Cyclical Therapy in hair loss is a comprehensive, holistic approach to strengthening the hair roots promoting follicular growth.

Nutritional deficiencies are one of the most common causes of hair problems. Yet many experts recommend expensive and controversial medications (such as Minoxidil) that treat the symptoms, but not the root cause.

Nutritional deficiencies are on the rise becoming more common than we can realize. The deficiencies are multi-nutrient, multivitamin and multi-mineral in nature and not limited to single individual nutrients.

Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese scientist who defined and studied the role of -AUTOPHAGY- was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2016. This once has formed the basis of Hair Fact cyclical therapy in hair loss for the past 15 years.

Autophagy is the partial self-destruction or regulated breakdown of deficiencies to compensate and provide requirements for vital cellular functions.

The low nutrient levels are compensated by Autophagy and by arresting the growth of new hair. Thus, you do not find clinically low levels of iron, calcium, amino acids, minerals or vitamins in hair loss patients. These levels are being maintained normally by the body not producing hair. The body is in a state of compensated failure. The moment you provide a little bit of nutritional therapy, the hair growth begins.

While diet is not a requirement of patients, studies have shown that improving dietary intake has a flow-on effect on the overall health of individuals. If hair loss is being experienced, benefits can be seen with improvement in diet. Strict adherence is not the objective, but reducing the frequency of bad (or favourite foods) and increasing the frequency of good food provides an effectual balance. Do not commit to one kind of food choice, all food can provide you with a variety of nutrients.

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  • Avoid overeating chicken by reducing the intake to not more than twice a week. Preferably grilled.

  • Beef, pork, lamb, fish and seafood any of which should not be consumed more than 2-3 times a week.

  • Avoid overeating eggs. Consume 1-2 eggs twice a week. A high protein diet can cause hair loss by increasing blood acidity.

  • Reduce potato, pasta, cream and melted cheese to twice a week.

  • Avoid chips, fries, tortillas, nachos, doritos and other processed foods and snacks

  • Avoid high sugar foods such as chocolates, pastries, cakes, ice cream, desserts, etc.

  • Avoid soft drinks and other high sugar drinks such as colas, coke, soft drinks & all kinds of pre-packed juices.

  • Reduce bakery foods such as biscuits, puffs, rolls, croissants, doughnuts, white bread, etc.

  • Reduce the consumption of agino moto or Chinese salt can be bad for the hair follicle.

  • Reduce fast food consumption such as pizzas, burgers, canned foods, etc.

  • Reduce the alcohol intake to two beers or two hard drinks 2-3 times a week.

  • Reduce coffee and tea intake to 2-3 cups a day or less.

  • Reduce or quit smoking. It is ideal to avoid or reduce contact with secondhand smoke.

  • Steamed sprouts at least 2 times a week.

  • Consume green leafy vegetables at least 2 times a week.

  • Lima beans, fava beans, french beans, broad beans, coloured beans, kidney beans can be rotated in the diet 2-3 times a week.

  • Consume salads with at least one meal every day – include in the salads items such as beetroot, carrot, cucumber, tomato, greens. Add salt and pepper with a dash of lime – avoid mayonnaise and other processed salad dressings.

  • Increase cottage cheese, chick peas tofu, mushrooms, lentils or rotate them by choice, 2-3 times a week.

  • Consume around 10-12 non-salted walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, once or twice a week through rotation. Reduce peanuts, cashew nuts and macadamia nuts.

  • Consume low-fat dairy products, cheese slices, and olive oil dressing up to 3 times a week.

  • Two fresh fruits per day including the fruit skin where possible. Freshly squeezed juice can be consumed within 10-15 minutes.

  • Drink 2-3 cups of green tea or warm/hot water every day.

  • Drink at least 3-4 liters of water each day.

  • Overall, maintain a balanced diet and avoid a high protein intake. Avoid regular whey protein by reducing to twice a week, do not follow fat-free, zero carb or any extreme diets.