Hair Loss and Hair Growth starts in the GUT! Yes, this is a FACT!
As “Nutrition Britt” says “We Are What We DIGEST!”
If we have poor gut health our body will talk to us, but will we listen? The first signs of gut language we need to pay attention to besides a bloating belly, or pain in the belly, is when our scalp begins itching, flaking, and/or shedding. We tend to ignore the signs and say things like flaky, itchy scalps run in the family. We tend to mask up the issues with poor hairstyling techniques that will end up causing long term damage to our hair and scalp.
Our hair does not grow externally so we shouldn't only look at the external factors which hide what's truly going on within the body.
- Dry hair = You need to HYDRATE
- Itchy, dry flaky scalp, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis = possible history of Fibroids, and/or PCOS
Nutritional hair loss is not on the list of alopecia's however with poor nutrition you will experience significant hair loss. One of the main nutrients we need to grow healthy hair is Vitamin D3. 80% of the world's population is Vitamin D deficient. ○ Ferritin, Zinc, Vitamin D3, and Folate, and Iron Deficiencies causes hair loss If our gut is full of bad bacteria, it doesn't have the ability to properly absorb any nutrients we ingest. If we hurt ourselves in any way all the nutrients that are in our body will go to the area that needs healing. This is why it is important for us to consume the right amount of nutrients, by taking the right type of vitamins and eating healthy nourishing meals that support our overall quality of life.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for hair growth; However, Vitamin D is broken down in the body five to six times before it reaches the area for hair growth (Dermal Papilla). In order for vitamin D to be absorbed it has to be eaten with the proper fatty food such as avocado and salmon. Vitamin D also needs to be transported and Vitamin A and Calcium transports Vitamin D, keeping in mind that too much Vitamin A will break the hair and cause hair fall. B Vitamins the enzymes help make proteins, but when exposed to antibiotics they decrease the friendly bacteria.
Pill Form Vitamins Facts:
● Some pills are made of inflammatory material
● Takes 45min - 2 hours to digest / absorb in the belly and most of the time they pass through the belly without proper absorption. Sometimes it takes up to 4 hours
Alkaline vs. Acidic – alkaline kills bacteria / acidic allows bacteria to borrow. Faucet water has high levels of lead or chlorine in the water which can cause hair to become dry and weakened but this usually results in brittle or damaged hair, with hair breakage along the shafts seen, rather than hair loss from the follicle. "help-needed-for-extreme-hair-thinning-caused-by-tap-water."
· Exercise often to get the blood moving
· Allergies – Stop Self Diagnosing. Even though you don't have a visual outbreak externally does not mean you’re not having an allergic reaction or an intolerance internally that is causing more inflammation in the gut.
Eating a balanced anti-inflammatory diet is important and adds to your nutrition by decreasing the unfriendly bacteria. We eat so much GMO food and GMO foods have residue of GLYPHOSATE). GLYPHOSATE is in our water, veggies, soy oil, corn oil, livestock and many other foods. GYPHOSATE IS AN ANTIBIOTIC.
According to Dr. Eric Berg these 7 Vitamins assist with achieving beautiful hair Top 7 Vitamins and Nutrients for Hair Growth – Dr. Eric Berg
- Zinc - Trace Minerals and grows proteins
- Copper -Trace Minerals ( if deficient you will have split ends)
- Silica - Trace Minerals and makes hair and nails strong
- Biotin - B vitamin, protein production, strengthens hair, (shouldn't take alone needs B complex together - non synthetic)
- B6 - is a spark plug and makes things work well together (skin, nails, muscles) individuals with B6 deficiency has issues with protein and collagen production.
- Collagen - hair is made with a type of protein called collagen (loss of collagen because of DIGESTIVE SYSTEM = not enough stomach acid to breakdown /digest the collagen.
- Trace Minerals - minerals needed in small amounts, enzymes and proteins rebuild proteins in the body (ligament, tendons, hair nails etc.)
With the understanding that good or bad gut health has a lot to do with how our bodies absorb the nutrients we consume, and chronic inflammation is associated with disease within the body health.harvard.edu we should try to be more mindful of the things we consume as well as practice living a healthier lifestyle.