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Hair and Vitamin D...
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi Lola (my mother's name by the way!),

Your clients hair loss and dryness is not likely due to her being on vitamin D, and it seems unlikely that it's related to the vitamin D deficiency since it just became dry and falling out since her deficiency is not getting fixed.

But you gave me a really good clue in there. You said that her vitamin D level is still low even though she's been taking high dose vitamin D. If she is truly on 'High Dose' vitamin D, but her level is not coming up, this makes me think that she is having some digestive problems that aren't allowing her to absorb nutrients very well.


If she's not absorbing the vitamin D (which is a fat soluble vitamin), then maybe she's not absorbing OTHER fats, making her hair very dry. And one of the main reasons for women's hair to fall out is iron deficiency- specifically ferritin. She could get a blood test for ferritin to see if her level is low. If it is, then that makes my point and she's got an absorption problem.

And this is NOT GOOD! This is likely to mean that she probably has either:

The H Pylori Bacteria in her stomach and she should get tested for that

Or

She may have Gluten Sensitivity which is damaging her intestines and not allowing her to absorb nutrients.



She Could also have BOTH, making the problem worse.


So, you might want to show her this and see if any of this sounds right to her. Getting her ferritin level checked is a step in the right direction, but if she is interested, it would be a great idea if she simply started eating a gluten free diet and sees if that makes a difference.

I have a suspicion that your client might have some other health problems that you didn't mention, and the Gluten Sensitivity is likely to be the CAUSE of those problems and she'll probably feel a lot better if she gets off gluten.


Hope this helped!



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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



Dry Hair and Vitamin D
by: KAREN H

IT MAY BE SOMETHING TO THAT DRY HAIR THING.

I JUST RECENTLY STARTED TAKING A HIGH DOSE OF VITAMIN D, 50,000 IU.

NOW MY FACE IS VERY, VERY DRY.

Dry Skin and Vitamin D
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

I still think that most people who are not absorbing vitamin D or who are not getting enough vitamin D often just are either:

1) Not getting enough fat in their diet

2) Not absorbing the fat that they are getting


So, if you have dry skin or dry hair AND you are vitamin D deficient, then its likely that you simply need more good fats- which the vast majority of westerners simply don't get enough of because we have been told that they are 'bad'.

So, I encourage you to start getting more good fats in your diet in the form of:


Omega 3 Fatty Acid Supplement


AND


Raw Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

AND


High Vitamin Butter Oil

As coconut oil can stand high heat, it is really the ONLY fat that you should use to cook with.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

very dry skin and thinning hair after gadtric bypass
by: pamandralphbartow@cox.net

Do you have any suggestions for supplements after gastric bypass. I have extremely dry skin now and hair thinned significantly.

Supplementing
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Pamela,

It is almost a necessity to supplement after Gastric Bypass surgery, and the Mayo Clinic even reported that Good Nutrition May Prevent Polyneuropathy after Bariatric Surgery.

The first thing that I recommend is that you MUST get a vitamin D level. I really think that it is CRIMINAL that you bariatric surgery patients are not getting routine Vitamin D Levels. If you haven't had one done, INSIST upon it.

NEXT: I recommend is that you take a good High Quality Multivitamin and Mineral Complex along with a good quality

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



Ferritin levels
by: Lynne

I was losing my hair it was coming out in the shower so went to see a trichologist who tested various things one of them being ferritin which is iron storage sure enough mine were 28 and should be 70 and above for good hair growth

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