Thursday, May 7, 2015

Natural Tips for Healthier Hair


Hats Off to Martie!
We’d like to thank Martie Wittekin for inviting Hugh Woodward, President of Health2Go, to her show last Saturday (pictured). They talked about how DHEA cream helps your body make its own hormones naturally. Martie pointed out that your body’s’ production of some hormones, like cortisol, can wreak havoc when your body is under stress, and they discussed the relationship between DHEA and cortisol, and how DHEA counterbalances the negative effects of cortisol.  You’ll find the interview with Martie Wittekin on her Radio Martie website. It’s the  May 2, 2015 Healthy by Nature radio show.

Tips for Healthy Hair
Speaking of “hats off,” how’s your hair looking these days? Is it thinning, while your waistline is thickening? Frequently, our hair growth and thickness is an externally noticeable sign of our overall health. Most hair loss or thinning that people ages 35 and up experience is hormone related. estrogen, testosterone and thyroid levels should be maintained within normal levels to support healthy thick hair. We love what Harvard trained Dr. Sara Gottfried, M.D., has to say on the subject.

In addition to using Twist 25 Cream, also consider getting adequate Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, and Vitamin K2 daily There are simple natural solutions to help maintain proper hormone levels and overall health, …and hair and skin look better too:

Eat Your Veggies!
Adding more fiber to your diet, especially vegetables and fruits literally helps the body to get essential vitamins and minerals, and also eliminate excess estrogen. To really notice the beneficial effects, kick it up a notch, practice “clean eating”. Instead of reaching for packaged or fried foods, choose foods like carrots, nuts and berries as snacks, and drink good clean water instead of sodas. Eat pasture-raised organic meats {i.e., no added hormones} and make a tossed salad with lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc with many meals as possible. Season your steamed veggies and/or salads with a quick oil-vinegar-salt and pepper vinaigrette dressing or fresh lemon juice.

Use Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has been recommended by health advocates for centuries for varying uses – some proven by medical research – some not.  Just like with most things, vinegar is very safe and beneficial when used in moderation (1-2 tablespoons per day). The main substance in vinegar that explains its many folk medicine benefits is acetic acid.  Acetic acid helps to inhibit growth of some bacteria and other pathogens so it has been used as a cleaner and disinfectant, as well as a natural preservative. You may want to incorporate unfiltered organic vinegar into your diet daily by using it in food preparation such as salad dressing (1-2 tablespoons per day). Rinse your hair with vinegar to cleanse the scalp.  Its anti-microbial properties cleanse hair and scalp, leaving your hair softer and shinier too!

Sleep
Regular  deep night-time sleep helps maintain hormone levels because during deep REM sleep, usually between the hours of 2-5:00 in the morning, the body produces and processes many of the hormones it uses during waking hours. So sufficient sleep (8 hours) is not just great for the body, it’s good for your energy, mood and hair, too! According to medical research  published by Dr. E. Friess, et al, “DHEA administration induced a significant increase in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.”

DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone has been shown by medical research to have many health benefits. Please listen to videos posted by Twist 25 customers telling of their experiences.

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