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Zinc and Hair Loss

By September 25, 2014February 18th, 2023Uncategorized

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Another great 30 day Accelerated testimony: “I got compliments on my HAIR today at work. There is NEW hair growth, it’s not as lifeless. I laugh now and feel happy.

I’m firing on all cylinders for the first time in I don’t know when, I’m losing weight and have energy but most important my mood is the best it’s been in, forever. It took such a huge leap of faith to buy your services. I’ve been down the rabbit hole so many times I could cry! I went off the HCG early to start your program and boy, I am glad I did. Now I eat and feel full. I feel awake when I should feel awake and sleep great when I need to. Today my time of the month came and NO pms which was awesome.

It dawned on me when I was at the grocery store the other day, I thought to myself, wow….I don’t need or want half of this stuff in here anymore!! I really like this and feel like the recipes you supply are enough for me to sustain on and be happy with.

I think people at work are wondering why I’m so chipper and laughing a lot too. Haha” – Donna


Photo Testimony: Do you or someone you know suffer from an auto immune disease? Alopecia is an auto immune disorder is close to my heart. One client really sticks out in my mind. Kiki, was a middle-aged woman who came into my office. I saw her often in the weight lifting class that I take three times a week, but I never talked to her. It was impossible to ignore that she always wore a bandana on her head, but I never knew why. Her story is that in her 20’s she started losing her hair and by the time she came into my office, it was completely gone.Zinc and Hair Loss

I love this story because Kiki was a professor so I never saw her at the gym during the school year. After 6 months of my anti-inflammatory, keto-adapted, gluten free diet, Kiki walked into the gym with a bbandannaon like usual, and ran up to me with a huge grin. She ripped her bandanna off and had a full head of hair. She said with delight, “I had my first hair cut in 10 years!” As a woman, I can’t imagine. I use to let those “bad hair days” upset me, but after meeting Kiki, that just seems silly.

She thought I was crazy when I told her that she had a food allergy causing her to lose her hair. She is a total believer now! She was so excited that she had her first hair cut in over 10 years!

We eliminated certain foods and added in some specific supplements to help with skin and hair conditions.

It is never too late to start your journey to health! To get started on your path to health and healing, click HERE. 

Zinc and Hair Loss

Zinc and Hair Loss

Do you crave something sweet after a meal even though you are full? Do you have white spots on your nails?

These are signs of a zinc deficiency!

Beef is a tasty food for increasing your Zinc levels because ounce for ounce it has more zinc than many other foods. It is also filled with iron which low levels can also cause hair loss; and, if you get quality grass-fed beef, it also contains four times the amount of vitamin E as feedlot animals (a deficiency in vitamin E can also cause hair loss).

Now, there are 2 different types of iron:
1. Heme iron: form of iron that comes bound to heme proteins and is easily in your digestive tract.  (found in Red Meat)
2. Nonheme iron: form of iron not bound to heme proteins, less easily absorbed. (found in spinach and other plant sources)

To read more on iron, click HERE.

But let’s get back to zinc. Why zinc you ask? Well, you lose a lot of zinc as you sweat, so athletes listen up! Low zinc can also cause extreme cravings for salty foods and sweets after a meal.

Hypothyroidism is a common and well-documented cause of hair loss. The thyroid is a zinc “hog” and it is required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, and deficiency of these can result in hypothyroidism. On the contrary, thyroid hormones are essential for the absorption of zinc, and therefore hypothyroidism can result in a zinc deficiency. The hair loss attributed to hypothyroidism may not improve with medication unless zinc supplementation is added, as demonstrated in my practice. NOTE: Do not increase zinc too fast or it will cause nausea.

A zinc deficiency is just one cause of hair loss, I see many many reasons why this could be happening. It really is a puzzle that I can help you figure out!  I know that you most likely want more information in this area but it is really difficult for me to write all the reasons why hair loss happens on this blog post because if you try to self diagnose and take a bunch of supplements without knowing your lab numbers, overdosing is dangerous.

If you need more help with the complicated issues of the thyroid or hair loss, I would be honored to help with a consult. Start feeling like the amazing person you are meant to be today!

Zinc and Hair Loss

This seasoning tastes great on my Slow Cooker Italian beef!


Fat Flush Seasoning

Maria Emmerich


  • 1/3 cup dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup ground cumin
  • 2 TBS onion powder
  • 2 TBS garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp lemongrass
  • 1/4 tsp cayanne pepper
  • 1/2 packet pure organic stevia


  • Combine all the ingredients and store in a container away from the stove. Use on eggs, meat, seafood or my zero carb Protein Croutons.


The slow cooker Italian Beef recipe is in my cookbook The Art of Healthy Eating Slow Cooker! 

If you want to embrace the ketogenic lifestyle but do not like to cook or bake, don’t worry! Get your slow cooker out!

My friend, Marilyn, asked me to bring a copy of my slow cooker cookbook to the yoga class we take together because she was giving it as a wedding gift along with the slow cooker from my amazon.com store. What a great gift idea!

Click HERE to find the slow cookers I recommend.

Zinc and Hair Loss

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


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