четвртак, 27. децембар 2012.

Diet for Reversing Alopecia Areata

Hair loss may occur due to various reasons and it is an unpredictable condition. There is always the chance that complete regrowth will occur, but no way to know for sure. It is important to remember that underneath the bald patches lays a deeper problem that caused the bald patches in the first place. Keeping the immune system calm and balanced can help inhibit the severity and progression of the disease. This can be accomplished more through change in diet than in any other way.
A strong connection between gluten intolerance and alopecia areata has been noticed. Testing positive for gluten intolerance would require eliminating all gluten. Gluten intolerance creates nutritional deficiencies if gluten consumption is continued. Reducing or eliminating gluten will naturally decrease inflammation in the diet as long as other unhealthy inflammatory gluten-free snacks are not being substituted.

You should avoid processed foods, toxins, additives and pesticides. This is especially important for those with alopecia areata as any foreign substance can provoke an autoimmune response. Hair loss can be caused by lack of vitamins, but extreme dieting can do more harm to your health and also lead to hair loss. In order to function properly, human body needs all kinds of nutrients and different types of food. If the diet includes laxatives, your body might lose more nutrients than it's normal. The best thing you can do for your body is to keep a balanced diet and to exercise regularly.

You may experience hair loss, if your diet does not include enough necessary vitamins. Foods you should consume if you want your hair to grow back again or to prevent hair loss are: vegetables - while all vegetables will provide your hair with additional vitamins, the ones that offer the most benefits are those of the green leafy variety, including spinach, cabbage, etc; lean, healthy meats like chicken, nuts, fish, and organ meats (such as liver). Adding these foods to your diet or increasing the quantity you will supply your hair follicles with the vitamins they need for optimal operation and hair growth; fruits - melons, berries, bananas, oranges, apples and many other fruits can supply your body with the proper vitamins to reduce hair loss; water - consuming at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day will help transport the needed nutrients to your hair and help keep your hair strands hydrated and strong; dairy - increasing your dairy intake, including milk, eggs and cheese, can increase your hair's overall health by providing it with the vitamin B-12 as well as protein.

If you are suffering from hair loss you should avoid refined foods like white breads, pastas, sugar, coffee and other stimulants, alcohol, tobacco, reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids, found in cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, margarine, eat fewer red meats and more lean meats, cold water fish, tofu or beans for protein, use healthy oils in foods, such as olive oil or vegetable oil, drink 6 - 8 glasses of filtered water daily and exercise regularly.

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