L. Reuteri For Hair Loss: A Complete Review

Rob Misc. Research, Treatments 128 Comments

L. Reuteri: Can This Bacteria Protect Against Hair Loss? Every month, new evidence emerges that our microbiome — or the trillions of microbes crawling inside and around us — affects every aspect of our health — from our immunity to our nutrient metabolism and maybe even our predisposition to hair loss. But which microorganisms inside our microbiome influence which functions? And …

P. Acnes (Bacteria That Causes Acne) Linked To Hair Loss: What To Do About It

Rob Misc. Research 63 Comments

Read time: 15 minutes Acne, Hair Loss, And The Microbiome Can the trillions of bacteria living in our gut and skin influence our predisposition to acne and hair loss? Ten years ago, the answer was, “no.” But today researchers are changing their tune. Evidence shows that the non-human bacteria living in (and on) us — known as our microbiome — …

Why KROX20 Isn’t A Miracle Hair Loss Cure

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Read time: 10 minutes KROX20, Baldness, And Bad Media A few weeks ago, a transcription factor called KROX20 hit headlines as a baldness breakthrough. Why? Because researchers published a study showing that when they deleted the KROX20 gene, a mouse’s hair follicles stopped growing. The study reached major news outlets. And then came the headlines… Medical News Today: “Causes of baldness, gray hair identified“ Time: “Scientists …

Vitamin D Deficiency: Does It Cause Hair Loss?

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The Vitamin D-Hair Loss Connection When it comes to the causes of hair loss, most people never suspect a vitamin D deficiency. Here’s a story about why you should, and why vitamin D can sometimes make the difference between hair loss and hair recovery. Jared’s Story You might’ve seen Jared’s photos on the site. Jared and I started communicating in May of 2014. …

Part 1 of 3: The Exercise And Hair Loss Connection

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Read Time: 15 minutes  –  (This is part 1 of a 3 part series on exercise and hair loss) Exercise – More Isn’t Always Better (photo) The benefits of exercise have been touted for decades, and intuitively, the idea makes sense. To live longer, you should exercise your heart. It’s a simple concept… But some people take exercise too far. …

Men: Stop Thinking Your Hair Loss Is Due To High Testosterone

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Read time: 10 minutes The Hair Loss-Testosterone Connection When I was diagnosed with pattern hair loss, the only thing I knew was that hair loss had something to do with testosterone. After a little research, I learned the following: Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, is a byproduct of testosterone. DHT levels are elevated in those with thinning hair. Because of this connection, DHT is often considered the cause of …

Why Are Hair Growth Drugs So Ineffective?

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Read time: 15 minutes Why This Article? I was diagnosed with male pattern hair loss before graduating high school.  The prospect of being bald by my mid-to-late twenties terrified me. I spent the better part of a decade researching ways to reverse the condition. I bought every hair care product I could find. I used Rogaine for 7 years. I even …