What Really Causes Gray Hair – How to Stop It?

 

What Really Causes Gray Hair - How to Stop It? Read on to discover the 9 natural treatments you can use to stop and reverse gray hair.
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One of my good friends likes to say his hair is not going gray… it’s just running out of paint.

 

But scientifically speaking, he’s really not that far off!

 

As we age, our hair actually runs out of the pigment melanin, the same cell that gives skin its color. Each hair follicle has a finite amount of melanin cells. As they run out, the hair slowly turns gray, then finally white when there is no pigment left at all.

 

But you’d think by now we’d have discovered a more effective way to keep hair color than getting it chemically treated a few times a year. While there’s no one-size-fits-all, clinically-proven regimen, there are many theories and studies that have shown promise for prevention of premature graying, further graying, and even gray hair reversal.

 

I’m not sure it’s possible to prevent gray hair forever, but diagnosing one of the following causes of one or more of these natural tricks and treatments could help keep your locks in high definition color for longer.

 

3 Major Risk Factors for Premature Graying

 

Smoking

 

Smoking has been known to increase the rate of graying hair. One study published in the Indian Dermatology Online Journal showed that smokers were a whopping 2.5 times more likely to experience premature hair graying (graying before age 30) than non-smokers. If you haven’t quit smoking yet, it’s definitely time!

 

Vitamin B Deficiency

 

The hair care company Pantene Pro-V knew their stuff when they formulated their shampoos and conditioners. Vitamin B deficiency, especially pantothenic acid (B5) and B12, can cause low melanin production.

 

This deficiency can also lead to pernicious anemia. Anemics may also suffer from premature hair graying.

 

Untreated Thyroid Condition

 

Low thyroid hormone – or hypothyroidism – can also cause premature hair graying, according to Dr. Lawrence Wood, head of the Thyroid Foundation of America.

 

9 Natural Treatments for Gray Hair

 

Treating your gray hair may be as easy as quitting a cigarette habit, taking a vitamin B complex, or getting tested for anemia and hypothyroidism. (If you suspect you’re anemic or hypothyroid, you should get tested regardless of gray hair!)

 

There are also several natural options for maintaining or restoring hair color, including…

 

  • Henna extract, which treats gray hair naturally by combining your hair’s proteins with its reddish-tinted molecules. It’s like hair color without the harsh chemicals, hefty salon bill, or huge time commitment.

 

  • Amla fruit extracthas 30 times more vitamin C than an orange. It fights free radical damage on your hair’s color cells (melanocytes), allowing them to continue producing color for longer.

 

  • Red hibiscus extracthas been said to fight grays at the root – while promoting faster hair growth.

 

  • Kudzu extractwas recently shown to reduce formation of new gray hairs over a six-month period. There were no adverse effects reported.

 

You can also get double the bang for your buck by using your daily supplements for treating unwanted grays.

 

  • Vitamin C fights oxidative stress in your body, which can help increase melanin and overall hair production. It also boosts collagen production (more on that in a moment).

 

  • Vitamin B12 is a critical building block for healthy, colored hair. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause gray hair even in children, according to Stanford Med’s Dr. Alan Green.

 

  • Vitamin D helps grow healthy hair – and there are tons of anecdotal evidence to support it can actually reverse gray hair.

 

  • Vitamin K2, or menaquinone, is a fat-soluble vitamin. Studies show 90% of the western world is deficient in K2. Low K2 causes kidney stress, with the result often appearing in facial wrinkling and decreased health and color of hair.

 

  • Collagen makes up 25% of the protein in our bodies. Though it’s commonly ascribed to healthy skin and nails, hair follicles require plenty of collagen to produce thick, healthy hairs – and plenty of pigment to maintain their natural color.

 

It’s tricky to find a good quality supplement with these vitamins and collagen.

 

Strangely enough, I recently realized the Healthy Back Institute’s Super Joint Support supplement has them all. Now, it was formulated to support healthy joints, while reducing stiffness and pain in the process.

 

Now you can get double the bang for your buck… enjoying healthier, less painful and more limber joints while keeping gray hair at bay. It’s a two-for-one punch, all in one capsule!

 

It could take up to six months to notice a difference in your hair when taking supplements. But you’ll notice a near instant decrease in stiffness and pain in your joints – a nice bonus while waiting for your hair to catch up!

 

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Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more

9 Most Common Cancers – How to Really Prevent Cancer?

 

9 Most Common Cancers - How to Really Prevent Cancer? Over 12.7 million people around the world will learn they have cancer this year. Are you at risk? Here are some ways you can do to prevent cancer.
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Over 12.7 million people around the world will learn they have cancer this year.

 

Nearly 60%… or 7.6 million people globally… will die from it.

 

Terrifying, isn’t it? And, in general, the rates continue to climb every year.

Cancer is now the second leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease.

 

The World Health Organization expects that, unless something is done, the global projected number of cancer-related deaths will rise 80% by the year 2030.

 

Are you at risk? I think you know the answer to that already.

 

Now find out which cancers you’re most at risk for… and more importantly, how to become a cancer survivor rather than a casualty if cancer ever touches your life.

 

Top 9 Most Common Cancers…
Statistics, Symptoms and Survival Rates

 

Here is a list of the most common cancers in the United States and the American Cancer Society’s predictions for patients this year. While death rates are lower than in countries without advanced medical care they’re still significantly high.

1.  Prostate Cancer — 241,740 estimated cases in 2012

 

Estimated deaths in 2012: 28,170

 

Prostate cancer is more common in those of African American ethnicity. Aging men are at general risk for prostate cancer and should be screened regularly with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Obesity and smoking also increase the risks. This is the second most lethal cancer in men.

 

The symptoms of an advanced stage prostate cancer are seen mostly in urination disruption and abnormalities, including the need to urinate frequently, and blood or pain with urination.

 

Over 90% of cases are discovered before the cancer can spread. The 5-year survival rate is nearly 100% for these cases.

 

2. Breast Cancer — 229,060 estimated cases in 2012

 

Estimated deaths in 2012: 39,920

 

The major risks for breast cancer include being female, aging, weight gain, alcohol and use of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT).

 

Unfortunately, breast cancer tumors are most treatable when they are small and produce no symptoms.

 

That is why, according to the American Cancer Society, it is so important to have regular screenings, self-exams and mammograms. The larger the mass becomes, the more painful it will become.

 

The 5-year survival rate for women with localized breast cancer – that is, cancer that has not spread to other tissues – is up to 99%. For cases in which the cancer has spread, the rate falls to 84%.

 

3. Lung Cancer — 226,160 estimated cases in 2012

 

Estimated deaths in 2012: 160,340

 

Lung cancer is by far the most lethal cancer. It accounts for 28% of all cancer-related deaths. Thankfully, it is only diagnosed in 14% of cancer patients.

 

Smoking cigarettes is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer. Symptoms include a persistent cough that may have blood in it, chest pain and reoccurring pneumonia or bronchitis.

 

The 5-year survival rate for lung cancer is only 16%.

4. Colorectal Cancer — 143,460 estimated cases in 2012

 

Estimated deaths in 2012: 51,690

 

Risk factors for colorectal cancer include aging, obesity, alcohol use, smoking and a high consumption of red meat or processed meat.

 

Like breast cancer, early stage colorectal cancer does not present symptoms. Understandably, this is one of the most under-screened cancers – only 39% of patients are diagnosed at the early stage.

 

Advanced stage symptoms may present lower abdominal pain, cramping, anemia and rectal bleeding.

 

64% of colorectal cancer patients live for 5 years after diagnosis, and 58% live up to 10 years. When detected early, the 5-year survival rate is 90%.

5. Skin Cancer and Melanoma – 81,240 estimated cases in 2012

 

Estimated deaths in 2012: 12,190

 

While genetics can influence your susceptibility to skin cancer, other factors such as an unusual amount of moles and a history of overexposure to the sun can also play a role in developing a melanoma.

 

The best way to detect skin cancer is to pay attention to changes in your skin. Unusual changes or new moles should be examined by a doctor.

 

Most cases of skin cancer can be cured easily if detected early. The 5-year rate of survival is 91% in localized cases.

 

6. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) — 70,130 estimated cases in 2012

 

Estimated deaths in 2012: 20,130

 

Lymphoma is essentially white blood cell cancer, wherein the B cells or T cells of the lymphatic system grow or change uncontrollably. The lymphatic system makes up the majority of our immune system.

 

Often, the cause of lymphoma is unknown. However, it is sometimes seen in aging patients who have had their immune system repressed, or in the presence of autoimmune disease.

Symptoms of lymphoma include swollen lymph nodes, itching, night sweats and unexplained weight loss.

 

The 5-year survival rate of NHL is 67%.

 

7. Bladder — 73,510 estimated cases in 2012

 

Estimated deaths in 2012: 14,880

 

Cigarette smokers are four times more likely to develop bladder cancer than non-smokers. The most common symptom of a bladder growth is blood in the urine. There is currently no screening method for those at average risk.

 

50% of all cases are diagnosed when tumors are noninvasive. The 5-year survival rate for these cases is up to 97%. Cases with invasive tumors that have spread to a local region have a survival rate of 71%.

 

8. Kidney (Renal) Cancer — 64,770 estimated cases in 2012

 

Estimated deaths in 2012: 13,570

 

The risk of kidney cancer is very strong if you smoke. 30% of cases can also be attributed to obesity. Hypertension and high blood pressure are also risk factors.

 

92% of kidney cancers are in the form of renal cell carcinoma, which develop in the kidney’s filtering microtubules that lead to the bladder.

 

Symptoms of a tumor include pain in the lower back or abdomen, blood in the urine, weight loss and swelling in the lower extremities.

 

The 5-year survival rate for renal cell carcinoma is 71%. However, when diagnosed at an early stage, the rate jumps up to 91%.

 

9. Thyroid — 56,460 estimated cases in 2012

 

Estimated deaths in 2012: 1,780

 

The most obvious symptom of thyroid cancer is a lump in the neck. Difficulty breathing or swallowing, swollen lymph nodes, and chronic throat pain are also signs of a growth.

 

Major risks for thyroid cancer are a family history and exposure to radiation.

 

The 5-year survival rate for thyroid cancer patients is 97% for cases that have spread to the region, but is nearly 100% for localized cases.

 

A “Simple” Cancer Solution

 

What’s your risk of cancer?

1 in 3 for women and 1 in 2 for men!

 

That’s the statistical likelihood that you will develop cancer at some point in your life.

 

But I don’t suggest you roll over and accept that you may get one of these common cancers.

 

I suggest you fight back and learn how to prevent cancer.

 

Research has shown that over 30% of cancer cases could have been prevented. But I maintain that nearly all cases can be prevented. (And I don’t buy in to genetics causing cancer, and neither should you.)

 

Consider these guidelines from Mayo Clinic on how to prevent cancer:

 

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Base your diet on fruits, vegetables and other foods from plant sources — such as whole grains and beans.

 

 

  • If you choose to drink alcohol, do so only in moderation.

 

  • Limit processed meats.

 

  • Stop Smoking

 

  • Avoid midday sun

 

  • Get immunized against Hepatitis B and Human papillomavirus (HPV)

 

  • Avoid unprotected sex and no sharing of needles

 

  • Get regular self-exams and screenings for various types of cancers — such as cancer of the skin, colon, cervix and breast

 

Watch this Video HERE for more ideas on how to prevent cancer – The Cancer Fighting Foods They Don’t Want You To Know About!

 

A cancerous cell is acidic. If your body is in a constant state of over-acidification, it becomes impossible for healthy cells to regenerate.

 

Cancer cells thrive in an overly acidic environment. By taking action to become more alkaline, you can make it more difficult for cancer cells to regenerate.

 

Eating an acid/alkaline balanced diet is the key to staying healthy. Understanding the pH of the foods that you eat is relative to the state of your body’s health.

 

The goal of the acid alkaline balance diet, also known as the alkaline diet and the alkaline ash diet, is to achieve an optimal balance between acid-forming and alkaline-forming foods.

 

The anti-cancer alkaline diet greatly reduces the strain on the body’s acid-detoxification systems.

 

Detailed information about this diet can be found in the anti-cancer alkaline diet book: The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet

 

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By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more