How to Treat Thinning Hair, Brittle Nails and Other Beauty Disasters

15 natural, easy ways to get gorgeous, shiny hair and strong, beautiful nails (16 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Aug 28, 2012 at 1:19PM

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How to Treat Thinning Hair, Brittle Nails and Other Beauty Disasters

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Are You Struggling With Alopecia?

Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that flares when the immune system gets confused and starts attacking hair follicles. The cause of the condition is still a mystery -- but the result is tough-to-cover bald spots that can be even tougher to cure.

Rx: Manganese

If you’ve been diagnosed with this frustrating condition, consider trying a manganese supplement. European studies suggest that almost 100 percent of people with alopecia are deficient in this mineral -- and taking supplements helped some of their bald spots fill in within just four months! The study-proven dose: 10 milligrams daily. Reputable brands include Natrol, Bluebonnet and Twinlab.

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