Posted By Sure (Atlanta, GA) on 04/04/2015
Even though I have been using EC for a year or so, this is my first question here. Hope I get a non-confusing/non-contradictory response. My question(s) is threefold:
1) I don't feel hungry enough and this has been the case for some 3 years but during the same period I have gained some weight, not obese, but close to overweight (over by 10-15 pounds). Most concerning is once a week I fast during the day and I don't even feel the hunger toward the end of the day.
2) For the same period - I have noticed that hair has been thinning - MAJOR Concern.
3) I have gotten pollen allergies from the last 2-3 years (never had them before) and apple cider vinegar, honey in warm water seems to give relief but only temporarily.
Please if someone can take time to help me whether these are all related to the thyroid (I don't know what is hypo and what is hyper thyrodism) and if so, what is the best way to heal this situation.
Also, I am very interested in learning about borax usage for alkalizing body (oral) and helping to cure the thinning hair problem (topical).
Thank you for ALL of your time in reading and helping with these questions. It may be just another topic for the internet but I am positive that EC users will be compassionate about how desperate the situation is.
Replied by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 04/05/2015
The thinning hair, slow metabolism and allergies could be related to low thyroid (hypothyroid.)
Bill Thompson's article on Iodine Supplementation may be helpful to you.
He also has links at the bottom of his article for more information.
My hair falling out situation was improved with Iodine supplementation. However, apply castor oil to the scalp once every month or two seems to have really increased the amount of hair on my head. (And I still do the Iodine protocol.) I use a plastic bottle with a flip cap and fill it with cold pressed castor oil. I carefully squeeze castor oil onto my scalp moving the bottle in about ten lines in different places over my scalp. (I don't work it all through my hair, I just focus on getting it on the scalp.) Then I carefully massage it into my scalp. I wrap my head in a lightweight piece of flannel and go to bed. In the morning, I wash my hair twice. It is still kind of greasy until after the next washing, even with that.
Regarding alkalizing, here is a link to several suggestions by Ted.
I think Borax is used on the scalp if there is infection or parasites causing the hair loss. If your hair loss is related to Thyroid, I don't think it will help. For internal use, I believe that Ted recommends women to take 1/8 teaspoon of Borax in 1 liter of water, and 1/4 teaspoon of Borax in 1 liter for men, daily for 6 days a week. My husband takes Borax 4 days a week, but only about 1/16 teaspoon a day. The usual amount causes him digestive distress. Even that small amount has been helpful to him.
I hope you will be able to implement some things that will help you to help you with your health concerns!
~Mama to Many~