The Seminole Indians, who are native to Florida , never go bald!
How is it that an entire group of people have a luscious head of hair?
It’s an incredible fact which led me to do some digging, and what i found is utterly fascinating.
There are currently two arguments to explain this remarkable pattern.
The tendency to lose hair, especially in men, is usually inherited.
It can be inherited either from the father’s side or the mother’s side. And usually starts in men in their 40s onward.
But the extremely low rate of hair loss in the Seminole Indians cannot be explained by genetics alone.
Genetics cannot be that consistent!
What we eat and how we live does play a role in hair loss – this is a widely accepted fact.
And this is where we home-in on the Seminole Indian’s secret weapon. A small plant called the Serenoa Repens which is abundant across Florida and the south east of the united states.
Let me explain.
The Serenoa Repens
Early European settlers in the Florida area noticed the Seminole Indians used a plant called Serenoa Repens for treating various infections and as part of their diet.
Hundreds of years later,this tiny plant has been shown to inhibit the main enzyme which causes the miniaturisation of hair follicles; 5-alpha reductase.
Dr Ryan Shelton, clinical director of the Zenith Laboratory, has written extensively on this plant’s properties. In his presentation, Dr Shelton lists over a dozen research papers which show this plant’s effectiveness in combating hair loss.
In fact, Dr Shelton is so convinced by Serenoa Repens; he has been selling his own hair loss called Revital X based on this very plant!
You can see the full presentation and product here:
(Yes, the presentation is a little too dramatic for my liking but it contains some terrific insights and scientific facts)
There is no doubt there’s a genetic element as to why the seminole Indians never lose their hair – But it is not the whole story.
Having seen the evidence in Dr Shelton’s presentation, We have to accept that the Serenoa Repens does help with hair loss.
Although we still need more evidence, the available evidence is substantial.
The fascinating question is,
what kind of results can non-native Indians get by using this plant?