Regardless of gender, culture, or nationality, we all want a luxurious full head of hair. But unfortunately, that is not always the case, and more often than not, many of us start to lose our hair in our late twenties.
Although hair loss is more of a personal aesthetic than a debilitating ailment it’s definitely something no one wants to deal with, especially if you’re a woman.
Certain sex hormones can trigger hereditary hair loss, and it may begin as early as puberty.
Major illnesses, surgeries, or traumatic events can trigger hair loss. However, your hair will usually start growing back without treatment.
Hormonal changes can cause temporary hair loss. Examples include:
- discontinuing the use of birth control pills
Medical conditions that can cause hair loss include:
- thyroid disease
- alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles)
- scalp infections like ringworm
Diseases that cause scarring, such as lichen planus and some types of lupus, can result in permanent hair loss because of the scarring.
Hair loss can also be due to medications used to treat:
- high blood pressure
- heart problems
According to the American Hair Loss Association, women actually make up 40 percent of American hair loss sufferers.
Losing anywhere from 50 to 150 hairs per day is “considered” normal, but when you start losing more than that it becomes problematic, not to mention visibly noticeable.
I’m not bald, at least not yet, but I’ve been shaving all of my hair off of my head since I was a teenager. The problem I had was I was shedding hair all over my house. Most of my house is tiled so I could see the hair all over the floor and hallways daily, and it was a lot, but as soon as It shedded it would regrow immediately.
I knew I didn’t have any of the above-mentioned underlying diseases, so I knew it had something to do with nutrition. When I factored in the science of epigenetics, I knew it wasn’t genetic. Diet-wise, I eat organic and very little processed food, no red meat, so I didn’t think it was nutritional. I was also loading myself with supplements, well at least I assumed I was.
I do have to mention though when I regularly take either powdered black seeds or diatomaceous earth, my hair would grow like a wolf, but neither of them stopped my shedding. That is not to say that either one of them would not stop hair loss in someone else, especially if they had an underlying condition causing it, but it didn’t work for me.
When I can’t figure out the cure for something, I always do this technique.
Just before I go to sleep I see myself in my mind’s eye with the cure in my hands. Or if it’s something personally related to me, I see myself in my mind’s eyes in perfect health. So I started to nightly see myself with a head full of healthy hair that was not shedding.
Every time I do this technique some way or somehow what I am looking for falls into my hands.
Fast forward months later, for other reasons, I discovered vitamin D. I found a few vitamin Dscholars who also had youtube videos, but I found Dr. Holicks video to be the most informative. I also found Vitamindwiki.com to be priceless.
According to this Pubmed Research article, Role of vitamin D in hair loss: A short review.
Vitamin D is intricately involved in various signaling pathways of growth and differentiation of hair follicles. Most studies show an inverse relationship between serum vitamin D levels and non-scarring alopecias such as telogen effluvium, androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, and trichotillomania. Vitamin D deficiency is also associated with scarring alopecia. However, conclusive studies to demonstrate the benefit of vitamin D administration in correcting hair loss and managing these conditions are lacking. Hence, further studies are needed before vitamin D can be routinely recommended as a treatment modality in these conditions.
To make a long story short, I bought Jarrows 5000 IU D3 supplement and I started taking 10,000 IU’s of vitamin D3 for the first week, then I upped it to 20,000 IU’s then I capped it at 30,000 IU’s a day.
To tell you the truth I’m not sure if it was when I was taking the 10,000 IU’s or 20 or 30 when my hair exactly stopped shedding. I just noticed one day I didn’t have to sweep up my hair off of the floor anymore.
As stated above I started taking vitamin D3 was for other reasons, I had no idea vitamin D3 would stop my hair shedding. But when I realized my shedding stopped, that is when I found all of the information I posted above in relation to vitamin D3 deficiency and hair loss.
Vitamin D3 is even more important if you are a dark-skinned minority living in temperate climates.
I’ll end with this, if people were taking correct amounts of vitamin D, or getting the correct amount of vitamin D from the sun so that their 25 Hydroxyvitamin D levels were between 100 – 150 nmol/L, I guarantee you 90% of these medical clinics, hospitals, dentists would close.
That is how powerful vitamin D is.
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