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Are You Retaining Water? What To Do About Edema…


Water retention, edema, bloating.  Uncomfortable health challenges that much too many people suffer with.  But what exactly constitutes water retention?  When one has too much fluid that has accumulated in body cavities and tissues, we must understand this is the body’s cry for help from a problem of imbalances and not enough water.  If we do not feed the body enough water, it tries to compensate by retaining fluid causing these levels to go out of balance.

What are some other health issues related to water retention/edema? Liver problems, kidney problems, circulation, blood pressure, pre-menstrual issues, and pregnancy problems.  All these are associated.

How do you know if your symptoms are caused from retaining water?  If you have and feel swollen ankles, feet and hands, and your belly feels as if it is bulging (also caused from wearing tight clothing) then you could be retaining water. If you see a significant shift in the way your clothing fits one day, then very tight and fitted the next, head feels heavy and achy, then your bloating is probably hormone induced also related to menopausal changes or PMS (most definitely if suffering from estrogen dominance).  Constipation, lack of exercise, allergy symptoms, and even weather and climate changes can have an impact on water retention.

So what are the causes of holding on to so much fluid?  Serious dieting and weight control can cause one to remove foods from the diet that provided the body with natural water.  Diet imbalances are direct causes if they are ones that include red meat, too much salty food, MSG, not enough B complex vitamins, potassium, and most definitely water retention will occur is  you have a diet with not enough protein.  You could also be suffering with dehydration.  Pharmaceutical diuretics, birth control pills, alcohol, and steroidal drugs all cause dehydration.

If you are suffering with chronic edema, consider circulatory problems (such as spider veins and varicose veins), kidney, bladder and liver challenges.  Natural herbal therapies are known to balance metabolism and body chemistry to correct the challenge rather than just helping the body to release fluids.

If your water retention stems from Kidney/Bladder challenges then consider there is an emotion root cause.  Kidney issues also stem from harboring specific negative emotions. The two main emotions that affect the Kidneys are:

  • Fear (TCM – Traditional Chinese Medicine)
  • Unresolved Forgiveness (Holistic Medicine)

Understand please, Family and Friends, that holding on to and harboring these emotions of Fear and Unresolved Forgiveness is to surely weaken the kidneys and eventually one will begin to experience physical signs of kidney problems.  If you know you are holding on to these very emotions, the good news is, strengthening and balancing the kidneys helps you in turn feel strong enough to let go of these emotions.

12 Physical signs of Kidney problems:

  • lines under the eyes
  • purple, deep, dark circles under the eyes
  • puffy eyes
  • fluid retention
  • constant lower back pain
  • frequent, painful urination
  • weak bones (TCM)
  • fatigue specifically between 3pm and 7pm
  • fevers, chills, trembling
  • high blood pressure
  • a dull constant ache in the lower back may indicate kidney stones
  • ear problems, hearing loss, chronic ear infections (in adults and children)

A diet that is mainly vegetarian, low in starch and high in plant based-protein is best to prevent water retention. Dark green vegetables and fruits like lemons, limes, and grapefruits are foods that alkaline the body and help as well.

Eliminate the following: fried foods, salty and sugary foods, caffeine foods, and carbonated beverages which impede the kidney from filtering waste. Avoid dairy foods, starches, fats and heavy grains since these cause clogging and mucous.

Use the following combined for flushing support, to normalize and balance the whole body and the most vital organs from a Chinese medicine perspective, and increase kidney activity:



Heavy Periods? What’s Really Happening?

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So, every month you’re having a heavy period.  And you’ve tried everything, including over the counter pain killers that never correct the problem, cause you to experience more and more discomfort with every period because they begin to overload your … Continue reading

8 Results To Expect From A Cleansing & Detoxification Program

Detoxification and Cleansing.  Doesn’t ‘cleansing’ negativity and bad health remnants sound like the right thing to do physically and spiritually?  And don’t we all want to Prevent Disease?  How can we think of preventing disease if we don’t consider using tools such as Detoxification?

The cleansing or purging of the intestines–detoxification–dates back to 2500 B.C. with Egyptian bowel specialists. The Greeks also used it, as did the American Indians. Detoxification has been known and used for ages. But this is the time in history it is the most needed and the most important. Foods have become denatured, devoid of enzymes, overly sugared, and just plain poisoned. Food and water have become more toxic. And our digestive systems are overloaded. Detoxification is absolutely imperative.

Your elders most likely practiced detoxification with you!  You may have memories of your grandmother or mother giving you a “clean-out” or “wash-out” every year right before the beginning of the school year…   Or you may remember being ill and watching your grandmother, or some family member, walk into the backyard,  pull some roots out of the ground, some leaves off a plant, wash them, and make you a potent tea that had you feeling light on your feet, energized, and brand new again in no time…


Detoxification has been called the ‘missing link to disease prevention’.  Unfortunately, with the amount of toxins in our foods and the environment, our bodies have difficulty performing such an automatic function alone. The process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through vital eliminatory organs such as the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin,  and colon,  is something they were once capable of when they were not completely overloaded.  If these toxic substances are not eliminated, our intelligent bodies push toxins to one side, and surround it in mucous and fat in order for us not to suffer an imbalance or immune reaction.

Our emotions are also affected by a toxic, congested body.  The emotion of ‘Not Letting Go’ is associated with the health of the colon/large intestine.  Negativity is more difficult to ‘let go’ of’ in life if a person is not having minimum 2-3 bowel movements per day. The colon when impacted in this way brings a person to suffer constipation.  So consider a detoxification  a step towards cleansing emotionally also…

For those who have considered Detoxification to manage their weight, or to lose weight successfully, you should know you’re perfectly right in doing so!  Why? For the following reasons:  The body surrounds toxins with MUCOUS and FAT.   If the body is storing foreign substances in fatty deposits, this is a crucial reason for Detoxification.   The more Fat the body is storing, the more Toxic the body is.  And maintaining a low fat diet and low body fat in general is a form of disease prevention also.   People can be carrying between 5 and 16 pounds of mucous and fat that carry toxic waste!

A cleansing and detoxification program should do the following:

  • 1- to clean the digestive tract of accumulated waste and fermented bacteria
  • 2- purify the liver, blood, and kidneys
  • 3- clear excess congestion and mucous from the body
  • 4- correct craving dependencies of nicotine, alcohol, drugs, sugar and caffeine
  • 5- increase mental clarity
  • 6- balance hormones
  • 7- strengthen the immune system
  • 8- and change bad eating habits in a person so their stomach reduces to normal size

In other words,  I expect the best results from the program I choose to recommend. Here are my favorite detoxification and cleansing programs that  help you achieve true core health, weight management/weight loss, energy, fitness and balance:



Click the above links to obtain these and get detailed information. Use these for minimum 30 days.

* The proof is in the faces and testimonies of marvelously joyous patients and clients.  To see their photos, become my Facebook friend and see photo albums  ‘Weight Loss Success, Before & After’  and ‘Mobile Uploads’. *

Prevent disease by incorporating a cleansing program at least 3 to 4 times per year or as needed. Be Well!


The Delicate Woman: Menstrual Problems, PCOS, & More…


A woman is delicate. So delicate, that if her intricate reproductive system and hormones are just slightly imbalanced, she will experience health discomforts and menstrual problems on a monthly basis that seem unbearable. Some of these monthly challenges range from the most common which are:

  • irregular periods
  • painful periods with cramps
  • severe heavy bleeding during menses
  • PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome)

And PMS has over 150 documented symptoms ranging from:

  • headaches
  • bloating
  • mood swings that can last anywhere from 2 days to over 2

Ladies, our lifestyle, diet, glandular health, and hormonal balance all play a part in how we feel as women; monthly, weekly, daily. Even young adolescent girls who do severe diets or have eating disorders along with low estrogen levels start experiencing delayed or lack of menses (periods).   Another increasing cause of menstrual problems is low blood calcium levels. Blood calcium levels (think blood not bone) are regulated by the kidneys. Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches us the kidneys are the residence of the loins and are closely related to the reproduction, growth and aging of the human body. For this reason, when the pure substances of the kidneys are in short supply, a woman may suffer from:

  • suppression of menses
  • infertility
  • slow growth
  • premature aging

And everything ranging from:

  • uterine challenges (Fibroids, etc.)
  • Ovarian challenges (Ovarian Cysts, PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Irregular PAP Smear, Small Tumors)


Ovarian Cysts are found in women with menstrual problems, excessive bleeding during their periods, those with irregular periods or lack of periods.  These cysts are chamber sacs, small, and filled with fluid.  Causes?  Hormone imbalances, usually estrogen dominance, and hypothyroidism.  PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)  is much more serious and affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.  These are multiple cysts that develop on both ovaries and menstruation becomes irregular.  PCOS is accompanied by severe weight gain to the point of obesity, insulin resistance, skin problems such as adult acne, infertility, and excess facial hair growth.  Eating disorders and exposure to chronic stress play a large role in the development of PCOS.

All of these symptoms should be treated by having a main focus on toning up the kidneys. How? First, reduce these significantly:

  • caffeinated drinks
  • carbonated drinks
  • increase exercise but avoid too much exercise. In other words, ‘competitor’s syndrome’ or ‘marathoner’s syndrome’.
  • venereal diseases, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • adrenal exhaustion from extreme levels of stress
  • IUD (Intrauterine device) cause cervical lesions and cysts
  • emotional shock
  • birth control pills (they are known to cause menstrual irregularities)

Use the following herbal combination to normalize menstrual flow, promote a healthy monthly menstrual cycle, balance hormones, support exhausted adrenals, promote healthy blood composition, and to help the body shrink cysts:





Ladies. In the past, women used to suffer in silence and believed that monthly discomforts were something that could not be avoided; that it was all part of being a woman. Since women years ago weren’t in the high profile workplace it was easy for them to go to bed and suffer alone. Today, the modern woman seems almost made to order for imbalances and stress. Don’t suffer any longer and do something to help your bodies heal. A holistic natural therapy approach has always shown promise and benefits a woman’s delicate reproductive balance. Be well.~

The Annual All-White Affair On The Hudson – NYC


The Annual All-White Affair On The Hudson~

Am honored to have been a special invited guest of this joyous event held in NYC once a year on the ship Cornucopia that sails on the Hudson River with closeup majestic views of the Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, and more surrounding us. Was surrounded by adoring patients and fans from my 9 years on the nationally syndicated show, The Michael Baisden Show;) Honored and humbled to have been a part of such a lovely night! 🙂


   The ship Cornucopia with 1200 + attendees for this spectacular event.


With long time patient, Gina Monae.



Many fans of the Michael Baisden Show attended and shared their kind words and thanks.


Met many wonderful souls such as, Theresa McCollum.


Men. Is Prolonged Arousal Without Ejaculation Healthy?

A man’s sex drive and fertility depends a great deal on the health of his prostate.  Its main function is to help the semen move through the urethra during ejaculation.  And the prostate enlarges when a man is aroused. If … Continue reading

2 Main Causes of Diabetes

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English: Diagram shows insulin release from the Pancreas and how this lowers blood sugar levels. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

DIABETES.   The Lancet published the following statistic: “WHO estimates that more than 346 million people worldwide have diabetes. Without intervention this number is likely to more than double, and around 470 million people are projected to have prediabetes by 2030.”  Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US.  This is a disease that we, those practicing natural medicine, see as the worst of all diseases.  Diabetes is a disease that destroys EVERY body system. Diabetes is a degenerative disease,  linked to mainly a diet of long-term excessive eating of sugar and highly processed carbohydrates, and lack of fiber.   Yet new studies, also in The Lancet, show two main causes of Diabetes:

  1. It is believed to be polygenic (involving multiple genes) in nature.
  2. It is also believed to be multifactorial</strong (involving both environmental and genetic factors) in nature.

In either case, whether diabetes is genetically inherited, or caused by the person’s environment, I’ve termed diabetes ‘the vicious circle disease’. When discussing the environmental factor, sugar metabolism and poor fat lead to obesity,  then lead to diabetes.   And of course, the cycle keeps going. The Statistical Update by the American Heart Association – American Stroke Association (AHA – ASA), reported that adolescents between 10 and 19 years of age were diagnosed with diabetes. Of those,  57.8% were Black46.1% were Hispanic, and 14.9% were white. In 2008, 18.3 million adults were diagnosed with diabetes: 8.3 million were males10.0 million were females. If you are diabetic, you know that diabetes makes you want to eat more,  so symptoms become worse, including craving more fat, too many sugary foods, too much fast foods, caffeine and alcohol.  When a person eats this way, the pancreas becomes damaged, so your body loses the ability to produce or even use insulin correctly.

Why do you also feel lack of energy?  Because insulin is the hormone that helps convert food into energy.  Simple carbohydrates and sugars stop being metabolized, accumulate in the body and are then stored as fat.  Lack of exercise, excess body fat, and what do you have? Insulin resistance which causes less energy to move into the cells. Type 2 diabetics produce insulin, but it isn’t used properly. Type 1 diabetes, which normally occurs in childhood, is much more severe and the person becomes dependent on insulin…  Until of course, we work to balance the body and strengthen the pancreas to optimum health.

Since many diabetics tend to develop hypertension / high blood pressure and cardiovascular / heart problems, it is imperative to try to help the body heal and become balanced as soon as possible.

Use the following natural therapies combined to help the body against genetic tendencies, normalize the pancreas and insulin activity, lower blood sugar levels, boost energy, support the health of the heart, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and to achieve or maintain an ideal weight:

for diabetic children)



Co-Q10 (50MG)

Regain your health and triumph over diabetes. 

13 Tips For Healthy Aging, And More (Reposted from my Healthy Living Blog With Additional Notes)

The fountain of youth … a magical elixir that prevents aging, illness and death.

It sounds great, but for those of us with a more realistic outlook on life, we can do simple things right now to feel good and to help give our bodies their best shot at longevity.

Here are 13 of them:

13 Ways to Age Healthy

1. Stay active. Keep moving. Walk, work in the garden, play tennis or golf. Do anything that sounds fun if you can. Not all of us will be skydiving on our 80th birthday, but regular activity keeps the circulatory and respiratory systems in better shape, burns calories, warms us up, and helps lower the risk of debilitating diseases. And it’s good stress therapy.

2. Use your brain every day. Do mental math, crossword puzzles, jumbles, etc. Keep those neurons firing and active to help preserve healthy neural pathways. Also eat brain foods and brain supplements known to support brain health and function.

3. Antioxidants. Fight cellular damage to your skin, eyes and circulatory system by getting plenty of antioxidants in your diet. These nutrients have extra electrons that neutralize dangerous free radicals caused by sunlight, pollution, radiation and other things in our environment. Choose colorful fruits and vegetables, including leafy greens like spinach, purple and red fruits, orange and yellow veggies, tomatoes, dark chocolate and more. Or drink your antioxidants in a potent beverage like Thai-Go® or in a supplement like Super Orac.

4. Put things on your calendar. Look forward to a concert, a family gathering, lunch with friends, etc. Australian researchers found that elderly people who are more social live longer compared to those with fewer friends.

5. Drink plenty of water. Proper hydration keeps blood and waste moving and helps the kidneys flush toxins and waste out of the body.

6. Take a nap! Naps may help combat stress in the body. One study of 24,000 people found that those who take a nap regularly are 1/3 less likely to die from heart disease than those who don’t get regular naps.

7. Go fishing. At the dinner table that is. Fish provides important essential fatty acids, including omega 3s and 6s, that are often lacking in our diets. These EFAs support circulation, heart health, brain health, blood pressure and more.

8. Eat less. Cutting back on calorie consumption by 20–25% is enough to increase your lifespan markedly. Instead of filling your stomach, fill your time with learning, moving and socializing.

9. Get a little nutty. Adding uncooked nuts and seeds to your diet adds important trace minerals like selenium and the essential amino acid tryptophan. The former helps quench free radicals and eliminate heavy metals, and the latter helps with both mood and sleep.

10. Pray. A 12-year study of adults over 65 shows that people who attend religious services more than once a week had stronger immune systems than those who did not attend services. They were also less likely to die (early). Worshipping together creates strong social bonds between friends, which may boost health.

11. Sprinkle on the seasonings. Shakespeare was right. Rosemary is for remembrance. Cooking with herbs like rosemary, sage and turmeric can help improve mood and memory.

12. Watch your waistline. Being overweight puts you at risk for heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and other unwelcome conditions. Stay active and eat smart to keep your weight in check and disease at bay.

13. Invest in a healthy future. Get a physical once a year, and stay on top of your recommended health screenings.

*Additional Tips from Dr. Julissa:

-Practice Prayer/Meditation. In an article I’ve reposted on my website titled, ‘Mental Medicine’ by Dan Bischoff, “Tibetan monks sometimes live to be anywhere from 100 to 120 years old. And it isn’t uncommon to find a monk that looks to be in his 40s who is actually 80. The secrets of these age-defying abbots is not a pill or a fountain of youth, but healthy living practices that include long hours of mindfulness meditation.”

-Let Go more. In other words, let go of those things you know you cannot change. Especially let go of trying to change other people. Focus more on You. Forgive. And stop holding grudges. It only hurts you. Let Go…

-Love more, laugh more and enjoy life more! Laughter extends the ‘life clock’. Do more of the things that bring laughter and joy into your life. Don’t be afraid to show how much you care for someone. Show more love to others. Lastly, love yourself and treat yourself lovingly so others know how they should treat you.)

Stay Young!

12 Physical Signs Of Kidney Problems

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Everyone knows Kidney health is not to be ignored. And everyone says that kidney challenges are painful and serious. Even kidney stones are known to be so painful it has been described by those suffering from them that the pain feels worse than giving birth and worse than a heart attack!

Kidney challenges also stem from harboring specific negative emotions. The two main emotions that affect the Kidneys are:

  • Fear (TCM – Traditional Chinese Medicine)
  • Unresolved Forgiveness (Holistic Medicine)

Understand please, Family and Friends, that holding on to and harboring these emotions of Fear and Unresolved Forgiveness is to surely weaken the kidneys and eventually one will begin to experience physical signs of kidney problems.  If you know you are holding on to these very emotions, the good news is, strengthening and balancing the kidneys helps you in turn feel strong enough to let go of these emotions.

12 Physical signs of Kidney problems:

  • lines under the eyes
  • purple, deep, dark circles under the eyes
  • puffy eyes
  • fluid retention
  • constant lower back pain
  • frequent, painful urination
  • weak bones (TCM)
  • fatigue specifically between 3pm and 7pm
  • fevers, chills, trembling
  • high blood pressure
  • a dull constant ache in the lower back may indicate kidney stones
  • ear problems, hearing loss, chronic ear infections (in adults and children)

Another sign that the kidneys are in a weakened state is, yes Ladies and Gentlemen, premature aging!  In another article I’ve written on this blog, ‘Longevity, Youth & Health’, I wrote the following in reference to kidney health:

{Immune deficiency, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is associated with the condition of the Kidneys. The kidneys are known as “the clock of the body”. History points to many Chinese scholars and physicians who achieved longevity by eating kidney traditional Chinese herbs and tonics. In My Teaching to Posterity, a literary classic by a Chinese scholar named Yan Zhi-Tui in the 6th century, he said, “I have been in the habit of eating kidney tonics throughout my life, which is why I could still read fine print when 70 years old with no gray hair on my head.”.  Even two Chinese emperors were famous for their longevity due to their firm beliefs in Traditional Chinese Medicine and to their regular practice of taking kidney tonics. ; Emperor Jia-Jing and Emperor Qian-Long.}

So if you’re dealing with too many wrinkles for your age, if your hair is graying too quickly, if your appearance is that of one in which you ‘look’ older than you truly are, then stop spending large sums of money on wrinkle creams and hair dyes. The kidneys should be your focus for a long, youthful, healthy life.  In these organs lies the true fountain of youth

So what are people doing that causes kidney disease and/or kidney stones?

First, kidney function becomes impaired, especially in elderly people, who chronically use NSAIDs drugs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), pain relievers such as Aleve, Motrin, and Advil. The high levels of creatinine in the body that these drugs cause are the reason for the impaired kidney function. This explains why an article in USA Today says that over 350,000 people in US are on kidney dialysis. Kidney dialysis is a treatment used to filter the impurities from the blood that the kidneys and bladder can no longer handle. And USA has THE HIGHEST dialysis death rate IN THE WORLD.

Kidney stones are something that humans have been dealing with since the beginning of humanity, according to scientific studies. Would you believe that in 1901, kidney and bladder stones were found in the pelvis of a 7,000 year old egyptian mummy 4800 B.C.? Here are the stones scientists found:


With that said, know that kidney disease and kidney stones are absolutely diet-related. A diet consisting of high fat, fried foods, dairy products, red meat, carbonated drinks, sugar and/or drug overload, aspirin, overuse of prescription drugs, salt and chemical diuretics. All of these are a sure way of developing kidney disease.

Diabetes is usually involved. Deficiencies in the body of B-vitamins, magnesium, and essential fatty acids, are also found in those with kidney diseases. High levels of aluminum, heavy metal poisoning from cadmium (from smoking cigarettes) and lead, are usually found on kidney disease tests. Allergies and low thyroid, hypothyroidism, also play a role in kidney disease. Adrenal stress and an overuse of antacids contributes to kidney stones.

And what exactly are kidney stones? These form when minerals that normally float freely in fluid eliminated by the kidneys combine into crystals. If the body has too little fluid and inorganic material overloads the body, kidney stones will form. When a stone blocks the urinary tract, it then results in debilitating and excruciating pain.

Preventing kidney stones depends on balancing and strengthening the kidneys with the right foods and herbs (herbs, of course, are also considered foods for the body).

Dehydration is a key factor in kidney stone formation.  So DRINK WATER! At least 6-8oz. glasses daily or half of your body weight in ounces! And drink water during the day!  It is not recommended to drink water right before bed.  It is also not recommended to sleep with water in the bedroom. This energy, according to Chinese medicine, weighs on the body during sleep and can cause unrestful sleep and nightmares.

A diet that is mainly vegetarian, low in starch and protein is best to prevent kidney stones. Dark green vegetables and fruits like lemons, limes, and grapefruits are foods that alkaline the body and help prevent stone formation.

Eliminate the following: fried foods, salty and sugary foods, caffeine foods, and carbonated beverages which impede the kidney from filtering waste. Avoid dairy foods, starches, fats and heavy grains since these cause clogging and mucous. Studies also show that TUMS, the antacid, increases the risk for stone formation.

At first, the body may not show any symptoms of kidney stones except for a dull ache in the lower back.  Yet, when the stone or stones become large enough to block the urinary tract, as I said before, the pain radiates through the body and becomes excruciating, debilitating, with constant urgency to urinate and extremely painful urination.  Other signs that the body specifically needs a kidney stone cleanse are:

  • a distended abdomen
  • women who have anemia or heavy menstrual bleeding
  • vitamin K deficiency

When an infection has set in, there is nausea, vomiting, fever and chills.

Use the following for kidney flushing support, to normalize kidney activity, reduce kidney inflammation, and to cleanse and detoxify the kidneys:

To help the body break down, flush kidney stones, and prevent recurrence of stones, combine:

Use the above programs individually for minimum 6 months to stimulate optimum kidney function.

In the photo below, I am here with my patient, Juanita Harris, and her husband. Juanita was a new patient of mine of only 4 months at the time of this picture.  She came to me looking for help when she was diagnosed 5 months prior with impaired kidney function and a risk of needing dialysis.  That month, September 7, 2012, 4 months after beginning her natural therapy program with me, she arrived for her followup appointment with copies of her newest lab results and was told by her allopathic conventional doctor that her kidneys were functioning beautifully again and no longer needed to see him!  Truly a blessing!


Natural Hair? Simply Beautiful!

Men and women alike want healthy hair. When hair has changed and it is no longer vibrant, we’re looking at, in most cases,  nutritional deficiencies. I’ll go right to the point by discussing specific hair concerns I’ve come across in my practice.

Bad hair. To say “my hair’s gone bad” may actually make sense to many people reading this. Hair that:  has begun to fall out, become too oily or dry,  a scalp with flakes and dandruff,  is brittle, dull,  has split ends;  is showing a lack of manageability, bounce and elasticity, and more.  All these symptoms demonstrate that there are chemical imbalances within the body. These signals must be paid close attention to.

What are some of the causes of the earlier symptoms?

  • Lack of healthy protein and the inability of the body to use it properly
  • liver problems associated with hair loss
  • mineral deficiencies
  • drug use
  • illness
  • poor circulation (definitely something not to be overlooked)
  • And we can’t rule out the use of chemical products such as permanent hair colorings, etc.

Did you know the risk for bladder cancer doubles from using chemical hair dyes once a month? And your risk triples when using them for 15 years or more!

Alopecia. Or is it? Just ALOPECIA or CCCA? Many of you already know what alopecia is and probably know someone suffering with it. And CCCA has been found to be a ‘new kind’ of alopecia. Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia. A scarring hair loss most prevalent in African-American Women. This thinning hair problem, we Naturopaths know, involves a problem of the immune system and a presence of parasites.

Research in 2011 shows 4.6 million people in the US are affected. Over 60% of male Caucasians show male pattern baldness.  Over 50% of women have permanent hair loss. Poor circulation to the scalp, poor oxygen to the scalp, is of the most common causes also.

Diet is definitely also a factor. Eating and excess of sugar, salt and little protein are definite contributors to hair loss.

Women must think of their glandular health (mainly thyroid imbalance) and excess testosterone/overproduction of male sex hormones, and birth control use and disuse, as causes as well. Hair loss above the temples in women means possible adrenal and/or ovarian tumor and/or PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).

What contributes to making this problem worse?

  • Prolonged stress
  • emotional stress
  • anemia (chronic anemia from severe illness is an almost sure indication of parasite presence)
  • high blood pressure medications & chemotherapy that cause certain vitamin deficiencies
  • mineral deficiencies
  • high cholesterol
  • dandruff (again, Friends and Family,  think thyroid gland here)
  • seborrhea

What one needs is to stimulate the scalp to produce hair, balance hormones, and feed hair from within.

Since so many factors are involved in the prior hair problems I’ve mentioned in this article,  I have recommended a thorough and complete program to my patients/clients.

Use these natural alternative therapies and wholesome plant-derived products to achieve overall nourishment and balance internally and externally (utilize 3 months minimum):

Having beautiful hair is attainable if the body is fed what it is missing~