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Guide to Curing Dandruff

How to Get Rid of Dandruff Naturally Through Diet


Are you on a quest for time-tested tips on how to prevent and get rid of dandruff naturally? From reducing your sugar consumption to eating more garlic, natural remedies for dandruff are a dime a dozen.

Dandruff is an itchy and often persistent skin disorder in which the scalp produces and sheds new cells at an abnormally fast rate, which results in white flakes (old skin cells) falling from the scalp. Dandruff can be annoying and embarrassing, but it is rarely dangerous. It has been estimated that more than half of the population of the United States will experience dandruff at some point in their lives. Dandruff can occur at any age, but it is most common in teenagers and adults.

The precise cause of dandruff is not known, but there several theories suggesting possible causes for dandruff. Some experts believe that dandruff is caused by overgrowth of a tiny fungus called Pityrosporum ovale (P. ovale), which lives on our bodies and scalp. Others believe that overgrowth of the Candida yeast is the culprit. It has also been suggested that dandruff could be the body's way of eliminating excess proteins and fats that are not absorbed. Furthermore, deficiencies in certain nutrients as well as other dietary factors have been associated with dandruff.

The purpose of this online guide is to provide tips and information on how to get rid of dandruff naturally through dietary modification. To learn all about the nutritional approach to preventing and curing dandruff, visit the diet, food and recipe sections of this guide: