I am concerned as I have a bald spot on the middle of the back of my head.
Q. Dear Terry, “In my younger days, I had to have my hair thinned because it was so thick, I could never get it to dry. Now, I am concerned as I have a bald spot on the middle of the back of my head. Do you know of anything that will help with thinning hair and hair loss?” — Lois K., Milwaukee, WI
A. Dear Lois, Most people do not think of hair as part of a living structure of the body, but for hair to grow lustrous and strong, it needs critical nutrients that can be hard to come by in our standard American diet.
Look for a combination of nutrients including B vitamins, sulfur-bearing amino acids like L-cysteine and L-methionine, silica, as well as a very unique CO2-extracted oil of millet seed. Research in Europe has shown this type of formula to have tremendous benefits in healthy hair growth. I recommend you take 1 softgel of this formula twice daily.
Since hair grows slowly, keep in mind that it will take a minimum of 90-120 days before you can judge the positive benefits. However, if after the 90-120 days, you continue to have difficulties with your hair, and you find you are also having problems with energy, mood, weight gain and cold sensitivity, you may want to visit an integrative healthcare practitioner to have your thyroid function evaluated. Hair loss can often be an indication of an underactive thyroid. If this is the issue, I would then recommend trying a triple blend of 3 kinds of iodine: potassium iodide, molecular iodine, and sodium iodide. I like combining 3 forms because they are utilized more diversely throughout the body. Many alternative physicians recommend 50 mg of iodine daily for four months – starting with a higher dose helps to make sure your body is well-saturated with this critical mineral. You can then reduce the dosage to 12.5 mg a day thereafter.
Terry . . . Naturally