I have been reading your website and Facebook page for years and I am a big fan. I wanted to ask your advice on any supplements or measures I can take for hair loss.
I have alopecia areata, meaning there are no known reasons why the hair is falling out and it is only in patches. I have about 4 big bald spots in the back of my head. I am 24 years old and in good health. I went to the doctor and they gave me a steroid ointment (fluocinonide) to put on it 2x daily 2 weeks on and 1 weeks off indefinitely. I think it may be slowly working but it makes my skin very thin and is a hassle.
I was wondering if you have any suggestions of any supplemental herbal things I can do to help it grow back. It seems to have mostly stopped falling out in a major way.. I still have more hair loss than I used to but the spots are not dramatically increasing in size anymore.
I would love to hear your input.
Thank you so much.
The first thing Susun always suggests is to start drinking nourishing herbal infusions. You can find guidance on making these infusions at www.nourishingherbalinfusions.com . You can start drinking all of the herbal infusions she suggests here with the addition of linden flower infusion which with nourish your immune system and help counter inflammation. You can purchase all these herbs in bulk from Mountain Rose Herbs or Frontier Herbs.
You will also want to start eating at least a quart of full fat plain per week.
Eating mushrooms, astragalus and seaweed cooked into soups made with bone broth several times a week is also a wonderful way to nourish your immune system. Check out this site for more on making bone broths http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/broth-is-beautiful/
I hope this helps, please check back in and let us know how you are doing. You are also welcome to call Susun's weekly blog talk radio program on Tuesday evenings she answers 90 minutes of health questions from 7:30-9:00 EDT. Call (646)929-2463 and make sure to press one to put your call in the queue.
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