29May

Creamy Coconut Dressing with Absolique Trichologist

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The soft white flesh of young coconuts makes a nutritious and delicious base for dairy free and mayonnaise free creamy dressings. We suggest using raw verges that won’t wilt with the dressing if making in advance, such as leek, capsicum, snow peas, radish, mung beans, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, broccoli, fennel goes well with this too.

 

If adding dressing at time of serving, you can use softer, leafier vegetables such as kale, lettuce, spinach, rocket, tomatoes, cucumber, mushrooms, alfalfa, zucchini, or cooked pumpkin. Mix things up a bit by adding nuts and seeds like pepitas, sunflower seeds, walnuts, cashews, almonds or pecans.

 

Creamy Coconut Dressing Ingredients:

  • Soft white flesh of 1 young coconut
  • 1-2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika & or turmeric (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar of choice
  • Himalayan rock salt & black pepper to taste
  • Herbs of choice (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut water or cold pressed olive oil

 

Method; Blend all ingredients together in Nutri bullet, blender or like until smooth. The only limit is your imagination! Have fun and for non-vegetarian add roast beef, chicken or boiled egg. Please share your favorite recipes with us using our star coconut. Psst, can add shredded coconut to the salad too!

 

Feel free to contact Absolique Hair Health Clinic for more information on Creamy Coconut Dressing or further details about why we are coconut crazy. Call our friendly reception team or email Absolique Trichologist at info@absolique.com.au

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23May

Ferritin Food Recipe with Absolique Trichologist

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This recipe was inspired by our food for ferritin article. We love sharing recipes and the challenge to change up any recipe ingredients to suit you and your family.  The focus is on ferritin rich foods for vegetarians and vegans but is good for omnivores too. However you choose to eat, it is recommended to have at least 2 vegetarian days each week.

When iron or ferritin deficiency is identified, supplements are the preferred way of raising levels to overcome the symptoms quickly, such as hair loss. Lifestyle and dietary changes will also benefit if you have the time or inclination to make ferritin rich meals. The goal would be to have a variety of ferritin rich food in each meal. We will use the code Fe for the ferritin rich foods and Vc for Vitamin C rich food that is beneficial for iron/ferritin absorption.

Recipe – Roast Vegetable Salad, serves 4:

  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 2 carrots, cut lengthways in quarters
  • ¼ pumpkin, cut into 5cm pieces
  • 1 small broccoli, cut into florets (Fe)
  • 1 small bunch baby spinach or shredded spinach, 2 cups (Fe)
  • 1 cup quinoa, red lentils, beans or chickpeas (Fe)
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (Fe)
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds (Fe)
  • ½ green capsicum (Vc)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Handful of walnuts

It’s easy and fun to use alternative ingredients to suit your taste or supplies. I used split red lentils instead of quinoa. 1 cup red lentils, 3 cups hot water, 1 tsp turmeric, pinch salt. Bring to the boil then simmer for 10-15 minutes, set aside. For the roast veges I used red onion, carrots and pumpkin seasoned with 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper. Original recipe used kiwi fruit for the Vitamin C, but understanding food combining (no fruit with any other fruit or any other food), I used green capsicum. I also used spinach instead of baby spinach and added basil leaves.

Personally, I still think it could have more flavor, this could be achieved by using a tasty dressing. A Thai style or sweet & sour would work well using coconut sugar for a healthy sweetener. I always make my own dressings, like swapping ingredients, it is easy and fun. Always used cold pressed oils. Follow this link for original recipe and method…

http://www.theunprocessedpantry.com/index.php/roasted-quinoa-salad

Enjoy and try to incorporate ferritin rich foods with Vitamin C rich vegetables with each meal. Please contact Absolique Hair Health Clinic with any questions about your iron and ferritin or to share your hair loss or hair thinning concerns. Phone 07 3229 3242 or email Absolique Trichologist at info@absolique.com.au

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15May

Food for Ferritin with Absolique Trichologist

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Ferritin is a type of protein that stores iron in your body. Ferritin releases some of its stored iron when blood levels get low. Ferritin maintains a steady supply of iron. Iron is an essential element for blood production. Around 70% of body iron is found in red blood cells (hemoglobin), and in muscle cells (myoglobin). Hemoglobin is essential for transferring oxygen in your blood from the lungs to the body tissues.

Ferritin fills the gap on the days when diet does not supply enough iron. If your consumption of iron is consistently low, or you have a medical condition that effects your iron, ferritin levels will drop and you will be at risk of iron deficiency which can cause hair loss. The best way to maximize ferritin is to get an adequate amount of iron regularly.

Food for Ferritin with Absolique Trichologist

  • Food contains two types of iron, heme (animal) and nonheme (plant)
  • Heme iron is absorbed 2-3 times more than nonheme
  • You can still build ferritin with nonheme iron
  • Combine nonheme iron with vitamin C rich foods
  • It’s not just about how much iron you consume, but how well you absorb it

Heme iron is found in meat, poultry and fish. Nonheme iron is found in green leafy veges, seeds, nuts, legumes and grains. Legumes contain phytic acid which reduces absorption of nonheme iron so always combine with vitamin C rich vegetables and fruit. Some nonheme iron sources, like leafy greens, broccoli and tomatoes also contain vitamin C. Don’t include milk, dairy products, coffee or tea with nonheme iron, they will inhibit absorption.

Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency and can cause hair loss. Knowing and understand your iron studies is important to balance iron and ferritin levels in conjunction with hair loss treatment. Iron supplements may be required to assist deficiency and arrest hair loss. Using the right type of iron is essential. Elemental iron is used for iron deficiency and organic iron is for low ferritin. Supported by a diet rich in the iron of your choice, will certainly assist in raising and maintaining iron levels.

For more information on Food for Ferritin with Absolique Trichologist, or to share your hair loss story, ask any questions and get help with your hair loss, hair thinning or hair health, contact Absolique Hair Health Clinic. Call our reception team on 07 3229 3242 or email Absolique Trichologist at info@absolique.com.au

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10May

Digestive Health with Trichologist Brisbane

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Digestive Health is written by author Phillip Day. He is a journalist and researcher who tours the world providing awareness about health, medicine and self-healing. Absolique Hair Health Clinic team along with Trichologist Brisbane were lucky enough to attend his interesting and insightful talk in Brisbane whilst on tour in Australia.

Kendall Wright, Absolique team member wrote a review of his book Digestive Health first published in 2005 by Credence Publications. Kendall thought it was a good book to start off with because her family has a history of digestive complaints including diverticulitis.

Kendall wrote “Phillip Day starts off by saying the world is sicker than it has ever been. Which I agree with 100%. Food is getting more processed with quick and easy access to fast food. More sugar and flavour enhancers are added and people are not exercising like they should. He goes on to state, people are neglecting the basic six metabolic process which the body needs to be in to live a healthy lifestyle – Optimal Nutrition, Hydration, Absorption, Assimilation, Elimination and Relaxation”.

Digestive Health Book by Phillip Day:

  • Touches on digestive disease such as Leaky Gut Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease and Diverticulitis
  • We don’t really know what these are and how they are effecting the body
  • Chief causes of digestive disease – gluten, fungal infections, processed diets, stress, emotion upsets, sugar, grains, antibiotics, coffee, carbonated drinks and alcohol

Kendall continues “The book also talks about Parasites in our bodies which eat out food we have consumed and leave their toxic wastes. Examples of symptoms are poor immune function, food sensitivities, thrush, chronic bloating and gas and many more to list. Fungi, Yeasts and Candida another troublemaker for the body and the associated complaints – psoriasis, depression, cancer and many, all having dire consequences on the body and the causes of Candida overgrowths are prolonged exposure to these examples –  antibiotics and other drugs, Cigarette smoking, acidic diet and more”.

Kendall concludes “Phillip Day includes the benefits of Detoxing and provides a Four-Week Cleansing Program to help kill parasites and fungal/yeast infections, clear out the bowel, and replenish it with healthy probiotics. I highly recommended this and I found the book Digestive Health incredibly interesting, easy to read and very factual. Every person who reads this can take a snippet out of this book for their own body and dietary habits.

Book review by Kendall Wright, Absolique Hair Health Clinic Team member, Receptionist and Assistant to Trichologist. Please contact Absolique team or Trichologist Brisbane for more information about Digestive Health by Phillip Day or to share your hair loss, hair thinning and scalp condition concerns. Call 07 3229 3242 or email info@absolique.com.au

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1May

Toothpaste & Safe Products with Trichologist Brisbane

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By Dr. Mercola – “Over the course of a lifetime, the average American uses about 20 gallons of toothpaste,1 and even though you don’t swallow it, chemicals in the toothpaste can make their way into your bloodstream, courtesy of the fact that your mouth has an absorption efficiency rate of more than 90 percent.2 With this in mind, it’s well worth considering what you’re brushing your teeth with on a daily basis. Many popular brands contain highly questionable ingredients that are best avoided for long-term health.”[1]

Whether you squeeze toothpaste from the bottom or the middle, Modere Toothpaste is sure to please either camp. Made with gentle, water-soluble abrasives and natural peppermint oil for effective cleaning, stain removal, and fresh breath. You won’t find any controversial ingredients or sugar in Modere toothpaste. This formula is fine for the whole family to use, although you might not want to share.

Toothpaste & Safe Products with Trichologist Brisbane, benefits of Modere Toothpaste:

  • Fluoride free, tastes fabulous, without any sugar (yes, it can be done!)
  • Gentle, water-soluble abrasives clean and remove stains without damaging tooth enamel
  • Peppermint oil freshens breath (so you can indulge in that garlic pasta!)
  • Contains a naturally occurring protein found in teeth
  • Supports healthy teeth and gums

Key ingredients – Mentha piperita, (peppermint) oil freshens breath. Sodium Chlorite, (stabilized chlorine dioxide) used to remove food films from the teeth and to fight the bacteria that cause bad breath. Hydrated silica, a naturally occurring, fine, gel abrasive that with regular brushing, helps remove plaque and debris on tooth enamel surfaces. Casein, a naturally occurring protein in teeth, used for optimal cleaning. Xylitol, a sweetener that won’t contribute to the formation of cavities.

Modere – “Sure, others claim to be safe, but have they been doing it for 25 years? We have. We pioneered safe, non-toxic products and demanded excellence from ourselves every day along the way. And still do. We don’t compromise—you’ll never see us use cheap ingredients, harsh chemicals, test on animals, or create lame products. This is our promise.”[2]

Absolique Hair Health Clinic use and recommend Modere Nutritional and Personal Care product because of their long-term commitment safe ingredients. Contact Absolique Hair Health Clinic for more information on Toothpaste & Safe Products with Trichologist Brisbane. Call reception team on 07 3229 3242 or email Absolique Trichologist Brisbane info@absolique.com.au

1 Progressivehealth.com, Toothpaste

2, Cornucopia.org, Behind the Dazzling Smile: Toxic Ingredients in Your Toothpaste (PDF)

[1] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/31/toxic-toothpaste-chemicals.aspx

[2] https://www.modere.com.au/productdetail/toothpaste

 

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24Apr

PRP as Hair Loss Treatment

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Technology abounds us. Medical research with technology is advancing all the time. PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma has been researched, documented and applied as an injection to stimulate healing since 1998. http://bebevida.pt/ficheiros_artigos%5CMarx%201998%20oral%20and%20maxillafacial.pdf

Because of the reported healing actions, PRP is now becoming popular hair loss treatment option. “PRP therapy for hair loss is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth.”[1]

PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma as hair Loss Treatment:

  • Reported healing action
  • Processing to enrich cells
  • Injected into the scalp
  • Becoming a popular hair loss treatment option

The basic idea behind PRP injections is to deliver high concentrations of growth factors to the scalp with the hope of stimulating hair growth. The problems I can see with PRP is the fact that it does not address the symptoms and causes. I have seen good results from PRP documented, but have also seen some of my clients spend a lot of money on the course of injections, with no result because they have not addressed the actual hair loss or hair thinning cause.

PRP, like all other Hair Loss Treatment options should address all symptoms and causes at the same time following correct diagnosis. There is simply no point using PRP alone for hair thinning, as a standalone treatment for hair loss or as a singular hair growth treatment. PRP could very well be a positive addition to hair loss treatment for women and men, but please be sure to understand and address your individual thinning hair and hair loss causes. Contact Absolique Hair Health Clinic Trichologist for correct diagnosis. Call reception team on 07 3229 3242 or email Absolique Trichologist at info@absolique.com.au

[1] https://www.realself.com/prp-for-hair-loss

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18Apr

Results, Hair Loss Treatment for Men

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Male, 26 years old, presenting with obvious male pattern thinning but was early onset and microscope found hair cell and hair cycle were interrupted. Described hair loss, receding hairline and thinning on the crown. Father has hair thinning but did not start till way into his 30’s. When the hair cell and hair cycle are not at their optimal, it will compromise the immune system of the cell and allow for pattern thinning to begin at an earlier age, ‘early onset’.

Mr C was an otherwise healthy individual but consultation and blood work uncovered highs and lows in nutritional elements, sleep, eating habits and stress. These types of things over longer periods of time such as 3 years in this case, will affect health and in turn hair.

Results, Hair Loss Treatment for Men:

  • 1st four months, Basic Topical, simple prevention
  • 2nd four months add Hair Cell and Hair Cycle Topical + MPT Topical
  • 3rd four months add Nutrition and natural DHT inhibitor
  • Awesome results at the 12-month mark

1st four months. Mr C’s main concern was to stop the hair thinning and keep the hair the same as it was. This is quite simple using Absolique Basic Topical – Scalp Brush Therapy, Scalp Cleanser and Activance Practitioner. The Basic Topical replaces your hair washing and needs to be repeated every 2nd day or 3 times a week minimum. Digital tracking at 4 months proved hair thinning had stopped and improved.

2nd four months. With such impressive results, Mr C asked what more would be required to re-grow hair at recessions. We added further topicals – Scalp Tonique, Absolique GRN and PG Free Minoxidil. This was added to Basic Topical and included in hair washing regime every 2nd day or 3 times a week. Microscopic tracking began and booked to check in another 4 months.

3rd four months. Again, results were impressive and Mr C had made many personal healthful changes based on his knowledge of his pH balance. Bloods still showed some highs and lows and microscope still uncovered some hair cell problems in terminal area. Nutrition was discussed and decision to progress to this level for cellular support was made.

12-month mark. We share this story to demonstrate how a little can make a result but progressing into further combination therapy can make a big impact. We normally go in with full combination therapy in the 1st four months so It was impressive even for us to see such and outstanding improvement by adding in nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Please contact Absolique Hair Health Clinic for more information on Results, Hair Loss Treatment for Men or to share your hair loss, thinning hair or scalp concerns. Call reception team on 07 3229 3242 or email Trichologist at info@absolique.com.au

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13Apr

Preventing Post Partum Alopecia with Hair Loss Treatment For Women

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Post Partum Alopecia (Post Pregnancy Hair Loss), is a part of every pregnancy. In the last trimester of pregnancy women don’t lose their daily quota of hair. This results in a lush head of hair related to the pregnant glow. However, 3 months after baby is born, 3 months after cycle resumes or 3 months after breastfeeding ceases, women lose double the daily quota of hair.

Post Pregnancy hair loss will continue for 3 months once it begins. Your hair type and heath during this time will determine if you notice this hair loss. It is part of every single women’s pregnancy, but some women notice it more than others. Absolique Hair Health Clinic are always researching, testing and trialing. We had the opportunity to run a trial with a pregnant woman to see if working with the hair cycle during and after birth, could we prevent Post Partum hair loss.

How We Prevented Post Partum Alopecia with Hair Loss Treatment For Women:

  • Check and correct hair cell function
  • Stabilize hair cycle
  • Check blood work and health
  • Start trial at beginning of 2nd trimester

Trial consisted of topical treatment that became an easy hair washing regime. We followed a full treatment once a week and a mini treatment once a week to make trial time effective. Full treatment consisted of Scalp Brush Therapy, Scalp Cleansing, Scalp Tonique, Hair Shampoo & Conditioner, Microneedle Therapy, Activance Practitioner and GRN Grow.Revitalise.Nourish. Mini Treatment consisted of Scalp Brush Therapy, Scalp Cleansing, Scalp Tonique, Hair Shampoo & Conditioner, Activance Practitioner and GRN.

We tracked trial with microscope every 4 months to see typical hair density increase in 3rd trimester and 2 month post pregnancy and again 6 months after birth where cycle had resumed and breastfeeding ceased all around same time, 3 months after birth. All the triggers for Post Partum hair loss happened at the same time. If post partum were to occur, it would certainly be at our 6th scope session. There was no sign of Post Partum hair loss at all.

This is a breakthrough for women who had had Post Partum hair loss and wish to avoid it for future pregnancies or for those who have has hair loss or hair thinning and cannot afford to lose more hair during Post Partum hair loss. We could also use this preventative method when starting/stopping medication or to support medical health conditions that trigger hair loss.

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27Mar

pH Balance with Trichologist Brisbane

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Acid Buffer is Absolique night time alkalizer. Use acid buffer if your morning pH is below 7.0 or if you have anything acid during the day. Acid things can be food, stress, lack of sleep, alcohol and overeating. These things are typical of holiday times, so Acid Buffer is a good way to buffer your pH while having a bit of fun.

Just a reminder about storing Absolique Acid Buffer. The formula does not like humidity at all. It is best to keep refrigerated at all times, where possible. The instructions state to ‘Sore in a cool, dry place’, ‘Store below 25®C’, ‘Keep container tightly sealed’ and ‘Refrigerate after opening’. In warmer climates, we suggest you keep it refrigerated always.

pH Balance with Trichologist Brisbane:

  • Absolique night time alkalizer
  • Keep refrigerated
  • 1 heaped teaspoon
  • Small glass filtered water
  • Take at bedtime before brushing teeth

Depending on where you live, we may not be able to ship Absolique Acid Buffer. If this is the case for you, here is how you can make your own; 1 heaped teaspoon bicarb of soda (organic if possible), mix into small glass of filtered water. It is not very tasty, so you may like to add some lemon or lime juice or a safe Vitamin C powder. This formula will work the same as Absolique Acid Buffer.

It is a good idea to keep an eye on your pH even during holiday time. It is interesting to see what different foods and environments do to your pH. Use Acid Buffer as required to help let your hair down a little and enjoy holiday time. Acid Buffer will buffer the acid helping the body to be more alkaline in the morning, but will not fix an acid pH on its own. Only you can do that!

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20Mar

Nutrition with Trichologist Brisbane

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Nutritional therapy is a big part of Absolique Trichologist treatment plans for hair loss, hair thinning and scalp conditions. If you are in the first 4 months of nutritional therapy hair loss treatments with Absolique, you must stick to your plan exactly, no exemptions. Following your first 4 months we would have checked your results and provided you with a maintenance plan.

Nutritional therapy maintenance is much easier and flexible for holidays. In the first 4 months, we are raising levels to support cellular function and hair growth using ‘Supplementary Range’ (SR). Once SR is achieved we need to maintain with ‘Recommended Daily Intake’ (RDI). Sometimes we are still helping you to address deficiencies, if that is the case, things are not so flexible for you, so please follow the plan you were provided.

Holiday Nutrition:

  • Not flexible in the first 4 months
  • Can be flexible when on maintenance plan
  • Need to maintain ‘Recommended Daily Intake’ (RDI)
  • Not flexible when addressing deficiencies

The key here is maintaining RDI. If you have access and desire to eat nutritious, raw organic food in the correct food combination in a Ph alkaline environment… you may obtain RDI from food. If you like to have fun on your holidays, as I do, then I would eat and drink sensibly but fall back on The Green Qi with base nutrition at least 4-5 days a week, once a day, on a hungry empty tummy.

It is simply an easy back up plan and can be arranged around any holiday or travel plans. Have fun, but be careful not to fall off the bandwagon. Once home and routine life returns, pick back up where you left off with your nutrition treatment plan for best results at your next scope session. If you have any questions or concerns about your holiday nutrition please contact Absolique Hair Health Clinic. Call 07 3229 3242 or email Trichologist Brisbane at info@absolique.com.au

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