Category Archives: Hair Renewal

4 Simple Steps to a Healthier Heart and Brain, Part 2

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

October 13, 2017

  • 2 healthy habits that melt pounds and lower blood sugar
  • What does “eat a health diet” really mean?
  • Best exercise for your heart, brain and body

In Wednesday’s issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, we talked about ways to accomplish the first two steps included in the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7”.

These are the seven steps the AHA has identified as being vital to preventing heart attack, stroke and cognitive decline. As a quick refresher, they include…

  • Managing blood pressure
  • Controlling cholesterol
  • Keeping blood sugar normal
  • Getting regular physical activity
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Losing extra weight
  • Not smoking

Today, I want to jump right to the third and fourth items on the list, because these two steps are the keystone to all of the other recommendations. Continue reading

Hair Loss and Prostate Problems Go Hand-in-Hand

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

June 15, 2016

•    It’s not testosterone that causes men to go bald
•    Hair loss and prostate problems go hand-in-hand
•    What’s good for your prostate is good for your hair

One of the most frustrating aspects of male aging is hair loss. And this is a problem that doesn’t wait for old age. In fact, about two-thirds of men between the ages of 30 and 50 are already experiencing male pattern hair loss. Some are even younger.

Now, when men come into my office with this condition, there are several common misconceptions.

Some have heard that that clogged hair follicles are to blame. Others have heard just the opposite, that regular shampooing causes their hair to fall out. (If either of these were true, you could grow new hair just by washing your hair more or less often!) Continue reading

Is Your Hair Loss Thyroid Related?

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

March 28, 2016

  • Thinning hair may mean thyroid problems
  • Don’t let a misdiagnosis leave you hanging
  • Boost thyroid function and thicker hair will follow

There’s a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that I’ll bet you never think about. But just like your heart, lungs, liver and other organs, it’s something that you should be taking good care of.

This little gland – the thyroid – pretty much rules your body. And when it slows down, so does everything else.

Your metabolism flies out the window… right along with your ability to burn calories. Your memory, libido and energy levels might take a holiday, too. It’s not unusual to feel fatigued, depressed and listless if you have an underactive thyroid. At the same time, sleep may elude you.

Now, it’s easy to put all of these symptoms off to aging. But there’s one more thing that frequently starts to disappear when thyroid problems set in. And surprisingly, it’s one that often sends many patients to my office in a panic.

It’s something that may have happened to you… Continue reading

Hair Loss

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

A few night’s ago, I happened to run into my son’s best friend – someone I hadn’t seen in years. While it was a wonderful surprise, I have to admit that I was shocked to see that this 20-something “kid” was going bald!

Most of us think of hair loss is mainly an older man’s problem. Yet two out of three men will experience some degree of balding by the time they’re 50. And the problem certainly isn’t limited to the male species. In fact, while 40 million men are affected by thinning hair or hair loss, 20 million women find themselves in the same boat. The difference, however, is that men typically experience a receding hairline or balding at the crown. Women, on the other hand, see thinning hair around the top and sides of their head. Continue reading

Treatments for Hair Loss

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

Back in the days when I was a smart-aleck kid, I used to tease my dad relentlessly about his “horseshoe haircut.” Fortunately, he was a good sport about it. But many men are less jovial about their hair loss – and they’ll try practically anything to reverse the fallout. Continue reading

Hair Loss Treatments He Shou Wu and Saw Palmetto

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

A few night’s ago, I happened to run into my son’s best friend – someone I hadn’t seen in years. While it was a wonderful surprise, I have to admit that I was shocked to see that this 20-something “kid” was going bald! Continue reading

Dangers of Hair Dye

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

Gray isn’t my favorite color, especially when it’s on my head. Sure, I tried yanking out the occasional gray hair during my thirty-something years. But by the time I reached my forties, it was becoming increasingly hard to keep up. So, like many other middle-aged women, I decided to dye my hair. Continue reading