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“We are what we eat,” as the saying goes.

This is particularly true when it comes to our hair. our hair is affected by what we eat, or do not eat. At the Trichological Centre we constantly see the results of poor diets and crash dieting.

Basically, hair has no useful function. The body can work just as well whether it has hair or not. So if the body is short of any nutrient, protein, mineral, iron etc; it will divert these from the hair to nourish the more important body organs. The result can be a Diffuse Hair Loss.

Low iron levels (which may not be true clinical iron anemia) can cause a marked thinning of hair and women are more susceptible to this because of the loss of iron in the blood due to menstruation. Vegetarian diets can cause hair loss unless specific attention is given to the balance of proteins and iron rich foods.

The best advise for producing healthy hair is eat a well balanced diet, of protein, carbohydrates and minerals. Go easy on processed and convenience foods.

A Trichologist can help you in this area by making sure there are no specific foods in your diet which are causing problems. 

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