Genetics has SOMETHING to do with it...but not ALL of it! This is good news! Just because you're genetically prone to something, doesn't mean you're doomed to be that way. For example, does alcoholism run in your family? Does that mean you're destined to become an alcoholic? No, the genes may be there, but there are certain stressors (ie: environmental, toxins) that may activate a gene. In the case of alcoholism, lifestyle choices would play a large role. This is the science of EPIGENETICS. Now, we're not scientists, but the research done for us available through universities and doctors suggest that the turning...
Thick, lustrous hair is often depicted as a symbol of beauty, femininity, sensuality, and youth. That said, to see clumps of your hair falling out can be incredibly distressing. However, before you freak out, know that a bit of daily hair loss is not a cause for concern. It's natural to lose 50 to 100 (and sometimes even up to 150) strands of hair each day. Hair loss and excessive shedding, on the other hand, can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from drugs and hormones to vitamin deficiencies and stress.
THIS IS YOUR HAIR One may not think of the scalp as an organ, but that is exactly what it is—and a complex one at that. The scalp contains between 100,000 and 150,000 hair follicles, an equal number of pigment and sebaceous glands, and thousands of sweat glands. There are at least half a million glands in the scalp, all of which serve the purpose of growing hair. In order to function properly, these glands must be well nourished—starve them and hair loss begins. Thus, diet and nutrition are essential, but first we will examine the structure of hair, and...