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Topic Title: What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair
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Created On: 04/09/2012 01:45 PM
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 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - morgan - 04/09/2012 01:45 PM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - Erick. - 04/21/2012 09:42 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - fuzzy warbles - 06/13/2012 10:45 PM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - oncollinsave - 05/06/2015 08:21 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - FollicleHell - 06/17/2012 08:12 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - glennss - 09/20/2012 02:47 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - duncan_macleod - 09/24/2012 07:23 PM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - temi.falade - 10/20/2012 08:53 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - mintyfresh - 10/20/2012 09:20 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - Chandler Bing - 11/03/2012 04:52 PM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - DHTd - 10/30/2012 06:40 PM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - oncollinsave - 05/06/2015 08:32 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - Collbay - 07/15/2013 05:55 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - shilu shrestha - 07/16/2013 09:49 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - hair down - 08/07/2013 08:05 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - researchingeverything - 01/18/2014 11:27 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - snowmole - 04/23/2014 06:13 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - bigbadbazza - 06/28/2014 11:34 PM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - bigbadbazza - 06/28/2014 11:34 PM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - LarryB12 - 12/26/2014 07:29 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - Aztec - 03/11/2015 11:02 PM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - Davidfranz - 04/12/2015 06:29 AM  
 What I eat daily/weekly for healthy hair   - yannick42 - 05/01/2015 05:37 PM  
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 04/09/2012 01:45 PM
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morgan
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As a longtime fitness buff, I firmly believe in the the vital role diet can play in general health, including the health of your hair. While a great diet will not do much to help with the onset of MPB (only drugs like fin or dut can do that) it CAN help with the general health/vitality of the hair you still have. I believe the excellent results and abundant hair I had for many years w/ Propecia (and still clinging onto for dear life) were only enhanced by diet.

Here is a short list of foods I eat almost everyday or at least 3-4 times weekly, specifically because they contain nutrients that are purported to be good for your hair.

Fresh spinach
Fresh kale
Carrots
Lentils
Grapefruit
Wheat germ
Brewer's yeast
Brazil nuts
Flax seeds (partially sprouted- Go Raw makes awesome products)
Pumpkin seeds
Wild caught salmon
Whole eggs (often 1 raw yolk in my protein shakes)
Plenty of other sources of lean protein (chix breasts, Greek yogurt, no salt added cottage cheese)

Additionally, I eat virtually no processed foods and very low sodium. My only vice is one cup of black coffee daily. However, I don't know that this is as bad for your hair and general health as some make it out to be.

Please share your ideas.
 04/21/2012 09:42 AM
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What do brazil nuts do for hair?

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Edited: 04/25/2012 at 02:44 PM by Erick.
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I was including flax meal in my yogurt for a while but then I read that flax seed increases estrogen...

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Never heard that. It's packed with omega-3's and reduces inflammation/gives healthy hair. I add it into my smoothies.
 06/17/2012 08:12 AM
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Any recipes for us Morgan?

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 09/20/2012 02:47 AM
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Eat food that contains rich iron content and vitamin C and Vitamin A content.
 09/24/2012 07:23 PM
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I went to ashley and martin a few years ago they said diet and exercise have no effect on mpb only minox and fin have an effect. I'm curious though as there's a lot of info on the net and this forum about shampoos (just bought nizoral and ordered regenepure) and diet, exercise and other stuff are ashley and martin wrong?
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I started taking ground flax seeds in my morning protein shakes, I'd say their was a big difference in my hair.

The problem is that soon after starting to take it my partner began complaining that my breath smelt terrible, so I stopped.

Soon after that I read an article (below) about coconut oil, mainly using it to cook with and rubbing it in your hair after a shower before I go to bed, then washing in the morning. I do this routine 3 times a week and since I've been doing it my hair has been in amazing condition. Please note that the coconut oil I cook with is kept in another container to the one I apply to my hair (Hair and food don't mix)

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 10/20/2012 09:20 AM
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a healthy balanced diet is all you need to grow great hair if you don't have MPB

if you do have MPB, no amount of iron, nuts and yoghurt will make any difference to your hair,


sure you can lose hair if you are genuinely malnourished, anorexia etc, but I'm guessing nobody here is genuinely malnourished
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Originally posted by: mintyfresh

a healthy balanced diet is all you need to grow great hair if you don't have MPB

if you do have MPB, no amount of iron, nuts and yoghurt will make any difference to your hair,

sure you can lose hair if you are genuinely malnourished, anorexia etc, but I'm guessing nobody here is genuinely malnourished

From the OP:

While a great diet will not do much to help with the onset of MPB (only drugs like fin or dut can do that) it CAN help with the general health/vitality of the hair you still have.


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 10/30/2012 06:40 PM
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I bought some coconut oil from the Indian store, I don't think it's virgin but seems alright, tastes really nice, it melts easily on the hands. Will also be putting it on the hair for awhile and see if I notice a change in texture.

Chia seeds are better than flax, try them.

Edited: 11/04/2012 at 01:29 PM by DHTd
 05/06/2015 08:32 AM
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Agreed. love chia seeds!
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At least cut back on smoking & drinking

An epidemiologic study of androgenetic alopecia using the basic and specific (BASP) classification in 3,114 Korean patients
CK Hong, IK Yeo and IP Son Department of Dermatology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Background: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common type of hair loss characterized by the transformation of terminal scalp hair into vellus hair. The epidemiology of AGA is not fully understood. A strong genetic basis has long been identified, while little is known of its non-genetic causes.
Objective: We investigated the clinical status using the Basic and Specific (BASP) classification and some environmental factors.
Methods: We examined 3,114 Korean AGA patients who visited 1 of 17 dermatologic clinics in South Korea from March 2011 to February 2012. Epidemiologic data were collected using a standard questionnaire.
Results: According to the basic type of the BASP classification, type M was the most common in both male (82.2%) and female (52.7%) patients. Type F was observed in 24.2% of Korean males with AGA. No associations were seen between eating or sleeping habits and severity of hair loss. However, drinking and smoking were associated with the severity of AGA in male patients. We observed that patients with a family history had more advanced types of hair loss in both genders. Moreover, the age of onset of AGA in male patients with a family history was earlier than in male patients without a family history.
Conclusions: Although there is very little evidence for environmental influences on AGA, the present study showed an association between hair loss severity and environmental factors, such as smoking and drinking.
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Vegetables, fruits, and other things, from which we get vitamin.
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Diet will have an impact on mpb, no doubt. Trivial example: Phytoestrogens/sterols/nutrients will alter (sex) hormone levels and for example the expression of androgen receptors, modulate inflammation etc.

For example, to raise basal testosterone level, you have to adjust macronutrient ratios as follows: eat a lot of fat, with low polyunsaturates vs other fatty acids ratio; and low protein to carbs ratio. For example 15E% protein, 45E% carbs and 40E% (mostly saturated) fat.
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I would add to that list of foods: oysters, bone broth, sardines, beef or bison liver, coconut oil, butter and fermented foods

also is important to consider the foods we should avoid like grains and bread

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A diet rich in vegetables and fruits really helps to keep my hair healthy and shiny.
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I could set out to do this but I could never stick to it.

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I could set out to do this but I could never stick to it.

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Originally posted by: snowmole

A diet rich in vegetables and fruits really helps to keep my hair healthy and shiny.


True that!

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@morgan: helpful list and information. I might also add all organic cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts and similar green leaf vegetables. All organic is the way to go. Also, pump iron and strength training is a must

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Eat food which contains the combination of factors like:
Protein
Iron
Vitamin C
Omega-3 fatty acid.
Vitamin A to make sebum.
Zinc and selenium
Vitamin E
Biotin

These are some kind of complete factors for healthy eating which naturally makes your hair looks good and make healthy always.
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Excellent for health won't do nothing for hair if you have MPB you need to take propecia, or duta, and minox.
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The can be more than one reason behind hair loss. Insufficient diet, hormone changes and usage of chemical products on hair are mainly the causes behind hair loss. We can prevent the hair loss by using natural remedies on the hair. Papaya can be included in the daily diet . The left overs of the green tea can be applied on the hair which gives a smooth finish and helps in reducing hair fall. Applying raw egg with lemon can also be applied on the hair which ultimately increases the volume of the hair.
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Have whole sprouted grains & nuts and green veggies and fresh fruits on at regular basis. Be stress free. Intake food with rich iron content.Apply oil to scalp & egg for moisturizing. Do not shampoo frequently as it removes natural moisture of the hair. Weekly twice/thrice is enough. Beyond from external care like good shampoo and other massages good dietary supplements gives long lasting strong hair.
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I know that iron is really important...so things like liver, oysters, chickpeas, lentils, spinach.
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Try eating this foods:

cheese, eggs, fish oil, meat, cabbage and milk (foods rich in vitamin A)
vegetables and fruits, particularly citrus fruits like lemons, pineapples, kiwis and oranges (rich in Vitamin C)
shrimp, oysters, crayfish, avocados and almonds (Vitamin E)
greens, cereals, bananas, liver, fish, eggs, peanuts, watermelon, mushrooms and red meat. (Vitamin E rich foods)


Vitamin A - this vitamin is an stimulant that for efficient method of promoting hair growth.
Vitamin C- vitamin which helps strengthen each follicle, significantly delaying the process of balding.
Vitamin E - vitamin is necessary for promoting hair growth which is often overlooked because some people may be allergic to the foods rich in this vitamin.
Vitamin B - delay excessive hair fall by eating Vitamin B-rich foods.
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Try out the candle nut. It helps in healthy hair growth.

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Thanks for the post Morgan.

I will definitely integrate some of these foods into my diet that i was not consuming before.

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