The Functional Medicine Approach To Hair Loss

Episode 604 1h 5m


Hair loss is a commonly experienced issue and often signals something deeper going on in the body. And as there are many different types of hair loss, there are also many various drivers of hair loss, including hormonal imbalance, metabolic dysfunction, or even autoimmune disease. This is why Functional Medicine practitioners look at gut and metabolic health, nutrient status, and much more to find the root cause of hair loss.

In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, Dhru Purohit, and Dr. Cynthia Li about the many different types of hair loss and their associated underlying causes. Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing, she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing.

Dhru Purohit is a podcast host, serial entrepreneur, and investor in the health and wellness industry. His podcast, The Dhru Purohit Podcast, is a top 50 global health podcast with over 30 million unique downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.

Dr. Cynthia Li received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She has practiced as an internist in settings as diverse as Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, and St. Anthony Medical Clinic serving the homeless. Her personal health challenges led her to integrative and Functional Medicine, and she currently has a private practice in Berkeley, CA. She serves on the faculty of the Healer’s Art program at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, and she is the author of Brave New Medicine: A Doctor’s Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness.

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Ep. 604 - The Functional Medicine Approach To Hair Loss