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5 ways that soy promotes hair growth and improves alopecia

Alopecia

5 ways that soy promotes hair growth and improves alopecia

Soy has long been promoted in the world of nutrition for the wide range of health benefits it provides, including generally improving the immune system, reducing blood cholesterol levels, and lowering risks of heart disease, among others. Several studies have also been done to examine how soy can be beneficial for hair growth. In this post I explore how soy contributes to overall health and[...]

The best essential oils to treat alopecia

Alopecia

The best essential oils to treat alopecia

In the absence of safe and effective long-term treatment options for alopecia, we start to look around harder for anything with an ounce of treatment potential. Essential oils are widely used for their therapeutic properties on physical and emotional wellbeing, and their versatility in many DIY household products. In this post I explore scientific studies that support the treatment potential of essential oils for alopecia.[...]

The importance of vitamin D for the treatment of alopecia

Alopecia

The importance of vitamin D for the treatment of alopecia

In this post I'm going to explore the link between vitamin D and alopecia areata, and why it is an important nutrient not only for overall health but also for improving the outcome of alopecia treatment. As Vitamin D Receptors (VDR) are strongly expressed in hair follicles, several studies have investigated the link between vitamin D levels and severity, duration, and the number of patches[...]

How to use garlic to boost hair growth in alopecia

Alopecia

How to use garlic to boost hair growth in alopecia

If you look over the web for the use of garlic as a treatment for alopecia, you most likely won't run out of articles, some claiming its miracle cure, perhaps also with some stunning befores and afters thrown into the mix. In this post I'm going to share what I've found about the use and the efficacy of garlic as a treatment option for alopecia,[...]

How to use ginger to promote hair growth in alopecia

Alopecia

How to use ginger to promote hair growth in alopecia

In this post, I'm going to share my early findings about ginger and its potential as a natural remedy to promote hair growth in alopecia. I'm going to share some studies I found about the link between ginger and JAK inhibitors, the latter of which are a recent alopecia treatment that seems to be showing promising results. I'm also going to share my Top 3[...]

What to eat for healthy toddler’s hair regrowth

Alopecia

What to eat for healthy toddler’s hair regrowth

Healthy eating is important to everyone in order to stay well, however for someone with alopecia, healthy eating and careful menu planning become even more so important as there isn't a cure for alopecia and the body relies on a wide range of factors to regrow hair. In this post I'm going to share how being diligent in nutrition and menu planning is so important[...]

How we helped our toddler through speedier recovery

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How we helped our toddler through speedier recovery

In my last post, I wrote about Little Claire's 30-month long 'health streak'. And that glorious record was met by a viral infection which came just in time for spring break. Talk about good timing! In this post I'm going to document a day-by-day breakdown of how it all unfolded. It turned out to be a viral infection that the paediatrician estimated may take weeks[...]

4 essentials to have a sick-free toddler (for 30 months)

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4 essentials to have a sick-free toddler (for 30 months)

When Little Claire was almost 15 months old, we started her on daycare due to our work commitment. Even though she only went 3 days a week, turned out she would get sick almost every other week through other kids at the daycare. In this post I'm going to share what we did subsequently to let her recuperate from the constant sickness, and eventually stayed[...]

4 alopecia symptoms and 6 tips on how to manage them

Alopecia

4 alopecia symptoms and 6 tips on how to manage them

When alopecia first occurred to our daughter, we had never heard of it before and had absolutely zero knowledge. Over the years, we've learned how to recognise early signs of hair loss and experimented with ways to manage them more proactively. In this post I'm going to share what we've learned, and my Top Tips on what you can do to keep these early symptoms[...]

Do hair pigmentation nutrients support hair growth?

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Do hair pigmentation nutrients support hair growth?

In this post I'm going to explore something called melanin. I explore the relationship between melanin and hair, and I look into a number of studies that may support the link between melanin and hair growth as it promotes the growth of hair shafts. Learn more about what melanin is, and food sources from which we can get more of this nutritional compound to not only[...]