What type of natural remedies are there for male pattern baldness?

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Get Rid of Your Greys, Without the Dye
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I’ve always thought that once we go gray, it would be constant trips to the salon in order to cover up. However, I’ve recently met a number of people who have been successful in restoring their natural hair colour. Here we’ll discuss how they were able to do so, and how you can mimic their success.

What Causes Gray?

1. Genetics – we all know this one.

2. Depleted Nutrition - When our bodies are depleted of minerals, it takes them from anywhere it can, thus robbing your hair strands of their pigment. Studies show that the majority of us are deficient in essential minerals.

3. Engaging in Accelerated Aging Activities – This includes a diet with refined white flour, refined sugar and soft drinks, processed and fried foods, and hydrogenated oils. It also includes poor lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and drugs.

Reversing Gray Completely Through a Raw Food Diet

If some of your grey hair is a result of a nutrition deficiency, and not just genetics, then it is possible to restore your natural pigment. Below are testimonials from people who have done so by eating a diet of raw foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouts, sea vegetables, algae, sprouted or soaked grains and beans) for at least 6 months.

“After 6 months of drinking green smoothies [blended leafy greens, fruit, and water] religiously, Igor’s [my husband’s] beard started to grow in black!” –Victoria Boutenko, Ashland, Oregon

“No more gray hair! When my roots grow out, they’re usually pretty gray…no more!” –Angela, Ottawa, Canada

“My younger brother (not into raw foods) went grey about 8 years ago and as yet I have only had the odd few grey hairs that have appeared when I let my diet slip a bit or when stress gets the better of me. When I turn up the raw heat (so to speak) I have seen my grey hairs completely go away.” –Pete Vincent, United Kingdom

“A couple years ago, I started getting massive grey hair right around my face. Shortly after that, I started making green smoothies [blended leafy greens, fruits, and water] and it just about all went away. I now have two little spots over each temple and that’s it.” Christine Pointeau, Longmont, Colorado

We recently spoke to 86 raw vegans about their lifestyles, and 7% of those people found that when they converted from a North American diet to a raw vegan diet, they unexpectedly saw their gray hair grow back in with their natural colour. Although this number seems small, it’s a remarkable breakthrough that they were able to do so at all.

If you’re not interested in completely going raw, there is still a way to either find partial success, or slow down the process.

Slowing the Graying Process without Going Raw

Some people have had success without going completely raw. Here’s a list of foods that do well to slow down the process, and with time, can reverse a few grays:

• Organic dark leafy greens (romaine, celery, Swiss chard, kale, lettuce, collard…)
• Juiced greens and fruits of any kind
• Sprouts – they contain 10x to 30x the nutrients of organically grown produce
• Organic berries of any kind
• Organic radishes, especially daikon
• Foods high in copper – a copper deficiency can lead to accelerated de-pigmentation of the hair (sesame seeds, cashews, crimini mushrooms, barley, sunflower seeds, chickpeas, and navy beans)
• Any organic, mineral-rich fruit or vegetable

The more of these you’ll eat, the more success you’ll see.

“My mother, who juices religiously (veggies, greens and fruits), about 1-2 cups per day, has had her hairdresser stop in the middle of his cut, and look all over her head through her hair with his comb for a good several minutes to where she got concerned and asked what was the matter… he stopped and asked what she was doing because her hair was turning back. He said he had never seen this in his years of cutting hair.” –Christine Pointeau, Longmont, Colorado

Admittedly, it’s still easier to buy a box of dye, but a healthier diet will save you money on hair treatments, improve your overall health, and give your hair the most beautiful colour: the one that is naturally yours.

Sources:
• Dr Brian Clement, ND
• Elizabeth Somer, RD
• Victoria Boutenko
• Christine Pointeau
• Dr Ann Wigmore
• David Wolfe, Nutritionist
• NaturalNews.com

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Natural preparation for treatment of male pattern hair loss. Stephen Chizick and Rico Delorscio, both of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Assigned to Proguard. U.S. Patent 5,972,345. Issued October 26, 1999.

The body of this patent alludes to the increasing evidence of the link between male pattern hair loss and elevated levels of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It refers to reports of increased scalp levels of DHT in men with male pattern hair loss, and notes that elevations in 5-alpha-reductase have also been linked to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Proposing that herbal formulations that reduce the elevated 5-alpha-reductase levels associated with BPH should also help control male pattern hair loss, the inventors specify combinations of saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) berry, African pygeum (Prunus africanum, syn. Pygeum africanus) air-dried bark, and stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) young top leaf extracts with vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, in a natural formulation to treat male pattern hair loss. They describe saw palmetto extract as inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to DHT and blocking the action of DHT. They observe that African pygeum extracts have been found effective in the treatment of BPH, and that stinging nettle has a Song history of use as a hair and skin tonic. The inventors state that, although the preferred formulations of the herbal mixtures are as tablets, capsules, or liquid, for oral consumption they may be applied directly to the scalp.

Dr. James Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases (available on-line through the Agricultural Research Services website at ) note that saw palmetto has androgenic and antiprostatitic activities, and stinging nettles has androgenic, antiprostatitic, keratitigenic, and testosteronigenic activities. Although African pygeum is not listed in Dr. Duke's database, it has traditional use in Africa as a treatment for prostatitis, impotence, and male infertility, and European research has suggested that stinging nettle root potentiates the activities of pygeum, according to studies conducted on a proprietary commercial extract of the two herbs.

PHOTO (COLOR): Stinging Nettle, Urtica dioica. Photo © 2000 Steven Foster.

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By Karen Dean

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More than 40 million American men suffer from baldness.

Is there en herb that prevents or cures balding?

--J. Maher, Stamford, Conn.

"IF WE HAD A SPECIAL herb for baldness, we d all be rich," notes Christopher Hobbs, a licensed acupuncturist and leading herbalist based in Santa Cruz, Calif. Indeed, John Capps, founder of Bald-Headed Men of America (BHMA), a national self-help group, once visited an herbalist in India to investigate an herbal remedy. "But she wouldn't introduce me to any of her customers," Capps reports. He went home empty-handed but on the trail of another, perhaps more imaginative and certainly cheaper, cure--acceptance.

The difficulty in identifying an herbal or conventional medicinal treatment for baldness stems from the nature of the problem. Baldness is a complicated phenomenon, even in its most common form, androgenetic alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia is caused by several factors, including advancing age and a genetic predisposition inherited from the father, mother or both. Misleadingly named "male-pattern baldness," androgenetic alopecia affects more than 40 million men and 20 million women in the United States.

The hidden villain that catalyzes baldness is a male hormone. Balding men don't have more circulating testosterone, but they do have an abundance of a derivative called dihydrotestosterone.

Just about everyone--the makers of Rogaine (the only medicinal over-the-counter treatment approved for baldness), Hobbs, Capps and the FDA--agrees that there is no treatment for baldness that is 100 percent effective for everyone.

For those who think their baldness might be related to scalp trouble, Hobbs offers an herbal recipe for stimulating the scalp (see below). "As far as changing hormonal patterns and so forth, that is a lot more obscure and extremely difficult," he says. BHMA's Capps notes that a very poor diet may be expressed in hair loss, but adds, "I am not aware of any research that says any product or diet is 100 percent successful in curing baldness and that's a fact we can all live with."

In fact, Capps may offer the best treatment--a healthy dose of self-confidence and humor. "We have found the cure to baldness, and it's to laugh at it, accept it, have fun with it," he says. After all, he points out, balding has become a fashion statement. "Hundreds of people are going bald by choice--and we're doing it naturally."

Herbal Scalp Stimulant
While this won't help with baldness due to hormoral changes, it will increase local blood flow and nourish hair follicle).

50 drops of rosemary essential oil
1 cup of aloe vera gel
1 Tbs. of apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs. of jojoba oil Pinch
of cayenne (optional)
COMBINE ALL ingredients. Shake well and massage into the scalp for 10 minutes nightly.

PHOTO (COLOR): By age 50 or 60, approximately 50 percent of healthy Caucasian men are nearly bald.

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By Lee Reilly

LEE REILLY is a Chicago-based freelance writer.

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From the shaved heads of medieval monks, to the long-haired hippies of the '60s, to the spiked hairdos of today's punk rockers, hair has always made a personal statement.

"It's one of the leading ways people can establish their individuality and express their style," says Jerome Shupack, M.D., professor of clinical dermatology at New York University Medical Center in New York City. "Hair has had sociological importance throughout the ages."

Because of its importance, anything that happens to our hair that we can't control--falling out or turning gray, for instance--can be the source of much anxiety.

In the United States, some 35 million men are losing or have lost their hair from male-pattern baldness, according to the American Hair Loss Council. Approximately 20 million women have experienced a similar loss of hair (from female-pattern hair loss), and an estimated 2.5 million Americans have lost their hair due to other causes.

The Basics
Hair is produced by hair follicles--indentations of the epidermis (outer skin layer) that contain the hair root, the muscle attached to it, and sebaceous, or oil, glands. Hair is made up of dead cells filled with proteins, most of which are known as keratins. The cells are woven together like a rope to form the hair fiber. The hair fiber, in turn, has three layers: the outer cuticle with its fish-scale-like structure; the cortex, which contains the bulk of the fiber; and the center, or medulla. Hair color is determined by melanocytes, cells that produce pigment. When these cells stop producing pigment, hair turns gray.

Although it seems as if the hair on your head is always growing, hair actually has active and rest phases. The growth phase, known as anagen, lasts for two to six years. At any given time, about 90 percent of scalp hair is in the growth stage. The remainder is in the rest phase, known as telogen; this lasts from two to three months.

Once the rest phase is over, the hair strand falls out and a new one begins to grow. As a result, it's considered normal to lose from 20 to 100 hairs a day, says Diana Bihova, M.D., a dermatologist in private practice in New York City. Only a change in your regular pattern of loss is considered abnormal--but many things, including genetic factors, diet, stress, and medications, can change that pattern.

Baldness: Manifest Destiny?
The most common cause of hair loss in both men and women is rooted in genetic predisposition. Called androgenic alopecia, it is known as male-pattern baldness in men and female-pattern hair loss in women. (Alopecia is the scientific term for baldness.) According to the American Hair Loss Council, genetics accounts for 95 percent of all cases of hair loss in this country.

Baldness results from a combination of genetic factors and levels of testosterone (a hormone produced by the adrenal gland in both sexes and also by the testes in men). If hormone levels are right, then the hair follicles will express their genetic destiny by growing for shorter periods and producing finer hairs. In men, who have higher levels of testosterone than women, this eventually results in a bald scalp at the crown of the head and a horseshoe-shaped fringe of hair remaining on the sides. In women, the hair thins all over the scalp; the hairline does not recede. This type of hair loss doesn't usually show up in women until menopause; until then, estrogen tends to counteract the effects of testosterone.

One Approved Drug
The only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat pattern baldness or hair loss is minoxidil topical solution (Rogaine), which is rubbed into the scalp. Originally approved for hereditary male-pattern baldness in 1988, it was also approved for treating female-pattern hair loss in August 1991. However, it should not be used by pregant or nursing women.

In his dermatological practice, Arthur P. Bertolino, M.D., Ph.D., director of the hair consultation unit at New York University, says that this lotion helps hair grow in 10 to 14 percent of the people who try it. He estimates that approximately 90 percent of the time, Rogaine at least slows down hair loss. (Minoxidil is also available in tablet form to treat severe high blood pressure. Oral minoxidil has a potential for serious side effects and is not approved to treat baldness.)

No one is certain yet just how topical minoxidil works to promote hair growth. "One theory is that it dilates the blood vessels, so it may stimulate nourishment of follicles," says Bihova. Alternatively, Rogaine may convert tiny hair follicles that produce peach fuzz into large hair follicles that produce normal-size hairs. Again, no one knows for sure.

What is certain is that, at least in men, Rogaine works better on patients who fit a certain profile: They've generally been bald for less than 10 years' have bald spots on top of the head that are less than 4 inches in diameter, and they still have fine hairs in their balding areas. "The process begins very early," says Bihova. "I see 19-, 20-year-old males who have it."

The most common side effects with this medication are itching and skin irritation. Also, according to Bertolino, once you stop using it, any hair that grew as a result will fall out. Finally, the drug is expensive: In 1990 it cost about $600 a year to use it twice a day.

Transplants
Baldness can also be treated with hair transplants, in which plugs of "donor" follicles from the patient's scalp are used to fill the hairline. Although hair transplants work well in both men and women, the treatment tends to have a more dramatic effect on appearance in men with bald spots than it does on women with thinning hair.

"The less hair you have, the more drama in the change," says Robert Auerbach, M.D., associate professor of clinical dermatology at New York University School of Medicine. However, the American Hair Loss Council warns against attempting to replace lost hair with hair pieces sutured to the scalp. FDA has not approved any products specifically intended for this purpose; however, this does not preclude a physician from using sutures, which are approved devices, for this purpose. According to the council, although the procedure is legal, it can result in scars, infections, and even brain abscesses.

Another treatment for male-pattern baldness, hair implants made of high-density artificial fibers surgically implanted in the scalp, was banned by FDA in 1984 because it causes infection. This is the only device FDA has ever banned.

Products That Don't Work
So-called "thinning hair supplements," "hair farming products," and "vasodilators" for the scalp will not promote hair growth, says Mike Mahoney, a spokesperson for the American Hair Loss Council.

Thinning hair supplements are nothing more than hair conditioners that temporarily make your hair feel or look a little thicker. The main ingredient in these products--polysorbate--is also found in many shampoos. Promotional materials for hair farming products claim that they will release hairs that are "trapped" in a bald scalp. Mahoney says these products, many of which are herbal preparations, can do no such thing. And so-called vasodilators do not increase the blood supply to the scalp and do not promote hair growth.

Everyday Hazards
While male- and female-pattern baldness results in permanent hair loss, other factors can cause temporary loss of hair. For instance, the drop in the level of estrogen at the end of pregnancy can cause a woman's hair to shed more readily. Two or three months after a woman stops taking birth control pills, she may experience the same effect, since birth control pills produce hormone changes that mimic pregnancy. A major physical stress, such as surgery, or a major emotional stress--positive or negative--can cause hair loss.

"I've seen women start losing their hair before getting married," says Bihova. Even jet lag can have a similar effect.

In most of these cases, the hormonal imbalance or stressful situation will correct itself, and the scalp will soon begin growing hair again. But, says Bihova, since most women are extremely upset by even a temporary hair loss, many dermatologists treat these conditions with either topical steroid preparations or localized injections of low doses of steroids. Bihova emphasizes that these are local, not systemic, injections of steroids; therefore, the shots do not have the same risk of dangerous side effects as systemic steroids. However, only a board-certified dermatologist should administer this treatment, she says.

The list of causes of temporary hair loss goes on: Pressure on the scalp from wigs or hairdos that pull too tightly can cause it. A fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit or more often causes hair loss six weeks to three months later. And some medications can cause a temporary loss. These include vitamin A derivatives such as Accutane, cough medicines with iodides, anti-ulcer drugs, some antibiotics, beta blockers, antidepressants and amphetamines, anti-arthritis drugs, blood thinners, some cholesterol-lowering agents, aspirin taken over long periods, some thyroid medications, and chemotherapy.

You Hair What You Eat?
Although nutrition does play a role in hair loss and in the overall health of your hair, only extreme nutritional deficiencies or excesses will cause hair loss. For instance, people with anorexia and bulimia may temporarily lose hair. So will others suffering from malnutrition.

"It's pretty rare in the United States," says Bertolino. "If someone was on a real strange, restrictive diet, it could happen to them."

Megadoses of some vitamins--particularly A and E--and an iron deficiency may lead to hair loss. People who claim they can determine which vitamins are lacking in your diet by analyzing your hair, however, are not speaking from a scientifically sound basis. The test used with this type of hair analysis-- atomic absorption spectrophotometry-- is a legitimate analytical chemistry method; however, used on hair, the results of this test do not correlate with nutritional status, says Shupack. "Because of the sociological importance of hair, a lot of people try to cash in on it," he says. "[Hair analysis] is all witchcraft as far as I'm concerned."

There are, however' a few legitimate hair tests for substances such as arsenic and lead.

For Beauty's Sake
Every time you shampoo, blow dry, perm, straighten, or dye your hair, you damage it slightly, says Bertolino. For the most part, hair can withstand this type of treatment. But overzealous beautifying can damage the hair fiber, resulting in many broken strands, and a frizzy, split-end look. For instance, if you bleach your hair and then have a bunch of perms done in a short time, you're heading for trouble.

Misuse of hair cosmetics can cause the hair to break as it comes out of the scalp, says Frances Storrs, M.D., professor of dermatology at the Oregon Health Sciences University. Permanent wave solutions break the bonds that hold hair together and then re-form them. But with a perm that is not diluted right or not rinsed off properly, for instance, those bonds may not re-form and the hair would soon fall out as a result. Fortunately, most professional hair dressers know how to use perms correctly, says Storrs.

Most hair dyes are not as irritating as permanent solutions, mostly because they do not break the bonds between hair fibers and are therefore not likely to cause a hair loss, she says. However, a severe allergic reaction to hair dye could cause hair loss. "The allergy is pretty common, actually," says Storrs. Permanent solutions can also cause allergic reactions, though that's a rare side effect.

Other beauty-related manipulations of the hair can cause problems, too: Hot irons, corn rows, and braids may bring on temporary or permanent hair loss. If the hair breaks often enough, the follicles may eventually not be able to produce normal hair, says Bihova. "If someone has a problem with thinning and excessive loss, we advise being gentle," she says. "Don't use rollers; don't use blow dryers on a hot setting; don't wear tight hair styles." Rough shampooing may accelerate any loss, though it's usually not a problem in people with healthy hair.

The Medical Side
Some hair loss is the result of a type of immune disorder known as alopecia areata--some 2.5 million people suffer from this condition in which antibodies attack the hair follicle, causing the hair to fall out. Alopecia areata often causes small, oval or circular areas-of hair loss. However, in some forms of the condition, all the scalp hair falls out; in other forms, all body hair is lost. Although the loss is usually temporary, the condition can recur. Treatments include topical steroids or the use of chemicals to produce an allergic reaction to start the hair growing again.

Finally, chronic, systemic conditions--including one form of lupus, abnormal kidney and liver function, and hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism-- can affect the hair. If you're experiencing hair loss, see a doctor. He or she will want to order some basic blood tests to rule out any medical cause of the condition.

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HOW TO STOP BALDNESS AND REGROW HAIR

GERMAN UNIVERSITY STUDIES ON A NEW TREATMENT FOR BALDNESS

In October, 1994, I was invited by the University of Munich to go to Germany to investigate studies done there by eight universities, including the universities of Darmstadt, Munich, Frankfurt, Heidelberg and Vienna. Nine physicians, professors at the universities, who were oncologists, dermatologists, gynecologists and general internists, participated in the production of a thymus gland extract called Thymu-Skin, a product they developed primarily for cancer patients who were subjected to chemotherapy. These physicians performed placebo controlled, double-blind studies on the effects of this product on hair loss to cancer patients. When the product was rubbed on the person's scalp before he took a chemotherapeutic agent, there was no hair fall out, no hair loss at all. The German FDA has declared the product to be preventative for hair fall out for chemotherapy patients. However, it was soon discovered by the research physicians, who themselves were bald and tried the product to see what would happen, that it regrew hair. And so it was declared as a treatment for the regrowth of hair for men with alopecia areata, or male pattern baldness, and for females who have female pattern baldness. It works for men 67% of the time, and for females 99 or 100% of the time. It it effective for those people who still have live hair follicles.

My book How to Stop Baldness and Regrow Hair tells the whole story of the investigation, the studies, and the names and addresses of the doctors who participated, so that you can verify that this is a medically sanctioned product which regrows hair if your hair follicles are alive but dormant. There is no way to tell whether they are, dormant or if they are dead. You have to try the product, massage it in for the first month every day, and thereafter every other day. After two months you see hair growing out of your scalp that is new strong real hair. After four months you see good bushy hair, and if you don't, stop using the product and you have just lost a small investment. Although the investment is not so small because a 3 1/2 oz. quantity costs $65 for shampoo and $95 for the lotion. But it gives you a two month supply. Some people in the study grew hair back totally within six months. Others, nine months, others eighteen months. The product works exceedingly well within an 18 month period, and then you can taper it off and stop using it. When you use other products which claim to grow hair, the new hair falls out when you stop using the products. You will find it in your sink or on your pillow. When you use Thymu-Skin, the hair remains permanent and continues to regrow because the hair follicle has been stimulated to keep growing hair on a continuous basis.

MY PERSONAL TRIAL OF THE PRODUCT I know what you are going to say. Who is bald? I am, but I was balder. I have been balding since the age of 28, and I am now 66. Over the 34 years that I have been losing my hair, most of my hair follicles died and remain dead, but those that were dormant or damaged, they have been awakened. As a result of their awakening, I do have some hair strands growing from the top of my head. I used the two products, a shampoo and a revitalizer for a period of about 13 months and I am growing hair. It works, but it works even better for women. My daughter-in-law who is getting very thin on top has hair growing like crazy, bushy hair that is glistening and healthy. She is so pleased. I have three sons, and my sons were growing bald; one is 31, one is 40, and one is 44. The 44 year-old is a plastic surgeon, and he has been using it for nine months and he is growing hair. He is recommending the product for his patients. It is an over the counter cosmetic product which doesn't require a prescription. The product was originally available only through the universities, but now it is available in North America. There is a distributor in the States, and it is available in Canada through Consumer Health Organization.

THYMU-SKIN The product, Thymu-skin, is a thymus gland extract made with herbs and the thymus gland of a calf. That is a food substance. All of us have a thymus gland. It is an endocrine gland at the base of your neck, and it produces thymosin. In children, the gland is about the size of a walnut, but as we grow older, the thymus gland shrinks, and that is why people get cancer and infectious diseases. The thymus gland is the immune gland of the body because it produces T-cells (meaning thymus cells) for the blood. When the thymus shrinks, the production of T-cells is diminished. At the age of 66, the thymus is about the size of my pinky nail. That thymus could use a little boost to produce more thymosin.

BALDNESS IS AN AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE Baldness is connected to an auto-immune disease. This may be the first time you have heard that. These physicians in Germany discovered that baldness is not just a result of excessive testosterone and hormonal problems in the body. Baldness is actually a disease that results from the body attacking itself. The body actually sees the hair follicles as something growing too fast, and sees this as excessive growth, as something pathological. So it sends its white blood cells, leukocytes, to attack the hair follicles which it considers a foreign invader, and that is why the hair follicles die. The hair follicles are so damaged by the attack of the leukocytes that the hair follicle will let go of its strand and hair falls out. Normally we lose about 80 strands a day. When our hair follicles are damaged, we lose a lot more than 80 hairs, and more fall out than grow in, so eventually you become bald.

THYMUS EXTRACT BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM This product builds the immune system. The product goes through the blood stream. You put it on your scalp, but it goes through the tiny blood vessels in your scalp and travels through your body. At the same time that you are massaging the lotion on your head, you are boosting your immune system. You are building your T-cells, and this can act as a preventative for cancer or help prevent metastases in cancer. Not only cancer, but other degenerative diseases respond to the boosting of the immune system that this thymus gland extract promotes. Thymus extract also acts as a chelating agent to pull toxic metals out of the blood and allows them to leave the body through evacuation and urination.

ENDOCRINE DYSFUNCTION Men also lose their hair as a result of excess testosterone. When a man is very virile, he has a lot of testosterone, and the testosterone combines with an enzyme in his body and it converts to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which causes his hair to fall out. The thymus extract causes this DHT to diminish somewhat and it acts as a coating for the hair follicles, so the hair follicles don't respond to the DHT and the hair will no longer fall out.

OTHER CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS:

A person may have an allergy and the body's immune system will attack the allergen and sometimes it looks at the hair follicle as an allergen and it is damaged and the hair strand falls out.

Another cause of baldness is abuse of street drugs like cocaine and many others which do cause hair loss.

Side effects of prescription drugs, especially high blood pressure medication will tend to cause baldness because hair follicles are attacked by the prescription drugs. Even aspirin can cause hair fall out, because the body responds adversely to any toxic type of agent.

Nutritional deficiencies, in particular a lack of zinc or iron in your diet may cause hair loss.

Toxic metals or heavy metal poisoning is definitely a cause of hair loss.

Pesticides and herbicides can cause hair loss.

When you sit in front of video display terminals, you are bombarded with radiation and free radical pathology which may contribute to hair loss, because hair fall out occurs as a result of radiation exposure. In fact if you use a microwave oven you are exposed to radiation.

Fungal infections, hair dyes, cancerous moles, hypothyroid disease, genetic tendencies, aging, anti-cancer treatment, skin disorders, alcoholic beverages, and even a reaction to traction from hair braiding are all reasons for hair to fall out.

ALOPECIA UNIVERSALIS This means total hair loss - the whole body loses hair: under the arms, eyebrows, eyelashes, pubic region, legs, arms, just everywhere. When the thymus extract is put on the scalp, it regrows hair wherever hair is supposed to be growing on the body. It works exceedingly well for this problem in particular.

OTHER THYMUS SUPPLEMENTS There are all kinds of thymus products. Some of these are called glandulars. There are some called cell therapy which is given by injection. There is a sublingual thymus extract tablet used to reverse cancer. There is a thymus gland extract combined with shark cartilage. You can take thymus extract as injections, sublinguals, orals and now as a topical that you massage into your scalp.

DOSAGE You cannot take too much. The problem for all of us is that we have an insufficient quantity. You could use a whole bottle a day, which I wouldn't advise because it is expensive, but you need only a few drops especially if you have sparse hair. For somebody with more hair, you would need more because the liquid gets caught in the hair strands. One of the bottles should last two months.

Question: Will this product darken the hair?

Answer: You can darken the hair naturally. Abraham Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D., a famous Canadian physician who deserves a Nobel prize for finding a nutritional treatment for schizophrenia, advises the use of B vitamins in large quantities to help darken the hair, especially niacin (vitamin B3).

Article copyright Consumer Health Organization of Canada.

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By Morton Walker


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