Why Genetically Engineered Foods May Cause Hair Loss
by Joanne Washington
Genetically Engineered Food is food that has been methodically altered or modified by scientists; therefore, this food is no longer natural. GMO foods allow foreign genes, bacterial and viral vectors, viral promoters, and antibiotic marker systems to be engineered into food. A significant percentage of processed foods purchased today contain some genetically engineered (GE) food products. Consumers have no way of knowing what foods are genetically engineered because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require labeling these products.
The GMO process combines plants, animals, viruses, and bacterium genes – that do not naturally occur together in nature – to better a species.
Can GMO Foods Impact the Health of Hair?
What we eat will undoubtedly impact our health and our hair. A study diet of processed foods, fast foods, and lack of nutrients will reflect the hair quality.
Genetically modified seeds were initially introduced to the market to reduce insect damage to crops. The biggest problems with genetically engineered seeds are produced with herbicides and insecticides that are toxic and, Overtime diminishes a person’s health. Research shows that GMO foods are devoid of the proper nutrients the body needs to promote healthy hair and good health.
Sugar (artificial sweeteners and high fructose are often hidden in many of our favorite foods. Millions of men, women, and children have a steady diet of processed foods, fast foods, and cereals, all of which have food additives and preservatives made of chemicals. Many people have a difficult time digesting these foods.
Our bodies require real food, fruits, vegetables, and natural nutrients to give the cells what is needed to support healthy hair; otherwise, the hair will show signs of hair thinning or sudden hair loss.
Risks Associated with GMOs
The risks and disadvantages associated with GMOs are extensive both for human health and for agriculture.
Effects on Overall Health
There are many health conditions that are being reported because of GMOs, including:
- Immune system damage
- Atrophy of the liver
- Digestive system damage
When the immune system has been weakening or compromised, the body cannot absorb the nutrient necessary to enter into the cells to feed the organs that keep you alive and well.
How to Protect Yourself
- Purchase USDA Organic Foods when possible
- Clean all fruits and vegetables with vinegar and aluminum-free baking soda
- Read labels: If you cannot pronounce the words, chances are the foods are not healthy
Limit the amount sugar intake
As hair business professionals to help our clients when we see hair loss signs, we must understand the relationship between the foods we eat and how it impacts our body and hair.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently requires labeling of GE foods if the food has a significantly different nutritional property; if a new food includes an allergen that consumers would not expect to be present or if a food contains a toxicant beyond acceptable limits.
Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods in the United States has been proposed, but not enacted at the national, state, and local levels.
Joanne Washington is a Hair Restoration Specialist. Hair Loss Expert, Coach, and Educator. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. 714 674-7668.
Re-published with permission from Chris Webb, editor of The Hair Authority. Chris has been a leading figure in the hair replacement and restoration industry for 20 years. While working on Madison Avenue collaborated with Sy Sperling to create the marketing materials that helped build Hair Club for Men. He later launched The National Hair Journal to share information and insights with other business owners to help them enjoy the same business success.
“Why Genetically Engineered Foods May Cause Hair Loss” by Joanne Washington, first appeared in International Hair Authority, 2021 Spring issue and is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. International Hair Authority is a publication that provides top-level hair care information, opinions, and insights from industry leaders and researchers.