I have been taking a goodly amount of iodine daily for some time now and have not noticed any difference in grey hairs.
I can't personally vouch for it, but Fo Ti has quite a history of being used for grey hair. Fo-ti is also called He shou wu, which translates to "black-haired Mr. He" or "Mr. He's black hair". I suspect there is something to it, at least for some people.
It has been reported that pine needle tea has helped with grey hair and over on the Hair Loss forum at least one source is claiming that Moringa and Moringa Root has restored both hair and hair color . I have long considered playing around with a topical hair tonic for hair loss and grey hair. Based on what I have found thus far, I am considering a combination of some or all of the following:
Safflower and/or coconut oil and/or almond oil together with extracts of:
ho sho wu
Many of the same things that may be useful for thinning hair are also good suggestions for overall hair health and I would imagine that many of them would also be good to incorporate when looking for a remedy for grey hair too. I have put together quite a bit of information about diet, supplements and remedies you might find useful here:
Like anything else, any remedies or supplements for grey hair and other hair problems are much more likely to be succesful when used along with a healthy foundation built upon a good diet and healthy, active and stress free lifestyle.
Stress really does a number on the hair, as many vitamins and nutrients that normally nourish the hair are depleted by stress - especially the B vitamins. The same is true for caffeine.
All the best,
Hey Bret -
I am curious why you caution against aloe products which contain alcohol. A great many of the tinctures reported for topical hair loss treatment are made with alcohol.
Thanks for the add! Do you know or think that that topical vitamin C would be beneficial or should it be taken entirely from food sources or else a food source derived supplement?
Blackstrap molasses is a good addition I had overlooked (thanks). Vitamin B complex would certainly be among my several dietary recommendations.
Could you point me to the message?
Meanwhile I would say that with as many fermented grains as I have consumed in liquid form I should have never had a grey hair.
Thanks for the kind words.
I agree that meat can be quite the clogger, especially when consumed in quantities - and today's adulterated feedlot meats are unhealthy period. While I am convinced that mostly raw, mostly vegan is the best for overall health regardless of the conditions being addressed, I would caution that completely raw vegan is a rather difficult way to go that must be managed carefully. I also note that, not only has man developed as a ominivore for eons and is thus adapted best for that kind of diet, but also the longest lived peoples on earth do include at least some healthy meats in their diets.
BTW, I looked and could not find the "Wigmore" post you referred to. Could you help by providing a link?
All the best,
I cannot quite agree that mineral depletion has been a longstanding planned agenda, though certainly those in charge of profiting from illness may have embraced the idea at some point in time after realizing that mineral depletion leads to more customers. For well over a century we have been over-farming and depleting the minerals in the top ten feet of soils around the world - and not only failing to return minerals to the soil, but also failing to allow the vital soil micro-organisms the time needed to convert what minerals remain into forms that plants can readily uptake in our crops.. The burn and farm peoples in third world countries are doing the same thing now and China and India are having their own dust bowls in parts of their countries.
Yes, I understand and appreciate the moral/spiritual delimna some feel of taking a life to continue a life. It can be a hard thing dealing with the fact that we are at the top of the food chain the more enlightened we become. Perhaps in an ideal world we would consume only plants, but being omnivores is how we have developed and has been the natural way ever since we fist began taking footsteps in the sands of time.
For now, I think it is a bit of a leap to make the transition completely and that the majority of us would be best served with a mostly vegan, mostly raw diet of organic foods that included some healthy meats which were not contaminated by chemicals or subject to unhealthy and inhumane feedlot type practices. I keep thinking about the American Indians and their respect for all animals. Certainly I do not believe we are masters of the earth in the sense that we have the right to kill and waste at will. Instead, we are the privileged custodians of the earth and should cherish life, even if we consume it. That includes plants in my opinion.
In the end, perhaps we will re-discover that living in harmony with nature is by far the healthiest for both the body and the spirit.
All the best,
I am not sure about what would constitute "huge amounts", but I have taken several drops of Magnascent and half a dropper of SSKI for a long time. Now, some folks claim that my grey hair is kind of blondish these days - but I don't really see it and don't know from whence it might come anyway. I definitely have thicker hair and faster hair growth - and I am sure that is mostly a side effect of regularly taking oleander (thicker and faster nail and hair growth are commonly reported).
I wonder what including some topical iodine on the scalp might do?
All the best,
Too bad Simon and Garfunkel evidently only sang about parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, huh?