We ( Margot Gobetti an MD and Homeopathy doctor and my mother Iracema Vargas Bedin, Ph.D. in Odontology and Master in Public Health) have been studying and researching about Hair Loss and Candida since 1980. We published a book in Portuguese in 1987 were we described our observation of 461 patients over the period of 5 years.
Though the research that we developed, some points came to support this theory:
1. In the research group, we performed microscopy and culture from scalp samples. The only microorganism found was Fungus from the Candida family.
2. We study the patients with Hair Loss trough a Homeopathy point of view. We look to the remedy that cover all the symptoms of the patient through individual homeopathy evaluation(Repertory of symptoms by Kent). We found that 90% of the patients the remedies chosen classified as a polychrest and anti-psoric remedies.
3. We relate the clinical symptoms described for Candida (see article above about Candida in your System)), with clinical symptoms of Psora, well described in Homeopathy.The medical field does not understand our skin and scalp “ecosystem” and its correlation to our health. Regular doctors do not yet recognize the holistic point of view of Candida as systemic diseases. We have a lot to learn and research.
4. Dermatology magazines have reported the results of 2% Nizoral shampoo to be similar to the use of 2% Minoxidil (Rogaine). In recent studies (March 2001), a double-blind study used 1% strength Nizoral shampoo against a 1% zinc pyrithione shampoo. The results showed that hair diameter grew by over 8% in 6 months. The sebum excretion rate reduced by over 6% and the number of hairs shed over a 24-hour period reduced by over 16%. These results with the 1% Nizoral shampoo were similar to earlier trials using the 2% Nizoral solution. These reports show that Nizoral used at the 1% or 2% level, 2-3 times per week will have positive effects on hair growth in addition to dandruff control. The response from this product can be due to its anti-fungal properties.
We did not create a theory and try to prove. It was the opposite; we had consistent results (against all theories that we learn in traditional medicines and also from a Homeopathy point of view about what is Psora ).
We start willing to understand why the products that we developed work. We saw the results that were consistent and had an amazing affect in women, men, at all ages-stages of hair loss.
We make a link between the Classic Homeopathy Miasma Psora and the modern thesis and Dysbiosis Thesis(Candida).
Psora Miasm Thesis:
Dr. Hahnemann(a medical physician (1755 - 1843) the founder of homeopathy) was able to determine that there was one very common form of chronic disease and though this condition manifested in many different ways, it was still the same disease in all these patients. The "different ways" that the chronic condition showed up in conventional allopathic medicine are called "diagnosis" in which a disease is considered to be named and seen as a discrete and separate illness unconnected to all the other diagnoses that may be made. Dr. Hahnemann was able to show this was not the accurate understanding of a disease, that actually they were all the same condition taking these different forms. He called this condition "psora" and identified the most common form of it as a skin itch, at least at the beginning, and that this itching condition would then go on to develop other forms of internal illness.
Dysbiosis Thesis Populations of microbes (such as bacteria and Yeast),inhabit the skin and mucosal surfaces in various parts of the body. Their role forms part of normal, healthy human physiology, however if microbe numbers grow beyond their typical ranges (often due to a compromised immune system) or if microbes populate (such as through poor hygiene or injury) areas of the body normally not colonized or sterile (such as the blood, or the lower respiratory tract, or the abdominal cavity),disease can result (causing, respectively, bacteremia/sepsis, pneumonia, and peritonitis).
When the balance between good microorganism that live in our body are disrupted that will make us sick. Specifically at the scalp that will cause dandruff, itching, oily hair and hair loss, the same happens in another part of our body one example is Candida (Yeast).
Our immune system is our system of defense and has the responsibility to support our health. When that system fails, our body will react showing symptoms and diseases.
The Homeopathy doctor is training to be able to "Reads." the symptoms and conditions that the body fail to correct and will choose the right Homeopathic remedy to fixed.
Homeopathy is not chemical; it is a Pharmaceutical process that transform substances ( all kinds, mineral, vegetal, and others) in information trough dilutions ( physics). The right homeopathic remedy will be able to teach the immune system how to heal what and when is needed ( like a vaccine ).
Homeopathy is , as people may not know, like mathematics, you always find out if you are going in the right direction. To know if your treatment is in the right direction ( to cure and not to suppress symptoms), we know that the healing has to take place in the reverse order that happens.
The Vida Hair Treatment healing process occurs in reverse order:
1. First, the hair will stop falling out.
2. New hair will start to grow in as vellum and lanugo.
3. Healthy hair will begin to grow back.
Science is just one and an Integrative Medicine(Traditional Medicine + Holistic Sciences as Homeopathy and many others)point of view could prevent and thousand of people with the low cost. Achieve what Hahnemann, the father of Homeopathy wrote: "Just when the man is free of diseases, he can realize the highest purposes of his existence."
Traditional medicine defines Alopecia Areata as an autoimmune, often reversible disease in which loss of hair occurs in sharply defined areas usually involving the scalp or beard, but any area of the body, where hair grows, can be affected.
Alopecia Areata usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia total) or complete body hair loss (Alopecia Universalis).
It is not known why alopecia areata or other autoimmune diseases occur. It is thought that something triggers the immune system to react against one or more of the body's own tissues. Possible triggers include viruses, infection, medicines, or other environmental factors. There is also an inherited factor that makes some people more prone to autoimmune diseases. About 1 in 4 people with alopecia areata have a close relative who is also affected.
2.What is the outlook (prognosis) and treatment for people with Alopecia Areata in traditional medicine?
Mild cases of Alopecia Areata often get better without treatment within a few months to a year.(Any re-growth usually does not start within three months of hair loss.)
In some cases, patchy baldness may come and go over many months or years. The size of the bald patch or patches and how long they last are quite variable.
If less than half of the scalp is affected and no treatment is started, there is about an 8 in 10 chance of full hair re-growth within one year.
With more extensive hair loss, it is less likely that hair will re-grow.
Alopecia Areata itself won't damage your general health and so not treating will not lead to any general health problems. When considering any treatment choices, you should take into account the possible side-effects that some of the treatments may have. The success rate for the various treatments is probably not high. Also, there is no guarantee that any hair regrown during treatment will persist once the treatment is finished.
Homeopathy remedies teach the body how to heal sending the right message to your immune system. The body language to tell us that something it is not working as suppose is to make us sick. The symptoms and diseases shows a fail in the immune system to fix what is needed. An autoimmune disease is the result of an over reacting response; that attacks you on body.
Homeopathy looks at all signs that signs that your system send, mental, emotional states, physically too.
We need to address the roots ( causes); that is a way you need to go to a Homeopathy doctor.
Vida Homeopathy Hair treatment, works at scalp level, teaching your immune system how to be protected from unwanted grow of fungus and bacterials. At the internal level Vida Homeopathy Oral Spray, will teach your cell to absorve the mineral they need to inner balance and also will relieve the stress that triggers hair loss.
Alopecia Areata like other autoimmune diseases has a good response to Homeopathy treatment and are Drug-Free, No side effects, Fast results.
4. Testemonies & Pictures
Gina E. 05/24/2015
I purchased the Vida Hair Kit and started using it this year in February. Last year I developed alopecia areata and lost a patch of hair the size of a quarter and it kept getting bigger. My homeopath gave me a constitutional remedy and recommended Vida Homeopathy for my hair. I used the shampoo, hair lotion and hair oil as directed and in a couple of weeks I started seeing very tiny growth of hair in that area. In a month and a half the patch started filling up, and as of now I can't even tell where the patch was! I am so glad I used this product. I recommend this product to anyone treating hair loss and in my case alopecia areata. Thank you Dra. Gobetti and your mother for all your research and for developing this natural formula!
Sometimes hair loss is the first symptom of Thyroid imbalance. It is very important to go to your physician and do a full blood work to check if is the Thyroid the cause of Hair Loss. When the Thyroid is balance with traditional medicine and the blood work came to balance sometimes we do not see results in the hair.......the hair did not recover as fast as suppose to be ! I am holistic MD and
we use other treatments to balance and treat the hair and the general health with good results.
Since there are thousand of women suffering from Thyroid and Hair Loss .....I would like to share the article above, that will very helpful for doctor and patients.
Candida albicans is a fungus (also referred to as a yeast) that causes a host of undesirable effects in the body. Candida overgrowth is a dramatically under-diagnosed condition that endangers the health of millions of people, many of whom have no idea of their condition.
Leon Chaitow, a renowned alternative health practitioner, and author says, “Candida is possibly the least understood, most widespread cause of continuing health issues currently in our midst.”
Everyone has some Candida in his or her system. Ordinarily, digestive bacteria control Candida levels. However, if your immune system is compromised, an overabundance of Candida can occur. The technical term for this condition is candidiasis–and its prevalence has climbed rapidly over the last few decades. Experts speculate that this increase stems from our modern diet of processed foods, diabetes, obesity, and excessive use of antibiotics.
The Caprylic acid (a medium-chain triglyceride) is an antifungal agent found naturally in coconuts .Numerous studies have confirmed the efficacy of caprylic acid against candida..For more than 40 years, scientists have known about the power of caprylic acid for natural Candida treatment.
We Recommend coconut oil as a food source of caprylic acid. However, Caprylic acid is also available in capsule form for those who need higher doses. We recommend Coconut Oil, internally and also externally, for the skin and hair. For hair, use Coconut oil once a week, apply and leave on for 40 minutes or more, before rinsing off.
Our eating habits directly influence the health of our hair.A deficiency of vitamin F (essential fatty acids), for example, causes a disruption in the keratin process of the scalp by stimulating the appearance of dandruff. Calcium deficiency causes hair to turn brittle, and lack of vitamin H, part B complex, alters the hair growth cycle by increasing the duration of the natural fall of our strands. These are just some examples of how the hair depends on sufficient amounts of nutrients to keep moisture and cohesion between its cells, giving them a healthy look. "What is true of the body also applies to thehair strands. As the capillary structures are sensitive to changes in food and diets low in essential elements, proper nutrition is essential to the recovery of hair problems," states hair transplant surgeon Adriano Almeida, director of the Brazilian Society of Hair.According to Texas Collaborative, about 91% of the hair is protein made up of amino acid chains. Furthermore, the hair is chemically composed of the following:
45.2% carbon 27.9% oxygen 6.6% hydrogen 15.1% nitrogen 5.2% sulphur Any factor that reduces the levels of these nutrients in the body will result in changes in the strands. The hair can undergo various changes in terms of structure, color, consistency or appearance, in addition to possible fall-out, culminating in the destruction of the hair follicle.
But where to get these essential nutrients needed for healthy hair?
Strong, shiny and silky hair depends on vitamins and minerals found in many foods. Your diet should be rich in protein (meat, fish, eggs, yogurt), vegetables and fruits, oleaginous seeds (almonds, walnuts, cashews), legumes (beans, peas, lentils) and whole grains (oats, flax, rye).
Deeper level of healing, enhancing body's healing processes
Long lasting recovery
No application of steroids
WHAT IS VIDA HOMEOPATHY?
It a revolutionary way to treat your hair
Promotes blood flow to the roots (Vida Shampoo, Vida Lotion)
Increase hair nutrition (Vida Hair oil)
Break the vicious circle between stress and hair loss, strength the immune system to fight Candida and others unwanted microorganism (Vida Oral Spray)
WHY has VIDA HOMEOPATHY?
Vida Homeopathy is not the same as any other hair treatment in the market
It is a revolutionary way to treat with surprisingly good results.
The active ingredients in all Vida Products are Homeopathy based. Homeopathy is not chemical, but a Pharmaceutical way to transform substances into information, so your body can learn how heal himself.
Lead your cells to be healthier, resulting in stronger hair.
ADVANTAGES OF VIDA HAIR LINE:
Vida Homeopathy is a 100% natural, safe, and effective;
No side effects;
Stop losing Hair and start to Grow.
No harsh chemical (SLSulfate Free, Parabens and P.Glycol Free, Vegan, no animal testing);
Vida Hair Shampoo: Thanks to its principal ingredients, Arnica, Betula and Rosmarinus, scalp circulation is stimulated, and hair nutrients are replenished. The shampoo's composition relieves hair damage, dandruff, and hair loss. Vida Shampoo is 100% natural, with biodegradable and vegan ingredients and a balanced pH. It is free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, synthetic fragrance, parabens and Propylene Glycol.How to Use: Use every day or as needed. Apply to wet hair, massage in the scalp, and then let it sit in the scalp for 2 minutes or more before washing.