Wednesday, October 2, 2013

5 Natural Hair Loss Cures -

Prevention magazine asked me to comment on natural hair loss remedies, the article can be found here

But when it comes to natural hair loss cures, buyers beware! Despite all of the claims touted on websites throughout the internet, it is NOT likely that a natural topical or oral remedy would rival today's sophisticated pharmaceutical regimens (e.g. finasteride, minoxidil Formula 82M, etc.).  To date in the medical field, there are no commonly-accepted herbal replacements to the drugs finasteride or minoxidil. Personally, however, I prescribe an organic anti-androgen (oleanolic acid) in the Formula 82M compounded minoxidil and add ingredients such as caffeine, green tea extract and saw palmetto to my Bauman-MD hair care products. 

If you consider phototherapy as a 'natural' remedy because of it's non-chemical, no side-effect characteristics, then maybe there is a natural alternative in low level laser therapy... especially if you utilize a device as powerful as a LaserCap for 30minutes every other day, for example.

What we do know is that hair can be a very sensitive barometer of someone's health, especially in women. So small changes in nutrition, hormone levels, sleep-wake cycles, medications, stress, etc. can often wreak havoc on a woman's head of hair, especially those who are genetically predisposed to female hair loss. Eating a healthy, well balanced, protein-containing diet is important for maintaining many body functions, including healthy hair growth.  

No comments: