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Iodine and Hair Loss?

Posted by Mim on 12/06/2006

I had a question for Ted. I am having hair loss all over my head and was wondering how long the iodine painting takes to work. I have been painting for two weeks and it has cured my fatigue and my throat seems to be much clearer but my hair loss continues. What should i do from here?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Mim: I would discontinue the iodine and start take zinc acetate (or zinc gluconate, zinc citrate) and manganese sulfate supplements. While iodine can be helpful with a lot of conditions, the body needs other supplements too. Holistic medicine are always like that.

Ideally the zinc supplements is about 25/mg day and manganese sulfate is about 25-50 mg/day. However manganese is taken only for no longer than 5 days just enough to get the hair from stopping its loss. Zinc are often taken for 5 days out of a week for only 2-3 weeks and then stop. The body don't need a lot. It just needs enough and this would not push the body too an extreme.

I would prefer that manganese sulfate be taken on an empty stomach before bed time. In the morning I would consider taking plenty of vitamin C sodium ascorbate about 500 mg to 1000 mg. When the body has sufficient vitamin C, it enhances manganese absorption, provided that they are taken on an empty stomach.

A very old remedy even when I don't have the needed supplements, is the use of tea tree oil and lavender helps a lot. I would consider applying tea tree oil on the hair liberally, possibly with added lavender oil. It is left on while sleeping. The application should stop hair loss overnight or within 2-3 days. However, it is only a superficial remedy and many of our conditions are really skin deep.


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