Getting your first gray hair is traumatic for many and very difficult to ignore. Sadly, it is also a sign that many more gray hairs are probably soon to follow.
Everyone thinks it just seems to be a normal process of aging–one in which you can’t stop no matter what you do.
The reality is our current belief that graying is due to aging and that it is not reversible may not be true at all. So what is the answer? The answer lies in what you have been told before but may not have realized. It’s as simple as “You are what you eat.”
“You are what you eat” is a truism that you can harness to your advantage if you understand what nutrients are required for better health. The overabundance of carbohydrates consumed by most people is the major reason for the increasing rates of obesity and chronic health conditions that have befallen us.
In fact, a reduction or possibly even an elimination of carbohydrates is needed in order for your health, vitality, and aging to be improved. Regarding gray hairs, this happens when your body is unable to synthesize an adequate amount of melanin.
Melanin is the pigmentation that gives your hair its natural color. In order to make melanin, your body needs a specific non-essential but yet conditional amino acid called tyrosine. Your body also needs tyrosine in order to make dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, coenzyme Q10, and thyroid hormones.
The availability of the needed amount of tyrosine may become deficient due to an incomplete diet low in protein. As you probably already know, amino acids are the basic building blocks of proteins. There are nine essential and eleven non-essential amino acids.
Essential amino acids are synthesized into non-essential amino acids. This fact highlights the delicate balance as to how dietary protein intake acts on the supply of both the essential and non-essential amino acids.
Therefore, consuming an adequate amount of protein and supplementation with tyrosine may be the answer to keeping your natural hair color longer…..
Paleo reverses the signs of aging. Eat meats, vegetables, nuts & seeds, little starch, NO sugar and NO wheat