It’s frustrating… those tiny white flakes falling from your hair or that nasty cradle cap bothering your newborn. Luckily there’s a natural, non-chemical treatment for hair-related problems – and faster than you think.
Dandruff is a common scalp condition that occurs when dead skin is shed, producing irritating white flakes. It is usually a condition of oily, rather than dry skin, and occurs as skin cells renew themselves and the old cells are shed.
Research shows that severe cases of flaking scalp, usually associated with seborrhea (a type of dermatitis), may be caused by an overgrowth of the yeast Pityrosporum ovale, which lives naturally on the skin. Dandruff can be triggered by trauma, illness, hormonal imbalances, improper carbohydrate consumption, and the consumption of sugar.
Deficiencies of nutrients such as B-complex vitamins, essential fatty acids, and selenium have been linked to dandruff as well. Dandruff is normally worse in the winter months. Dandruff is an annoying and embarrassing problem but is rarely serious.
Colloidal silver has been used for centuries to help remove dandruff and heal cradle cap. Massage approximately one tablespoon of Silverlab Healing Gel into the scalp regularly. You can also use the Silverlab Liquid in the spray bottle and spray the scalp.
• Increase your intake of raw foods.
• Eat soured products such as yoghurt.
• Avoid fried foods, dairy products, sugar, flour, chocolate, nuts and seafood.
• Drink plenty of fresh water.
• Eliminate all processed foods from the diet.
Dry scalp, often due to lack of sulphur, zinc and/or Vitamin A.
[Natural Health Tips 2012, p.23 – Jan J. Lategan]
Excerpts from Jan J. Lategan’s book, “Natural Health Tips”. Click here to find out where to order the book.
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