Saturday, April 16, 2011

Stress and a Lack of B-Vitamins Causes Premature Graying

Oh No not another gray strand!

I found my first strand of gray hair at the age  of 18. I tried to hide it with hair color or I would simply pull it out. As I matured I still had that same strand of gray hair. One day a good friend of mine told me that gray hair is due to a lack of copper in the body.

I recently, was reading a Health Newsletter written by Jordan Rubin. The topic of the newsletter was, "Gray Hair." In the newsletter Rubin wrote: Stress is not ruled out, however, is a factor in premature gray. In fact, when the body undergoes physical or emotional stress, the B vitamins and other key nutrients are the first ones to be depleted. Among other effects, a shortage of B vitamins is linked to hair discoloration and graying.

I must say that at the age of 37, I do have more gray hair and I have experienced massive amounts of stress while operating a very busy child care center with employees. It's fun and very rewarding, but sometimes can be very stressful.

After reading Rubin's article, I will be going to the whole foods store to pick up more B-Vitamins to help my body naturally fight off stress and buy more whole foods that contain plenty of B-Vitamins.

Hopefully the gray when come when it is time to come. I am looking forward to my silver glory, but not now!
Check out Jordan's entire article.

I am looking forward to reading your comments or connecting with you on Facebook or Twitter!

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  1. That is SO true .. I had a few grey hairs through my 30s, but not too many, then I went through a period of immense emotional stress a year or two ago and I greyed *so much* over a few months that the link was noticeable!

  2. Oh wow! Thanks for sharing your story. I hope all is well now.


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