Hopefully they have talked to you in great detail about food choices that you will need to follow, since this can be a part of this lose. Protein is essential for hair follicle health, so gastric bypass really effects how you digest and break down protein, so you will need to look at a protein powder and use this on a daily basis to maintain protein status. With this protein, the follicle will need biotin, b-vitamins (you will need to do B-12 separately as an under the tongue lozenge, since your B-12 breakdown will be changed) and omega 3’s (preferably fish oil, since digestion of fats is also compromised with gastric bypass so flaxseed breakdown will be difficult). I recommend Biotin Forte from Integrative Therapeutics, since this is Biotin and B vitamins together and it is a high potency. A B-12 of at least 1000mcg daily dissolved under the tongue, not only is this important for the body, but great for metabolism. A fish oil with Vitamin D would also be great and I would recommend a fish oil with an EPA>1200mg and a DHA>900mg. The vitamin D will be helpful to the thyroid and since this system can show hair lose if compromised the D will help here. I am a big believer in strong, health organs of elimination, kidney, liver, gastro-intestinal tract, and when one is compromised the other two will have to take on more work. Another place where hair health is seen is in the kidneys, so if the above options do not do all we need them to do, then we will need to look further. Good Luck.
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Q. I am going to have a gastric bypass in may or June & they said I would loose some hair at the beginning & I should check on what I needed to do to help from looseing to much & keep hair growing. What do you recommend? -Cheryl
There are so many options for ADD issues. We need to always look at the basics. First Omega 3’s and a solid Multi high in B’s as well as a diet that is high in healthy proteins (these are needed for neurotransmitter health). During the winter the basics include things like Vitamin D. If we balance the basics and we are still having issues then we can help relieve this with products like L-Theanine and/or 5-HTP. L-Theanine is great to slow a racing brain without sedating. I recommend this in people who get stuck trying to solve the world’s problems in the middle of the night as well as when the brain is jumping from one thing to another so fast that a single task cannot get finished. 5-HTP gives the body a needed serotonin boost, and with Serotonin being your feel good neurotransmitter, improving this can give you a much needed sense of wellbeing. Since diet plays such a part in this issue I would highly recommend that you attend some of our cooking classes and even starting with our ultimate nutrition you could stand to learn a lot about food, variety and changes that may benefit this issue. Everything that I have suggested currently we can apply to either kids or adults we just need to adjust dosing, so let us know if we can work with you further on this.
I am thrilled that you are thinking about this before you are in the throes of an intense change. Working now should lessen this intensity. Always start with the basics, solid high potency multi, omega 3’s, and choose great healthy variety in your diet. Not only do the Omega 3’s help with hormone production, but hormone metabolism (which means function), and then hormone elimination. I want you to make sure that the Fish Oil amounts that you are using stay high, so look for a fish oil with an EPA>1000mg and a DHA>750mg. As for the multi we want solid mineral content and high B vitamin content. I would recommend that you use a multi like Clinical Nutrients for Women which would fit what you need. I want to make sure that you are not prone to constipation. This needs to be corrected before we go any further (of course if you are prone to the other direction I need to know this also). As for any separate nutrients that I would recommend, if you live here in Wisconsin, then I would recommend that you make sure that you are taking Vitamin D3 and I would recommend this time of year that you keep your dosing at 4000iu daily. If you follow this and you feel great, solid energy and mood, no aches or pains, not getting sick frequently, and no sleep problems then we are on the right track, but if other things still plague you then we need to address those soon.
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. I have a Vitamin D deficiency and IBS so Vitamin D supplements cause constipation. Any suggestions? – PJM
OUR RESPONSE: Even though this is not a common occurrence I have seen it happen before, so my first suggestion is that you take your Vitamin D with your Omega 3 (fish oil or flaxseed) and make sure the EPA is > 1200mg and DHA is > 800mg. These good fats are not only beneficial for the digestive system but should help assist with processing of other nutrients like Vitamin D. If this is still an issue then let’s work on the digestive system and improve it so your intestinal tract is not so reactive. A probiotic, enzyme and other digestive support may me in order. If we need to work this further please send a question or stop in to Nutritional Designs.