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Saturday, 20 July 2019

Woman Asks Elizabeth Warren For ‘Honesty’ About Her Native American Ancestry Claims

It looks like far-left 2020 hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will not be coasting through the primary without being challenged for her previous false claim to Native American ancestry.
According to Fox News, a woman at a town hall event in New Hampshire on Thursday dared to ask the Senator about her "honesty" regarding her ethnicity.
"How do you overcome the bridge with voters like me who like you, who like your plans, who like what you have to say but I have concerns about your honesty?" the woman, Elizabeth Radecic, asked Warren.
Being a mother of two black children, the woman went on to tell Warren that she developed a better appreciation for affirmative action programs and that the senator had disrespected such programs by claiming Native American ancestry to score a job at Harvard. In response, Warren said that she only identified as a Native American because of stories her family told her.
"Even so, I shouldn't have done it," she said. "I am not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe and I've apologized for any confusion over tribal sovereignty, tribal citizenship, and any harm caused by that." 
If that is so, then Warren would have to explain the fact that she released a DNA test showing she is somewhere between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Native American in her ancestry. At the time, Warren seemed to hope that releasing the DNA test would silence President Trump from using it as an attack against her if she were to win the 2020 nomination; to her grave misfortune, it backfired immensely. Even the Cherokee nation, from whom Warren claimed descendancy, publicly called her out on it.
"A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship," said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, Jr. in a statement last October. "Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person's ancestors were indigenous to North or South America. Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation." 
"Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong," Hoskin continued. "It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is prove[n]. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage."
Warren apologized to the Cherokee nation for releasing the DNA test almost immediately. None of that stopped writer and activist Rebecca Nagle, who describes herself as a "Cherokee Nation citizen and a proud Two Spirit woman," from blasting Warren at the time for promoting "harmful myths about Native identity."
"The DNA test proving @elizabethforma is Native isn’t even based on genetic samples from Native Americans," Nagle said. "It’s based on theories of migration most Native ppl reject. As Cherokee ppl our creation story starts with how the hills in our homelands were created."

Key Witness In Mueller Investigation Indicted On Sex Trafficking, Child Porn Charges

A key witness in former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has been indicted on child pornography and sex trafficking charges, according to a three-count indictment unsealed on Friday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
George Nader, 60, is "a wealthy Lebanese-American businessman and Middle East expert," Politico reported, adding that Nader was indicted "on charges of importing child pornography and traveling with a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity."
The Hill reported that Nader was a key witness in Mueller's investigation and sat "for multiple interviews, including one that was conducted under a 'proffer agreement' — a potential signal that he believed he could be charged with crimes and spoke to prosecutors on the condition his statements wouldn’t be used against him."
Nader was arrested in January 2018 when he arrived in the U.S. from Dubai. When federal law enforcement officials searched three iPhones that they obtained with a search warrant, they allegedly found child porn. 
Politico added that "prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Nader over the images in April 2018 but kept the charges under seal and never told his attorneys about them even as he continued to cooperate with Mueller’s probe," lawyers said. 
Nader served six months in prison in 1991 when he was convicted on a child pornography charge in Virginia.
CNBC reported that "Nader faced a similar charge in Washington, D.C., in 1985, but that case was dismissed as a result of an invalid search warrant."
In March 2018, the Associated Press reported that "Nader was convicted by Prague’s Municipal Court of 10 cases of sexually abusing minors and sentenced to a one-year prison term in May 2003."
Court spokeswoman Marketa Puci told the Associated Press that the crimes reportedly happened between 1999 and 2002 and that he was convicted of "moral corruption of minors, sexual abuse and impairing morals."

Crenshaw Calls Out NY Times For Its America-Hating Ways

America is the greatest nation on earth.
Such a statement wasn’t controversial that many years ago.
But these are different days. The left has abandoned a fundamental premise that America’s greatness can bring us together. Instead, in an effort to insult and degrade any words that could be associated with Donald Trump, the president’s detractors now proudly wear the badge of deniers of American greatness.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated last year that America was “never that great.”
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg claimed that America “was never as great as advertised.”
Eric Holder, former President Barack Obama’s Attorney General, questioned the notion of American greatness when he rhetorically asked, “Exactly when did you think America was great?”
“It takes us back to what I think, an American past that never in fact really existed. This notion of greatness,” Holder continued.
Obama-era AG Eric Holder blasts America: "Exactly when did you think America was great?"

"It takes us back to what I think, an American past that never in fact really existed. This notion of greatness"
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And right before the 4th of July, The New York Times ran a piece entitled “Please Stop Telling Me America is Great.”
So it is that on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, a day to reflect on American ingenuity, creativity and courage, The New York Times tweeted an article with the caption, “America may have put the first man on the moon, but the Soviet Union sent the first woman, the first Asian man, and the first black man into orbit — all years before the U.S. would follow suit.”
It’s almost as if the left and its favorite rag, The New York Times, doesn’t want people to celebrate the greatness and goodness of America.
I know your kid isn’t perfect, but I don’t show up at his birthday party and talk about how he pulled little Suzie’s hair. That would make me a jerk and deserving of a punch in the mouth.
Yet that’s exactly what patriots across the country are feeling when they see America insulted, maligned, undercut, “fundamentally transformed,” shamed and apologized for.
Few understand the greatness of America better than Rep. Dan Crenshaw.
The Texas lawmaker took notice of The Times’ tweet and responded perfectly.
“Why is it that every time something has the potential to bring us together — in this case the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 — leftists media outlets do their best to undermine the notion that Americans should be proud of their country?” Crenshaw asked.
This is leadership at its core. Crenshaw acknowledged the Apollo anniversary is a time, an event, that can bring us together. But the Gray Lady takes the opportunity to throw a shadow on an epic win for our nation.
If you think Crenshaw’s message was well-received by America-loving patriots, you would be right. In barely over an hour, his tweet had been liked nearly 10,000 times.

When the left’s strategy to get attention is to downplay the greatness of the country, one has to wonder what their hopes are for our future.

New Epstein Documents Reportedly Name ‘Staggering’ Number of Elites

Wall Street financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has shaken America’s elitist class to the core: they don’t want to be remotely close to the nuclear explosion of names and dates that will inevitably be released.
According to Vanity Fair, the U.S. Court of Appeals is set to release nearly 2,000 documents related to Epstein, which may uncover rampant sexual abuse by the disgraced financier and his many associates.
The judges stated that “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders” may be on the incriminating documents.
David Boies, a lawyer for Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Guiffre, said, “Nobody who was around Epstein a lot is going to have an easy time now. It’s all going to come out.”
Another individual involved in the litigation against Epstein, who opted to remain anonymous, told Vanity Fair, “It’s going to be staggering, the amount of names. It’s going to be contagion numbers.”
Even after Epstein became a registered sex offender in 2008, he still remained popular among his colleagues and friends.
Vanity Fair reported that Epstein was a guest at an event that honored Massachusetts Institute of Technology neuroscientist Ed Boyden, which was hosted by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg were also present.
While some report that Musk introduced Epstein to Zuckerberg, the Tesla founder denies that ever happened.
“I don’t recall introducing Epstein to anyone, as I don’t know the guy well enough to do so, Epstein is obviously a creep and Zuckerberg is not a friend of mine,” Musk wrote in an email to Vanity Fair.
“Several years ago, I was at his house in Manhattan for about 30 minutes in the middle of the afternoon with Talulah [Riley], as she was curious about meeting this strange person for a novel she was writing. We did not see anything inappropriate at all, apart from weird art. He tried repeatedly to get me to visit his island. I declined,” Musk continued.
The island Musk referred to is called Little Saint James, Epstein’s private residence in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where countless elites escaped from the public view.
It has been dubbed the “Island of Sin.”
According to the New York Post, Steve Scully — Epstein’s IT guy who set up a communications network on the island in the early 2000s — said he was forced to quit after concerns about dozens of nude, underage girls present on the island.
Scully also noted that there were “photos of topless women everywhere,” adding that he saw them in Epstein’s office, on his desk, and in his bedroom.
The Bible says that “your sin will find you out.” And Epstein’s sin has been finding him out for decades.
If Epstein genuinely believed he could get away with sexual abuse of minors for years, he’s got another thing coming.

Watch: Awkward ‘Squad’ Interview Shows Tlaib Treating Other 3 Like Children

The talk of the town in recent weeks has been the unbelievable amount of infighting among Democrats, between progressive and moderate factions.
According to Washington Examiner, a new interview between CBS anchor Gayle King and members of “the squad” highlights a potentially serious dysfunction from those on the more radical edge of the party, as Rep. Rashida Tlaib constantly interrupted and spoke over her closest political allies.
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley were treated like children throughout the interview. At one point in the interview, King and Tlaib went back and forth about the other interviewees as if they weren’t even present.
The display was embarrassing and was made even worse given that Tlaib is the only one in the group who happens to not possess the most pleasant speaking voice in politics.
You can watch the cringe-worthy interview in the video below.
Tlaib’s initial interruption came after King asked Pressley, “What message does it send … that very few Republicans have spoken out to condemn the president’s words?”
Before the Massachusetts representative could give her thoughts, Tlaib jumped in and blurted out, “The normalization of it! The fact that it’s against our core American values. … Choosing [President Trump] over Americans–“
However, King clearly wasn’t pleased with the interruption. She directed the question back to her intended recipient and asked, “Ayanna, what message does it send?”

Later in the interview, King specifically asked Omar what her progressive crew meant when they said that President Donald Trump’s Twitter comments were a “distraction” to the nation.
That’s when the second interruption occurred.
As Omar began to respond, Tlaib interjected, “I’ll tell you what we bring.” And despite the Minnesota representative continuing to speak to King, Tlaib loudly said, “We’re an extension of a movement in our country that wants ‘Medicare for all’…”
“Right,” Omar said in defeat as Tlaib continued her diatribe.
Minutes later, King and Tlaib argued over if Ocasio-Cortez would have a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — despite Ocasio-Cortez being merely two feet away during their conversation.
Initially, the New York lawmaker said her staff and Pelosi’s staff have been in contact. However, King pushed the issue even further, “But shouldn’t it be a face-to-face with you and the speaker, as opposed to your people and her people. Shouldn’t it be a face-to-face?”
“But we are new members of Congress,” Tlaib interjected, adding that she is “very protective” of Ocasio-Cortez.
“[S]he does not need protecting,” King responded. “This woman knows how to handle herself … [W]ith all due respect, she doesn’t need protection.”
“She’s the new member, not the speaker,” Tlaib said, despite the fact that Ocasio-Cortez seems to have as much clout as Pelosi does in the public eye, if not more given her growing celebrity status.
Finally, King got around to asking Pressley if she was offended when Pelosi shot down “the squad” for having just four members.
But to nobody’s surprise, Tlaib interjected once more, saying, “I’ll tell you what I’m more offended about–”
The CBS anchor seemed to be done with the constant interruptions and called Tlaib out on her tendency to speak out of turn. “I’m going to get to you in a second. I can see you’re very chatty,” she responded.
While all four lawmakers in the far-left squad appear to be united in their aggression against Trump, when they’re all in the same room, Tlaib seems to be the alpha of the pack.
And if you’re not an alpha, you’re a beta and that’s what Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley all looked like in the very awkward 30-minute interview.

Kavanaugh Book Rocks Charts, But You Wouldn’t Know It by Watching Mainstream Media

If you were watching mainstream media over the last month, you’re probably under the impression that the top-selling nonfiction book that wades into the political and social spheres would have been E. Jean Carroll’s “What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal.”
That, of course, is the book where she accuses Donald Trump of having sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s.
Well, according to Amazon, on Friday morning, that volume sat at 21,346 among paid bestsellers. Meanwhile, “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court” by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino was No. 93 at the same time. It was a No. 1 hit on Amazon even before its July 9 release date and, as of Friday morning, was at No. 3 on The New York Times non-fiction bestseller list.
And yet, almost nobody is covering the book about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the attendant controversies around his confirmation to the high court.
“Despite breakout success and its thorough coverage of the Kavanaugh confirmation, CNN, MSNBC, AP, Washington Post, NYT and CBS have all turned a blind eye to the book,” The Daily Caller reported Thursday.
“The New York Times’ first mention of our exhaustively reported and heavily researched book about the most important thing that happened to the country last year was when they had to place us on their best seller list,” Hemingway told the outlet.
“It is a sad reminder that many in the media are not interested in journalism but progressive advocacy.”
The problem, in case you hadn’t guessed, stems from the fact that Hemingway is best known as a contributor to The Federalist, a conservative publication, and Severino is with the conservative Judicial Crisis Network.
The book’s revelations are also uncomfortable for certain corners of the media. For instance, classmates described Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford as a heavy drinker during her high school years, accounts that seem at odds with her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Female classmates and friends at area schools recalled a heavy drinker who was much more aggressive with boys than they were,” Hemingway and Severino wrote in the book.
“‘If she only had one beer’ on the night of the alleged assault, a high school friend said, ‘then it must have been early in the evening.’ Her contemporaries all reported the same nickname for Ford, a riff on her maiden name and a sexual act.”
“They also debated whether her behavior in high school could be attributed to the trauma of a sexual assault,” the authors noted. “If it could, one of them said, then the assault must have happened in seventh grade.”
The book also revealed that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom Kavanaugh replaced, had been consulted about possible Supreme Court nominations by the Trump campaign back in 2016.
“The team talked to judges for whom candidates had clerked and to those who had clerked with them. [Don] McGahn was particularly interested in what candidates had been like in their mid-twenties, the stage of life when he believed most people’s views solidified,” they wrote.
“Justice Kennedy was eager to help, offering the names of at least six former clerks who were in his ‘top five.’ Kavanaugh was one of them.
“While Kennedy called his other clerks good or excellent, he tended to describe Kavanaugh as brilliant.”
In an interview with RealClearPolitics, Hemingway described how the authors discovered, during the research for the book, that “the White House actually was prepared” for a late-game attack on Kavanaugh, and “that was reflected from the way they handled the process going well back.”
“They actually had heard rumors from some more liberal political activists — or judicial activists — here in town that there might be a roll-out of a strategy of some kind,” Hemingway told the outlet. “They didn’t have the particulars, but they weren’t totally surprised. So when it comes out at the last minute, people who know their Supreme Court nomination history, or who are kind of aware of politics, they weren’t that surprised. We didn’t know what it would be, but we knew it would be something.
“That’s one thing — nobody realized how absolutely intense and excruciating the next few weeks would be. And that was more because it just seemed like up was down and reality was turned on its head,” Hemingway continued.
“You had facts, you had things that seemed like there’s nothing here to support these allegations, but the media would present it as if there was a ton of stuff to support it. And you would have exculpatory evidence, and they would ignore it.”
Perhaps you can guess why the book has been blacklisted by the media.
“We are thrilled that the book is not just a bestseller, but already making an impact,” Severino told The Daily Caller. “There is still a real hunger out there to understand what happened during the national circus that was the Kavanaugh confirmation and how to prevent it in the future.”
Before I say this, let me assure you I’m not getting paid to advertise this book. But from extensive excerpts, it’s clear that “Justice on Trial” is a thorough account of how the Kavanaugh hearings devolved into a Kafkaesque nightmare — and how the media played a role in that process.
I suppose it’s little wonder that the media doesn’t want to acknowledge their role in this whole mess, even as the book has become the surprise hit of the summer.
Enjoy another round of E. Jean Carroll interviews, then, as her book slips through the 50,000s on the Amazon rankings. You can rest assured that what America is actually reading right now is going to go unreported in the media.

30 Best and Worst Foods for Healthy Hair

There are some major factors that influence your hair—genetics, age, hormones, nutrient deficiencies, and more. But what you eat is one of the few things you can do to control your hair’s appearance. After all, if you are predisposed to thin, so-so hair, you wouldn’t want to make it worse by consuming the wrong foods, would you? And even if you belong in a hair commercial, you’d like to protect that look, right? That’s where picking the right healthy foods for hair growth comes in.
Before you spend yet another year shelling out loads of cash on professional treatments or products to get the glossy locks you want, consider this. Although the thickness and strength of your hair is largely hereditary, the foods you eat (or don’t get enough of) can affect the status of your hair just as much as that fancy conditioning treatment can.
By eating nutrient-rich foods that are scientifically proven to help your hair—and avoiding those that only do harm—you can influence your hair’s thickness, its growth or shedding, how shiny it is, and even its likelihood of greying. Compare the list below with what you usually have in your pantry, and use it to inform your next grocery shopping trip.

THE BEST FOODS FOR HEALTHY HAIR

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Almond Butter

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Almond butter contains a wide variety of nutrients—including protein, healthy fats, and certain vitamins—that have all been linked to hair health. It’s the vitamin E content in the nuts that researchers say is particularly good for keeping your locks thick and lustrous. One small eight-month trial published in the journal Tropical Life Sciences Research found participants who supplemented daily with 100 milligrams of vitamin E saw an increase in hair growth by as much as 34 percent.
Just a tablespoon of almond butter provides nearly 3.87 milligrams of Vitamin E. The recommended daily Vitamin E allowance is 15 milligrams, so almond butter will put you well on your way, especially if you eat more than one tablespoon.
Don’t like almond butter? Regular almonds will help, too. According to the NIH, almonds are one of the best dietary sources of vitamin E. An ounce of dry roasted almonds provides one-third of your DV for fat-soluble vitamin E.
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Tangerines

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The benefits of tangerines affect your hair in a big way. Their vitamin C content makes it easier for your body to absorb iron, which is found in foods like red meat and spinach. Iron deficiency has been linked to hair loss, according to a study published in the Journal of Korean Medical Science, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough of it. And vitamin C foods will only help your body absorb that iron even more.
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Salmon

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Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have a number of health benefits.
“Omega-3’s are anti-inflammatory. They can help if you have inflammation that’s causing hair shedding,” dermatologist Dr. Carolyn Jacob told EatThis.com when speaking about the best foods to prevent hair loss. Some other great sources of omega-3s include walnuts, chia seeds, and flax seeds.
In addition to helping you stay fit and disease-free, omega-3’s enable you to grow hair and keep it shiny and full. According to nutritionist Dr. Joseph Debé, CD, CDN, both male-pattern balding and female hair loss is often associated with insulin resistance. Salmon is one food that helps the body process insulin more efficiently.
Plus, salmon and other fatty fish are teeming with follicle-stimulating vitamin D. Per a study printed in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, vitamin D may also help stimulate hair follicles that have become dormant. In other words, there’s evidence to suggest the nutrient may help prevent thinning hair and even bald spots.
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Spinach

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Spinach contains a variety of nutrients and minerals that can benefit your hair, as well as your overall health.
“It’s important to make sure you don’t have a lack of something in your diet that could be leading to hair loss,” Jacob told EatThis.com. “We check protein levels, iron, iron storage, vitamin D and a number of other labs to make sure you don’t have deficiencies.”
In addition to having a high iron and magnesium content, spinach can help your hair produce sebum, too.
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Eggs

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Eggs are packed with 10 mcg of a B vitamin called biotin, which may help hair grow and strengthen nails. Other good sources of biotin include almonds, avocados, and salmon.
Plus, eggs are a great source of vitamin D (11 percent of your DV per egg) to help your hair grow strong and shiny. According to a study that was published in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, the sunshine vitamin can help create new hair follicles: little pores where new hair can grow. This, in turn, may improve the thickness of your hair or reduce the amount of hair you lose as you age.
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Greek Yogurt

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Ever notice what sits atop nearly every ancient Greek statue? A mop of thick, full, wavy hair. An artistic choice? Perhaps. But maybe it’s due to the thick, protein-rich yogurt that Greeks and other cultures have been eating for hundreds of years. Greek yogurt contains vitamin B5 (known as pantothenic acid), and B vitamins can help you maintain healthy skin and hair.
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Oatmeal

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Oats are rich in iron, fiber, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which stimulate hair growth, making it thick and healthy. 
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Guava

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Guavas, like tangerines, are high in vitamin C. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, a vitamin C supplement was found to promote “significant hair growth in women with temporary hair thinning.” Although we often think of oranges as the best source of vitamin C, one guava packs four to five times as much.
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Lentils

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Lentils are rich in folic acid, which can help your body make red blood cells. Those red blood cells bring oxygen to your organs, including your skin and scalp.
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Oysters

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If you find your hair thinning or falling out completely, it could be because you’re not getting enough zinc in your diet. Thankfully, research has shown that hair loss related to zinc deficiency can be reversed simply by eating more of the all-important nutrient. According to a review in the journal Dermatology Research and Practice, 5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight was sufficient to induce hair growth in patients with alopecia. One way to boost your zinc intake is to load up on oysters. Just six of the shelled seafood will give you 30 milligrams of zinc, which is double the DV of the nutrient! Some other foods high in zinc include meat and beans.
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Liver

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As we mentioned, iron deficiency can lead to hair loss, most notably in women. Iron is plentiful in our ol’ friend spinach (and other dark leafy greens), soybeans, lentils, fortified grains, and pasta. Liver may sound much less appetizing, but if you like pâté, your hair will benefit. Organ meats like liver have iron in abundance.
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Blueberries

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Oxidative stress has been linked to hair loss and unhealthy scalps per an International Journal of Cosmetic Science review, so to keep your scalp and hair happy it’s important to load up on antioxidants, which counteract oxidative stress. And blueberries are rich in antioxidants, including vitamin B and proanthocyanidins.
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Barley

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Like almond butter, barley is rich in vitamin E. It can help with hair growth, so eating foods high in this nutrient is always a good idea if you’re looking to add more foods for hair growth to your diet.
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Walnuts

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According to a review published in a journal called Dermatology Practical & Conceptual, deficiency of the polyunsaturated essential fatty acids linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid) and alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) can cause hair changes including loss of scalp hair and eyebrows, as well as lightening of hair. To prevent any of that from happening to you or your hair, eat foods packed with linolenic and alpha-linolenic acids, such as walnuts.
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Carrots

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When converted to vitamin A, beta-carotene protects against dry, dull hair and stimulates the glands in your scalp to make an oily fluid called sebum. So where do you find this elixir of the locks? Orange-colored fruits and vegetables are your best bet: Sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and mangoes.
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Halibut

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Halibut is high in magnesium, which helps the body maintain healthy insulin levels. And diabetes has been linked to hair loss, so keeping your insulin levels regulated is important for a number of reasons. Yes, halibut is one of the best foods for hair growth, but it has plenty of other health benefits, too.
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Shiitake Mushrooms

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Copper is essential for keratin fiber strength, according to a Dermatologic Clinics report. The trace mineral may also help hair maintain its natural color and prevent graying, according to a 2012 Biological Trace Element Research study. A cup of cooked shiitake mushrooms contains 1,299 micrograms of the mineral, which is 145 percent of your RDA. Seaweed and sesame seeds are also great sources.
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Chickpeas

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Chickpeas are high in folate, which helps your body’s red blood cells function, as we mentioned with lentils.
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Spirulina

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Spirulina is high in protein and magnesium, as well as copper. “Spirulina” is nicer-sounding than “pond scum,” but that essentially is what it is: a type of blue-green algae that grows naturally in oceans and salty lakes in subtropical climates.
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Marmite

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Marmite is a spread made from yeast extract, and it’s high in folic acid. Marmite contains 100 micrograms of folic acid per serving, a quarter of the 400 micrograms of folic acid the CDC recommends women get each day.
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Peanut Butter

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Like almond butter, peanut butter is rich in vitamin E. If you love adding nut butters to your diet, it could help your hair, too.
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Fortified Whole Grain Breakfast Cereals

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Check your cereal’s label, but most servings will provide 100 percent of your DV of iron. As mentioned, an iron deficiency could lead to thinning hair.
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Kiwi

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Kiwi is rich in vitamin C. It can help your body absorb iron and could promote hair growth on its own, as mentioned. So dig into your favorite citrus fruits, like this one.
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Clams

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Clams and linguine anyone? The vitamin B12 in clams has been found to promote hair growth, reduce hair loss, and slow down the graying process, according to a review in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. Just a three-ounce serving of clams contains 1,402 percent of your daily value of vitamin B12, according to the NIH.
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Red Peppers

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These veggies pack a punch in the vitamin C department, which means they’ll help your mane stay long and strong. Just half a cup of red peppers contains more than the entire DV of vitamin C, an antioxidant that is necessary for the growth and development of hair and beyond. Because the body can’t produce the vitamin on its own, eating foods packed full of the nutrient is the number one way to get your fix and strengthen your hair. What’s more? When the red pepper’s vitamin C syncs up with the dietary iron from something like spinach, the result is that your body can absorb the iron much more easily, which will make your mane even tougher.
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Black Beans

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Lysine is an essential amino acid that may play a role in iron and zinc uptake, so, given what we’ve already told you about hair and those key nutrients, it’s not surprising that lysine has been shown to encourage the growth and development of healthy hair. In fact, a 2002 study printed in the journal Clinical and Experimental Dermatology showed that the addition of lysine to iron supplementation significantly helped some women with chronic thinning hair and hair loss who failed to respond to iron supplementation alone. Black beans, which are packed with protein, are also loaded with lysine. A half-cup serving of the legumes contains an impressive 523 milligrams of the essential amino acid.

THE WORST FOODS FOR HAIR GROWTH

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Swordfish

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High levels of mercury may be linked to hair loss, and swordfish is higher in mercury than some other seafood options. The overarching rule (but there are exceptions) is that the bigger the fish is in nature, the higher levels of mercury it has in it. Steer clear of fish like swordfish, mackerel, and even some tuna.
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Sugar

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It’s officially the year of “stop the sugar!” and your wannabe-luscious locks are yet another reason why sugar hurts your health. It’s really pretty basic: Protein is super important for your hair, and sugar hinders the absorption of it. Steer clear of added sugar and surprising foods that have sugar.
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Starchy White Foods

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This one goes hand in hand with sugar, since white bread, cakes, pastries, white pasta, and other refined, over-processed starches are converted into sugar, which causes your hair to thin. So step away from the croissant, and stick with whole wheat whenever possible.
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Alcohol

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Alcohol slows the levels of zinc in your body, and zinc is a necessary mineral for healthy hair and growth. Alcohol also dehydrates you, which can make your hair more brittle. So if you do decide to ease up on the booze, your skin and hair will thank you.