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December 16, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

Hair is Shiniest When Coated with Natural Oils

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One of NYC's most senior and respected female facial plastic surgeons Dr. Michelle Yagoda joins the show. She stops by to discuss specifically "Hair Loss" it's causes and the prevention methods of hair loss.


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With eighteen years of experience in medicine, Dr. Michelle Yagoda practices both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat surgery). Affiliated with New York's finest hospitals, she is an assistant adjunct attending physician and clinical instructor at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Her private office with operating suite and medical spa is located on Manhattan's prestigious Upper East Side. Catering to selective, professional and celebrity clientele, she is thorough, compassionate, discreet and regarded has an excellent teacher and surgeon. She is equally respected by both colleagues and consulting professionals.

Dr. Yagoda serves on the Committees of Women in Facial Plastic Surgery and Face-to-Face: The Domestic Violence Project, where she provides complimentary facial plastic surgery to survivors of domestic abuse. She is affiliated with the New York Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

She has been filmed for television programs, health news segments and documentaries. She has been interviewed by print media both locally and nationally. As an expert physician, she is the source of information and advice for patients and patients-to-be worldwide. Her practicality, insights and expertise have resulted in her selection as a member of the board of medical directors of a large national healthcare organization.

Through her years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Yagoda had recognized a need for a natural, effective science-driven approach to beauty. It is with great enthusiasm that she presents her patients and potential consumers with the new scoop in beauty - BeautyScoop®.


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Partial Transcript of Interview with Dr. Michelle Yagoda


Eric Michaels: While many people consider hair loss to be a "male" issue, it commonly affects women as well.  How is hair loss in women different from that in men?

Dr. Yagoda: Interestingly there are two major reasons, one is related to the cause of the hair loss and the other is related to the pattern of the hair loss. Almost all male hair loss is genetic or hereditary in men obviously but in women it is typically from hormonal or medical issues so the cause is different but also the pattern of the hair loss is different. Men's hair loss is typically localized to the temple, to the crown and to the preverbial bald spot on the top of the head. But in women it is a thinning of the hair throughout the scalp or even just a high hair line.

Eric Michaels: Roughly, how many women are affected by hair loss, thinning and/or balding?

Dr. Yagoda: Believe it or not more than 30,000,000 people in the United States alone are affected by hair thinning and hair loss and balding which is 15% of all women in the United States.

Eric Michaels: What are the common medical conditions associated with women's hair loss, thinning and balding?

Dr. Yagoda: Most commonly, it is related to an accessive male hormone and while this may have a genetic component it can also be related to medical problems...or even medications that someone may be taking like the birth control pill...


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- Are there non-medical factors that cause or contribute to hair loss, thinning and balding in women?

- Are there any dietary supplements that have proven benefits for women's hair loss, thinning and balding?

- And a Special Tip...


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Personal Site: DrYagoda.com
Product Site: BeautyScoop.com


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December 14, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

How Do Hair Transplants Work?

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Dr. Nelson Ferreira, well known hair transplant physician and medical doctor joins the show.

Dr. Ferreira is the medical director of Sure Hair International based in Toronto Canada, and is an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons ( ISHRS) which is a leading authority in Hair Loss solutions in Canada.


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Dr. Nelson Ferreira graduated with honors from the University of Toronto pharmacology program in 1987. He was awarded the Andrew D Baines graduation award for the highest graduating marks in life sciences. he then decided to pursue a career in medicine. He attended the faculty of medicine at the University of Toronto for the next four years. At that time he decided to pursue a career in academic emergency medicine. During his residency training he was elected chief resident twice and voted Intern of the Year”.

After finishing my training in primary care medicine, he decided to dedicate himself to working in the emergency rooms affiliated with the University of Toronto. During his time in the emergency room he was responsible for teaching interns and residents and helped coordinate many teaching programs for students. After years of emergency work, he was hoping to find an area of medicine where he could express himself artistic creativity and work with his hands in a more technical skill. Many of his family members have male pattern baldness and he began to lose his hair noticeably in his twenties. Several years ago he decided to have his own hair transplant and was very happy with the results. Furthermore, the delicate nature of the surgery, the creativity, and the technical skills required were very appealing.

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After several years of extensive research, observation and training he decided to accept an offer to become the medical director of Sure Hair International in 2005. Sure Hair international had been performing follicular unit hair transplants for almost fifteen years. He believes he has added expertise, leadership and direction to the medical and surgical division of Sure Hair International. Since taking over the position, he has strived to continually improve the standards of performance. Dr. Nelson has introduced various new techniques to meet a new higher standard of quality and workmanship. These include: the stick and place technique for planting grafts which is in his opinion are a better method for planting follicular unit grafts; a unique method of creating a trichophytic closure to camouflage donor incisions with hairs that grow through the incision; 25% better density; the “ gentle-touch” technique for administering anesthesia that is virtually painless; a seamless and undetectable method for creating perfectly natural hairlines. Furthermore, he personally supervises all transplants so that each transplant is a custom designed work that serves the patient both in the short term and long term. The end result is an ultra-refined hair transplant that is tailored to the specific needs of his patient.


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Transcript of Interview with Dr. Nelson Ferreira


Eric Michaels: I understand there are 4 different solutions for thinning hair, can you please explain what they are.

Dr. Ferreira: Your 4 different solutions to thinning hair: A) surgery hair transplant. Non-Surgical; B) Systems using real human hair; C) Prescription Medications such as Finasteride and Minoxidil; D) Laser therapy and other helpful products in the form of shampoos etc.

Eric Michaels: )Why do men go bald?

Dr. Ferreira: There are many reasons but the primary reason is genetics. Men inherit DNA from someone in their family that directs their genes to make them lose hair. The rate of hair loss and the age of hair loss is different for different people but, the thing they have in common is a genetic propensity for hair loss. There are other reasons such as medical conditions and skin disease but, most cases are still genetic.

Eric Michaels: Who is best suited for a hair transplant?

Dr. Ferreira: Hair transplants use the strong thick healthy hair from the back and sides of the head ( “donor hair “) as the source of hair for a hair transplant. The thinning area is called the recipient area. A good candidate is someone who has enough hair to meet the needs of the recipient area. In other words, ideally, a good candidate has enough hair from the sides and back to fill the area on top where the hair is thinning Furthermore, a good candidate is someone who is otherwise healthy.

Eric Michaels: How do hair transplants work and why are they successful and natural?

Dr. Ferreira: Hair transplants are the only scientifically proven method to reverse hair loss permanently. Using hair taken form the sides and back of the head, we can dissect the follicles into even single hair follicles (called grafts) and then insert these hairs into the thinning area. The results are virtually 100% natural and permanent. They are natural because we can dissect the hairs exactly they way nature puts them in your head. We are careful to protect all the delicate structures of the hair follicle and then the follicle is placed into very tiny holes. We guarantee the hair grows and the growth rate is over 95%.These transplanted hairs stay forever because they are taken from genetically protected areas on the sides and back of the head. These hair follicles are genetically programmed to never fall out.

Eric Michaels: Are medications like - Minoxidal  and Finestride successful?

Dr. Ferreira: Medications like finasteride and minoxidil are very successful. However, here we have to define “success”. These medications work very well at slowing down hair loss. They only work when there is still hair to save. Once the hair is completely gone with only scalp skin, these treatments will not work to grow new hair on a totally bald head. However, for those people with still some hair on their head, sometimes the medications will help to regenerate growth of tiny unhealthy hairs and help to keep what you have.

Eric Michaels: In 10 years, do you think there will be a cure for baldness? If so, what do you feel will be the approach in your personal opinion.

Dr. Ferreira: Right now there does not seem to be a “cure” for baldness on the horizon. It does not seem that in the foreseeable future, a man with a totally bald head will be able to grow back his hair. What is very promising is what is known as “follicular multiplication” which is commonly known as cloning. I think within the next ten years science will be able to take a very small sample of a person’s hair and from that small sample, create large amounts of hair. This is hair created in the laboratory. Real hair, genetically identical to your hair. This hair would then have to be transplanted. This is great news since it means we do not have to worry about running out of hair to transplant! Almost everyone could in theory be a hair transplant candidate.


Conclusion Tip: There is only one way to ensure a 100% guarantee of hair regrowth…hair transplantation. Although, there are many popular solutions to slow down or slightly improve the loss of hair and hair thickening, Hair transplants for the time being are the best solution for hair loss suffers that are candidates for the procedure. Visit a qualified hair transplant doctor to see if you’re a candidate.


Web Site: SureHair.com


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December 14, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

Over Processing Causes Breakage

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Toni Love joins the show. As a published author, educator & consultant to the beauty industry. Toni discusses what causes hair loss, using chemicals in your hair and explains cranial prothesis.


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Toni Love is an International Educator and published author of "The World of Wigs, Weaves, and Extensions", sold online and in all major bookstores.  She is the owner of Toni Love's Training Center, where she offers advanced training to licensed cosmetologists. She is based in Atlanta, GA and holds a BA in Business Management and a MA in Continuing Education.


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Partial Transcript of Interview with Toni Love


Eric Michaels: What are some reasons for hair loss?

Toni Love: Well there are so many reasons. A lot of people are losing hair because of stress, poor diet, poor circulation, I encourage people to definetly do scalp massages. If you are just sitting there watching TV manipulate your scalp because that helps those who are stressed out. There are other medical reasons such as chemo-therapy that can be the cause of one losing their hair.

Eric Michaels: What is the title of your book and where can people find it?

Toni Love: My book is entitled: "The World of Wigs, Weaves, and Extensions" and it's sold online at Amazon.com, Borders Books.com, Barnes and Noble.com, Milady.com, and in all major bookstores. The reason I actually wrote the book was because I was observing the hair industry and I noticed that a lot of people are losing their hair & they really don't know why and I would tell your audience that if you are pulling out 6 strands of hair or more you definetly need to seek medical attention...and I mention this and more in the book...

Eric Michaels: Will chemicals cause hair loss?

Toni Love: The improper use of checmical yes, it will cause hair loss. If people are coloring too much with permanent color or too often, if they are using chemical relxers or straiteners - anything too often is going to cause the hair to be over-processed.  Over-processing causes breakage....


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Toni Love discusses & answers:

- What is a cranial prothesis?

- Are there preventive measures people can take to decrease the risk of hair loss?

- And a Special Tip:


Web Site:
ToniLove.com
Facebook: Toni Love Cosmetology


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December 13, 2010 @ 10:24 am

Finding the Right Extension Artist For You!

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Penny Williams, owner of the Hair Razors Salon joins the show to discuss hair extensions, how to find the best artist and more. You can find Hair Razors Salons in various location near Albany, NY. Penny Williams has been garnering national and international recognition as a master hairstylist, a certified hair extensionist, a hair replacement and hair loss expert as well as a New York State licensed esthetician. She has been successfully servicing clients in the professional beauty salon industry for over 22 years.


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Eric Michaels: As a hair replacement specialist, what are you able to do for your female clients who are battling fine hair, thinning hair and hair loss?

Penny Williams: We are able to offer them a wide variety of options. When our clients come in we have a professional consultation with them we start to evaluate and asses their needs. Sometimes it's as simple as giving them a great hair cut and a color that can maximize their existing hair and from their we talk about extensions and wigs. Now most often, the hair extension I like to use is a micro-bonding extension. This kind of extension allows me to build hair around the clients existing hair - you may ask - what does this mean? Basically what it means is that I use a "Curreton Protein Bond" that's hooked to tiny little pieces of hair and it is integrated right into the clients on hair. They are virtually undetectable and the great thing about these bonds...

Eric Michaels: What should women look for when choosing a hair replacement specialist to work with?

Penny Williams: This is an extremely important question. You hair replacement specialist should be well rounded. They should be knowledgeable in not only in replacing hair extensions and the different types of replacement methods - they should also know some biology. You need to know, when you are having your consultation with your specialist why am I losing my hair. Is it from natural aging process, medical disorders, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, scalp disorders - your specialist needs to know all of this information and they need to gather that and knowledgeable in those things before they can replace your hair well...

Eric Michaels: For your hair extension clients who are on a budget, what do you suggest to them to keep the cost of these services manageable?

Penny Williams: What we suggest is that sometimes, we can put our clients on a budget plan - so clients tend to come in and they may get a feel head of extensions once, they may get half of a head of extensions once. After that we see them every 6 weeks, we try to remove the same number of extensions and put back in the same number of extensions - this way we can create a monthly budget plan for them so they know this is what they are going to spend and we see if that works for them...


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Penny Williams discusses & answers: - When might hair extensions not be the best solution for a hair loss client?

- What do women with hair extensions need to do to maintain the quality of the extensions?

- And a Special Tip:


Web Site: HairRazors.com


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December 11, 2010 @ 6:45 pm

Hair Clubs Best Client!

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CEO of Hair Club New England, Steven Barth joins the show.


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Growing up on Long Island, Steven Barth was genetically disposed to hair loss – almost every man in his family lost his hair at a young age. Despite this, Steven always had a full head of hair and never thought the family curse would fall on him.  However, during his senior year in college in 1976, he started noticing hair loss and the reality truly crippled him.  Not only did the 1970s exemplify the era of hair as an important part of social culture, but short hair and shaved head styles weren’t as commonplace or trendy as they are today.  For someone who always took care of himself and cared about the image he presented to the world, Steven found himself with his self-esteem and confidence crushed by the change in his appearance that was completely beyond his control.

To make matters worse, solutions for those suffering from hair loss were not widely available. Steven spent extensive time researching his options, trying to find a solution that was affordable to someone just starting out in his career.  Surgical options at the time (aka plugs) were expensive and looked unnatural.  Toupees felt artificial and required a limited lifestyle (athletics and romance were out of the question).  He investigated options everywhere – even hitchhiking to NYC to meet with a specialist who was among the first to purport that genetic hair loss could be countered with special shampoos to keep the scalp free of oil. Then, he found an ad in the back of the NY Post – and everything changed.

When he entered the office at 187 Madison Avenue, he had no idea how much this one appointment would set the course for his life’s work.  His meeting with Sy Sperling lasted four hours, where Steven shared his insight into the frustration and hopelessness felt by those in his position.  It wasn’t simply Steven’s personal experience with hair loss, but the learnings gained during his search for a solution, which provided Sy with insight into the deeper, philosophical side of what hair loss means to a young man.  It was this insight which provided Sy with the authentic message that tied hair loss to self-esteem that turned into the brand promised around which he built his young start-up.   At the end of the appointment, Sy quoted him $800 – to Steven it could have been $8,000.  But his brother lent him the money; he had his first procedure and immediately after joined the company to help others experience the happiness and peace of mind that Hair Club had brought him.

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Steven’s passion for the Hair Club experience – a human head of hair that becomes a part of you as opposed to synthetic weaves cemented to the scalp – quickly made him the company’s lead sales consultant. Despite his success, Steven deferred his commissions for 18 months because Hair Club wasn’t yet profitable and he so strongly believed in Sy and the Hair Club experience. After a few years at the company-owned offices in New York and New Jersey, Sy showed his appreciation for Steven’s commitment by offering him the opportunity to open a Hair Club franchise anywhere in the country.  Hair Club’s famous TV advertising had not yet begun, but they were advertising in the The New York Times. After researching his options across the country, Steven chose Boston to continue his career as an owner with Hair Club.

With $22,000, Steven started the business on Winter Street in Downtown Crossing.  Although he was grossly undercapitalized, he believed in the product and knew he would make it work.  Staffing was slim; Steven did all of the selling and he had one hairstylist who worked with him to maintain the Hair Club members.  Around the same time, the famous Hair Club ads featuring Sy Sperling began to air on national TV and that, together with Steven’s passion in selling the Hair Club experience, brought unprecedented success.  Sy would bring prospective franchisees to Boston and show them Steven’s financials; it was truly Steven’s success that set the blueprint for Hair Club’s continued national expansion.  Steven himself continued to grow and between 1981 -1992, he opened the franchise locations in Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Milwaukee, Connecticut and Tampa, as well as expanding the number of locations in New England.

Steven has continued to play an integral role in the corporate growth of Hair Club.  In 1984 he developed the brand’s community arm, Hair Club for Kids, which provides hair free of charge to children suffering from hair loss due to disease.  He created Hair Club’s first proprietary application, automating his franchise business before corporate who eventually implemented his systems.  And he has played an instrumental part in virtually every area of the company, including product development, HR, marketing, IT, legal and business procedures.

Steven’s chance meeting with a visionary in the field of hair restoration and his dedication and devotion to the Hair Club experience set the stage for not only his personal, but also his professional path in life.


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Abbreviated Transcript of Interview with Steven Barth


Eric Michaels: How did you get started with the Hair Club?

Steven Barth: That's a great personal story. I was a young man probably my junior year in college and was led to experience thinning hair. This was back in 1973. Of course back then you know the principle play in New York City was "Hair" in the theatre. The importance back then and the way people connected with their hair so consequently losing hair certainly was traumatic to me so I was just looking and seeking out solutions and eventually I found myself in a very very in front of a very young Sy Sperling who you may recall. He was responsible for a lot of the initial commercials on TV where he says he was not only the president but he was also the client. Before going to Sy, I made a number of inquiries, the prevailing solutions of the times ranged from hair transplantation to hair weaving to other solutions and inventions. But I found myself in front of Sy, we connected and...

Eric Michaels: What causes hair loss?

Steven Barth:  Ok, well, there is obviously a powerful genetic pre-disposition but without getting too technical we are looking at hair loss and what may cause hair loss in men is usually genetic. About 90% of any noticeable hair loss is...as far as the females are concerned genetics is less of an issue although it does play a part in female hair loss. Others include poor nutrition, physical, emotional stress, thyroid abnormalities, birth control pills, menopause and other examples....

Eric Michaels: Who does hair loss affect?

Steven Barth: Hair loss effects 50% of the men by the time they reach the age of 50 years old. Now with my experience this can occur as early as their teens and certainly in their 20's and 30's. Comparably only 20% of women suffer from genetically hair loss but also aging and hormonal change can also contribute to their hair loss. By the age of 50, 35% of all women will experience some form of thinning...


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Steven Barth discusses & answers:

- What are some of the signs of hair loss?

- What are some of the options available for people looking to treat their hair loss?

- And a Special Tip: Steve will explain what someone should do if they are concerned about their own hair loss.


Web Site: HAIRCLUB.COM


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December 6, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

HEALTHY HAIR: A Natural Spin on Achieving Long, Lucious Locks

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Dr. Laurie Teitelman joined the show to discuss Hair Loss Prevention.


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Dr. Laurie is a Manhattan-based, board-certified Naturopathic Physician who is bringing Naturopathic Medicine and preventative health care to the forefront of peoples' minds. She is very passionate about health and nutrition, as she encourages, empowers and educates all of her patients to take the responsibility to live a happy, healthy, balanced lifestyle amidst the craziness and stress that may come with living in NYC.


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Transcription of Interview with Dr. Laurie Teitelman


Eric Michaels: First of all, what is the normal cycle of hair loss and how many hairs is ‘normal’ to lose each day?

Dr. Laurie: Hair loss is often associated with aging, but keep in mind that it is normal to lose a certain number of hairs each and every day. From infancy to adulthood, hair is continually growing through these three phases: anagen (the growth phase), catagen (the shedding phase), and telogen (the resting phase). In most cases, this cycle takes about six years to complete. Of the 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles on your scalp, it can be safe to say that they are not all going through the same stage of hair growth at one particular time, which confirms that a certain amount of daily hair loss is completely normal and not a cause for concern: as soon as a hair is lost, it should regrow as the hair growth cycle repeats itself. Daily hair loss of between 50 and 100 hairs can be considered normal, but it ranges for each person. Losing close to 200 hairs per day can be considered excessive.

Many people are resorting to Propecia, Rogaine, wigs and laser surgery to address their hair loss, but all this is doing is covering up (literally!) the underlying problem in the first place. Once they discontinue the medication, will their hair fall out again? Not to mention the lengthy list of side effects people encounter from using these prescriptions, including decreased libido, rash and impotence.

Eric Michaels: Why exactly does peoples’ hair fall out?

Dr. Laurie: I have worked with many patients, women in particular, who are embarrassed of their appearance since their hair is thinning out, especially the frontal, lateral and vertex hair. They always want to know ‘why this is happening to me’, and the answer is: it’s complicated. There are a myriad of factors that can affect overall hair health, including ethnicity (does thinner or thicker hair run in the family), current state of health (regular follow ups with your health care practitioner are important to rule out various causes, help address and treat the root cause of the hair loss and monitor your progress), age (perimenopausal, menopausal hormone changes), toxin accumulation, some medications have the nasty side effect of hair loss, thyroid health, pregnancy, current iron status, as well as hair styling methods which can pull at the hair causing it to loosen and fall out; but, the way you nourish your body, your lifestyle and the way you experience stress can be some of the most important factors of healthy hair!

Eric Michaels: Is there something that I can do right now to encourage hair growth?

Dr Laurie: Yes! Please try an invigorating scalp massage, which can counteract hair loss by actually encouraging hair growth! Scalp massage provides an easy-to-do approach that stimulates your hair follicles, improves scalp blood circulation and strengthens your hair. Massage your scalp using circular motions with your knuckles or finger pads, covering your entire scalp area. Performing this technique daily for five to ten minutes can help stimulate your hair to grow. An additional tip here would be to add essential oils of rosemary, lavender, sage or thyme to the scalp massage for additional increases in circulation (try adding 3 to 6 drops of essential oil to 1 tbsp. of jojoba or grapeseed oil).

Eric Michaels: I want healthy, youthful, vibrant hair. What are some natural alternatives to the conventional approaches to achieve this?

Dr. Laurie: Controlling and managing your stress can make a huge impact on your hair. Try things like getting back into nature, meditating or doing yoga, deep breathing, listening to your favorite music, playing a musical instrument, laughing more and implementing better organizational skills can all help reduce stress levels. Properly performed stress reduction techniques can increase blood flow to the scalp!

Other things to keep in mind are how you treat your hair. Hair damage, such as harsh chemical dyes and coloring, straightening and perming products and the like, can cause hair loss; so be sure to choose a gentle, natural and preferably organic shampoo, conditioner and other products to help encourage healthy hair growth. Blow dry less often, don’t brush too hard and when possible, avoid using tight hairstyles including wraps and ponytails to counteract additional hair loss.

Hair loss from fungal infections can be prevented by keeping hair clean and dry, and by never sharing hats, combs or brushes with others. Also, there are some helpful supplements that decrease inflammation and increase circulation at the scalp surface: green tea and omega-three fish oils have been successfully used to address this. Biotin is a popular B-vitamin essential for energy levels, nervous system function and proper metabolism of fats and protein, and helps maintain healthy hair, skin and muscle tissue along with other synergistic B-vitamins and vitamin C.

Eric Michaels: What can I do from a nutritional standpoint to ensure less hair loss and more hair growth?

Dr. Laurie: You can start by avoiding certain foods that promote inflammation and hair loss such as saturated fats, trans fat laden pastries, dairy products and other non-organic animal products, and instead, incorporating healthier alternatives like fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds, which are rich in nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and possess anti-inflammatory properties to stimulate healthy, growing hair, skin and nails. Aim for three balanced meals daily, each one to include healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and protein. Our body conserves protein by shifting hair into the resting (telogen) stage of the growth phase when not enough protein is ingested, so be sure to include lean, organic protein throughout your meals of the day. A diet rich in whole foods, particularly the outer skins of plants like potatoes, cucumbers, green and red peppers can strengthen the hair because these are rich in the mineral silica. Enjoy!


Concluding Tip: Keep in mind that each and every little step you take today toward bettering your mind, body, spirit and overall health, will benefit you months and years down the road. Be proactive and start preventing now!


Contact Resources for Dr. Laurie Teitelman:

DrLaurieND.com


Twitter: twitter.com/drlauriendFacebook: Dr. Laurie Helps you Lose Weight. Feel Great. Keep It Off.
Blogging: http://drlauriend.wordpress.com & http://drlauriend.posterous.com

My Office: www.neurOasis.com Located at 350 Broadway, Suite 205 in TriBeCa
Second Office: For weight loss programs, genotype diets, etc. Naturopathic Solutions, Inc. 641 Old Country Rd in Plainview NY Medical Advisor for Everlast Sports Nutrition
Blog: everlastnutrition.wordpress.com


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