Is THIS stealing your identity (and your youth)?

Today, let’s shift gears a bit and talk about a topic some might consider more vanity-related.

It’s an upsetting thing for anyone. And it strikes many… at any age… ready or not.

In fact, it’s one of the most common complaints I receive from women each week in my office.

Many feel it STEALS their identity… and their youth.

While it’s not a life-threatening problem, I believe in addressing the issue wholeheartedly in a quest to making you feel like the best version of yourself.

Nutritional options promote regrowth, strength

If you haven’t guessed already, I’m talking about hair loss.

And I have some good news: A recent review of nutritional supplements found a wide range of products on the market have potential in combatting it.

First up: saw palmetto.

This is thought to work like the drug finasteride. And it’s a viable option to men looking to combat hair loss without the potential sexual dysfunction associated with the drug.

Now, this review offers additional alternative options…

Pumpkin seed oil. Or a combination supplement called Forti5, which contains green tea extract, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, melatonin, cholecalciferol, beta-sitosterol (derived from saw palmetto), and soy isoflavones.

Next, the review looked more specifically at a type of hair loss called alopecia areata, defined by hair breakage and thinning. Ultimately, it was found that vitamin D, zinc, B vitamins, and antioxidants can help combat the condition.

And—zinc was the big winner.

Results showed it could contribute to significant hair regrowth. It also increased hair thickness and density. (You can safely up your intake of this mineral by enjoying plenty of zinc-rich foods and/or supplementing with 30 mg daily.)

Finally, you might be wondering: What about biotin?

Well, this popular option can help strengthen new hairs that grow as a result of other therapies… but it won’t create new hair growth on its own.

Address underlying issues first

The review looked at other nutritional options, too. This shows there are plenty of options that might offer the solution you’re looking for when it comes to combatting hair loss.

But before you run out and buy an armful of products, be sure to check with your doctor.

You should always be sure you don’t have an underlying health issue that’s contributing to your hair loss.

I recommend being screened for anemia, thyroid disease, and of course, any vitamin or mineral deficiencies. You’ll first want to address any of these issues before adding the above options to your regimen.

And remember, a diet high in processed foods sabotages your health… and your hair. That’s because your hair needs proper nutrition—namely, adequate protein—to grow!

Learn more about why you need protein for health hair in the May 2012 issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives (“The strongest—and most overlooked—anti-aging remedy there is…”).

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Until next time,
Dr. Fred


“Review Gives Weight to Supplements for Hair Loss.” Medscape, 12/01/2022. (