Gluten intolerance linked to brittle/ loss of hair?

by Amber
(San Diego, CA)

I am losing a lot of hair and my hair feels brittle and dry and hurts everytime I run my fingers through my hair because it breaks off so badly ...

Could this be linked to Gluten intolerance?

I was told a year ago that I had gluten intolerance and was told to stick to a gluten-free diet but I followed the diet for all of 5 months now my total health mostly my hair is poor.

Could the hair loss/ breakage be do to gluten?

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Oh Amber...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Amber,

Wow! So you were told, by a doctor I presume, that you needed to stop eating gluten. Well, if you were told that, I'm assuming that you had some health problems then too- otherwise no one would have cared to look.

So, if this is right- you had health problems that the doctors found a solution to and you ignored them?

Not preaching, just checking.

If this is the case, then yes!! Your brittle and falling out hair is the most likely caused from your gluten intolerance.

Amber. If your hair is beginning to fall out from possible lack of nutrients, then you need to understand the damage that is going on in your digestive tract. This is not a HAIR problem, this is a damaged and Leaking Digestive Tract.

I don't know if you understand the seriousness of this. It's a big deal. The consequences of you eating gluten when you are clearly not supposed to be are that your intestinal tract is likely allowing undigested food into your bloodstream. And another word for undigested food in your digestive tract is SEWAGE.

It's no wonder that your health is poor, your immune system is constantly battling the effects of sewage in your bloodstream. That can't be good. The long term effects of this could be that you end up with some sort of autoimmune disease down the line- almost CERTAINLY Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue syndrome, etc.

If you want to ever get healthy- and keep your hair- you have got to get off of gluten and stay off of gluten. I highly recommend that you try out The Healthy Urban Kitchen to learn the PROPER way to eat gluten-free so that you can get some nutrients back into your system. You might want to consider getting a High Quality Food Based Multivitamin like Jigsaw Health's Essential Daily Packs and asking your doctor to check your Ferritin levels- a very common cause of women's hair loss.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

hair breakage
by: spunky

I stopped eating gluten free on January 22, 2013. I was diagnosed as gluten intolerant on February 5, 2013.

Is brittle, dry hair with breakage a function of previously eating gluten?

What's an optimal ferritin level?
by: V.

Mine is 44 and Dr says it's fine. I am so confused. I have tried almost everything to stop my hair loss Apple Cider Vinegar, baking soda, magnesium oil, D3 and B12 folate, K2, gelatin, zinc/copper and Magnesium supplements, I've upped my dietary protein. (age 59)I have seen a multitude of Drs and Specialists had a gazillion tests - they say everything is fine and I am "very healthy". Please help.
Could it be Gluten Intolerance?

by: Kerri Knox, RN

yes, it COULD be. Only one way to find out.

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