When we first adopted this big baby, we were told to feed him only pebbles (dry dog food). I forget the name brand, but whatever it was--he wasn't having it. He refused to eat, and his bowl stayed untouched for days. Once in a while, he would eat 3 pebbles (just to stay alive). This went on for about 3 days, and we couldn't bear to see him walk around hungry. His veterinarian insisted that we "hold firm" until he realizes that he has to eat it--but we gave in. We started mixing some dry white rice in with his pebbles, and then he began to eat. During the time that he didn't eat, his beautiful fur that we love to run our hands through, became dry and brittle. It lost it's luster and was actually falling out! The picture shown above (in the grass) is the after-effects of him deciding not to eat his dry food. Dry, dull, falling out fur.
The picture to the right (on the carpet) is when he decides to be nice and eat. We are still mixing in rice and chicken with his dry food, but it's a good compromise. His hair is notably more shiny, lustrous, and is not falling out (besides the normal shedding). Look at how quickly his malnourishment effected his hair health! We may not see our effects as quickly, but it definitely shows itself eventually. Reaching for that magic cure bottle in the beauty aisle is not going to be a permanent fix.
|Jamba Juice vs Homemade Organic Ingredients|
This post serves to share my simple thought of the day. Diet and Hair are closely related. Diet effects the hair--good diet, bad diet, or no diet. When I use the term diet, I am referring to "what is consumed". If your struggle is dry, damaged, breaking, falling hair, it would be wise to review what is being consumed, and you may find that adjustments are needed. Just Remember: it will not be a "quick fix", but it is typically a fix with substance. This means that it will serve the body well in addition to the hair, and the correction will not rinse out at your next wash day--because the repair is from within.
|Although Jamba Juice is Quick, I Prefer My Blends (less sugar)|
Either way, take a lesson from Zodi the Big Baby, and don't starve your body of it's required nourishment. If that was the outcome for his hair, I can only imagine the strain that his organs were enduring! Don't forget to check with your doctor before starting any major changes to your food consumption. Everyone's needs are different, but one thing remains the same--nourishment is a must.
I may have decided to make changes to my eating habits mainly for my skin and hair....but one thing I notice is that my body has said "thanks".
For those of you that blend...........WHAT DO YOU THROW IN YOUR BLENDER???
SHARING IS CARING...................................................stay beautiful. --tia