Hair Loss (alopecia areata) or baldness

Alternative Medicine

Active Hexose Correlated compound (AHCC) sugar produced from fermentation of  mycelium of hybrid shiitake mushroom grown in rice bran extract  may prevent/reduce chemically induced alopecia/hair loss, per Dan Kenner in The Japanese Medicinal Mushroom Immune Enhancer - AHCC booklet.
Airola , Dr. Paavo - in Stop Hair Loss recommends Vitamins A,B,C,E,F, Cod Liver Oil, Lecithin, Silica + message
Aloe Vera (internally & externally) - Read Reese Dubin's Miracle Food Cures From The Bible
Amla @ 30 Amla Fruit (Indian Gooseberry) Benefits and 1 Bad Effect – Superfoodly -
Only safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) was found to be more beneficial for their hair growth inhibited by DHT. (13)."
Baldness  baldness.htm
Color Me Natural product seems to be, next to henna, the solution to safe hair coloring per vol.7 #2 
The Doctors' Prescription  for Healthy Living
Cysteine is used to restore body to aging hair per R Edermann in The Amino Revolution 
Eden Bodyworks LLC, maker of all-natural beauty supplies, formulates a hair product that will regrow hair lost from zealous hairdressers using harsh chemicals. 15-year-old Jasmine Lawrence is founder. 
She created this hair restoration product due to loss of her own hair at the age of 11. 
She started her company at age 13.
Flax Seed Oil apply to scalp
Food and Healing AnneMarie Colbin - Insufficient protein or zinc or too much sugar may contribute to hair loss.
Health News Volume 7#8 on MSM ask for ONE newspaper Volume7#8
Health News International on OPC (oligomeric proanthocyanidin) ask for ONE  International newspaper on OPC
Mesko, Dr Charles  Doctor's Growth Hormone gel  
hat I wasn’t expecting is that my hair on my head is growing back!  That has been a very funny surprise." 
Muira-Puma (marapuma or Ptychopleatum Olacoides) may help prevent baldness.
Nettle inhibits 5 alpha reductase that  causes testosterone to convert to (DHT) dihydrotestosterone which causes baldness, excess facial hair & benign prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
OTC (over-the-counter) 5% Minoxidil applied 2x daily may stimulate new (thin) hair growth & prevent further hair loss. 2/05 
Page , L.R. in Healthy Healing recommends Pancreatin, Flax, CoQ10, PABA, Panothenic Acid, Zinc, molasses + message + vitamins
Predatory fish contain mercury says Dr J Hightower in 8/2003 Readers Digest article
One fish, two fish, red snapper, swordfish: a menace lurks in your "healthy" meal  Danger. 
Probiotics for Trichotillomania or Hair Pulling - Probiotics on the brain 10/12/2014 probiotics-brain/DnnE6myX75vTfK6U3aolQP/story.html
Greenblatt, Dr. James, "chief medical officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, is a proponent of probiotics...
'Thank you, you’ve never even met me and yet you’ve changed my life.' That was the sign-off in an e-mail from a man named Mike that arrived at the office of Dr. James Greenblatt, a psychiatrist & chief medical officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, on July 24. Greenblatt is not unused to such effusive gratitude, but usually it comes from his patients.  Mike, though, lives in Colorado, where he had read an article online about how Greenblatt had treated a young woman with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder using traditional psychotherapy and medication coupled, less traditionally, with probiotics, capsules filled with live 'good' bacteria.  Within 6 months, her symptoms were gone.
Mike also had issues with anxiety, he’d started obsessively pulling his hair out 15 years earlier, but none had been able to help him. Mike began treating himself by taking the strongest over-the-counter probiotics he could find and after a couple months, he noticed the urge to pull had disappeared. 'IT WORKED.'
Mike later wrote in a blog post.

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The idea that microbes in the body can affect the brain has gone in & out of fashion.
In 1896, physicians writing in Scientific American concluded, in the language of the day, that “certain forms of insanity” could be caused by infectious agents 'similar to typhoid, diphtheria & others.'
But after Freudian psychoanalysis became popular in the 1st half of the 20th century, the
microbial theory of mental illness was largely forgotten, and stayed that way for decades.
Today, however, scientists know that trillions of micro-organisms live in your digestive system, where they outnumber your human cells many times over and may make up as much as 3% of your body weight.
The evidence that these bacteria affect a dense network of neurons in your gut, often called the '2nd brain', is vast and growing.

In recent years, a microbial imbalance in the gut (called 'dysbiosis') has been associated with chronic fatigue, obesity, certain types of cancer & other physical ailments.
It’s unclear exactly how or which bacteria cause or cure which disorders and in what complex ways, Greenblatt says, 'but the research is quite clear that the GI tract affects brain health.'
In this case, he says, '1+1 does equal 2.'  Research on the microbiome got a kick-start with the emergence of new methods of DNA profiling that allowed doctors to quickly identify various species of bacteria.
Now, studies exploring how gut flora may affect health are exploding onto the scene.
Once considered 'alternative', maybe even a bit wacky, the field is becoming firmly entrenched in the medical establishment:
In 2007, the National Institutes of Health earmarked $115 million for the st phase of the
Human Microbiome Project, which brings together researchers from several institutions, including the Broad Institute in Cambridge, & aims to map the ecology of the gut.
In late September, Harvard Medical School’s Division of Nutrition hosted a symposium in Boston called '
Gut Microbiota, Probiotics and Their Impact Throughout the Lifespan.'
It was so popular, there was a wait-list to get in.

All the interest marks a fundamental change in the way scientists & medical professionals view the connection between the brain & the gut. Not that long ago, many doctors believed that the brain was essentially walled off from the rest of the body and protected from infection. 'The dogma when I was in grad school was that nothing crosses the blood-brain barrier,' says Nancy Desmond, chief of the neuro-endocrinology & neuro-immunology program at the National Institute of Mental Health. 'But there are data now that punch holes in that dogma.'
The challenge, she says, 'is to try to get at the mechanisms that underlie this apparent communication between microbiota in the gut & brain function that is relevant to mental health.'

Possible pathways include the vagus nerve, which runs throughout the body, the spinal cord & numerous immune & endocrine mechanisms. For example, a chemical in urine called HPHPA signals a buildup of dopamine in the brain, which in turn 'strongly correlates with psychiatric symptoms,' according to Greenblatt, 'from anxiety to agitation.'
As in irritable bowel syndrome, the culprits here are species of the Clostridium bacteria.
Fighting them with targeted antibiotics, along with high doses of probiotics, appears to help ease or eliminate symptoms.

Dr. Kyle Williams, director of the Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program
at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also looking at how the microbiome influences the brain and behavior.
But Williams cautions that the body’s ecosystem is incredibly complex & that the placebo effect, patients feeling better even if the treatment isn’t actually doing anything, can be very strong in psychiatry.
'There’s a lot of excitement about the microbiome now,' he says, 'but evidence is what helps us transform an exciting idea into therapies. It’s true the blood-brain barrier isn’t the impenetrable fortress we thought it was, but we’re learning more each day about how molecules traffic or are transported across it.'

Though much remains to be learned, many physicians and researchers believe there’s no harm in probiotics, as long as patients don’t forgo conventional medicines and treatments in their favor (where proven benefits are greater than negative side effects).
'Whenever someone says there’s an impossibility in medicine,' says Williams, 'they end up being corrected in a few years.'”
Red Light Therapy: Effectiveness, Treatment, and Risks ( 5/2022
Vitamin A excess may cause hair loss per Bradford S Weeks MD in 2003
Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine
Wheatgrass contains complete protein & tryptophan needed for hair growth per The Doctors' Prescription for Healthy Living, volume 7 #12 
Live wheatgrass can be obtained at health food stores & oriental stores such as store 88
Wright and Lenard  Maximize Your Vitality & Potency- for Men over 40  Authors suggest that testosterone replacement may cause some men to begin losing hair.  They thus recommend men to take saw palmetto160 mg twice daily with their natural testosterone.

Hair Color

Hall, Franklin -
Doctor "Turner's...1st fast was so glorious, that later on he took additional fasts of over 40 da
After his last fast a
crop of new black hair appeared in place of the grey hair."
Molasses (organic crude black unsulfured) - Scott, Cyril - Crude Black Molasses -
Molasses (organic crude black unsulphered) - Cached to print
or read online: 
Molasses provides a bioavailable source of iron, copper, calcium, chromium, manganese,
magnesium, selenium, potassium & B6, thus valuable for most any medical problem.
PABA - To help reverse grey hair, daily for 1 month take the recommended dosage of the PABA & the pantothenic acid & take 8 of the brewers yeast: 1. Pantothenic acid, 2. PABA, 3. Brewers yeast
Panothenic Acid (B5) @ -
n mice, a vitamin B5 deficiency led to skin irritation & graying of the fur, but this was reversed when pantothenic acid was given...
Other sources of vitamin B5 include brewer’s yeast, peanuts, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, royal jelly, & oatmeal Pantothenic acid is widely available in food, but it isScientists have found that bacteria in the lining of the colon might generate pantothenic acid, but this has not yet been proved. Lost in processing, for example, in canning, freezing, & milling. To ensure an adequate intake, foods should be eaten fresh rather than refined. As with all water-soluble vitamins, vitamin B5 is lost when food is boiled. 
Raw bee royal jelly is "rich in a potent member of the B complex group - pantothenic acid. 
Pantothenic acid
has been largely identified with the coloring of hair...Experimental animals rapidly turn gray when deprived of it.  Burtis, C. Edward  Nature's Miracle Medicine Chest  Arco publishing
In USA, 5 Star Hair Systems, Quakertown, Pennsylvania, salon specializes in hair loss...
Birth control pills, diuretics & Accutane may cause hair loss as reported by Zlati Meyer of Knight Ridder News Service in
The News-Press 10/27/2000.
Temporary hair loss may be due to trauma, medications (anticoagulants, antidepressants, for gout), scalp fungal infections, birth control pills, excess vitamin A, diabetes, lupus, or surgery.  Thyroid, estrogen, or androgen hormone imbalances may cause hair loss.  Male-pattern baldness is considered genetic.
American Academy of Family Physicians
Myles, Francis - "When the Lord began to teach me about the restraining principle, that’s when I understood Samson. The Lord showed me that Samson’s supernatural strength was never connected to his sexual chastity, it was connected to his hair. As a Nazarite, his hair could never be cut, but the angel never said anything about his lifestyle with women. The divine restraining order was connected to his hair & not his lifestyle with women. However, Samson’s love for women would eventually be his undoing. This is essentially the moral of the story: There is a lifestyle (holiness before the Lord) that can best protect the restraining order the Lord has placed upon our life and ministry...
I am convinced that Satan always assigns a “Delilah” to any man or woman of destiny. There is a “Delilah spirit” that wants to know the secret to your anointing. God overlooked Samson’s multiple affairs & continued to use him mightily. Why? Samson had not yet violated the divine restraining order that the Courts of Heaven had imposed upon him as a judge in Israel. The Spirit of God continued to back him up with supernatural strength, but Delilah kept nagging him. The Delilah spirit is determined to discover the source of your strength in the Lord. One day she nagged him so much she wore him out. Why didn’t he just leave her? He was addicted to her sexually. My dear brothers and sisters, the devil will wear you out until he discovers the restraining principle to which your spiritual gift is connected. When he finds it, he will start tempting you to sell it out. The devil knows that spiritual authority in God’s Kingdom requires a restraining principle. Every person God uses mightily must be restrained in some way or the other.
This is because God cannot use a person He cannot restrain."