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Hair Loss After Divorce and Perm

Posted by S on 03/14/2008

Hi there Ted

I have read practically every email written to you and I am so impressed.' I hope you can help me.

I am a 44 year old Indian woman suffering from very bad HairLoss, mainly from the top front and crown area. This has been going on for the last 10 years or so after a nasty divorce and a salon perm that felt very burning.

My scalp is usually oily within one day of washing but my hair Is dry and it is sometimes itchy and painful to the touch. It feels sore sometimes.

I am presently taking a multi vitamin supplement pill together with 2 capsules of 400 mg Vitex Agnus-Castus (to level out my estrogen and progesterone) every morning Monday to Friday. After reading your web-site, I have started taking 3 to 4 500mg chewable vitamin C into my day.

I also try to rinse with apple cider but the smell is hell so that doesn't happen too often.

I have bought tea tree essential oil and tried that once but it felt a little burning sensation. I have yet to try it with lavender oil.

I am about 20 pounds overweight and have cravings for carbohydrates and sweet stuff. I also feel very cold when others feel its fine weather. After years of infertility, I had a baby at 41. I also feel and look older than my age!! I am also chronically constipated and have been anaemic for quite some time. My last hair analysis showed low magnesium and copper with very high levels of zinc. I also have slow metabolism.

I also have very painful legs and I think circulation could be an issue here. I have just started eating wolfberries a handful a day for what it is worth.

I live in SIngapore and cannot get half the things mentioned in Earth Clinic.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Sharan: Obviously certain changes is diet is necessary, and supplements. Such as 250-500 mg magnesium gluconate or magnesium citrate, or other suitable magnesium. Magnesium is an important supplements. To raise the copper which is extremely important as this prevents fungus and allows for normal hair color and growth as well as collagen synthesis.

Cocoas are usually high in copper and this can be taken plenty three times a day or a couple of cups of cocoa a day without the sugar and other supplements high in copper can be consulted at the nutritional database. However, manganese supplements is sold over the internet, but I do know that Singapore is a problem sometimes in getting it, as this stops hair loss most of the time. If copper is a real problem and can't be obtain elsewhere, a one foot copper wire is put into a drinking water where a tiny fraction of it is dissolved, which won't have much material effect in increasing copper that much but at least it's better than nothing. Sometimes I might make a small batch of colloidal copper with a distilled water using copper wires by putting one end of copper wire in a glass of water and another end too in a pure distilled water and subjected to a 12 volt or 9 volts battery and take a tablespoon of it for about a month if of course I can't obtain the copper. The electrolysis requires about 30 minutes to have an acceptable batch.

Craving for sugar indicates the body's unstable blood sugar and chromium polynicotinate and sodium vanadate or vanadium supplements is needed. Taking some lecithin granulated would stabilize most of the blood sugar too. If nothing can't be found, then just eating white beans or beans to block the body's breakdown to sugar in present of amylase so that the sugar doesn't fuel more fungus growth.

Alkalization remains essential to killing the fungus and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda is at least taken twice a day in 1/2 glass of water. Excess calcium in diets and white flour and sugar, pastries, coke, chewing gums, aspartame, coke zero, pepsi max tends to fuel hair loss. Eating nuts, sunflower seeds, brazil nuts helps reduce hair loss since most nuts have manganese too. Soy milk is high in manganese and may help with some hair loss, although I tend to favor the homemade soy as a more safer choice.