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Hair Loss Diet Updates, Issue #004
February 25, 2014
Hair Loss Diet Update: Loosening the Reigns
We are very excited to announce some updates to the hair loss diet. There are some incredibly astute participants in our hair loss diet coaching program. I'm constantly being challenged in coaching because my clients believe that the protocol that I promote is too strict. And they're right. So I've taken some of their concepts and ideas and created three new videos.
Hair Loss Diet Update 1: Brown Rice Flour Pasta
When you're eating brown rice flour pasta, there is a different chemical makeup than plain brown rice flour. Brown rice pasta flour has been listed as high as 90 on the glycemic index, which would cause a problem for our hair loss visitors. You can view our video that gives you step by step instructions on how to cook brown rice pasta flour so that it fits into our
guidelines. I personally like brown rice pasta because it does not contain gluten.
When a food is high GI, you can mix it with other foods, like vegetables, fat and cheese to lower the GI. You can also make other adjustments that will lower the GI. But when a food contains wheat gluten, there's nothing you can do. The gluten is going to be there no matter what, and this can slow down your hair regrowth.
Click the link below to learn more how to cook brown rice pasta so it does not raise your blood sugar.
Or you can just watch the video below.
A few months ago, a visitor reminded me about the benefits of Ezekiel bread. She pointed out that in our hair loss diet ebook, I told visitors to avoid all bread at all costs. She reminded me that Ezekiel bread is low glycemic, flour free, sugar free, non GMO, and passes nearly every test for the hair loss diet.
The only issue with Ezekiel bread is that it contains wheat gluten. Here's the catch. When our visitors remove wheat, their hair responds very quickly. So this is one of those unexplainable mysteries that I wanted to point out.
The human body does not like wheat. It tastes good, and it looks very healthy, but our systems reject it. I'm planning on adjusting the ebook to reflect this concept next quarter. I apologize for any confusion.
Here's more information below on non GMO wheat guidelines.
This information is for people diagnosed with autoimmune disorders or unexplained hair loss. If your doctor has diagnosed you with an autoimmune disorder, wheat gluten should be completely removed. Not only should wheat gluten be removed, but your diet needs to be certified gluten free.
When I'm coaching and working with people with unexplained hair loss, we remove every trace amount of gluten. At times, my clients become very frustrated by this, but this step is absolutely essential. Gluten is in everything. Your food must be carefully selected in order for this diet to be effective.
For People With General Hair Loss: No Autoimmune Disorders
If you have general thinning, and you have no issues with disease or unexplained hair loss, you can go casual gluten free. What this means is that
if you're occasionally exposed to gluten, you're still well within the guidelines of the hair loss diet. If you're at a family gathering and you eat pasta or wheat products three or four times a year, you're fine.
For the absolute fastest results for the hair loss diet, consume as little wheat gluten as possible. You will most likely still get good results with Ezekiel, but for the fastest results, remove Ezekiel as well.
For people who do not have gluten-related diseases, you can go on a casual gluten free diet. This simply means avoid gluten most of the time.
Oats as a rule do not have gluten. But during processing, oats become contaminated because they are processed at the same plant where wheat products are processed. If you are casually gluten free, you don't have to worry about contamination. Just use products that you know are generally gluten free. In other words, for a casual gluten free diet, your food items do not need to be certified.
If you have been diagnosed with autoimmune disorders, and/or you have advanced, unexplained hair loss, go certified gluten free. So for each meal and snack, choose foods that naturally do not contain gluten. And for foods that may become contaminated, use only certified gluten free foods. It only takes trace amounts of gluten to cause a reaction, in particular with Celiac disease or bowel disorders.
So this hair loss diet update goes like this: For the fastest results, remove all wheat, even non GMO. Many people have responded
with much faster hair growth when a no wheat diet is fully implemented.
Hair Loss Diet Update 3: Oh For the Love of Honey
I've had more conflicts with people regarding honey than any other food type. Honey's glycemic index can range anywhere from 40 to 80. Here's my problem with honey. Honey is delicious and very addictive.
When our visitors are going off of sugar, their withdrawals create a type of mental dysfunction that causes them to scatter through their cabinets looking for anything that will stop their sugar cravings. And honey is a wonderful substitute. You can easily derail your diet if you overdo it with honey.
When honey is mixed with buckwheat pancakes made with chickpea flour and blueberries, it's going to lower the GI of honey. Also, the fiber from the blueberries will lessen the impact of honey on your blood sugar. This combo effect is true of all foods, and it's an idea that I have to teach a little bit more.
For training, I always have
people remove honey. Once you become accustomed to the diet, and you understand how it works, you can work a little bit of honey into your routine.
Click the video below to learn how to make low glycemic, gluten free buckwheat pancakes with blueberry compote.
Hair Loss Diet Update No. 4: Introducing Coconut Palm Sugar
Some of our recipes now call for coconut palm sugar. This is a really beautiful natural sugar that's low glycemic (35), and looks and tastes almost exactly like brown sugar. When you put it on your tongue, you realize you have to chew it.
Coconut palm sugar passes the hair loss diet guidelines with flying colors, and can be used several times per week. Coconut palm sugar will not cause intestinal disturbances
that Xylitol can cause. Palm sugar is expensive, but it's well worth it.
Click this link below for more information on coconut palm sugar.
Watch how to make healthy oatmeal cookies. You can use coconut palm sugar in this recipe!
Hair Loss Update 5: White Potatoes
In the past, I've advised everybody to completely avoid white potatoes; however, white potatoes have a few benefits. White potatoes are high glycemic, but they're gluten free. When you're consuming white potatoes, use the same rule you would use with brown rice pasta. Combine white potatoes with vegetables, fat, cheese, et cetera, to lower the GI. And only consume them a couple of times a month because they're loaded with starchy carbohydrates.
An excellent breakfast can include nitrate-free bacon, organic eggs, home-made hash browns, blackberries and buckwheat pancakes for breakfast. This combination will lower the GI of the potatoes, and give you a little more variety with the hair loss diet. And it's 100 percent gluten free.
In the meantime:
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Click on this contact us page to leave a private message about your results if you would like me to post it for you.
We're deeply invested and concerned about your success and the outcome of your hair regrowth.
For those of you that have posted your success stories, thank you so much. You are helping to motivate and spur other viewers to success!
Good luck people!
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