by Tina Sendin October 28, 2019
One of the fastest ways to lose weight, the keto diet has taken the world by storm with even celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian swearing by it.
Keto diet is one of the most effective ways not just with losing weight but also minimizing inflammation and having balanced blood sugar levels. But while it’s effective for many people, some suffer from side effects.
We commonly hear about keto flu and “keto crotch” being a downside of the diet among some.
But here’s a bizarre but apparently real one – hair loss.
For starters, it has something to do with what you don’t eat during keto. According to dermatologists, diet plays a big role in growing healthy, luscious hair.
Instyle Magazine interviewed Dr. Francesca Fusco from the Wexler Dermatology in New York, who said: 
Hair is composed of keratin, which is made up of protein, so adequate protein intake is necessary [to keep it healthy]. The scalp is where the hair follicles reside, and they need to be nourished by the oil glands and rich circulation to support healthy hair.
You may wonder – if keto is a diet rich in protein, then how does it cause hair to fall out?
The answer lies in the lack of other nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and oils when going through keto diet, which focuses on fats and proteins. Cutting back on other food groups may also cut access to nutrients from other food groups.
According to nutrition coach Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD: 
Micronutrients found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other carbohydrates (which are cut out or limited to very small amounts in the keto diet) are essential for healthy hair. If you're falling short, it could affect hair health and hair growth.
Biotin (or Vitamin H) plays a big role in growing thick and luscious hair. When you’re on the keto diet, you may not be getting enough of it, hence the hair loss.
According to one study done on mice, a diet rich in fat but low in carb (such as the keto diet) caused “exaggerated” biotin deficiency in mice.  No similar study has been done yet on humans.
Likewise, lack of protein intake may be causing your beautiful mane to shed. Because keto is a moderate protein intake and high fat consumption, some dieters tend to under-consume their protein dose.
In fact, a study found that protein underconsumption is one of two main nutrient deficiencies causing hair loss (the other one being a lack in calorie). 
While there are no studies yet linking lack of nutrients in keto diet to hair loss, experts believe that it’s more about the stress of suddenly not having the vitamins and minerals your body used to have pre-keto.
It could be a shock to the system to transition from a carb-filled diet, to one that restricts it to fat and proteins.
According to nutritionist Keri Gans, RDN in a Health.com interview: 
“The keto diet may put stress on a person in more ways than you might actually be thinking. It’s a diet of restriction. That takes effort and could be causing stress.”
And some people find not being to eat as many foods as they’d like while measuring their ketos too stressful. Mixed with other potential side effects like brain fog, fatigue and irritability causing some mental strain on them.
To counteract the effects keto diet has on your hair, the best way is to start introducing a bit of carbohydrate, especially vitamins and minerals that help your hair grow beautifully.
If not carbs, at least focus on foods rich in vitamins and minerals essential for hair growth. They may include:
But if you’re steadfast in your keto diet, the best way is to take a supplement that addresses hair loss, like VALI Hair Strong.
Shedding and hair loss shouldn’t last. Usually, it’s just a setback in your keto diet, which lasts for a few weeks and normally starting three to six months after the diet began. 
Then if you leave it be, it’ll grow back just as thick as before.
But if hair loss persists or worse, you start seeing bald patches on your head, then go see a doctor.
To learn more about why keto diet may cause hair loss and how to remedy it, watch this video:
by Tina Sendin November 24, 2020
Us ladies just want to maintain healthy, luscious locks all the time – lockdown or not.
But sometimes, we’re doing more harm than good to our crowning glory... often, unbeknownst to us. We may think we’re looking after our hair as best as we could, but at times they turn out to be a disservice to our hair.
For starters, hair goes through wear and tear daily, in more ways than one. What you consider hair care may actually be damaging to it.
To resolve this, a good place to start is understanding how we may be causing harm to it.
And for this, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ways you may be damaging your hair, and a few tips to turn it around.
by Mark Miller October 29, 2020
Nootropics are also called "smart drugs" and "cognitive enhancers." The theory holds that they help you think better, remember more, and be more alert, creative, focused, and motivated.
Whether you're near the end of your life and suffering from memory loss, in your middle years and needing to stay alert during that afternoon slump, or a college student needing to enhance your memory, nootropics can help.
They can also help people with ADHD, anxiety, and confused thought processes.
by Tina Sendin October 27, 2020
Blue light has been getting such a bad rap especially in the context of sleep. Many believe that blue light gets in the way of having a good night sleep and causes a lot of tossing and turning at night.
But what is blue light and where can you get it? Can it really keep you from sleeping well? If so, what’s the explanation behind it?
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