Hair Loss and Body Health

Updated: Apr 16

Did you know that hair loss is a sign that your body is giving you when something isn’t right?

All sorts of triggers and disorders of the body can cause hair loss along with medications, hormone imbalances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies and STRESS.


Did you know:

Hair follicle cells are some of the fastest reproducing cells in our body and they are in constant activity. It is critical to follow a good diet plan or healthy eating strategy to keep them working at an optimal level.




Hair is mostly made up of keratin, a protein that our body makes from the food we eat. Without the proper amount of protein, our hair is one of the first things to take a hit. If you are already experiencing hair loss, this can compound your issue.

Many people follow trendy fad diets because it’s the latest weight loss strategy, when in fact, research shows these extreme diets over long periods of time can have devastating effects on the body. It is always best to try and eat from all four food groups. This is not to say you should start eating and drinking those foods if you are dairy or gluten-intolerant. A food allergy or intolerance requires a specific diet. However, it is critical to find options that will best suit your body and allow you to get sufficient protein.





My Top 5 Favourite Foods that Promote Hair Growth!


1. Eggs - high in biotin and great source of protein

2. Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables - contains folate, iron, Vitamins A & C

3. Salmon, Herring and Mackerel - fresh is best, contains Omega 3, 6 and antioxidants

4. Sweet Potatoes - high in beta carotene which converts to Vitamin A

5. Avocados - high in Vitamin E and EFAs





BONUS tips: Stay Hydrated!! - drink at least 1.5 litres of filtered water daily!

Its usually best to eat small meals or snacks every two or three hours. Remember, hair follicles (where your hair grows from), contain cells that are constantly metabolizing or creating new energy for the hair, so eating more meals more frequently keeps you from going hungry and also allows those cells to have a constant source of energy. Permission to snack!


Happy Hair Growing,

Jennifer McCowan

Certified Trichologist

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