Thinning hair is pretty traumatic and, for much of the population, it's a reality. How do you work to combat thinning hair without all the harsh chemicals in re-growth treatments like Rogaine? Rogaine is a synthetic treatment that, like many chemical treatments, can have side effects. It could be flammable, which is pretty scary when you're about to put it on your head. Also, the hair can come out looking different than your normal hair.
The father of modern medicine
" A truly good doctor would treat illness with food first."
When you begin to treat your hair with a good green medicine like local and organic foods, that have been customized to your personal needs, it will give you a sense of personal commitment to your health, beauty and Image.
For everyone to start, the building blocks for the hair must be included, i.e. iron-rich protein. Also, include silica to stimulate growth and biotin to improve texture.
Protein: The building block
For health hair diet, the building blocks for the hair must be included, i.e. iron-rich protein. Protein is important for building strong keratin, the outer layer of the scalp. When you don't get enough protein, the hair will come in dry and brittle and easily breakable.
Eating lots of okra, spinach and egg whites as well as soy and lean meats is a must.
Here are some types of foods to feed your hair:
- Southwestern Chicken Breasts
- Eat Tofu for Supper
Silica is a nutrient that promotes hair growth. For those that can't get hair to grow in, silica is a nutrient that should be included in their diet.
Silica can be found in oats, rice, cabbage, and sunflower seeds.
Here is something that has a good hefty amount of silica:
- Granola bars
Biotin is an essential B vitamin that's good for maintaining the texture of your hair. Similar to protein, biotin aides in maintaining the hair once it grows in so that it doesn't break.
You can find biotin in sardines, egg yolks, and salmon.
Feed hair with:
- Planked Salmon with Basil
- Chive Butter
Cooking fish on a cedar plank is an old Native American technique. As the planks get hot, the aromatic oils are released and permeate the fish.
You can find untreated cedar shingles or shims at lumberyards, or ask to have a 1-by-6 cut into 2 foot-long lengths.
Soak the planks for at least 12 hours to prevent flare-ups, weighting the boards to keep them from floating.
3/4 teaspoon sea salt, preferably gray salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
4 salmon fillets, 6 ounces each, skinned
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
2 untreated cedar planks, each about 5 by 12 inches, soaked in water to cover for at least 12 hours
Extra-virgin olive oil for oiling the planks
4 tablespoons Basil-Chive Butter, at room temperature
Preheat the broiler.
In a small bowl or cup, mix the salt, pepper, and dry mustard. Brush the top of the salmon fillets (not the skinned side) with the melted butter. Season both sides with the spice mixture.
Put the soaked planks under the hot broiler, about 5 inches from the heat source, until the wood is browned on top, about 3 minutes. With tongs, carefully remove the planks from the oven.
Immediately brush the browned surface with olive oil, and then lay the salmon fillets on the oiled surface, skinned side down. Return the planks to the broiler and cook the fish until it is done to your taste, about 6 minutes for medium.
Remove the fillets to a platter or serve directly from the planks. Top each fillet with 1 tablespoon of the Basil-Chive Butter, spreading it so that it melts evenly over the salmon. Serve immediately. Serves 4
To Your Health...!
There are no quick fixes however, there are strong commitments that will always make and create a difference.