Saturday, November 18, 2017

Natural Treatments for Hair Loss

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Natural Treatments for Hair Loss

 

Hair loss is a common complaint among men, but it is also a real problem for women. Androgenetic alopecia, the term for male or female pattern baldness, is closely linked with Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a testosterone derivative. As the American Hair Loss Association states, "Testosterone converts to DHT with the aid of the enzyme Type II 5-alpha reductase, which is held in a hair follicle's oil glands. Scientists now believe that it's not the amount of circulating testosterone that's the problem but the level of DHT binding to receptors in scalp follicles. DHT shrinks hair follicles, making it impossible for healthy hair to survive."

Interestingly, melatonin is showing promise in treating hair loss. In 2004, a study was conducted to determine whether melatonin applied topically could influence anagen and telogen hair rate in women with androgenetic or diffuse hair loss. After 6 months of a 0.1% melatonin application, researchers found that melatonin significantly increased hair rates. In 2012, another five clinical studies showed that topical melatonin had positive effects on hair growth with good tolerability.

While most studies are only seeing the topical treatments, we see this as a result of hormone imbalance, which is why we believe Melapure® melatonin could be used either topically or orally to combat hair loss. For oral use, we would recommend taking 1 mg per day before sleep for anti-aging. For a topical solution, we suggest using one 3 mg capsule of Melapure® melatonin and emptying the capsule into ½ tsp medicinal grade DMSO Gel. Apply a thin layer over hair follicles twice per day and allow to air dry. Most applications need messaging, but this is not necessary with DMSO, as it will drive the Melapure® deep within the hair shaft.

We strongly don’t recommend synthetic or animal-sourced melatonin with possible toxins, or solvent grade DMSO. This condition must be treated with medicinal grade ingredients only. It should also be noted that this treatment is recommended mainly for early hair loss and not for bald or dead hair follicles.

We would also recommend HgH+ Homeopathic, as it can help balance the endocrine system and address the underlying hormonal concerns related to hair loss. This chart from NDNR shows how different hormones show up in different lab markers.
 

TABLE 1. LABORATORY EVALUATION

Category Lab Marker or Comment
Thyroid TSH, free T3, free T4, reverse T3, anti-TPO and anti-TG autoantibodies
Sex hormones Estradiol, progesterone, free & total testosterone, dihydrotestosterone
Salivary cortisol Multiple samples collected over the course of a day are required to evaluate a proper rhythm
Minerals Zinc, copper, selenium, iron (iron panel, including ferritin), manganese
Vitamins Vitamin B12, folic acid
General CBC, chemistry panel
(TSH = thyroid-stimulating hormone; TPO = thyroid peroxidase; TG = thyroglobulin; CBC = complete blood count)
Alopecia affects a significant number of women, both the very young and pre and post-menopausal. Hair thinning or significant hair loss at any point in a woman’s life can be devastating. Keratin is a protein found in hair follicles and keratin chemical content is  the precursor to the methylated amino acids cysteine and methionine. The common factor of these amino acids is their high sulphur content. We have shared the clinical success of using topically applied melatonin on the scalp, Studies have shown that hair loss is associated with low melatonin within the blood cells, and there is added safety in using only pharmaceutical quality products. Keep in mind that weak hair follicles have a low sulphur content and DMSO has a high organic sulfur content. The beauty of using the combination of the Doctor's Choice® medicinal grade DMSO gel at 90% DMSO and 10% organic aloe vera, and Melapure® Melatonin is to use the DMSO to drive the melatonin deep within the hair follicles. They work in conjunction, creating increased circulation within the scalp, restoring life back into the hair shaft, and strengthening the hair follicles. Keep in mind, due to the sensitivity of the individual scalp, it may be necessary to lower the DMSO content by adding additional aloe vera to the Melapure® Melatonin. Using the recipe above, adjustments can be made until you find the ratio best suited for your individual needs. A proactive approach should be taken as early as possible for preventing further hair loss, and relief will be gradual, taking between 6 to 12 months in order to see any noticeable results.
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Increased Childhood Cancer Rates: Looking at the Why


Increased Childhood Cancer Rates: Looking at the Why 

 

It is amazing how we see the increase of disease, but we look for ways to improve current treatments, rather than examining how or why diseases have increased. Take, for instance, childhood cancer. Over the past 40 years, it has risen 25%, and the rates are not slowing but accelerating. According to The Lancet, "In 2012, observations revealed 975,396 new cancer cases and 358,392 cancer-associated deaths among young adults worldwide, which equated to an ASR of 43.3 new cancer cases per 100,000 people per year and 15.9 cancer-associated deaths per 100,000 people per year." The current cancer risk in society overall is one in two.

What we need to do as a society is demand an inquiry to examine the evidence on what changed and why it was allowed to continue year after year for the past 40 years. Instead of resting in a state of complacency, as a society, we must demand a change--not in the treatment of disease with stronger chemo, radiation, vaccines, and more drugs--but instead, compare the events from 40 years ago to today. What we do differently now that was not done then should be the focus of discussion in order to stop the morphing global cancer monster that is killing our children.

The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health published an essay titled, "Is It Time to Reassess Current Safety Standards for Glyphosate-based Herbicides?" They concluded that the current safety standards for glyphosate are outdated and may fail to protect public health or the environment. They also list several possible ways to improve, including epidemiological studies of exposed agricultural workers, and pregnant women and their children.

Following the glyphosate chain, Cheerios could be another culprit. Although they are commonly one of the first solid foods parents feed to their infants, independent testing found that Cheerios contain 1125.3 parts per billion glyphosate residue.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is also a growing concern, as it is the number one cause of mouth and throat cancer. We also see the global push for HPV vaccines as a means of prevention for non-infected girls and boys. When examining the evidence, HPV is mainly circulated and contracted from oral sex. Instead of vaccines, the message should be directed to prevention by practicing safe sex, and knowing your partner’s health condition before engaging in oral sex.

The cart before the horse approach is getting society nowhere, but it sure is adding to the wealth of the pharmaceutical companies selling their drugs in an accelerated manner. 
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