Superfoods to combat hair loss: an interview with founder Lars Skjoth

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Superfoods to combat hair loss: an interview with founder Lars Skjoth

Founder and head of scientific research Lars Skjoth was inspired from early on to understand the connection between the foods we eat and our hair health.

How have you learned about the link between daily nutrition and hair health?

“I’ve learned a lot by doing. It’s one thing to learn academically, but it’s another to apply it to real people’s challenges.” Sixty hours a week seeing clients one on one has offered him the expert knowledge to treat hair loss—even helping clients help themselves. “It’s incredible how much information and feedback you receive by listening, and how much that can inspire you to seek answers.”

So is there really such thing as superfoods?

Absolutely. There are foods naturally rich in all types of nutrients that may help prevent disease. Many of these nutrients are also important to hair health. Some of these include:

  • Protein
  • Vitamin C
  • Biotin
  • B vitamins
  • Zinc
  • Niacin
  • Iron

In most cases, supplements alone will not reverse hair health, and a supplement is only effective if we are deficient in the particular nutrient.

What can Americans learn from Danish cuisine?

Harklinikken was founded in Copenhagen, and we take quite a different approach to food there. Danish cuisine is naturally rich in many of these so-called superfoods:

  • Salmon from the north sea
  • Crunchy green vegetables like kale, carrots, cauliflower and beet root, all growing in nutrient-rich fat soil
  • Seaweed
  • Yogurt made from fermented milk

Try something new—you may surprise yourself. If you’re able to work superfoods into your diet, it can be a simple way to help ensure you’re receiving the nutrients needed to maintain hair health.