Grow Your Hair Back with PCOS

What’s causing your hair to fall out? Keep in mind that it does take about 6 to 12 months to see a difference in hair growth because it takes time for the root to come back. But don't be discouraged, it's definitely possible. Here are my top 3 tips. 

#1 Caloric Intake

The first thing I want you to address is how many calories you're eating. Are you eating enough calories? If it's too little that means that your body isn't prioritizing creating more hair, it's prioritizing other aspects of hormone health. So that's why your hair isn't growing. Load up on your healthy fats and protein and figure out how many carbs are right for your body. 

#2 Caffeine 

Caffeine stimulates your adrenal gland which pumps out stress hormone which are essentially sugar in your body to get you to fight or flee, whatever is the stressor, but you're just drinking coffee so there is nothing to run from. So sugar basically ends up in your body and causes insulin resistance which triggers high testosterone which gathers around our hair follicle and causes our hair to fall out. Swap out your coffee and swap out your sugar for spearmint tea which research has shown to improve hair loss. 

#3 Gluten and Dairy

Gluten and dairy cause a lot of inflammation. In order to find out how much inflammation it's causing, we have to cut it out for at least three months and then add it back in to see if it's making a difference. The inflammation that gluten and dairy causes makes ourselves more insulin resistant, and the more insulin resistant we are the more insulin is floating around in our bloodstream triggering our ovaries to produce more testosterone, and gather around our hair follicles and cause our hair to fall out. 

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