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Rate of hair loss, lesions in Alaskan polar bears skyrocketed almost 1,000% after Fukushima

4/9/2015 - Polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea region of Alaska have suffered a surge in hair loss, according to a survey conducted by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and an Alaskan veterinary pathologist, and published in the Journal of Wildlife...

Saw palmetto can treat hair loss, enlarged prostates and urinary tract infections

9/3/2014 - Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a small palm native to the southeastern United States and is characterized by its sprawling trunk and large, spear-like leaves. The plant bears dark red, olive-sized berries that have a long history of use as both a food and medicine. American Indians particularly revered...

Stop hair loss and damage with these natural remedies

11/24/2012 - Americans are not known for their lush locks and it is no wonder -- their diet tends to be high in harmful fats, laden with sugar and heavy in animal protein along with dairy. All these foods contribute to hair loss and breakage according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Harsh shampoo as well...

Hair loss drugs turn men into women by blocking testosterone, male hormones

8/24/2012 - If you or someone you know takes pharmaceutical drugs that claim to prevent or reverse male-pattern hair loss, you could be inadvertently turning yourself from a man into a woman without even knowing it. This is what William McKee, who now goes by the name of "Mandi," says happened to him after taking...

Mysterious illness strikes hundreds of flight attendants, causes rashes and hair loss - are 'toxic uniforms' really to blame or is it Fukushima?

5/16/2012 - Hundreds of Alaska Airlines flight attendants have filed a formal complaint about uniforms they suspect might be causing their skin to rash and develop lesions, and their hair to fall out. But based on the timing of the symptoms and their relation to similar symptoms in local marine life and polar bear...

Chinese herbs prevent hair loss & stimulate natural hair restoration without the need for baldness drugs

5/10/2012 - Chinese herbs have been used for centuries on their own and in conjunction with other alternative therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure and Ayurveda to prevent hair loss, re-grow hair and restore natural pigment to gray hair. Hair loss has many causes, such as the genetic male pattern baldness...

Herbal treatments prevent balding, stop hair loss and re-grow hair

2/9/2012 - Many people are deeply concerned about the condition of their hair, and will do almost anything to prevent further hair loss or to re-grow hair. There are a variety of pharmaceutical products that claim to promote hair growth and prevent thinning hair; however, they can cause dangerous side effects...

Protein deficiency may cause hair loss

1/18/2011 - Hair is made up of protein, so a protein deficiency may lead to hair loss. According to Harvard University, most Americans take in adequate protein; however, a deficiency can result from poor absorption. Pregnant women and those who are building muscle with weight training may need additional protein...

Hair loss in women - Support hormones and stop inflammation

1/17/2011 - Over 25 million female American women are losing their hair and suffering the emotional distress that comes with this process. The latest research has shown that hormones seem to be the major player in this embarrassing condition. Fortunately, there are solutions in both nature and nurture that support...

Age Old Chinese Herb Fo-Ti is Widely Used to Restore Hair and Reverse Gray

12/26/2010 - The ancient Chinese herb Fo-Ti, also known as He Shou Wu and Polygonum Multiflorum, stands alone as a highly effective hair loss treatment amidst the plethora of hair restoration products such as vitamins, nutritional supplements, pharmaceutical drugs and gloppy creams. Fo-Ti is not only a superlative...

Use Natural Solutions and Styling Tips for Hair Loss

8/3/2010 - Scalp inflammation, poor diet, dehydration, stress, genetics and hormone imbalances are factors that can cause hair to fall out. Toxic hair products and over-styling can also damage the hair, causing it to thin. Incorporating vitamins and whole foods and choosing all natural hair products can prevent...

Natural Treatment Helps Hair Loss in Children

5/18/2010 - Although not as common as hair loss in adults, hair loss in children can be severe. In many cases, the hair will grow back naturally with time. Topical steroids and synthetic substances are typically used to stimulate hair growth. Try natural treatments instead to help hair loss in children. If symptoms...

Find Hair Loss Help through Homeopathy, Aromatherapy and Folk Remedies

5/17/2010 - Natural cures for hair loss have been around for centuries and are generally very effective. Conventional treatments for alopecia include topical steroids and synthetic substances which have damaging side effects. Try age-old natural treatments instead to prevent thinning and to stimulate hair growth. Chinese...

Counter Hair Loss Naturally with Tissue Cell Salts

4/21/2010 - Hair thinning and hair loss is a distressing occurrence for both men and women. Although it is normal to lose some hair each day, it is different if hair is falling out in clumps. Tissue cell salts are a safe and natural way of restoring some of the mineral deficiencies in the body that can contribute...

How Stress Affects Hair Loss and Natural Treatments Help

4/16/2010 - Is there a correlation between stress and hair loss? For many people, the pace of life is frenetic. Stress is considered a normal part of an extremely busy life. In addition to contributing to hair loss or thinning hair, stress can cause more serious health problems, such as heart attacks and strokes....

Natural Treatment Helps Hair Loss in Women

4/5/2010 - Many women are dismayed to see hair falling out in clumps, either following childbirth, during or after menopause or due to other causes. While some daily hair loss is normal, thinning hair and partial baldness is a frightening prospect for women. What causes hair loss in women and what natural treatments...

Natural Treatment Helps Hair Loss in Men

3/30/2010 - It is normal to shed hair each day but sometimes hair loss may be exacerbated by stress, a poor diet or illness. Hereditary hair loss is known as alopecia, which affects men more often than women. Many men turn to cures that promise amazing results in preventing hair loss, but usually these are nothing...

Ten Natural Ways Grow Hair and Reduce Hair Loss

2/26/2010 - Vitamins and lifestyle changes have been shown to encourage hair to grow and reduce hair loss. Balding is a genetic trait but good nutrition can play a part in hair growth. Hair products, such as masks, shampoos and leave on conditioners can also prevent hair loss and restore healthy, vibrant hair....

Prevent Hair Loss with Biotin and Other Nutrients

2/19/2010 - Hair loss is a natural process that progresses with age, but many nutrients have been shown to improve circulation to the scalp, prevent hair thinning and hair loss. Adding simple nutrients from food and vitamins can both repair hair and help to regrow hair, starting at the roots. Biotin is an important...

Thinning Hair in Women: Warning Sign of Underlying Health Issues

11/27/2008 - Hair is probably a woman's most important feature. Signs of thinning hair can take the sail out of almost any woman's day. It may seem vain to pay so much attention to hair, but signs of thinning hair are really the first signals of such conditions as hormonal imbalance, vitamin deficiency, excessive...

Beautiful Hair and Skin Require Optimal Thyroid Functioning

10/2/2008 - Whether your hair turns gray and falls out or stays a thick mane of vibrant color is dependent on your body having proper levels of thyroid hormones. New ground breaking research has documented that human hair follicles are direct targets of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4 which modulate hair biology...

Hair Loss Isn't Just for Men

3/30/2008 - It's true, hair loss happens to women as well as men. This may come as a shock, but hair loss in women is not as rare as you might think. The fact is, women do experience hair loss, but they may not realize it until later in life. Just like with men, hair loss in women comes on gradually. Unless...

Hair loss drug may cause prostate cancer to go undetected

12/14/2006 - Merck's popular hair loss drug Propecia may alter the results of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) prostate cancer screening test, which could prevent detection of the disease, according to a new study appearing in the Dec. 5 online edition of the journal Lancet Oncology. The active ingredient...

Hair Loss May Be linked to Iron Deficiency, Cleveland Clinic Experts Report (press release)

7/17/2006 - A team of Cleveland Clinic experts is reporting that the treatment of iron deficiency, through diet or supplements, may help regrow hair. Led by Wilma Bergfeld, M.D., Head of Clinical Research in the Department of Dermatology at the Clinic, the researchers reviewed the scientific literature that...

How to slow or reverse hair loss with a healthy diet and nutritional supplements

10/27/2005 - Unless you were trying to make a fashion statement think David Beckham or Sinead O'Connor you probably wouldn't be too pleased with hair loss. In Western society, hair loss especially male pattern hair loss is fodder for jokes, unless the hair loss is a result of chemotherapy or other medical...

Can hair loss be reversed through nutrition or other natural health methods?

10/13/2004 - A reader asks: "My hair is falling out -- can you recommend a natural treatment for this problem?" Yes, I can recommend a natural approach to slowing hair loss, but I suspect that most readers aren't going to enjoy this answer very much. That's because as much as I disagree with the conclusion many...

Hair loss and prostate cancer are both prevented by miracle molecule found in soy milk, says new research

5/20/2004 8:20:26 AM - A study published in the journal Biology of Reproduction reveals that both prostate cancer and hair loss in men can be prevented by consuming soy products. The reason? The consumption of soy products results in the creation of a unique molecule in the intestines called equol. This equol blocks...

Hair loss may be slowed by adding soy milk to your diet, says new research

5/10/2004 4:20:25 PM - 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...

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