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5 Common Hair Problems & Foods That Help Reverse Them

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5 Common Hair Problems + Foods That Help Reverse Them

I field a lot of questions and complaint about hair loss from my patients. Many of them want a quick fix or an answer as the “why,” but it’s not as simple as they’d like it to be.

I know how frustrating it can be to lose hair and feel totally helpless because I’ve dealt with thinning hair for many years. In my case, the stress of medical school, residency and life in general played a big role in my issue, but there are so many reasons why someone might be losing hair. From nutrition to hypothyroidism, hormonal changes to autoimmune disease, it’s rarely a simple discovery.

I used to beg physicians to check my thyroid function, sure it was the root of my problem. But every time, the results came back normal. It took a while, but through trial and error, I finally figure out that a poor diet was causing my hair woes. It took a few months of eating healthier, more nutrient-dense foods, but eventually my locks regained their health.

If you feel like your hair is changing quickly and you’re concerned, here are five common hair issues, what might be causing them and how to reverse them.

1. Thinning hair

If your thyroid, autoimmune and hormonal testing comes back normal, thinning hair might be a sign of protein, zinc or selenium deficiency. Since zinc promotes cell reproduction, tissue growth and repair, not having enough in your system can definitely damage your strands’ ability to grow.

Similarly, selenium functions as antioxidant, enhancing your immune system and supporting the body’s ability to continue functioning properly, including hair growth.

What to eat: Foods high in zinc include anything of animal origin, like seafood, poultry, red meat and shellfish. Eggs and milk contain zinc, but in smaller amounts, and nuts, seeds and legumes are good sources for vegetarians. Brazil nuts, organ meats and tuna are high in selenium, and of course all are high in protein.

While you can take supplements, I always caution against them since high levels of zinc have been linked to prostate cancer in men.

2. Prematurely grey hair

Hair that’s going grey prematurely is probably attached to a body that’sdeficient in vitamin B12. Since healthy, strong hair relies on a constant supply of blood and oxygen, it’s crucial to maintain optimal levels of B vitamins since they’re essential to the formation of hemoglobin, which brings around the body. If your B vitamins are low, it’s likely that the blood and oxygen supply to your hair is suffering.

Luckily, prematurely grey hair can be reversed if you get those B12 levels up.

What to eat: Foods rich in B12 include shellfish and crustaceans, liver, meat like beef and lamb, fish such as salmon, sardines and tuna, and dairy like yogurt and milk. Vegetarians are extra susceptible since the most common sources of the vitamin are in animal products, so they may want to take a daily supplement to make sure their levels are healthy.

3. Dull hair

It doesn’t take a glossy magazine ad to let us know that shiny hair is a sign of health and vitality. But you don’t need to spend money on hair dye or special products for shinier hair — just load up on protein- and iron-rich foods.

Since hair is made primarily of protein, it makes sense that including it in your diet will help maintain healthy growth and shine. Without enough protein and iron coming into your body, it’s hard to replace hair that falls out naturally. Just make sure the protein you’re eating isn’t high in fat: high-fat diets can result in increased testosterone, which has been linked to hair loss.

What to eat: Iron-rich foods include beef liver, spinach, oyster and bison. Stick to lean proteins like fish, chicken, soy, low-fat daiys, eggs and almonds. (You can take an iron supplement but I don’t recommend it unless your doctor has checked your ferritin levels. Iron is a Goldilocks-level delicate mineral: a little too high or a little too low can cause serious issues.)

4. Dry hair

The most common causes of dry, brittle hair are external: heat styling, chemical dyes, chlorine. But if you’re not guilty of any of these and your doctor has cleared you of medical reasons, you might want to incorporate more fatty foods into your diet.

If your hair is dry and brittle to the touch, it may because your scalp isn’t getting or producing enough natural oils to moisturize your locks as they grow out. Load up on essential fatty acids, something the body needs but can’t produce on its own. Focus on Omega-3s, which help blood circulation and cell growth, and help hair follicles absorb nutrients better so they’re moisturized and strong as the strands grow.

What to eat: Try incorporating foods like salmon, walnuts, chia seeds and flaxseed into your diet. Another trick I like is to use coconut, almond or olive oil as hair masks. Massage the oil into your hair overnight and wake up with smoother, softer locks! You’ll notice your dry hair get softer when the appropriate essential fatty acids are included in your diet.

5. Dandruff

Dandruff — also known as seborrheic dermatitis — is a condition that causes a scaly, dry, itchy, flaky scalp, and it’s most common in people who are low in zinc and essential fatty acids. Remember: zinc promotes cell reproduction, tissue growth and repair, so having enough will guarantee the skin on your scalp is in good shape.

What to eat: Quinoa, beans, nuts, lentils and oranges are high in zinc, while flax, almonds, leafy greens, whole grains and eggs are great sources or essential fatty acids.

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You’re Redoing Your Fears With New Outcomes

You’re Redoing Your Fears With New Outcomes

Posted: 16 Nov 2015 08:16 AM PST

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Channeled by Brenda Hoffman for http://www.LifeTapestryCreations.com

Summary of Brenda’s November 4, 2015, channeled, 15-minute “Creation Energies” show at  http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com / brenda-hoffman:  Eons ago, you created deeply embedded fears to limit the joy you could experience in any 3D life. Those fears are likely appearing in your life now for you to thank those fears for their service and to be transmuted to joy. In essence, you’re turning lumps of coal into diamonds so the earth dreams you’re now creating are larger than anything you ever dreamed possible. The next Creation Energies (BlogTalkRadio.Com) show will be broadcast Friday, November 20, 2015

The title of last week’s “Brenda’s Blog” – her weekly, channeled blog for www.LifeTapestryCreations.com “Where’s My Earth Dream?”

Brenda’s “Creation Energies” show and “Brenda’s Blog” contain different channeled information.

Dear Ones,

Even though you have internalized joy and moved beyond 3D, you continue to foster fears of yesterday, to hold on to a seemingly never-ending panic of what will probably happen given your earth history.

Your 3D fears have increased 3D lifetime after 3D lifetime. Providing you with a safety net of sorts – “If this happens, surely this will follow.” A safety-net of fear. To waylay fears of the unknown, you created a framework of fear.

Perhaps that is a bit difficult for you to comprehend for your thoughts are that your safety net of fear is the reality of your being – and joy and love are merely possibilities. For you have had little earth experience with extended joy or love. Granted, you perhaps experienced love within your family or with your friends. But even that love was cautious, ready to be examined through eyes of fear when someone or something did not fulfill your thoughts of what you needed in life.

Your needs were based on someone outside yourself completing you. Whether that was a spouse, child, friend or job. That as long as you had that piece in your corner all was right with your world. But when that piece or those pieces were lost, you returned to your fear based safety-net. One that told you that that was all that there was. That you should not have expected long-term joy or love.

So it is that because of recent global and personal activities, you find yourself returning to 3D beliefs of fear and lack.

Such is to be expected for that is the pattern you diligently created to acclimate to the heaviness of 3D. You have moved beyond that heaviness, but you have not yet created a new safety-net, a new history of love. You will – perhaps not at the level of constant expectation as will be true for future earth generations, but much more than is now true for you.

Many of you have had your fears displayed the past few days or months. It is quite natural to return to feelings of loss and fear – that is, quite natural in a fear-based earth.

But you are shifting earth from fear to love. So you are finding that that which was once a given – loss of love, power, financial security, peace, contentment or whatever feeling – is allowing you to re-evaluate how you experience this loss or fear in your new being. It is a redo of your fear in a new base with new outcomes.

But of course, as you enter this fear based redo, you cannot allow yourself to revamp your outcomes immediately. You likely need to “stew” in fear for a bit before you find your anchor in love and joy.

This is redo time. You are addressing those deeply hidden fears you created in 3D earth to anchor you to that earth. Now that you are a new being in a different place, you are re-addressing those same fears in love and joy.

Perhaps you do not yet comprehend how you will do so, but you will. For that is the piece you are now addressing. And you are discovering that applying your old fear tactics does not move that fear anyplace other than more deeply within you. You are forcing yourself, if you will, to find a new way to clear 3D fears you have likely hidden from yourself.

You cleared the big pieces of your fear months ago. The fears you are addressing now are those that continue to rattle around within you preventing you from experiencing love – mostly self-love.

For if you review the fears you now are enmeshed in, those fears are likely related to how stupid, lazy, not lovable, wrong you were or are. Self-love issues.

For eons, you did the best you could in an almost impossible situation – moving from Universal love and joy to the heaviness of 3D earth. Now that you are of 5D, it is time to remove any fear, any lack of self-love that ties you to an earth that no longer exists.

You are rapidly moving to a different earth with different frequencies. Frequencies not compatible with your fears. And therefore, not compatible with 3D ways of clearing those fears. The only way to move through those fears now that you and earth are of different frequencies is to expect the best outcome and to forgive yourself for being brave enough to live in a 3D environment.

Even though many of you created numerous lives on earth to experience the beauty and emotions of earth, most of you did so to prepare for this earth transition. So you accepted pain and fear, much as a soldier does to help his or her country.

You are Universal beings who sacrificed much to prepare earth for this time. You accepted earth as your pilot project of a never-before attempted total transition of multitudes and a planet. To do so, you needed to be part of earth. This you have done so well you are now almost believing that fear is your being – even though you have sparkles here and there – that fear is your common element, your go-to emotion.

So it is you are addressing those fears that you needed to adapt to a heavy 3D earth so that you could be part of this all-encompassing transition. And so it is you are slowly – in your minds – realizing that fear is not your base of expertise.

You are love incarnate and have been since your inception. Allow yourself to express that love to yourself most of all. So be it. Amen.

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