A Healthy Body and Healthy Hair
A Healthy Hair Perspective From Jennifer Jordan, A Seattle Area Certified Nutritionist
The Top 3 Areas of Your Body that Pertain to Hair Health:
The Lymphatic System
My nutrition guru David Wolfe says, “Hair is an agricultural crop that has its roots in lymphatic soil beneath the skin. The most important aspect of rehabilitating hair is to cleanse, purify, and nourish the body, blood, and lymphatic system”. Translation: Exercise to stimulate your lymph system, go for regular massages (it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it) and perform seasonal cleanses to rid your body of toxins.
In traditional Chinese medicine, thinning hair suggests kidney weakness. The kidneys perform many functions in your body, but primarily work to keep your blood clean and chemically balanced. Translation: The kidneys are responsible for clearing out the waste in our blood that occurs from our food intake. By consuming a natural foods, organic, plant-based diet we can reduce the stress on this important organ.
ph balance is the measure of acidity in our body, and dictates the amount of oxygen in our blood. An ideal ph level for the human body is somewhere between 7.0-7.5. A shift below this (acidic) puts our body into a vulnerable position, making our cells porous and susceptible to disease. Translation: Acidic states cause premature aging and a weakened immune system. By shifting our diet to one that is rich in alkaline-forming foods, we can maintain healthy and stable ph levels.
Part Two of this article will include Holistic Solutions to the Top Three Hair Healthy Concerns!
To your GLOW!
Jennifer Jordan is the Chief Exercise Officer at For the Glow, and is a women’s fitness expert, certified nutritionist (holistic, raw, sports) and detox specialist.
Jennifer teaches fitness & nutrition classes in the Seattle area, and is an online coach to clients around the globe.