December 09, 2012
Hair Loss and Nail Problems Among Hispanic Americans
The media has embedded in the Hispanic American community that you must always look your best. Commercials, such as L'oreal and Pantene Pro V, show women with shiny, colorful, and bouncy hair. Ads, such as Rogaine, that target men and the importance of having hair. Celebrities, who look flawless, have made it a constant struggle for average living Hispanic Americans to keep up with their looks and always look presentable.
According to Lam Institute for Hair Restoration, hair loss is common entity in the Hispanic community. Alopecia is the term used to for hair loss or baldness. There are three different types of Alopecia. Alopecia universalis is the loss of all body hair, alopecia areata is when hair falls in patches, and androgenetic alopecia (AGA), which is found in men, is male pattern baldness. The exact cause for hair loss is unknown but Phyllis A. Balch explains that the factors associated with hair loss include hormones, hereditary, and aging.
Another issue that affects Hispanic Americans is nail problems such as brittleness, rounded and curved nails, white spots, etc. This is caused by many factors, but the number one reason for nail problems is the lack of nutrients in the western diet that many Hispanic Americans have adapted to. If you pay attention to abnormalities in the nails, it can be a good indicator of nutritional deficiencies. Examples are fungus, which is the lack of sufficient friendly bacteria or white spots on the nail which is a sign of zinc deficiency, to name a few.
Fortunately, you can have the dazzling hair and beautiful nails by using Hair & Nails by Natura-Genics®. This product has combined 35 high quality ingredients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs (ginkgo biloba, hawthorn berries, horsetail, sage, and rosemary) to strengthen hair and nails. For better results, you can combine it with Circuplex™ which helps with body circulation while providing oxygenation to cells, tissues, and organs, enabling hair and nail growth. Collagen+™can also help maintain healthy hair.
In order to achieve optimum health you have to eat healthy (living foods), exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water, resting, as well as taking the recommended supplements.
Reference: Balch, P. A. (2010). Prescription for Nutrional Healing. (p. 600). Canada: Penguin Group. Balch, P. A. (2010). Prescription for Nutrional Healing. (p. 462). Canada: Penguin Group. n.d. (n.d.). Lam Institute for Hair Restoration. Retrieved 11 04, 2012 : http://www.hairtx.com/procedures/ethnic-hair-restoration/hispanic-hair-transplant/