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Cause for Hair Loss

Posted by Majed (Montreal, Canada) on 01/31/2007

I actually just wanted to ask a question. For the hair loss page how do I find out which is my cause for hair loss, i.e hormone problem or mineral deficiency Plus, where can i find these cures? Thanks

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Majed: The problem about hair loss is most websites are too busy copying information off each other, rather than looking at what is actually happening to people with real hair loss. Therefore, I decided to put a fresh addition on this old topic.

Frequently the most common hair loss I have observed is the following, the list is not all inclusive:

1. Fungus 2. Mineral Deficiency 3. Vitamin Deficiency 4. Protein Deficiency 5. Excess Acidity 6. Bad diets and habits 7. Chemotherapy and other hospital drugs

As for hereditary, it really doesn't occur as often as I would expect. In fact I haven't encountered one yet. The last one that had reported tufts of hair growing within a week told me his hair loss was "hereditary".' And he cites all his parents having hair loss at 30 something. Of course he is in his 40s and his hair loss is a thing of the past now. However, it is quite true that hair loss runs in the family. I won't deny that, but it must also be observed that bad dietary and habitual dietary patterns runs in the family much more frequently than by blood as being the cause of hair loss.

Fungus is frequently the major cause. Tea tree oil, lavender oil, apple cider vinegar, vinegar, borax, and hydrogen peroxide remains on the top of my list. Dandruff is usually an indication of that, besides the other deficiencies of vitamin A and vitamin D.

For mineral deficiencies, the most common deficiencies I encounter are zinc, manganese, silicon and magnesium. The other ones that are helpful are iodine, boron, selenium, tin, chromium, tungsten, and others. I am currently testing on the importance of boron on hair loss, it may be more important than I expected as a supplement, but for now I used only as a external application using borax in place of soaps and shampoo. That alone can even cause hair growth.

For vitamin deficiency, most often it is sodium ascorbate vitamin C, vitamin B complex, especially biotin, and vitamin A.

For protein deficiency, which brings about hormonal imbalances it occurs because the body simply isn't producing enough nitric oxide, so the supplements relating to both nitric oxide is L-glutamine, L-ornithine, N Acetyl Cysteine, L-glycine and others. Hormonal can have perhaps three causes, mineral deficiency (iodine, boron, etc. ), protein, and doctor's med (vaccinations, hormone pills, antibiotics, chemotherapy, etc.)

Excess acidity causes vasoconstriction, supports fungus growth, lowers immunity and hosts of other problems. They are easily dealt with using bicarbonates, acetates, malates and other acid buffers necessary to achieve optimum urinary pH between 6.5 to 7.35, but in practice, people simply tries to attain about 7 would be sufficient.

Bad diets and habits: Obviously no need to mention those! Just know that many foods are acid forming, especially soft drinks, fried foods and snacks. Fast food is acid yes quite acid, but not as bad as those snacks we eat in the supermarket, e.g. potato chips. The exceptions are seeds, such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, which are rich in mineral.

Doctor's meds, obviously, a long bout antibiotics promote fungus growth, because antibiotics are made from fungus. They cause excess acidity, resulting in acid reflux, hair thinning, etc. Chemotherapy is almost a certainty. But I would think IF POSSIBLE, at least a three weeks to month prior to chemotherapy to lessen hair loss is to take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day and take 1000 mg of sodium ascorbate three times a day. Hair loss will be LESS a problem if done before any chemotherapy. I remember one case that didn't have hair loss because one person started a month before the scheduled chemotherapy.

If you want to know where to get treatment, usually it is the supplements and topical applications. Some alternative natural medicines do treat hair loss, but with the way the present medical stronghold at the moment, they have basically gone underground.

The ones you can get from the hospital for hair loss is either a topical applications of minoxidil, coal tar solution, and other remedies. Most hospitals might recommend surgery using hair transplant. Of course, they don't last as long, and with bad diets and other things they may fall off again. So if you do get hair transplants, taking supplements and good diets I think is important.

Replied by Jenay
Los Angeles, California
03/15/2010

hi ted, i am using tea tree oil and lavender shampoo at the time, my questions is can i mix that with borax? (i have scalp folliculitis) i am also doing the acv and baking soda at the same time.


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