Dr. Josh Axe, DrAxe
A note about Hormones from Dr. Axe:
The cause of hair loss is linked to an increase in an androgen hormone called DHT (DiHydroxy Testosterone). Managing this and other hormones is key to halting and reversing hair loss.
In this video (below) I go over the 6 compounds that you should be consuming to balance your hormones and keep your hair full and healthy.
1. Saw Palmetto is an herb that’s been shown to block DHT. Supplement with 1500 mg per day
2. Adaptogenic Herbs help your body adapt and deal with stress, balance hormones and reduce cortisol levels (also known as the aging hormone). Ashwaganda and Rhodiola are two of the adaptogenic herbs that help stop and reverse hair loss. Take 500mg of each per day.
4. B-Complex Vitamins – Biotin helps thicken your hair naturally and Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) supports your adrenal glands
5. Zinc boosts your immune system and repair your gut
Bonus Tip: Grains and sugars feed bad bacteria, cause estrogen to increase, and cause DHT to increase which promotes hair loss.
**This article originally featured at DrAxe.com**
About the Author
Dr. Josh Axe is an expert in nutrition and natural medicine and the author of the real food diet and founder of the burstfit interval fitness program. He has worked with many professional and olympic level athletes and operates one of the largest health websites in the world with DrAxe.com. Dr. Axe is a board certified clinical nutritionist and has earned his CNS from the American College of Nutrition. Get his FREE ebook and sign up for updates, here.
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