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The Latest Natural News for Heart Health

Posted by Tim Cleland

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans has high blood pressure, most typically treated by dietary changes, lifestyle and medication. In recent years it’s also been the focus of numerous studies of natural alternatives. Continue reading “The Latest Natural News for Heart Health” »


Researchers Identify over 75 active constituents in Aloe Vera

Posted by Tim Cleland

The aloe vera plant has been used in herbal medicine for centuries by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Traditionally, the clear gel found in the leaves has been used to treat wounds, burns and infections. Today it’s commonly found in various skin products including sunscreens, lip balms, lotions and hair care. Continue reading “Researchers Identify over 75 active constituents in Aloe Vera” »

Six New Causes for Hair Loss

Six New Causes of Hair Loss

Posted by Karen Yale

At an ever-increasing rate, more men and women are experiencing hair loss due to several new factors including:HairLoss_News1

  1. Nutritional deficiencies and fluctuating hormone levels. Research has shown in certain circumstances zinc, iron and protein can help assure nutritional needs for hair growth are met.
  2. Prescriptions. Today’s popular blood thinners, arthritis, depression, gout, birth control pills and high blood pressure medication can cause hair loss.
  3. Weight loss. Certain individuals experience hair loss after losing 15 pounds or more.
  4. Stress. Traumatic events like the death of a loved one or divorce can constrict blood supply and nutrient uptake into the hair follicle.
  5. Diseases. Auto-immune, thyroid, and diabetes are becoming more prevalent today and can cause hair to fall out.
  6. Chlorine, metals, minerals. Found in our water can contribute to thinning.

1. Ruiz-Tovar J., et. al. Hair loss in females after sleeve gastrectomy. Am Surg 2014 May;80(5); 466-71.