Preventing Hair Loss

Preventing Hair Loss

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, | By | NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a science-based nonprofit organization founded by Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM,

Preventing Hair Loss: Drugs, Foods, and Supplements

By age 50, approximately half of men and women will experience hair loss. The majority of age-related hair loss is genetic, but even identical twins can have dramatically different heads of hair depending on their diet and lifestyle. Join me for this hour-long live webinar where I’ll cover the nutrient deficiencies that can increase your risk; and the drugs, dietary supplements, and foods that can promote hair growth.

Might biotin or zinc supplements prevent hair loss in men and women?
This is the first in a three-part series on hair loss and growth. Stay tuned for “Pills for Hair Growth” and “Food for Hair Growth”.

Pills for Hair Growth

What are the pros and cons of finasteride (sold as Propecia) and minoxidil (sold as Rogaine) for hair loss?

Food for Hair Growth

A handful of pumpkin seeds would satisfy my Daily Dozen recommendation for nuts and seeds. In the third video we’ll talk about how Hot peppers, soy foods, and pumpkin seeds may help with hair loss.

Dr Michael Greger Notes:

This is the first in a three-part series on hair loss and growth. Stay tuned for Pills for Hair Growth and Food for Hair Growth.

For more on what you can do about mercury exposure, see How to Lower Heavy Metal Levels with Diet.

I mentioned having a lot of videos on the sketchy supplement industry. Here are some of them:

You may also be interested in my newer video, Caffeine Shampoo and Rosemary Oil for Hair Growth.

This is the second in a three-part series on hair loss and growth. Supplements for Hair Growth is the first video, in case you missed it.

Antidepressants like Prozac can also cause sexual dysfunction, but there is something that may help. See Best Food for Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction.

A handful of pumpkin seeds would satisfy my Daily Dozen recommendation for nuts and seeds. See Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Checklist.

CORRECTION on the pepper information around minute 2:40: I was confused by the “fresh” in the table, but as our fact-checker just pointed out, the mg/g values for capsaicin were for fresh peppers… that were then dried! So it’s a little more daunting; instead of “a quarter of a fresh jalapeño,” it would really be like “a third of a habanero or a teaspoon of medium-hot red pepper (as per

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Get to know Dr. Erin

Hair loss can be a distressing issue, but with the right guidance and treatment plan, we can work together to address it effectively. Whether you’ve noticed changes in your hair thickness, texture, or overall health, it’s important not to hesitate in seeking assistance.

I specialize in holistic approaches to hair loss management, focusing on tailored diet plans, exercise regimes, and nutritional supplements to promote hair health from within. Your unique needs and circumstances will guide our approach, ensuring that you receive personalized care every step of the way.

If you’re ready to take proactive steps towards addressing your hair loss concerns, I encourage you to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Together, we can explore the underlying factors contributing to your hair loss and develop a comprehensive plan to restore your confidence and hair health.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Your well-being is my top priority, and I’m here to support you throughout your journey towards healthier, fuller hair.