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    Update: Insuline Resistance and Hairloss

    Studies have conclusively shown that men who have Androgenetic Alopecia,(AGA) have high levels of insulin compared to nonbalding controls. Not surprisingly, there is a high incidence of insulin resistance among those with male and female pattern hair loss.

    Studies have also demonstrated positive correlations between insulin resistance and hair loss, and disturbingly with heart disease as well.

    In a nutshell, when you eat high glycemic index foods(sugar, white flour, processed grains), the pancreas releases higher amounts of insulin to lower the blood sugar, causing triglyceride levels to increase. The fat stores in the liver increase, which increases the demand for even more insulin, which in turn impacts the fat cells and brain, creating an ongoing cycle that causes you to strongly desire more high glycemic carbs.

    Over time, elevated blood sugar levels result in higher cortisol levels, inflammation and free radicals , which have been shown to elevated in the hair cells of those with AGA.

    Again, the release of Insulin is significantly potentiated in response to sugar,(especially high fructose corn syrup), and white flour.

    Insulin resistance related conditions can likely be managed and ameliorated in several ways independent of significant dietary modification.

    A new studies show that grape seed extracts, resveratrol, and alpha lipoic acid can actually turn back on insulin receptors, restoring more youthful function.

    This is of immense importance to any person with hair loss, or anyone whose fasting blood sugar has risen above 90, in terms of preventing or helping to resolve metabolic problems. Maximum lifespan itself is also linked to healthy blood sugar and insulin function.

    In addition to its effects on glucose metabolism and aromatase imhibition, Grape Seed Extract offers strong protection against oxidative stress and prevents the age related and insulin induced reduction in micro-capillary perfusion,(micro-circulation), otherwise known as senescent thinning, which is typically evident in seniors and in insulin dependent diabetics at a much younger age, resulting in diffusly thin "see through" hair even in the most intact hairlines.

    Interval or Sprint Training also works wonders on insulin management. Its benefits manifest even in the absence of dietary modification, and it is completely free of charge!


    From: http://www.hairloss-research.org/LinkUp ... 10-09.html

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    Re: Update: Insuline Resistance and Hairloss

    So get on a no-carb diet and you will keep your hair .

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    Re: Update: Insuline Resistance and Hairloss

    Quote Originally Posted by bcapop
    So get on a no-carb diet and you will keep your hair .

    #1 does not have to be no carb (you can eat all the veggies in the world, besides potatoes, and small amounts of some fruits, etc)
    #2 could be due to inflamation
    #3 could be due to lifestyle ie sleeping habits, stress, imporoper fat ie hydrogenated oil soy bean, corn etc
    #3 could be due to vitamin, mineral, coenzyme deficiency
    #4 could be due to lack of exercise
    etc

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    Re: Update: Insuline Resistance and Hairloss

    Quote Originally Posted by purecontrol
    Quote Originally Posted by bcapop
    So get on a no-carb diet and you will keep your hair .

    #1 does not have to be no carb (you can eat all the veggies in the world, besides potatoes, and small amounts of some fruits, etc)
    #2 could be due to inflamation
    #3 could be due to lifestyle ie sleeping habits, stress, imporoper fat ie hydrogenated oil soy bean, corn etc
    #3 could be due to vitamin, mineral, coenzyme deficiency
    #4 could be due to lack of exercise
    etc
    So, stop eating ****, eat highly nutritious stuff, exercise and sleep good.

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    Re: Update: Insuline Resistance and Hairloss

    Remember the commercials: HFCS is just as harmless as table sugar. ie: avoid both like the plague. Also try to cut down on your consumption of overly sweet fruit, fructose is evil.

    Otherwise, a no-carb diet would be a great idea if you are looking to quickly cash in on your life insurance policy.
    -Stopped my form of MPB through a simple diet change. At least 10% of the rest of you would respond from removing gluten from your diet as well.

    -The modern day high carb diet is somewhat idiotic, out of the three caloric food sources it's the only one that the body has ZERO need for.

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    Re: Update: Insuline Resistance and Hairloss

    So what is the best to do to take grape seed extracts AND resveratrol AND alpha lipoic acid ? or to take as a daily supplement one of the tree, if so which one is the best ?

    Cheers

    Maxifoot

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    Re: Update: Insuline Resistance and Hairloss

    It's not necessarily no-carb diet. It's ok to take complex carbs such as whole grain pasta. The problem is with simple carbs.

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    Re: Update: Insuline Resistance and Hairloss

    Quote Originally Posted by wannakeepitall
    It's ok to take complex carbs such as whole grain pasta. The problem is with simple carbs.
    Why do you think complex carbs are ok, but not simple carbs?
    1) No, damnit, finasteride for hairloss was NOT an "accidental discovery".
    2) No, you do NOT have to use minoxidil and Retin-A at the same time.
    3) No, washing your skin does NOT make it produce more sebum.

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    Re: Update: Insuline Resistance and Hairloss

    Quote Originally Posted by wannakeepitall
    It's not necessarily no-carb diet. It's ok to take complex carbs such as whole grain pasta. The problem is with simple carbs.
    There ain't such a thing as complex or simple carbs. They both spike the blood sugar. I do think it's ok to take carbs, but only from green foods and some fruits.

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    Re: Update: Insuline Resistance and Hairloss

    Quote Originally Posted by bcapop
    Quote Originally Posted by wannakeepitall
    It's not necessarily no-carb diet. It's ok to take complex carbs such as whole grain pasta. The problem is with simple carbs.
    There ain't such a thing as complex or simple carbs. They both spike the blood sugar. I do think it's ok to take carbs, but only from green foods and some fruits.
    Just because both spike your blood sugar, doesn't mean there's no 'such a thing as complex or simple carbs.'

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