Here’s a great video by Dr. Josh Axe, on natural ways to reduce or reverse hair loss for men and women. Let’s face it, thinning hair is a big part genetic, and another chunk hormonal. We’re focusing on the hormonal part here, and Dr. Axe believes there is an opportunity to reduce or reverse hair loss by taking the appropriate steps to change your lifestyle (nutrition and exercise).
Josh outlines six major, and another handful of minor steps you can take towards helping your body towards reducing or reversing thinning hair. Honestly, the holistic benefits of embracing these recommendations will go well beyond helping with hair loss, they’ll contribute towards helping your body perform better in general.
Dr Axe is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist and prominent YouTube personality. He is also the author of 3 books including “The Real Food Diet Cookbook,” “Superfood Super You,” and “The Dr. Axe Detox.” He has over 400,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel which has earned more than 34,000,000 views.
Six things that help reduce and reverse hair loss:
1) Block DHT Dihydrotestosterone which is known to contribute to male pattern baldness
(also good for the health of the prostate)
2) Consume Adaptagenic Herbs which help lower Cortisol (Aging Hormone) levels: (500mg of each/day
3) Supplement with Pumpkin Seed Oil (high in Zinc)
As an asside, DR Axe talks about things that increased Human Growth Hormone, and Progesterone as being helpful:
a) Human Growth Hormone is helped by getting good sleep, high intensity training, and eating quality protein with a balanced mix of amino acids. Also consider GABA, glutamine and vitamin D supplementation.
b) Progesterone is not something that is easily supplemented directly. Things that help hormones generally are good for ensuring your progesterone levels are decent.
ii) Vitamin C
v) Vitamin E
Reduce Coffee and alcohol.
Here’s a good article: http://blog.ayda.co/hormonal-health/naturally-increase-low-progesterone-levels/
4) Get B-complex vitamins (especially Biotin and B5 (pantothenic acid)
5) Supplement with Zinc
6) Get more Omega 3 Fatty Acids (buy top notch - Acts Naturals, Nordic Naturals)
- also add Omega 9 - Almonds, Avocado, Olive Oil
Definitely also remove and reduce grains and sugar from your diet. Cause Estrogen and DHT to increase. Add a bit of Coconut oil to Smoothies in the morning. Shampoos with Biotin and Aloe vera.