hair thinning & hair loss

Our hair is our crown and glory and experiencing hair loss and hair thinning is not easy for anyone.

Just like our skin, our hair will let us know of an internal issue by becoming dry, brittle, dull, and excessively shedding. Most women experience hair thinning at least once during their lifetime.

Our search begins and we read through dozens of different reasons in addition to coming across quick fixes like topical Minoxidil, lasers, prescription medications, platelet-rich plasma, and microneedling. Still…uncertainty and confusion filling the air as we desperately try to find a reason that resonates.

Let’s get into it.

Mystery hair thinning and hair loss are symptomatic of Epstein-Barr Virus’s (EBV) damaging presence.

It’s not low production of thyroid hormones that causes clumps of hair to fall out— it’s excess adrenaline and cortisol.

Our adrenal glands produce important hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which are essential for mounting an effective response to stress. Adrenaline from emotional events and life stressors can have a major impact on the health of your hair.

When you experience a painful situation, adrenaline floods the system, affecting the liver, skin, and hair. In a constant state of the body producing stress chemicals, hair thinning and hair loss are prone to happen.

Under stress, your hair may develop a straw-like texture and fall out. The effects of stress aren’t always immediate and you can see changes in your hair happen months down the road. Breakups, childbirth, and other hardships are an example. The best thing you can do is provide your body with the nourishment and support it needs.

One of the best things you can do is support your adrenals, because their health helps determine the health of your hair.

If your symptoms are not virus and stress related, common factors of hair loss are the use of thyroid medication, antibiotics, or other pharmaceuticals including birth control.

Healing Supplements:





Lemon Balm 


Barley juice grass powder

High quality liquid zinc sulfate

Healing Foods:

Celery & cucumber juice

Figs, wild blueberries, cherries, berries, bananas, and lentils

Harmful Ingredients in Shampoo & Conditions:

Sulfates: incredibly harsh and strip away the natural protective oils from the scalp, leaving hair dry, damaged, brittle, and contributing to hair loss and breakage 

Phthalates: cause hormone levels to change 

Parabens: negatively affect and disrupt hormones, cause hair loss, and other potential medical conditions 

Formaldehyde (DMDM hydantoin and quanternium-15): most dangerous chemical (carcinogen) that causes burning sensation in your eyes, nose, throat, irritates the scalp and skin, and causes hair loss 

Sodium Chloride: strips natural oils from hair, leading to a dry, itchy, and inflamed scalp

Propylene Glycol: dries out scalp, damages hair follicles, causes hair thinning & loss

Diethanolamine (DEA) and Triethanolamine (TEA): toxic chemicals that irritate the scalp, degrade keratin in the hair, and affect overall health 

Healthy Hair Tips:

Hair Oiling (don’t sleep on our Hair Elixir)

Scalp Massages

Don’t go to sleep with loose hair — put in a protective hairstyle 

Brush hair from the ends (and not the roots) for less breakage

Emulsify shampoo in hands before massaging into scalp 

Double shampoo 

Rosemary spray 


Medical Medium inspired information about the causes of Hair Thinning & Loss. For more info, check out Cleanse To Heal, Liver Rescue, and Thyroid Healing books.

All info is for general information. Please consult with a licensed health care profession before starting a regimen or discontinuing medications. 

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