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Dr. Scott’s Trick for STOPPING Gray Hair

We’ve been told the same thing our whole lives… gray hair is caused by bad genes.

In fact, we even know the main gene responsible: it’s called IRF4.

So does that mean if you have more gray hair than you’d like, there’s nothing you can do?

Not exactly.

Because while genetics is ONE factor in graying hair, it’s not the ONLY factor.

Gray hair may also be a sign that you are missing key nutrients in your body.

And correcting these deficiencies can stop or even reverse graying hair.

Let me show you how.

Your hair color is largely determined by the same pigment that colors your skin and turns dark when you tan: melanin.

Melanin is deposited in the hair shaft as it grows, but this process breaks down as you get older. When hair cells stop producing melanin, your hair loses color and turns gray.

If your hair turns gray before your 50th birthday, then you have premature graying.

But this is not a time to rush to the store and get hair coloring — it is a time to look at your diet and consider supplementing the nutrients missing from it.

Melanin production fails in the hair when you are missing key nutrients in your diet.

The good news is that if you can fix this, you are making steps to be healthier AND you can stall color loss for longer.

There are other factors that cause hair to turn gray (think about past presidents at the beginning and end of their term). This points to stress and other lifestyle factors being a major contributor to graying.

Sudden graying can be a sign of a serious illness.

There is a lot you can do to forestall the graying process.

Dr. Scott’s Dark Hair Program:

  • There are specific nutrients that hair cells need to grow and produce melanin. Zinc, copper, vitamin B12, and biotin are helpful for hair coloring. Studies show that dark hair has a lot of these nutrients where gray hair does not. Missing any of these can lead to premature graying.
  • Sulfur is another important nutrient needed for hair growth and color. An ancient remedy for hair loss and color loss is drinking onion juice (which I don’t recommend, unless you plan on never kissing your spouse again). You can get sulfur from onions, but also cruciferous veggies (bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, radish, turnips, watercress), coconut milk, and eggs.
  • Protein is another nutrient needed for good hair growth. Besides making sure you are eating a good variety of healthy proteins, I suggest you take collagen (in peptide form) to make sure hair production continues.
  • Antioxidants are also important because oxidative damage might also destroy melanin production. Vitamin antioxidants are important, but so are the phytonutrients (carotenoids, polyphenols, etc.) that can be found in fruits and vegetables.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are important for many processes in the body, including hair and hair color production.

Stop worrying about the gray, and make it go away!

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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