In part 1 we covered some of the contributing factors that affect hair loss and even hair growth. For this article, please feel free to have a look at our blog. Todays’ contributing factors that will be discussed in Part 2 is hormonal imbalances, general lifestyle and diet.
Hormonal hair loss can be brought upon by a variety of reasons. This can be due to caused by PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome), childbirth, over – or underactive Thyriodism, menopause, inducing an imbalance through steroid usage and full hysterectomies just to name a few. Stress can even cause hormonal imbalances if it is over a long period of time. Inducing hormone imbalances can be caused through high levels of steroids in medication that has been prescribed or even doing steroid injections. Hormones are the messengers in the body and if they aren’t functioning properly it could lead to certain functions taking place slowly or stopping completely.
Unfortunately, what we eat becomes our hair and with the number of processed foods and unhealthy sugars, we have in our diets today, it’s no coincidence that hair loss, in general, has spiked. A healthy balanced diet means a healthy and balanced body with a lot of nutrients for the whole body to enjoy, including your hair. Eating regular meals will also assist in making sure that the nutritional value of the blood is consistent and of a good level for normal bodily function.
Cutting meals, through intermittent fasting, can be beneficial but only for a short time because your body will start taking from its reserves which isn’t always a good thing. Not so long ago we had a client that was on a very strict calory diet which she started about 4 months into her program. Though she was making major progress in weight loss she was also seeing a slow down of the great hair growth that she saw in the first four months of treatment. After we came to some form of compromise, with regards to the strictness of the calory counting, did we see her being on winning ways in as little as 8 weeks. Never underestimate the power of your diet, whichever way it learns.
The last one is general lifestyle is a blend of almost all of the factors that have been discussed. This carries an element of how active you are as in exercise, the regularity of your meals, whether you drink or smoke excessively which in turn will not only severely damage vital organs but also the valuable PH of your body. Sleeping patterns and the amount of sleep you get on a general day is important for a good lifestyle. When we sleep it gives the body the time it needs to repair and rejuvenate the cells. This plays hand in hand with your diet that would need to be balanced and sufficient for all the bodies functions, which is 70% of the calories we consume daily. By ensuring that your nutrition comes from low-calorie recipes and healthy eating habits you will be confident that the calories you are consuming would be the best for you. The amount of water that you drink will also have a bearing on the PH of your body.