7 Easy Tips for Beautiful Hair

When it comes to your health, your hair may be the last thing on your mind. But why not bring your hair back to beautiful condition? Make the most of your hair with these simple tips from YouBeauty.com

7 Easy Tips for Beautiful Hair

When it comes to your health, your hair may be the last thing on your mind. But why not bring your hair back to beautiful condition? Make the most of your hair with these simple tips from YouBeauty.com.

Cope With Hair Loss

Whether it's stress, menopause, your thyroid or even genetics, hormonal imbalances can affect your hair growth dramatically. The good news is, there are medical solutions to tackle this imbalance:

-Weight loss
-Birth control pills (to regulate your hormones)
-Talking to your doctor about a prescription called glucophage

Your diet can also affect hair growth, especially if you don't eat a lot of meat. In order for hair to grow in properly, it must contain the essential nutrients that assist in a healthy growth cycle. Luckily, diet is something we can control: Take a biotin supplement paired with a multivitamin that contains zinc and iron.

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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