Hair Loss: The Missing Link

There is a really interesting relationship between hair loss and trace minerals. If you’re losing your hair, or you want to help improve the quality of your hair, this video is for you.

Dr. Berg’s Trace Minerals:


0:09 What is a trace mineral?
0:24 Enzymes and proteins
1:05 Important trace minerals for hair
3:05 What these trace minerals do to help with hair loss
3:19 Trace minerals and alopecia
4:18 Trace minerals and dry hair

Today we’re going to talk about hair loss and trace minerals. If you’re deficient in trace minerals, you could be losing your hair—but why?

What is a trace mineral?
A trace mineral is a mineral that’s needed in very tiny (or trace) amounts. Trace minerals are helper nutrients in enzymes and proteins.

In your cells, you have tiny biological machines, which are proteins and enzymes. Those little proteins do the work of the body. They build certain body tissue, they break things down, and they are involved in all sorts of biochemistry.

Important trace minerals for hair:

1. Iron
If you’re anemic and you’re deficient in iron, one symptom can be hair loss.

2. Silicon
Silicon helps with the structure of your hair.

3. Zinc
If you’re deficient in zinc, you could develop male pattern baldness.

4. Copper
Copper is involved with the color of your hair and building collagen.

5. Selenium
This is one of the most powerful antioxidants.

These trace minerals can help with:
• Making protein
• Hair length
• Hair integrity
• Hair growth

Alopecia could be due to a deficiency in:
• B3
• Biotin
• Vitamin E
• Selenium
• Vitamin A

If you have dry hair, you may need essential fatty acids. It could also be that you can’t digest the fats because of a gallbladder problem, a missing gallbladder, or a lack of bile salts. Or, you may not have enough good bacteria to recycle bile.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

Thanks for watching! I hope this video helps you better understand the relationship between hair loss and trace minerals.
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