Pumpkin Seed Oil for Hair Loss and Prostate Health

Pumpkin oil prostate treatmentExcessive levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a common cause of both hair loss and prostate problems for men.

Pumpkin seed oil contains many beneficial health nutrients and two in particular that are believed to provide protection against DHT damage.

Here’s how taking pumpkin seed oil regularly can help maintain healthy hair and prevent male prostate enlargement.

How DHT Causes Hair Loss and Prostate Problems

If you’re a man, regularly producing too much dihydrotestosterone in your body can cause hair loss and eventually male pattern baldness.

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The Many Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin oilPumpkin oil is most commonly taken for preventing hair loss and prostate problems, due to its reported DHT blocking properties.

This page has 5 more important pumpkin seed benefits and how taking it regularly can help improve your skin, treat joint problems, maintain health vision, alleviate bladder problems and much more.

1. Pumpkin Seed Oil for Better Skin

Like the seeds, raw pumpkin seed oil can help improve skin tone and may be a beneficial supplement for many skin problems like acne, dry flaky skin, eczema and psoriasis.

Alongside the powerful antioxidant content, the high levels of natural fats would appear to be responsible for this effect.

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7 Benefits of Flaxseed Oil for Women and Men

Flax propertiesFlaxseed oil is a deep, golden oil with a light and nutty flavor. Made from flax seeds, which have been used medicinally for thousands of years, there are many flaxseed oil benefits for your health.

Flax oil is the highest known source of omega-3 alpha linolenic acid, an incredibly important fatty acid that combats inflammation and prevents many diseases within your body.

While it can provide an excellent source of omega-3 fats for everyone, there are different reasons why flaxseed oil is important for both women and men, especially a popular new kind known as high lignan flax oil.

Here are 7 flax oil benefits and great reasons to take it regularly for better health.

1. Flaxseed Oil and Estrogen

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Best 6 Pumpkin Seed Health Benefits

Pumpkin Seeds Health BenefitsDeep green and delicious, pumpkin seeds are a nutrient rich snack that offers many benefits for better health.

Here’s 6 reasons why pumpkin seeds are so good for you, including preventing hair loss and prostate enlargement, kidney stones and bladder problems, treating arthritis and improving your skin.

These benefits of pumpkin seeds also include high levels of nutrition and the end of this article has the best Styrian and USA grown, raw and organic pumpkin seeds I’ve found if you’d like to start including them in your diet.

Pumpkin Seeds for Hair Loss

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an important male hormone but excessive amounts circulating in the body can cause problems, particularly later in life for men. High levels of DHT are implicated in both hair loss, resulting in male pattern baldness, and an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Why Are Pumpkin Seeds Good for You?

Why Are Pumpkin Seeds So Good for YouPumpkin seeds are one of the healthiest seeds you can eat with many nutritional benefits. They make an extremely healthy snack and despite their high calories and fat content, eating pumpkin seeds can actually help you lose weight.

Here’s why raw pumpkin seeds are good for you with their high protein, fiber and healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and special compounds for balancing hormones and preventing hair loss.

Pumpkin Seeds Calories

Many people are concerned with the amount of calories in pumpkin seeds so it’s worth addressing this topic first.

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Delicious Homemade Pumpkin Seeds Straight from the Pumpkin


Delicious Pumpkin Seeds Straight from the PumpkinPumpkin seeds are a highly nutritious food with many health benefits. You can eat them all year long if you get bags of the hull-less pepitas, but what about eating fresh pumpkin seeds straight from the pumpkin when they’re in season?

It is quite simple to prepare deliciously crunchy yet healthy homemade pumpkin seeds with the low heat frying method recommended ahead.

There’s also other ways of eating pumpkin seeds and the best raw pepitas I’ve found for the rest of the year.

Preparing Homemade Pumpkin Seeds

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Why is Pumpkin Good for You?

Why is Pumpkin Good for YouPumpkins are one of the most overlooked foods in terms of health benefits and nutrients. It seems many people’s only exposure to this extremely healthy food is sugar laden pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Even worse, millions of pumpkins are hollowed out for carving at Halloween, with the pumpkin meat and seeds, probably about the healthiest thing in the kitchen at the time, never used.

Pumpkins deserve better. In fact, with the incredible array of health nutrients in pumpkins, they should really be considered a superfood. And one we’d do well to eat a lot more often.

Antioxidant in Pumpkins

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How to Quit Soda in 10 Simple Steps

Give Up CokeIt is possible to quit drinking soda with a minimum of fuss or withdrawal symptoms with this simple plan to replace it with a new and healthier alternative.

Before you start you’ll need your soda alternatives and your caffeine and aspartame/HFCS withdrawal products (and enough of them to keep you going for two weeks).

Once you have those here’s the best way I’ve found to replace soda addiction with a similar tasting carbonated drink that is actually good for you.

10 Steps to Quit Drinking Soda

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Healthy Soda Alternatives You Can Make at Home

Healthy Soda AlternativeJust quitting cola cold turkey is a lot harder than finding a healthier drink to replace soda with.

To make withdrawal easier an effective soda alternative should be similar enough to cola in taste, while cutting out the unhealthy and addictive ingredients like sugar and caffeine.

It sounds like a tall order but it is possible. This page explains how to make healthy alternatives to soda or diet soda that taste similar to manufactured carbonated drinks, but can actually be beneficial for your body.

Finding a Replacement for Soda

While it’s important to drink lots of water when you’re replacing soda, water alone is too plain, in my opinion, to be a real replacement for most people.

The same goes for milk, which has other potential health issues (especially digestive problems and flatulence if you’re one of the many who are lactose intolerant).

Commercially produced fruit juices are not a healthy option either. The vast majority have been processed in a way that makes drinking them spike your blood sugar dramatically and elevate insulin.

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Why Is Diet Soda So Bad For You?

Side effects of diet sodaAside from being incredibly addictive, diet cola has some strange ingredients that can damage both your digestive system and longer term health. Let’s have a look at those ingredients ahead.

Phosphoric Acid in Diet Soda

Right at the top is the phosphoric acid that gives both regular and diet cola their high levels of acidity.

Alongside its potentially damaging effects on your digestive tract, phosphoric acid tends to reduce hydrochloric acid secretion in your stomach.

This can lead to impaired digestion and has the potential to be one of the causes of flatulence, along with many other health problems.

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How the Acids in Soda Damage Your Health and Digestion

Soda PhHow exactly did so many of us come to be pouring highly acidic cola down our throats over and over again each day?

And what kind of effect is this acid drink having on our digestion and general health and well-being?

The Acid Levels in Soda

Short of drinking undiluted vinegar, cola is about the most acidic thing you can buy to drink. The pH level of soda is approximately 2.5 (testing seems to come up with results ranging from 2.3 to 3.5 but a pH of 2.5 is commonly cited for the most popular brand name cola).

In the way these the pH of liquids are ranked a pH level of 2.5 is about 10,000 times stronger on the acidic scale than water.

To get an idea of the scale of the acid in soda, by comparison, battery acid that will eat away your skin has a pH of 1.

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Best 5 Reasons to Stop Drinking Diet Soda

Give Up Diet SodaIf you would like to give up diet soda for good, here are five big reasons why diet sodas can be so damaging to your health and energy.

Hopefully this list can provide the motivation needed to follow through with the 10 Step Plan for Giving Up Diet Soda coming up next.

1) Aspartame in Diet Soda

The artificial sweetener aspartame, found in most diet sodas, is made from two free-form amino acids, phenylalanine and aspartic acid, and the toxic alcohol methanol.

Without the usual slow digestion and other competing amino acids, free-form phenylalanine can hit the bloodstream very quickly and potentially cross the blood brain barrier in unnaturally large amounts.

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