By Jessica Sepel – The Healthy Life

There are a few reasons why your locks might be giving you grief. These are the main factors that come into play:

Thyroid levels – Low T3 (active thyroid hormone) levels can cause hair to fall out. If you suspect this might be the case, get your T3 levels checked and support your thyroid with the help of your medical practitioner.

Iron levels – Low iron levels may be the culprit behind your hair breakage. Ask your GP for a blood test, and check that your ferritin levels are around 70. To boost your iron, eat red meat twice a week or invest in a high quality supplement.

Minerals – Zinc and silica are essential for hair growth. To elevate your levels of these minerals, I recommend taking a multi-mineral supplement every day for 3 months.

High stress – Ah, there it is again! Stress is a real pest – it makes everything worse, and it can definitely cause hair to fall out. For stronger, healthier hair, commit to doing stress-relieving exercises daily. Don’t know where to start? Simply go into the JSHealth Stress-Free Zone each day. This involves turning off your phone, computer and any distractions, and doing something you love (such as reading, napping, or even sitting in silence!) for 10-20 minutes.

Digestion and absorption – Your body needs to absorb the nutrients and minerals you eat. If it can’t do that, it won’t be able to repair and grow your hair. To ensure you’re absorbing nutrients, you have to remove any blockages – yes, that means looking at your digestion issues! Healthy gut = healthy you! Read more gut healing tips here.

Good fats and protein – The amino acids in protein work to build strong hair cells, while good fats nourish those cells, making your hair appear shiny on the outside. So, eat up!