Nutrition Corner: Nutrition Tips To Prevent Hair Loss

In TCM, a poor diet often plays an important role in hair loss when hair follicle cells are unable to grow. Make sure you’re eating a broad diet and are not missing out on important nutrients. Even in modern medi-cine, hair loss is commonly treated with supplements of essential vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the best foods to include in your diet to prevent hair loss:

Almonds, walnuts, peanuts and other type of nuts contain minerals, including selenium, that are crucial to the health of the scalp and hair.

Seaweeds like kelp are rich in iodine, also essential for healthy hair, as well as iron, calcium, vitamins and proteins.

Black beans are rich in cysteine and other amino acids that are essential to hair growth and promote blood circulation to the scalp.

Eggs contain plenty of protein and biotin, which are effective in preventing hair loss and seborrheic dermatitis.

Fish and poultry are great sources of omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin B12, which are particularly important for a healthy scalp. If you are a vegetarian it may be helpful to take a B12 supplement.

Water—stay well-hydrated! Water facilitates the metabolic cycle, promotes the discharge of metabolic waste and toxins, and hydrates the scalp and hair, especially important during the hot and dry summer months.

If you’re unsure about getting enough nutrients from your diet, check out Tao of Wellness supplements and/or the herbal formula “Hair Nurture,” which contains most essential herbal ingredients for optimal hair health.