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HELP! My Hair......

Most of you will find that your hair becomes significantly healthier during your SHAPE Program journey, but a small percentage will experience some loss or thinning. If this is happening to you, don’t be alarmed. Research shows that hair loss can occur during dramatic weight loss, such as some people experience during the SHAPE Program Phase I: FasTrac Cleanse, but hair growth often resumes during Phase II or III. In fact, nearly all will experience restored hair growth once their overall health is restored.

Hair loss in women can be a symptom of starvation, low-functioning thyroid or menopausal hormone changes (men rarely experience hair loss on the SHAPE Program). When your brain thinks you’re starving, vital organs (brain, heart, kidney and liver) are fed first, and whatever is left goes to less vital areas (skin, nails and hair). This is why having a regular urinalysis is so important. It allows your practitioner to spot starvation and make changes before it becomes a problem.

If there are no starvation markers in your urinalysis but you are still experiencing hair loss, you may have a low-functioning thyroid. Other low-thyroid symptoms include cold hands and feet, low body temperature, fatigue, low libido, poor sleep, headaches, difficulty swallowing and weight gain.

Here is an easy test to see if your thyroid needs a boost:

  1. Upon waking (before getting out of bed), place a thermometer in your armpit.

  2. Wait for 10 minutes with a mercury thermometer (or a beep with a digital thermometer), and then record the temperature.

  3. Do this every day for three days.

If your temperature is below 97.8 degrees, you may be dealing with a low-functioning thyroid. I may recommend that you get blood work to verify and/or start a supplement regimen to address this issue.

For peri-menopausal and menopausal women, it is common to experience thinning hair as hormones decline. This is often associated with excess fat on the triceps, indicating an imbalance between progesterone and estrogen. Again, I will make recommendations for supplements to help restore balance and hair growth.

If hair loss was an issue before beginning the SHAPE Program, please make this known to me, Gwen Krehbiel, SHAPE practitioner, so I can make adjustments to your program.

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What great information and such an easy test to perform. Thanks for sharing.

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