Medical: What are some “natural” tips for hair growth?

CAUSES

Understanding Hair Loss — the Basics webmd.com
“…There are many types of hair loss, also called alopecia:….

Telogen effluvium is temporary hair thinning over the scalp that occurs because of changes in the growth cycle of hair. A large number of hairs enter the resting phase at the same time, causing hair shedding and subsequent thinning…”

Causes of Hair Loss in Young Men belgraviacentre.com
“…Stress is an often cited cause of temporary hair loss, and it can trigger genetic patterns of hair loss.

Certain other lifestyle choices are also thought to play a part in the development of hair loss in young men, such as issues with their diet, and smoking. The chemicals and carcinogens found in tobacco are believed to slow down hair growth which leads to thinning hair and can result in significant hair loss if not addressed. Recreational drug use also has the potential to cause hair loss because they can be a shock to the system. Drug use is often accompanied by nutrient depletion and deteriorated health, which means temporary or permanent hair loss is a very probable side effect….”

Hair loss Fact or Fiction? Do hats cause baldness? And more!


“Published on Oct 13, 2014

Ken Paves and Dr. Keri Peterson debunk hair loss myths with Katie Couric. Hair loss part two.”

-Hats?

Does Wearing a Hat Cause Hair Loss? Eileen Bailey / @eileenbailey , Patient Expert healthcentral.com
“…One of the myths surrounding hair loss is that wearing hats will cause or contribute to premature baldness. Fortunately, for men like Mark, this is not true. There is no scientific research that shows wearing a hat contributes to hair loss. In order for a hat to cause hair loss, it would need to be tight enough to cut off circulation to the hair follicles.

One of the reasons many people believe that hats cause hair loss is because of the amount of hair left inside a hat when you take it off. Whenever you see this, you might worry that your hair is quickly falling out. But we lose hair every day, as much as 80 to 100 strands daily. Usually, you will see this as you comb and brush your hair or when you shower. However, your hats may catch some of this hair and as it builds up over time, it may seem as if there is a lot of hair in your hat.

What Does Cause Hair Loss?

There are a number of reasons for hair loss:

Stress or illness
Hormonal problems, such as hyper- or hypo-thyroidism
As a side effect of some medications
Fungal infections
Wearing tight hairstyles such as pigtails or cornrows
Overuse of chemicals found in permanents or relaxers
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-Shampoo Chemicals
*see Health: Beauty-Hair Washing Treatment Tips? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Is Your Shampoo Causing Hair Loss? Try These Tips from a Specialist by Lois Joy Johnson | blog.aarp.org
“..Dr. Robert Dorin has identified a number of ingredients that may be at the root of the problem. Here are some to avoid:

Foamers and thickeners. Dr. Dorin says that sodium laurel sulfate, or SLS – the chemical that produces all that nice, bubbly lather – “strips hair of essential oils, breaks down protein essential for hair health, and halts growth. Sodium chloride (better known as table salt) is used as a thickener in products containing SLS, but it can cause dry, itchy scalp and encourage hair loss. Polyethylene glycol (also known as PEG, polyethylene or polyoxyethelyne) is another thickener that strips hair of moisture. If you’re undergoing salon keratin treatments, these ingredients undo the benefits.”..”

12 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Shampoo and Conditioner (They Cause Cancer..)By
Carly Fraser – Jun 24, 2015 livelovefruit.com
“…There are over 12 toxic ingredients to avoid in shampoo and conditioner, mainly because they have been linked with causing cancer, and other disease and illness.

Even shampoos labelled as containing “all-natural ingredients” aren’t safe. They still contain things like DMDM hydantoin and ammonium laurel sulphate. Not things that sound all-natural, right? My rule is – if you can’t eat it, then you shouldn’t put it on (or in) your body…”

Men

Here’s how to fix the 7 most common causes of hair loss Dennis Green Mar. 8, 2016, 2:04 PM businessinsider.com
“…When a man starts to realize that he’s losing his hair, he tends to panic. He immediately assumes there is nothing that can stem the tide of genetics rushing up to meet him.

Don’t panic — it may just incite further hair loss. There are actually many reasons why men lose their hair, and some of them are even preventable. Our friends at Lloyds Pharmacy have created an infographic to help you figure out which one you’re suffering from — and how to stop it in its tracks…

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Top 10: Causes Of Hair Loss askmen.com
The Top 10 Causes Of Hair Loss And How To Prevent Them
“…About half of men live with male pattern baldness. Just so happens it can occur at an early age or later stages. Appearance is everything and the market offers some great products for thinning hair. Masking your look will certainly do you justice when hitting the town on a date. But have you stopped to think about what is truly happening to your body? Is hair loss in anyway connected to some of the recent physical scares you’ve encountered (or might)?..”

Male Hair Loss Causes and Treatments – Understanding Male Pattern Baldness and What You Can Do


“…There is a wide range of male hair loss causes, and thanks to modern medicine, many choices of hair loss treatment for you to consider. The majority of men lose their hair thanks to inherited genes and the normal aging process, but there are other causes as well. The key to selecting an effective hair loss treatment is to determine the underlying cause of hair loss and then select among the assortment of hair loss solutions to find the most appropriate treatment.

Male Pattern Baldness.

Up to 90% of all male hair loss is due to male pattern baldness, also called androgenetic alopecia. In this situation, the cause of hair loss is due to genes inherited from the father, the mother, or both. The older a man gets the more likely balding is to occur, although some men begin to lose their hair as early as their late teens or early twenties.

Male pattern baldness generally appears in one of two ways – thinning hair on the crown of the head or a receding hairline. One way to predict the balding a man will experience is to look at hair loss and causes in his relatives. This is not always accurate, though, as sometimes male pattern baldness can skip a generation.

Cause of Male Pattern Baldness.

Experts say that as many as 50% of all men will experience hair loss, ranging from mild to moderate, by the time they turn 50 years old, and 65% of males will have perceptible baldness by the time they are 60 years old. Whether due to aging, genetics or a combination of the two, why exactly is it that hair loss occurs?

The answer is a chemical called dehydrotestosterone, or DHT. It is a male hormone that collects and builds up around hair follicles, eventually causing the follicle and the hair growing out of it to be killed. As DHT levels rise with aging, more and more follicles are affected by it and hair loss becomes more pronounced.

Other Male Hair Loss Causes…”

Women

10 Common Causes Of Hair Loss In Women self.com
“..There are many different types of hair loss. Some, like genetic andogenetic alopecia (female pattern hair loss) are irreversible and out of your control—you get the hand you’re dealt. But others, like the very common telogen effluvium, which is temporarily increased shedding caused by a wide variety of health and hormonal changes, can be fixed. With telogen effluvium hair loss, you need to think back to four or so months before to determine the culprit, Bethanee Schlosser, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology and director of the Women’s Skin Health Program for Northwestern Medicine, tells SELF. “Shedding peaks about four months after the incident” that caused it, she explains. Other types of hair loss may happen progressively over some time and depending on whether they damage the hair follicle, can be either permanent or fleeting.

If you’ve noticed your hair is falling out more than usual, looks thinner, or seems to be growing more slowly, here are some of the most likely things that could be causing it…”

PREVENTION

7 Foods That Stop Hair Loss By Leah Polakoff September 1, 2016 prevention.com
“…While contending with bald spots and thinning tresses is stressful, there is hope: Research shows that it’s possible to thicken hair back up through dietary changes.

Fill your plate with the following foods, which are rich in proven hair-growth nutrients, as described in the new book Eat for Extraordinary Health & Healing. ..

Salmon

Hair is a protein fiber (as are nails), which means you need to eat protein to grow new strands and keep the existing ones strong. Protein is also required to produce keratin, a key structural component of hair.

A smart choice is marine-based protein, like salmon, which has been shown to boost hair health in women thanks to its omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin content.

Honey

When used as a topical treatment, honey can improve the look of thinning hair. In a study of patients experiencing seborrheic dermatitis, which includes scaling, itching, and hair loss, those who applied a solution of 90% honey and 10% water to their scalp every other day for 4 weeks reported an improvement in hair loss at the end of the study….


Seaweed

A recent study found that a supplement containing cistanche tubulosa (a desert plant used in traditional Chinese medicine) and laminaria japonica (an edible brown seaweed) promoted hair growth in people with mild to moderate hair loss. After 16 weeks of supplementation, volunteers saw a 13% increase in hair volume and a 27% increase in hair thickness. The supplement was also effective at treating scalp inflammation and dandruff.
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8 (Actually Delicious) Foods That Can Make Your Hair Grow Faster stylecaster.com
by Natasha Burton stylecaster.com
“..Yellow peppers

Yellow bell peppers have nearly five and a half times more vitamin C than oranges (341 milligrams, as opposed to 63). This is very good news for your locks—vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens the hair shaft and hair follicles, as well as prevents breakage.

Oysters

Zinc deficiency has been known to cause hair loss and poor scalp conditions, and oysters are loaded with zinc—just three ounces contains 493-percent of your daily value. But not just any oysters will do: Steer clear of the ones caught in the Gulf of Mexico, which may contain unusually high levels of Cadmium due to the 2010 BP oil spill.

…Eggs

Eggs are an excellent source of those aforementioned omega-3s, and they are also contain biotin (which many people trying to grow their hair take in supplement form). But be aware: It’s not the “healthier” egg white that will make your hair long and beautiful, it’s the yolk. Eating too many egg whites can actually block the absorption of biotin into the body, causing a depletion of this micronutrient.
Sunflower seeds

Just a few little seeds can supply you with an abundance of vitamin E, which will enhance blood flow to the scalp and promote faster hair growth.
Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene, the precursor for vitamin A that not only promotes a healthy scalp but effectively promotes hair growth, too. Choose foods loaded with beta carotene over supplementing with high doses (over 2500 milligrams) of vitamin A from retinol, since it can be toxic at very high levels….”

TREATMENTS

34 Powerful Home Remedies For Hair Growth That Work Wonders
July 14, 2017 stylecraze.com
“..So how to grow new hair naturally? There are many advantages of going natural with hair care. The most important being the fact that it works and it is inexpensive. It’s like having the cake and the cherry at the same time!

There are many remedies from nature that deliver great results. We have split this list into 4 categories of Kitchen remedies, essential oils and dietary needs for better clarity…”

Home Remedies for Hair Growth top10homeremedies.com
“..Common causes of hair loss include nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, stress, use of improper hairstyles, heating tools, chemical-laden hair products, genetics, and various other reasons.

But you need not worry. There are some home remedies that can help nourish your hair and promote new growth. These remedies will prove to be highly effective if you follow them regularly for at least a month…”

Powerful Tips for Rapid Hair Growth || Natural Home Remedies For Fast Hair Growth and long hair


“Today I am Going To Show You , Powerful Tips for Rapid Hair Growth || Natural Home Remedies For Fast Hair Growth and long hair

Here are the top 10 ways to help your hair grow faster.
Eat a healthy diet. Eating a diet rich in protein and vital vitamins and minerals is an essential prerequisite to healthy hair growth. …
Use castor oil. …
Massage your scalp. …
Flip your hair upside down. …
Stay stress-free. …
Whip up an egg mask. …..”

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Fitness: Workout tips for “busy” mothers w/wo kids?

9 Workout Tips For Busy Moms-Healthy Living: Lifestyle By: Chris Freytag // August 9, 2015 gethealthyu.com
“…Since my kids were babies, I have scheduled my workouts like I schedule an appointment. It’s inked in my calendar. My kids have grown up knowing that I value exercise. hey tagged along to the gym with me happily and sometimes, not so happily. They have listened to me talk about strength, cardio and healthy eating. And now they will even workout with me and actually value the example I set for the past 22 years. Believe me, I remember the times when I’d just start my workout and a baby would start to cry. Or we’d arrive at the gym and one Tof the three would get sick … I know most of you can feel that pain. But the most important thing is to not give up and to try again…”

17 Tips from Fit Moms on Finding Time for Exercise Fitness by Christine Yu on 1/10/2017 dailyburn.com/
“…Take Katy Widrick, for example. Before becoming a mom, the TV producer, blogger and group fitness instructor thought she was a master multi-tasker. “I juggled a full-time job with a blog, training for half-marathons and more. Then came my daughter — my perfect, amazing little girl. And boy, did she teach me that everything I thought I knew about managing my time was a joke!” she says.

Between caring for kids, workplace demands, household chores, doctors appointments, school and all the rest, there is often precious little time for moms to sweat. So we asked some of our favorite fitness-minded mom bloggers to share their best tips for making exercise a reality and a priority. (It’s possible. We swear.)

RELATED: 15 Healthy Snacks for Kids (And Grown-Ups, Too)
17 Tricks That Will Make It Easier to Be a Fit Mom
1. First Things First..”

30-Minute Cardio – The CafeMom Studios Workout



“…Published on Aug 25, 2012

Work up a sweat and burn fat and calories with this 30-minute workout. This workout uses high intensity exercises to get your heart going, followed by lower intensity exercises to lower your heart rate. This is a great workout for moms to relieve stress and keep your energy levels high. Don’t quit! The more you do this workout, the easier it will get.

Boot Camp Fitness for Moms! Fitness instructor Chana Balk (http://moveitmomma.com/) has designed three 30-minute, boot-camp style fitness classes to help you strengthen your body, condition your core and get your heart rate going. Try all three! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

CafeMom Studios is Motherhood as we see it. We feature authentic voices, compelling stories, and topics moms care about. Subscribe now to CafeMom Studios so you never miss an episode! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…..”

WITH KIDS

10 Ways to Exercise as a Family How to get the whole family moving — together.

by Aviva Patz
“…How, you may wonder, can you help your child get the recommended one-plus hours of daily physical activity when you can’t even make it to the gym? The answer, says Virgilio, is to rethink your idea of exercise. “A workout doesn’t have to mean running laps or lifting weights, which requires you to set aside blocks of time,” he says. “Think of exercise as leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you’ll be able to fit in more than you think.”

As a bonus, exercise with family does double duty as quality time — no small consideration given our jam-packed schedules. Let these creative ideas help you turn every day into an opportunity to get fit — and have fun — together.

Active Ideas 1-5..”

Fitness Blender Kids Workout – 25 Minute Fun Workout for Kids at Home


“Published on Mar 6, 2013

This special edition Kids Workout is for all of our Blenders and their little ones. Go at your own pace; take breaks when you need to, and have fun! More info @ http://bit.ly/10f0NzC
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10 Fun Ways to Workout WITH Your Kids dailymom.com
“…Working out with your kids may not burn as many calories as a trip to the gym or a long run outside, but it will leave you feeling good about yourself and also help to build on some one-on-one (or -two or -three) time with you and your kids. Most kids are more than thrilled to get out there and play with you — you just need to come up with a fun way to get them engaged while you burning some calories!

Here are ten ways to sneak in a workout with your kids:..”

Fitness Trainer and Mother of Three Demonstrates How to Work out With Your Kids
February 14th, 2017 | Fitness womanista.com

“Fitness & Fun with Kids” – Christian Fitness -Faith Based Wellness


Alisa Keeton
“Published on Feb 27, 2012

So your kids have been joining in anyways, why not make a workout that includes them? Fair warning: you have to show up willing to play.

You may be familiar with the Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program. She is on a mission to eradicate childhood obesity, and has invited the faith community to get involved. Of course Revelation Wellness is going to meet that call.

It is important that we model healthy living to our kids. Even more important it is that we have continual dialogue about WHY God would want us to live healthy & whole lives. We challenge you to explain to them how God’s word is not only our health in being, but also our health in doing. That old adage is true “You are what you eat.”; when we participate in a well balanced diet and exercise plan, we are well fueled to get the task of giving and receiving love well.

And if we may add one to your list of sayings “What you do, you become.” Making the harder choices is an exercise in obedience. Obedience rarely goes down the path of least resistance. Give your kids an opportunity to “workout” their love for God and others and who they are in Christ, as they feel their bodies heat up and push against that path of most resistance.

Jesus is the remedy for all of our ailments. We, the church, are the vehicle to dispense his healing love. Start at home first and then let the ripple effect take over.

Be His.

Alisa”

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Fitness: “Energy” Tips for Aging-Seniors-Elderly-“Older” Age Adults

After 50, All Roads Lead to Fitness
Want energy, good looks and a youthful attitude? Get fit!
by Barbara Hannah Grufferman, July 22, 2013|aarp.org
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Here’s how I turned things around

First, I made myself a priority. Many may be depending on you, but you have to be in good mental and physical health to be of service to any of them.

I started down my path to fitness by going for slow runs with walk breaks, and I learned how to do push-ups and other strengthening exercises to prevent bone density loss and, therefore, osteoporosis. (Consult your doctor before starting a new exercise regimen.)

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Top Tips On Senior Fitness


“Published on Dec 30, 2014

A “must see” for those who to know about senior fitness and how to use it to take their fitness regime to a new level.
See more at … http://tinyurl.com/pnro9tt
http://www.healthfitnessandsport.com”

Senior Fitness Expert Offers Tips on Successful Aging


“Published on Mar 19, 2013

Jana Headrick, wellness director for Tulsa, Oklahoma, retirement community Inverness Village, talks about setting meaningful resolutions for successful aging.”

-Exercises

15 Min Senior Workout – HASfit Exercise for Elderly – Seniors Exercises for Elderly – Seniors


“Published on Oct 7, 2013

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Coach Kozak’s 15 minute senior workout is great for senior strength and will get your heart rate up at the same time. The total body exercise for elderly doesn’t require any equipment, but you may choose to use some light weights or a couple water bottles. Senior exercises for elderly are low impact and safe on the joints. Visit http://hasfit.com for the seniors workouts instructions, more videos, free meal plans, and other health tips. http://hasfit.com for the best free workout and senior aerobic exercise routines for men and women at home or in gym. ..”

Fitness Tips for the Elderly – YouTube


“Published on Jun 16, 2015

Fitness Tips for the Elderly. Part of the series: LS – Kung Fu & Better Living. As we grow older, an active lifestyle is essential to staying healthier longer. Get fitness tips for the elderly with help from a world champion martial artist in this free video clip. Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/video/10094…”

=>Women

Exercises for Women Over 60 : General Fitness Tips

=>Walk in the Park

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