Scalp Issues

Posted by BP on 06/23/2007

I think that I may have a heavy metal problem and I also take levothyroxin for hypothyroid. My hair is more and more thin. I also have a strange almost crawling/tingling feeling on my scalp and it is also itchy at times. I would like to know if I can take iodine internally or if painting would be better and I am also curious about the heavy metal cure and the lavendar and tea tree oil. I would like to know specifically what, how much and how often I should do each

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
388 posts

BP: A more direct way to deal with thyroid problem is the iodine and vitamin A (which is related to thyroid function too). Usually natural forms of iodine are easier to deal with, such as kelp capsule supplements, 1-3 times a day, 5 days out of a week, and vitamin A 2 or 3 times a week. The amount of iodine the body actually requires is actually quite large necessary to reverse the thyroid, so I would imagine, using iodine tincture as a mouthwash to get rid of bacteria and bad breath such as 4-8 drops of iodine in a glass of water so kill the bacteria is a more viable method, along with the iodine foot painting. Iodine has a cleansing effect by removing bacteria attached to body's organs, such as glands and may cause temporary acne, but is should be of a short term problem. Once the body has sufficient iodine, then the thyroid issue should be reduced.

A heavy metals problems can be dealt with by usually by taking chlorella supplements 5 days out of 7 days which results in minimum problems of a flare up and reduces heavy metal buildup. Certain lead, can be removed I think with some oral EDTA and some iron, by drinking green tea (no sugar, no fructose, no milk). Other chelators such as cilantro (chinese parsley), small handfuls taken twice or three times a week is helpful.

One interesting fact I find is a small pinch of disodium EDTA added to a glass of drinking water, can reduce the free heavy metals from the urine by attaching them to the EDTA, so that they won't be reactive or accumulate in the body. Most free heavy metals have a charge and sticks to cell walls inside your body and the EDTA reduces that charge and allowing the body to rid of easier, thus reducing the body's free radicals.

As to the scalp problem, a lavender and tea tree oil applied generously over the head 2 or 3 times a week (leave it overnight before removing them) should get rid of fungus issue, but I to solve the root cause of the problem, 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda taken twice a day, should increase the body's pH, and the scalp problem should reduce over a matter of two weeks. Borax used as a shampoo can deal with the matter quicker, by doing the shampoo to 3 times a week as borax also have strong antifungus properties.

To make a borax shampoo preparation, in 1 glass of water, 1 tablespoon of borax dissolved and using that as shampoo should be sufficient.