Hair loss, graying hair, dull skin, dark circles, puffy eyes, splitting weak nails and skin issues not on your bucket list?

You’re not alone. 

All of these things can be prevented in most situations.

They are all connected to poor circulation.

Hair loss and graying hair often start after a period of increased stress that subsequently causes the gut to decrease absorption of nutrients and restrict circulation to the scalp. 

Nails become weak and split as a result of continued nutrient and hormone deficiencies.

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Skin wrinkles, dulls and ends up with discolorations due to decreased production of collagen, decreased circulation of oxygen and slowed detox of the peripheral skin.

Hair and nails are not essential when it comes to body functions and life preservation.

When you’re in a state of extreme stress the body hoards and diverts it’s resources to crucial organs.

On top of that aging adults experience a reduction in progesterone with stress.

Progesterone is the primary hormone connected hair growth.

And it’s the hormone that keeps estrogens in check in the…

  • peri-menopausal estrogen rollercoaster
  • post menopausal estrone, inflammatory estrogen increase. 
  • andropause – happens in guys too estrone increase

When estrogens are running high it’s common for women to have fibroids that cause heavy periods. 

Increased loss of blood causes a decrease in iron levels, one of the other causes of hair loss. 

But it’s often overlooked because one period may be heavy the other light!

The more iron that’s lost the more fatigued one becomes.

Dark eye circles set in.

The drive for convenience and snack types of foods increases.

Puffiness under the eyes sets in. 

That’s one theory anyway…

…at least the one I see repeat itself often.

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How can you prevent this pattern or any of these things from developing?

  • Put your stress in check
  • Optimize your gut health
  • Balance your hormones
  • Sleep soundly
  • Enhance your circulation

Yes, hair loss has hereditary components but there are things you can do to prevent it from happening.

Plus, this day in age there are great therapies out there like…

  • Zinc/thymulin/GHK/copper serums that promote hair growth naturally (compounded pharmacies are the best source)
  • Oral Minoxidil (prescription required)
  • Dutasteride is another option for men and women making more DHT type of testosterone (prescription required)
  • Infrared therapy (even hats that you can wear!)
  • Ultrasound machines that increase serum nutrient delivery to the scalp (called TED machines)
  • Biotin and Platelet Rich Plasma injections with microneedling

Granted those therapies may be more costly but they are out there. 

Last Saturday my podcast with Dr. Alan J Bauman, founder of Bauman Medical and hair restoration specialist spoke all about the advances in hair loss prevention and restoration. Click HERE to listen in!

Long gone are the days where collagen, iron and biotin are your only options.

If you or someone you know is losing confidence and self esteem is suffering due to hair thinning or loss it may be time to reach out to Dr. Bauman. 

Even though he’s in Florida he’s consulting virtually and is a wealth of knowledge to help you get set in the right direction when it comes to your hair. 

Natural medicine can only go so far, sometimes it’s worth it to look into the higher interventions, especially when it comes to your mental health. 

Here’s to your health,

Dr. J

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