New research published in the journal Biology of Reproduction
reveals that consuming soy milk and other soy products could reduce hair
loss and male pattern baldness. How? When the body breaks down
isoflavones from soy products, one of the resulting compounds is equol,
which blocks a form of testosterone called DHT that has been linked with
hair loss and baldness. The hair loss prescription drug, Propecia, works
in much the same way by blocking the conversion of testosterone into
Naturally, soy milk is far less expensive than prescription
drugs, and there are a great number of health benefits derived from
consuming products made from soy. But does this latest research mean
that men suffering from hair loss should switch to soy milk?
my take: soy milk may be able to stop hair loss, but that's only part of
the picture. Hair loss also results from premature aging, which is
caused by consuming metabolic disruptors in foods and drinks. These are
chemical ingredients like white flour, high fructose corn syrup, sodium
nitrite, hydrogenated oils, aspartame and MSG that slowly poison the
human body. One of the best ways to avoid hair loss is to start choosing
healthy whole foods instead of eating the standard junk foods consumed
by most people.
Another point here is that soy milk is good for you
regardless of whether it helps with hair loss. I consume it on a daily
basis and wouldn't think of touching cow's milk. Cow's milk, it turns
out, causes chronic sinus infections, asthma, constipation and a whole
host of other health problems that all fall under the category of
"stagnation." Giving up cow's milk and switching to soy milk is a good
nutritional strategy for both men and women regardless of their risk of
The bottom line? Soy milk may in fact help with hair
loss, and that's one reason to start drinking it, but there are many,
many more. And, frankly, it may not stop your hair loss outright,
either. But it sure doesn' hurt to try it and see. Give yourself several
months to determine the result.
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