Healthy Hair and Skin

The best source of vitamins for hair loss and graying prevention and skin reproduction and to prevent cellular damage is deriven naturally through food and a healthy diet.

Biotin (a b-vitamin)- Lack of biotin leads to hair loss split ends and causes nails to become brittle and break. Biotin makes hair and skin healthy.

  • Lentils (beans), carrots, nuts, berries, avocado, eggs, soybeans

Vitamin A– Aids in the production of sebum. Sebum is produced by hair follicles and makes hair healthy. It also aids in the reproduction of cells for healthy skin.

  • carrots, fish oil, spinach, broccoli

Vitamin C– Healthy for hair and skin, prevents cellular damage, and boosts the immune system. It helps scalp circulation which helps the blood vessels that feed the hair follicules (thus creating healthy hair follicles).

  • oranges, lemons, grapefruit, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, blueberries, kale, swiss chard

Vitamin E– Makes hair healthy and shinny. Is also key in producing healthy skin cells.

  • sweet potatoes, nuts, avocados, broccoli, leafy green vegetables

Bs– Good for scalp circulation. It keeps hair strong and full. It also creates the skins youthful elasticity.

  • Avocado,

B5– prevents hair loss and gray hair.

Omega 3s- Stops and prevents inflammation (which leads to cellular damage and cancer). Helps the body make new healthy cells.

  • salmon, sardines, flax seed oil or ground flax seed, walnuts, sunflower seeds, almonds

Selenium– Prevents free-radical damage or cellular damage (preventing cancer).

  • Wheat germ, salmon, tuna, garlic, Brazil nuts, eggs, brown rice

Iron– carries oxygen to the skin and hair follicles.

  • lentils (beans), red meat, eggs, dark green vegetables, chicken, turkey, artichokes

Protein– Keeps hair strong. Hair is mostly protein. Protects and makes the skin healthy.

  • lentils (beans), red meat, turkey, chicken, eggs

Omega 3s– Good for the scalp and keeps the scalp and hair hydrated. This prevents breakage and makes hair both shinny and healthy. Helps prevent inflammation(which leads to cancer) and makes skin healthy. It promotes cellular turnover or reproduction of cells.

  • ground flax seed, fish oil, nuts, salmon

Selinium– contains cancer fighting antioxidants and prevents free radicals (cancer producing agents) from further cellular damage.

  • garlic, Brazil nuts, eggs, brown rice

Protein– Hair is made of protein and needs protein to grow and stay healthy. Skin needs protein to make new healthy cells.

  • meat, lentils, poultry

Beta Carotene– Your body turns this into vitamin A. Cells and hair need vitamin A to function properly.

  • sweet potatoes, kale, carrots, turnip greens, butternut squash, collard greens

Vitamin D– Dairy (milk and yogurt) aid in hair strength and hair skin and nails growth. The good enzymes found in yogurt are good for digestive health.

  • milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, dairy products

Lycopene– An antioxidant which is great for cellular damage prevention.

  • tomatoes

Healthy Advise

  • Use an SPF of 30 or higher in the sun. Protect yourself from those harmful UV rays. They cause skin aging and wrinkles.
  • Use retinoids on your skin as a regular regiment. Retinoids help produce collagen, clear up acne, unplug pores, and reduce lines and wrinkles
  • Exercise increases blood circulation, boosts endorphins, and helps reduce stress and depression. This reduces wrinkles, and boosts the immune system for over-all good health.
  • Get at least 8-9 hours of sleep. A well rested body can function better and improved the functioning of the immune system. It prevents rapid aging. Good sleep produces hormones that help in the production of collegian and helps the functioning of your cells.
  • Enjoy life with a hobby or something that makes you happy. This promotes good health, healthy hair skin and nails by lessening acne, eczema, rosacea, and wrinkles. It aids in the good hormonal reproduction your body needs. Eat healthy, relax, and enjoy life.

Health and Cancer Prevention with Super Foods and Super Fruits

Super Food and Super Fruits

Cancer fighting super foods and foods for good health are an important part of fighting illness and aging from the internal organs to the outward appearance of our body. I recently heard on the radio that America’s favorite dessert is fruit. WOW! I didn’t see that one coming at all. I thought it would be potato chips and high calorie soda drinks. I have done the research for years on the best cancer and illness fighting foods because I had cancer and I understand the value of eating a good clean diet. I will share them with you.

Broccoli contains phytonutrients valuable in fighting and preventing cancer.
Red Cabbage contains large amounts of phytonutrients(flavonoid phytonutrients) and glucosinolates. All these help fight and lower risks for cancer. Also, helps lower stress (which aids in the start of cancer.)
Ground Flaxseed (It has to be ground. Your body cannot digest whole flaxseed.) is an excellent source of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. It has been known to help shrink tumors.

Nuts! Brazil nuts contain selenium (which lowers the risk of cancer), fiber, and ellagic acid (an antioxidant that kills cancer cells.) Walnuts contain phytosterols (helps prevent cellular growth in certain cancers.) Almonds are good for the heart containing omega 3s.
Berries (especially those rich in color) prevent cancer, eat cancer cells, and boosts health with ellagic acid, antioxidents, phytoflavonoids, potassium, vitamin C and helps with anti-inflammation. These include raspberries, blue berries, black berries, acai berries, and strawberries.

Fresh water fish (not farmed) including salmon, herring, sardines, and mackerel contain omega 3s (high in monounsaturated fats) which lowers the risk of heart disease, helps with arthritis, and may help prevent memory loss.

Soy is found in protein from oats, barley, almonds (also a good source of fiber and heart healthy), and margarine from plants sterols. It lowers cholesterol. It can be found in soy milk, tofu, and edamame.

Fiber lowers cholesterol, blood sugar, is a good source of protein, and aids in weight loss (makes you feel full longer.) Fiber also helps your body pass waste and unwanted chemicals (carcinogins) faster. Beans are a great source of fiber and good for protein as well.

Dark chocolate is packed with cancer fighting antioxidents and lowers blood pressure. Look for cocoa content 60 percent or higher and remember to use moderation. Dark chocolate contains less fat and less sugar.

Black and green tea both slows and prevents the growth of cancer. Black tea has a powerful antioxidant called ECGC (which slows cancer growth and lowers cholesterol.)

Tomatoes contain lycopene a carotenoid that inhibits cancer cellular growth. Cooking tomatoes increases its lycopene strenght and ability to fight cancer.

Garlic contains photochemicals preventing cancer growth.

Avocados are a super fruit which contains 20 essential nutrients, rich in omega 3s, and helps boost the immune system, weight loss, and cancer prevention.