Hello everyone! In today’s article, we’ll be talking about what is dandruff, what causes it, and how to permanently get rid of it!
01_ Common Treatments For Dandruff!
So, the problem with dandruff is that it kind of goes in and out of remission for years. And of course, they have shampoos and topical creams where they do include Zinc, Selenium, and Coal Tar. But! There are some slight minor side effects like hair loss, hair thinning, gray hair, rashes, and so on. So, to get rid of a health problem, you have to really understand it and the associated pieces connected to it.
02_ Dandruff Causes!
So, let’s kind of go through the list starting with seborrheic dermatitis, and dermatitis is inflammation of the skin, and seborrheic has to do with producing sebum which is the oil in the skin.
So, that gives us a clue because there’s also another thing about this condition there’s higher levels of a
very certain type of fungus that lives on one thing, and that is lipids, which are fats which is the oil in the sebaceous glands, so this very specific fungus eats that whale 99 of all the microbes in and on your body are bacteria but you got one percent that is combination of yeast fungus and other microorganisms while this microbe is a fungus, so it does not die with antibiotics and as you know another type of yeast or fungus is called Candida and you can get a big flare-up with candida an unfriendly type of candida when you
take antibiotics. Now the issue with this fungus with dandruff is that it creates inflammation and with that inflammation comes flaky skin, but you always see an associated increase of oil being produced by your sebaceous glands when you have this condition which provides the extra food to keep it thriving.
It’s also common in teenagers and then per a lot of people who kind of goes away but then it comes back after you reach 50 years old. There’s also a higher incidence of dandruff in women who have PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome).
There’s also a high associate having dandruff and insulin resistance, there’s even a cream that they use which is basically metformin cream.
Now, metformin is all about treating insulin resistance and diabetes which is interesting and apparently this cream also helps acne psoriasis and even rosacea.
If metformin worked for this, I’m wondering if berberine would work as well because berberine has similar effects but without the side effects, and of course when I search that yes! There is a berberine cream that does help with dandruff because they say it’s anti-fungal.
So! What is the common thread with all these issues?!! The answer is insulin resistance. When you have insulin resistance you have high levels of insulin high levels of insulin increase androgens and that’s what’s behind polycystic ovarian syndrome that’s behind extra production of sebum the oil and the sebaceous gland which provides food for this fungus which then causes this dandruff and it just so happens that we get a spike of this sebum when we’re two years old.
Also when we’re teenagers and women may have higher levels of androgen after menopause because they get this drop in estrogen and progesterone, but the androgens don’t drop nearly as much so we have this ratio giving them more androgens than these other hormones which could explain the fact of a spike of dandruff.
If we look at metabolic syndrome and what’s really behind metabolic syndrome which is a combination of high blood pressure high glucose and high triglycerides and cholesterol you have as an underlying
cause insulin resistance.
02_ How To Get Rid Of Dandruff!
The way to get rid of insulin resistance is simply going on the ketogenic diet as well as doing intermittent fasting and it just so happens that there’s quite a few people that I’ve observed that had dandruff that went on keto and intermittent fasting and they did no remedies to their scalp at all that they got rid of this dandruff.
03_ Learn More About Natural Remedies For Dandruff!
If you have dandruff and you have not gotten on the ketogenic plan and you’re not doing intermittent fasting, you should really read my article that deals exactly with what this involves. Check it out!