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IMPROVEMENT DIET FOR INCREASING YOUR VITAMIN INTAKE BY TARGETING NATURAL SOURCES.

20.02.2019 in HAIR LOSS HEALTH NEWS

The best approach to ensure you get a variety of vitamins and minerals, and in the proper amounts, is to adopt a broad healthy diet. This involves an emphasis on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, low-fat protein, and dairy products.

The good news is that many common foods contain multiple mineral and vitamin sources, so it is easy to meet your daily needs from everyday meals which will improve your general health and your hair.

Eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day.

Starchy food should make up just over a third of the food we eat.

Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks and yoghurts). Choose lower-fat and lower-sugar options.

Eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein. Aim for at least two portions of fish every week – one of which should be oily, such as salmon or mackerel.

Choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts.

Eat foods high in fat, salt and sugar less often and in small amounts.

Vitamins and minerals are as essential for living as air and water. Not only do they keep your body healthy and functional, they protect you from a variety of diseases.

Vitamins and minerals get thrown together, but they are quite different. Vitamins are organic substances produced by plants or animals. They often are called “essential” because they are not synthesized in the body (except for vitamin D) and therefore must come from food.

Minerals are inorganic elements that originate from rocks, soil, or water. However, you can absorb them indirectly from the environment or an animal that has eaten a particular plant.

Two types of Vitamins

Vitamins are divided into two categories: water soluble—which means the body expels what it does not absorb—and fat soluble where leftover amounts are stored in the liver and fat tissues as reserves.

The water-soluble vitamins are the eight B vitamins (B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, B-7, B-9, and B-12) and vitamin C.

The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E, and K.

Vitamin Sources

Water soluble:

B-1: ham, soymilk, watermelon, acorn squash.

B-2: milk, yogurt, cheese, whole and enriched grains and cereals.

B-3: meat, poultry, fish, fortified and whole grains, mushrooms, potatoes.

B-5: chicken, whole grains, broccoli, avocados, mushrooms.

B-6: meat, fish, poultry, legumes, tofu and other soy products, bananas.

B-7: Whole grains, eggs, soybeans, fish.

B-9: Fortified grains and cereals, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, legumes (black-eyed peas and chickpeas), orange juice.

B-12: Meat, poultry, fish, milk, cheese, fortified soymilk and cereals.

Vitamin C: Citrus fruit, potatoes, broccoli, bell peppers, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts.

Fat soluble:

Vitamin A: beef, liver, eggs, shrimp, fish, fortified milk, sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, spinach, mangoes.

Vitamin D: fortified milk and cereals, fatty fish.

Vitamin E: vegetables oils, leafy green vegetables, whole grains, nuts.

Vitamin K: cabbage, eggs, milk, spinach, broccoli, kale.

Minerals: There are many minerals, but certain ones are necessary for optimal health. Minerals are split into two groups: major and trace. Major ones are not necessarily more important than trace, but it means there are greater amounts in your body.

Major:

Calcium: yogurt, cheese, milk, salmon, leafy green vegetables.

Chloride: salt.

Magnesium: spinach, broccoli, legumes, seeds, whole-wheat bread.

Potassium: meat, milk, fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes
Sodium: salt, soy sauce, vegetables.

Sodium: salt, soy sauce, vegetables

Trace:

Chromium: meat, poultry, fish, nuts, cheese.

Copper: shellfish, nuts, seeds, whole-grain products, beans, prunes.

Fluoride: fish, teas.

Iodine: Iodized salt, seafood.

Iron: red meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, green vegetables, fortified bread.

Manganese: nuts, legumes, whole grains, tea.

Selenium: organ meat, seafood, walnuts.

Zinc: meat, shellfish, legumes, whole grains.

At every meal you should try to include one food from every category or at least 3 times a week.

Drink at least 2 litres of water, not tea or coffee, extra per day to keep properly dehydrated.

Please keep a diary for 4 days before your next appointment.

You can telephone us on 0207 152 4473 and speak directly to us and seek professional qualified advice from a Trichologist.

This will allow our trichologists to diagnose your problem correctly and recommend the correct trichologically prescribed treatments on the same day.

However, not all cases are treatable. But with early diagnosis and treatment you will give yourself and us the best possible chance to help you.

Our Anti-Hair Loss Treatments are suitable for both men and women of all ages and are exclusive to The Hair Centre.

Get in touch with us today and book your non-chargeable consultation. Call us on 0207 152 4473 today.

 

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Book a Free Consultation today with a leading Trichologist

12.02.2019 in HAIR LOSS HEALTH NEWS

Everybody will experience some degree of trouble with his or her hair or scalp at some time. However, if you are experiencing hair loss or an irritating scalp problem you do not need to just tolerate it. You can take an active step today and seek help from The Hair Centre.

The Hair Centre as a company specialises solely in hair loss and scalp problems, ensuring that its patients’ needs are met specifically. We offer a full range of trichologically formulated products that have been subject to exhaustive clinical trials and testing (not on animals) to make sure they target disorders of the hair and scalp effectively.

The Hair Centre has had over twenty-five years’ collective experience in dealing with every type of hair or scalp problem. For example, we help people suffering with scalp disorders such as psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, folliculitis or from hair loss and thinning caused by genetic baldness, alopecia or through chemical or physical damage.

All treatments products supplied are formulated especially for The Hair Centre by leading trichologists and chemists. They have undergone exhaustive clinical trials and testing to ensure we can target disorders of the hair and scalp effectively.

All ingredients are extensively researched and meticulously sourced to make sure that these products are of the highest standard.

You can telephone us on 0207 152 4473 and speak directly to us and seek professional qualified advice from a Trichologist. This will allow our trichologists to diagnose your problem correctly and recommend the correct trichologically prescribed treatments on the same day.

However, not all cases are treatable. But with early diagnosis and treatment you will give yourself and us the best possible chance to help you.

Our Anti-Hair Loss Treatments are suitable for both men and women of all ages and are exclusive to The Hair Centre.

Get in touch with us today and book your non-chargeable consultation. Call us on 0207 152 4473 today.

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Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays a role in hair loss. A vitamin D deficiency can cause hair loss.

17.09.2018 in HAIR LOSS HEALTH NEWS

In looking at how vitamin D and hair growth are connected.  Does a deficiency cause hair loss, and is it reversible.

Does vitamin D deficiency cause hair loss?

A vitamin D deficiency can lead to hair loss.

Vitamin D stimulates hair follicles, so a deficiency can lead to hair loss.

There is evidence that having a vitamin D deficiency does cause hair loss and other hair problems.

Vitamin D stimulates hair follicles to grow, and so when the body does not have enough vitamin D, the hair is affected.

A vitamin D deficiency can also be linked to alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition that causes patchy hair loss.

We have found that people with alopecia areata have much lower levels of vitamin D than people who do not have alopecia.

Vitamin D deficiency can also play a role in hair loss in people without alopecia. Other research shows that women who have other forms of hair loss also had lower levels of vitamin D.

How does vitamin D affect hair?

Vitamin D affects the health of many parts of the body, including the hair.

Vitamin D plays a role in the creation of new hair follicles. New follicles will help hair maintain thickness and prevent existing hair from falling out prematurely.

Because of this link, getting adequate amounts of vitamin D can support hair growth and regrowth.

Other vitamin D deficiency symptoms.

People with a vitamin D deficiency may have no symptoms, or their symptoms may be nonspecific and change over time.

Symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency include:

changes in mood

depression

anxiety

frequent fractures

slow healing

loss of bone density

muscle weakness

high blood pressure

constant fatigue

chronic pain

infertility

decreased endurance

A lack of sunlight or not eating enough foods rich in vitamin D are the most common causes of a vitamin D deficiency.

If you are concerned about vitamin D deficiency-related hair loss should consult a trichologist who will likely suggest supplements, dietary changes, and spending more time outdoors to help combat the deficiency.

Get in touch with us today and book your non-chargeable consultation. Call us on 0207 152 4473 today. 

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What to do if you lose your locks

19.12.2012 in CELEBRITY HAIR, HAIR LOSS HEALTH NEWS

By Miriam Stoppard

Seeing recent pictures of Naomi Campbell’s bald patches, probably caused by hair extensions, brought back bad memories for me.

I know how she feels because a similar thing happened to me a few years ago. I wanted the front of my hair to look thicker and longer so I went to a hair-extension stylist who’d been highly recommended.

At first it looked fantastic but about a month later the join between my own hair and the extension had become noticeable so I decided to have them removed.

That’s when it went wrong. It took several attempts to dissolve the glue that was holding them on but the chemical used to do this pulled out my own hair.

As I looked down I saw huge clumps, roots and all, in my lap. When I looked up in the mirror, I had no hair at the front.

Once the shock had worn off, I was devastated. But I also felt incredibly stupid. I hadn’t really looked into what could go wrong – after all, it was a just a hair treatment, not a medical procedure.

What a mistake – although my hair has partially recovered it never regained its original thickness.

Hair today..

Over the past few years, a number of celebrities, including Victoria Beckham, are said to have had the odd temporary bald patch after having extensions. Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston has complained that having it done ruined the condition of her locks.

Stylists maintain that, if your own hair is in good nick and the extensions are properly fitted and maintained, they should be fine.

However, last year research
in the British Journal of Dermatology claimed that some women lose their hair within a week of having extensions and that even women with no obvious signs of hair loss had considerable underlying damage to the scalp when examined more closely.

The dermatologists – from the University of Miami in Florida and Bologna University in Italy – suggested that the problems are probably far more common than reported.

Danger areas

Traction alopecia tends to happen at the front of the head and around the temples, where the hair is weakest.

The extensions, which are attached by glue, weaving or braiding, put tension on the hair follicles, which become inflamed, causing hair to fall out. This is more likely if the extensions are heavy, left in a long time or fitted badly. Some glues can damage hair, too.

But any tight hairstyles like braids can have the same effect while harsh chemicals such as dyes, bleaches and straightening solutions further weaken hair.

If it’s caught early, it’ll grow back but the hair loss can be permanent.

HOW TO SAVE YOUR SCALP

Look out for small, red, sometimes painful bumps on the scalp, flaking or broken-off hair.

If there’s any damage or hair loss, have the extensions professionally removed and limit styling.

Ask your GP to refer you to a dermatologist who can confirm the cause of your hair loss and whether it may grow back. Regrowth can take three to six months or longer.

If the hair loss is permanent, a hair transplant, in which hairs from the back of the head are grafted on to the bald bits, is the only solution. Needless to say, you can’t get it on the NHS and it will set you back several thousand pounds, so make sure the doctor is registered with the General Medical Council and belongs to the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (www.hairsurgeons.org.uk).

The clinic should be registered with the Healthcare Commission. Ask about the doctor’s experience and what realistically can be achieved. Also
ask to see before and after pictures of their patients.

Do you have Hair Loss Problems, read our Hair Loss Help

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