Your Hair is Your Body’s Barometer

So yes, your hair is like a barometer for your body. When
you experience an increase in the number of complaints about your hair, one of
the things you need to check is whether you are getting adequate nutrition. One
of the easiest ways to do this is with a blood test.

It is really only through adequate nutrition that we get
enough energy for our bodies. Hair cells make hair by multiplying, using
protein and oxygen that they receive from the blood. Hair is nourished by
blood. Hair contains 90 percent protein, and is ultimately a strong fiber that
is resistant to breakage and tearing. There is no special way to nourish your
hair, though; all the various aspects of nutrition that are necessary for the
body are also necessary for the hair. When a body does not receive enough
energy through nutrition, the first part of the body to be cut off from
sufficient nutrients is the hair, as the body works to protect other, more
vital parts of the body. When this happens, hair loses volume, experiences
periods of heavy fall-out and becomes lifeless and limp, breaking more easily.

A pregnant woman’s
nutrition affects her baby’s hair

Poor or insufficient nutrition can have an effect on a baby
when a woman is pregnant. Research at Duke University in the U.S. has shown
that pregnant rats given a wide variety of vitamins gave birth to babies with
rich brown fur at birth. In contrast, mothers not given such nutritional
supplements gave birth to baby rats with yellowed fur. This research actually
demonstrated for the first time that nutrition in pregnant females may
influence the expression of their babies’ genes.

Some situations that
leave insufficient nutrition for the hair are:

Insufficient protein in a diet;

Strict vegetarian diet or unvaried diet;

Shock diets that cause extreme, rapid weight

Anemia, caused by insufficient iron in blood;

Insufficient folic acid, zinc or biotin (vitamin

Is your hair getting
enough nutrition?

One of the most common mistakes made when someone is
experiencing hair problems or loss is to take vitamins rather than a blood
test. A blood test is the best way to discover whether nutrition is sufficient
to nourish the hair.

When people experience serious problems with their hair,
they should not use professional lotions, shampoos, etc., as these can mask the
root of the problem and actually make it more difficult to find out what the
essential issue is. When the real deficiency at hand is actually discovered,
the hair problem generally solves itself. There can be supplements taken to
speed up and reinforce this process.

Some foods known to
help strengthen hair are:

Red meat, due to its high protein levels;

B vitamin group, especially foods containing biotin, such as
liver, eggs, soy and yeasty foods;

Fish, as its omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12 can make
hair shinier, stronger and healthier;

Lentils and other legumes; and

Hazelnuts, which are extremely good not only for the hair
but also for the skin.

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