Common treatments for dandruff
Let’s talk about dandruff, so you can completely get rid of it once and for all. The problem with dandruff is that it kind of goes in and out of remission for years, and of course, common treatments for dandruff include shampoos, topical creams, and, you know, zinc, selenium, and coal tar, but there are some slight minor side effects like hair loss, hair thinning, graying, and rashes. So to get rid of a health problem, you have to really understand it and the pieces connected to it.
So let’s talk about the causes of dandruff. go through the list. seborrheic dermatitis 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: 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 have one percent that is a combination of yeast, fungus, and other microbes. 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 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 in 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, according to a lot of people, it kind of goes away but then comes back after you reach 50 years old. There’s also a higher incidence of dandruff in women who have PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome. There’s also a strong association between dandruff and insulin resistance. There’s even a cream that they use, which is basically metformin cream. Metformin is all about treating insulin resistance and diabetes, which is interesting, and apparently this cream also helps with things like acne, psoriasis, and even rosacea. If metformin worked for this, I was wondering if berberine would work as well because berberine has similar effects but without the side effects. Of course, when I searched, 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. Okay, 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 and 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 spike in dandruff.
Now if we look at metabolic syndrome and what’s really behind it, which is a combination of high blood pressure, high glucose, and high triglycerides and cholesterol, you have as an underlying cause insulin resistance.
how to get rid of dandruff.
So all of this information on how to get rid of dandruff is really good because the way to get rid of insulin resistance is simply by going on the ketogenic diet as well as intermittent fasting, and it just so happens that there are quite a few people that I’ve observed who had dandruff who went on the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting and did no remedies to their scalp at all to get rid of this dandruff.