural shampoos that are gentle, this means without SLS-sodium lauryl sulphate, and a foaming agent. 99 percent of shampoos contain SLS.
- Pay attention to your nutrition. Nutrition plays an important part in optimum hair growth.
The secret is to eat a healthy diet, high in green salads and vegetables with protein, add complex carbohydrates and make adjustments around this.
According to Ayurveda, the body is made up of three energies Vata, Pitta and Kapha. When these energies are out of sync, the body has disease. It is thought that in hair loss, pitta energy is out of balance, therefore this needs to be balanced with the correct foods, in order to help healthy growth of hair.
Pitta energy is also responsible for metabolism in the organs, tissue systems and cellular metabolism, premature hair loss and hair thinning. When any of the doshas (Vata, Pitta or Kapha) accumulate in excess of our “norm” we need to reduce the dosha that has become excessive. Excess Pitta energy in the sebaceous glands at the root of the hair, or folliculitis can cause a weakened hair. The Ayurvedic theory is to reduce or pacify the Pitta energy.
That is how we created the Nutrigro® Nutrition Plan, based on an ancient holistic medical system called Ayurveda and the latest scientific research.
As an example, excessive intake of tea, coffee, salt, alcohol, meats (particularly red), pickles, yoghurt, cheese and excessive smoking are harming the body. Such foods increase pitta energy, so cut down on these. Eating too many fried, oily, greasy, spicy, sour and acidic foods also aggravates Pitta.
To counteract Pitta energy your diet should contain more green leafy vegetables, salads, milk, fruits and sprouts.
Latest research suggests that it is also the lack of certain trace minerals, some vitamins and protein that hair requires for optimal growth a factor for hair loss or hair thinning. It is therefore recommended to take Hair Food Capsules which help maintain healthy existing hair growth and follicle health by ensuring there is a full quota of nutrients available.
- Life changes. During pregnancy and menopause, the body undergoes many changes, and the fluctuations in hormones can lead to hair thinning and hair loss.
Try adding vitamins, minerals and protein supplements to your diet which also contain phyto oestogens such as soy which mimic normal hormones and can help to balance. Others contain fenugreek and Indian gooseberry botanicals which have been traditionally used to help fight hair loss.
In men, an imbalance of the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is implicated in hair thinning and hair loss. T aking Male Hair Food Capsules daily, which contain the Nutrigro Complex and DHT fighting Saw Palmetto can help you get back on track.
- Stress. Some people find that when they are going through stress, they experience more hair loss. Counteract stress by using calming and relaxing techniques such as deep breathing, meditation and yoga.
Furthermore, a new treatment involves using an LED hand held scalp roller over the whole of the scalp where there is hair thinning has been available for the public in the last years. The roller forms micro channels which stimulates blood flow to the hair follicle and, when used in conjunction with a serum (as it should be), it boosts absorption of subsequent hair ingredients up to 90 percent. The Nutrigro red LED light Scalp Roller stimulates regeneration of cells and stimulates the hair follicle. This treatment can be used for men and women.
It’s important to keep in mind that all changes come from within. With a proper diet, a balanced life and the help of professional treatments most of our hair loss and hair thinning problems can be solved. Act today.