Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.


Why Am I Losing My Hair?

Monday, 20 December 2010 10:26 AM

Question: I am a 68-year-old man and my hair has started to get really thin. Could this have something to do with my thyroid?

Dr. Brownstein's Answer:
One of the main causes of hair loss is a hypothyroid condition — when the thyroid doesn't produce enough of certain hormones. Other causes of hair loss are mineral imbalances as well as other hormonal imbalances.

The mineral deficiencies most commonly found to cause hair loss include magnesium, selenium, and silica. Silica can be an important supplement for anyone suffering from hair loss.

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