Have you noticed increased hair loss recently? The cause may not be what you think! These are some of the most common reasons you’re shedding and how to get your full, healthy-looking locks back.
Thyroid levels – Low T3 levels (active thyroid hormone) can cause your hair to fall out. Get your T3 levels checked and give your thyroid support under the guidance of a health practitioner. You can find more great thyroid tips on my website here.
Iron levels – Low iron levels can cause hair breakage. Your ferritin levels in blood tests should be around 70. Try upping your intake of dark leafy green vegetables, eating meat twice a week or invest in a good iron supplement.
Minerals – Your hair needs minerals to grow. Zinc, iodine, selenium and silica are great for hair growth.
Stress – High levels of stress can cause everything to deteriorate. As a result, it can be a major contributor to hair loss. Commit to stress-relieving exercises daily, and enter the JSHealth Stress Free Zone for at least 20 minutes a day. Shut off all electronics, close the door and rest, or spend quite time out in nature.
Digestion and Absorption – You need to absorb your nutrients and minerals for hair growth. When you’re not absorbing your nutrients for repair and growth, your hair will suffer too. This comes back to healing the gut with a wholefood diet and emphasis on probiotics (the good gut flora) and prebiotics (the things the good gut flora feeds off).
Good fats and protein – these are essential for hair growth. You need amino acids from protein to build strong hair cells. Good fats nourish hair cells and make your tresses shine. I share all of my favourite healthy fat and protein sources in, along with dozens of delicious recipes here.