How to reverse Hypothyroidism Induced Pattern Hair Loss ?

Several times, I encounter people who think all of their MPB or Pattern hair loss symptoms are because of Hypothyroidism but unfortunately their Thyroid profile results show otherwise.

Their tsh values are usually within range. Their doctors tell them it’s fine but usually they have many symptoms of hypothyroidism along with Hair thinning.

What’s this conundrum all about ?

Today, I am going to share with you all I have learned about hypothyroidism and hypo induced hair loss and what you can do to stop and reverse it.

There are a lot of prominent internet personalities when it comes to dealing with Thyroid problems. Few names come to my mind which include Amy Myers, Izabella Wentz etc etc.

But personally I resonate much more with few with not so common theories when it comes to Thyroid problems.

First name comes to my mind is of Dr Ryke Geerd Hamer.

He developed a new branch of medicine called German New Medicine. When it comes to his theories, there are people who are hardcore opponents of his seemingly wild claims and on the other hand, there are people who are on totally opposite side, these people are hardcore proponents and who swear by his theories and use it regularly in their practice.

I have started studying the implications of his theories and started to find that there is quite a lot of truth out there. However, I will reserve my final opinion unless I test his theories for longer duration.

He coined term called Dirk Hamer Syndrome and discovered 5 biological laws. They are especially developed in regards to cancer but they can also be extended to other ailments. He has worked tirelessly and fearlessly for more than 35 plus years to validate his theories.

If you want a brief overview of 5 biological laws, check it out here

http://www.newmedicine.ca/overview.php

He believes Brain-Psyche-Organ are connected. 

Taken from GNM Scientific Chart

If I interpret his theory correctly, if you want to understand the true reason behind Hypothyroid, then you have to ask yourself this question

Have you ever been in a Conflict which involves Conflict Shock that has to do with feeling too slow, feeling lagging behind in life, not being quick enough to get something, failing to get rid of something due to being too slow, pressured to hurry, or another feeling along this general theme ?

When you experience any of these, your thyroid gland produces more Thyroxine in order to help you to cope up by speeding you up but eventually it slows down if it constantly has to produce more Thyroxine all the time. 

Reference : http://www.newmedicine.ca/

How to resolve this ?

Answer to this may not be as straightforward as it sounds but it can include anything from 

  1. Waiting for natural resolution to happen or accepting things as it’s and learn to live with it. The later may not resolve it completely but symptoms will be much more manageable. 
  2. Looking at the situation from a totally different angle
  3. Not giving any meaning to what happened to you. The Lefkoe Method will be handy to you.
    https://www.mortylefkoe.com/
  4. Learning to emotionally let go of it through various methods like Forgiveness, Emotion Code, EFT etc etc
  5. Change your priorities so that the problem would no longer bother you

There is no one solution which is valid for everyone. The person has to evaluate all the information and come to his/her own conclusion on what can be or needs to be done.

According to GNM, if you are diagnosed with Auto-immune disease , it’s usually Hanging Healing i.e. the condition never fully goes through the entire resolution/ healing phase. It just “hangs” because there are tracks or reminders that keep us in a low level of conflict activity and as a result, the condition never fully heals.

According to its laws, Hypothyroidism is always preceded by Hyperthyroidism.

I am not an expert on German New Medicine, I am not claiming it otherwise. It’s a huge topic, I have just begun to scratch the surface. I have outlined some authentic resources I found on it, so you choose the right ones instead of looking on sites which don’t truly reflect the work of Dr Hamer.

If you want to know or learn about German New Medicine, get more information here

http://www.newmedicine.ca/overview.php
https://amici-di-dirk.com

http://www.drrykegeerdhamer.com/de/index.php

Then there comes Morley Robbins.

He is truly an iconoclast when it comes to the topic of nutrition. He doesn’t just point out problems with Allopathic Practitioners but he also points out the biggest flaws in Alternative Medicine Practitioners through his truly classic writing style. 

His Root Cause Protocol is culmination of 9 plus years of work with clients, research and his unparalleled success stories, case studies is a testimony of his work being truly revered by his clients.

I was personally diehard skeptic of his suggestions in 2017 till it changed my worldview once I started studying it and when people working with me started getting better results, I realized how valuable his research is.

Here is link to study his Root Cause Protocol
https://therootcauseprotocol.com/about/

According to Morley there are several important things you need to take into account when evaluating your thyroid health and you shouldn’t just look at TSH value.

There are many things you need to evaluate which include 

  1. Iron Profile
  2. RBC Magnesium
  3. Ceruloplasmin status
  4. Vitamin D

And then you can look at typical thyroid profile like T3, T4 and TSH.

According to Morley Robbins “There is NO such thing as “medical disease” o There is ONLY “metabolic dysfunction” CAUSED by “mineral dysregulation”

Morley thinks “STRESS” is behind everything. 

Stress

Magnesium Loss

Electrolyte Dysfunction

Energy Loss

Cell Death

Inflammation

Calcification/Fibrosis

Morley Robbins also thinks along similar lines of Dr Hamer saying those who have Thyroid problems should take a look at the sources of stress in their lives.

Then third name comes to my mind is 

Dr Carolyn Dean

Morley Robbins work is inspired by her book “Magnesium Miracle

https://www.amazon.com/Magnesium-Miracle-Revised-Updated/dp/034549458X

Then there is another one called Tom Brimeyer

His work is mainly influenced by Dr Raymond Peat.

In one of blog posts, Tom Brimeyer posts this graphic

Ref : http://www.forefronthealth.com/overcome-hypothyroidism/

According to this diagram, Thyroid Hormone can be blocked at 5 levels

  1. Thyroid Gland
  2. Liver
  3. Bloodstream
  4. Cell Receptors
  5. Metabolism

So I thought I should combine their wisdom for better understanding and implementation

Minerals required for Thyroid

Iodine: T3 has 3 iodine molecules; T4 has 4. T4 (thyroxine) is 68 percent iodine by weight, and T3 (triiodothyronine) is 58 percent.
Selenium: A necessary cofactor in the production of thyroxine (T4), It also converts T4 to the more active form, T3. A total 11 selenium-dependent enzymes have been identified as necessary for thyroid function and thyroid hormone production.
If you take iodine without selenium, you can cause selenium deficiency. If you take selenium without iodine, you can cause iodine deficiency. That’s why Morley Robbins suggests taking RBC selenium test before you supplement with Iodine.
Zinc: Required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Zinc deficiency can result in hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormones are essential for the absorption of zinc.
The hair loss attributed to hypothyroidism may not improve with thyroid hormone replacement unless zinc supplements are added. According to Morley Robbins, we can get sufficient Zinc from food, there is no necessity of Zinc supplements and can actually worsen the problem.

Read my blog post,

Diffuse Hair Loss : Get more Vitamin B6

Molybdenum: Molybdenum-dependent enzymes function in the oxidative system of thyrocytes (thyroid epithelial cells). They also play an important role in T3 (thyroglobulin) release from the thyroid gland. (This mineral is a big no no from Morley Robbins as it blocks Ceruloplasmin production so get it from food)
Boron: Helps the conversion of the storage form of thyroid hormone, T4, to T3, the active form.
Copper: Plays an important role in the metabolism of the amino acid tyrosine, which is a precursor to T4 (thyroxine). It’s usually not supplemented but status should be measured in terms of Ceruloplasmin value.
Chromium: Enhances insulin activity playing a major role in the regulation of insulin release and its effects on carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism. Conversion of T4 to T3 is influenced by insulin, so in a roundabout way, chromium helps this conversion.
Manganese: Required to transport the hormone thyroxine into our cells.
Magnesium: Calcium and magnesium must be balanced in the body to ensure proper thyroid function. If there is too much calcium, thyroid hormones can become diminished. Magnesium is the regulator of calcium absorption and utilization.

Vitamins needed for Thyroid

Vitamin A : T3 and Vitamin A is required to convert your cholesterol into all of your thyroid-protective youth hormones, so deficient in Vitamin A prevents you from being able to use thyroid hormone.
Vitamin D : Magnesium is involved in each step of Vitamin D synthesis and storage so indirectly Vitamin D is also required for proper thyroid functioning. 

If you really look at the list, with proper testing almost all minerals and vitamins are directly and indirectly needed for proper thyroid functioning but I definitely think there is hierarchy. 

  1. Magnesium (decided by your RBC Magnesium levels)
  2. Vitamin A Retinol
  3. Iodine (with RBC Selenium testing if you want to be 100% sure)
  4. Selenium
  5. Vitamin D (from sunlight and repleting Magnesium levels)

Usually, I haven’t seen or hardly seen people overdosing Magnesium from foods or supplements, even if they do, I haven’t seen any side effects as such except more bowel movements. That’s not to say overdosing is OK.

Getting Retinol overdose is also not very likely unless you buy beef liver capsules consume it in excess, even if you do, I don’t think it’s physically viable to do it to that extent.

If you eat brazil nut or grain, egg yolks, fish you usually get enough Selenium.

If you get enough Sunlight, then there is no side effects of Vitamin D synthesis by your own body as it’s water soluble (when it’s produced by Sun exposure). Vitamin D supplementation is not necessary.

In case, if you want to read about my own experience with Vitamin D supplementation, read it here

But there is a good chance of getting Iodine overdose because of several reasons. First of all, RBC selenium testing isn’t cheap and that common.

When people want to get iodine, they use these 4 sources

  1. Lugol’s iodine (major possibility of overdose)
  2. Seaweed/Kelp (unless you are consuming standardized capsules, there is high possibility of overdose)
  3. Vodka Remedy (either you are not getting enough or any iodine or you are getting too much of it)
    Watch video here
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keblDhPjqyA&t=209s
  4. Iodized salt (if you are careful to use it in proportion only what is needed and also carefully evaluating other sources of iodine in your diet)

Excess Iodine can cause Auto-immune Thyroiditis which can worsen your symptoms and cause even more hair thinning.

If you are curious and you really want to know how to correctly interpret if you have optimally working Thyroid or not, is to do Temp and Pulse Test and not just rely on TSH value. 

http://www.forefronthealth.com/lp/3-step-testing-protocol/

If you think you have developed Auto-Immune Thyroid disease including Hashimoto or Graves, you also have to check 2 more things. 

  1. Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPOAb).

2. hyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb)

I haven’t really encountered many cases like this and I am not knowledgeable in this area so I would recommend taking advice from your Doctor and the experts above and also Izabella Wentz. 

https://thyroidpharmacist.com/articles/

Initially, I was heavily influenced by her work and she has written a very comprehensive book on Hashimoto. More details here

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615825796/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i1

And also took Her Hashimoto’s Self Management Program

https://thyroidpharmacist.com/enroll-in-hashimotos-program/

However, when I started researching more, in my personal opinion, the Work of Dr Hamer, Carolyn Dean, Morley Robbins advice holds more merit and value although they are not as famous or widely recognized as she is right now. This is not to take any credit away from what she has done for the entire Hypothyroid and Hashimoto community in general and she being my source of inspiration right from the beginning.

What’s ideal TSH value ?

I don’t know.Various experts have different opinion. Some say it should be less than 1 and more than 0.5. Some say it should be less than 2.5 and more than 0.5.

I usually consider 0.5 to 2 as ideal range.

Will reduction in TSH value will stop and reverse my hair loss ? Depends

Here is someone who reduced TSH and gained hairs

TSH before : 13 TSH after : 8

Here is someone who improved hairs but no changes in TSH, but with reduction in TSH, his hair became worse 

TSH Before : 10.326
TSH Middle : 10.09
TSH After : 6.48

What you should really look to see if there is an improvement in their thyroid functioning or not

Some people just look at TSH value and say there is improvement or no improvement.

I think that’s incorrect way of looking at the situation,

Instead this is what they should look for 

  1. You should first do Temp and Pulse Test (before and after results and see if there is an improvement in temp and pulse compared to earlier)
    More details here
    http://www.forefronthealth.com/lp/3-step-testing-protocol/
  2. Symptoms. If you experience better digestion, better bowel movements, better sleep, better energy, better sex drive, better mood, better appetite, better health, better hair etc etc, then that’s sign of improvement 
  3. You should also look if they don’t have impending ongoing conflict as Dr Hamer points out, it’s either getting resolved, already resolved or you are using different ideas I mentioned in the beginning to mitigate it
  4. Then finally you should look at their TSH value and other parameters like RBC magnesium, Iron Profile, Vitamin D etc etc and in case if TSH values are more than 5, you should also get testing done for Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPOAb), Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb)

What I have learned in the last 4 years is those who are still losing density and are not seeing progress either because they are not following suggestions properly or they are going through active/hanging conflict or on certain drugs, hormones, medications etc etc

And then there are some more ways to improve thyroid function, inspired by Izabella Wentz book “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

If you want me to help you analyze your blood work and tell you how you can balance thyroid and regrow your hair, check out Hair Regrowth Blueprint

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Male Pattern Baldness Iron Connection : How Excess Iron Triggers Calcification and Fibrosis Switch ?

In previous blog post, you learned that how I accidentally discovered Iron Connection to hair loss.

Iron : Hair Loss Wunderkind or Arbiter of Doom

In this blog post, I am going to describe how Iron activates the Fibrosis and Calcification Switch and causes Hair Loss and many more Chronic Problems.

But to explain the mechanism to you, I need to simplify things for you.

As you know Pattern Hair Loss is a result of Fibrosis and Calcification.

What’s Fibrosis ? (According to Wikipedia)

Fibrosis is the formation of excess Fibrous Connective Tissue in Organ/Tissue in reparative or reactive process. Fibrosis can interfere with or totally inhibit the function of Organ and Tissue.

What’s Calcification ? (According to Wikipedia)

Accumulation of Calcium Salts in Tissues.

In order to understand the Mechanism of how Iron initiates Fibrosis and Calcification Switch, you need to understand basis of Cellular Respiration, Energy Metabolism and Anti-Oxidant Defense System.

Dr. Chris Masterjohn has done wonderful job in explaining this in simple language.

There is a study connecting Tissue Hypoxia linked to Male Pattern Baldness. They found tissue hypoxia in bald scalp compared with hair-bearing scalp.

What’s Hypoxia according to Standard Definition ?

It’s low saturation of Oxygen in Tissues but do you know it also could be because of Mitochondrial ETC (Electron Chain Transport) Dysfunction.

Hypoxia = Low Oxygen Levels = Low Levels of Iron (because Iron carries Oxygen)

But low levels of Copper (Bio-available) can also cause Hypoxia because Copper activates Oxygen. Look at Complex IV of ETC.

It’s also called Cytochrome C Oxidase. It’s function is to transfer the electrons from reduced cytochrome C molecules to Oxygen.

It contains

a. Two Heme groups
b. 3 Copper Atoms

Copper is essential for three key steps in the process to make these new blood cells:
a) make energy
Copper (I) is responsible for 90% energy production in Electron Transport Chain.

b) make {Fe-S] Clusters
c) make Heme

(Role of Copper in Mitochondrial Iron Metabolism)

Defects in Iron metabolism causes

  1. Impaired Mobilization of Iron to Transferin (Requires Ceruloplasmin)
  2. Impaired synthesis of Heme from Fe(III) (Requires Cytochrome Oxidase

Both of them are Copper Dependent.

So new definition of Hypoxia is

Hypoxia = Low Oxygen Activation = Lack of Bio-available Copper

Why Copper is so important here ?

Because Copper mobilizes Iron from Tissues/Organs to where it needs to be.

Ceruloplasmin is Copper binding Protein and without it Copper can cause Oxidative damage just like Iron. It oxidizes Ferrous to Ferric and gets reduced from Cupric to Cuprous.

For body to utilize Copper, it has to be in Cu (I) state. For Iron used for Storage purpose (like Ferritin) or Heme Synthesis, Iron has to be in Fe (II) state and for Transport purpose, it has to be Fe (III) state.

Ferrous i.e. Fe (II), Ferric i.e. Fe (III), Cuprous i.e. Cu (I), Cupric i.e. Cu (II)

When there is no Cu (I) available in last step of Cytochrome C Complex IV, 90% of energy is not made (34 out of 38 ATP) Instead ETC dysfunction causes ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) formation giving rise to oxidative stress through formation of Super oxide , Hydrogen Peroxide, Hydoroxyl Radical etc etc.

Superoxides initiates Fenton reaction in presence of Fe (II)

To stop the propagation of free radicals, anti-oxidant defense system in our body starts working

(Reference : Fenton Reaction)

This is how Fibrosis and Calcification takes place

How Hypoxia induces Hair Loss ?

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In those experiencing Hair Loss, level of SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) is significantly lower compared to those who don’t have AGA.

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The conclusion of papers says that

Significantly decreased SOD activity but no change in catalase, glutathione peroxidase, non-protein thiols level and total antioxidant activity in erythrocytes suggest the presence of a compensatory mechanism for SOD dysfunction in red blood cells of patients with androgenetic alopecia.

Oxidative stress in androgenetic alopecia

A recent paper “Copper Deficiency a New Reason of Androgenetic Alopecia?

It clearly indicates the Copper levels in Men and Women who have Androgenic Alopecia is significantly lower than those who don’t have it.

Copper and Ceruloplasmin levels in men and women with Androgenic Alopecia are significantly lesser than those who don’t have it.

More in depth explanation will be added soon.

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Iron : Hair Loss Wunderkind or Arbiter of Doom

This title is adopted from “Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Hair Loss Wunderkind or Arbiter of Doom?” by Danny Roddy

http://www.dannyroddy.com/weblog/omega3fattyacidsmalepatternbaldness

and the theme is adopted from“Iron Overload, Perturbed Redox Balance, and Meddling Serotonin
http://www.dannyroddy.com/weblog/ironoverloadredoxbalanceserotonin

I came across Danny Roddy in 2015 when I was searching for solution to my hair loss problems. I was tired of reading Reddit threads, watching clickbait youtube videos, Forums where people just preached Big 3 and Transplant.

So when I saw someone who has totally different take on reversing hair loss,I immediately bought his book “Hair like a Fox” because his ideas made sense. I followed many of his ideas. Danny talked about lowering Ferritin values in the body, I didn’t pay attention to it back then because I never thought excess Iron would play so much of role in Hair Loss and other Chronic Conditions.

I followed all the advice Danny Roddy/Ray Peat except taking Aspirin, Antibiotics and Hormones.

Check my photos here

I saw great improvement in my frontal 1/3rd following Egg Yolks, Shell Fish, Milk, Vitamin D supplements, Orange Juice (Citrus Fruits), Avoiding Fish and Fish Oils, Gluten, Beans, Nuts and Seeds.

Although I saw good improvement, I felt very restrictive following this diet. I didn’t want to continue with this because it wasn’t responding rest of 2/3rd area of my scalp. Drinking tons of milk even sent me several times to the Washroom. I still continued with the Diet for 6-8 months but I didn’t see continued improvement in rest of my hairs.

Then I started Vitamin D supplements, I started taking gallops of Vitamin D in my body. Should you ever take Vitamin D supplements ?

Read Vitamin D Hair Loss Connection : A Double Edged Sword

Then meanwhile, I was also researching how to reverse grey hair and started watching few videos that made sense and I was told that I should get more copper.

I had already tried different avenues for getting more copper from Copper Supplements (One of the worst experiences, it made me feel worse I ever felt in my life) , Multivitamin (It had highest ratings on Amazon,after I started it, suddenly started seeing more and more hairs on my bed for the first time in my life and I got fever and whenever I would take it, I would feel almost nauseous so I had to stop it) drinking water from Copper Vessel for long time, I had no effect except turning some of my hairs red (My hairs are Black, so it wasn’t even transition back to normal hairs)

While, I was researching more, I saw a video on Side

Rethinking Vitamin D Supplementation
You are not Copper Toxic
Rethinking Iron Supplements

The titles were interesting and controversial enough to grab my attention. I just started watching it. I didn’t expect that it would change my whole thinking process afterwards.

These videos were from Morley Robbins.

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I came across this overwhelming research 18 months ago. To be precise in April 2017. I started following it slowly and started seeing the results then I started applying it on others and they too started seeing the results.

I mentioned about it in my Journey here

Read my Entire Hair Loss and Regrowth Journey here

I started studying this phenomenon in depth and analyzing reports according to his methodology and started seeing Iron problems in almost 50-60% people. After analyzing over 500 plus lab reports. I can reasonably assert that Iron is somehow related to Hair Loss. The connection no one has explored yet.

I went through substantial research and started putting together evidence to finally connect the dots. After 18 months, I am beginning to understand, grasp and simplify these concepts for you.

I am writing this piece after I get substantial evidence in research and personal experience.

This subject is huge and quite complex to understand, although I haven’t understood it fully because it’s so huge and continually evolving. But whatever I have learned, I have tried to simplify it for you.

In this 3 part series, I am going to tell you how Iron is major lever contributing to Pattern hair loss and if you want to stop this cascade, you need to stop this Iron Elephant before you do anything else.

I had good success with Danny Roddy proposed diet but then I came across Morley Robbins whose research became foremost important in getting results on rest of my hairs. It’s research behind Root Cause Protocol helped me create so many success stories I created afterwards. More on that later.

Before I discovered this, I had several health challenges as I explained

Indigestion

Multiple Bowel Movements

Fatigue

Problems with Sleep

Constant recurring infections

Migraines

Low/No sex drive

Skin Rashes/Allergies

I referred everything I can find, youtube, video, forum, book, course. You name it, I have used it or at least I know of it.

I followed Izabella Wentz, Danny Roddy, Ray Peat, Chris Masterjohn, Jordan Reasoner (http://solvingleakygut.com), Joe Cohen (https://selfhacked.com), Rob (http://www.functionalps.com), Tom (http://forefronthealth.com), Joel Wallach, Paul Jaminet (http://perfecthealthdiet.com)

Their ideas helped me to great extent especially temporary improvement in some of the symptoms and permanent improvement in some others. I liked some of their ideas but I didn’t like or resonate with some of their other ideas.

Especially, I liked Ray Peat/Danny Roddy Diet and but I didn’t want to take drugs to reverse fibrosis, antibiotics to kill pathogens or use Thyroid or Progesterone Hormone.

I liked Izabella Wentz’s book Hashimoto’s Thyroid, her lucid explanation and simplification. I adopted this flow chart based on her book but I didn’t quite like the no of supplements she suggested. It is not even too much of unnecessary expense for me but some of the supplements even damaged me (Especially Vitamin D, Zinc)

I don’t want to blame any of them, their suggestions helped me more than it damaged me so this is not a Tirade against any of them.

But almost every one of them except Ray Peat missed the very important point. They undermined importance of Excess Iron in manifestation of chronic conditions.

Once Danny Roddy asked Dr. Peat about good tests to evaluate the iron burden in 2012 and he replied:

I think the copper/iron ratio is under hormonal-developmental control, and I have never seen an attempt to use ceruloplasmin to guide nutrition. Regular good light exposure is probably important for preventing the displacement of copper by iron. —Raymond Peat, PhD

Ray Peat has written great stuff about Iron Dangers here

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/iron-dangers.shtml

Morley Robbins developed Full Fledged Protocol based on this one statement, it’s called Root Cause Protocol

Check Root Cause Protocol here

He didn’t just theorized it, he used it on close to 3000 clients to validate it in real life and then used Research all along to connect the Dots.

So I thought instead of just writing a blog post on my theoretical understanding, I should use it to validate it before writing anything about it.

Because I was done with trying Low Carb, Paleo, Fruit Only Diet, Gluten Free diet. I didn’t want to restrict any or many foods just to get my hairs back.

No expert advice working for me. I was extremely tired of following their advice. Frankly, I had given up on my health. I had no hopes. I had so many health problems, I started suspecting that I might have got some incurable disease.

Backstory : My mother got Cancer

On November 13th 2007, just 2 days before my final exams, she succumbed to Death by Cancer at the age of 48… and I miss her every single day.

In 2002, she was diagnosed with Cancer for the first time and then she underwent a Surgery, again diagnosed with Cancer in 2007& Cancer spread
throughout her body and she died within 9 months of diagnosis.
That left deep scar on my mind, many of my health issues started and worsened within 1-2 years of her death.

I was devastated. How could this happen?

But looking back, the signs leading up to her cancer revealed a pattern:

Lifelong Acid Reflux and stomach pain, Fertility problems, Hyperthyroid, Hair thinning, Migraines, Depression, PMS symptoms, Bipolar disorder, Fatigue, Anxiety, Acne, Breast cancer and finally Ovarian cancer which spread throughout her body before taking her life.

My mother is a prime example of what can happen when this hidden epidemic goes on for years, all the while modern medicine is chasing the symptoms. She suffered through years of thyroid medication, Antacids, Painkillers and finally, Surgery.

And because I had started developing all these symptoms, I thought whether I am developing some incurable disease like Cancer.

I used to pray to God everyday to get me out of this mess. There was no light at the end of tunnel. I had exhausted all my options.

Out of all these diets, Gluten free diet worked well for me, not because Grains have Gluten and Gluten is bad.

Because Gluten is not the problem , Iron is the problem

Watch this video
Iron and Gluten, The Toxic Tandem – Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUjmwTwNCAI
Why did I see the benefit ?

I see the connection now.

It’s Government Policy to add Iron in Wheat. Food Fortification is curse on Mankind. The iron they add is Ferrous Salt which is most toxic form of Iron. More on that in next part of the series.

I have countless people telling me their hair loss reduced when they switched to non-fortified flour. I thought it was Gluten but in hindsight I realized it wasn’t gluten. It was Iron.

If you have severe gluten problems, then it’s good to stay away from Gluten for a while. But don’t ever think that Gluten is your enemy. There are hundred if not thousands of books written on this topic. The most famous book is “Wheat Belly” by William Davis but even he didn’t mention anything about Iron.

Check Ray Peat’s article for more information on this. Food Fortification is more common in US, Canada, Australia, UK, India and many other countries.

Read this blog

Iron, Food Enrichment and The Theory of Everything

As I started reading all this material, things really started falling in place. I didn’t listen to Ray Peat/Danny Roddy about lowering my Iron levels but now I really needed to get my iron levels checked.

My blood Test Results : Shock of my life

Parameter October 2017 December 2017 June 2018
Serum Iron 144.5 ug/dL 100.5 84.3
Transferrin Saturation 51% 32.74 % 28.97 %
Ferritin 219 ng/ml 39.4 ng/ml 39.1 ng/ml
Haemoglobin 16.2 g/dL 16.6 g/dL 16 g/dL
Vitamin D 20 ng/ml 12.21 ng/ml 14.87 ng/ml

My Ferritin was very high including Transferrin Saturation. My Vitamin D levels were good because I had swallowed 3000-5000 IUs of Vitamin D for 3-4 months but that came with big cost. Read this

Vitamin D Hair Loss Connection

Whatever Morley Robbins stated was spot on now it was time to implement his ideas in my practice. I went for blood donation twice and started Wheatgrass, Magnesium and other foods and ditched all supplements except (Transdermal Magnesium and Trace Mineral Supplement)

I talk in depth about my journey here

Because I wasn’t getting Magnesium and didn’t ingest Vitamin D supplements, my Vitamin D levels dropped precipitously and revealed true levels. Never try to elevate your Vitamin D levels by injections or supplements even if it’s very low.

I was suggesting my findings to others because I saw that it was very promising but nobody would listen to me. They thought this is me drinking another koolaid like before.

There was someone from Germany who was also facing a lot of problems along with Hair thinning, he checked for all the markers and he did go for blood donation. He followed

In right side photo, the hair length is little more. The improvement is although not very much, but it’s visible (at least that person thought it was improvement)

Not very impressive but it’s there.

2 months changes (Not very huge but noticeable)

There are many other photos including my photos, check them here

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