Tips For Boosting Your Hair, Skin & Nail Health
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The health of our hair, skin, and nails is a direct reflection of our overall wellness. Hair can even be used to shed insight on your diet as new hair growth is built on amino acids from foods, which leaves markers of the types of protein you consume, revealing patterns of your eating habits.
Thus, although it is common to attempt to boost the health of your hair, skin, and nails topically, enhancing these features effectively comes from within.
Below are some of the top ways to optimize your wellness and give your hair, skin, and nails the boost they need:
Consider Your Diet
As mentioned above, your diet is reflected in the health of your hair. In fact, research suggests that changes in the health of your hair or scalp could indicate nutrition or health issues. For instance, a dry scalp could be an indication that you are not getting healthy fats and thinning hair may indicate your diet lacks protein. Similarly, your fingernails may lack strength or be discolored if you are not getting enough B vitamins, zinc, and/or iron.
Skin is well-known to be affected by diet. We all have seen models and actresses share their diet for a big event in order to enhance their glow. Oftentimes, you will hear them mention they cut out dairy to avoid breaking out. This is because dairy, along with processed foods, trans fats, and gluten can elicit an inflammatory response. Inflammation in the gut can quickly result in redness, rashes, or acne on your skin. Moreover, such inflammatory foods have also been linked to premature aging, wrinkles, and age-related dryness.
Thus, the more whole, nutrient-dense foods in your diet the better. Antioxidants, B vitamins, and healthy fats can help boost the health of your hair, skin, and nails. Examples include:
- Fatty fish
- Sweet potatoes
- Bell peppers
- Dark chocolate
- Green tea
Although such foods are a great addition to your diet to enhance your overall wellness, it is difficult to get all the vitamins and minerals to boost your hair, skin, and nail health through diet alone. This is, in part, because the gastrointestinal tract destroys the vitamins and minerals in food during the digestion process. To fill in any nutritional gaps that may be compromising how you look and feel, consider high-quality supplementation, here are some of our top picks:
CollaGEN is a powerful supplement that addresses the issue of lifestyle factors reducing the elasticity in cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and skin over time. Such a decline in elasticity leads to wrinkles along with joint pain and discomfort. CollaGEN has been shown to stimulate collagen production, specifically type II collagen and aggrecan.
Silica is a premium plant-based blend that can help boost collagen production by up to 50%. This significant boost in collagen production can help improve skin, hair, and nail health. Additionally, Silica may promote the effective absorption of minerals for bone health and improved bone density.
H-S-N Complete is a comprehensive blend of the essential building blocks for healthy hair, skin and nails. This supplement’s potent vitamins and minerals also supports overall health and is made with non-GMO ingredients.
For those interested, Next Health offers a Hair, Skin, and Nails Supplement Protocol through Fullscript, an online dispensing platform of high-quality supplements.
Visit the link on our website to create your account.
Supplements are a great wellness enhancer to add to your daily routine, but for those looking to take the health of their hair, skin, and nails to the next level, consider IV Therapy. IV Therapy maximizes bioavailability as it bypasses the gastrointestinal tract, delivering top-tier vitamins straight to your cells. Next Health’s Glamour IV enhances your glow from the inside out. This IV is packed with collagen-boosting vitamin C, rejuvenating L-Lysine, and beautifying biotin for the boost in hair, skin, and nail health you’ve been looking for.
Boost Collagen Production
There are countless supplements, skincare products, protein powders, and other items marketed to us to boost our collagen production. This is because collagen essentially supports the body’s protein that builds strong hair follicles, promotes supple skin, and combats brittle nails.
However, collagen production decreases as we age, which is why boosting your collagen levels can be an effective way to enhance your look. When promoting collagen production, an optimized diet (as described above) is considered one of the most effective ways on a daily basis.
For those looking for an added boost, consider Next Health advanced services such as Cryotherapy and Infrared LED Light Therapy.
Next Health offers true whole-body, non-nitrogen Cryotherapy that is the complete mental and physical reboot you need. In just three minutes, Cryotherapy has been shown to boost collagen production in addition to enhancing immunity, support detoxification, reduce chronic pain and inflammation, improve athletic performance, and so much more. Many of our Next Health Members stop by our storefronts during their lunch break for a quick three-minute session to support their health journey and enhance their glow.
Similarly, you can stop by a Next Health location to experience the benefits of our Infrared LED Bed. Developed by NASA for astronauts so they could experience the benefits of “sun exposure,” except unlike the sun, it contains only positive light frequencies. The Infrared LED Bed does not give off any heat, only light, and contains both near and far infrared exposure to maximize benefits. The best part? The LED Bed has adjustable frequency settings to penetrate different depths of the skin to match your health goals. Next Health has a variety settings for metabolic function, athletic performance, detoxification, and collagen production.
Experience the benefits of having advanced wellness technology at your fingertips with collagen-boosting Cryotherapy and Infrared Therapy.
Support Your Detoxification Pathways
Your skin, hair, and nail health is practically a direct reflection of your detoxification pathways. Poor detoxification pathways due to a buildup of toxins often leads to acne and other skin problems, hair loss, and brittle or discolored nails.
Below are some daily detox practices to incorporate into your routine:
- Stay hydrated: The U.S. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of water a day for men and approximately 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.
- Exercise: At a minimum, it is recommended to exercise for at least 20-30 minutes three times a week, but four to five times a week is better for detoxification and overall health.
- Enjoy Quality Sleep: Aim for between seven and nine hours of sleep per night.
- Use Green Household Products: common deodorants, food packaging, cleaning supplies, beauty products, and other household items can be loaded with toxins that overwhelm your detox pathways. Consider what products you surround yourself with on a daily basis.
- Test your toxin levels: Take a data-driven approach to your detoxification with our Total Tox Burden Package. This package is Ideal for those looking to take the most detailed, proactive approach to improving the health of their detox pathways. As a comprehensive analysis of 90 biomarkers, the Total Tox Burden Package empowers you to understand your level of toxin burden and take an informed plan of action to optimize your detoxification. By eliminating harmful substances you can restore your sense of health and alleviate symptoms such as brain fog, bloating, joint pain, skin problems, lack of energy, and so much more.
For those interested in taking detoxification to the next level, consider Ozone Therapy. Ozone Therapy has the potential to promote whole-body healing and detoxification as all pathogens die in the presence of oxygen. Ozone is a supercharged form of oxygen that consists of three oxygen atoms bound together (O3).
Ozone infusions involve the separation and oxygenation of your blood. This process encourages bio-rejuvenation, which has the potential to leave you feeling revitalized and ready to reach new heights. Potential benefits may include:
- Stimulating the immune system
- Reducing inflammation
- Improving circulation
- Aiding in detoxification
- Delaying the effects of aging
- Rejuvenating overall health
All of these benefits promote the health of your hair, skin, and nails, enhancing your overall glow.
Have questions about how to take your hair, skin, and nail health to the next level? Request a complimentary consult to speak with one of our wellness experts about your hair, skin, and nail health.