How Your Diet Leads to Hair Loss
12 / 05 / 19

How Your Diet Leads to Hair Loss

Hair loss is commonly attributed to either genetics or medical treatments. It's true that both are factors in whether you'll experience hair loss during your lifetime, it's important to note that your diet plays a huge role your hair's overall thickness and health.

Vitamin D Deficiency

Individuals who aren't getting enough Vitamin D could experience some hair loss. One of the things Vitamin D does is trigger hair growth. If you're lacking Vitamin D, your body won't be able to replace the strands of hair you shed each day. As time goes by, you'll notice that it's grown thinner. Many believe there's a connection between alopecia and Vitamin D deficiency. One of the symptoms of alopecia is losing hair in patches.

Iron Deficiency

It's common knowledge that a lack of iron in your diet leads to anemia and that can lead to constant fatigue, muscle soreness, and even chest pain. It can also be the reason you're experiencing hair loss. Hair loss connected to a lack of iron in your diet bears a striking resemblance to male/female pattern baldness, which makes it difficult to accurately diagnose, especially if it is your only symptom of iron deficiency.


As of yet, there's no official connection between consuming aspartame and hair loss, but many people reported noticing a considerable reduction in their daily hair loss when they stopped consuming large amounts of diet soda which is full of aspartame. Most reported that it took about six weeks for the hair loss to discontinue. It's possible that the methanol in aspartame causes a chemical reaction in the human body that triggers hair loss.

Foods that Contribute to Hair Loss

There are certain foods that contribute to hair loss. Eating these foods on an occasional basis won't impact your hair's strength and thickness, indulging in them every day could lead to a significant amount of hair loss. Food to avoid when you're worried about hair loss include:

  • Sugar
  • Fish that has naturally high mercury levels
  • Deep fried food
  • Foods with naturally high selenium levels
  • Foods that contain a high amount of Vitamin A

Ceasing to make these types of food a part of your regular diet goes a long way to recovering from your hair loss, particularly when you replace them with foods that encourage hair growth.

Foods that Decrease Hair Loss

Not only can your diet trigger hair loss, but it can also be beneficial for preventing hair loss. This is particularly true when you're undergoing some other types of hair loss prevention and regrowth treatments. These foods that help prevent hair loss include:

  • Salmon
  • Oatmeal
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Spinach
  • Beets
  • Lentils
  • Red bell peppers
  • Eggs
  • Greek yogurt
  • Chicken
  • Barley
  • Lean beef
  • Oysters
  • Halibut
  • Bok Choy

All of these foods are readily available and many work well together, which makes it easy to put together a diet that stimulates hair growth.

Contact New Look Institute and Learn More About Hair Loss

No matter what the cause, hair loss isn't something you simply need to settle with. The technology exists to help you once again enjoy thick and healthy hair. There are several tried and true hair loss restoration treatments that can restore your hair to its former glory. Learning which hair loss restoration process is the best fit for your unique situation is easy. All you have to do is contact us and set up a free hair analysis which will be conducted by one the New Look Institute's experienced hair loss specialists. The analysis is a one-on-one experience that's designed to help you fully understand the reasons for your hair loss and the various treatment options.