Question: Are there any "natural" ways to prevent hair loss in men?
Answer: Occasionally guys will also ask about hair loss prevention remedies. I'm still working on that one myself, trying to find the perfect one. There are a lot of different studies out there, not a lot of them have been particularly promising. Part of the challenge is that especially with the androgenetic alopecia, otherwise known as male pattern baldness, we're dealing with genetic issues as well. Now as far as some things that show a little bit of promise and are very reasonable to try, there is one study that came out several years ago indicating that insulin resistance can correlate with hair loss. In other words, things that put you at risk for Type 2 diabetes, can also be potentially be a risk for hair loss. The goal there then is to make sure that you're keeping your weight under control, exercising regularly, and also being very mindful of what you eat. Eating more simple carbs, eating more whole grains, and certainly like doctors always say, eating a lot of fruits and vegetables is key.
As far as a few supplements that are out there, there's a little bit of promise being shown for lysine which is one of the amino acids in protein, 1000 milligrams a day is worth a try. Again, eating a good variety of protein in your diet is probably the best way to go. There's also some talk about fish oil being potentially beneficial or gamma linolenic acid also known as GLA, 1000 milligrams a day, worth a try, very safe. Evening primrose oil is a good source of that.