Facts About Hair LossWritten by Kelly Gillis
Alopecia. A dreaded word for any man, or woman, who know it's true meaning and who have experienced it first hand. I'm talking about hair loss. Although alopecia, or hair loss, can occur anywhere on body, it is most upsetting when it happens on scalp where loss can be embarrassing and difficult to cover up.
Any number of factors can be attributed to excessive hair loss such as an illness or major surgery, or stress related to these. Some medications can contribute to hair loss. For women, hormone fluctuations, such as pregnancy can cause hair loss. Hair loss attributed to any of these causes is generally only temporary.
Most female hair loss occurs over entire scalp. Women's hair loss generally begins at any age through 50, or later, and may not have any hereditary association. If you are a woman experiencing hair loss it is best to seek advice from a professional in hair restoration. Be aware that sometimes hair loss can be a sign of illness.
For some women, improper care, or being "hard" on hair can cause hair loss. This would be most common for women who wear their hair in pigtails or tight cornrows. The pulling and tugging can cause hair loss and can promote scarring of scalp. If pulling and tugging are stopped hair will usually grow back normally. Years of this type of abuse can cause permanent scarring which can prevent regrowth of hair.
Should You Be Taking Liquid Vitamins?Written by Hamoon Arbabi
How many pills do you have to take every morning? Lots of multivitamins in there? For most people answer is yes, considering there are more multivitamins sold than Prozac or Viagra! I think my mom used to take at least five or six vitamins. I donít know about you, but I think that sounds like a big hassle, and I donít have time for it. The thing is, vitamins and minerals are necessary. You can get most of your nutrients from eating a balanced diet which includes lots of fruits and vegetables, but you canít get everything. Thatís where vitamins come in. You may be wondering, ďWhy do I actually need vitamins and minerals?Ē Let me tell you about United States Senate Document #264 from way back in 1936. The main point of document is that soil in developed countries, especially North America, has been nearly depleted of all important minerals. And this was in 1936! Thank about how bad it is now. We should be getting minerals from foods we eat, but we arenít. (Donít worry, end of article has a solution.) To quote directly from document, ďThe alarming fact is that foods, fruits and vegetables and grains, now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain needed minerals, are starving us - no matter how much of them we eat!Ē One mineral youíre probably familiar with is calcium. We need that for our bones. And since cycling is not a weight bearing sport, we need extra calcium. Calcium does more than build strong bones, however. Read this interesting selection from document for more detail: ďA cage full of normal rats will live in amity. Restrict their calcium and they will become irritable and draw apart from one another. Then they will begin to fight. Restore their calcium balance and they will grow more friendly; in time they will begin to sleep in a pile as before.Ē