HABIT 1: Eat Plants

Plants create life. Plants promote incredible health, energy and longevity. Plants are absolutely amazing.

They’re packed full of the vitamins and minerals that your body craves for optimum health, and offer generous quantities of cancer-fighting antioxidants and essential fiber that will keep your gut working great. The best and simplest way to feel fitter and stronger is to enjoy an abundant quantity of fresh fruits and vegetables. And of course, if you’re looking to reduce your waistline you’ll be pleased to hear that fruits and veggies are high in nutrients whilst low in calories, and absolutely delicious – so, eat up!

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But of course, you already know all of this, don’t you? You’d have been living on Mars for the past few decades to have missed this essential information. Yet somehow along the way, we can all succumb to temptations, fall off the wagon, and slip into unhealthy habits, filling our diets with unhealthy processed foods and health-damaging quantities of saturated fat.

As well as increasing your consumption of plants, I’d also urge you to reduce animal products from your diet, 

such as meat, fish, eggs, milk and other dairy products, and opt for healthier, plant-based alternatives such as non-dairy milk (almond, coconut or rice milks, for example), generous daily servings of whole-grains (gluten free if you are intolerant), hearty and wholesome root vegetables, and protein-rich legumes, nuts and seeds. Although we perceive animal products to be a healthy source of protein, compared to plant sources they are harder to digest, high in saturated fat, aggravate health conditions such as eczema, acne, asthma and arthritis, and can contribute to more serious long-term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. So, why not enjoy incredible health by simply replacing these ‘dead’ foods with energy-rich, nutrient rich, live plants?

Challenge yourself to eat a plant-rich diet for 30 days. You’ll be amazed to see your energy levels increase and the pounds melt away.

It’s super easy to get started. Simply fill your plate with as many veggies, legumes and whole-grains as you can and enjoy. Then instead of eating health-damaging cakes, cookies and ice creams, enjoy a delicious fruit smoothie or colorful fruit salad to round off your meal.

You can also add extra veggies into any recipe that you are cooking to boost your nutrients, especially cruciferous ones like broccoli, cauliflower or for even more health-boosting effects, plenty of green leafy veggies. By making these simple changes, your body will thank you!

 

Super Foods & Lifestyle

Beautiful Berries

There’s nothing quite like tucking into a huge bowl of freshly picked berries. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, loganberries – they’re all utterly delicious.

And they’re all amazing for your mental performance too.

It’s commonly assumed that this is due to the incredible quantity of antioxidants that they contain. These prevent the body’s cells from damage by free-radicals and help prevent the formation of plaque around brain tissues, which is one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

But in fact, this is only part of the story. An article in The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry pointed out that they help improve signalling in the brain, and help reduce inflammation, which improves motor function and boosts thinking power. They’re also packed full of nutrients such as vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese and copper.

All berries are also packed full of a compound called anthocyanin, which is what gives them their rich dark color and works as an effective anti-inflammatory for the whole body.

Experts recommend that we should be treating ourselves to around three portions of berries every single week. Sounds like it’s about time to indulge in a delicious super-food berry smoothie!

 

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Nutritious Nuts
 
The absolute best way to get enough brain-building omega-3 fatty acids in our diets is to nibble on a handful of nuts every day.

Not only are they delicious, filling and packed full of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, iron, zinc and magnesium, they also contain significant amounts of DHA, a type of omega-3 that improves cognitive performance, repairs age-related memory damage and even boosts the brains of new-born babies and helps relieve symptoms of ADHA in kids. Phew- what a mouthful!

Nuts also contain high levels of the B-vitamins, which are becoming increasingly difficult to consume in the modern diet, and also help support your nervous system, build new cells and promote mental health.

If you’re having trouble choosing I’d suggest you opt for walnuts. They really are the best of the bunch as they delay brain aging and boost brain-power in one hit. Almonds are also awesome for gray matter due to their high levels of vitamin E, and are really versatile and yummy – but any will make a huge difference to your brain-power.

Enjoy a small handful every day (and no, you shouldn’t worry about the calories!)

Awesome Avocados

Avocados are one of those foods that are underrated, and in fact until a few years ago, some health figures recommended to stay away from them due to their fat content.

That is, until they discovered that this fat content was incredible at helping to ward off dementia and brain aging, as well as boosting your overall health. This fat is known as oleic acid and helps to build myelin in our brains, and allows our thought processes to become more efficient. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

It’s said that avocados are among the most complete foods on the planet, and what’s not to like about them? They’re rich, they’re creamy and they give an overall boost to whatever meal you could ever dream up.

They’re also packed full of vitamins and minerals, high in protein and also help boost the levels of a neurotransmitter called dopamine in your body, helping you feel more focused and happy.

Avocados can be eaten in so many ways, but my absolute favourite has to be in a delicious, colorful salad. Aim to consume around half an avocado every couple of days.

Cocoa For Creativity

Great news for every chocolate-lover out there – cocoa helps you to feel good, remember more of what you are learning and to focus like a ninja!

But the truth is, the benefits depend on the quality of the chocolate and the way you choose to consume it. I’m afraid plucking a family-sized bar off the shelves of your local store isn’t going to be excuse enough – you need it dark, pure and dairy-free.

Cocoa works miracles on our brains because it’s high in two types of compounds that promote a healthy brain – these are flavonoids and flavanols. Flavonoids are a type of antioxidant that improve memory, focus and attention and help to clear out damaging free-radicals from the cells of our bodies. Flavanols are a specific type of flavonoid, which helps to improve blood flow to the brain for around two to three hours after consumption.

Let’s not forget that cocoa also contains high levels of the mineral magnesium, which also helps to promote memory and learning, as well as having a relaxing effect upon the whole body. Sounds like a great excuse to eat more!

The ultimate way to enjoy cocoa is to purchase some pure and unadulterated raw cacao power and add it to 

your baked goods, smoothies and desserts. Unfortunately there isn’t an RDA of cocoa so it’s up to you to find the best dosage for you – a little goes a long way.

Green Tea
 
Green tea. Love it or hate it? Most of us have tried its slightly bitter and earthy flavor for ourselves, but if you haven’t you should definitely give it a go. As far as beverages go, it’s about as healthy as it gets. Not only does it contain incredible amounts of polyphenols, the antioxidants that help protect our bodies and brains from the damage of free radicals; it’s also high in an amino acid called l-theanine which promotes great mood, learning and memory. And the benefits don’t just stop there.

Studies carried out by the University of Basel, Switzerland have discovered that green tea improves your mental performance and memory, helping to improve age-related memory decline. Along with the plaque-reducing effect it has upon the brain, green tea could be the perfect solution to help defy dementia and Alzheimer’s disease too.

In another study presented at the 2015 International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases,

suggested that green tea consumption was linked to less mental decline, whether this was a daily dose, a weekly dose, or somewhere in between.

Green tea also contains a significant amount of caffeine, which helps to improve your focus and your mental performance. In fact it actually contains around 24mg of caffeine in every cup, compared to around 14mg in a cup of black tea and around 47mg in an espresso, so don’t go overboard on the stuff. Black tea also shares similar benefits as green tea, so choose the one you enjoy the most.

Aim to drink at least one cup of green or black tea per week, or more if you really enjoy the taste. If you’re not a fan, you can also find green tea capsules at your nearest health food store.

Broccoli
 
Broccoli is one of the true super-foods that has stood the test of time and is absolutely amazing for your brain and your performance, in addition to the rest of your body. This is because it’s high in a substance known as lignans. This is a phytoestrogen that is involved with optimal thinking such as reasoning and remembering.

It’s also a great way of protecting your body from central nervous system decline, such as the type seen in Alzheimer’s disease. As discovered by researchers at King’s College, London, broccoli contains high levels of a compound called glucosinates, which inhibit the action of a neuron-damaging enzyme called acetylcholinesterase, which are linked to the onset of the disease.

And in addition to all of that, broccoli is also a great source of a B-complex vitamin called choline, which actually boosts levels of the key neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This helps improve cognitive function, promotes mental clarity and helps you develop a better short-term memory than you ever thought possible.

Enjoy broccoli several times per week as part of your meal or a yummy side-dish.

Beets
 
Beets help you to enjoy more energy, both mentally and physically. This is because they contain generous amounts of natural nitrates which, when eaten, get converted to nitric oxide. This allows the walls of your blood vessels to expand, including those in your brain so you get that extra boost of oxygen and energy. As you can imagine, this takes your cognitive performance to a whole new level.

They are also the only source of the phytonutrients called betalains. These have an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effect upon the brain and the body, and might even help to tackle cancers and age-related decline.

Be aware that these betalains are rather unstable, so for best effects, enjoy your beets juiced or only lightly cooked. I love grating fresh beets into a salad or adding them to a fresh juice. And of course, your urine may also develop a slightly pink tinge after eating beets, but that’s nothing you need to worry about.

Spinach
 
Your parents were right when they told you to eat up your greens! Just one serving per day of spinach, spring greens, kale or collards packs a nutritional punch and will help reduce cognitive decline and memory loss.

It’s packed full of essential minerals that can be difficult to get from other food sources, and is high in the antioxidant, lutein, which helps to promote effecting learning, language and memory.

Researchers at Rush University in Chicago also found that those who eat a daily serving of greens have 

brains that are around 11 years younger than their biological age. They suggest that this might be owing to the high levels of vitamin K. Vitamin K is a nutrient of special interest in the field of brain medicine as it plays an important role in blood clotting and regulating the amount of calcium in the brain – both benefits that can improve the symptoms experienced by Alzheimer’s sufferers.

You can enjoy all of these benefits by eating a range of green leafy veggies, not just spinach. Why not add a daily portion of brussel sprouts, kale, collards, Swiss chard, cauliflower or even cabbage to your diet to reap some incredible results.

Water
 
I know what you’re thinking – water isn’t even a food! And you’re absolutely right, but just like food it’s one of the basic fundamentals of life and deserves a mention.

Our brains are around 85% water, and rely on this water to provide the electrical energy for thought processes and cognition to occur. Therefore it makes a ton of sense that if you neglect to drink enough water, you risk damaging your power of cognition, learning ability and also mood in the process. Dehydration is also linked 

closely to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, Autism and even ADHD. Studies have shown that just a 1% drop in hydration results in a 5% decrease in performance. Do the math and you will see how important it is to keep hydrated!

And not only that, one study found that students who took a bottle of water into an exam actually performed better and got better grades than those that didn’t.

It’s all too easy to forget about drinking enough water, especially if we have busy lives. We wait until we feel thirst and wonder why it doesn’t seem to help. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration and you will probably feel the effects before you actually feel like a drink.

So make sure you drink water regularly, whether you feel thirsty or not. Invest in a reusable aluminium bottle and sip throughout the day. Aim to drink between 2-3 liters for optimum hydration and optimum performance.

Garlic

Garlic provides so many benefits to your health, you’d be absolutely silly not to get your daily dose, and it’s a true super-food when it comes to improving your mood, memory and focus (as well as a host of other things).

It contains a wealthy of sulphuric compounds that possess brilliant anti-oxidant properties and can take on almost any illness you could think of. One of these, known as FruArg is particularly interesting to us because it plays a protective role on brain cells, helping them to withstand lifestyle stresses like drinking too much alcohol, smoking, sustaining a brain injury and chronic stress.

Garlic also promotes better blood flow to the entire body, including the brain, and has been shown to fight certain cancers when studied in lab conditions. Lastly, garlic will help improve your memory, your mood and your learning by increasing the levels of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HTP) levels in your brain. This is a type of serotonin receptor, which will help you feel great, boost your motivation, help you to enjoy more rejuvenating sleep AND remember everything you need to easier than before.

Garlic is delicious and absolutely effortless to add to your everyday diet. If you’re not a fan, opt for garlic capsules or tablets instead. You can ingest between 300 to 1,000mg of garlic extract per day, depending on your wishes.

Think Positively
 
The suggestion that you should ‘think more positively’ might come off as sounding slightly strange, but there’s a whole heap of research to prove that it actually does work wonders when it comes to feeling happier and more positive about your life; like enjoying clarity of thought, protecting yourself from age-related memory loss and heightening your mental performance.

The reasons are clear. The most influential part of our lives isn’t how much money we have in the bank, nor how educated we are, nor what kind of job we might have. It’s actually how we see the world, in other words, our perspective. If you see the world as a threatening place and believe that you are not worthy to claim your own role within it, your body will react as if it were true, the levels of stress hormones in your body will skyrocket and your thinking will become clumsy and clouded. As a result you will age faster and feel unhappier.

But if you instead concentrate on the positive things, downplaying the bad and feeling gratitude for the good, then you will allow yourself to blossom, reduce levels of stress hormones and increase levels of the happy hormones too.

This doesn’t mean pretending that everything is fine when deep down you know that it isn’t, but it does mean taking the time to see what is beautiful in your life. It all starts right there with you.

Get Moving
 
Humans were never designed to live the kinds of sedentary lives that we do today. We sit to eat breakfast, we climb into the car and sit as we commute to work, we sit all day at our desks working hard on our computers and we repeat the process when we arrive home, feeling so exhausted that we settle on the couch for the rest of the evening. This lack of movement is what is killing our brains and our intelligence slowly.

For our brains and bodies to function as they should, we need to move our bodies, we need to get blood flowing through our cerebral blood vessels and pour vital oxygen into our brain cells. We need the stimulation of the fresh air for our senses and to feel the healthy endorphins flood our system.

The only way to do this is to get more exercise. Now, don’t panic, I don’t necessarily mean sweating it out in the nearest gym (although that wouldn’t be a bad idea!).

Instead, begin by welcoming movement into your life. Take the stairs instead of the lift, park further away and walk the few last blocks to work, get up from your desk every hour and take a bathroom break, head out and have a stroll in the fresh air. It all counts.

You can even download an app to your smartphone if you need help with this. A good place to start is with a pedometer app, which counts your paces and helps you to reach the ideal 10,000 steps per day. What could you do to reach this target?

Quit Processed and Artificial Sweeteners
 
If you have read my book, Healthy Living: 30 Powerful Daily Habits, you will have seen the benefits that quitting processed and artificial sweeteners can have upon your health as a whole. Right now we are going to concentrate on the harm these things do to your brain.

Now, it’s usually sugar that gets the bad press, being deemed as a ‘white poison’, and whilst this is true, it’s only part of the story. When people hear that sugar is damaging to their health, they often turn to artificial sweeteners instead, thinking that they are performing a kindness to their body and helping themselves to heal.

What they don’t know is that artificial sweeteners might actually be worse for you than sugar.

The artificial sweetener that is used most widely in diet soft drinks and foods is aspartame. Studies have proven a strong link between this artificial chemical and brain damage. That’s right – aspartame could actually be harming your brain-power, affecting your thought processes and ultimately making you stupider.

So what do you eat if you have a sweet tooth but want to protect your brain? The most healthful way to get a little sweetness into your life is to enjoy whole foods such as fruit, which not only have that wonderful taste you so crave, but also provide a multitude of brain-boosting nutrients and antioxidants.

Become Bilingual
 
Want to boost your brain-power and language-processing skills, as well as postpone the possible onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia? Experts suggest that being bilingual can help to slow age-related brain decline and grow new brain connections. But you don’t have to be older to enjoy its benefits. One study showed that teenagers who spoke more than one language outperformed their monolingual peers.

Let’s delve a little deeper to understand why. For a monolingual person, using language will only ever activate one side of the brain. However, for the bilinguals, both sides of the brain are active when using language. This means that a brain that is more comprehensively ‘exercised’ and fitter as a result, not just when it comes to languages.

And as the icing on the cake, researchers at the University of Ghent discovered that bilingualism can postpone the onset of Alzheimer’s by around four years. Sounds like it’s time to dig out those old textbooks!

Get Your Sleep
 
Life’s too short to waste hours sleeping, right? Actually, that’s twisted logic. Getting enough sleep is the easiest and most effective way to boost your brain-power and feel energetic and revived the following day. And better still, it doesn’t cost a cent and will make you feel amazing too.

When we sleep, we give our bodies the chance to recharge, both physically and mentally. We give it the opportunity to clear out the informational input we have been providing it over the course of the day, keep what is good and trash what isn’t. In a nutshell, sleep helps us learn and retain more information.

We all know what it’s like when you are sleep-deprived. Your brain feels foggy, you’re grumpy and irritable, you become forgetful, clumsy and everything seems like an enormous effort. If you begin to prioritize sleep, all of this will become a thing of the past and you will feel ready to tackle what life might throw at you.

So do it! From this very moment, vow to put your body first and make sleep a priority to see some incredible results. Experts recommend that you should get around eight hours of sleep per night, but the true figure really does depend on the individual – I find that a figure closer to nine works best with me, but find what works best for you.

Listen To Music
 
Not only is music a wonderful treat that can help you feel uplifted, alive and happy, it can also have some really great benefits for you memory, focus and attention, language skills AND physical coordination. Sounds like a great reason to put on some of your favorite tunes, if you ask me!

It works by activating both sides of your brain, exercises every part of it, and increases the activity in the corpus callosum – the connection between both sides of your brain. In addition, it also has an effect upon our 

emotions and allows us to move to a place beyond language. This TED animation by Anita Collins explains what happens in the brain when you play a musical instrument, but is also useful when it comes to understanding the effect that music has upon the brain. Take a look.

The take-home message is to simply ‘listen to more music’. Rediscover your favorite tracks, switch off the television and let music awaken your brain and your senses.

Avoid Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
 
MSG, or monosodium glutamate is a food additive that works as a flavor enhancer and is routinely added to many Asian foods and canned goods. The bad news is that it acts as a neurotoxin (and destroys brain cells and as a result), negatively affects brain function and causes a wide range of symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, diarrhoea, high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels and also vision damage.

It works by hyper-stimulating the nerves and processes in the entire body up to the point of damage. There are numerous studies that support this fact, such as the one carried out at the Robert S. Dow Neurobiology Laboratories in Portland, which discovered that MSG causes neuron death and related conditions.

The trouble with MSG is that it is not routinely labelled so it can be difficult to know when you might be consuming it, or not. The best course of action is to avoid processed ingredients that you cannot pronounce, and instead concentrate on eating nutritious, fresh wholefoods that will feed your body and your brain.

Meditate
 
Imagine if you could boost your brain by doing ‘nothing’? Does that sound too good to be true? You’ll be pleased to know that this is almost certain if you choose to take up a mediation practice. You’ll feel stronger and happier, less stressed and more focused on the things in life that really matter to you.

If you have ever experimented with mediation in the past, you will know that after a session, no matter how short, you feel energized and uplifted and also at peace with the world. These feelings you might have experienced have also been backed-up with cold hard science too.

Meditation has been proven to work better than prescription drugs for depression, improves levels of focus and concentration, protects the aging brain by increasing the volume and density of your gray matter, and reduces anxiety too.

It’s very simple to start mediating. Just find a quiet place and allow your attention to follow the motion of your breath. And that is almost all there is to it. If you are having trouble finding the time to practice, start with just a few minutes every day. There are many 30-day mediation challenges out there that can help give you the push you need to begin.

Practice Yoga
 
Yoga is the time-tested method of finding inner peace and outer strength at the same time. Its benefits include reducing stress, helping you to sleep, improving your mood, supporting you though grief, healing low self- esteem issues, and also helping you feel great.

It works in much the same way as meditation by encouraging you to focus on the breath, but unlike mediation, yoga encourages you to use your body as you do so. It’s an amazing way to find inner strength and focus and put you back in touch with your body and your inner world. All of this stuff often gets buried beneath the madness of modern life, so it can be very healing to find it again.

It can also work wonders for depression and help stimulate your focus and your information retention. So 

instead of hitting the caffeine before an important exam, why not take a yoga class instead?

THANK YOU
 

Once again, I’d like to thank you for purchasing this book. I hope this information has helped you discover some wonderful ways you can protect those precious memories, boost your brain-power, supercharge your IQ, feel happier and also help to protect yourself against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

You don’t have to settle for cognition that doesn’t work in the way that you wish. You don’t have to continue to operate through a kind of ‘brain fog’, or find your attention and focus drifting away at every opportunity, affecting your life, your career and your happiness.

Simply eat the best-quality plant-based wholefood diet that you can, add in some delicious herbs and spices, drink more water, be kind to yourself, develop some effective stress-management techniques, try aromatherapy and also utilize some wonderful herbal and dietary supplements to feel and operate at your 

best, all of the time. And yes, you will probably remember where you left those car keys too!

It’s time for us to draw this book to a close, but make sure you stay connected with the Carma Books community and email list for more books on holistic health and wellness. Reach out again soon for forthcoming, much-talked-about health subjects, just like this one.

Until next time, I wish you a wonderful journey in happiness and health!

Spices & Essential Oils and hair loss

Ginger is one of those spices that really deserves more credit than it ever gets. Not only it is warming and delicious, it also has the power to boost your thought processes.

In a study carried out by the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research, it was discovered that ginger significantly improved attention, cognitive processing and learning abilities with no side effects when used by middle-aged women. If ginger can help improve the brains of these women, think of what it could do to you too.

Ginger can also help to prevent monosodium glutamate toxicity, something that has huge implications for the health of our brains. MSG as it is commonly known is a flavor-enhancer, which is added to many kinds of processed foods. Worst of all, it has a toxic effect upon our brains, and may contribute to the onset of age-related memory decline and dementia. What more proof do we need to avoid processed foods as far as possible and stick to wholefoods?

If you want to enjoy some of the benefits of ginger, you have lots of options to choose from. You can add it to your recipes, drink it as a tea or even take it in capsule form. It’s recommended that you take between 400 and 800mg per day for best results.

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Turmeric
 
I’m pretty sure that you’ve heard the hype about turmeric by now – it’s the spice hailed as a miracle cure for countless health complaints and the most exciting natural preventative measure against Alzheimer’s disease that you can start to enjoy right now. India has an interestingly low rate of Alzheimer’s disease, suggested to be a result of the high levels of turmeric they consume.

The secret is thought to lie in its high curcumin content. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce plaque formation in the brain and battles against free radicals in the body. It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory, which helps to heal the entire body.

And as well as all of this, turmeric could also help you to boost your brain-power, increase brain-cell repair processes and improve your memory. This is because of another compound that it contains, known as aromatic-turmerone, which was shown to increase brain activity in a study carried out in Germany.

All of this evidence is proving to be really hopeful in the fight against brain deterioration, and brain injury. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its distinctive bright yellow color, so the best thing you can do to reap the benefits is to eat more of them. If you’re not a fan of curries – don’t panic. A great tip is to sprinkle a small amount of it into your food. You’ll barely be able to notice the difference, and it won’t add even the slightest hint of spice to your meal.

Of course, you can also take turmeric in supplement form – studies have shown that a dose of 400mg of a pure curcumin works wonders for your brain, and also makes you feel amazing!

Black Pepper
 
Who would have thought that one of the most common condiments also has a magical effect upon our brains? It has the potential to tackle low moods and make you feel absolutely fabulous.

This is because it contains an active substance called piperine, which protects the levels of the hormones serotonin and also dopamine in the brain. This has great implications for depression and mood disorders as well as Parkinson’s disease, as both are linked to lower levels of the respective hormones. Piperine also works to improve concentration and also reasoning skills.

It increases levels of beta-endorphins in the brain and improves overall cognitive performance resulting in a happier you and a stronger brain.

You can either take a piperine supplement of around 15-20mg or be generous with the quantity of black pepper that you add to your foods. The choice is yours!

Cinnamon
 
Cinnamon’s reputation as a health-boosting drug has come on in leaps and bounds of the past few years, and for a great reason too. Not only does it help with weight-loss and food cravings, it works miracles on your brain function too.

It’s a great source of the mineral manganese which acts as a potent anti-oxidant, protecting the body from the ravages of free radicals that can lead to 

Alzheimer’s, dementia and also cancers. It’s involved in the correct functioning of the brain, and so from a nutritional standpoint, it’s absolutely perfect.

Cinnamon also contains two compounds that help to ward off the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. These are cinnamaldehyde and epicatechin, which can prevent plaque formation in the brain that can lead to the disease.

Like so many of the other spices, you can simply sprinkle a small quantity of the spice onto your favourite meals and in smoothies. You can also choose a supplement of around 1000mg per day to enjoy the same kind of benefits.

Nutmeg
 
Eating nutmeg will keep you as sharp as a pin! It contains a natural organic compound called miristicin, which will improve your memory and helps ward off free-radical damage that might lead to Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.

If you are suffering stress and insomnia, nutmeg might just be your cure. Sprinkled into a warm drink late at night, it will help relax your body and allow you get the kind of rejuvenating sleep that you deserve, as well as reduce levels of anxiety and stress you might be experiencing.

Nutmeg is also potent in essential minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron and manganese which all promote healthy brain function.

Simply add a small amount to your soups, stews, smoothies or even your oatmeal to enjoy a delicious brain boost.

Clove

Although you might not realize it, cloves are the dried flower bud of the evergreen tree, Eugenia aromatica, which is native to Indonesia. They’re best known for their pain-killing properties when it comes to toothache, but they can also help work wonders for your brain too.

They’re a brilliant source of omega-3 oils that help keep your brain in tip-top condition, they’re packed full of vitamin and minerals and they have the highest food concentration of manganese out there. As a result, cloves are a great source of antioxidants, which help resolve the damage caused by free radicals and boost our entire bodies. 

A study carried out by the University College of Medical Sciences in Delhi, India discovered that clove oil can actually reverse short-term and long-term memory deficits suffered throughout our lives.

When used as an aromatherapy oil, clove oil also effectively targets stress, depression and anxiety by stimulating brain function and managing the levels of neurotransmitters and hormones in the blood.

You can add ground cloves to many foods, as well as enjoying it as an aromatherapy oil or treatment oil.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil
 
Sweet Orange Oil is one of the best essential oils for helping you to feel positive, uplifted and also creative. It’s one of my favourite essential oils as it smells just like a juicy, freshly peeled orange that will leave you feeling bright, energetic and productive.

Its power comes from its active ingredient, limonene, which has been proven to reduce stress levels and help tackle depression.

To use sweet orange oil, simply combine a few drops of the pure essential oil with a tablespoon of carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil, and massage 

into your skin. You can also use it in a diffuser to spread the scent throughout the room, and allow your colleagues, friends or family to also enjoy its boosting benefits.

Basil Essential Oil
 
Basil oil has a fresh and invigorating scent which can improve your memory, focus, and help you to avoid distraction – perfect for those times when you have an important deadline looming, or have an exam that you need to revise for.

Its active ingredient, linalool, reduces levels of stress and increases levels of wellbeing, making it perfect for studying.

It has a rich and powerful smell, so use it sparingly, either in a diffuser or by applying a small amount of the diluted oil to your pressure points.

Peppermint Essential Oil
 
Peppermint essential oil has a cooling and refreshing fragrance, and for that reason it is widely used in foods and also cosmetics. But did you know that it can also help improve the productivity of your mind?

It’s a great alternative to caffeine that can effectively tackle stress, provide a great feeling of whole-body relaxation, focus your senses, improve your memory and wake up your mind, leaving you raring to go!

For best effects, blend a few drops of the pure essential oil with a carrier oil, such as almond oil, and apply to your pressure points throughout the day. Of course you can also use it as a massage oil, but do take care to blend it correctly as it is a very potent oil.

HERBS AND HAIR LOSS?

Gingko Biloba is an ancient and fast-growing Chinese tree with a long history of medicinal use in the East. In fact, it might even be the oldest surviving tree species on the earth; experts have dated it back a mind-boggling 300 million years. Can you believe it?

It works to improve your brain and mental performance on many levels. Firstly, it improves the blood flow to your brain, flooding the tissues with oxygen and improving memory and concentration in the process.

It’s also supremely high in antioxidants, which can protect the brain from the damage of free radicals, age-related memory decline and also Alzheimer’s disease.

Gingko also has a significant effect upon depression and low mood disorders. The flavonoids it contains are called terpene lactones and ginkgo-flavone glycosides (flavonoids) which help maintain levels of dopamine and serotonin in your brain, and in turn improve both mood and thought processes.

It comes in many different forms – tablets, tincture and even tea form. Take between 80 mg and 240 mg per day, divided into at least two doses. It’s best to take the first dose after breakfast and the second after lunch, to ensure that you can still drop off to sleep at night. Be aware that it can take up to 12 weeks for the effects of gingko to become apparent. Be patient.

Ginseng

Ginseng has been used by millions of people over the years to boost their attention, improve their memory and beat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Not only this, but ginseng is a fantastic adaptogen; a remedy that targets the effects of physical, emotional and environmental stress that can lead to ill health and disease. It works by reducing levels of cortisol in the blood stream and strengthening adrenal glands that can often become fatigued during difficult times in our lives.

Ginseng also contains high levels of antioxidants, which help protect our brains from the ravages of free-radicals, improve your ability to concentrate and might even target symptoms of ADHD and short-term memory loss in all ages.

You can enjoy ginseng as a tablet, capsule or even as a tea. Take 240 mg daily to see best effects.

Kava Kava

Kava Kava is the central ingredient in the famous South Pacific Tea Ceremony, and works wonders on stress, anxiety, depression, migraine and even leprosy, according to some sources.

In South Pacific communities it’s used much in the same way as alcohol is used in many countries. Its power lies in the presence of kava-lactones, which are a great muscle relaxant, and give you that chilled-out, peaceful feeling that just isn’t matched by any other anti-anxiety substance. It’s a wonderfully soothing remedy, which helps dissolve anxiety, insomnia and stress.

However, there has recently been some concern that it could cause liver damage in certain individuals, a claim that has not been substantiated by any of the studies conducted to investigate these supposed side-effects. Communities all around the world continue to use kava kava to feel happier, at peace and perform at their best, and you can too.

The traditional form to consume kava kava is of course as a tea, but you can also get it in tablet or capsule form. Take 210-240 mg each day. Be aware that it does affect other medications you might be taking and it is not to be taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women, or those with liver damage.

St. John’s Wort

St John’s Wort is a herb that grows wild in the meadows and roadsides of Europe and North America. It’s a powerful traditional remedy that has seen a recent surge in success owing to its ability to help treat depression and also the sunshine-deficient disorder SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). If you

need an herbal pick-me-up, you couldn’t go far wrong with St John’s Wort.

Its active ingredient is hypericin, a polyphenol, which helps boost levels of serotonin in the brain, leading to reduced anxiety and better sleep.

Studies have shown that it works effectively to combat memory problems, cognitive processing issues and superior learning when combined with Gingko Biloba. In tandem, they work to eradicate the toxins in your brain and boost those serotonin levels to help you feel positive, intelligent and in possession of a strong memory, and work more effectively than when used separately.

The recommended dose is 30 mg Ginkgo Biloba (24% extract) and 150 mg of St John’s Wort (0.3% hypericin). If you’d prefer to use St John’s Wort alone, aim for 300mg per day.

Saint John’s Wort interferes with some pharmaceuticals thus it is imperative to check with your physician before taking this herb. Do not use this herb if you are taking any pharmaceutical anti-depressants.

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola is a plant that is native to India and Asia and is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat disorders of the nervous system and brain. Its active ingredients brahmoside and brahminoside act as a mild sedative, reducing your levels of stress and anxiety. It also helps to calm the central nervous system, allowing you to feel as if a weight has been lifted from your shoulders.

Acting like a super-food, it boosts your brain, improves your alertness, brain function and also your memory. Plus it’s packed with brain-healthy vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, G, and K and is also high in magnesium.

Enjoy it as a tea for best results (it tastes similar to chamomile tea). But you can also take it in capsule or tablet form. The recommended dose for stress

relief and an improvement in performance 50 to 250 mg, 2 to 3 times daily.

Ashwaghandha

Ashwagandha is a plant native to the Middle East and Africa and is a cousin of the tomato and the eggplant. Studies have shown that it might also help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and associated memory loss. This is because it inhibits the formation of plaque with the brain, which can kill brain cells and lead to the disease.

Additionally, it acts as a nootropic and boosts your overall memory, cognitive abilities and relieves stress all at the same time. It works by limiting the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in the bloodstream, and also has an overall relaxing and de-stimulating effect on the entire body, which can help with conditions like ADHD and Parkinson’s disease.

Its potent antioxidant action helps to defend the body against the free radicals that can lead to neural damage and it could actually help to contribute towards their repair.

To benefit from the positive effects of ashwaghandha, you can supplement with an amount that suits you. You can start with a dose of around 300-500mg and increase to around 6,000mg per day for stronger effects. Always divide your dose into at least two or three small doses throughout the day to aid absorption.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a lovely lemon-scented herb with a long history of use in folk medicine as a sleep aid and gentle remedy for anxiety. Recent studies have also discovered that it possesses an incredible ability to boost your memory and improve your performance, especially when it comes to learning new

information. The best news is that many people have it growing in their garden, so can enjoy its benefits right away.

It contains a multitude of active ingredients that help to achieve its benefits upon your gray matter. Compounds known as eugenol and terpense help to calm your muscles and soothe your mind, and another called rosmarinic acid helps to control your levels of stress before it really begins to take its toll.

Studies carried out at Northumbria University discovered that a high percentage of students actually achieved better grades when they supplemented with high-quality lemon balm. This was owing to the action of several compounds, which improve the effect of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter is vital to memory formation and maintenance, logical thought and overall cognition. So if you want to relax and improve your intelligence, lemon balm will be the perfect solution.

It’s best taken as a tea, so if you have a bush growing in your garden, harvest the leaves and brew up your own refreshing, fragrant cup. Otherwise, it may also be taken as a supplement. Experts recommend a dose of 600 to 1,600mg lemon balm extract per day.

 

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Bacopa

Bacopa is an Ayurvedic herb with a long history of use for none other than cognitive enhancement. In fact, recent studies in Australia have confirmed that bacopa does indeed improve information processing, verbal learning rate and overall working memory.

It primarily works its magic by boosting levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which in turn will improve your mood and help deal with anxiety and depression too. But it doesn’t just make you feel good; it also helps to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia too.

This happens for the following reasons:

Firstly, bacopa contains a high level of antioxidants, which provide a protective effect upon the brain, prevent free-radical damage to the cells and nervous system and improve overall health. Secondly, bacopa helps to break down the beta amyloid proteins that can lead to plaque accumulation in the brain and lead to Alzheimer’s disease. And thirdly, it helps to heal damaged brain cells and nerve cells, making it uniquely beneficial for those suffering

from dementia and brain damage.

To enjoy the benefits take around 300 mg per day.

Huperzia Serrata

Huperzia is a type of moss that is native to India and South East Asia and it could be our best hope yet in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and age-related memory loss.  So much so that it has recently seen a surge in popularity, both in its use and research.

It works by increasing levels of the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter often comes under attack by certain bodily enzymes, which has the effect of reducing its levels in the body and thus preventing your brain cells from effectively communicating with each other. As a result, your memory declines, as does your cognitive performance.

Not only that, but it also helps to reduce the formation of plaque in the brain that leads to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and prevents brain and nerve damage from actually occurring at all. You can probably see why the world is so excited about this stuff!

If you are interested in finding out for yourself how it can boost your brain, take a supplement containing 50 to 100 micrograms of its active ingredient huperzia A.

Rhodiola

Rhodiola is another one of the herbs that falls into the ‘adaptogen’ category. It works by targeting life’s stresses, such as physical, emotional and

environmental stresses and boosting the immune system and other bodily processes to cope. As a result, it has incredible healing powers that we still don’t know the true extent of.

It contains phenylpropanoids, which can boost mental performance and also calm the body, as well as an antioxidant effect that helps to protect the brain from plaque formation that may also cause Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. And as well as all of this, studies have shown that consumption of rhodiola can slow the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and as a result could postpone the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. It really is an excellent all-rounder that is perfect for stress, grief, memory problems and dementia.

It also has an anti-anxiety action, which helps to reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, in the bloodstream, and supports the entire nervous system to help clarify thought processes, improve mental calculation and overall performance.

Additionally, it increases levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the bloodstream, which continues to boost that happy feeling – even if life isn’t quite going the way you wanted it to.

For best results, take between 100 and 1000mg each day, divided into two doses.

Oregano

If I had to choose just one culinary herb to take with me to a desert island, it would most definitely be oregano. It has so many health benefits, and also tastes delicious added to all kinds of vegetable dishes – there really isn’t anything that comes close.

Oregano actually helps to alter our brain waves, helping us to feel more relaxed, less anxious and also learn new information much faster and more effectively. This comes down to its two active components, carvacrol and thymoquinone, which increase both alpha-1 and beta-1 brainwaves.

Studies have also shown that it improves neurotransmitter function, increasing levels of dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline in the body – all hormones that keep depression and low mood at bay, and feeling happier and more focused on the task at hand as a result.

It’s a delicious green leafy herb that can be added to any dish you love the most. You can also use oregano as an essential oil. Simply pop a few drops in your diffuser and enjoy the uplifting scent. And lastly, you can take it as a supplement too – start with 400mg twice a day.

Rosemary

Rosemary is such an uplifting herb, and I am always reminded of walks across the hills of the Mediterranean when its scent hits my nostrils. It’s an herb with a great ability to improve your cognition, make you feel great and also boost your mood and memory. Better than that, it also positively affects the speed and accuracy in which you’re able to respond to a stimulus, making its affect similar to, and also superior to, that of caffeine. This is because of a compound known as 1,8-cineole, which can help boost prospective memory. This is the type of memory you use when you need to remember a sequence of future tasks, such as attending a meeting or sending that important email.

Let’s not forget that rosemary is also a potent antioxidant and also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which fight free radical damage in the brain and enhances memory and concentration. This is because of the presence of two important compounds: caffeic acid and rosemarinic acid. It also contains carnosic acid – a phytochemical which helps to protect your brain from strokes and age-related regeneration.

The best way to enjoy rosemary is of course in your food and it tastes wonderful combined with most vegetables, especially those considered to be part of the Mediterranean diet, such as peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and zucchini.

You can also enjoy rosemary as a dried herb, an extract or even as a tea. If you are opting for the extract, take two 400mg rosemary capsules up to three times a day. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid rosemary.

Thyme

Thyme is packed full of those brain-friendly omega-3’s and will help protect your brain against age-related degeneration, as well as improving your overall brain function significantly. It’s a penetrating and fragrant herb that is also high in vitamin C, iron, manganese, and iron.

It’s also high in flavonoids, including apigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin, making it a brilliant antioxidant. And lastly, one of its active ingredients, thymol, help us feel happier and maintain levels of essential fatty acids in the brain.

Thyme works brilliantly in vegetable and bean dishes, so throw it into your meals to up the flavor and reap the brain-boosting benefits.

Sage

For hundreds of years, the memory-boosting powers of sage have been very well known. But it turns out that this is no old wives’ tale – sage really is as good for your brain as they say. It helps boost the chemical messengers in the brain and by doing so, improves memory and overall performance.

Recent research into the effect that sage has upon Alzheimer’s disease has shown that it also has a secret-weapon – it is able to inhibit a damaging enzyme called acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which damages the brain and leads to the onset of the disease. This also boosts levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and improves overall memory and learning.

It’s another of the green leafy herbs that taste wonderful and offers incredible anti-oxidant effects. One particular anti-aging antioxidant named carnosic

acid is able to raise levels of glutathione in the brain by improving blood flow to the cerebral arteries. Clearly good brain blood-flow is essential if you want to possess great thinking power.

Sage is delicious when added to soups, stews, salads, and can even be used to make dressings. Why not grow some of your own sage on your windowsill at home and add it to your food regularly?

HAIR GROWTH SCHEDULE + HAIR SHAMPOOS

W hen it comes to treating hair loss and regrowing healthy, strong hair, there is no “quick fix.” These shampoos (while being beneficial) should purely be just another tool in your arsenal when you are faced with fighting male pattern baldness. And, to be honest with you, I refrained from using any shampoos at all; natural or chemical, in my hair loss journey. I simply used water and a boar bristle brush. So, while this chapter is dedicated to natural shampoos, it’s not 100% necessary, but I just like giving people the options because it can be very beneficial .
B ear in mind that these shampoos will aim to block DHT. However, they won’t reduce any of the sensitivity of your hair follicles toward DHT. This is the fundamental factual cause of hair loss in men with androgenetic alopecia. It should also be the ultimate goal for all those who are looking to regrow their hair .
W hen you are using these shampoos, it is consistency and patience which are vital. You shouldn’t expect to see any results overnight, and you might have to experiment quite a bit with the many different shampoos and varying formulas to get the results you desire .

D on’t forget, shampoo is merely a simple combination of a good cleansing agent, plus an essential oil and carrier oil, so it is possible that anyone can start making their own DIY hair-restoring shampoo .

 

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Scalp Preparation
During our everyday lives, we will come into contact with many pollutants, chemicals, and other external elements which contribute to scalp buildup. We find, with this buildup, it blocks the hair follicles and varies the natural pH balance. This makes the scalp an unlikely place for continual hair growth .
T his buildup can additionally make it more difficult for shampoos to even make it to the hair follicles. This is a requirement, especially if you accurately want to block DHT, while also minimizing the impact it will have on your hair .
S o, before using any one of the all-natural shampoos, we need to use a homemade scalp exfoliate. It only takes a few ingredients to get started, and the results are a clean and restored scalp .
I ngredients:
۱/۲ a teaspoon of Himalayan or sea salt
۱ teaspoon of powdered, activated charcoal

۴ inches of ginger
۱ whole cucumber
۱ lemon, for juice
A juicing machine – can use a blender and muslin cloth
D irections:
First, juice the ginger and the cucumber then combine the juices in a container. If you are using a blender, combine both ingredients and blend up the mixture with the lemon juice .
Drain the blended mix with the help of muslin cloth and keep the juice .
Take 100 mL of the cucumber and ginger juice mixture, and add the salt and the powdered activated charcoal .
If you used a juicer, make sure to add the lemon juice from one whole lemon .
Mix the combination thoroughly .
To apply the homemade mixture, gently massage into the areas of the scalp where you would like your hair to regrow .
The lemon and ginger take some time before they begin breaking up any buildup, so, let it sit for 5-10 minutes .
Rinse with warm (not hot) water .
I t might require a few sessions before all of the plaque has been entirely removed. To help make it easier, you can lightly brush away any resulting flakes using a hairbrush .
DHT Blocker Shampoos
Now that your scalp has been prepared, it’s time to take a look at the three shampoos below which will block DHT and combat hair loss caused by the miniaturization process .

۳-Ingredient DHT Blocker Shampoo: Ingredients:
۱/۲ cup of liquid castile soap
۵-۱۰ drops of liquid nettle leaf extract
۱۰ drops of jojoba oil
Directions:
First steps require the preparation of the liquid nettle leaf extract .
Finely chop four teaspoons of fresh stinging nettle, and set aside .
Wear rubber gloves while doing. Fresh nettles can cause a mildly painful skin reaction when they sting .
Fresh is always the best. Nonetheless, you can still make it with dry .
Boil four cups of water, remove from the heat and add the chopped nettles into the water .
Steep for a minimum of 20 minutes. Keep the pot covered the entire time .
You might have to steep the nettles for longer to produce stronger extracts .
Pour the resulting liquid through a small strainer or muslin cloth into another container. This you’ll use to store your shampoo .
Next, mix the liquid castile soap along with the jojoba oil to the container of nettle juice, and then mix well .
To use, pour over wet hair and massage into the scalp for around 2-3 minutes .
Rinse thoroughly with warm water .
Express Benefits :
T he liquid castile soap is your cleansing agent in this homemade shampoo mixture, and it will gently help to wash away sebum buildup on the scalp. This could be from previous hair care products or any other chemicals which your scalp has previously retained. Jojoba oil is potent oil which absorbs deep into the layers of skin while still bringing infused ingredients with it .
L astly,  nettle leaf is a well-known DHT blocker. This can be when taken internally or applied externally. This powerful plant delivers a powerful anti-inflammatory punch and is an indispensable ingredient for anyone who is looking to decrease any scalp inflammation and irritation .
DHT Blocker Saw Palmetto Shampoo
Ingredients:
۱ cup of warm water
۱ tablespoon of baking soda
۱ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
۵ drops of citrus essential oil
۱ capsule of saw palmetto gel
۲-۳ teaspoons of olive oil
Directions:
Mix the water, baking soda, vinegar, and olive oil .
The baking soda and vinegar will react when combined, so be sure to use a non-airtight container .
With the tip of a sharp knife, pierce the end of the saw palmetto capsule. Squeeze the gel directly into the above mixture and combine well, by stirring .

Express Benefits :
Both the baking soda and apple cider vinegar (when combined) make a gentle and powerful cleansing agent. This they do, without stripping away any of your scalp’s essential oils. It thoroughly dissolves and washes away any excess oils and scalp buildup .
Citrus is an excellent antioxidant and is well-known to scavenge and neutralize the free radicals on (and in) the scalp .
Saw palmetto is the foremost DHT blocking ingredient. Studies show that any shampoos which contain saw palmetto improve hair growth by 35%, both regarding mass as well as volume .
Olive oil is a great carrier oil in this homemade shampoo recipe. However, it also hydrates and protects hair from breaking, without clogging any of the pores .
DHT Blocker Shampoo with Reishi and Green Tea
I ngredients:
۱/۲ a cup of liquid castile soap
۱/۳ of a cup of aloe vera gel
۱/۲ a cup of green tea
۱۰ drops of vanilla essential oil
۱ cup of reishi mushrooms
Directions:

Add the reishi mushrooms to a pot of boiling water, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool .
Once cooled, remove the reishi mushrooms and discard .
Mix one cup of the reishi extract with the remaining ingredients, stirring to thoroughly combine .
Apply the mixture to wet hair and massage into the scalp for 2-3 minutes .
You can let the shampoo sit for 5 minutes .
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water .
Express Benefits :
T he above combination of healthy ingredients can cleanse, nourish, and moisturize the scalp, while at the same time decreasing DHT levels and inflammation .
T he aloe vera  gel performs as an alkalizer and brings the pH of the scalp back into a natural balance. It also soothes irritation and any itchiness .
The compounds found in the green tea, such as polyphenols and flavonoids, will helpfully contribute to the hair’s growing properties. It is also known to be a blocker of DHT .
V anilla essential oil works by stimulating new hair growth, and the reishi mushroom extract inhibits 5-alpha reductase, which is the initial cause of DHT production .

IN CONCLUSION

L et’s reiterate some things, a small revision –
Causes:
testosterone balance with regard to hair loss
Role of blood and circulation in the scalp (galea )
The role of low thyroid hormones with regard to hair loss
Dietary changes to improve hormone health and help regrow hair
How to avoid chemicals that may disrupt or increase hormones and play a role in hair loss
The Regrowth Program
Practice the hair schedule daily! Yes, 3 times, as a minimum .

Dietary changes such as avoiding grain products, refined sugar, and foods that may potentially disrupt thyroid activity (diary especially !)
Do the massage schedules everyday, no days off !
Avoiding shampoo – using only water and scrubbing to clean hair (both to reduce sebum production and to avoid the potentially hormone-disrupting chemicals ).
Try and get yourself into a sauna or a steam room 1-2 times a week .
Try the 10-day no-fap test – you will feel amazing! And your hair will too .
Persistence! Keep at it; don’t stop! Your hair will come back if you don’t stop! Keep going; it’s super-easy !
A ll in all, the information above is easy to do, and it’s quick and makes sense. It is also based on scientific proof and my own personal hair regrowth story. It could cost you a bit if you went all out, or it can cost you nothing, and it will just take slightly longer to do. Also you may reduce the exercises to every second or third day once you have your hair back .
But, whatever the case, your hair will come back with patience as the major key. All you need is the blood to the roots of the follicles, which is so simple; it’s not even funny. The massaging will break up the DHT as mentioned, so all is covered .
One final thought, you might have: it is often assumed that hair that is lost in pattern balding somehow “dies” after a certain period of time, and is therefore gone for good, rendered incapable of regeneration. This assumption is also erroneously reinforced by certain doctors, and other hair specialists. The following case study was published in a reputable peer reviewed journal, along with numerous anecdotal accounts I have received over the last couple years, and they convincingly refute this assumption .
T his particular study gives an account of a 73-year-old man who had been completely bald since 28, regrowing a full head of hair at age 73 (45 years of slick baldness) after 6 years on oral spironolactone, effectively shattering the assumption of “dead” hair follicles. This 73-year-old white male had been bald since the age of 28. He developed nonA-nonB-induced liver cirrhosis and had been treated with spironolactone for the last 6 years. For the last 3 months, his hair had started to regrow over the scalp .
T he fact is, that hair follicles technically never “die,” in fact, they miniaturize to the point that they are no longer visible over time, resulting in a slick bald appearance. Once a hair follicle miniaturizes to this point, it does become extremely resistant to treatment and regeneration. Researchers at L’Oreal and other academic institutions identified the culprit behind this resistance to regeneration, as a progressive and longstanding fibrosis (chronic inflammation induced collagen hardening) that occurs in Androgenetic Alopecia. Perifollicular Fibrosis and the resultant miniaturization occur in response to inflammation and DHT, making it almost impossible to regrow hair in completely bald areas, in the short term. However, as fibrosis is gradually reversed, regrowth of hair is possible, and as this study shows, it is possible in the long-term not matter what age you are .
S o with that final note, LET’S GET TO IT !!

HAIR MASSAGING TECHNIQUE AND SECRET HAIR REGROWTH OIL

T his is an excellent exercise for stimulating the circulation in the scalp and for preventing hair from falling out, mostly because the hair follicles become nourished with added circulation .
P ress your hands on the points of the head indicated in figure 1. Do not scratch these points; simply rub the skin back and forth without moving your hands from your head. Do so to massage the galea muscle to soften it up, as mentioned above .

Here, the DHT will have made the galea tight and will be blocking the blood circulation, so you’ll need to soften it up so that blood can reach the follicles .

A fter a few massages you will feel the scalp tension releasing and the galea becoming soft and allowing blood to reach the follicles again .
P ractice this massage for about 1-2 minutes, three times a day. Morning, midday, and evening is crucial .
H ere are some cheap and effective combs if you are interested, they are not vital, but are super-convenient, and I personally prefer to use them instead of my hands. This is mostly due to my hands getting sore after a while of massaging. And, if for any reason these items are no longer available, just Google any shampoo massage comb, there are a ton of them on the market .
Scalp Massage Comb 1
Scalp Massage Comb 2
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H ere we explore the most amazing hair product for helping with hair loss: this is what trumps the garlic, chili, and castor oil ingredients. From all the compounds so far tried and tested, it is the topical emu oil which has consistently acquired the most encouraging feedback with respect to frontal hair regrowth. This is from many users seeing the instigation of vellous (fuzz) regrowth within just a few weeks .
I t is well known that hair loss for the frontal regrowth is much harder to accomplish than any regrowth in the vertex, or crown regions .
This is particularly true of “FDA Approved” compounds of Rogaine and Propecia . Test data has shown these to be of practically no use in the stimulation of frontal hair regrowth .
H ere we’ll review the medical properties of topical emu oil, to give a further understanding of the numerous means by which it will support hair growth T he emu (Dromaius Nova hollandiae) is a flightless bird which is part of a small group called ratites. This also includes the ostrich and the kiwi birds. The earliest emu oil research studies come from Australia, from where it continues to export emu oil to this day .
I n the US, there is an ever-increasing network of research labs which are focused on emus and their “hard to believe” oil. This bird was originally imported as a peculiarity; a rare species which has many unique attributes. It has become the very source of an oil that when in its pharmaceutical grade form, is worth very close to $1,000 per gallon on the market. Most people tend to agree it’s cheap at this price, considering the many health-promoting characteristics it offers .
Emu oil is rendered from hick pads of fat on the backs of the birds which are provided by nature as protection to the bird, mostly from the extreme temperatures in its Australian native homeland .
T he fat is sensibly rendered to avert any formation of trans-fatty acids, and 100 pounds of the fat produces anywhere in the region from 50 to 90 pounds of pale, yellow-colored oil. This correctly-processed oil is made up of nearly 50% monounsaturated fatty-acids, while the remainder of it makes up its saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acid forms .
S tudies performed in the Occupational Dermatology Laboratory located at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston have shown: 70% of the fatty acids in the emu fat are “unsaturated.” These are the type of fatty acids that help protect the heart .
T he second conclusion of this study is that oleic acid (which is a monounsaturated fatty acid) is the main component of emu oil. With that, and these fatty acids, it might well be the main reason for emu oil’s amazing abilities to pass through the skin, and help with hair growth stimulation .

E mu oil is virtually 100% triglyceride, occurring naturally, which makes it an almost-entirely neutral lipid. Researchers feel it penetrates the human skin so readily and it contains a total absence of phospholipids .
Human skin is shown to be phospholipid deficient, and this means there is no phosphorus contained in the human skin. Anything put on the skin and scalp which contains phosphorus will not penetrate, as the skin is programmed to prevent such penetration from occurring .
E qually, anything like emu oil, which is phospholipid deficient (contains no phosphorus), will directly carry with it any medicinal benefits that are found within it. Even by itself without any added materials, emu oil includes some fantastic hair growth properties .
Emu Oil Properties
The most important property of emu oil is that it is highly penetrating. This ability to penetrate the stratum corneum layer of the skin has the potential for many new future uses .
E mu oil can be mixed with several medicinal lotions or cosmetic materials to carry them beneath this protective barrier, while also doing it cheaper than (and just as efficiently as) the costly liposomes and iontophoresis do .
A t the present time, practitioners in Australia who specialize in hair growth use emu oil for these said penetrating abilities, because it gets into the scalp and really enhances the potency of topical medications .
In addition to this, it also helps the naturally-based medications to last longer. It is also anti-inflammatory, which could be (in part) the reason why it helps to stimulate hair growth. A group of four Australian inventors have segregated a yellow-colored component in the emu oil which appears to be one of the highest active ingredients, one which causes the oil’s anti-inflammatory actions. They have since patented the substance which they isolated, and this patent along with further research could lead to a new raft of anti-inflammatory medicines in the future; which come with no adverse side effects. Coupled with this, they are found to be non-irritating, and continue to work while not being rejected by the body. One final note is this cream works out far less expensive than most, current, anti-inflammatory substances do .
Emu oil has also been shown to be used for the reduction of pain, swelling, and stiffness in joints, and can reduce bruising and muscle aches which is ideal for sport-related muscle strains .
P erhaps one of the most significant things is, it has been shown to impede tumor necrosis factor alpha (tnf-a). This is an inflammatory cytokine which has been shown to be actively involved in male pattern balding. Emu oil has also been proven to be a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, targeting tissue when applied topically. It is this which is highly likely to contribute considerably to its hair regrowth properties .
Emu oil is an excellent emulsifier, and has good “blending ability.” This means it can blend oils and water together, to then produce creams that have no oily residue on the skin or scalp .
T he problem with most topical hair loss treatments is they don’t penetrate the skin’s barrier effectively. As we have previously seen, emu oil can penetrate this barrier efficiently, and do so without leaving an oily residue. This promises to be very good for its future uses in the cosmetics industry, as well as in future pharmaceutical uses .
A nother significant property of emu oil is that it is bacteriostatic. Tests have shown that; while in a pure state, emu oil will not grow any bacterial organisms. Untainted, pharmaceutical-grade emu oil possesses a long shelf life for this very reason, as well as its low levels of polyunsaturated fats. These are subject to oxidation and eventual rancidity, however .

E mu oil has no potential for skin and scalp irritation and is shown to have no adverse side effects. This means that, even at full strength, emu oil has irritation levels which are so low they are comparable to putting water on the skin .
E mu oil is non-comedogenic which means it will not clog up pores and doesn’t cause pimples when used. This is something which cannot be said for mineral oils (one of the most current and favorite carrier oils in cosmetics and rubbing oils) which will cause outbreaks of pimples or spots when used routinely .
E mu oil is a great moisturizer which adds to its already-fantastic protective ability and which promotes anti-aging of the skin. Researchers believe its unique combinations of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids could be the explanation for the high ability for the upper layers of the skin to retain water .
L ike viviscal which is an expensive marine protein extract, emu oil can increase the thickness of human skin and the scalp, up to 2.5 times; this is thinner in male pattern baldness (MPB). This cures perifollicular inflammation, which is an inflammation found around hair follicles which are affected by MPB .
T he anti-aging factors of emu oil were proven in a study at the Boston University School of Medicine. A pharmaceutical grade emu oil was topically applied to debilitated mice for a two-week period in a double-blind study, while using corn oil as the control substance .
T he processed emu oil produced an increase of 20% in DNA synthesis, which means growth activity in the skin of these mice showed a 20% increase. Also, the hair follicles were more robust, and skin thickness was also increased .

D r. Michael Holick, MD, Ph.D., (who conducted all these tests) stated they had also discovered, “Over 80% of the hair follicles that were asleep were awakened and started growing hair.” He explained hair follicles go through various stages of resting and growth. These follicles were awoken by the stimulation of them, which specifies it stimulates skin growth as well as hair .
C autions:
A s with any new product which blasts from obscurity to the mainstream, there are always cautions to consider and be made aware of. Emu oil was approved for use in July of 1992, by the FDA. However, it is still crucial you know that it is pure and processed correctly .
B oth written evidence and research suggests it does all the things mentioned, although, as cautions, you must be aware there are some important questions and considerations to regard here .
I s the emu oil free from any contamination by hormones which might be generated if the bird is processed in an inhumane manner? And, is the oil free from any blood particles and meat scraps from inappropriate handling ?
W as the oil being processed in a means that the trans-fatty acids have not been produced? This can happen when any oil is processed, and the heat is too high. These then cause numerous health-related issues as they are not now natural, and also not usable by the human body .

I s the emu oil product wholly free of solvents used in its processing? And is the company responsible for processing the oil willing to certify that this is so ?
T he better oils, whether from emus or vegetable oils, are made without any solvents being used during processing. Because this solvent method heats the oils to temperatures that (not viably) produce unwanted trans-fatty acids mentioned above. It can also leave non-edible solvent residues in the final products .
H as the finished oil been refined in a way by the use of a degummer (removes stickiness) in the product? And has a corrosive-based material like sodium hydroxide been used to remove phospholipids and other proteins? If these are used, they can cloud the oil .
E ither of these steps is not appropriate; as the degummers will remove calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, chlorophyll, lecithin, and other phospholipids which are the contents required, enabling the emu oil to penetrate the skin’s barriers .
The best emu oil purchased is low temperature processed, and highly stable and as close to its natural raw state as possible. Finding many good sources is possible. However, the earlier questions should be asked first. I personally get my emu oil from this site – http://www.hairloss-research.org/category/Categories-1 it is the cleanest emu oil in the market .

Dr. Holick Emu Studies and Results
Emu oil for hair regrowth in the mice was applied three times a day by Dr. Holick. Through personal experience, it was found fuzzy regrowth in the hairline occurred with a once a day application before bedtime, and with shampooing in the morning .
D r. Michael Holick is a highly renowned endocrinologist who specializes in the field of vitamin D and skin aging. He was employed as a Professor of Medicine at Boston University, and was also Editor-in-Chief of the journal called “Clinical Laboratory.” Dr. Holick has, on many occasions, been awarded for outstanding personal contributions to the field of vitamin D research. His awards include the Merit Award from the National Institute of Health, and in 1998, he received U.S. Pat. No.5,744,128, for the topical use of emu oil in stimulating skin and scalp, and inducing hair growth .
H olick’s findings regarding the hair growth stimulation and anti-aging skin effects of topically applied emu oil was detailed in an article named: Study on Skin Enhancement and Hair Growth , featured in Drug and Cosmetic Industry Magazine .
Excerpts are as follows :
“W e found that there was about a 20% increase in the proliferative activity or the growth activity of the skin in the animals… And when we looked at the hair follicles, and the thickness of the skin, it showed that the hair follicles were much more robust and that the skin thickness was remarkably increased, suggesting… Also, we discovered in the same test that over 80% of hair follicles that had been asleep were woken up and began growing hair .”
H e also stated: “A hair follicle goes through a cycle. It goes from a resting stage into an active growth period, and then it goes back to sleep again.

We woke up all the hair follicles by stimulating them, and then we wanted to see if we could further stimulate these hair follicles by topically applying emu oil. We found that there was an enhancement in the growth activity of the hair follicles. So it gives us an excellent scientific indication that we were stimulating skin growth .”
Oil from free-range emus produces an expressively more pronounced anti-inflammatory ability, and eventually better hair growth due to the stimulating effects. This is due to plant lignans and anthocyanidins which are present in oils .
D r. Holick obtained these effects with emu oil while applying it 3 times a day, in his study .
A nother pilot study conducted in England showed hair growth stimulation effects on humans with Androgenetic Alopecia, when administered just once a day. 34 partakers took part in the study. Each was asked to apply the emu oil on their scalps on a daily basis. At the end of each month, the participants recorded the volume of hair on their heads by using a visual analog scale .
T he found results were particularly encouraging, with many participants obtaining an average hair regrowth of 8.1% per month, and an average of 48.4% regrowth over the full six-month study period .
D uring this trial where the participants saw an average of 8.1% regrowth per month, the emu oil applications were made each day before bedtime, and a few drops were applied to the balding area, while being thoroughly massaged in. These results constantly fall in line with recurrent objective reports of emu oil stimulation regarding vellous hair growth (peach fuzz), within a few weeks of the initial application .

H ow Emu Oil can stimulate hair growth and prevent further loss .
• I nflammation incurred damage around follicles.
E mu Oil is an anti-inflammatory that is more potent than corticosteroids, but unlike corticosteroids, does not damage skin, blocks damage by inflammatory cytokines and free radicals .
• M initurization of the hair follicles
E mu Oil increases follicle size and produces a thicker hair .
• T he shortening of the Anagen (growth) Cycle seen in AGA, which gradually miniaturizes follicles .
E mu Oil increases follicle cell proliferation .
• D iminished micro-capillary perfusion (blood supply).

E mu Oil increases circulation and facilitates new capillary formation .
• D HT Accumulation, increased 5 alpha reductase Activity .
T he fatty acids in Emu Oil are inhibitors of 5 alpha reductase and DHT production .
• C utaneous fat layer decreases with advancing age .
E mu Oil increasese the cutaneous fat layer creating more robust , larger, better nourished hair follicles .
• G raying Hair
E mu Oil stimulates melanogenesis,( the production of melanin ).

• T hinner Scalp
E mu Oil thickens dermis which is thinner in areas affected by AGA .
Emu Oil has been demonstrated to be the best penetrating of all commercially available topical oils and cosmetics, making it in addition to its singular effectiveness, an excellent trans-dermal carrier for other added hair growth ingredients .
T he following photos were sent to us me by one of my friends that shows some readily visible evidence of hair regrowth in response to a treatment regime that is simply comprised of topical Emu Oil, scalp massage, and daily brushing with a Boar bristle brush, that reportedly stimulates skin repair mechanisms. What makes these photos especially revealing is the short, shaven down hair that makes the scalp completely visible. The top right and bottom left photos are the after shots .

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A lthough he was doing both scalp massage and Boar Bristle Brushing in addition to Emu Oil applications, theses photos generally reflect the feedback i consistently get regarding consistently applied, low temperature processed Emu Oil: A relatively rapid onset of vellous hair growth which becomes terminal over time .
R egrowth, as evidenced by these photos, can often be generated by even a modest regime. Faster and more thorough results can generally be obtained by more comprehensive treatment regimes, which incorporate systemic components that neutralize DHT, fibrosis, peri-follicular inflammation, and diminished Potassium Ion Channel Function, and additional topical components that stimulate hair growth factor in the blood vessel linings. Low temperature processed Emu Oil can either be used as sole treatment, or an adjunct to both Natural and Pharmaceutical Hair Loss treatment regimes .

 

LOST HAIR & HOW NAIL RUBBING HELPS

H ere, the nail bed is made up of nerves which are connected to the scalp. With regular nail rubbing, blood flow and oxygen is stimulated to the scalp. Recurrent rubbing continually stimulates the scalp and helps rejuvenate hair follicles, while also enhancing your hair growth by controlling DHT (dihydrotestosterone). This can result in thicker and stronger hairs. Balayam (an ancient nail rubbing exercise) can even stop hairs graying, to some degree .
A s an aside, it is shown to soothe headaches and help heal neurological disorders of the brain. Balayam to a high number of people appears a joke, at first. Through experience, it has been found that it’s the most effective form of yoga for hairs, and the best natural remedy to help control falling hair and regain lost hairs through hair loss .
B alayam can be practiced by anybody, regardless of age or gender. In a good deal of cases, it works slowly but gently, and will produce the expected results after a long, consistent exercise of at least 6-7 months .
To produce expected results, nail rubbing exercises should be done daily for 10 minutes, split over four sessions of 2.5 minutes each(longer the better ).
W arning: People with high blood pressure shouldn’t practice Balayam as it could heighten their blood pressure .

 

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C ommon factors  for hair problems are :
Thyroid ailments

Hormonal imbalances
Smoking
Anemia
Heavy prescription medication
Hair dye with a high ammonia content
A vitamin B12 deficiency
A deficiency of protein
Old age and hereditary influences
F ingernail Rubbing:
R ubbing the left and right hand’s fingernails with each hand can be a powerful practice to help to cure hair fall and to increase your hair growth .
A lthough straightforward, it is a very effective technique and a powerful hair-loss solution. Apart from being convenient, quick, and pleasant, this technique is highly relaxing and comes without cost .
T he technique is tried and tested and definitely shows the desired results and it can be a potent amalgamated solution for all hair all problems .
How to Perform :

H old your hands together and fold your fingers inward. Start by placing the fingernails of each hand against each other. Now with a regular swift motion, rub these against each other for 15 minutes, per session .
I t is a straightforward technique and can be performed anywhere and at any time of day .

F ingernail Rubbing Benefits:
Aids in preventing hair loss .
Reverses the baldness issue .
Prevents the graying of hairs and restores natural color .
Typically it will take 3-6 months to see improvement from hair loss .
۶-۹ months to see new hair growth .
Up to 12 months to see noticeable regrowth and considerable increases in hair volume .
The Theory behind it
Adult stem cells are homogenous cells which are found throughout the body after embryonic development. They can make duplicate copies of themselves for long periods of time, and reproduce via cell division to replenish any dying cells, while still regenerating any damaged tissues for self-renewal and self-healing .
Adult stem cells have the unique ability to heal themselves, and whenever tissue becomes damaged, adult stem cells are triggered to produce these new cells that can regenerate any damaged tissue, and revitalize the part of the body which was damaged .
These adult stem cells are most commonly found in the brain, spinal cord, blood vessels, and bone marrow, and also in other areas of the body, including the eyes .
Stem cells which are located in a hair follicle will, in fact, cause the hair growth. It is the rubbing of fingernails which stimulates the brain to send chemical signals toward these adult stem cells located in the damaged hair follicles .
The adult stem cells then rejuvenate and renew the base of the damaged hair follicles and with their ability of self-renewing, they then produce new hair follicles .
Now, with this fingernail rubbing technique, you can manipulate these adult stem cells which will become new hair follicles, and accelerate your hair growth by revitalizing any damaged follicles to reverse hair loss and baldness .
Reflexology:
Reflexology through stimulating certain parts of the body might directly affect other specific parts of the body too. Nerve endings which are just under your fingernails are directly connected to hair follicles, or your scalp. With the rubbing of your fingernails together you begin to increase blood circulation to your scalp .
Thus, the rubbing procedure (over time) increases blood flow to the scalp and helps with the strengthening of your hair follicles. This, in turn, reduces your hair fall and premature graying .
Precaution:
Be sure not to rub your thumbnails together as this might accelerate the growth of a beard, mustache, or other facial hairs. It can also increase hairs in the ears .
Avoid fingernail rubbing during pregnancy – rubbing nails could cause uterine contractions as well as elevating blood pressure .
Make sure to avoid it in some extreme surgical conditions; such as acute appendicitis, or angiography, or similar .
It should not be performed on problematic skin or nails if you have infected sores or lesions, or on brittle and diseased nails .
People who have a history of hypertension should avoid forceful rubbing of fingernails because it could elevate blood pressure .
Avoid any long, excessive, and vigorous rubbing as it might damage nails permanently .
Only rub the fingernails gently for 2.5 minutes per session, four times a day, for optimum results .

 

 

 

NON-FAP and NUTRITION

P rofessional athletes abstain from sexual activity before matches and they have been documented greatly and globally for doing so. But why is this? And what does this have to do with your hair, anyway ?
T he connection between sexual activity in men and hair loss has been noticed in both Taoist and Ayurveda (Indian) medical texts, for thousands of years. In a nutshell, it is maintained that excessive emission by men during intercourse (or otherwise, in masturbation), results in pattern hair loss for those genetically predisposed to this condition .
I personally, not only feel better overall, but my hair benefits from it greatly. I find my hair looks healthier and has a great sheen after abstaining for a week. To put it into perspective, and according to scientific research, when a man ejaculates he loses around a tablespoon of semen. The nutritional value of this amount of semen is equal to that of two pieces of New York steak, ten eggs, six oranges, and two lemons combined. That includes proteins, vitamins, minerals, amino acids; everything! It also creates great amounts of DHT, the enemy of hair, in high doses! So, imagine someone who; let’s say, ejaculates 1-2 times a day, that’s a lot of DHT, and a lot of nutrients taken away from their hair, because, at the end of the day, the organs receive the nutrients first. The the skin and hair get nutrients last, as a survival defensive mechanism. And so, if you are ejaculating all the time, then you’re not getting very many nutrients to your hair at all .
T he semen also contains a great deal of vital energy; therefore, an ejaculation also represents a great deal of lost energy in this regard. This is demonstrated by the exhaustion felt by the man after ejaculation. So, the conservation of sexual energy will not only aid the condition of the hair, but also the entire body. When adequate sexual energy has been conserved for an adequate length of time, a slow transformation of the body will commence. Balancing the energy within the entire body will automatically provide hair cells with adequate nourishment to grow hair with a beautiful, natural sheen, even in the most-seemingly hopeless cases. I highly recommend “The Tao of Sexology” by Dr. Stephen T. Chang if you want to learn more on this subject. But, the take away from this chapter is to abstain from ejaculating every day. Once to twice a week, at most, would be the recommendation. Test yourself; abstain for a full week and I bet you a million dollars (in Monopoly money) that you will feel like a million dollars, and your hair will significantly improve too .

W hen trying to re-grow your hair and reverse baldness naturally, there are some foods you should minimize or avoid fully. In some instances, some food groups can actually trigger hair loss, so, reducing the amount of those can have a remarkable influence on your hairline .
On other occasions, it might not be one food, in particular. However, combinations of foods over long periods can have an effect. There are a few general rules when it comes to foods which are favorable to improving hair loss, while some specific foods should certainly be avoided .
Remember, vitamins and minerals we consume are vital to hair health, too. Ultimately, each constituent adds to the whole picture. Sometimes supplementation is needed because we don’t get enough from foods. Eating organic is also vitally important, where possible. Your blood quality is extremely important, and its oxygenation is vitally important for whole body health as well as hair health .
Cutting out simple carbs, avoiding excess red meat consumption, refined sugars, dairy, and wheat is necessary. Replace these with complex carbs including brown rice, pasta, vegetables, white meat, seafood, soy, and beans .
The first universal rule is to avoid foods that might be causing delayed allergic reactions. These are comparable to instant allergic responses that peanuts or shellfish can often induce. However, these would occur over a period of weeks or days and are, therefore, more deceptive, but no less detrimental .
The primary reasons delayed allergic reactions aid in causing hair loss is due to increased immune responses which cause our bodies to attack hair follicles and cause inflammation in the scalp. This then restricts blood flow to the hair follicles .
The second general rule is due to acidic and alkaline foods. This is a broad subject, although, the general rule of thumb is to maximize the intake of alkaline foods and reduce acidic foods in your diet. Over time, this can considerably reduce the rate of hair fall and potentially aid in hair regrowth, too. Let’s have a look at which foods can go toward causing hair loss, and should consequently be avoided as much as possible .
They include :
Dairy
Worst thing for your hair, ever! As well as being highly acid-forming once in our bodies, dairy can also cause delayed allergic reactions, and for both of these reasons, it ought to be avoided .
C ommercially purchased dairy products are almost-always pasteurized, and this process of pasteurization essentially renders the naturally occurring enzymes useless or non-existent .
I t is through this enzyme that humans are able to digest milk in the first place, and, without it, our bodies struggle to digest the dairy, making it bio-unavailable and of no use (nutritionally) to the body .
D airy can also block the pores resulting in pasty skin. It also means epidermis plaque is more likely to build up on the scalp causing hair follicle shrinkage and thinning hair. For this reason, only try and consume unpasteurized dairy, or avoid it altogether. We get enough calcium from other foods, so, as long as your diet is whole food and nutritionally based, then you don’t need dairy .

Carbonated Drinks
These produce high amounts of acid and are, in fact, the highest acid-forming beverage. Not only this; the quantity of sugar in them also causes blood sugar levels to spike which is followed by a crash .
D r. Mercola researched links between excess blood sugars and male pattern baldness, and this is what he had to say about it. “There is strong evidence that early male-pattern baldness could be a clinical marker of insulin resistance, a condition in which you lose your sensitivity to insulin, resulting in excess blood sugar .”
T his specifies another overall rule: eat foods with a low glycemic index rating to help reduce the chance of spiking blood sugar levels. This has become a very significant concept for the reversal of hair loss and thinning hair. We must come to understand that male pattern baldness is an unusual problem; it is a modern ‘ailment .’
T he majority of processed foods all have ultra-high glycemic indexes, while natural (unprocessed, unpasteurized) foods contain a significantly lower glycemic index. This leads to the conclusion that there might be a link between processed foods, and the activation of the male pattern baldness genes .
A lthough this link between the two might appear unsubstantiated to some, there is further research which also came to a conclusion which was very similar to Dr. Mercola’s. Alcohol consumption can also cause hair loss .

R ather than drinking carbonated or alcoholic drinks, stay hydrated with these instead :
Avoid pure tap water. Drink filtered, distilled or ionized water instead .
Drink fresh vegetable juices – not store bought, but naturally made .
Almond milk is exceptionally healthy, and also almond oil has been shown to stimulate hair growth in mice .
Herb and spice mixtures – anise, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and lemongrass, plus many others .
Sugary Cereals
Sugary cereals and dairy cause blood sugar level spikes which are correlated with early stages of male pattern baldness. These foods rank very high on glycemic indices, so they unavoidably cause blood sugar spikes which we now see as something very conducive to early hair thinning, as I have already mentioned. It’s no surprise that an ever-growing number of men suffer hair loss. And when you look at a usual westernized breakfast of pasteurized milk and sugar-filled cereals, it fits .

 

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P rocessed cereals have a very high glycemic load as the majority of the natural fiber from plants is removed during their processing. If this remained, it would cause it to be digested and be absorbed more slowly by the body. When the natural fiber is removed, sugars go directly into the bloodstream causing significant spikes in blood sugar levels .
This fiber is also beneficial as it sweeps clean the colon of obstructed mucus and leftover feces. The fiber prevents it from being reabsorbed back into the body and causing the condition known as toxemia .
T he solution is eating natural, unprocessed foods which contain high amounts of fiber. This is why it is recommended to follow a fast juice detox if you wish to beat your hair loss problem for the long-term .
Greasy & Fried Foods
These clog the arteries over time and also cause oily skin on the scalp. This, in many cases, leads to hair follicle reduction, restricted blood flow, and clogging of pores in the skin. Once the pores become clogged, DHT and other damaging hormones can become trapped and can trigger the hair loss mechanism to continue .
S ide Note: Besides wanting your hair back, these types of foods should be avoided anyway, because they are the major causes of many of the debilitating diseases like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, which seem to be the ‘norm’ these days. I know you’re smart, so take care of your body; you only have one .
Foods That Will Help
A raw vegetable and fruit diet can help you reverse male pattern baldness. This type of diet really gets the blood and lymph systems flowing at their best .
I won’t talk a huge amount about every food, because this would require its own book. And, at the end of the day, fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole foods are what the body (not only the hair) needs. I highly suggest you Google or buy books on nutrition and diet, and I believe that The Tao of Balanced Diet by Dr. Stephen T Chang is priceless in many ways. I will, however, speak about watermelon as it was something I did and still use for my hair loss, and I will tell you why .
Watermelon could be the best for hair stimulation as it contains high amounts of citrulline which dilates blood vessels. People use this as a way to improve erectile dysfunction because it acts like nature’s form of Viagra. If it can help drive blood to your penis, there is a high chance it is improving blood flow to the top of your head, too .
Either by using a juicer or a blender, you can reap the benefits of watermelon; organic is best. You can also get similar results eating more of this fruit and by including other whole foods which are plant-based, like whole-grains, beans, nuts, and seeds .
Ginger – This common spice has been used for centuries in Ayurveda medicine in the treatment of hair. Ginger paste, when used on the hair, will reduce hair loss. Ginger is packed-full of essential vitamins and minerals, and the most important factor of all is it is an excellent stimulator of the blood .
Ginger can be an excellent remedy for hair regrowth, because it contains circulatory agents which aid in stimulating blood flow to the scalp. It also aids in activating the hair follicles and helps to grow new hair. Because ginger is a fantastic source of essential fatty acids, it prevents the thinning of the hair and eventually aids the prevention hair loss. It also has excellent anti-inflammatory properties by default. This can be combined straight into your watermelon juice, for use on affected areas of the scalp, via massage .
Remember, as mentioned earlier, vitamins and minerals we consume are vital to hair health, too. Ultimately, each constituent adds to the whole picture. Sometimes supplementation is needed because we don’t get enough from foods. Eating organic is also vitally important, where possible. Your blood quality is extremely important, and its oxygenation is vitally important for whole body health as well as hair health .
Cutting out simple carbs, avoiding excess red meat consumption, refined sugars, dairy, and wheat is necessary. Replace these with complex carbs including brown rice, pasta, vegetables, white meat, seafood, soy, and beans .
Alright, so a quick note on other foods commonly used in the community. The garlic, castor oil and chili methods can be really useful. I personally have used them and saw results; HOWEVER, I discontinued them because, well, chili juice can seriously damage your eyes if it touches them by accident, and garlic absolutely smells and makes you smell like it for weeks, including your bed when you sleep. And, castor oil just makes your hair greasy and it’s hard to wash out .
They are all great for hair loss because they are great penetrators. As we all know, rubbing garlic on your heel enables you to smell it on your palms within minutes. This is why they are so good, they penetrate the layers of the skin to get to the root of the follicle, to increase circulation and (in some cases) block DHT. But, I found something that was 100X more powerful without the smelly, greasy, and itchy consequences that come with the other methods.

 

THE CAUSES OF ANXIETY HAIR LOSS

When it comes to stress and anxiety, both western and eastern philosophies on healing both agree. This detrimental damage can wreak havoc on the body. So, in this chapter I will discuss its effects on hair, and how to resolve any stress or anxiety as much as possible .
H air loss is never just the only symptom of anxiety, and it is also very rare for your hair loss to occur if your anxiety levels aren’t severe .
The critical issues between anxiety and an individual’s hair loss are stress. In a way, anxiety is long-term, and made up of continuing stress. While in theory, these being two separate conditions, the reality is, anyone who is dealing with anxiety is placing themselves under severe physical and mental pressure all of the time .
N ow it’s time to not only reduce your stress and anxiety but also increase the circulation and blood to your scalp at the same time! How you might ask? A sauna and steams rooms are the best answers .

C lears the Skin:
S team helps clear skin impurities and can actually be used to treat acne. It can also help to improve circulation all over the body, which gives skin a healthy glow making you look and feel great, too . 
R elieving Tension:
T he heat from the sauna will soothe your nerve endings and also relax your muscles. A lesser well-known benefit of both saunas and steam rooms is that they minimize joint pain, and also act in minimizing the pains from headaches, due to their high-heat environments .
I f you have regular access to a steam room or a sauna; then that’s excellent. If not, you can soak in a bathtub with the temperature higher than your body’s, for 10 minutes. Set a timer. DO NOT perspire for more than 10 minutes or you will lose too much nutrition from the nutrients which escape (in the liquid being eliminated) through the pores .
Removes Toxins :
T he heat from sauna and steam rooms makes your body sweat. Sweating relieves the body of waste products, and it is known that sitting in a sauna or steam room for around twenty minutes can rid the body of the day’s sweat and waste products .

 

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R educes Stress:
T he heat from the saunas will cause the body to release endorphins along with other ‘feel good’ chemicals. These reduce feelings of stress on the mind and body. A lot of people feel rejuvenated and very calm once they have had a sauna or steam room experience, and are ready to tackle whatever is necessary for the remainder of the day . 
P ost-Workout Relaxation:
P ost-exercise, your muscles are in desperate need of some relaxation to promote a quick and healthy recovery. When muscles become relaxed, the recovery process (which is crucial for muscle gain) is accelerated, and muscles can grow faster . 
C an Aid in Weight Loss:
R egular visits to steam rooms or saunas can possibly aid in weight loss. It is well-known that saunas get rid of excess water weight. Although, it is important to note, this isn’t in replace of a balanced diet with exercise, and instead, something you should use as an addition .
U nblock Sinuses:

T he heat from a sauna or steam rooms will open and thin the mucous membranes. A lot of people come to notice their mucus has loosened and instantly breathe more comfortably, compared to when they first entered a steam room or sauna .
K eeping this in mind, saunas and steam rooms can be used to aid in ridding yourself of a cold too, as they can stop blocked and stuffy sinuses and aid breathing . 
P romote Healthy Blood Flow:
T he body’s capillaries will become dilated when exposed to the heat of a sauna or a steam room. This allows blood to flow freely and efficiently around the body, and transporting vital oxygen to all areas of the body and mind helps this to occur . 
I ncreases Flexibility:
S tretching stiff muscles before you enter a sauna or steam room will lead to the heat penetrating tired and stiff muscles. This makes them more fluid and looser, as well .
I f you have access to a steam room or a sauna, then this is an excellent way to do all of the above. If you don’t have access, you can soak in a bathtub. With the temperature higher than your body’s for a 10-minute soak, make sure you DO NOT perspire for more than this 10 minutes, or you can lose too I f you have access to a steam room or a sauna, then this is an excellent way to do all of the above. If you don’t have access, you can soak in a bathtub. With the temperature higher than your body’s for a 10-minute soak, make sure you DO NOT perspire for more than this 10 minutes, or you can lose too much nutrition from the nutrients which will be expelled in the liquid being eliminated from your pores, as mentioned earlier .

DON’T USE FDA-APPROVED DRUGS FOR HAIR LOSS

There is much evidence to show us that there are many corporations and marketing companies who want you to believe there is little that men and women can do to stop them from losing their hair. In fact, they try and promote only a limited amount of pharmacological medications which are available at great risk to customers .
T here are two current medications: Propecia and Rogaine – both approved by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for the tackling of hair loss. They have been studied and clinically proven to show an element of some effectiveness, but with a cost to health as I explained earlier .
I t is true that these medications for hair loss can slow further thinning of hair and support increased coverage of the scalp by promoting new hair growth and enlarging the existing hairs. However, these have to be taken continuously, and once a medication is stopped, any hair which has grown back will gradually be lost again, and, within 12 months you could find the scalp is back as it was before you started .

 

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Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) work entirely differently in their applications. Propecia is a pill you take once per day, while Rogaine is a fluid which you apply to the scalp twice per day. Propecia and Rogaine have not been proven to restore hair in the frontal areas, because they don’t target all of the causes necessary for permanent results .
Propecia Disadvantages
Propecia doesn’t cure hair loss, and it will only work over the long-term if you continue using it. If you stop taking Propecia, you will more-than-likely lose any hair growth you’ve gained within 12 months of stopping treatment .
Propecia is not approved or recommended for use by women, at all .
Sexual side effects, such as decreased sexual desire, and struggling to achieve erections .
Endless treatment with Propecia will work out expensive and require lifetime usage .
Female-looking breasts can be grown due to the lessened DHT hormone throughout the whole body, not just the scalp .
Rogaine Disadvantages
Rogaine doesn’t cure hair loss, and it will only work over the long-term if you continue using it. If you stop taking Rogaine, you will more-than-likely lose any hair growth you’ve gained .
Limited effectiveness. Rogaine treatment won’t work for everybody with thinning hair. Especially inherited pattern hair loss. It is far less efficient for any hair loss at the hairline than it is on the top of the head. It is less useful on larger sized bald spots than smaller ones .
Might not help men with severe balding at all .
Some men purely don’t like putting lotion on their scalp .
It has a high cost, and it is not covered by health insurance schemes because it falls under a cosmetic application .

As you can see, these two methods are a real waste of your money and can come with a heftier price to more than just your wallet. The health risks are far from worth it, especially when there might be little to no results at all! Ghastly… So now, let’s expand on the nutritional causes of hair loss, and how we can correct these in ways that won’t poison us, or waste our precious time and money .
Hair Transplantation
This technique is a surgical procedure that is rather expensive, very painful, and also very dangerous. A positive result is not guaranteed. I would never suggest this method to anyone. The average cost of hair transplantation is around $8000, depending upon your country and location. Please know that some surgeons are not even qualified or they may have a lack of experience, altogether. DO NOT risk your health for this. Actually, you have a great risk of losing all of your healthy hair, because of the shock created by surgery. Additionally, you may obtain awful scars, excessive stress, and lose self-confidence from the trauma of it not working .