Graying Hair?

March 28, 2012

If you are noticing some unwanted salt in your pepper you may want to boost foods rich in these vitamins or adding supplements.

Zinc is an essential trace element. It inhibits the enzyme procactin that naturally increases with age. Procactin yields harmful DHT, shrinking the follicles causing hair loss in both men and women. Zinc deficiency not only produces problems with hair loss, but also with changes in the scalp. The scalp may become too dry or flaky and may often times be irritated because of the lack of nutrients. Study shows that zinc has been shown to be effective in stopping hair from turning gray. Even when hair is already gray or becoming thinner and balding, zinc can reverse the effects when taken in proper amounts. DHT is also involved in hair loss and many products exist to target it specifically.

The vitamins considered useful in guarding against premature greying of hair are the B vitamin group. Pantothenic acid, para-aminobenzoic acid (paba), inositol. The minimum daily requirement of these vitamins appears to be 10 mg of pantothenic acid, 100 mg of para-aminobenzoic acid, and 2 gm of inositol. To obtain satisfactory results, all three of these vitamins belonging to the B group should be supplied at one time, preferably in a form which supplies all the B vitamins, such as yeast or liver. The three anti-graying-hair vitamins can also be produced in the intestinal tract by bacteria. Thus, taking a sufficient quantity of yogurt daily and a tablespoonful of nutritional yeast before each meal is an excellent remedy for the prevention and treatment of premature graying of hair. If one wishes to take tablets of calcium pantothenate and para-aminobenzoic acid (paba), they should be taken in addition to the yeast and yogurt, and not as a substitute for them.

The Norwalk

February 11, 2011

The new Norwalk juicer. It slow grinds and then uses an hydraulic press to make the juice. The Bentley of juicers. It can extract more enzymes, vitamins and minerals than any other juicer. And it’s so much quieter than the whirling centrifugal juicers. I’m drinking my first batch now and it is delicious. I highly recommend picking one up.

posted in Diet,Nutrition

Finding Natural Spring Water

January 15, 2011

Probably the best water you are going to find is in a natural spring. Now you can find one locally with the Find A Spring search site. The community on here lists the location, temperature, Ph, and if the spring is private or public. I never knew there was a spring on Staten Island with a Ph of 7.6! And its free to the public.

posted in Water Info

Germs in Gut Lead to Obesity

January 13, 2011

This is an interesting piece about abnormal immune systems in mice from Emory University in USAToday. The researchers noticed that with inflammation and weight issues they saw abnormal intestinal bacteria. Essentially realizing that the unhealthy bacteria made the mice eat more.

The researcher Gewirtz, transferred bacteria from the fat mice directly into the germ-free intestines of normal newborn mice — and those mice began eating more and developed inflammation and insulin problems.

“People are getting obese because they’re eating more, but it suggests the reason they’re eating more may not simply be that calories are cheap and available,” Gewirtz said. “The reason they’re eating more may be an increased appetite resulting from changes in intestinal bacteria.”