Kick It Naturally – Understanding Female Hair Loss
T.C. Hale is not a doctor and does not claim to be a doctor, licensed in any type of medical field. Don’t be an idiot and use anything heard on this show as medical advice. This information should be used for educational purposes only and you should contact your doctor for any medical advice. Now get off me.
Kinna: Hey everybody! Welcome to Kick It Naturally, I’m Kinna McInroe, and I’m here with T.C Hale, author, natural health expert, producer, my boss, a man, a homosapien, person.
Kinna: Hair? Okay, he’s got hair. Yeah, he’s got hair.
Tony: We’re going to talk about hair.
Kinna: Oh, we’re talking about hair today. That’s right! We also have here with us today, he’s got a little less hair today cause he shaved off his goatee, little hotty patotty, Will Schmidt.
Will: Hi Kinna.
Kinna: Hi Will. How are you?
Will: I’m good.
Kinna: Good. All right. So today we’re talking about female hair loss and this is sad because a lot of times when you have issues you can’t see those issues, you know but like weight and hair loss you can see those.
Kinna: So it becomes embarrassing. You know nobody knows that you’re having diarrhea 5 times a day, but they can see your hair falling out.
Tony: But on a lot of our shows we have talked about that you did in fact have diarrhea 5 times a days for a long time.
Kinna: Yes, yeah yeah.
Tony: We talk about it on and on.
Kinna: I know. That’s all I talk about.
Will: We don’t want you to forget that that was happening.
Kinna: Exactly. Yes.
Tony: And we do know that we have had listeners from around the world on the shows where we’ve talked about your diarrhea.
Kinna: That’s true. It is a fascinating topic of discussion.
Tony: So it’s kind of like female hair loss because a lot of people know about it for you.
Kinna: That’s true.
Tony: But yeah, I can see your point that if somebody’s just psycho only the people that interact with that person know that they’re psycho.
Kinna: Yeah, I mean people know that I’m psycho, but they’re my close personal people.
Tony: Right, they’re in your circle.
Kinna: People on the outside usually think I’m sweet.
Tony: In your psycho circle.
Kinna: Yeah, exactly. I have to love you a lot to show my true to show my true psycho, so Tony I must love you oodles.
Tony: Uh huh. And that guy at the gym last week you loved him a lot too.
Tony: Cause you showed a little bit to him.
Kinna: Oh, I did?
Tony: I’m just kidding.
Kinna: I was trying to keep it in check. That was actually going psycho cause I didn’t like the way he spoke to you.
Kinna: So I was getting protective.
Kinna: So, yeah, yeah! Don’t mess with my friends.
Tony: We’re talking about the stinky guy.
Will: Oh, did you guys confront him?
Tony: No, we didn’t.
Kinna: No, he gave Tony some attitude too and it made me mad.
Tony: We were the thing is we were, you know, me and the girls were working out in this area of the gym and if you didn’t hear this episode he smelled really really bad. Where like Kinna was actually having dry heaves and that was last week’s show.
T&W: We should’ve mentioned about that on the nausea show.
Tony: So he comes over to me and he’s like are you guys using the bench? The girls had been complaining to me all morning about this guy and this bench was right in the middle of where all the girls were working out. So I’m like yeah, we’re using that bench and I just had Kinna do something on the bench so he wouldn’t come and workout right in the middle of us.
Kinna: And he gave him a little bit of tude. He was like Jesus, you gotta use everything and blah blah.
Tony: Yeah, yeah.
Kinna: And that’s when it ticked me off. I was like first off, you smell, but second off, don’t be mean to Tony.
Tony: Well, also second off, you smell. I think the smell should go first off and second off.
Kinna: That’s true. First and second spots.
Will: You should’ve threw up in his face.
Kinna: I should’ve. No, you can use it. (throw up sound) Throw up on the bench for him.
Tony: But that’s all in the past.
Kinna: Uh huh. We’re letting it go.
Tony: Uh huh.
Kinna: So but today’s, you know, it is a topic that you know I think that a lot of women are embarrassed about, I know guys have this problem too, you know, but…
Tony: So the solutions that we talk about today are not the same for guys. It’s not for male pattern baldness.
Tony: Yeah, it doesn’t work the same. It’s like a totally different thing.
Kinna: So it’s not Kick It In The Nuts today, it’s Kick It In The Vagina today?
Tony: Right, today. Just for today.
Kinna: All right. Good.
Tony: So whoever figures out the male pattern baldness is going to own like the left side of the planet. They’re going to have all the money.
Tony: But we’re going to talk about female hair loss today because that is usually one of the specific issues that we’re going to cover.
Kinna: Well, my hair falls out so much that I’m surprised I have any left. I mean I’ve always had thin fine hair, but it does seem…
Tony: You’ve always been fine.
Kinna: That’s true.
Tony: I’ve always been fine.
Kinna: Mickey thinks so.
Tony: Yeah, you’re so fine.
Kinna: But I do notice it and as I’m getting older I’m like well, I hope that comes back, you know, I always just knew it would when I was younger, but now that I’m getting older I’m like, man, I lost a lot of hair today. I’m hoping that that, you know, resurfaces.
Tony: Right, right and you keep seeing that you have hair.
Kinna: I do, but it’s definitely an illusion cause it’s not as thick as it looks, but it’s curly so I can fake it.
Tony: Right, so anybody who has hair falling out just make it curly.
Kinna: Uh huh. You can fake it. You can make it look full.
Tony: All right. We’ll see you next week.
Kinna: Okay, I just solved your problems. Send your check to me.
Tony: Yeah, so uh, let’s talk before we get into questions about what hair is.
Tony: That is very nice.
Kinna: Oh my gosh!!
Tony: You win. Chicken dinner winner winner.
Kinna: And if your HCL if you’re too acid, your acid’s going to eat up your protein, right?
T&W: No, no not at all. You’re really far.
Kinna: That was stretching, but I knew protein.
Tony: But now you’ll know the next time you get something right you’ll just shut up.
Tony: Don’t keep going until you blow it all, but let’s turn to Will and I want to have in this explanation of what hair is just 4 fancy words.
Tony: I don’t care what they are or if they have anything to do with your explanation, but if you put in 4 then I’ll be happy.
Will: Okay. How about we talk first about the catabolic? That counts as 1 right? The catabolic state.
Will: So that’s a state of tissue break down. Where your body’s metabolizing its own cells for daily functions.
Tony: The catabolic state is something that the body moves into everyday.
Will: It should, yeah.
Tony: But some people are there all the time.
Kinna: Those are a lot of words.
Will: You should also move into #2 anabolic at night. Does that count as 2?
Tony: Uh huh. That’s fancy.
Will: So that’s like a rebuilding time when your body’s doing more stuff like protein synthesis is a third one.
Will: And so your body will generate hair.
Tony: It’s a little less impressive when you count them as you go.
Will: Okay, all right.
Tony: It’s okay. We’re keeping track and that’s what counts.
Kinna: What about all those other words around those words?
Will: They’re not special.
Tony: Or fancy.
Will: We’re looking for very esoteric words.
Kinna: Oh, okay.
Tony: 4! Boom! Done.
Tony: That’s a wrap on Will today. He’s done.
Kinna: Catabolic, anabolic, protein synthesize and esoteric.
Will: Yeah, well we’ll throw in some more as we talk more about this. So if you’re in a catabolic state you’re in a tissue break down state and your body is not going to want to spend a whole lot of protein it doesn’t have on making extra hair. So it’ll actually start to eat up those proteins and you can get into a catabolic state for lots of reasons, but one of the primary ones we focus on is weak digestion. Like if you’re not breaking down your food.
Tony: He said “weak” digestion.
Kinna: Oh yeah, I thought you said wheat digestion.
Tony: I thought you said wheat digestion.
Will: No, people are pointing fingers at wheat enough. If you’re not able to break down protein like if you don’t have enough stomach acid to make protein into amino acids you’re going to have a hard time. You’re going to be short changing your body all the time when it’s trying to make things like muscles and bones and hair.
Tony: And I think that’s important. I think a lot of people understand this one part is that first of all hair is protein that’s what it’s made of. So you need to have protein as that building block to create hair. Let’s say you eat chicken. Your hair is not chicken. You have to eat that chicken, you have to break that chicken down into the essential amino acids and then those amino acids can be used to build those other protein things.
Will: Even if you were to eat hair. We’d still have to break it down. It’s a little redundant. It wouldn’t just…
Kinna: So cat’s and their hairballs?
Tony: Yeah, they have to digest that hairball into amino acids and then they can build other hair.
Kinna: It usually then it comes out and it’s nausea. So then we should’ve had it on the nausea episode.
Will: It’s not nature’s most efficient process.
Tony: Right, so we understand that hair is protein, so like Will’s saying if you can’t break down protein then it’s hard for your body to build hair. Some people may not be eating enough protein, but I find that that’s rarely the case. Usually people are eating some type of protein, um, but the important thing is having the ability to digest it so you can use it.
Will: A lot of my vegan friends don’t eat enough protein. That happens.
Tony: Yeah, that does happen.
Kinna: Is there like a certain amount? I mean I know everybody is different, but is there like a good certain amount?
Tony: A certain amount of friends that you can have that are vegan?
Kinna: Is there like an amount of protein your supposed to eat per day?
Tony: You know some people say that your body can’t use more than so much and I don’t know how much of that I buy into that either. I do find a lot of people can’t eat a lot of protein cause they can’t digest it and since protein is harder to digest if they’re digestion is not working well then the more they eat the worse they’re going to feel. So that can be an issue too. So an important thing to understand with female hair loss is to the body hair is like a luxury. Nobody’s going to die from not having hair. Will just shaved his goatee and you don’t feel worse, right?
Will: I’m okay.
Tony: Right. Um, so when the body has other issues that it needs to deal with it’s not going to make growing hair be a priority if there are other problems in the body that need…..
Kinna: I have a bone to pick with the body because why get rid of hair on the head and put it in weird places?
Tony: Right, right.
Kinna: Cause now, okay when I hit 30, I get these weird whiskers every once in a while and when I’m stopped at a light I’ll pull out my tweezers cause it’s the best light.
Tony: And you’re like stupid body look how long that hair is. You could’ve used that somewhere else.
Kinna: Yeah, look at that. Oh my God, it’s like 12 inches long. I mean like how did I not even see that? So what’s up with that?
Tony: I have no idea, but just think about it like the lungs are made of protein and we break down all proteins and then we rebuild them back up. So if someone’s in that catabolic state where they’re stuck there and they’re not moving back to the anabolic state at night when the body rebuilds then they’re kind of breaking down all the time. So if they’re breaking down all this tissue and not rebuilding it correctly that can create a problem. The same problem can happen if there isn’t enough resources to rebuild those things, so we break down the tissues in our lungs and then we rebuild them, but if protein building blocks are limited the body’s going to put them towards are lungs before it’s going to make hair. So in the hierarchy of important things breathing is more important…
Kinna: Yeah, yeah.
Tony: Than curly fashionable locks.
Kinna: You can always get an oxygen tank.
Kinna: But I want to have long hair.
Tony: Unfortunately, we don’t get to pick the priorities the body kind of does that on it’s on.
Kinna: How come it seems more common, prevalent in men for them to go bald as opposed to it’s kind of rare, I think, for women.
Tony: It seems rare, but it’s actually a lot more common than you would think for women to have an issue with it, but with men, male pattern baldness is a totally different thing then what we’re talking about and there are hormonal issues that they believe have to do with that and I don’t know what the answer is to male pattern baldness. Some people have some theories that I kind of like them, but I don’t know if they’re accurate or not. When it comes to females there are females that experience similar pattern baldness situations as they age due to maybe more male hormones going on, but for most female hair loss it has to do with protein and either not eating it or the body’s inability to break it down and use it or from the body being in a state where it’s breaking down too much protein, bodily protein not digested protein.
Will: Yeah, and this is also the same thing in a way of the catabolic state, but a different cause is heavy metal toxicity. So when you look at chemotherapy and everybody loses hair it’s because they’re putting radioactive substances in your body to create a highly catabolic state to try to kill cancer cells. We’re not going to get into that whole whether that works or not or whatever, but that’s the catabolic state to the extreme like all your hair falls out.
Tony: Right that chemotherapy bores holes in the cells to kill all that stuff in there but that’s what a catabolic cell is it’s one that’s very open.
Tony: So that really makes a person very catabolic, so their hair does fall out. It’s a good illustration though to help us understand that in that extreme catabolic state you lose all your hair, so in a slightly catabolic state doesn’t it make sense that you lose some hair?
Kinna: Uh huh.
Will: Which if you have slight heavy metal toxicity, you know, it can be a big thing. Like if you have mercury fillings or all sorts of ways we can get metals from our water and our pots and pans and medications.
Kinna: Hm…interesting. Well, are we ready for some questions, boys?
Kinna: All right. Tiffany, people lose between 50 to 100 strands of hair each day on average and about 250 strands of hair on days that it’s washed. Sometimes it seems like a lot because women’s hair is long and more noticeable. Unless you actually see a significant thinning or receding hairline don’t panic. Good to know.
Tony: So yeah, that’s true we’re supposed to lose hair just like cells get broken down and removed from the body, hair dies off and falls off and that’s supposed to be the case. So, the panic shouldn’t happen until the big clumps start to come.
Will: Yeah, we have one way we can also kind of clue people in to like if you want to figure out if you’re in this catabolic state if that’s like the contributing factor like you’re not going to count oh, I lost 270 hair strands that’s not going to tell you anything.
Will: The other things that we teach you how to look at in our courses online like at kickitinthenuts.com a few of the different measurements you can look at to see if you’re catabolic are looking at your urine pH if it’s really low like if it’s under 6.0 that’s one kind of pointer. There’s also a urine dipstick test. Which did we talk about that in the 4 week course on digestion?
Tony: I think so and the 4 week digestion course is a FREE course at kickitinthenuts.com.
Will: Yeah. So there’s this urinalysis dipstick test you can do that will measure some things if they are present in your urine are a sure sign sign of being too catabolic. Like if you see protein in your urine on this dipstick you’re catabolic. Like that shouldn’t be in there. You can also look at your urine specific gravity, bunch of fancy words. Like if your specific gravity is much over 15 that’s another indication that you’re probably in a catabolic state.
Tony: And these are just little dipsticks that you can just pee on. You can get them like on Amazon and stuff like that they’re easy for anybody to get. Um, so there are things you can look at with yourself and beyond looking at if you’re catabolic if you have digestive symptoms that could show that you’re not digesting your food well that could be another indication of something that you would want to fix. Like if you’re bloated a lot that’s a problem with low stomach acid. Or if you’re having a lot of gas or acid reflux or constipated, diarrhea, things like that if you’re having issues that show that you’re not digesting food well then you’re not digesting protein well either. Protein?
Tony: It’s weird that I said it like that. Pro-TEIN.
Kinna: Maybe it’s because of the next question? Avery, Pantene shampoo..
Kinna: There you go. Maybe it’s…
Kinna: Yeah, Pan-TENE. Pantene shampoo and conditioner was the cause of my hair loss the first time I had a problem. I stopped using it and a few weeks later I noticed a dramatic difference. If I see somebody from Pantene sitting out, watching us, in a limo, you know, I’m going to get scared.
Kinna: They’re coming to get us.
Will: You think they’re not going to sponsor us anymore.
Kinna: Yeah, they might drop us.
Tony: I have heard from other people well, I was doing this and I lost hair, so if it’s a thing where shampoo makes your hair fall out, then you’re not real strong in the hair growing area. So it’s likely there are other things you can do to improve it to where one shampoo is not going to ruin you.
Will: Uh huh.
Kinna: Christy, yeah, it’s called getting older and stress. Lol
Tony: And stress and lol can make hair fall out. Maybe Will can tell us things about stress that would sound nice?
Kinna: But getting older that’s kind of a crock, right?
Will: Well, they did all these studies. Should I talk about stress first or the older part?
Tony: Let’s talk about older stress.
Will: Older stress, things that used to stress you in the past.
Will: If you are in a fight or flight, stressed out, sympathetic nervous system imbalance, we’ve talked about this on a podcast all about stress, where your body is going to deprioritize digestion and nutrient absorption and it’s going to spend extra resources trying to deal with the perceived emergency.
Will: Tiger is what I think we always go to.
Tony: And you can find that episode on iTunes. We have one that’s just on stress and how to simmer down and the effects of not being simmered down.
Will: Yeah, so that will also excelerate aging if you look at like biological age markers. So stress can contribute to that and then getting older you are more prone to exacerbate them imbalances you have the longer you do them. Right?
Kinna: So with age it’s more of a build up.
Tony: So digestion tends to fade with age. Like when a woman goes into menopause that’s digestion fading to the point where they can’t create enough resources to build a baby anymore. That’s a lot of the reasons a woman will go into menopause. So as we age the digestive system ages too and it can be less effective. People also tend to become more catabolic as they age and that’s very common as well.
Will: There’s one other thing about it. When we look at hormone levels and how they alter over time and Rob Fagen’s book “Natural Hormone Enhancement”, he talks about when growth hormone clinics became really popular. They did this study and it showed, I think it was mostly elderly men that they did it on and a lot of them like they had this huge body composition transformation and their hair got back to like normal color and started growing really robustly again. They ended up most of them dropped out of that study cause they had all these other problems that came from it.
Tony: Cause they were chasing too many women cause they had hair again.
Will: Yeah, they were getting like really bankrupt.
Tony: They didn’t have time for the study anymore.
Will: Yeah, right I got to go to Vegas. Like injecting growth hormone is a really dangerous sort of thing I’m not recommending that, but it showed like the hor-MONE balance.
Tony: We don’t know where to emphasize words today.
Kinna: I know. To-DAY, TO-day.
Tony: We’re empha-SIZING.
Will: Em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble. (laughter) But if you get your hormone levels balanced and eat in a way that helps support that, you’re natural growth hormone production and natural cortisol levels are going to be a lot more favorable to like healthy hair growth, and youthful skin and energy and lean body mass. So that’s a really important factor to look at and learning how to eat in a way that keeps your body out of like a cortisol rich and growth hormone deplete way is important.
Tony: Yeah, and so many issues and this is absolutely one of them, people blame hormones and hormonal imbalances and a lot of times that is the case and can even be the cause, but they kind of don’t talk at all about why those hormones are so imbalanced an lot of times it’s because resources are so low in the body and the body is doing anything it can to try and get things to work right so it’ll jack up one hormone and of course then that drops another one down too low and causes all these imbalances. A lot of times if you can just give the body what it needs to function correctly then the hormones can balance back out.
Kinna: Yeah, one time George said something about like me being low blood pressure like making things more drama or whatever creating more drama to raise my blood pressure, so that I’m not like dead or something.
Tony: Right, he was just trying to get you to calm down, I think. No, but yeah, so if you’re over dramatic or even about a situation you get upset or whatever your vascular system moves into a more sympathetic state it constricts and that can raise your blood pressure, so you can function so we find that some people just like to be drama queens cause it helps them function better.
Kinna: Yeah, maybe that’s why I’m an actor? So I guess that’s good that I’m an actress because I will use it. Sheree, I have this. I lose so much hair everyday it’s so awful. My remaining hair is thin and fine. My sister recently described it as pregnant momma hair. Which made me wonder if it’s caused by having low nutrient levels because pregnant ladies are giving most of their nutrients to their babies. For the record, I’m not pregnant and never have been.
Tony: Sheree is in our group and that’s where we got this question and she’s read our book “Kick Your Fat In The Nuts” and we talk a lot about um,
Kinna: A book? No, your book.
Tony: I said our book.
Kinna: Oh, I thought you said a book and I was like no, it’s your book.
Tony: Yeah, just some book, but we talk a lot about how pregnant women have lower resources because a lot of these resources go towards building this other human, so it’s good that she’s understanding that now that if you have a symptom that shows up that also happens to a lot of pregnant then odds are pretty great that that symptom comes about when resources are low.
Kinna: Man, that would build for a whole, I mean like if you’re pregnant and your baby’s taking all your minerals and nutrients, I would start off being resentful to that kid.
Tony: Right, he’s on restriction as soon as he’s comes out.
Kinna: You’re grounded the minute you get out! Okay, Kelly, I suspect low nutrients as well. Since I started the HCL/beet flow combo my hair loss is not a problem anymore. Kelly gets a gold star for mentioning our sponsors.
Tony: Yeah, which are not actually our sponsors. They’re just products that you can get in most stores um, except the beet flow. Will can you explain a little bit about what beet flow and HCL does to improve digestion so that you can break down proteins better?
Will: Yeah, so those two together help make digestion happen right. HCL is actually acid that you’re adding to the mix break down so proteins into amino acids and beet flow is not bile, but it helps your bile flow. So then you get the alkaline agent to neutralize the stomach acid and chemically explode your food and liberate the nutrients from it. So that your body can then be saturated with resources including amino acids that it’s going to use to make hair grow.
Tony: Right and you need both sides of the digestion working and HCL is very commonly used. Every health food store on the planet has it cause people use it a lot, but not everyone works on the other side which is the bile flow and we find that you need beet greens to do that. Don’t just use a beet root product. That’s why we use beet flow and if you can thin that bile then it can flow and those combos is what the combo of the acid from your stomach and the bile is what really makes the food you eat sizzle and break apart and you can really turn those proteins into amino acids that can then be building blocks for hair.
Kinna: Janice, from Lansing, Michigan. I asked my doctor about my 3 H’s. Hair loss, headaches and hot flashes, he seemed to think it was normal for a 50ish year old woman and then Kelly, says to Janice. I wonder if something happens a lot that automatically makes it normal? I also wonder if your doctor would accept erectile dysfunction in himself as normal? Boom! Yeah, oh yeah. She just brought it.
Tony: Uh huh.
Will: She looked like she was going a long with it and then boom.
Tony: Right and I think that happens a lot. Just because something is common doesn’t mean it’s okay. I think that a lot people are starting to understand that they can change what they’re eating and change the way they’re body is processing what they’re eating and all the sudden they can change all these issues that they thought was just part of life and just they were stuck with.
Kinna: Elaine, from Los Angeles, California. I shed like a crazy person. So much hair comes out, not just in the shower, but all the time. Is there something that I can add to my diet that will help this but not effect weight loss? Go!
Tony: I guess you could carry a bag.
Kinna: Well, it might effect your weight loss if you’re losing a lot of hair you might lose weight?
Will: Does she shed hair like a crazy person like they pull hair out of their head? Well, working on digestion can help you be less crazy, so you’ll start pulling your hair out less, so that’s a indirect solutions.
Tony: But don’t look at it like there’s a food that you can eat that’s going to fix hair loss.
Kinna: She could also switch to baths.
Kinna: Instead of showers.
Tony: Right. So don’t view it as a food, view it as what is your body doing with food. The only thing you’d need to view as a food you’d want to eat is protein if you’re not eating it. But as long as you’re eating protein it’s more about what is your body doing with that protein along with maybe what other issues are you stressing your body with that it can’t put resources towards building hair.
Will: And you know what the big thing for Elaine almost definitely is, cause she’s in L.A., is she’s underweight and she’s starving herself to stay skinny.
Tony: That’s very common.
Will: I’m not kidding. For real like I call that the L.A. girl body chemistry profile. Not effect weight loss is her main thing is she’s almost definitely under eating and not getting enough nutrients and not breaking down protein well and when she starts to eat enough and does these steps she’ll probably stop doing them because…
Tony: Because she’ll get some weight on, some meat on the bones.
Tony: But not eating enough is a stress to the body, so that’s another stress, but you know, that can’t be the only thing, it could be a lot of things. It could be a toxin overload, it could be the liver’s overwhelmed, maybe too many medications. There’s lot of different things and that’s another thing when you try and search for female hair loss that one of the biggest things they say is there are lots of medications that cause women to lose hair and we know that any medication is a stress on the liver because it has to overwhelm the liver in order to stay in the body and do the job it’s supposed to do.
Will: We can also point out birth control on this one cause that almost certainly, not always and not completely, but a lot of the times significantly restricts bile flow.
Will: And that’s not cool.
Tony: Cause that’s going to upset digestion.
Kinna: Roxanne, from Manila, Philippines. Hair loss is from stress, poor diet and lack of exercise. I changed it for the better and started seeing my healthy fuller hair. Good for you, Roxanne.
Tony: Right, so if you’re eating garbage, if all you’re eating is junk and you’re not giving your body actual nutrition, not only are you not getting the nutrients that you need to build hair, but all that junk is a stress to the body. That doesn’t mean you can never eat junk. It just means if that’s all you’re eating, if you’re Skittles and KitKats and cereal all day long, that’s a stress on the body and that can cause problems.
Will: One other thing, just real quick back to Janice, from Lansing when she talked about her doctor said that’s just what happens to women who turn 50, you might want to listen to the podcast we did on menopause and pre-menopause.
Tony: Yeah, early menopause, exactly!
Kinna: All right. Britenay, spells her name differently it’s Brit-en-nay.
Kinna: It’s not Britney it’s Britenay, from Red Rock, Arizonia.
Tony: She spells the emphasize on the wrong place.
Kinna: My hair is thinning and falling out and I’m only 19. Any ideas what it cold be from and how to reverse it.
Tony: Yes! Next question.
Tony: No, but your age doesn’t matter. There are a lot of young people that are having digestion issues and don’t have the ability to break down food. So, look at the things that we talked about. Do the FREE digestion course on kickitinthenuts.com and see if there are issues that you need to fix, so that you can give your body the resources it needs to grow hair.
Kinna: Kinley, from Los Angeles, California. Last year I was eating and insane amount of kale and my hair was falling out a lot. Someone told me that I was getting Vitamin A poisoning from too kale. I was eating it like every meal. I stopped and my hair stopped falling out.
Tony: So I don’t know why too much A does this with hair, but I have heard about this a lot and I’ve also seen a client actually have it happen and it was with kale too that this girl was doing it too, so girls must really love kale.
Kinna: Kale is good stuff.
Tony: I like kale, but it was just an over, it was like insane amounts of kale. Do you have any idea why? I know Vitamin A is pro catabolic, but I think you’d have to have a lot.
Will: I mean when we look at like how the body can experience nutrients as toxins when it pushes you too far whether it’s catabolic or not. I mean you can mess yourself up with too much of anything really.
Tony: Yeah. So I’m okay with that. I agree that that could happen.
Kinna: All right. Crystal, from Cincinnati, Ohio. My hair seems like it always is falling out and very thin and gets greasy very easily. Any ideas?
Tony: I have an idea. So if your hair is greasy, you know, think about our skin, especially if you also have acne issues too or your skin can also get greasy. The body will try and push stuff out through the skin if it can’t remove those toxins like through bile and stuff like that. So if your bile is not flowing and you can’t emulsify fats and digest them correctly the body will try and push them out through the skin and out through the scalp as well, so then that can make your hair greasy. If your body is trying to remove undigested fats anyway that it can, so improving bile flow could help that a lot.
Kinna: All right. Wendy, I’m noticing this too. I’m 54 and assumed that it was just a “getting older” thing. Please tell me it’s not. I had such thick beautiful hair when I was younger.
Tony: It’s not.
Tony: Yeah, that was good news for her. That was easy.
Kinna: There you go, Wendy. It’s not.
Will: I will say it does take more work as you get older. Just like keeping fit takes more effort and your body’s maybe less responsive like it’s harder to get lean or build muscle. So yeah, maybe you have to put in some more effort, but you can minimize this aging by nourishing yourself.
Kinna: All right. Nancy, from Southern View, Illinois. I am undergoing chemo so I have no hair. Can’t wait to have a neat short do. Well, we wish you the best, Nancy.
Tony: Yes, and we did talk about this earlier, so I hope that this helps you make sense of the situation. Once you’re done with your chemo, you could look at your physiology and see if you’re in a very catabolic state and then take steps to heal that a little bit faster by moving yourself more anabolic through food choices and supplements choices and things like that.
Will: Yeah, there’s also a really good book called “The Doctor Who Cures Cancer” that you might like to read. You can go to thedoctorwhocurescancer.com to just look at what else is going on with the body as a physiological whole when experiencing cancer.
Kinna: All right. Randi, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I think Randi might be a girl cause she spells it with an “i” at the end, so, I’ve been saving the hair that falls out of my hairbrush cause I’m losing a lot. Can someone glue them into my scalp or plug them back into my scalp for me?
Tony: Yeah, I think Elmer’s glue works well for that.
Kinna: Don’t do the crazy glue.
Tony: No crazy glue.
Will: They do have hair plug places now though I’m sure that could be arranged.
Tony: That they can do it with your own hair?
Will: Well, yes, it’s probably not as common.
Will: But why not?
Tony: I want someone to try the Elmer’s thing.
Tony: And let me know how that goes.
Kinna: I’m going to start saving the hairs from my chin.
Tony: Yeah, we could make a beard.
Kinna: Except they’re dark. It’s weird. It’s like one will be like nearly jet black and I’m like where the hell did this come from on my body? Okay, I’m giving out too much information.
Tony: It’s too much, yeah.
Kinna: I’m completely hairless people! Uh, so DeBorah or Deborah. What’s up with the stresses today?
Tony: Things are going awry.
Will: It’s got to be some magnetic something.
Kinna: Deborah, I was under the impression that hair loss was a) genetic b) hormonal c) health/diet related. I have used Nioxin for 10 plus years, still have hair loss probably not as much as if I didn’t use it, but it is not the answer I’m looking for.
T&K: So A no, B no and C yes!
Tony: And you know when you look at A, it can be involved because you can have genetic predispositions to create imbalances or digestive issues, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with those you can do steps to fix them.
Kinna: Your hormones can be caused by your diet.
Tony: And other imbalances going on, but yeah, health and diet related and your ability to process the diet that you’re eating.
Kinna: You know that whole genetic argument too cause I was like thinking if people are born, you know, or predisposed with it, doesn’t it also have to do with the mother’s diet? Like you were getting created with what she was eating and so maybe that created imbalances?
Tony: I think that counts and there’s a lot of things coming out now about, you know, how the birthing process and breastfeeding and how is the gut flora being developed. Were they C-sectioned? Did they get that gut flora starter thing that happens when you’re birthed? So there are a lot of things that can go into all of that and there certainly can be factors, but if you got screwed for reason or another or one scenario or another there are usually things you can do to try and unscrew yourself.
Kinna: Now which one are you talking about? Like screwed with the genetics of life or screwed and now you’re pregnant?
Tony: Oh no, that’s not what I meant. I meant screwed with the genetics of life or screwed because of some, you know, maybe you didn’t get breastfed or something like that.
Kinna: Oh okay. Alicia, from Tampa, Florida. My hair was so thick my mom would take me and have it thinned every summer. Now I have cover spots, then I try to put it up that will help grow more hair.
Tony: I like when people type questions that make not grammatical sense, but then Kinna reads it like that so it sounds like she doesn’t know what she’s doing.
Kinna: I’m trying to make, yeah I don’t know what this is? I think that’s stops?
T&W: I’m gonna go with spots.
Tony: But yeah, so when we’re young and everything’s working right we have nutrients everything is going great but a lot of things can happen in life to turn off your ability to pull nutrients out of food, so if any of those things happen you end up with no hair.
Kinna: Sad. Mia, from Agoura, California. Ah crappers! Talk amongst yourselves. Why is it not..hello…oh, thank you. Thyroid causes hair loss, hypothyroid causes hair loss. Taking the meds doesn’t really bring it back.
Tony: Yeah, and you hear a lot about this a lot in the medical world especially that thyroid issues can cause hair loss and I agree with that because the thyroid issues are usually caused by nutritional things going awry and things going wrong and pH’s going wrong and go, Will!
Will: Yeah, so again maybe we’d call this like diabetes causes obesity. Or is it associated because bad stuff is happening creating both sort of symptoms?
Will: Yeah, if your thyroid and endocrine system are kind of like slowing down it’s probably because they don’t have the resources they need to run full speed. And that’s usually because your diet is off or your digestion is weak or both.
Tony: Maybe talk a little bit about pH’s and the ability to absorb specific nutrients too.
Will: Yeah, so like one little test you can do is look at your urine pH. It should be, ideal urine pH is generally around 6/6.5 it changes a little depending on your metabolism, but it should be right around there. If it’s far off like 7 or 5, like way off, your body is not going to be able to absorb iodine. Then your thyroid can’t run right cause that’s an important nutrient that it needs. So even if you’re supplementing with whatever available thyroid med you’re taking, you’re not going to be able to soak it up and use it if your pH’s are out of the ideal range.
Kinna: Cathy. Over the last 8 months I have lost about half of my hair. I use to have a hard time just finding a clip to hold just the sides on top of my head, now a clip can hold it all. It’s loose, it’s breaking and shedding. Help please!
Tony: Okay, I will. Oh, right now? So do all that stuff that we said.
Will: Yeah, start with the digestive issues course on kickitinthenuts.com.
Tony: Yeah, and it’s not only about the course is going to teach you to fix things, it teaches you how to look at your own physiology, so that you can figure out, okay, what’s the underlying cause for me. Because it’s always different from person to person, from people to people from face to face.
Will: Person to people.
Kinna: We’re all snowflakes.
Tony: Uh huh, that’s so fancy. So see what’s going on with you and then you can also learn the steps to improve digestion. Let us know how that goes cause that’s kind of fun to hear that oh, I did that and then it worked. That’s just fun!
Kinna: Yeah, we need get pictures of like people that like before and after. Like this was me before now I’ve corrected my digestion and now this is my long flowing mane.
Tony: Right and maybe you’ll send us some of your hair. You’ll have so much extra that you’ll just cut some off and put it in an envelope and send it to us and we’ll open it and we’ll be so scared. We have a free stalker sending us hair. What do we do now?
Kinna: Yeah, exactly! I’ll glue it to my chin. To go with my other whiskers. All right! So everybody, that’s our show for the day. If you wanna learn more about how to look at your own chemistry, you can read any of Tony’s books or take the FREE 4 week digestion course at kickitinthenuts.com. You can also check out Will Schmidt’s site: mybodyofknowledge.net.
Tony: And if you learned anything in this show that helps you, then go to iTunes and leave us a review and like, Oh my gosh, this helped me.
Kinna: Uh huh.
Tony: And if you didn’t like anything then they don’t have reviews.
Kinna: Then KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!
Tony: There are no reviews at iTunes if you didn’t like us.
Kinna: There’s no “I don’t like” button.
Tony: Yeah, they stopped that.
Kinna: All right, so until next time everybody. Bye!
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