Pattern baldness may have nothing to do with your genetics and everything to do with what you eat and how you live.
In an experiment done by Gardner and colleagues, dogs that were treated with large doses of estrogen lost their coats, while anti-estrogenic factors renewed their hair growth. So what if you're "estrogen deficient"? Keep in mind that blood levels of estrogen do not necessarily reflect the tissue concentrations of estrogen. You could show an "estrogen deficiency" in your blood work, while having increased amounts of estrogen in your cell tissues.
Then what is contributing to your hair loss, you ask? It could be a number of things:
- Too much darkness and not enough sunlight
- Estrogenic foods, such as soy and whey, omega-3 fats and other polyunsaturated fats like nuts, seeds, and plants (greens and eating that daily salad), vegetable oils, nut and seed oils, margarine, etc.
- A lack of the right kind of salt
- A lack of vitamins A, E, K, & D from the right food sources
- Inadequate protein, carbohydrates, and fat from the right sources--i.e., eating too little of the right foods while eating too much of the wrong foods, not eating enough--period, etc.
- Experiencing stress on a number of levels (metabolic, mental, emotional, physical, taking anti-depressants & other pharmaceutical drugs, yo-yo dieting, "detoxing", "muscle-building" protein shakes, etc.)
- Too much tryptophan and serotonin (what?!)
- and the list goes on & on.
Before turning to supplements like Biotin, vitamins, drugs, creams, shampoos, hormones, toupées, Donald Trump comb-overs, hair plugs, surgeries, eating Miracle-Gro, and other things to help grow your hair back, realize that the answer could be as simple as the following:
- Reducing stressors in your life, like eating digestible, nutrient-dense foods, at the right times and in the right ratios for your particular body
- Taking off that baseball cap or hat and letting your scalp breathe while exposing it to the sun
- Resting, hydrating, and moving well for your body
- and much more
Moral of the story: you may not be a victim of your state of health or genetics. Any dysfunction in the body is a message for you to change....so it's best to listen to it.