Some of the most effective and safest ways to treat male pattern baldness are completely natural.
You don’t need any expensive treatment options or drugs when you can simply modify your existing lifestyle.
Doesn’t that sound convenient?
That’s why today I’m going to be teaching you about fasting and male pattern baldness.
There are many links to fasting and health benefits which include your hair.
Keep reading if you’d like to learn more.
What is fasting?
Fasting, also known as intermittent fasting, is a practice in which a person intentionally doesn’t eat for extended periods of time.
This discipline cultivates willpower and has many different health benefits which are physical and mental.
Most people will fast for roughly 16 hours. For example, you may begin eating at 12:00pm and then stop eating at 8:00pm. This gives you an eight hour eating window and a total of 16 hours of fasting in between.
Once you start fasting, you will find that you adjust to the new eating schedule and it doesn’t become as much of a burden.
What are the benefits of fasting?
There are many amazing benefits you will experience thanks to fasting. You don’t have to fast every day to see these improvements in your daily life. Fasting a couple of times per week is enough to begin reaping the rewards.
Fat loss and a faster metabolism
One of the biggest reasons people fast is for the incredible weight loss capabilities that it offers. When you’re not eating for extended periods of time, your body must dip into energy sources like fat and stored carbohydrates to make up for the lack of food.
This also forces the body to speed up your metabolism, burning off more calories and fat.
Better hormonal balance
Fasting has been shown to have positive effects on both growth hormone and testosterone. These are necessary hormones to have for strength, focus, mood, libido, and your hair. Good testosterone levels are great for the scalp despite some people’s beliefs. Often testosterone is confused with its counterpart DHT which is ultimately responsible for hair loss. If you don’t have good and stable testosterone levels, you’ll be more likely to bald.
You might think that if you don’t eat that you’d be sleepy, irritable, and overall wouldn’t function as well cognitively when in fact, the opposite is true. Fasting has been shown to heighten focus and awareness which means you’ll be more productive during the day.
How does this work? Simply, actually. If you aren’t eating for a long period of time, the primal part of your brain is going to think something is wrong and will want you to be more attentive since you could hunt and gather better.
Helps with acne and skin complexion
If you suffer from acne or other skin complexion issues, you’ll be happy to hear that fasting has been proven to reduce inflammation which is a leading cause of acne. It’s not uncommon to see acne shrink before your eyes and for your overall skin health to improve.
How does fasting help hair loss?
Now that you understand what fasting is and the benefits of doing it, let’s talk more about how with helps male pattern baldness.
A study from 2017 looked at how six months of caloric restriction, A.K.A fasting, would affect skin and hair. The researchers discovered that there was a significant increase in stem cells, metabolic profile, and the overall retention of hair.
This is an interesting study to consider because it proves that fasting will at least help you maintain your set of hair. However, there’s another study we’d like to look at.
Scientists looked at fasting’s ability to produce an anti-aging molecule known as beta-hydroxybutyrate. This ketone is produced by the liver and normally produced during a ketogenic diet in which there are no carbs eaten on a regular basis.
This ketone also helps create and divide the cells that line blood vessels. And, cellular division is a sign of cellular youth. Overall this process which comes as a result of fasting helps reverse and slow down the aging of hair cells.
Final thoughts on fasting for hair regrowth
Fasting is a very healthy habit that is possible of helping you lose weight, become leaner, grow muscle faster, and become sharper mentally. Furthermore, intermittent fasting helps hair growth thanks to its ability to reverse aging on a cellular leveling.
You can begin fasting yourself by deciding on an eating window that’s suitable for your lifestyle. For example, I normally eat my first meal of the day at noon then stop eating at 8:00pm EST. This gives me eight hours of eating and 16 total hours of fasting every day. I really like this because I’ve become adjusted to it every day.
When you first begin fasting, start easy, though. Do it a couple of times per week and slowly ramp it up.
I’d also recommend that you begin exercising on a regular basis on top of fasting. It feels amazing to work out while in a fasted state and potentiates the benefits because you’re further stressing the body.
Weightlifting, cardio, and yoga are my favorites, but feel free to add swimming, cycling, hiking, or other forms of exercise to your schedule.
That also brings up another important point: diet.
You need to get good so that your hair follicles and scalp have the nutrients to remain strong and regrow. That means drinking more water, avoiding junk food, and getting biotin, vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin E in your diet.
Besides that, get your shut-eye every evening to let your body heal and you should start seeing hair grow back before your very eyes 🙂