Ep. 20 - Root Causes of Hair Loss



Episode 20

Hair loss is something that affects approximately 56 million people across the world. There’s an intricate web of factors that can contribute to hair loss, and like anything else, it’s important to take a whole body approach to find the root cause of the problem. 

In this episode, Nicole breaks down some of the root causes of hair loss, from nutrient deficiencies, to autoimmune disorders and hormone changes. Whether you’re dealing with hair loss personally, or you’re interested in learning about the science behind it, this episode is for you!

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Episode Timestamps


How to identify nutrient deficiencies, specifically iron and B12


The correct way to change eating habits


Pernicious anaemia, what it is and how to treat it


Zinc deficiency and some of the causes


Nutrients aren’t a miracle cure


Benefits of Biotin


Environmental toxins and mould 


The connection between our gut and our hair


What a comprehensive stool test can teach us


How particular sex hormones can impact a women’s hair loss/growth


Cortisol and how stress can cause hair loss


Our thyroids and what happens when it becomes underactive 


Considering autoimmune diseases with hair loss 

“It’s really important to assess your full health and get to the bottom of the root cause of why you’re suffering with the hair loss – that’s key.”


Essential learnings from this episode…

Looking at how your body processes the nutrients you’re consuming

The role our gut and thyroids can play when it comes to hair loss

How environmental toxins and mould can impact the health of our hair

Supplements aren’t a miracle a cure

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Hey there, I´m Nicole


Functional Medicine Practitioner
Registered Nutritional Therapist BANT CNHC
Registered Nutritionist BANT
Podcast Host – The Goode Health Podcast
Media Contributor – Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Thrive Global
Tatler Approved Nutritionist
Founder of The Goode Health Clinic – WINNER Best Functional Medicine Clinic UK 2023 

Nicole is one of the UK’s leading voices on immune health and optimal health, a specialist in autoimmune diseases, further specialised into thyroid, brain and fatigue conditions and optimising health for ambitious high achiever’s. Providing bespoke, personalised functional medicine programmes for clients worldwide.

Nicole has partnerships with worldwide global leaders in functional medicine including practitioner only supplement companies, testing laboratories (inc. from USA), to assess health, discover underlying imbalances and root causes of sub optimal health. In doing so Nicole works with clients on their own personal health history, root causes and genetics to achieve long lasting, effective results, providing optimal health status.