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December 01, 2011, 07:47 AM

Hi everybody. I am a quite nervous person and when I checked my cortisol - its 20percent above highest range (urine test 24 hours). Also my aldosterone is 2 times above highest range(blood). What are the best treatments? CS what do you think?Thanks.

 

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December 04, 2011, 01:49 PM

alexxxr,

If I were you I would first look at lifestyle changes (If you are a rotating shift worker then you are screwed.): 

You want good regular sleep.  Take Magnesium, zinc, b6, and Taurine before bedtime.  Try to go to bed at the same time and get up roughly at the same time.  Get some sunshine in the day or at least take Vit D3.  Only drink coffee in the morning.  Get plenty of exercise.  Long walks are great for stress.  Loose the belly fat, ie, get a flat stomach.  Exercise and a good diet that cuts out crap carbs, almost all sugar, and beer   Work on stress control, try yoga breathing exercises.  Work on the mental aspect of overcoming your nervousness.  Don’t underestimate the importance of sleep, exercise, and diet.  Supplements are just that, supplements.  Get your life right and then the supplements can give the extra boost you need. 


For high aldosterone try celery seed extract, that with good exercise, diet and sleep should help immensely.

 

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December 07, 2011, 09:16 PM

Lapwing,

I agree with everything you said except drink ONLY coffee in the morning.  I think that is the worst thing you can do, except for drinking soda.  I truly believe it’s very important to drink A LOT of quality water first thing in the morning.  This helps bath the body’s cells and eliminate metabolic waste that has been produced and built up over the course of the night.  Plus, the average persons loses a lot of body fluids (can’t remember the amount) through breathing, sweating, drooling etc. throughout the night.  I think proper hydration is fundamental to good health and doing it really well in the morning is a great start to the day.  I drink water by the quart in the morning and THEN get after my coffee at work smile

Everything else you said was right on target though, IMO!

 

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December 08, 2011, 01:01 AM

TrueGround,

I meant one should drink coffee in the morning only and not in the afternoon or evening.  So I did not mean ONLY coffee as the only beverage as you read it.  Probably better for me to say, restrict coffee drinking to the morning hours.  Sorry for the confusion there!  I drink plenty of water in the morning as well.

 

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December 09, 2011, 07:00 PM

Hi alexxxr,

Already been some good advice above however the underlying cause of stress and nervous tension is wide and varied and what works for some people doesn’t work for others. I suggest that you get a copy of a great book called “The Edge Effect”. The aim of the book is to teach people how to achieve a balanced brain, it also contains a test that will allow you to more accurately diagnose your specific condition. This is then complemented with great practical suggestions to assist virtually any condition. For example GABA may be beneficial for someone experiencing your symptoms.

 

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December 09, 2011, 11:55 PM

alexxxr - I’ve got to visit this forum more—I’m so busy on my own.

This is probably one of the most important questions. So far, I am inclined to believe
that Quercetin is the most effective way to counteract the anxiety and resulting negative
effects of CRH.

I use this brand in particular because of the added phospholipids and its enhanced absorption.

http://www.iherb.com/MRM-Quercetin-500-mg-60-Veggie-Caps/12059?at=hil335

I also use Ashwagandha (see my regimen page below). This is very helpful at reducing stress.

http://www.immortalhair.org/mycurrentregimen.htm


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December 10, 2011, 09:45 AM

Hey Immortal,

Glad to hear you’ve been keeping busy, but we’ve definitely missed your wisdom around here!  I’ve been taking Ashwagandha on and off for the last couple weeks after I saw you recommended it as a good adaptogen.  I think it does help take the edge off and I haven’t even been very consistent in taking it.

So, I’ve ran into a roadblock of confusion with my hair loss regimen lately, particularly regarding dietary recommendations.  What I’ve been doing is sticking to the “blood type diet” based on the extensive research of Dr. Peter D’Adamo.  I have been so confused and have heard so much conflicting information over the years about which diets work best.  This applies to diets geared toward general health and digestibility to hair loss diets.  The blood type diet makes sense and my instincts tell me it’s the best dietary/lifestyle guideline to follow in order to achieve the best health possible.  I know you are in support of the metabolic diet, which seems to make sense as well.  The only thing is, I filled out the chart you recommend on Immortalhair.org and it says I’m a Protein Type II.  This confuses me because being a blood type A, Dr. D’Adamo recommends a diet as close to vegetarian as possible!

Now…just recently I’ve looked at Danny Roddy’s “Hair Like a Fox”.  I think he’s definitely onto something when it comes to hormonal balance through targeted nutrition.  The only problem is that he recommends milk, sugar and red meats - these are just among the few that I’ve heard should be avoided for regular consumption in regards to hair loss!

Based on your latest findings and research:

1.  What do you feel is the best way to assess which diet is right for each individual and do you believe that some diets that are great for hair may not be the best for your overall health?

2.  What do you feel is the best current practice to get Candida under control if you have a problem.  I know gut health is crucial to proper digestion and I don’t see any diet or supplement regimen working well without a healthy GI tract (as I know you will agree).

If you can find the time to answer these, I think it would benefit us all here.

Thanks!

TG

 

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December 10, 2011, 02:33 PM

TrueGround - Regarding Dr. D’Adamo’s blood type diet.

Unfortunately, it has some serious flaws. Over the years I have noticed as well as many others
of type A’s and type O’s who do not do well when they adhere to their blood type diet.

The metabolic typing diet tends to be more reliable in the sense that it describes the feeling of how food affects a person.

Here’s a general guideline on diet:

http://www.immortalhair.org/dietaryfactors.htm

However, a lot of areas on diet get down to food sensitivities or sometimes the quality of the food.

Milk is detrimental if it’s not raw, pasture-fed, non-homogenized. Also, even the best milk is not always appropriate for all people.

More information here:  http://healthyfixx.com/13/pasteurized-milk-killing-the-bad-and-the-good

I have a hard time feeling comfortable with sugar, because in my case, if I consume it, I can notice changes in skin within 24 to 48-hours. On the other hand, I can consume something with fructose or HFCS and there will be no negative cutaneous effects.  In other words, as controversial as this may sound, I believe that fructose (in moderation) is better than sugar, due to the negligible effect on insulin.

Regarding red meat, there’s nothing wrong with it.  More info here:
http://healthyfixx.com/1/busting-the-myths-of-saturated-fat

I will say that pasture-fed red meat is the most desirable of course, however that is not always
readily available.  When I take something such as Krill oil, it will help negate the so-called inflammatory
component of red meat, which is AA (arachidonic acid).

I agree with Danny Roddy very much about avoiding polyunsaturated fats—at least those that are processed and/or refined. To be more specific, I would avoid cooking with vegetable oils and opt for butter, coconut or palm oil instead.

How to know about the right type of diet?

There are ways to find out more objectively, such as looking at triglyceride levels and glucose.
If one is eating a “type A” diet and they have triglycerides well above 100, and a glucose level well above 85, it suggests that they are not eating the correct diet for their metabolic type.


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December 12, 2011, 09:09 AM

Thank you guys for your answers. I started this topic because in my case stress is the main and maybe the only reason of my hairloss.

 

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December 12, 2011, 09:30 AM

Until the age of 34 (now Im 38) I had no problems with my hair . NO PROBLEMS AT ALL! 1 degree by NW scale. I have gone through some troubles last 4 years and situation is ALWAYS THE SAME : STRESS - 3 MONTH - SHEDDING. No stress - no shed at all.

 

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December 12, 2011, 09:37 AM

My trihologist told me that I’ll regrow all I have lost when stress will go away but no regrowth.So beeing in peace of mind is the only treatment. I found that tyrosine is extremely helpful for my mood.Any thoughts?

 

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December 12, 2011, 08:30 PM

Thanks Immortal,

That is helpful information..hopefully I can tailor my diet more accordingly to you recommendations.  As far as my question about controlling Candida.  What is the best natural way to combat this?  Are the recommended herbs/supplements on Immortalhair.org still best current practice?  Also, does alcohol consumption have an effect on candida overgrowth?

 

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December 12, 2011, 11:47 PM

The effect of alcohol is really variable, such as an individual’s condition, use of antibiotics in the past, gut microflora ecology, and many other factors.

Generally, alcohol does encourage Candida. There maybe ways to circumvent an overgrowth, such as assisting the conversion of acetaldehyde into acetic acid. Candida itself is okay to have in the body, it’s just an overgrowth that presents a problem.

One example of how alcohol is variable is the type of alcohol used and of course a person’s physical condition. Take a look at this study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21876358

There are many ways to deal with Candida, probably one of the best ways is to use Berberine, because it also normalizes H. Pylori overgrowth and stabilizes blood sugar.


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