Decrease refined carbohydrates. Carbohydrates can cause insulin resistance which negatively impact hormones. When hormones are out of balance androgens (such as testosterone and DHT) can predominate in the hair follicle and inhibit the growth of hair.
Try a gluten-free diet. Gluten sensitivity has been linked to alopecia aratia, an autoimmune condition where the body attacks the hair follicle and results in patchy hair loss.
Exercise aerobically. Aerobic exercise helps to detox the body and improve insulin sensitivity.
Avoid exposure to chemicals that interfere with liver function.
Limit exposure to pesticides and plastics.
Have your doctor assess ferritin levels. If ferritin is less than 30 micrograms per Liter then consider iron supplementation.
Have thyroid assessed as this can be a cause of hair loss.
Dryness on the back of the arms may indicate a vitamin A deficiency.
Dry elbows may show an essential fatty acid deficiency.
Recent fever, flu or surgery could manafest with hair loss three to four months after the event. This occurs because this type of stress can trigger hair follicles to enter a resting phase. This will likely correct itself within a matter of a few months.
Scalp infections, such as ringworm, could cause hair loss. Hair growth will resume once the infection is treated.
Childbirth could result in hair loss which usually corrects itself within a matter of months.
Easy Iron (Only if Ferritin levels are less than 30 micrograms/Liter) 1 capsule twice daily.
CystePlus NAC 500 mg – NAC is the precursor to glutathione. Glutathione deficiency has been linked to hair loss. 1 Capsule twice daily.
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