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How to get thicker, healthier hair

For a long time, people thought that testosterone caused hair loss. But researchers made a big mistake… As it turns out, testosterone protects you from hair loss.

The real culprit is usually too much estrogen.

And it’s not the estrogen your body makes. It’s the fake estrogens all around our modern industrial world.

I call these man-made chemicals “alien estrogens.” They mimic estrogen in your body and destroy your delicate balance of estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and other hormones.

In my 30 years of medical practice, I’ve seen how these chemicals lead to estrogen dominance in women. When they get into your bloodstream, they attach to estrogen receptors. Your body’s estrogen levels then shoot through the roof.

Since your body now senses it has plenty of estrogen, it stops producing follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). FSH and LH normally stimulate the ovaries to produce both estrogen and progesterone. Now your body is full of estrogen. But your progesterone levels sink to nothing.

That’s where your hair problems begin.

Progesterone’s role is to give you feminine features like an hourglass figure. But it also binds to the same receptors as testosterone. It blocks the effect of testosterone so it won’t cause masculinization.

When you don’t have progesterone, testosterone takes its place. When testosterone takes hold, it breaks down into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

DHT is a powerful hormone that gives men their “manly” traits. It’s also responsible for male-pattern baldness.

DHT collects in the sebum glands in the scalp. It starts to attack your hair follicles. Your strands shrink and fall out. You lose the ability to grow thick, healthy hair.

Normally women don’t have much DHT because it’s blocked by progesterone. But with all the fake estrogens, progesterone plummets, DHT thrives – and you have hair loss.

Block Your Hair-Robbing Hormone To Restore Lucious Locks

I help my patients block the DHT that’s attacking their hair. And the key to doing that is to stop the conversion of testosterone to DHT. Here’s how:

    1. Try the ancient secret to regrowing lost hair. Chinese herbalists have used panax ginseng for centuries for a wide variety of health problems. But the power of this herb has more or less been forgotten by Western medicine.
      A recent Japanese study found that ginseng promotes hair regrowth when hair loss is caused by too much DHT. At the same time, panax ginseng boosts the blood supply to the scalp. Korean researchers have proven this can regrow hair.In one study, volunteers using ginseng regrew more and thicker hair than those using a standard treatment alone.Massaging panax ginseng into your scalp twice daily delivers ginseng directly to your follicles to produce a thick, full head of hair.

      You can also buy panax ginseng supplements on the Internet or at most health food stores. But do not confuse panax ginseng with other forms, like American or Siberian ginseng. I advise my patients to take 200 mg to 500 mg of panax ginseng daily.

    2. Use this Balianese secret to great hair… Beta-sitosterol is another powerful nutrient that blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT.A study published by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine examined beta-sitosterol’s effectiveness in blocking the production of DHT. The study analyzed men between the ages of 23 and 64 with hair loss.

      The participants either received beta-sitosterol or a placebo. The researchers found that 60% of the men receiving beta-sitosterol had an improvement in hair growth. They also lost less hair than the placebo group.

      You can also find beta-sitosterol in saw palmetto and pygeum bark extract. But during one of my trips to Bali, I discovered another great source. It’s a root called galangal — nicknamed the “spice of life.”

      Asian specialty stores carry fresh galangal root. It’ll keep in your refrigerator for only three or four days. That’s why I recommend using dried root to make a tea.

      Balinese galangal tea is easy to make and tastes delicious.

  1. Grate a small piece of galangal root and a small piece of red ginger root.
  2. Place the grated roots in the bottom of a cup and fill the cup with boiling water.
  3. Let the tea steep until it’s cool enough to drink.
  4. Strain, then add honey to taste and enjoy!

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD

Al Sears, MD, CNS