Does loss of hair have anything to do with hypothyroid?
Dear Terry, “Does loss of hair have anything to do with hypothyroid? I used to have beautiful hair, fine, but dense. Now I fear fixing my hair because so much comes out in the brush.” — Naomi A., Newport News, VA
Dear Naomi, Yes, absolutely. Hair loss can often be an indication of an underactive thyroid.
I would first recommend consulting with your healthcare practitioner to rule out the possibility that an underlying condition is causing your symptoms. If everything checks out, I would then suggest trying the following nutrients.
A combination of iodine with the amino acid L-tyrosine could be extremely beneficial. I’d recommend taking 15-30 mg of iodine plus 200-400 mg of L-tyrosine at breakfast. This will provide the raw materials necessary for your thyroid glands to make healthy amounts of thyroid hormone.
I would also take a good hard look at your diet. You would do better with more proteins and fats, and less carbohydrates and sugar in your diet. Dietary restrictions would also include avoiding all gluten and soy products, which can prevent healthy thyroid function. While I understand this takes a huge effort on your part, it can make a real difference. Click on my healthy diet plan for more information. For additional information, I also recommend checking out the following websites: www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com and www.drperlmutter.com. You should also read the books, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter and Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.
Terry . . . Naturally