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Bumping this thread again.....Ronagon, I just started making sure to take a combo oil, fish, flax and borage with lipase.....I found some info online about the efa deficiencies and hair loss also. Apparently, if you take liver herbs, like milk thistle or tumeric,(which I was taking for a faulty liver, etc.) you could actually speed up the loss of those efas. So I added them in, it's only been a week or so. But I think that it also will help my depressive state. If this helps finally, I will post again in a few weeks of taking this efa blend. I read that efa deficiency can manifest with the same symptoms as a low thyroid, which I also thought was very interesting.......thanks!
If it were me, I'd try not taking the thyroid meds for awhile. This is because, if you look in the BTD Encyclopedia under "hypothyroidism", you'll find that Dr. D talks about the dangers of them, and that bladderwrack is a great way to address the problem, in and of itself. In fact, it's the first ingredient on two out of three of his suggested protocols for it.
I would definitely follow Victoria's advice and take a break from all that stuff. If your diet is BTD-compliant, then the most you should realistically need are some NAP products here and there.
In science, there's a phenomenon called "hormesis", and it states that many substances -- even traditionally harmful substances such as arsenic -- have a therapeutic dosage level, below which they are ineffectual, and above which they are harmful. Even water follows this principle of hormesis, as too much water is harmful for you.
The same is true of supplements as well, I'm sure.
Most ND's are willing to prescribe Armour. I had an internist prescribe Armour once, after prooving that no dose of synthroid was working on my symptoms. The armour eventually stopped working that well, and I went back to synthroid. It seems to be working well now.
Thyroid and Intestines are very closely related, what affects the intestines will affect the thyroid. So I'm working on my digestive health and stopping all those avoids (and a few neutrals) that I'm intolerant of. Gluten and milk, of course, soy and corn too, then I'm investigating if I might also be intolerant of yeast. Candida is an issue I'm finally starting to address, and after a brief adjustment, Intrinsa is agreeing with me, I've never toughed it through the adjustment phase before, probably a candida die-off or something. I think all that will help my thyroid. I have to change my dose depending on how compliant I am, so I should be able to decrease it again next time I see my endocrinologist, now that I'm back in the groove.
That tyrosine formula looks really good, Victoria.
Type O+ Secretor. Long time believer, currently redeeming myself from a decade or so of spotty compliance. Mom of 2 (A & O), Wife of 1 (A).
Well, I did a profound research about hair lost when my hair started to disappear.
Going vegan improved a lot my skin appearance (it turned from greasy to clean), and my hair cleared quite a lot.
There are a lot of supplements with everything the hair need to strengthen.
A doctor told me I had to control my stress levels. It's true that when I was very stressed at work (and when I broke up with my two ex's) I lost a lot of hair. You can find a lot of relaxing tapes, but I'd recommend that of Monroe's.
So, basically: good diet (non acidic, of low glycemic index, and non toxic-producer -> fermentation, lectins...), rest, physical exercise (yoga also helps) and an good state of being (good job, no family problems...). Many things, aren't they?
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have you thought of following GTD? I d be interested in knowing which GT you are!
''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98 DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ESTJ The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
GTD is the acronym for GenoType Diet. I've read up a bit and watched some of the videos for it. I don't know how to do the linking thing for you but there are vidoes on YouTube that explain it. It goes a bit beyond blood and takes into account different body measurements to establish a more accurate genetic profile for food selection.
My hair started breaking off about 4-5 months ago. It grows to about and inch and then breaks. It is very thigh where it breaks. It seems to be the top of my head. You can actually hear it break when you run your fingers thru your hair. After about a week it feels like a porcupine in between the loinger hairs. Then when it hits and inch it lays over and is no longer stiff. I had a million blood tests done and an MRI last week and all is normal. I am happy to report they found a brain in my head! My thyroids are normal(third testing in a year), B12 normal,sed rate, no lupus or lyme, Liver functions normal,and on and on.
0+ Gatherer married to prob an A A- kid Explorer A+ kid Warrior I'm always odd one out!
Ok, we are almost the same age, etc. Having these hair problems, yikes! How's your digestion? Do you think you are digesting proteins ok? Also, any interesting hair care/shampoo ingredients or changes? Just wondering along with you what it might be from....
Just a reminder that when dealing with any chronic problem, the first step, and the foundation of building a program of recovery, is to strive for 100% compliance. And I don't mean staying away from avoids, and living on neutrals.
Beneficial foods (BTD) and Superfoods (GTD) are the foods that serve as tonics to the human body, and perform the near-miraculous healings that we frequently hear reported by people who are consistently following Dr. D's programs.
Without this first step, a person is likely to waste a lot of time, tears and money trying everything under the sun to achieve improvements in health.
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. ~Mary Jean Irion