Hair Loss Treatment

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Q) I am near the end of chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer and my once luxuriant hair is falling out. Is there any supplement you can recommend to help? I would prefer something natural.

A) As you know, many – if not most – patients in your situation have the same dilemma of hair loss. Pharmacist Shabir Daya recommends using Connect Spray, £45 by Phylia de M every night. ‘This is a potent, organic leave-in treatment containing fulvic acid to nourish the scalp and hair, together with aloe vera and tannic acids, which calm inflammation and encourage healing and repair of the scalp. Tannic acids also help restore healthy keratin function and thus encourage the hair growth cycle. The feedback is excellent as far as hair loss and thinning hair are concerned, whether it be as a result of female hormonal imbalances or chemotherapy,’ he says. I also recommend Phylia de M’s Clean Shampoo, £28, paired with Condition, £30. Read More…

Gelatin Capsules For Hair Loss

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The most popular use of gelatin is in cooking, as a thickener, stabiliser and to provide texture to foods such as jams, cream cheese, sweets and some yoghurts. It is often used in low-calorie foods to imitate the feel of fat in the mouth without adding the calories.

Gelatin is derived from hydrolysed collagen derived from skin, bones, cartilage and connective tissues of animals. Hydrolysation is a process that breaks down protein into amino acids making them easier to absorb. Gelatin is very rich in proteins, almost 98% of its content is proteins and a rich source of amino acids containing 18 amino acids, primarily glycine and proline.

Traditional diets were typically richer in gelatin than our modern diets because of nose to tail eating practices and consumed parts of the animal that were high in gelatin such as skin, tendons, bone broths and other gelatinous cuts of meat similar to those who eat a Paleolithic diet. Today, this practice does not exist widely and we have lost the practice of whole animal eating. In fact there is an increase in vegetarian eating with the result that we are eating a lot less gelatin than our ancestors did, if any at all. Read More…

Addressing Menopausal Hair Loss

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It is completely natural to lose hair on a daily basis and on average it is thought that we lose between 50 and 100 hairs on a daily basis. However hair loss can be exacerbated as women approach the menopause with as many as forty percent of women being affected by this concern. When a woman starts to lose hair, it is particularly distressing as a woman’s hair is very much associated with her femininity.

What causes hair loss during the menopause?

There are a number of factors that may be attributed to hair loss during the menopause and beyond and I am briefly going to outline these below. Read More…