Hair Loss and Diet
Dec 29th, 2013 by Aldouspi

Hair Loss and Diet

You think diet has nothing to do with hair loss or improving hair growth? Well think again. Hippocrates said, "Your remedies shall be your food, and your food shall be your remedies", many years ago in ancient Greece.

With that said, it is important to look at what you eat to help strengthen, promote hair growth and in some cases, if taken with an herbal supplement, stop hair loss. To help drive the point on the importance of diet, in promoting healthy hair, here is the result of a study done in Japan. Normally in Japan, hair loss was not normal, but recently it was found that more and more Japanese men were beginning to lose their hair. The study found that the main reason for this is that the Japanese men are turning to a more western diet, rather than the traditional Japanese diet.

So what should I change in my diet to promote healthy hair? Having lived in Japan for four years, I am very much aware of the eating habits of the Japanese. Their traditional diet consists of large amounts of fish and poultry dishes. It also consists of lots of fruits and vegetables and very little red meat. They also eat a lot of soy products and seaweed. I never got into eating seaweed, and you do not need to get into it either.

The diet that many of the specialists recommend to stop hair loss and promote hair growth is:

* Complex Carbohydrates: These come from fruits, vegetables and beans.
* Monounsaturated Fats: These are obtained from olive oil and nut oils. Some specific oils recommended are extra virgin olive, cashew oil, avocado oil, etc.
* Lean Protein: This means cutting out red meat and eating more poultry such as chicken and turkey.

Also include more fish. Especially fish that is high in Omega - 3. It is all right to have one serving of lean red meat a week.
* Soy Products: There are lots of products now made with soybeans. I especially enjoy the soy burger found in the freezer section of your grocery store and other soy products. I do not eat tofu I do draw a line...

If you follow a diet like this, to improve your hair, you my want to also take a herbal supplement that specially targets the hair to prevent hair loss, and promote hair growth. These supplements have specific ingredients that target the hair and scalp, to prevent hair loss and encourage hair growth.

Jimmy Chase started losing his hair when he turned 50. He has done lots of studies on loss of hair, in both men and women, to determine what works and what doesn't. He has successfully stopped his hair loss and has even re-grown some of his hair. He wants to help other people learn what he has learned, on stopping hair loss and re-growing hair.

Visit his web site No Longer Balding to learn the way he was able to conquer his hair loss.

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Women and Their Nutrition…very Important to All of Us!
Apr 23rd, 2011 by Aldouspi

Women and Their Nutrition...very Important to All of Us!

Many of our readers asked for simple nutrition tips for women. Women today are busier than ever before. Their stress is exacerbated by today's fast paced, pre-packaged, convenience based society and the toxins that come from antibiotics and household cleaners. Iron-deficiency anemia is very common in young women. Women need nutrition and they need to be CLEAN from toxins. Here's a nutrition tip for all women -- berries are your friends.

While women's role in the food chain is essential to produce that all-important resource, food, it paradoxically does not guarantee women even minimum levels of nutrition. Women are often responsible for producing and preparing food for the household, so their knowledge or lack thereof about nutritions effect on the entire family. Women with adequate stores of iron and other micronutrients are less likely to suffer fatal infections and are more likely to survive bleeding during and after childbirth. Women in developing countries are also regularly deficient in vitamin A, iodine, and energy. Women of child-bearing age are recommended to take folic acid supplements and consume a folic-rich diet. Women are also at higher risk for developing osteoporosis and need more calcium and vitamin D to prevent it. Studies showed that women with vitamin D insufficiency absorb less than 10 percent of available calcium.

However, even among the poor, different groups of women are affected differently by macro development policies, such as the commercialization of agriculture or family planning. The conflict between women's (economic) earning role and (biological and social) mothering role results to some degree in a squeeze on child care, with consequences for child health and nutrition. While women will be mothers too, motherhood is just one part of the inexorable life cycle. We need programs to increase women's awareness, self-confidence, and motivation to act. Men must be educated about the cost to society of neglecting women and the need for affirmative action for women, which arises both from the fact of their greater work burden and their unique reproductive roles. The issue of women's nutrition status and roles is crucial to the proposal for nutrition as a basic right for all in the 1990s, in which human development goals are paramount over economic goals. Programming for women's health must extend beyond their role as mothers to encompass their non-reproductive and work-related energy and health needs.

The nutrition tips for women broadcast on the news often imply that nutrition may magically cure all kinds of diseases. The role of nutrition is to feed our bodies. 1 nutrition tip for women is to regularly include iron-rich foods such as meat, shellfish, beans and enriched cereals in your diet. The effects of high levels of protein-energy malnutrition and anemia among women. The nutritional handicap accumulated in the life of a woman is passed on to the next generation through low birth weight, which considerably reduces survival and jeopardizes growth. The ultimate constraint of time affects the extent to which women can acquire nutritional goods and services and allocate them to improving their own well-being or that of their families. The best way to give your body the balanced nutrition it needs is by eating a variety of nutrient-packed foods every day. In some respects, men and women have different nutritional needs, largely due to differences in male and female hormones.

"If you look at the current federal dietary guidelines for kids, there is no difference in nutritional needs for males and females until age 9," says Elaine Turner, PhD, RD, associate professor in the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Pregnancy drives the role of women and nutrition. If you need fewer calories, the calories you take in need to pack a lot of nutritional punch. One way that traditionally-minded woman can continue to keep their strength and health within the cycles of the creation,is through the use of berry plants. Remember, too that although berry plants have much nutritional value, they are only meant to supplement and enhance a well-balanced diet.

Anemia is the most common form of malnutrition, afflicting an estimated 47 percent of women worldwide, and anemia in pregnancy is one of the leading causes of maternal death. For maximum effect, improving women's nutrition should begin long before pregnancy. Improving nutrition by maintaining a healthy diet before and during pregnancy and also during lactation can help to ensure adequate gestational weight gain, prevent weight loss during lactation, help strengthen the immune system, and delay HIV disease progression. Good nutrition is important for all pregnant and lactating women irrespective of their HIV status. Ignorance about the symptoms of malnutrition, such as the lethargy and depression caused by iron deficiency, may be dismissed as "normal" or unimportant, further exacerbating the problem. Addressing women's malnutrition has a range of positive effects because healthy women can fulfill their multiple roles generating income, ensuring their families' nutrition, and having healthy children more effectively and thereby help advance countries' socioeconomic development. Well-nourished mothers are more likely to have infants with healthy birth weights, and such children are less likely to ever suffer from malnutrition. For reasons including women's reproductive biology, low social status, poverty, and lack of education, they suffer from nutritional imbalances. After the first year of life adolescent girls are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition.

Chuck Arnone believes we should put more efforts into the nutrition of women & children, liquid vitamins are the key!

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