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by Tom Hagerty
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Other Hair Loss Problems
Topic: my weird hair loss problem...
Replies: 4
Views: 14085

Re: my weird hair loss problem...

It's been about 8 months now since my hairloss started and all my dermatologists said to do is take rogain and biotin. Sometimes as well i'm not sure if it happens when I eat but it seems to happen more when i do eat, my ears will turn bright red and get hot. We all need doctors occasionally and th...
by Tom Hagerty
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Female Hair Loss
Topic: terminal hairs falling
Replies: 8
Views: 29435

Re: terminal hairs falling

But doesn't the fact that these hairs have become terminal make them have a longer anagen phase automatically? Can hairs still have a short anagen stage but be terminal? If your hair is looking better, I don't think you have to be concerned about the short anagen syndrome. The short anagen syndrome...
by Tom Hagerty
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Hair Health
Topic: Kelp Tablets
Replies: 1
Views: 10777

Re: Kelp Tablets

I get kelp tablets from Swanson (250 tablets, 225 mcg iodine). The reason I started using kelp is that I quit getting iodized salt. I now use Mediterranean sea salt which I get at Whole Foods. This tastes great, by the way. Iodine helps in the functioning of the thyroid gland and is a major part of ...
by Tom Hagerty
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: My Current Regimen
Replies: 5
Views: 16997

Re: My Current Regimen

I steam broccoli before I eat it. Cooking inactivates goitrogens in broccoli and in the many other foods that contain them. I also use turmeric - about a half teaspoon each day. I don't know the optimum amount to take but I think moderation is best. Indeed, the possible turmeric benefits are substan...
by Tom Hagerty
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: Having a hard time with the scalp exercise
Replies: 1
Views: 6224

Re: Having a hard time with the scalp exercise

I did the same things that you are doing when I tried to gain control of the occipitalis muscles at the back of the head. I tensed my neck, jaws, and trapezius muscles. In fact, my neck hurt a lot during the learning process which took me about two weeks. When the exercise is done correctly, you're ...
by Tom Hagerty
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: Isometric holds
Replies: 2
Views: 8271

Re: Isometric holds

Sometimes I hold the contraction of the occipitalis muscle at the back of the head for about five seconds. (I'm too impatient to hold it for 30 seconds. :( ) I don't know if it quickens the blood flow to the scalp area - maybe it does - but this holding of the contraction tones up and strengthens th...
by Tom Hagerty
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: My Current Regimen
Replies: 5
Views: 16997

Re: My Current Regimen

The krill oil from Schiff has a good aftertaste. I've tried one brand that leaves a horrible taste in the mouth. If anyone is going to use this supplement, it might be useful to check out some of the customer reviews on Amazon.com. This is one supplement that I'm enthusiastic about. There's resverat...
by Tom Hagerty
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: Hair growth in crown area
Replies: 1
Views: 9333

Re: Hair growth in crown area

The galea is like a flattened-out tendon. It connects all the scalp muscles - the frontalis, the occipitalis, and the three auricular muscles near the ears. Similar to all tendons, the galea has a poor blood supply. It does not get pumped up as you do the scalp exercise. But still I think the scalp ...
by Tom Hagerty
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: SE effect on topical absorption
Replies: 3
Views: 10599

Re: SE effect on topical absorption

It's possible that the scalp exercise enhances the absorption of Rogaine. When you do the scalp exercise for five or ten minutes the scalp muscles get pumped up - the blood vessels in the scalp tissue dilate. Dilated capillaries in the subcutaneous layer and in the dermis absorb more topical drugs t...