I’ve been a bit quiet on my blog lately and trying to get my body back into balance with having those nasty parasites. The effects of these parasites were really draining and took a lot of my energy. Thank fully after two herbal cleanses, eating well, sleeping lots plus a bucket load of energy treatments and visualising them leaving my body… they are gone. It feels wonderful that I no longer have them.
Having an upset tummy for six weeks though, didn’t help my gut and I noticed that my hair wasn’t growing in as fast as what it had been. So I made an appointment with my naturopath and he conducted some functional tests. It came back that my gut was moderately leaky and my liver was really under functioning.
To help both these issues I started taking a l-glutamine supplement to support my gut, plus kept on taking two probiotics daily, along with bone broth, fermented foods and took digestive enzymes (if I ate a big meal with red meat, which is not often). My naturopath also made me up an “awful tasting” herbal tonic to help support my liver.
Initially my naturopath wanted me on a bunch more supplements for my liver but I have found over the last two years that my body is very sensitive, so it’s best to do less than more. I have also been massaging my liver meridian points on my feet daily. Plus my acupuncturist also put me on herbs to support my liver. I think by targeting it from many angles, plus eating well, my liver is doing much better and this is showing in my hair growth.
Over the last month and a half, my hair has been growing back in fast and only has small strips at either side of my head to finish growing in. There are small dark, thin hairs growing here, so I know it’s coming. After nearly 10 months of it growing in from nothing, this is what it looks like.
I’ve gone from absolutely not one strand of hair and wearing a full head scarf or wig (which I hid myself under), to a scarf tied up as it grew back in patches and now only a small headband. I am nearly there.
I realised this week, that I am the girl with hair now and no longer think of myself as ‘the bald girl’ and lacking in any way.
This brought tears to my eyes after reflecting on what a journey I have been on during the last two years. Hopefully soon I will book in to get a hair cut. What an AMAZING experience that will be.
Without losing my hair, I would not be the strong, healthy person I am today. It has changed my life for the better and I can teach my kids to look after themselves and nourish their bodies with nutritious foods. I am also opening a cafe in September this year, and working with a chef to create healthy “eat the rainbow” food and will help other’s on their health journey too. I am beyond excited with this new chapter I am about to embark on and forever grateful that such a negative experience has turned into such a positive one.
Please keep on sending through your emails… I love getting them and helping you too grow back your hair.
Much love and light, Jo xoxo