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Hair and Alopecia Areata

Jill wrote:

Hi bob,
.to inteject and ask I use Lo-Salt occasionally along with sea salt and am suffering hair loss, should we not be using it..? I have very mild Hashi’s and on 75mng Levothyroxine
Hi Jill,

Alopecia areata (A.A.) may indeed be due to low zinc.. funny that zinc and magnesium can be inter-changed in many enzymes that use what’s called a divalent metal ion (connects to two other non-metals or groups) ~ as the ‘activator’ of the enzymes. Likewise, if you are short of both of these elements, a bigger problem arises, more enzymes will be down-regulated/under-active due to shortage of the appropriate activator metal.

In A.A, whether autoimmune and/or zinc dependent may be related to the cause of the autoimmunity (silver/mercury amalgam trigger or low zinc associated with the mercury toxicity or both).

Until some specific work is done to untangle the myriad interactions caused by this ‘safe’ silver/mercury amalgam, no-one will be safe from auto-immune diseases.

Those with a pre-disposition to autoimmune disease seem to be ignored for some ‘odd’ reason, that may, or may not, be related to how much or how little doctors and dentists have been ‘instructed’ to deny.

If you are using low-salt as well as sea salt do you get enough magnesium and zinc in any combination to help support hair growth?

If you are deficient in either of these two (Zn/Mg) elements, it might account for some of the ensuing hair (and thyroid ) problems, since the factors that cause robust hair growth, also affect the thyroid gland for similar reasons ~ and mitochondrial action is important in controlling day-to-day (and hour-to-hour) thyroid responses to thermal variations in the experienced environement.

Far more people have mitochondrial problems than was thought until very recently, so many more indeed, that the medical profession will not have been able to comprehend in a collective or individual manner just how serious is this new finding.

The implications for medical practice, diagnosis and treatment will take many decades to filter through the system, even avoiding the built-in prejudice arising from pharmaceutical education induced by sales/marketing people in their clearly productive visits to doctor’s offices.

hmmmm, rethink on zinc ?

Low salt will contain added potassium chloride so maybe the magnesium is a little more important using either low salt or sea salt (that should also contain some magnesium, but check how much).

Low potassium will certainly make you feel lethargic as will low sodium, each of them contribute to the cellular energy status, but the way it works is that, if the apparent plasma potassium shows high that can be due to the potassium leaving the inside of the cells and ending up in the intra-cellular fluid/plasma, reversing the usual situation where potassium needs to be high inside the cells whilst sodium is low inside the cells ~ that’s the way the ‘cell membrane potential’ is maintained that drives all the chemical/biological processes that fire up the energy production inside the mitochondria.

Each cell is like a little battery !



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