Hair Loss Help - Iodine Gluten and You

Hair Loss Help


Nutrient Deficiency
Besides eating iodine-rich foods, it is important to reduce your intake of goitrogens (iodine blockers) like peanuts and soy. All raw cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, turnips, kale, and cauliflower are also goitrogens. Make sure and cook them before eating them in significant amounts.

If you are going to add an iodine supplement to your diet, be aware that an overdose of iodine can cause excessive thyroid function, which is just as harmful to the body as hypothyroidism. 

You should seek to maintain moderate, normal amounts of iodine in your body. Many of the table salts and fertilizers that we unknowingly consume already contain large quantities of iodine, so monitoring your iodine levels closely can be quite important.

Since iodine plays a role in producing energy, the most notable symptoms of a deficiency include lethargy, slowed reflexes and a slowed metabolic rate. Skin can become dry and hoarseness can develop in the throat. 

The amount of fat in the blood supply can increase which is why obesity is one of the symptoms of an iodine deficiency. If the deficiency continues for a long time, the thyroid gland can become enlarged. 

(Iodine deficiency and tinnitus are related )

An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. A goiter develops when the thyroid gland is forced to work extra hard to produce adequate levels of thyroxine. Goiters usually protrude from the side of the neck.

 In children, a deficiency of iodine may cause mental retardation. Fortunately, this type of deficiency is rare in developed countries.

Understanding what causes thinning is a first step towards natural hair growth and slowing or stopping loss. Hair loss products, in general, target improved nutrition delivery with vitamins, increase strength of the follicle shaft and cortex with regular use of vitamin shampoo, and address the fundamental causes of "diffuse" hair loss with topical DHT blockers that inhibit the conversion of enzymes to DHT.

If you have truly changed your diet, exercise regularly, and suspect that you have hypothyroidism, immediately go see your doctor. However, if you are not following a healthy diet and have not been exercising regularly, do not believe that iodine supplementation is the total answer to your hair loss problem.  

Did you know that iodine helps in the formation of bones and teeth and resists tooth decay?Some natural sources of iodine that seem to be well used by the body include unrefined sea salts, kelp, bladderwrack and other seaweeds, eggs, butter, and most sea-foods, especially cold-water deep-sea fish.

Fish sauce is also a rich source of iodine if properly prepared, and is often used in Thai cuisine. 

It may also be useful to supply extra iodine in your diet by taking kelp or bladderwrack extracts or another herbal formula that contains seaweeds as well as other herbs that can be helpful for nourishing the thyroid gland.

There are so many things you can do to regrow your hair. Your body is actually trying to grow your hair. When your thyroid has enough iodine to power it...LOOK OUT! :-)

And Let's Not Forget Gluten's Ability To Mess With The Thyroid!

Unknown to most people is the seriousness of consuming gluten if you have gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disorder that is hereditary, and gluten intolerance develops during a lifetime; both can affect virtually any part of the body. 

Here are just some of the disorders linked to gluten sensitivity and celiac disease: alopecia areata - hair loss; narcolepsy; ADHD; Autism; headaches - especially migraines; sinus issues; dry eyes; halitosis; inflammation anywhere in the body; intestinal disturbances - gas, bloating, cramping, diarrhea, IBS, ovarian pain; adrenal fatigue; obesity; diabetes; rheumatoid arthritis; dermatitis. 

If left untreated, it can contribute to cancer and cardiovascular disease, both of which are leading causes of death today.

The list for the most common symptoms of celiac disease would include the following: diarrhea, weight loss, steatorrhea, anemia and weakening of the bones. Other symptoms of gluten-intolerance would be anemia, hair loss, amenorrhea or missed periods for women, fatigue, mouth sores, teeth problems and delayed growth.


  1. I have heard that switching to gluten free will cure a lot of different disorders. A friend of mine decided to try removing gluten from her son's diet, and saw a real improvement in his ADHD and Aspergers symptoms. She said she has been recommending that people try going gluten free before they try any medication.


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