What Gray Hair Really Means

[ 1 ] March 23, 2016 |

From the time I was young watching the Chinese Kung Fu and ninja films I was led to believe that having a full head of gray hair (or having gray hair at all) meant that you were wise.  At least that’s what I was told. It seemed believable because I’d watch these 80 year old Kung Fu masters defeat the young boisterous upcoming fighters time and time again.  If you were born before the mid 1990s you’re probably familiar with the films of which I speak.  Usually the Sensei had on a neatly pressed outfit, the trademark black shoes and a long gray beard.  These films made aging something to which we could look forward.  

Then reality struck.  As I grew older I began to interact with people whose hair was as gray as a silver back gorillas’ but they seemed to be as immature as a toddler.  I knew at that point that gray hair had nothing to do with wisdom.  Of course many people who were older that had a head full of gray hair were very experienced and wise but many weren’t.  If the excessive gray hair did not mean wisdom, what did it mean?  As I began to grow in my studies I had the good fortune of studying under a guy by the name of Dr. Joel Wallach.  It was there that I was given a clear understanding of one big reason people get gray hair.  

gray-hairWe learned in 1957 from a turkey study where they took 250,000 turkeys and put them on a complete turkey pellet trying to get them to finish for market within a few days or a week or so of each other.  In the first 13 weeks nearly half of them (125,000) died.  Farmers were out there every morning gathering them and taking them to the state diagnostic lab to see what they died from.  When they opened them up everyone of them had died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm.  One of the clever pathologists said that has to be due to a copper deficiency.  Because copper is required to manufacture the elastic fibers of arteries, skin and other tissues.  The mechanism of an aneurysm is identical to the balloon on the weakened wall of a tire.  You know when you hit a hole with your tire and you break the chords?  The internal pressure blows a balloon and if you overload that tire with weight or heat it up on a highway it blows out.  The same thing happens with an aneurysm.

When you have a copper deficiency you get a breakdown of the elastic fibers in the artery and even normal blood pressure will blow a balloon in that artery and a balloon in an artery is called an aneurysm. And of course if it’s in a strategic place like the brain, coronary artery, the large arteries, pulmonary artery or aortic artery when it blows out you die suddenly like you’ve been shot.  

The scientists got excited about this and raised turkeys the next year with a slight twist.  The next year they tried to raise 500,000 turkeys and they did not lose a single one from a ruptured aneurysm.  They went from a fifty-percent loss to a zero percent loss just by adding a little copper to those pellets.  

So they said maybe this can be true for humans.  In 1958  they started looking at copper deficiencies in various species of animals and humans and here is what they found out.  The very first symptom of copper deficiency is white, silver and gray hair.  Copper is required as a co-factor to manufacture hair pigment.  It doesn’t matter if it’s blond, red, brown or black hair.  Independent of gray hair, when you have a copper deficiency, you begin to get a breakdown of the elastic fibers in your skin and everything starts to sag beginning with your face.  As you begin to re-introduce copper into your diet your skin will begin to lift back up.

If for some odd reason you choose not to take action at this point here’s what happens.  You get a breakdown of the elastic fibers in the large veins of your legs and get what’s called varicose veins.  If you don’t take action at that point you get a breakdown of the elastic fibers in the large veins of your exhaust pipe and this is called hemorrhoids.  If you have all of these things going on the odds are that you have aneurysms developing somewhere.  You don’t want to die when your body has been warning you for 10, 20 and 30 years.  Just remember, people don’t die suddenly of an aneurysm.  The may drop and die but it developed over time.  

Think about Albert Einstein.  He died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm at sixty-eight years of age.  What color was his hair?  He was famous for gray-white hair wasn’t he?  I want you to think about these things when you consider what gray hair means.  This is not for you to panic and it does not mean that you will die tomorrow of an aneurysm.  This information is simply something for you to take into consideration and help take care of yourself a little bit better.  Again, just because you have gray hair does not mean you are going to fall out.  This is one of the explanations for what causes gray hair.  Stress as we all know is another culprit in causing gray hair.  Although we do not give it credit stress is proven to have strong physiological affects on the body.  

SOLUTIONS (Foods and Plants that contain Copper) 
Foods: Cashews, Sesame Seeds, Kale, Prunes, Chickpeas, Avocadoes and Mushrooms (Cooked Shiitake)
Plants: Red Clover, Yarrow, Dandelion Root, Chickweed and Cocksfoot

Article Courtesy of ThisIsCochise. (2016)

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Cochise Tarak-Saa is a health advocate who has authored various forms of health and wellness content specializing in the physical (exercise), physiological (nutrition) and the social (personal development) areas of well-being.
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