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Extreme Shedding Part 4: Another reason to drop the diet

Extreme Shedding Part 4: Another reason to drop the diet

In a fast-paced culture where seemingly simple concepts such as a nutritious diet and regular exercise are anything but, there are no shortages of fad diets. From sedentary work lives fueled by coffee to a busy family schedule, to an increased cost of fresh food and produce to the attractiveness

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Trichotillomania Part Four – Ok so I have Trichotillomania. Now what?

Trichotillomania Part Four - Ok so I have Trichotillomania. Now what?

Trichotillomania is a hair pulling disorder that was first described in the 1889. There can be some ritual behaviors connected with this condition. Rolling the hair, running the hair over one’s lips, and pulling out specific hairs based on color, length and texture are all possible behaviors. (1) This condition

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Trichotillomania Part Three – Can People Have Hair Balls?

Trichotillomania Part Three – Can People Have Hair Balls?

Cats are quite cute and cuddly creatures that completely ignore us and do their own thing until they need to be fed. However there is one thing they do that is usually quite load and not very pretty. They cough up hair balls. Now you might be asking yourself what

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My top 5 hair vices and how I overcame them, (plus one I’m still working on)

My top 5 hair vices and how I overcame them, (plus one I’m still working on)

When it comes to our hair-growing abilities (or inabilities,) one of the main factors is genetics. A predisposition for conditions such as pattern-baldness or alopecia areata can obviously have a significant impact on your life1 however there are some good and bad habits which can contribute to the hair that

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Trichotillomania Part Two – Comparing Urges

Trichotillomania Part Two – Comparing Urges

There are quite a few characteristics associated with Trichotillomania. At the core, this condition consists of the repetitive pulling of one’s hair. The scalp is the most common hair pulling site, however other areas include eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic hair, body hair and facial hair. (1) Fingers, tweezers, pins or other

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Trichotillomania Part One – Are your grooming behaviors getting out of control?  

Trichotillomania Part One - Are your grooming behaviors getting out of control?  

Nail biting, pimple popping, picking a scab, are these things that haunt our teenage years? Or are they something more? We all do repetitive self-grooming behaviors, like pulling out those little grey hairs, but when behaviors like these start to escalate, they can harm our body.(1) There is a condition

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Why am I losing my hair – the facts on cosmetic over-processing

Why am I losing my hair - the facts on cosmetic over-processing

There are many reasons for hair loss, some of which have been discussed throughout this blog: pattern baldness, alopecia areata, shedding (telogen effluvium) and even rare hair disorders. Likewise we have also mentioned possible treatment options, the evidence supporting them, as well as the possible side effects. There are some

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Top 5 habits that could lead to hair loss

Top 5 habits that could lead to hair loss

Some of the most common reasons for hair loss are determined by your genetics. People can inherit a pre-disposition for hair loss conditions such as male pattern baldness and alopecia areata. Even so, your hairline is not absolutely completely out of your control. There are some habits which have been

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Extreme Shedding: The Spring Shed

Extreme Shedding: The Spring Shed

Despite the fact that winter, for the most part, didn’t really seem to make much of an appearance this year, the weather gurus are assuring us that spring is on its way. The arrival of spring is usually associated with the Easter bunny and umbrellas, and maybe even some shedding?

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When is the best time to start investing in hair loss therapy?

When is the best time to start investing in hair loss therapy?

Whether you have been noticing a few extra hairs falling out here and there, know that pattern baldness runs in your family and fear the inevitable is only a matter of time, or are already in the habit of applying sunscreen to your bare scalp, there are treatment options available.

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