Hair issues can come from a number of different directions, but the first approach always is the same. The hair follicle requires a few necessary things to grow properly. First a high potency B-complex, look for a something that has B-6 over 30mg, this can be done once to twice daily. Now you need Biotin at about 5000mcg (5mg) daily. Next you need to add in essential fats. Omega 3’s, fish oil or flaxseed. On the fish oil I recommend that you work up to a nice high EPA to DHA ratio. So look to an EPA>1000mg and DHA>750mg. Now it is important to make sure that protein is solid in your diet, the hair also needs protein. Healthy proteins are necessary for a lot of tissue health in the body so if you have any digestive issues that may change how you breakdown protein then we may need to look at that. What I want to see is that hair lose stops or dramatically slows, then see the hair start to regrow. Other places to look at for the hair is thyroid and kidney health. You may be passing most medical tests as far as these systems go, but it does not mean they may be feeling some fatigue. So I have my clients track basal body temp and pH of urine. We can work further into these concepts if you need, otherwise we would love to see you attend our Ultimate Nutrition to learn about this further. The class is free and we offer it once a month. Check our website for dates and times.
Posts Tagged ‘Skin’
Q. I am a 30 year old female who has been suffering from hair loss for the past 5-6 months. I have been to multiple doctors who have told me that it’s nothing more than telogen effluvian. I have lost a significant amount of hair and I question whether the diagnosis is correct. Is there anything that I can take to help?
Q. My daughter had one spot which the dr. informed us was Molluscum- he told us it would go away naturally but could take a long time. It is now spreading (intial spot was on her torso)- She now has spots on her arm so clearly it’s spreading. Do you have any treatments for this? – Holly
OUR RESPONSE: I would start with a few things, first make sure that she is doing Vitamin D and Omega 3’s and then we really need to hit her immune system. I would recommend Astragalus, we will use this in viral warts also so the cross-over for molluscum will work just as well. As for dosing on the Astragalus regardless of age I would recommend 3 capsules twice daily. As for Vitamin D and Omega 3’s I would dose based on age and weight, so if you want to stop in we can discuss what dose would be most appropriate. The last thing to add in would be a probiotic. I would recommend Orthobiotic once daily preferably at bedtime. There is huge immunity in the intestinal tract so we need to keep that strong and if it is slightly off we can see issues in the skin. Let me know how it is going and if we need to address something further then we can do so.
Q. My 11 year old has flat warts on his face. They are spreading quickly even though he is using a topical RX from his dermalogist. Since warts attach people how are immune deficient is there anything that you recommend to help boost his immune system? – Lynn
OUR RESPONSE: I am a big fan of astragalus used in warts. I would recommend in an 11 year old that we dose 3 capsules twice daily for the first bottle and then 3 capsules daily (1 dose at bedtime) and we should see significant improvement in 1 month and by 2 months most should be gone. The dosing for each capsule should be as astragalus root at about 450mg per capsule. This can be great for the immune system and since often warts are viral it does have a unique effect against viruses. As for any boosting of immunity GI health is imperative! So if there are any digestive issue we need to address this immediately, constipation, diarrhea, smelly gas, stomach aches etc…..Let us know if we can help further with this if needed. As for topical application I highly recommend a product called Ozonated Gel. It will boost immunity to the skin directly. Ozonated Gel is a personal favorite of mine and have used it successfully for mole removal and warts on hands and feet.
Q. My 11 year old son smells like metal all of the time and it is worse when he sweats. Any idea why? – Cathy
OUR RESPONSE: It sounds to me like we need to do some detox work. I would have you do work on his elimination systems and this would utilize capsules and tablets and then half way through do a flush to his body and cells. The skin will try to take on more elimination if there is congestion (not failure) in the other systems. Not to worry this is not uncommon. Stop on by or if you are not close email me back and we can work up a plan.