Our bodies lose 300 billion cells every day, and it is vitally important to replenish our bodies with the proper nutrients needed to stabilize the body’s pH and lower stress and cortisol levels. Hair loss is always a symptom of something else that has gone wrong in your body.
Keep in mind that sudden and severe hair loss is usually due to acute sudden toxins or stress or poisoning to the body. Chronic hair loss is commonly due to hormonal and nutritional factors or slow chronic toxicity. Toxicity causes hair loss because the toxins interfere with the nutrients and hormonal substances that help hair growth. Some toxins interfere with the glands or organs that govern these nutrients.
STRESS AND CORTISOL EXCESS
Stress has been in association with hair loss for many years. During times of extreme stress, the body loses large amounts of vitamins, minerals and protein (in the form of nitrogen) in the urine. This sudden loss of nutrients can be a factor in hair loss. The stress may come from illnesses such as high fever, severe infection, major surgery or the flu.
During times of stress, cortisol levels also increase. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It has many important functions. But, in excess, it can trigger hair loss as well as bone loss.
Lead, cadmium, mercury, iron, aluminum, and copper are the most common causes of hair loss. These toxic metals are also referred to as heavy metals. They do not easily move out of the body and will accumulate in the joints, bone, liver, and other organs and glands. Their removal is possible by taking specific vitamins that drive them out. The EPA recognizes hair testing as an effective means of testing for toxic metals. Testing is the key factor in understanding how the body is being affected by toxins and stress and how to correct the problem.
Both poor hair, nail growth, and hair loss can come from toxic metals. Many hobbies and occupations involve exposure to toxic metals. Examples are painting, arts, and crafts, electrical work, soldering, jewelry repair, etc. Any activity that involves working with metal filings or dust can result in toxic metal overload.
HAIR STYLING PRODUCTS
Many people change the appearance of their hair by using chemical treatments like dyes, tints, bleaches, straighteners, and relaxers. Hair can become weak and break if any of these chemicals are repeatedly used too often. Hair can also break if the solution is on for too long, or if two procedures happen on the same day, or with the application of bleach to previously bleached hair. Some chemical relaxers do contain powerful chemicals and there have been instances of people get chemical burns from these products resulting in permanent hair loss. Only go to a qualified hairstylist that utilizes pH balanced and sulfate-free hair color and skincare lines.