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Love this post Kris! I experienced huge changes in my skin after making some dietary changes. I’ve always eaten pretty clean, but suffered from cystic acne for decades. It never went away until I removed dairy and most grains (especially those containing gluten) from my life. The change was dramatic…I could feel the inflammation subsiding within the first few days. As I started discovering which foods made my skin even better, the changes continued. This is what eventually led me to attending IIN and starting my happy, healthy and hot website…because I think we all deserve to look and feel amazing!
That’s amazing, Elizabeth! So happy for you. And thank you for helping others. 🙂 kc
I never realized it till just now, but since I’ve added more healthy fats to my diet—tahini, almonds and other nuts, and avocados—I haven’t had a problem with my nails peeling and breaking off. I used to go through periods where this would happen all the time, and nothing I did seemed to help. If I had to guess, I think it must be all the almonds, more than anything else.
Thank you for this article! I’ve been at my wit’s end with hair shedding. I finally have my iron, hormones and thyroid balanced, according to my tests. I’ve been eating SUPER healthy and natural for a long, long time. Gotta laugh since so many times, people will ask how I get my B12, iron, B vitamins, and protein since I’m plant-based. Well, eating plant-based helped my levels of those to improve incredibly! I do occasionally take iron supplements after my period. But…It’s so interesting to read about the above foods. I have become very tuned into my intuition with diet and it’s so wild! I’ve craved things like tahini, miso, flax crackers, and sweet potatoes lately! Your information confirms what would be good for me! I’ve tried EVERYTHING to fix this hair shedding thing, including supplements and stuff. I already take so many supplements LOL. So…lately, I’m thinking to focus on foods for healing my hair issues. This article is perfect timing, thanks! Sorry for my longwinded reply here! xo
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences, Lisa! Keep us posted on your progress and good luck. 🙂 kc
Thanks 🙂 xo
Do you mind me asking which hair supplements you’ve liked? I am eating better, but also want to try a supplement, too.
Thank you for the sweet reminder that nourishing foods really do make a difference! I’ve noticed my hair growing and skin glowing more now that I have more collagen, healthy fats like nuts and seeds, and PEACE in my diet. I’m creating a life that’s less stressful, and that has in itself led to healthier choices all around. Love what you do, thank you. 🙂
No matter what I do, my nails just break and chip and barely grow. It’s funny bc I eat everything on your list on a regular basis and I take the proper vitamins. I have MS (no symptoms bc of my healthy lifestyle) yet this is the one thing that has not improved. I am very confused and disappointed bc I’d love to have healthy nails.
Hi Marielle! You may consider having blood work done to test your various vitamin and mineral levels. Even though you’re getting so many healthy foods in your diet and taking supplements, it’s possible that you may still be low in an essential nail nutrient. Also, I didn’t mention how important it is to stay hydrated for your hair and nails. That can make a difference too. Hope you get to the bottom of this soon! xo, kc
Thanks for the great post, Kris! I’d like to share my experience in case it will help anyone. When I eat a diet of nothing but white potatoes and sweet potatoes with some raw fruits and vegetables (I use a bit of salt and fat-free condiments for flavoring), my hair shedding stops almost immediately. My nails also get super strong within 5-10 days of eating this way. I believe my hair shedding has always been due to high insulin levels, and this high carb, very low fat diet helps get my insulin levels down. The excess weight flies off when I am eating this way (I have a LOT of weight to lose). As someone who has dealt with PCOS-like and hypothyroid issues which make weight loss extremely difficult, it is truly a miracle. I have been on and off this diet for the past couple years, but I have to say it was my hair shedding that made me extremely determined to stick with the diet this time until my weight issues are resolved.
Thanks again for being awesome, Kris!
Excellent information! Thank you.
Thanks for the great info, Kris! I’ve been enjoying your morning green juice for almost a month now, and it has really been a catalyst for tuning in to the rest of my diet. I appreciate all you do 🙂 Sending you warm wishes for a fabulous day <3
Hi Kris…would love your opinion on these collagen supplements that are “trending” right now…thanks!
Hi Willow: I checked in with our Crazy Sexy RD on your question and she shared this: Research that’s been done so far on collagen supplements has found them to be safe and potentially effective for the short-term in diminishing wrinkles and improving skin elasticity. However, long-term studies and more research, in general, are needed before I can give them my complete blessing. Here is a link to a small study of 18 women which you may find interesting: http://bit.ly/2n4PXOK
Kris, I love your holistic health approach to promote healthy hair and nails! I had no idea papayas are packed with that much vitamin C. The climate I live in is extremely dry, so I especially struggle with dryness during the winter months. I have been experimenting with various essential oils to strengthen both my hair and nails. Lavender, cedarwood, and melaleuca essential oil seem to be a great combination for promoting hair growth. Additionally, frankincense and cypress essential oil have worked wonders on my nails! Do you also incorporate essential oils into your natural health routine?
This article on “The Best Foods for Healthy Hair & Nails” provides a lot of depth and information for all women who want to improve their hairs appearance through nutrition. I enjoyed reading the section on understanding hair growth as it’s really detailed with good knowledge shown within it. All women that would like hair care advice will definitely benefit from this article.
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Nice post Kris! Taking a break from alcohol? Use those last beer bottles on your hair instead. Vitamin B and the protein found in malt and hops can repair hair damage, add shine and even give hair more body.