I always hear people talk about wanting specific things about themselves improved; and the most common (apart from weight loss) is having clear skin and thicker hair.
Whether its clear healthy skin your after, or thicker hair; the root cause is the same; your overall health. Hair and skin are the first to be affected if the body is not getting enough nutritients or the mind is in stress (and anything in between).
What can you do to find the barriers to your health, or the root cause for your particular health concern? Let the following questions help you:
1. What percentage of foods do you eat that contain artificial products? You will be surprised how many foods contain this; if you really want your body to be a temple of health; you will have to work to monitor what you eat and remove foods that are chemically filled with artificial junk/preservatives.
Eat Alkaline Foods with no preservatives
If you are on a high sugar diet; this can be very damaging to the body and weaken its ability to heal itself. If the body is weak, then processes such as producing hair and skin renewal are not a priority; the body then only focuses on keeping vital functions alive. Also see my article on Salt.
Drink herbal tea to detox your body from toxins that it holds onto; not just any herbal tea, search online for herbal teas that detox the kidney and liver as this purifies the blood and in turn purifies the organs and tissues (including the skin and hair).
2. How are you? How is your life? Are you happy? Have you been going through a lot of stress? Do you get ill often? (People who get ill often have weak immune systems; warning signs to work on your health).
Do you get time to yourself, to clear your thoughts? to forgive? (the act of forgiving itself is important for destressing) I suggest meditation for 15 minutes a day; The act of non-thinking is very healthy; people who meditate regularly have stronger immune systems, better health, leaving more energy (life force) for the body to work on secondary processes like keeping the skin toned and clear, growing thick youthful hair. Do you get where I am going with this?
This article should show you the importance of looking at a problem, from another level (if you want to solve it); and I leave you with one of my favourite quotes from Albert Einstein:
“You cannot solve a problem with the same level of mind that created it”