12 Natural Ways to Achieve Amazing Hair

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The following is a list of twelve natural things that can be done to grow hair.

  • Both men and women can suffer from hair loss. Health problems and genetics can play a role in hair loss, but there are some natural things that can be done to help grow hairEat Less Meat

Japanese researchers have linked high sebum production Continue reading

New Scientific Breakthrough Mimics an Age-Old Remedy for Grey Hair and Baldness: Onion Juice

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Days ago it was announced that European researchers had discovered a breakthrough cure for grey and thinning hair: A topical application of a sun-activated compound called PC-KUS (a modified pseudocatalase). However, the researchers may be a few hundred years late with their discovery since onion juice has been used as a remedy for thin and greying hair for ages.

What the researchers found was that grey hair is primarily caused by Continue reading

Eclipta Alba An All Natural Hair Regrowth Treatment

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Did you know…that kehraj also known as eclipta alba, an Ayurvedic herb, can regrow hair even better than popular over-the-counter hair regrowth treatments?

The U.S. has appropriated many natural health remedies from Ayurvedic medicine, a whole-body healing modality practiced by Indian physicians for 5000 years.

Ayurvedic translates to “the knowledge of life,” and alternative medicine practitioners have willingly dipped into this knowledge to cure their patients of everything from digestive disorders to diabetes to heart disease. Continue reading

Kehraj Can Help Regrow Hair

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Did You Know…

… that kehraj, an Ayurvedic herb, can regrow hair even better than popular over-the-counter hair regrowth treatments?

The U.S. has appropriated many natural health remedies from Ayurvedic medicine, Continue reading

Six Homeopathic Healers for this Skin Problem

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Here is another batch of health secrets from homeopathic medicine. Here we look at the uncomfortable, painful situation we know as boils. Here are the best six homeopathic remedies to soothe this condition.

Boils are caused by a bacterial infection in your hair follicles. As they fill with pus, they get increasingly painful. They are more common in those with Continue reading

Hair Follicles Track the Body’s Clock

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Simple lab tests on cells from plucked hairs can help determine whether the body’s internal clock is synchronized with a person’s sleep-wake cycle.

Those red-eye flights and all nighters may be leaving their mark in your hair. Researchers have found that hair follicles contain a signature of the 24-hour circadian clock that sets our sleeping habits. The method could one day help track patients with sleep disorders and help evaluate health problems in late-night shift workers.

 At one point, researchers thought that the circadian clock was located solely in the brain. But after scientists discovered human circadian clock genes in the late 1990s, they found that the genes were expressed in tissues throughout the body. In experiments with mice, researchers have linked these genes to weight gain and even to the “lost in time” feeling of marijuana use, but they’ve had a harder time studying them in humans. That’s because analyzing these genes relies on invasive methods, such as drawing a person’s blood several times a day or excising a small chunk of skin.

 Makoto Akashi of Yamaguchi University in Japan and his colleagues sought an easier way to check clock gene activity. They turned to hairs plucked from scalps or beards, which contain cell-rich follicles. When they extracted RNA from these cells, they found that circadian gene activities peaked when volunteers were awake and alert, and it peaked earliest in the volunteer who woke up earliest in the morning.

 Next, Akashi and colleagues disrupted the sleep-wake cycle of healthy people: They asked volunteers to sleep in later and later over a 3-week period and to shine a bright light on themselves to mimic sunlight for half an hour after they awoke. At the end of 3 weeks, when the volunteers were waking up about 4 hours later than they used to, the activity of their hair follicle circadian genes had shifted too—but only by about two and a half 2½ hours, the team reports online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

 Akashi’s group saw a similar lag in shift workers. The team examined the hair follicles of volunteers who worked the 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift one week, the 3 p.m. to midnight shift the next week, and back to the morning shift on their third week. Clock gene activity lagged 5 hours behind the workers’ lifestyles, the researchers found, which indicates that 3 weeks was not long enough for the body clock to adapt to the new schedules.

 Tracking clock genes in hair follicles could help researchers better monitor patients with sleep disorders and other circadian rhythm dysfunction, says molecular biologist Ueli Schibler of the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Because these genes control everything from organ function to eating cycles, he says, the lag the team observed in shift workers could help explain some of the serious health problems they develop.