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Want radiant skin, healthy joints, and improved digestion? Glow from the inside-out with paleo recipes featuring collagen.

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  1. I have lost hair over the years from accutane. (Which by the way, did clear my skin but caused tons of terrible side effects). Cutting out grains and processed sugar was just as effective with only positive side effects. My hair never seemed to get better, until I made two changes…started with Morocco Method products, and started taking collagen. I have been using Great Lakes but am going to try Vital Proteins next. I noticed a difference after a few months. It has been over a year and my hair just keeps getting better.

  2. Lauren, thank you for your articles which always seem to be relevant and on-point for so many people.

    As for hair loss, I might add one thing to your excellent list: copper-zinc imbalance, often from consuming too much copper and not enough zinc (can be an outcome of avoiding zinc-rich red meat while getting excess copper from copper-rich foods and environmental sources).

  3. I have to say that this is an excellent article. If you are really losing hair then some of the tips here are very valuable. Because I’ve went through a time period where my hair was shedding like crazy I had to do thorough research to reverse it and the info you’ll find here are better then what most qualified doctors have to say on hair loss.

    Though I would say this, consuming collagen is literally pointless but consuming gelatin as weird and out of nowhere it just came from is one of the best way to regrow your hair back along with the other points in this article.

    • I don’t see what’s pointless about consuming collagen. It’s just broken-down gelatin… it’s protein. Putting it on your hair externally, however, IS pointless. That may be what you actually heard.

      • Using gelatin topically is not useless it is actually a good source of protein which can help damaged hair retain its length and its also good for balancing the pH of the scalp to make a better environment for hair growth. Gelatin is full of amino acids which are the building blocks for hair, so internally or externally is excellent for the hair. I grew from pixie to tailbone length in 3 years doing this . I just mix a little in my weekly hair mask and then rinse out after an hour.

  4. I have seen on my head that at some parts hairs are not as much denser as on the other parts. I am teenager boy and i am confused whether my hair was really falling or not. I want your advice for this and suggestion to how to stop my hair falling.

    • I would recommend using coconut oil or tea tree oil any kind of oil is good but try.not using gel too much and brush hair when nessesary and also try getting hair cuts at least once a month to keep hair even

  5. My wife loves nuhairrx serum and so does my new girlfriend! Just kidding, Laura. But a young lady did smile at me in line at the grocery the other day after I ran my fingers through my hair.

  6. I have to short hairs nd a big reason behind this is lack of proteins bcz of my bad health nd m also suffering from cealic disease or wheat ellergy. do u have any suggestions for this??? rply plzzz

  7. wont to increase hair growth naturally then try NuhairRX serum This product is great!! It has help a lot with the thinning of my hair in the front. I have noticed new hair growth. I have also noticed that I am losing less hair as well when brushing and washing. This product does not leave your hair looking oily either. Great product!

  8. My hair has always been my pride and joy. I figured since it is pretty damn healthy, it could deal with some extensions. I was wrong, and now I want to burst into tears every time I look at my natural hair. I just don’t know what to do. my hair has also NEVER been shorter than this and it breaks and falls out. What should i do to regrow hair?

  9. Are these suggestions to regrow hair loss or to halt it, or is the collagen just for making your hair grow faster? I have very thin hair and it is falling out. I really don’t want my hair to grow any faster

    • I think this article addresses how to get hair to grow, not necessarily if it’s falling out…like mine 🙁 Although, there is one part that discussed a hormonal imbalance, which can lead to hair loss. As far as collagen, I highly doubt it drinking it daily would help hair grow back or stop shedding if you have a specific condition that causes it. I suffer from hair loss, and NOTHING has helped me thus far. I’ve purchased Collagen, supplements, you name it, I’ve bought it. With all the money I’ve spent on things like this, I probably could have saved up and went for a transplant! At this point, I’m thinking it’s the only thing that might help me achieve permanent results. Good luck to you, 🙂

  10. I first started noticing losing hair in my early-mid twenties. I used to have tons of thick hair, and then one day getting out of the shower, I noticed my scalp sections in the mirror. Since then, it has been steadily falling out & getting thinner in my crown area. I’m almost 35 now. I never did anything to counter-act it b/c I just figured there was no cure, and this was my destiny. I did schedule a dermatologist appt a few years ago, and he gave me some topical stuff to put on my scalp, which caused me to break out, so I discontinued using it. I WISH I had taken additional measures when I first noticed it. It’s now VERY thin, & I have major scalp visible. I’ve considered wigs, etc. It’s very depressing as a woman, and all I think about. I’ve taken every supplement, tea, shampoo, etc. Nothing seems to help. Recently, I was diagnosed w/ PCOS, which led me to research hormonal imbalances. I’ve changed my diet, lost weight, and I still continue to lose massive amounts of hair. So discouraging…I wish there was a cure.

    • I hear your pain. Hormonal balances are tough on any woman. Changing your diet is a good start. Getting adequate amounts of protein will help as well. I’m dealing with something similar and I’m going to try to do something different. I’m 36 and after I had my last baby (4 yrs ago), my hair has not been growing and thinning right in the middle. All the other hair is growing just fine. I believe it came from using WEN hair care products. It’s itchy sometimes and nothing I do seems to help. So I have just started using coconut oil in my hair condition as well as adding aloe juice into my diet. I also believe that adequate amounts of fluid may be an important factor as well. So somehow, I am going to increase from 5 cups of water a day to 11 since women need 91 oz and men 125 oz a day…Yikes! Everything I read talks about hydration so I am hoping that I am on the right track. Good luck to you. Anything is possible through positivity.

  11. I have been using NuhairRX Serum for quite some time and it’s messy and it leaves my hair looking hard and crispy. I like NuhairRX Serum better because the spray is easy to concentrate on the area I need it to go on. It also dries without making it look like I have applied anything. It leaves my hair feeling soft if I do get it in my hair. I hope to see good results

  12. My hair stop growing, have tried different hair product. Please can u help me with a list of shampoo, condition and oil I can use that can promote hair Growth for natural hair bcos I cut my hair recently bcos it wasn’t growing and pls how do I get this your. Morocco method

    • Try Doo Gro products the complete product line. This should give it a got and satisfying jolt to promote the growth. You should see a noticeable difference in a month or less.

  13. This would probably work but I’ve just been using Biotin Shampoo( ). Really this stuff has worked very well. I had really thick hair but during the summer it goes frail. This shampoo did wonders for that because of the formula they use and the vitamins inside it. I highly recommend checking it out.

    I also read that folks also had great results for using it on their face, for growing out even beards. 🙂

  14. I have struggled with my hair for a long time now. I am quickly approaching my 30s and I have bad hair quality. Recently, I have also noticed that my hair has stopped growing as it used to. A few years ago I went to the salon on a monthly basis. Now, it takes me almost two months before I even need to cut my hair! I am desperate and I really need help right now. Hair is one of the most important parts of a woman and I don’t want to give up on this one. I went to the doctors but they didn’t found anything wrong with me. The exams I took showed that I am healthy and there’s no reason for this to even happen to me. Please, I really need hair advice urgently!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I’m Lauren Geertsen, an author and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. When doctors told me that surgery and medication were the only answers to my chronic health issues, I decided to use the power of nutrition and a natural lifestyle instead.
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