Monthly Archives: July 2017
Via nytimes.com COURTNEY RUBIN
After 20 years of trying every drug, supplement, diet and procedure for hair loss — including driving four hours twice a week for laser therapy — Lina Telford, a graphic artist, gave up on her “comb over” (her description) and shaved her head. From then on, she alternated between a $1,500 wig and a $4,000 wig.
“When you hear people complain about having a bad hair day, you almost can’t bear it,” she said. “You’re like, ‘Honey, you have no idea.’ ”
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Via nytimes.com- DENISE GRADY
Scientists have found a new way to grow hair, one that they say may lead to better treatments for baldness.
So far, the technique has been tested only in mice, but it has managed to grow hairs on human skin grafted onto the animals. If the research pans out, the scientists say, it could produce a treatment for hair loss that would be more effective and useful to more people than current remedies like drugs or hair transplants.
Present methods are not much help to women, but a treatment based on the new technique could be, … Read the rest
Medical experts widely recommended a combined program of diet and fitness to fight obesity. But when it comes to the type of exercise most effective a reducing weight and body mass — strength training, endurance exercise or a combination of both — opinions vary widely on which exercise regimen is best. Now, a new clinical study by a team of Spanish researchers working as part of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs for Obesity Treatment project suggests that the type of exercise may be less important than previously thought.
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Via www.wsj.com – LAURA JOHANNES
The Root from the Mountains of Peru Is Believed to Have Widespread Health Benefits and Can Enhance Libido
The Claim: A radish-like root from the mountains of Peru has widespread health benefits and can enhance libido in both men and women, according to exporters of the root.
The Verdict: A recent study found maca can help treat depression in older women, and a growing body of research shows it may be helpful in taming menopause symptoms, improving sports performance and enhancing sexuality. Most of the studies, however, are small. Larger, more rigorous trials are needed … Read the rest
Diet myths have come and gone, but some manage to stand the test of time. For instance, weight-loss seekers have often clung to the notion that “negative-calorie” foods not only exist, but that eating unlimited portions will help melt away the pounds. As enticing as it seems to eat foods that require more energy to chew, digest and absorb than they actually contain, there is no research to support this claim. Although foods such as celery, lettuce and cucumbers may have negligible calories, make no mistake, they still count towards a day’s worth of calories.
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Mental health is intrinsically linked to your diet. Studies have shown that certain nutrients and deficiencies are increasingly responsible for the health of your brain.
Here are six dietary factors that can exert a profound influence over your mental wellness.
Studies have shown that certain nutrients and deficiencies are increasingly responsible for the health of your brain.
Most of us don’t get enough omega-3s in our diets. However, omega-3s are incredibly therapeutic in the brain. Anxiety and depression have been linked to low omega-3 levels in the brain. The developing brains of children have an especially … Read the rest
Two doctors at Yale University may have found a treatment for hair loss.
Published on June 18 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology by Dr. Brett A. King, assistant professor of dermatology at Yale’s School of Medicine, and New Haven-based dermatologist Dr. Brittany G. Craiglow, the study looked at a 25-year-old unnamed patient with a severe case of alopecia, the autoimmune disorder that causes individuals to lose some or all of their hair. According to theNational Organization for Rare Diseases, 2.5 million people in the United States suffer from the disease, which has no known treatment … Read the rest
NaturalNews) Americans are not known for their lush locks and it is no wonder — their diet tends to be high in harmful fats, laden with sugar and heavy in animal protein along with dairy. All these foods contribute to hair loss and breakage according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Harsh shampoo as well as chemicals in the water aren’t helping the matter either. But there’s hope. By revamping the diet, adding a few supplements and introducing shampoo-free cleansing, a healthy head of hair is possible.
Want a lustrous mane? Look to the diet
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By PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines
Sometimes accidental discoveries are made and are long sought solutions to specific problems. The solution to a problem is often before our eyes and yet we spend without noticing them. This seems to be the case of a promising discovery to fight against the loss of hair and baldness.
Bimatoprost, a drug used to combat glaucoma, seems to have the ability to regenerate lost hair. In parallel to the application for glaucoma also has been marketed as a product for lengthening eyelashes
Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that gradually impairs vision. In general … Read the rest
By PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines
Does Stress Cause Hair Loss? We will try to respond to this question and other related topics. In 1936, Hans Selye used the term ‘stress’ for the first time and defined it as “the nonspecific response of the body to any demand for change” and really all we ask if we can cope with the pressures of life. And who has not suffered or stressed? And stress-free life would probably useless and empty and without motivation. The problem is when pressures crushed us, sometimes beyond our strength and our mental and physical health is affected … Read the rest