Nice colour job Grace!

This blue/black colour was a achaived without PPD,PTD,Ammonia,parabens,or anŷ of the nasty toxic chemicals normally found in hair colour.

Nutrition, inflammation and hair loss.

 

 

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Several studies have shown a link between nutrition and hair loss. It seems that diets that predispose to inflammation are much more likely to be associated with hair loss, than a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and phytonutrients.In addition to toxic cytokines, there are other inflammatory pathways that can be effected by following an “anti inflammatory” diet.

A common problem associated with a “modern/typical western diet “involves over-production of pro-inflammatory hormone-like “messengers” (such as prostaglandin) E2) and under-production of anti-inflammatory “messengers” (such as prostaglandin E1 and E3). Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils help to suppress the formation of undesirable prostaglandin E2 and promote synthesis of beneficial prostaglandin E3. Gamma linolinic acid (GLA) induces production of the anti-inflammatory prostaglandin E1.

The food we eat can significantly affect whether we have more of the beneficial prostaglandins (E1 and E3) as opposed to the pro-inflammatory prostaglandin E2. Since prostanglandin E2 is a culprit in inflammation, reducing food that are high in omega-6 fatty acids (processed food) and increasing omega-3 rich food, can be beneficial. Limiting foods that convert to arachidonic acid can help reduce inflammation. (Arachidonic acid is a precursor to both prostanglandin E2 and the pro-inflammatory cytokine leukotriene B(4)).

Another dietary factor that can lead to high levels of arachidonic acid is the over-consumption of high-glycemic index carbohydrates that cause excess production of insulin. Foods that contribute to chronic inflammation and hair loss are foods with the high-glycemic index (things that you digest quickly) like sugary drinks biscuits, cakes and many breakfast cereals. Food containing large amounts of polyunsaturated fats or saturated fats, and foods high in arachidonic acid.

Some specific foods to avoid :Margarine, Organ meats, Egg yolks,Pasta, Juices (canned or bottled), fizzy drinks,White rice, white bread,Refined sugar.

Good foods: Salmon,Oatmeal,Olives and Olive oil,Almonds.

Can eating Gluten cause hair loss?

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The relationship between a certain type of hair loss and celiac disease isn’t widely known. Recently, new research confirms that, indeed, there may be a link.

Dozens of new studies on celiac disease were presented at Digestive Diseases Week, a medical conference organized by the American Gastroenterological Association and held in San Diego. One of these studies focused on alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, and its association with celiac disease.

According to PubMed Health, a medical website sponsored by NIH, the exact cause of alopecia areata remains unclear. Generally, it is characterized by hair loss that occurs in patches, usually (but not always) on the scalp. It is seen in women, men and children, often with no other symptoms. The condition can run in families (approximately 20% of patients have a family history) and it can sometimes be triggered by a traumatic life event.

The study was conducted by a team of researchers at Columbia University in New York. Using blood samples from 99 individuals with alopecia areata, these researchers discovered a higher prevalence of celiac-associated antibodies in those with the hair-loss condition compared to the general population (9 percent and 3 percent, respectively).

Celiac antibodies were more likely to be present in those with more severe forms of alopecia areata, those cases involving total and/or long-term hair loss. Individuals with the least severe form of alopecia areata, with transient hair loss lasting less than a year, did not appear to have an elevated risk for celiac disease.

Could your patchy hair loss be associated with celiac disease? The study calls for celiac screening ( asimple blood test) for those with alopecia areata.