Waiheke Marketplace : April 27th 2016
stuff.co.nz Your health Why ismyhair getting thinner? I’ve recently noticed thatmy hair has started thinning. I normally have very thick hair, myhairdresser mentioned there is often nutritional reasons behind hair thinning – is there any truth in that?With thanks, Lesley. Hi Lesley. It is certainly normal to lose some hair daily – however, there are a number of reasonswhyyour hairmaybe thinning. Here are a few: Iron deficiency anaemia Being low or deficient in iron can lead to hair loss. Symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia can include fatigue, weakness and pale skin. Youmayalso notice headaches, difficulty concentrating, cold hands and feet and hair loss. Iron deficiency essentially sends your body into survival mode, so your body channels oxygen to support vital functions as opposed to what it deems non vital – like keeping your hair intact. The best way to check your iron status is to see yourGPfor an iron studies test. Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormones. It can result in a host of symptoms including unexplained weight gain, fatigue, constipation, depression and difficulty concentrating. Hair, nails and skinmaybecome more brittle and break more easily, and hair loss is also common. Omega3 fatty acids In order to have healthy hair and avoid hair loss, weneed to make sure that weare getting enough of the right nutrients in our diets, including omega 3 fatty acids. Adding more of these fatty acids to your diet can help to prevent hair loss and even encourage hair to grow healthier. Omega 3 fatty acids have antiinflammatory properties, which can help to open the hair follicles, promoting healthy hair growth. There are a number of reasons why your hair may be thinning, including iron and vitamin D deficiency. Whenthe body is not receiving sufficient nutrients, the hairs that are lost regularly each day are less likely to be replaced, and hair loss is more likely. VitaminD LowVitaminDlevels interfere with healthy hair follicles regenerating. Again, this can be assessed via a blood test. There can also be physical reasons such as excessive styling, straightening and dying, which can lead to hair loss. Heat and some chemicals can weaken the hair, causing it to break and fall out. If your hair loss is consistent it’s best to seek individualised advice from a health professional. I don’t have time to eat/prepare good quality meals. What are your quick fix ideas that are nutritious formyfamily and me? Thank you – Fiona Hi Fiona. Firstly, I do believe that, in general, weneed to undergo a priority check. While I appreciate thatmany of us are juggling manydifferent things daily, there is nothing on earth that replaces the power of a nourishing diet. Preparing real food does take WITH AUTHOR AND NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMIST DR LIBBY AskDr Libby Email your questions for Dr Libby to email@example.com. Please note, only a selection of questions canbe answered. more time, but it is timewe have to allow for in our day.Whenwe say, ‘‘I don’t have time,’’ what we are essentially saying is ‘‘it’s not a priority for me’’. Howdoes that make you feel when you say, ‘‘preparing a nourishing dinner is not a priority for me’’? The reality is we cannot compromise our nutrition and expect to still have fantastic health. In saying all of that though, there are a number of ways you can add nourishment to your meals that don’t takemuch time. For example, chop up a mixture of greens, spinach, kale and herbs and stir them through a stir-fry, salad, or soup – this is a great way to add a little nourishment booster. Prepare big batches of meals on the weekend and freeze them or stick to one-pot/pan meals packed full of vegetables. I cannot encourage you enough to explorehow to make having a nourishing meal a priority for you. You are worth taking care of! APRIL 27, 2016, WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE 19 PUZZLES ANSWERS ARE INCLUDED ON THIS PAGE NEW ZEALAND CROSSWORD 12 34 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 15 18 20 21 22 Across 1. Australian sheep breed introduced to New Zealand in 1930s (8) 7. Blood-sucking worm (5) 8. Turn to vapour (9) 9. Number represented by the Maori rua (3) 10. Minor dent in a car (colloq) (4) 11. Rough drawing (6) 13. Town at the centre of an area renowned for its red wines (13) 15. Items of value (6) 16. Martial art (4) 18. Flock of sheep (3) 20. Careless (9) 21. Jeer (5) 22. Side by side (8) Down 1. Beg (5) 2. Beginner (7) 3. Christchurch river (4) 4. Praise the Lord (6,2,2,3) 5. Dunedin stream (5) 6. Via (7) 7. Stand for speaker’s notes (7) 12. Disagree (7) 13. Huge (7) 14. Musical instrument (7) 15. 17. Group of eight (5) 19. British car model common in NZ until the 1980s (4) 19 16 14 17 11 THE TOP 10 6 1. What was special about the shipload of meat that left Port Chalmers for Britain in February 1882? 2. How many players are there in a baseball team? 3. A deep crack in a glacier is called what? 4. What is fault line that runs through southern California? 5. In Christian tradition, what are stigmata? 6. Diamorphine is the technical name for which powerful opiate? 7. What’s the link between the a 1978 Gerry Rafferty song and Sherlock Holmes? 8. hurdles are there in a 110m hurdles race? 9. In which movie did Russell Crowe played a Nobel Prizewinning mathematician? 10. The daily newspaper of the Communist party was called Pravda: does it mean Truth, Worker, or Strength? NZ CROSSWORD SUDOKU Fill the grid so every row, column and every 3x3 box contains 1-9 1 JUNIOR CROSSWORD Across 1 This insect will 6 A large serving spoon (5) 7 Gem from an oyster (5) 9 Naked (4) 10 Flat dishes (6) 12 Reply (6) 14 Manufactured (4) 17 Sailing boat (5) 18 Walk to the other side of (5) 19 Vitally necessary (9) TOP 10 SOLUTION ALL PUZZLES © THE PUZZLE COMPANY Down 2 Beneath (5) 3 Foot digits (4) 4 A small wave on water (6) 5 Fewest (5) 6 Borrow books here (7) 8 Tries to hear (7) 11 Middle (6) 13 Knitwear for feet (5) 15 Fragrance (5) 16 A person from Scotland (4) SUDOKU 12 2 Across Plates, 12. Answer, 14. Made, 17. Yacht, 18. Cross, 19. Essential. Down: 2. Under, 3. Toes, 4. Ripple, 5. Least, 6. Library, 8. Listens, 11. Centre, 13. Socks, 15. Aroma, 16. Scot. 1. First frozen shipment, 2. 9, 3. A crevasse, 4. San Andreas Fault, 5. The marks left on Christ’s body Street (Holmes lived at 221B), 8. 10, 9. A Beautiful Mind, 10. Truth. Across: 1. Polwarth, 7. Leech, 8. 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