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Ask the Nutritionist: Dry Hair

Question: “My hair is seems so dry and brittle. What can I do?”

Answer: Dry hair can be a symptom of hypothyroidism, so it is important to talk to your doctor about having your thyroid tested.

Sometimes dry hair can be the result of over-washing, using harsh styling products, using too much heat from a hair dryer, or from a vitamin/mineral deficiency. I recommend using natural hair products that won’t strip hair of its natural oils.

I also recommend taking a high quality multivitamin, such as Metagenics PhytoMulti. It supplies important hair nutrients such as vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, iodine, and zinc.

I also suggest supplementing with fish oil, such as Nordic Naturals Pro Omega, and choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid, called Xymogen RegeneMax. Choline-stabilized orthosilic acid has been shown to promote keratin and elastin formation, which are two proteins that assist in hair strength.

Margo Gladding, MS, CNS, LDN

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If you have any health questions, feel free to stop into our pharmacy and talk to our Nutritionist from 1-5 pm on Fridays.

Margo Gladding is an herbalist and licensed nutritionist who teaches classes and provides private consultations at Ellicott City Pharmacy. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Herbal Medicine. She currently serves on the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice. Margo has over 7 years of experience working in an integrative pharmacy and loves helping people learn more about nutrition and herbs.


Oct 02, 2013 | Category: Health, Lifestyle, Nutrtion, Women's Health | Comments: none | Tags: , ,

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