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Is there anything functional medicine CAN'T do? Apparently not, as our guest today, Carrie Hicks, is teaching us how we can even prevent/delay HAIR LOSS through a functional approach.
A long-time stylist and salon owner, Carrie isn't a stranger to working with people who are starting to lose their hair. What WAS new for her, however, was the dramatic increase in hair loss that occurred shortly after the pandemic began. Seeing this firsthand, she was fascinated by what was happening and wanted to give her clients a solution.
Not only did she find the solution for her clients, but the research process transformed her into a health detective, too!
Now, Carrie is on a mission to spread the word that hair loss, contrary to popular belief, can become a thing of the PAST for many people.
More About Carrie:
Carrie Hicks is a hairstylist and salon owner that had to start looking for real answers to her clients' hair loss after the pandemic in 2020 when an alarming number of female clients lost more than half their hair. Already certified as a Holistic Nutritionist, not one to believe in quick fixes or band-aids, and on her own self-healing journey, she set out on a journey to find the actual causes of hair loss, and how to successfully treat it.
She took advanced hair loss education courses, attended the World Congress of Trichology, and studied everything she could get her hands on. She found that most people experiencing hair loss are given prescription medications that can affect one’s hormone health negatively and that 9 times out of 10 no labs were run to assess or manage the effects of these meds. Other treatments can be invasive, painful, and very expensive, and while they can be effective, if the actual hidden stressors and underlying causes of the hair loss are not addressed, the results obtained with these treatments won’t last long.
Carrie founded Nurish.d Hair loss + Wellness two years ago where she has been helping women with hair loss but knew something was missing in being able to really get to the root cause. She then chose the only logical choice, to become a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. Now she does functional lab testing to help her clients see the big picture of their health and identify the actual contributing factors to their hair loss.
Carrie specializes in working with women experiencing hair loss from a wide range of health issues, including PCOS, hypothyroid, insulin resistance, menopause, digestive issues, and chronic stress. She is currently training her stylists how to help their own clients with a functional perspective on hair loss and is creating a program for other stylists to follow as well because she knows the important role stylists play in their clients' lives and that they have a front row seat to any changes in their health status.
She is the founder of Crimson & Clover Hair Studio in Flagstaff, AZ and Nurish.d Hair Loss + Wellness and is a licensed Cosmetologist, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner.
Where to find Carrie:
Where to find FDN!