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Baldness in women and children? Not just a male thing?

By May 23, 2008 - 2:16pm
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We always think of baldness as a man thing and it's not. Many women also suffer hair loss for many reasons - it could be hereditary, a thyroid problem, vitamin deficiency or alopecia, amongst others.

Children also suffer from hair loss due to alopecia and a little known disorder called Loose Anagen Syndrome that usually targets young white girls between the ages of 2-5 who have platinum blonde hair. It is not considered to be genetic and can cause permanent full baldness or the syndrome can disappear within 5-10 years.

I'm wondering if any women (or their children) suffer baldness for any reason and how do you cope with it?

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I have heard that there are positive health effects from decreasing the amount of "white, processed" foods (sugar, pasta, bread, flour, etc) in favor of "less-processed, whole" foods (brown sugar, whole wheat breads, flours and pastas). Even red potatoes and sweet potatoes are better than the regular white baking potatoes, right?

I am confused, though...how does this relate to preventing hairloss, as you mentioned above? Does the presence of these foods in the body cause the production of too much DHT or testosterone (and, if so, what is DHT?). Can you explain this in greater detail?

Thanks for the clarification!

May 27, 2008 - 1:22pm
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The body is a unit trying to function properly and coexist together.in turn everything we eat breath live is absorbed thru our hair skin nails and internal organs.bleach processed flour and refined sugar hav no nutrional value...back in the day we lived on farm raised cattle and chicken dairy daily deliverd to our doorstep and fresh vegtables and fruits from our own gardens in our back yards.. There wasn't as much disease.which means diss ease.. Yes processed foods hav ingredients which deplete and rob the body of essential nutrients...these could be in association with autoimmune disorders such as alopecia. See home and herbal remedies page 67.we are tryng to. prevent the conversion of testosterone to Dht dihydrotesterone by blocking enzymatic activity .un healty foods could be associated with autoimmune disorders such as alopecia..diets that neglect any of the food groups can cAause deficiencies in nutrients that are detramental to the hair..diet high in fruits and vegtables and low startch may help slow down the process of hairloss they contain flavonoids antioxidant rich that provide protection for the hair follicles and encourage hair growth. See nutrional healing page 402.biotin, include brown rice bulgar peas oats walnuts sunflower seeds soybeans tempeh and tofu ..

May 27, 2008 - 9:28pm

I have also sufferd from major hairloss in 1988 up until now, so I completly understand first hand how devestating it is and I have be inspired to help others suffering with this as well...

May 27, 2008 - 1:18pm

Hair skin nails are all appendages of our internal organs... Generally hairloss stems from an autoimmine disorder ..wether the liver isn't funcitiong properly or the ph isn't balanced or producing too much DHT... Sometimes it is a genetic condition, however one can help to stabilize the ph in the body and block the conversion of testosterone to DHT with proper diet nutrition and herbals remedies....see nutrional healing book under hairloss and aromatherapy for alopecia page 67.. Processd sugar is a big deleter of the bodys flora and energy and destroys our immune system.. Surgeriers can also deplete the body of essential vitimans and minerals... A monthly 7day cleanse is utmost importance for every one of us to rid the body of toxins from air,water,food,envirnmental stress.I suggest a cleanse to get things going in the rite direction.. See the 7day detox... Author tom woloshyn ommit all processd foods white flour and procesd sugar found in packagd foods and sugary drinks for starters.

May 27, 2008 - 12:53pm
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