Hair loss and Acid support

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Mark FW
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   Posted 4/1/2018 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
So I saw my LLMD yesterday over hair loss. He sold me a Acid support supplement that has Betaine HTI and Pepsin in it.

I'm already very acidic, less that 5, with PH strips never getting to green zone and recently started to include alkaline water in my routine.

Question is , is this the same Acid? Is this a supplement I should be taking?

astroman
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   Posted 4/1/2018 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I drove my llmd nuts by asking the reason behind suggested supplements.

Did you mean Betaine HCL?

That said, what was the reason for suggesting Betaine? Improper digestion, leaky gut ect causing less nutrient uptake from GI............thus hair loss?

I did use ph strips to test saliva and urine too.

A 5ph for saliva is not the best, as you noted BUT more acidic is NOT desired for candida to live, so thats also a good thing.

If you have gut issues (common here), Betaine HTI alone will not fix it.

Low thyroid will cause hair loss. Dandruff in many cases is actually skin candida.

Post Edited (astroman) : 4/1/2018 8:32:48 AM (GMT-6)


astroman
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   Posted 4/1/2018 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
To make this more confusing, it makes sense to monitor saliva ph before and after meals. Meats, cereals, and sugar are acidic, so you might saliva test acidic after eating these even if you are alkalyn before you ate.

This is good to know, and you did not mention this.
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Mark FW
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   Posted 4/1/2018 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Bottle lists Betaine HCI.

Yes I think that's his approach although I did not tie the two together.

He suspects leaky gut and has me also on "Restore" for that.

Also got me on DR Wilsons, Hair Skin and nail supplement. Ingredients look
more like a multi Vitamin

astroman
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   Posted 4/1/2018 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
On the subject of gut acid issues:

A good test for low stomach acid is to take apple cider vinegar before a meal- goggle this.

There is some incorrect info on the web saying lemon water acidifies the stomach helping digestion. Its acidic for a very short time. Once the vit C is absorbed, it turns to alkaline.
Had initial lyme symptoms late 80's, then again and with bullseye early 90's. Ended ABX for Lyme in 2015. Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles since then; member "10 Percenters Lyme Club". What an adventure this has been. Hashimotos adds to the enjoyment.

Mark FW
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   Posted 4/1/2018 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
As for testing I was using the morning urine as the test point.

astroman
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   Posted 4/1/2018 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Start testing saliva.
Had initial lyme symptoms late 80's, then again and with bullseye early 90's. Ended ABX for Lyme in 2015. Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles since then; member "10 Percenters Lyme Club". What an adventure this has been. Hashimotos adds to the enjoyment.
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