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Hair Loss and the Menopausal Woman

By: Caroline Sutherland

Hair loss is a big issue not just for menopausal women but for men as well. There are a number of factors to consider regarding hair loss:

Sub-clinical low thyroid.

Poor absorption of nutrition.

Hormone balance.

Sub-clinical low thyroid is something that I see in many people. As a medical Intuitive (someone with the gift of insight regarding the physical body) low thyroid appears energetically to me as a soft gray aura or field around the head of the person and there is an oily quality to it. As soon as I see this quality, I “know” intuitively that the person will have mood and temperature regulation problems, issues with weight and probable thinning hair on the physical level, as well as issues with confidence and claiming personal power on the emotional level.

Sub-clinical mean “just inside the normal range” so it can appear normal but perhaps just low enough to cause problems.

Your doctor can recommend a thyroid prescription and there are many supplements available at the health food store. Here’s a simple test that you can do at home: paint a patch of liquid iodine on the inside of your upper arm. Be sure and wear an old T-shirt – it stains! Watch the patch and see over several hours if the color fades. If so, it may indicate low thyroid – or the body’s need for iodine.

After the age of 45, most people do not absorb nutrition well. For many years, we have disrespected our bodies, given away our emotional power, and have bombarded our digestive systems with the same foods day after day. Enzymes become depleted and absorption can be compromised. Glutinous grains and sugar are the worst offenders.

As a medical intuitive, and someone who has the gift of insight, I “see” into small intestines and observe that those wonderful hairy-like structures called “villi” which, through our small intestine, do all the soaking up of our nutrition. Often these structures are worn down. Little wonder that nails are breaking, eyes are weak and hair can be limp and thin. This is easy to correct – just eliminate glutinous grains like wheat, barley and oats and substitute with 100% rye bread/crackers, rice, quinoa, millet or amaranth. Remember to avoid sugar.

The good news is that villi grow back - they start to grow back in just 3 days! It won’t be long before you’ll see the difference in your hair and your nails as well as places that you don’t see, like your bones and organs. Add in some digestive enzymes and supplementation that includes vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.

Hormone balance is an important aspect of pre, peri and post menopause and it is difficult to describe in a short column. I suggest seeking help with a local practitioner who specializes in balancing hormones naturally.

On a deeper level, the hair represents the crown. Take a look at your confidence level. Is there someone in your life who is not validating you – who breaks you down and destroys your confidence? Keep affirming that you believe in yourself and surround yourself with people who support that belief.

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