Alopecia may bring Jada Pinkett Smith to mind. The media has highlighted over and over how alopecia is an autoimmune disease.
Let’s break this down and explain how it really works and the good news, that you can heal from it.
If you or somebody you know suffers from alopecia, this is how it feels. Alopecia is a sudden and extreme loss of hair. It is quite literally there one day and gone the next. It can be either total or partial loss.
The pain, sadness, loss, and confusion one feels turns to anger when they realize there are no real answers for alopecia in the conventional medical world.
Our hair is an outward statement and a reflection of our personality. In our society, sadly, the majority of people let appearances define a person. To be struck with sudden and uncontrollable hair loss can make a person feel so exposed. It is devastating.
So what is the root cause of Alopecia?
Contrary to what conventional medicine will tell you, it is NOT an autoimmune disease. Your body’s immune system is NOT attacking your hair follicles. Your body does not attack itself, ever. Furthermore, you did not cause this disease.
The root cause of alopecia is based in the adrenals with a viral component, namely the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).
Adrenaline is made up of a complicated blend of 56 different adrenal hormones. When someone has alopecia, they are lacking one of these adrenal hormones. Additionally, a person who presents with alopecia also has a toxic and overburdened liver.
As with any chronic illness, healing takes time. Someone dealing with alopecia is going to need to restore their adrenals while also working to remove their viral load.
The reason why the pharmaceuticals that are prescribed for alopecia are not a long-term solution is because they are adrenal-based. Meaning, the prescribed pharmaceuticals force the adrenals into overdrive, pumping out adrenaline to help regrow the hair.
While it may work in the short term, as soon as somebody goes off the medication, their hair will begin to fall out again.
One can begin to heal alopecia by restoring the adrenals. Check out my Intuitive Adrenal Reset Program. When you learn how to reset your adrenals, so they work for you rather than against you, you can start to experience hair growth again.
Supplements To Restore Adrenaline And Kill Pathogens
The best supplements for restoring hair loss are B12, Lemon Balm, Nettle Leaf, Ashwagandha, Silica, MSM, Spirulina, Barleygrass Juice Powder, Horsetail Tea, Amla Berry and Aloe Leaf. It is really important to be consistent with your supplements. The amount you take is not as important as the consistency with which you take them.
Because there is a pathogen component to alopecia, it is critical to be on the core antivirals.
In addition, I would add Milk Thistle for more liver support. When your liver is overburdened, you are more likely to experience hair loss.
Moving Forward Mindset
Although being struck by any chronic illness is devastating, like all challenges in our lives, it’s all about how we handle the situation. Every challenge is actually an opportunity.
If you can see alopecia as an opportunity to heal on a deep soul level, you will gain an enormous amount of strength and confidence. Your soul benefits from every challenge you choose to face as an opportunity.
Credit: Photo from Jada’s Instagram
To your health & happiness,
37 thoughts on “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow…This Is Alopecia”
Is it true that if you don’t treat AGA (androgenetic alopecia) that after a few years it will destroy the hair follicles and that lost hair will not grow back? I have been diagnosed with AGA for years and have spots on my head where no hair grows anymore. does this mean I am late for the treatment and the hair follicles are damaged? I appreciate your answer!
Sana, this is not my understanding. Per Medical medium alopecia can be healed – all kinds!
Thanks for the information. you mentioned in your article on general alopecia where the immune system is said to attack the hair follicles. But I don’t see anything about genetic hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) where the DHT hormone shrinks the hair follicles over time and keeps them weaker until it stops producing hair and makes the especially the crown of the head hairless. And it gets worse over time. Very occasionally you see elevated DHT levels in the blood of these women, but not always. Unfortunately, these women live with the idea that this is due to their genetics and unfortunately very little is known about this condition. Could this kind of alopecia also be related to a viral infection of ebv or other Virus? Thanks in advance for your answer!
Sarah, yes, all alopecia is viral
they say that hair affected by high testosterone or dht androgens destroy the hair cells over time and if left untreated it will never grow back because the cells or hair follicle is completely dead. can this be correct, or do you think that if you tackle the cause, the hair can grow back after years?
Sana, I have seen hair grow back after years where doctors have told my clients the exact thing you are mentioning! Dead follicles. Its not true based on what we have observed.
Thank you for sharing this information Muneeza! Since having C 3 months later I’ve been experiencing lots of hair loss. I’m grateful for this information and will keep going and add some of those supplements you’ve mentioned to what I’m currently taking. May I ask how much Lysine should one take? Many thanks!!
Monique do you have the Cleanse to Heal book? Medical Medium outlines the the dosages in there. If you would like more guidance on supplements, do sign up for my free starter course https://courses.muneezaahmed.com/roadmap-healing-autoimmune-free-course
Yes I do I’ve looked under dosages for hair thinning and also adrenal problems and L-lysine isn’t listed in both there protocols
You’re welcome to use the Lysine recommendation for the Anti Viral or EBV protocols as well!
What about male baldness? Same? (EBV & weak adrenals)?
Male pattern baldness is genetic, actually.
Muneeza your article seems to relate to alopecia areata, which is normally patches when the hair starts to fall out or in the western world they say autoimmune the body attacking itself which we know it doesnt. What about androgenetic alopecia or other known as female pattern baldness?? They say this is genetic that DHT converted from testosterone attacks womens hair folicles shrinking them & stopping hair regrowing. They say womens hair parting widens & or hair thins all over. When I read your article is sounds that you are only referring to alopecia areata or does AW say that all hair loss in women is EBV & adrenals thanks. Androgen alopecia is the biggest of hairloss in the world. I follow MM protocls for hairloss thinning & have been researching hairloss/ alopecia for 2 years. Thanks Carole
Carole you ask a good question, yes, I actually talk about general hairloss as well, which medically is not called Alopecia. Female pattern baldness is a different kind of alopecia than alopecia areata. The difference in hair loss pattern depends on the type of EBV you have in your system. This is not truly genetic for women, unlike male patterned baldness in men, which is genetic. For women it is as per the reasons described in the blog above – EBV + adrenal weakness. And general hairloss in women is due to a lowering of one of the 56 blends of adrenaline that is responsible for keeping your hair in. General hairloss is the most common form of hairloss and does not often lead to total baldness in women. Does this make sense?
Hi, what about women who have alopecia androgenetica but don’t have any other symptoms or health issues. Does that still mean they have a virus in their system that only affects their hair?
Sarah, yes – this issue is still viral usually also combined with other heavy metals and toxins.
Thank u so much! have you had female patients who have been able to reverse AGA? and why is the DHT hormone said to affect hair follicles? sorry for the questions, but it’s the first time I got an answer to this
Sarah – I have one woman who has reversed it yes. She just followed the MM protocols and didn’t worry about what the ‘science’ says, because she decided that they don’t really know what the root causes are. According to MM it is unlikely that the DHT hormone affects the follicles more likely one of the unforgiving four – viruses heavy metals, pesticides and radiation.
but the strange thing is that from the moment these women take antiandrogens they suddenly see a difference in their hair which would explain that it is the reason for their hair loss..
Those are all steroid based meds. Steroids will always boost adrenaline which helps to mask symptoms. I also did say there is a hormonal (adrenal) component as well. But the medical solution is not permanent.
I cannot thank you enough for this valuable information. As you probably already noticed I have also been diagnosed with AGA as a young woman and you inspire me to treat it the MM way. I’ll definitely Check the cleanse to heal book out and I Hope i can come back and report that I achieved some results!
Thank you Muneeza! How does one suddenly lose “one of their adrenal hormones”? Is it from burning their adrenals? And! Can it return after following MM’s diet/supplements for alopecia? Thank you!
When the adrenals become weak, they stop producing all the 56 blends needed by the body. One of the blends that is to keep your hair in, can be one of the first to go because it is not critical to survival. When you are low in resources, you conserve, right? That is what the body does as well.
Sooo makes sense – it’s so simple but feels so complicated from the outside “looking in”! Thank you
Am glad it resonated!
so that means our body can start reproducing hormones that our hair needs by following MM proctocols in cleasne to heal?
So is it correct to assume that if you follow the Cleanse to Heal supplement guidelines for hair loss, cut out the no foods, include the wild foods and drink daily celery juice, you can someday uncover the one adrenal blend that is causing the trouble? Of course, assuming stress is managed. What are the tips for when this is not enough? Thanks
Jane it is hard to provide tips because I don’t know what you are doing in the rest of life. Have you checked out the free starter course? It helps to guide you through the common pitfalls, and also the blog 9 mistakes to avoid. The reason I say this is that when the application of the basic protocols is not giving you the results you need, you do need to look deeper – what are you missing, what else is going on in life, what exposures have you had to poisons that are going unaddressed? It is not possible to provide more tips without knowing more about what you are doing and we need the detail to be better detectives. At this point I would recommend getting a practitioner, or joining our membership.
Thank you for being you! Does the same protocol apply for hair loss in general. I’m on year four of hair loss but it is not Alopecia. You and MM have schooled me extensively in how to be a detective, but apparently I can’t crack the code.
Jane, yes, the same protocol helps with general hairloss as well.
Hi Jane, is your androgen alopecia or female balding hair loss. I hear you. I have hairloss, lost 90% of it so I look like a new born baby, I was told it was female balding then it wasn’t…Hair loss is a difficult to navigate because I was advised all hairloss is alopecia but there are a couple of types of alopecia. good luck with healing.
If you have lost all the hair on your head, it is similar to another client I work with who has alopecia. The type matters not since the solutions are the same to bring it back.
Hi Carole, this is so frustrating because Aw always talks about Alopecia areata and hairloss in general but what about AGA ( alopecia androgenetica) there is really very little info about it besides genetics and the DHT hormone..
There is no illness that is caused by genetics. This would mean that of the billions of years we have spent on the planet, our genetics only became faulty in the last 50 – 75 years. The key difference in the last 75 years or so is the industrial revolution that kickstarted the high level of exposures to poisons, toxins and chemicals in our environments both indoors and outdoors, our food, water and air. AGA is also viral + toxins + adrenal weakness. It is important to understand how these three relate and come together. The healing protocols for any type of alopecia is the same. The differences are though based on the degree of poisons that one has to remove. Does this make sense Sarah?
Amazing article! Thank you Muneeza. Is the root cause of alopecia the same for women and men?