For the longest time, androgenetic alopecia has been thought of as a purely genetic phenomenon. And while there is a strong genetic component to hair loss, new evidence is highlighting the importance of environmental factors. One such factor is diet – particularly sugar consumption. In this post we’ll look at why sugar is especially dangerous for those losing their hair and how reducing sugar intake may slow, or even reverse, hair loss.
Endocrine disruptors are linked with a growing number of health issues. They’re said to be found in everything from food and drink to beauty products. They imitate the effects of hormones such as estrogen and testosterone and disrupt the body’s natural balance. Unsurprisingly, endocrine disruptors are linked with a host of hormone-related health issues. Androgenetic alopecia, also known as pattern hair loss, is a hormone-related condition. So is there a link? Do endocrine disruptors cause hair loss?
If it sounds too good to be true, it normally is! Onion juice is a popular home remedy for hair loss online. And there is also some research to suggest it may be effective for specific types of hair loss. But could curing hair loss really be this simple? Let’s take a look at the evidence.
It’s popularly touted as a natural hair loss treatment – but does it actually work? Rich in polyphenols, vitamins and minerals, olive oil is often recommended as both a topical therapy and a dietary addition to prevent hair loss. So what does the evidence say? Is olive oil good for hair loss?
Since the discovery in 2012 of a link between androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) and PGD2, the race has been on to find a hair loss cure based on this discovery. Big pharma is currently trialling a range of PGD2-based hair loss treatments. But many natural products that may reduce PGD2 already exist. One of them is resveratrol – but is it effective for treating hair loss?
There’s no magic bullet that cures hair loss completely. But natural hair loss treatments can be effective. What’s more, not everyone is comfortable taking prescription drugs. This article compiles the products, supplements, and treatments that really work to stop hair loss naturally. Based on clinical trials, theory, and community experimentation, this is the ultimate guide to natural hair loss treatments!
It seems gyms are popping up all over the country. Bodybuilding and lifting weights have never been more popular. And with this boom in popularity comes an increased demand for supplements such as protein powders and amino acids. But one such supplement – creatine – has been linked with increased hair loss. So is this a fact or a myth? Does creatine really cause hair loss?
The first thing most people do when they notice hair loss or thinning hair is try and identify lifestyle factors that might be causing it. Of course, genetic factors play a significant role in most types of hair loss, but environmental factors can certainly exacerbate or reduce it. And if you smoke weed regularly, you might be wondering if there’s a connection between cannabis and hair loss. So let’s take a look at the evidence.
Androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, is a complicated condition. Despite plaguing men – and women – for thousands of years, it is still not fully understood. The conventional wisdom says that it’s entirely caused by genetics. But new evidence suggests diet may play a role too, with hair loss linked to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. In this post, we’ll look at how to reverse these conditions and regrow your hair by changing what you eat.
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