Two or three generations ago it was routine practice for mothers to ‘worm’ their families – particularly the children. In modern times, both ‘worming’ or discussion about intestinal worm infestation (1) is a rare topic. Intestinal worm infestation (aka: Helminthiasis) is a common occurrence in people of 3rd world countries – and in some instances […]
Alopecia areata (AA) is a distinctive hair loss condition that is readily identified by most health practitioners and hairdressers. (A full explanation of Alopecia areata may be found within my article Alopecia Areata & other autoimmune conditions). The inclination to exhibit AA is genetically inherited within ‘atopic’ families i.e.: those families with an increased sensitivity
Of all the persistent maladies which beset the human body, one of the most challenging and confounding for practitioners is chronic scalp irritation or itching where no other obvious condition (1) is found. The causes of chronic scalp irritation or itching (CSII) are widely multi-factorial, and in some instances polygenic from an atopic family history.
The incredible complexities of the human body, health, lifestyle, and increasing stressors in our troubled world, can give rise to the onset of scalp hair thinning. The ‘usual suspects’ are thyroid disturbance, diabetic states, nutrient deficiency, or ‘stress’. A cause which is often over-looked is the crucial role of adrenal gland influence to disrupt or
For many decades now the ‘heavy metal’ zinc has been used in the treatment of scalp hair loss & inflammatory skin conditions.
Residing in a land of year-round sunshine & outdoor lifestyle, it may come as a revelation that many people
I’m unsure how much other practitioners see the links between health, hair loss & a ‘problematic’ gastrointestinal tract
As a continuously growing & metabolically-active tissue, hair requires high levels of
Autoimmune conditions which affect the hair and scalp occur in genetically predisposed individuals, and generally indicate an underlying disturbance or health issue.