While there’s virtually nothing you can do to stop this hair loss, you can slow it down. And Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healing has the natural solutions to help you reduce hair loss.
Use these natural remedies to reduce hair loss
“Taking omega-3 fatty acids in the form of fish oil is a very good first step towards slowing hair loss,” says Dr Wright.
Omenga 3’s are essential for your body to function normally as they also reduce inflammation throughout your body, in the blood vessels and joints.
Another natural approach to combating hair loss is to increase your iron intake.
“A three-year study of hair loss in women conducted in the late 1990s identified iron deficiency as the cause of hair loss in 72% of pre-menopausal women,” says Dr Wright.
While you don’t need to be anaemic to start losing your hair from lack of iron, even deficiencies that don’t qualify for an ‘anaemic’ diagnosis can contribute to this problem.
What’s your best source of iron?
Fortunately, increasing your iron intake is simple to do through your diet. Foods with high iron content include dried fruits, fish, meat and legumes.
But if you find eating more of these foods doesn’t help, “you might need to take an iron supplement. If you go this route, Dr Wright advises you seek the assistance of your doctor first.
But that’s not all…
Another way to combat hair loss is to supplement with MSM (methylsulfonyl methane), an important component of proteins found throughout the body, like the ones in your hair, nails, skin and tendons.
Since MSM is a sulphur-containing supplement, “be sure to take a small amount of another nutrient called molybdenum along with it,” cautions Dr Wright. Molybdenum helps your body metabolise sulphur.
There you have it. Using these natural treatments can help you slow down hair loss.