The Top 3 Foods for Hair Loss

Worried about hair loss? Watch this video to discover the top foods to eat for healthy, vibrant hair.

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0:00 Introduction: Best Foods for hair loss
0:41 Deficiencies found in people with hair loss
0:52 Relationship between histidine and hair loss
1:07 Why you may be deficient in histidine
2:25 Co-factors of histidine
4:48 Top Foods to prevent hair loss

In this video, we're going to talk about the importance of histidine in helping to prevent hair loss and what foods you should incorporate into your diet to support healthy hair.

A study has shown that over 90 percent of people suffering from alopecia are deficient in an amino acid called histidine. This essential amino acid is a precursor to histamine, which plays a vital role in immune reactions, allergies, and inflammation.

Deficiencies in histidine can lead to anemia, while excessive intake can cause premature ejaculation. However, the right amount of histidine in your diet can promote healthy hair growth by helping to produce keratin and regulating copper and zinc levels.

Certain medications and alcohol consumption may lower histidine levels in the body, while inadequate stomach acid can hinder its absorption from food sources. To counter this issue, betaine hydrochloride can be taken as an acidifier.

But to fully utilize histidine, specific co-factors must be present, such as vitamin B6, proper copper and zinc ratios, and folate.

The top three foods that can help combat hair loss are:
1. Organ meats, including liver, due to the histidine and other essential nutrients they contain.
2. Animal proteins, such as beef and chicken, are rich in histidine and other amino acids necessary for hair regeneration.
3. Shellfish, particularly shrimp, scallops, and crabs, provide high levels of zinc and copper that can help maintain proper ratios in the body.

It's important to note that having enough folate in your diet is essential for hair development. It's best to obtain folate from natural sources, as taking supplements such as folic acid may inhibit the conversion of histidine into its active form.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! Promote strong, healthy hair by incorporating these foods into your diet. I'll see you in the next video!

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  • @paralysisanalysis3725 says:

    This makes sense as someone I know suffers with hair loss but also gets eczema

  • @nicolelai2559 says:

    Thanks for sharing , Doctor 🥰

  • @C.N.1 says:

    This is amazing! Never been the overzealous kind, but Healthy Keto has helped me so much! From being introverted to having outbursts of singing out loud in public! 😂 I sure hope I’m not misunderstood for being insouciant in stressful situations. I just feel so great! Have a wonderful day, everyone! 🙂

    • @bluespruce679 says:

      Haha! 😆
      You go on singing, friend, because life is richer and worth the living with a healthy bod, and a happy soul! Shalom! 💖💜💙🕊💙💜✡️✝️💜💙🕊💙💜💖

  • @jqyhlmnp says:

    I love this video. Prolonged fasting is amazing but make sure your body isn’t rejecting it with hair loss or mood. You should feel good and look healthy

    • @AJ-ds8jd says:

      Smart.

    • @andreadamascceno2139 says:

      I had a problem with a 3 day fast and I was using lemon water and electrolites. Came to the conclusion that my body needs some protein and some oil (like olive oil or mct) every day.

    • @alejandromagnobarrasa9244 says:

      You dont fast with lemon water it has small amounts of calories and is acidic so it tells your body that food is coming. Not a true fast electrolytes should be fine, but try again without lemon water it will be better. With lemon water your teeth will feel weak and you will feel lethargic and achy joints. You don’t need oil and protein every day. People need to fast. I would do a dry fast but that’s up to You

    • @johnnafarrell3336 says:

      Lemon water? Why?

    • @sophiam9886 says:

      Fasting with saltwater instead is best. Of course, use pure salt and don’t drink it in every single glass of water, but it’s good for keeping your energy and electrolytes up.

  • @nicholassteel5529 says:

    Dr. Berg never fails to give us the keys. It’s up to everyone of us to open the doors. I have learned so much over the years from Dr Berg and feel empowered and confident with my health. Cheers👍✌️

    • @johnnafarrell3336 says:

      I find him wishy washy! You’re better off following Dr Ken Berry, Dr Anthony Chaffee and Dr Eric Westman! Real Doctors!!

    • @pwx9000 says:

      Kingdom Hearts : Cosmos unlocked

    • @nicholassteel5529 says:

      @@johnnafarrell3336 you can follow whatever and whoever you want but a total stranger telling me what and who I should watch is not something I can tolerate. Please buzz off and watch and follow who YOU want. Leave me alone. Ok.

  • @annawolff5837 says:

    I’m going through a horrible bout of post partum hair loss. I hope this helps. Thanks Dr.

  • @bigbadwolfe7849 says:

    Here’s another tidbit: with the pharmaceutical companies heavy marketing of antihistamines this could definitely be a part of the problem since it blocks histidine from working. It won’t help one bit to eat foods or take a supplement for histidine if you’re taking a drug to block it.

  • @jc2685 says:

    I take Finasteride and minoxidil to counter hair loss. Together with biotin. Will look at copper and zinc to add to my stack

  • @b.lloydreese2030 says:

    1 Organ meat
    2 animal protein
    3 shellfish

  • @MarieWilliams027 says:

    Love how insightful and straight on point your content is. While I was on ultra processed/junk foods I often had dermatitis and hair loss, now on Keto and good habits my health has improved with better skin, hair and feeling great. Thank you, Dr Berg 🌞💕

  • @Sejdr says:

    I look awesome in my shaved head and are thus glad for my initial hair loss!

  • @edennis8578 says:

    Increasing my protein intake is causing my hair to grow back. Due to 30 years of dieting, it turns out that I had been depriving my body of sufficient protein for a very, very long time. Even Rogaine only helped a little, but tripling my protein intake since last summer is not only restoring my hair on top, but my hairline is coming forward, too. A quarter of an inch so far. I know, because I have a little birthmark that was exposed and now it’s covered up by hair again. Also, my resting heart rate is down by 30 beats/minute. That one floored me. Without any extra exercise, mind you.

    • @Drberg says:

      Amazing. Thanks for sharing your experience here.

    • @littlereco says:

      how much is one of your serving before triple?

    • @AK47HEAVYMETAL83 says:

      @@DrbergI am 40 years old, no family history of psoriasis whatsoever…but I recently developed scalp psoriasis out of nowhere, what the heck?! Are you able to make a video about this? Or at least maybe refer me to some research I could read about..this flipping sucks! I used to shave my head a lot but since I noticed the issue, I grew my hair out for the past year…it is so embarrassing

    • @wiilkahargeysajecel8748 says:

      ​@@DrbergI have Skin Oily What I do ?

  • @aroyaliota says:

    Hey Doc, a few months ago I began losing my hair. I mean like (gulp) big chunks of hair. I freaked out as I’ve always had beautiful, thick glossy hair. I upped my biotin & vitamin D dose. Began taking silica, protein powder and collagen & voila… my hair is no longer falling out‼️ In fact the shedding is now less than it’s ever been. Neither is it breaking. It pays dividends to listen to hair videos & get onto it ASAP. Thanks for another informative video. 👏👏

    • @andreadamascceno2139 says:

      I had a problem with a 3 day fast. Still working on recuperating.
      I was using lemon water and trace minerals during the 3 day fast. So I concluded that I need oils (like olive and mct) and proteins (possibly collagen) , every day.

    • @andreadamascceno2139 says:

      Will add the silica, and B complex. My medical Dr suggested large doses of D³, but it wasn’t enough.
      Thanks for the suggestions.

    • @aroyaliota says:

      @@andreadamascceno2139Take silica on an empty stomach. My fingernails are the strongest & longest they’ve been in years. In fact, my grand daughter is in awe of my finger nails. It takes a couple of months to take effect, but stick with it. 👏👌🏻

    • @szililolabu says:

      Hmmm, I wonder if there’s actually a food that contains all those pills and supplements?

    • @Maggie-zw9jq says:

      That’s good news 👏! Could you be more specific about the brand and when you take it?

  • @TheMrALGROUP says:

    usually i am lunch in the restaurant, i prefer seafood rather than meat. I do know they have the most powerful natural sources of zinc. thank u doctor~

  • @fidelcatsro6948 says:

    Dr Berg notes:

    A study has shown that over 90 percent of people suffering from alopecia are deficient in an amino acid called histidine. This essential amino acid is a precursor to histamine, which plays a vital role in immune reactions, allergies, and inflammation.

    Deficiencies in histidine can lead to anemia, while excessive intake can cause premature ejaculation. However, the right amount of histidine in your diet can promote healthy hair growth by helping to produce keratin and regulating copper and zinc levels.

    Certain medications and alcohol consumption may lower histidine levels in the body, while inadequate stomach acid can hinder its absorption from food sources. To counter this issue, betaine hydrochloride can be taken as an acidifier.

    But to fully utilize histidine, specific co-factors must be present, such as vitamin B6, proper copper and zinc ratios, and folate.

    The top three foods that can help combat hair loss are:
    1. Organ meats, including liver, due to the histidine and other essential nutrients they contain.
    2. Animal proteins, such as beef and chicken, are rich in histidine and other amino acids necessary for hair regeneration.
    3. Shellfish, particularly shrimp, scallops, and crabs, provide high levels of zinc and copper that can help maintain proper ratios in the body.

    It’s important to note that having enough folate in your diet is essential for hair development. It’s best to obtain folate from natural sources, as taking supplements such as folic acid may inhibit the conversion of histidine into its active form.

    Thank you Dr Berg! 😺👍

    • @imaginethatcake4791 says:

      Oh wow,thank you,for someone with hearing issues this is so helpful. Thank you!

    • @bluespruce679 says:

      Ah….Excellent recap, as always, Fidel Catsro!
      It’s very hard for me to eat red meat, or organ meats…so, oh well….not too sure about eating those things….but, I’ll give stuff like that to all my cats! I’m purr-ty sure they would love the liver right Meow….Fur sure!
      Take care, Cat Man….Over and Meow-t! 😺🐈😻🐈🐈😸🐈😺🐈😻🐈

    • @southerncalifornia3155 says:

      Fidel Castro 🙏🤝 gracias

    • @homesteadgmad8223 says:

      Thank YOU, as well! I do like it written down in a concise format so I can take a screen shot for notes! 🤩

    • @jass412 says:

      thank you fidel

  • @deusvlad2.083 says:

    I’ve been watching this guy since he had something like 7 million I think subscribers, he’s come a long way, and I’m sure some of you have been here since he had 100 back in the day. lol anyways have to say the man talks sense and his subscribers are well earned and well deserved.

  • @SD-ef4qp says:

    Sharing what worked for me-
    Fenugreek powder soaked in water . Apply in morning on our head (2wice a week) and leave for an hour. Helped stop hairfall and some what supported hair growth.

  • @MotherKnows says:

    I have a friend that was bald and he used peppermint oil and rosemary oil. Everyday for a year he placed a couple drops on his head scratched his head before cleaning his hair. So it was part of his daily routine.
    Now he has a full head of hair!
    He has thick curly hair.

  • @KeepingOnTheWatch says:

    What really helps me is hazelnut chocolate – it helps me forget about my hair loss.

  • @macoli6493 says:

    Dr. Berg, I just commented on your most recent live regarding help with alopecia. I was recently diagnosed due to high stress and now taking a “cocktail” of treatments, as my doctor calls it. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for sharing this video today. I knew my diet could be my fastest recovery to hair growth and Im proud to say I’m eating most of the things you listed except liver and shellfish. So, i will make these adjustments and hope for the best. Thank you again. And…I love you. 😮

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