WHAT CAUSES HAIR LOSS AND WHY
Hair loss (alopecia) can affect just your scalp, or just a portion of it or your entire body. It can be the result of heredity/genes, certain medications, low thyroid and/or adrenals, low iron, teeth abscesses in teeth that have root canals in them, sex hormone (Testosterone/DHEA/Estradiol/Progesterone) dysfunction, high fevers or another underlying inflammatory medical condition such as GUT inflammation all of which inflame and depress the function of the hair follicles. Read more below…
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The most common causes of hair loss include hormonal factors – low adrenal gland function and depletion from stress, not enough sleep/rest,( see symptoms of Low Adrenals in the Critical Info section of the website) low thyroid function (which is epidemic in today’s world for many reasons-see symptoms of low thyroid on the website Critical Info section).
The NUMBER ONE cause of hair loss in women is low iron which can occur at ANY age and the iron is generally lost in the gut from gut inflammation or can occur from blood loss from heavy periods (normally caused by low thyroid and low progesterone secondarily) or should always be checked as could be caused from bleeding hemorrhoids which you would notice and/or colon cancer.
FIRST, have your Serum iron and Ferritin blood tests and thyroid ( blood tests to obtain are TSH, FREE T3 and FREE T4 and REVERSE T3 and thyroid antibodies in order to completely evaluate the thyroid and without all these tests the thyroid function CANNOT be assessed) and adrenals tested (blood tests are Cortisol and FASTING Blood sugar and Hemoglobin A1C).
Before treating the thyroid you always optimize adrenal and hypothalamic/pituitary function,( take Adrenal Life Force and HPA Axis on the website) and also blood test estradiol, progesterone, DHEAS, FREE Testosterone and Dihydrotestosterone blood levels in the body in men and women, and have your medical conditions and medications assessed by your health care practitioner for causing hair loss as for instance antidepressants can contribute to this and some blood pressure prescriptives.
MEN – the number one cause of hair loss is genetic but can be due to hormonal and low iron and thyroid and adrenals and in men and women often teeth abscesses in the teeth with root canals previously done and another reason why root canals should be avoided and you should take VERY good care of your teeth with what you eat and using tooth powder instead of ANY tooth product with glycerin in it (see tooth powder explanations on this on the website). •
The thyroid and adrenal glands primarily help regulate hormone levels in your body and are the gas for your entire body’s cells and these two are governed by the hypothalamus and pituitary glands and if all the glands are not performing properly, it may result in hair loss, as well as a negative impact on the immune system.
It is commonsense that if you are experiencing hair loss and even if you are not, for prevention to preserve healthy follicles, you want to be using NON-TOXIC and NON-INFLAMMATORY products (shampoos, conditioners, styling products, hair color-as much as possible) ON your scalp and body as not to further inflame already inflamed hair follicles.
It is better to not have hair extensions that put weight and tension on hair and follicles chronically as over time this DEFINITELY contributes to SIGNIFICANT hair loss as the weight on the follicles decreases the blood supply chronically and the hair follicles slowly die.
Sometimes with hair loss the stem cells in the follicles genetically or just begin to self-destruct and die in which case you need to have CO2/O2 injected into the scalp weekly or as often as you can if less than weekly to bring in new blood supply and rejuvenate/reinvigorate then you can microroll with a dermaroller and inject PRP (platelet rich plasmapheresis) with stem cells derived from liposuctioned fat should be injected and/or with growth factors to stimulate the stem cells such as A Cell Maristem.
Men – if hair loss is genetic then you need to have your DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE and FREE Testosterone and DHEA and ESTRADIOL and PROGESTERONE and HOMOCYSTEINE blood levels checked by your physician or from a lab you go to. You can get a prescription for Propecia which slows down the follicle and hair loss although read about the side effects although in my practice I rarely see them. IF you are on Propecia or your Estradiol is high, or your Progesterone is low then you should take ESTROGEN SUPPORT as makes the bad estrogen (ESTRONE) decrease and you take 2 pills per day anytime. IF you want more hair growth or preservation for men after Propecia then you get PRP with stem cells and growth factors and if this is not enough after 1 year then you go to the hair implant Physician. BUT you should be SURE that your thyroid and adrenals and Vit D and K and gut and entire body are in optimal condition otherwise everything you do works 50% at best never mind your immune system not being optimal which is KEY!
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STEP 1 ACTION PLAN for your hair follicle health
This is your step ONE in therapeutic treatment and will be increased as below if not progressively helping significantly over 3 months to regrow and reinvigorate/strengthen/rejuvenate hair and hair follicles. Remember it takes the body one month just to begin responding to giving it the supplementation and nutrients it needs and is missing – then to progressively see regrowth and thickness.
FIRST—Eat Right for your Blood Type and follow your chapter in the book Live Right for your Blood Type as much as possible.
Exercise healthily to increase blood flow to your follicles and increase lymphatic flow in the body to take out the garbage and increases your thyroid and adrenal and hypothalamus and pituitary function healthily to reinvigorate and stimulate the follicles and entire body.
Drink at least 1-1.5 liters of filtered water per day and eat lots of green vegetables right for your blood type. Avoid carbs and sweets as much as possible.
Step 1 – Supplements which are ESSENTIAL
VITAMIN D3/K2 pills OR SOLRAY D liquid, (EVERYONE), OMEGA GOLD, (if you have symptoms of low thyroid or joint pains or dry skin), ORTHO BIOTIC,(if you have gas that is frequent or bloating that you notice or constipation that is common or diarrhea or acid indigestion), IODIZYME (everyone), ADRENAL LIFE FORCE (if you have symptoms of low adrenals or poor sleep and much stress or are exhausted in the AM and/or afternoon), HPA AXIS, (if you have low energy and brainpower and low endurance and symptoms of low thyroid).
To KNOW if you need IRON then you MUST have bloodwork and have a SERUM IRON and FERRITIN and a Complete Blood Count blood tests which you can have done by your physician or you can go to most any lab and ask and pay to have it done. IF your serum iron is low at the low end of normal on the bloodwork results then I recommend to my patients to take Floradix which you can get online or in many stores and follow the dose on the bottle and take for 3 months and see a Physician to find out why you are losing iron-if you have heavy periods or hemorrhoids (generally caused by food allergies and put Organic Lavender Oil on them after bathing to help rid) and to check your stools to make sure you are not having blood in your bowel movements.
The #1 cause of iron loss is an inflamed gut from eating wrong for your blood type and foods you are sensitive and perhaps allergic to and then you generally have gas that is smelly, some bloating and either constipation and/or diarrhea or stools that are pebbles. It takes one month for you to notice your hair re-growing after beginning iron if it is the cause of your hair loss, and only 2 weeks for you to notice your hair stops falling out.
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VITAMIN D3 WITH K2 pills or SOLRAY D spray liquid – Vitamin D3 is an important nutrient that is essential to our health and helps create new hair follicles and enhance thyroid function and total body health. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to alopecia, the autoimmune condition that causes bald patches on the scalp and other areas of the body. Both men and women can experience alopecia and studies have found that women 18 to 45 years old who experienced alopecia or other types of hair loss had low levels of vitamin D.
In addition, Vitamin D3 boosts immunity, helps keep bones strong and skin healthy, stimulates cell growth, and WELL documented to help support the decreased risk of many types of cancer, thyroid and entire body’s cell health and beauty. Vitamin K2 is in with Vitamin D as we cannot eat to get enough K2 it has been found for the bones and immune and to help blood vessels stay clear and healthy and to help prevent varicose veins.
You can take either the pills or liquid Solray-D with K2 Liposome Spray.
Instructions: Take 1 pill=5000 IU or mg per day if 80- 120 pounds (54 kg). If over 120 lbs and active then take 1 pill every day 5 days per week and 2 pills 2 days per week. If 60-80 pounds take 1 pill every OTHER day and always consult with your doctor. Children usually take
500-2000 mg. per day. Ask your Pediatrician. If you have blood work drawn (at every age), ALWAYS get a Vitamin D3 blood level test and you want the blood level to be in the higher normal range for BEST results and protection.
SOLRAY D LIPOSOME SPRAY with Vitamins D & K —
Instructions: 1-10 or more sprays daily or as directed by your physician from bloodwork levels. Swish in mouth for 1 minute then swallow. 1 squirt=1000 mg or IU of Vitamin D3 with K2. Dose as in Vitamin D3 with K2 pill section.
OMEGA GOLD – The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, can influence your overall health and the health of your scalp and follicles and thyroid and adrenals and hypothalamus and pituitary and joints and skin all of which can, in turn, improve the health of your follicles thus hair. They help reduce scaling and dryness on the scalp and all over the skin as well.
In addition, Omega Gold helps reduce inflammation, a contributing factor of hair loss as well as helps decrease high lipids, moisturizes and is an essential supplement for anti-aging.
Instructions: 2-4 pills per day depending on the degree of your problems that you are experiencing and your age. Up to age 40 recommended for general well-being 1-2 pills per day (ideally 1 pill twice a day, and if thin you take 1 pill per day and bigger 1 pill twice a day) or 3-4 (ideally 2 twice a day AM and PM anytime if older than 45 years and if larger person with higher lipids in the blood ) if more significant challenges.
ORTHO BIOTIC – probiotics have been shown to enhance the overall health of your hair. Hair follicles that are subjected to malnutrition, inflammation, and environmental pollutants cannot sustain hair growth activity and, as a result, die off. Probiotics that are supplemented into the diet feature the unique ability to trigger a positive immune and metabolic reaction, enhancing the performance of both, and will dramatically improve your hair health. The shine of your hair is also directly linked to your diet and thyroid function meaning low thyroid and your hair is dry and dull. Studies show that probiotics have a positive effect on your blood pH levels, thereby also resulting in a healthy shine.
ORTHO BIOTIC contains HIGH dose probiotics( that do not need refrigerating) which are quite important and essential for complete intestinal health and help decrease fungal and unhealthy ratio of bad bacteria in the gut overgrowth.
Instructions: 1 pill twice a day for 6 months, then 1 pill per day. Can take 2 together daily as well and anytime of day.
IODIZYME – Supports thyroid thus the hair follicles and blood supply to them and the scalp and immune systems health and optimal functioning, helps detox the body and reduce fungus.
In addition, it helps to support and decrease the risk of breast, prostate cancers.
Important – NOT for Hyper-high thyroid function patients and not in thyroid cancers (unless low thyroid is being diagnosed and treated by and approved by your physician).
Instructions: Take 1 pill on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday any time of day. Anytime you have blood work drawn, ask for a Serum Iodine blood test, which should be high normal ideally, but do not take the Iodine the evening before or morning of the blood work draw.
ADRENAL LF (LIFE FORCE) – Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-related condition that results in symptoms like exhaustion, sleep disturbances- poor sleep and awakening with your brain whirring so you cannot go easily back to sleep, weakened immunity, inability to focus or think clearly and food cravings-either salt or sugar. The adrenal glands and HPA axis become depleted and dysregulated after a long period of emotional stress or chronic illness then the thyroid gland becomes secondarily depleted and thyroid depletion symptoms begin. Adrenal Life Force is a glandular and nutritional support for the adrenals and thyroid.
Instructions: Full instructions can be downloaded on the Adrenal LF (Life Force) product page.
BEFORE addressing what seems to be low thyroid function, it is ESSENTIAL to FIRST for 2-3 weeks; restore the Adrenal glands (ESSENTIAL hormone producing glands that sit atop the kidneys) with Adrenal Life Force taking it 6-7 days a week. Adrenal Life Force is for exhausted adrenal gland function replacement and is STEP 1 before treating the thyroid because low thyroid function is OFTEN SECONDARY to exhausted adrenal gland function.
Start by taking Adrenal Life Force ALWAYS WITH FOOD, 1 pill first AM and 1 pill after lunch (BY 3 PM) for 3 days. If you notice nothing or feel a bit better, then increase to 2 pills first AM and 2 pills after lunch for 5 days. If you need more energy, endurance, inner peace, better sleep then increase to the max of 3 pills AM and 2-3 pills after lunch.
HPA AXIS – support/restoration for Hypothalamus, Pituitary and secondarily helping to then balance all hormone producing glands.
The Hypothalamus and Pituitary are the Chairman of the Board and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of your body as they signal and direct all hormone function to all the hormone producing glands of the body. The thyroid is the CFO (Chief Financial Officer meaning the gas for the car/body because if the thyroid is low then the body has no money/no energy to work then the entire body is poorly functioning at a retired level and you are tired and cold and stressed and your brain lesser functions and poor focus and your hair follicles and their blood and nerve supply are weak/poorly functioning and your skin is dry and aging. Extended stress leads to extended periods of high cortisol levels, then the thyroid burns out as the overworked adrenal and hypothalamus and pituitary glands work less efficiently, which causes an imbalance of hormone performance that can thwart healthy hair growth and make your entire body feel and look bad as well.
Instructions: 1-2 pills per day in the AM anytime for energy and focus and brainpower and entire body improved functioning. You start with 1 pill per day and if you notice no difference after 3 days increase to 2 pills per morning. If you are working hard well into the night as well as all day then you CAN take 2 pills twice a day AM and by 4 PM as long as you are sleeping well.
Take for 3 bottles or take always depending on your stress and work level. Repeat for prevention help once a year for 3 bottles if not taking all the time. Some people take it 5 days per week if resting the weekend.
STEP 2 ACTION PLAN for your HAIR FOLLICLES and BODY HEALTH
This is your step TWO in therapeutic treatment and needs to be increased as below if not significantly resolving over 3 months. If you feel better and are sleeping well and if your hair has not MUCH significantly improved, then after 2 months on STEP TWO you need to speak with your Dentist that did any root canals and I tell my patients to have a panoramic CT scan of the teeth that have had root canals and the adjacent teeth to make sure no undetected abscesses in your teeth. Remember that as you develop embryologically each tooth and an organ develop together from the same cell source so if the tooth is sick then the organ is often sick as well. SEE the section on EAV on the website.
IF AFTER 2 FULL MONTHS of taking STEP 1 SUPPLEMENTS your hair is not MUCH IMPROVED then you should also begin doing CO2/O2 injections of the scalp which is a machine that injects these gases under the scalp and reinvigorates the follicles and stem cells and you can begin Dermarolling the scalp to stimulate the stem cells as well. Carboxy and oxy therapy you ideally do once a week for 3 months but if your teeth are not the problem and Carboxy/Oxy Therapy makes it better but NOT as good as you need then you need PRP (platelet rich plasmapheresis) injected into the scalp.
Step 2 – Supplements
THYROID SUPPORT, ALKALIZE C, CELL REHABILITATION, NIACEL-250®
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THYROID SUPPORT – Clinically significant HYPOthyroidism (and hyperthyroidism if you are HYPERTHYROID you WILL know it as you are EVERY day VERY speedy and sweaty and angry and have palpitations and your blood pressure is high and you cannot sleep normally so you will have gone to the Physician for this as no mistaking or ignoring this) can very often cause loss of hair, and the hair appears sparse and dry and has lost its shine. Regrowth will begin with successful treatment of the thyroid disorder, it takes a month to begin re-growing hair though it will take a few months for hair to recoup.
In addition, THYROID SUPPORT also promotes energy, endurance and assists in weight challenges by normalizing low thyroid function. (see symptoms in Critical Info tab).
Instructions: Full instructions can be downloaded on the Thyroid Support product page. START with THYROID SUPPORT taking it every OTHER day 1 pill in the AM on an empty stomach ideally for most complete absorption:
If you are most tired in the AM (morning) then take 1 in the AM with the ADRENAL LIFE FORCE. If your energy is good in the morning and you are most tired mid-afternoon, then take BY 2-3PM – 1 THYROID SUPPORT.
If after 1 week you feel better on the days you are taking the THYROID SUPPORT then you begin taking EVERY day.
If you REMAIN tired in the AM despite 1 THYROID SUPPORT and 3 ADRENAL LIFE FORCE for 1 month of taking, then add 2 THYROID SUPPORT in the AM as long as you are sleeping well when taking this amount and not irritable nor speedy. If you REMAIN tired in the mid-afternoon, DESPITE 1 THYROID SUPPORT and 2-3 ADRENAL LIFE FORCE after 1 month of taking, add 2 THYROID SUPPORT BY 3 PM as long as sleeping well and not irritable nor speedy. The MAXIMUM amount of THYROID SUPPORT that you can take is 2 AM and 2 mid afternoon as long as you are sleeping well and not irritable nor speedy. TOO much THYROID SUPPORT and you may be irritable, sweaty, speedy and not sleep well.
ALKALIZE-C – vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, shown to reduce the number of sunburned cells as well as help reverse inflammation and age-related damage to skin and the entire body. THIS Alkalize C is 4000 mg per teaspoon and very specially formulated to be able to provide this intravenous therapeutic amount by mouth and not give you diarrhea. While it’s not a replacement for sunscreen, vitamin C helps protect against and may repair UV damage like discoloration and fine lines. It is a powerful antioxidant, required for at least 300 metabolic functions in the body. Vitamin C is essential as co-factor in forcing new collagen production in the skin and hair whether for repair or antiaging and when present in the body and skin it stimulates the skin and entire body to manufacture new collagen and as well in the joints and for healthier hair.
Instructions: Start with ½ teaspoon once a day in water warm or room temp for 1 week then increase to 1 teaspoon per day for 2 weeks then 1 heaping teaspoon per day or if skin condition is quite inflamed then 1 time TWICE daily in water.
CELL REHABILITATION —this supplement helps enhance the youthful and healthy length of your telomeres of your genetic material and helps rejuvenate the cells in every organ system back to more youthful and healthy functioning. This progressively over months works increasingly to reprogram the follicles that may be programmed to self-destruct at too youthful an age.
instructions: start with 1 pill at bedtime for 2 weeks and you take WITH a bit of fat for better absorption so a bit of olive oil or dark and raw and preferably unsweetened chocolate or a fish oil pill. You increase to 2 pills at bedtime and continue this amount.
NIACEL-250® will help improve mental focus, energy, fatigue and sluggishness. It will healthfully help improve your metabolism and support anti-aging including re-energize hair growth. The body makes its energy from ATP that is produced by cell mitochondria through reactions in the citric acid (or Krebs) cycle and the electron transport chain. A key component in both processes is nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). Research has demonstrated that NR, the active ingredient in NiaCel-250, is a direct precursor to NAD+ which improves mitochondrial energetics in the heart and entire body including hair follicles and every cell in the body and boosts production of energy-creating ATP, which provides support for endurance and fatigue and stimulates the metabolism and for hair growth.
In addition, NR supports NAD+ which play key roles in healthy aging, cognitive function, weight management, metabolic syndrome, and lipid metabolism in the liver.
Instructions: Take 1 capsule one time daily in the morning. It takes a week before you begin to notice an energy boost as takes that long for the mitochondria to be stimulated.
You give all of these therapies another 6 months then if despite CO2/O2 therapy and dermarolling and you do PRP with stem cell and growth factors once or twice and they need to do at least in my opinion 4-6 vials of PRP each session for an adequate dose and it takes 6-9 months post PRP to get the full effect.
After that if all else, your adrenals and thyroid and iron and energy and hormones and telomeres and mitochondria and heavy metals and teeth are theoretically normal or optimized and your energy and mood are good and endurance and you have done all of the above—then you see the hair transplant Physician as no other choice as this means your hair follicles have been programmed to destruct due to the belief is… Genetics.