Hello Healthy Hair Tribe!
One of the three main reasons why we experience hair thinning and hair loss is because our bodies are depleted of minerals. When our body receives minerals from food or supplements the nutrients go first to our organs and muscles. Our hair is the very last thing to get “fed” because our hair is considered a commodity by our body.
Does your hair look dry, brittle and thin? This could be caused by mineral deficiency. Today, the main reason we experience mineral deficiency is due to our food supply. We consume overly processed and pre-packaged foods that contain more chemicals than natural minerals and vitamins.
"Our bodies are designed to work with the natural elements found in our food. Plants create vitamins and pull minerals from the soil to serve specific functions, like protection from disease or energy production. We then repurpose these nutrients after we consume them. Minerals are an interesting case. They are inorganic elements found in the earth’s crust, but these often must be combined with organic molecules to become usable by the human body. Many are toxic in the forms found in soil, but absolutely essential in the forms created for us by nature in order for us to survive.
Our modern diet includes many minerals, but many are lacking as processing, high heat, and oxidization destroy what our bodies need. On top of this, modern agricultural practices strip the soil of minerals through overuse and pesticides that kill beneficial microbes. We enrich foods, but many of these enriched foods contain synthetic forms, not the organic compounds our bodies recognize from food. The best way to get the minerals we need is to turn back to the plant foods that have been nurtured by rich soil." [Symptoms and Side Effects of Mineral Deficiency, written by Charlie Pulsipher, http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/symptoms-side-effects-mineral-deficiency/]
One of the ways to regain the hair of our youth is by eating a more natural, plant based diet. Organic foods are grown without the use of pesticides which strip the soil of minerals. Beware of food that comes out of a box or through a drive up window. Try eating more of these foods that help boost our mineral intake:
Nuts, Beans & Lentils, Bananas, Dark Leafy Greens, Fish, Seeds, Shellfish, Mushrooms, Whole Grains, Avocados, Bell Peppers, Scallions, Broccoli, Carrots and Dark Chocolate
Since hair is considered a commodity by our body, it is important to “feed” our hair minerals topically if we are experiencing hair thinning and hair loss. This is why we have included ingredients loaded with essential minerals: Aloe Vera, Sunflower Oil, Green Tea, Pumpkin Extract and Evening Primrose Extract in our Hébé Healthy Hair Nectars.
If we are getting all the nutrients and minerals that we need, our hair will in turn reflect that and we should see a vast improvement in the overall quality of our hair.
Wishing You Lots of Healthy Hair Love!