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Thyroid, Hair Loss Connection

Two experts on a mission to bring awareness to the connection between thyroid and hair loss. 

Learn practical solutions to hair growth, thyroid healing, and balancing hormones with holistic nutrition, quality supplements, and the latest treatments. 

Listen and subscribe to our weekly Thyroid Hair Loss Connection Podcast  to hear hosts, Kimberly Vaughn and Nataliia Sanzo, have a science-based, candid conversation about how your thyroid affects your hair. They discuss evidence based-models leading to the root cause of your hair loss and thyroid disease. The hosts incorporate the importance of gut health, diet, nutrition, and lifestyle protocols. The episodes feature industry leaders in functional and integrative medicine, experts in health and nutrition, and actual clients who share their stories and practices that work. The entire season one is available now.

Season two

Season 2: Episode 30

Are you suffering from chronic hair loss and do not know where to turn?  Today you will learn how to take control of your situation with the H.A.I.R. method.

Season 2: Episode 29

Trichotillomania (Trich) affects up to 2% of the population. In today’s episode we will learn first hand from a beautiful young woman and her mother on their Trich journey and where they are today with treatment and solutions.

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Season 2: Episode 28

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and thyroid disorders are two of the most common hormone disorders in women.  We often see women presenting with BOTH of these conditions. Is there a connection? In this podcast episode, we’ll discuss with Dr. Ellington, the relationship between PCOS, thyroid conditions (Hashimoto’s in particular), hair loss, and what you can do to start feeling better.

Season 2: Episode 27

If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s, you know that even when treated with medication, symptoms may persist and significantly affect the quality of your life. Even though there is no such thing as a hypothyroidism diet, research shows that diet may drastically improve the symptoms. This episode will cover the top 6 best diets for hypothyroidism, and I will highlight which diet has been shown to improve thyroid function and reduce thyroid antibodies. 

Season 2: Episode 26

What is causing your hair loss?  What are the signs and symptoms you should be on the look out for and what you should do?  This episode offers self examination tips to help you understand your specific hair loss.

Season 2: Episode 25

You may have heard about all the wonderful health claims of the infrared sauna: anti-aging abilities, detoxification, weight loss, and even more. But are these claims actually backed up and proven by science, and is it safe for someone with Hashimoto’s?

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Season 2: Episode 24

If you continue to experience Hashimoto relate symptoms like digestive issues, bloating, constipation, fatigue, and weight gain while taking thyroid medication, then this episode is for you. Learn why AND how diet can help decrease all these symptoms when used in conjunction with medication.

Season 2: Episode 23

Yes, all 20 amino acids are key to optimal health and hair growth.  We will review in detail why our 3 key amino acids should be added to your daily diet!  

Season 2: Episode 22

Reducing stress is very important, especially when you have Hashimoto’s. But, when relaxation is just another task on your to-do list, it can be counterproductive. And if you approach it with a perfectionist attitude, it could backfire.
Tune into today’s episode to learn ten simple tips that will help you reduce stress. Remember, we don’t need to overcomplicate “distressing” to the point where it’s causing more stress.

Season 2: Episode 21

Tune into today’s episode to learn about how weight loss may lead to hair loss, what nutrient deficiencies to watch out for, how much protein you should be eating for healthy hair, the best source of protein, how cortisol plays a role in hair loss, and how to optimize you weight loss while keeping your hair healthy.

Season 2: Episode 20

Thyroid, MTHFR, stress and hormones are all known as contributing factors to our mild to aggressive hair loss.  Sarah explains her journey and what she is doing to regrow her hair.

Season 2: Episode 19

There is no one specific diet that is recommended for people with Hashimoto’s. Still, there are definitely specific foods you should be eating daily for optimal thyroid function, decreased inflammation, and improved digestive function. Listen to the end because we will cover which foods you should avoid if you have Hashimoto’s.

Season 2: Episode 18

Is your weight loss medication causing your hair to thin or even fall out in clumping handfuls.  Join our guest Adrienne as she shares what is happening to her thick red hair as she slims her body.

Season 2: Episode 17

The main symptom of thyroid hair loss is thinning hair that affects the entire scalp. Join Kimberly and I as we discuss 4 key approaches and  steps you can take today to improve the health of your hair. 

Season 2: Episode 16

Is your DNA causing your hair loss?  How does your family’s genetics affect your hair loss and your Thyroid?  Today we will explore options to help you get to the bottom of this question.

Season 2: Episode 15

If you have normal thyroid labs but continue to experience fatigue, hair loss, constipation, anxiety, and inability to lose weight,  this episode is for you. We are talking about what you can learn by running a full thyroid panel, ranges for optimal thyroid levels, two ways to achieve these levels, and which additional blood work you should check that can significantly contribute to the symptoms you are experiencing.

Order your discounted blood work HERE (no MD required) 

Connect with us:
Kimberly Vaughn, WTS, ITS, CNC, MBA:
Consultations with Kimberly:

Nataliia Sanzo, RD, LDN, CHWC
IG: all.purpose.nutrition

Questions/Comments? We look forward to your emails!

Season 2: Episode 14

What is your 2023 resolution or “word” for the year?  If you are experiencing thinning or brittle hair & regular or occasional hair loss, your resolutions should focus on whole body care and if you need the “one word” reminder, think “Stimulation”.


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Season 2: Episode 13

Live on 01/10/23.

Join us as we discuss abnormal hair growth, diffused hair loss, irregular cycles, obesity, and thyroid disfunction. These are just a few of the signs and symptoms of PCOS.  Learn how and why this might be your underlying health issue.


Season 2: Episode 12

Gut health dietitian, Kylie Ivanir, is joining us to talk about gut health, sign and symptoms to watch out for, helpful test you can run to get to  the root cause of your gut-related problems, and best natural remedies and foods that may improve our gut health. 

Season 2: Episode 11

Laser hair growth therapy devices come in the shape of large professional devices caps, combs, brushes.  Learn how these devices will offer solutions for hormone and thyroid progressive hair loss. 

Season 2: Episode 10

Listen on 12/20/2022. Learn first hand how Will Siskey, affected by alopecia aerate at the age of 16, has defied the odds and has grown his hair back.  Will shares tips to improve your health, manage auto immunity conditions to support hair growth.

Read Will’s Tips:
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Season 2: Episode 9

We all know that food is medicine, but what if I told you that some foods could actually lead to hair loss? Listen to today’s episode to learn about five foods that may lead to hair shed and how you can improve your hair growth.

Connect with us:
Kimberly Vaughn, WTS, ITS, CNC, MBA:
Consultations with Kimberly:

Nataliia Sanzo, RD, LDN, CHWC
IG: all.purpose.nutrition

Questions/Comments? We look forward to your emails!

S2: Episode 8

Dr. Susan Wood, owner of Physical Therapy in Motion, will share her favorite stress-reducing tips. As a specialist in the McKenzie Method, she empowers each patient to take control of their daily pain with ergonomic adjustments and three simple posture adjustments.

Connect with us:
Kimberly Vaughn, WTS, ITS, CNC, MBA:
Consultations with Kimberly:

Nataliia Sanzo, RD, LDN, CHWC
IG: all.purpose.nutrition
Questions/Comments? We look forward to your emails!

S2: Episode 7

We will discuss the difference between optimal and standard thyroid levels,  two ways to achieve optimal levels, and the most important nutrients we should eat for thyroid health. 

S2: Episode 6

Ads promoting hair care products promising to grow hair and slow your shedding consume our inboxes daily, thanks to technology!  How do you determine which products truly work for you?   Today’s guest Chuck Hezekiah, a national educator with Rene Furtherer offers honest fundamental reasons why the European line has been treating scalp differently since 1957!

Season 2: Episode 5

Tired of a flaky scalp or the sticky way topical Minoxidil leaves your hair and scalp feeling? Learn why low-dose oral Minoxidil might be your best option!

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S2:Episode 4

Listen to the ongoing struggles of Nicole and how she is managing her hair loss journey. Learn what approaches she implemented to get off thyroid medication, reverse her hair loss, and improve her overall well-being.

S2:Episode 3

Discover the connection between Hashimoto’s, high blood sugar, and hair loss. Learn 10 ways that will help you lower blood sugar when dealing with thyroid disease. 

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S2: Episode 2

Can high TPO antibodies cause hair loss? Learn why you want to lower thyroid antibodies and practical solutions to improve your TPO numbers naturally. Make sure you listen to the end because I will tell you how to get your hands on my free guide, “5 Ways To Lower Thyroid Antibodies”. 

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S2: Episode 1

Hair shedding and hair loss is upon us again and with vengeance!  If you are experiencing hair loss this fall and are trying to determine the true cause or reasoning, tune in to explore options.

S1: Episode 18

Join us today as review a few of our favorite episodes of season 1.  Nataliia and I will review the highlights of first season the key takeaways for those suffering with Hashimoto’s and hair loss!

S1: Episode 17

If you experience hair loss with normal thyroid levels and normal blood work, then you need to hear about these two tests that Kimberly and I offer in our clinics. We will share all the details about the GI MAP stool and Single Hair Analysis tests.

You can schedule a free consultation call to see if the GI-MAP™ will provide you the information you need to get to the root cause of your symptoms HERE

To learn more about the Single Hair Analysis Test and receive a 90-day customized program to a healthier scalp, less hair shedding, follicle stimulation, and more growing hair.  Click HERE 

S1: Episode 16

Kimberly and I love FAQ episodes because we discuss exactly what you want to hear! Tune in to hear answers to YOUR question:

  • Why does Hashimoto cause hair loss?
  • Should I be concerned about coloring my hair if I have Hypothyroidism?
  • Will I ever feel normal again and regrow my hair if I struggle with thyroid disease?
  • You talked about gut health and hair growth in episode 11. I have Hashimoto’s; when do I know my gut is healed?
  • How often should I wash my hair if I have hair loss?

S1: Episode 15

Two dietitians are on the mission to answer your frequently asked questions.

  • -Why does Hashimoto cause so many digestive issues?
  • -Is the AIP diet good for Hashimoto’s?
  • -Is there a test for Leaky Gut?
  • -Can I eat rice and potatoes with hashi?
  • -Should I avoid nightshade vegetables?
  • -Should I follow a Low Glycemic Index?
  • -What about low stomach acid? 
  • -How do I know what vitamins/supplements to take?
  • -Do I really have to avoid gluten if I have Hashimoto’s?
  • -I am newly diagnosed. Can I have some gluten, or do I have to be 100% gluten-free because I’m Italian and I love my pasta.

S1: Episode 14

The idea of natural hair loss treatment can be exciting and scary at the same time. What if the DIY hair mask you learned about in the magazine can do more harm than good? Well, you’re in luck because Kimberly and I will tell you exactly which natural treatments work and which can actually damage your hair even further.

S1: Episode 13

Today you will learn in-depth information on the 4 main causes of hair loss when you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  Nataliia and Kimberly will dive into a candid conversation on why diffused hair loss (aka) female pattern hair loss, telogen effluvium, hormone imbalance and nutritional deficiencies are the leading causes and symptoms.

S1: Episode 12

Dr. Monaco discusses the connection between thyroid, gut, and hair loss. This episode will cover:
-nutrient deficiencies in patients with thyroid disease
-important lab work you should ask for if your goal is to grow your hair
-gut microbiome tests we use in our practice
-how LDN medication can help you
-is hormone replacement therapy right for you?
There is much more to this episode than what’s mentioned, so make sure you tune in!

S1: Episode 11

The connection between thyroid and gut health is well established. But is there a connection between these two systems and our hair health? Which digestive issues affect scalp and hair growth? Can the right balance of good and bad bacteria be a gamechanger if you struggle with hair loss issues? We will answer all these questions and talk about 10 ways to strengthen your microbiome and improve your hair growth. Bonus: listen to this episode and learn how to get a FREE guide that talks about actionable steps you can take to improve your gut health and hair!

S1: Episode 10

Myth or Truth?  Do we lose more hair during seasonal changes?  Does your thyroid health effect hair growth and loss during these climate changes? 

Learn tips to lessen hair loss and promote healthy shiny hair during these seasonal changes.

S1: Episode 9

This episode is all about how thyroid dysfunction is causing your hair loss, which nutrient deficiencies may lead to hair loss, and the best supplements for hair growth.

S1: Episode 8

Alopecia areata, genetic female hair loss, and thyroid dysfunction will create a perfect hair loss scenario every time!  Gain insight and knowledge on how these conditions complicate the path to the right solutions.  Johanna shares her 9-month journey to a solution.  


S1: Episode 7

If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s, you know that even when treated with medication, symptoms may persist and significantly affect the quality of your life. Even though there is no such thing as a hypothyroidism diet, research shows that diet may drastically improve the symptoms. This episode will cover the top 6 best diets for hypothyroidism, and I will highlight which diet has been shown to improve thyroid function and reduce thyroid antibodies.

S1: Episode 6

Episode 6 will offer a “how does your hair/garden grow” visual with a simplified comparison of the hair bulb to seed.

S1: Episode 5

In this episode, Dr. Jack will talk about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, the main signs and symptoms of thyroid disease, the reasons you might have hypothyroidism symptoms with normal thyroid lab tests, and the best treatments for thyroid disease. Discover the latest test like “hair follicle testing” that looks into the epigenetics of your hair loss, and learn how to find a functional medicine doctor in your area.

S1: Episode 4

Jenn has been successful in every aspect of her life, but she was unsuccessful in finding someone who could help her with her devastating hair loss that lasted for years. Like many of us, Jenn was lost in a Google rabbit hole for years until she decided to reach out to a certified trichologist and learn how to treat her hair loss from within. Jenn will share exactly what diet changes she implemented and what scalp treatments stopped her hair shedding, resulting in an amazing head of hair today.

S1: Episode 3

Sudden hair loss has increased since SARS-CoV 2 pandemic landed on our world. According to many studies, papers and clinical trials COVID-19 is a becoming a leading cause of aggressive telogen effluvium. What you should do next!

S1: Episode 2

You will learn more about the thyroid gland, the most common thyroid disorders, signs and symptoms to watch out for, and necessary labs to have drawn to get a proper diagnosis. We will answer the questions: “What is the best diet to heal thyroid disease” & “Does Covid cause hair loss?”

S1: Episode 1

Meet your hosts: Nataliia Sanzo, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Nashville Thyroid Expert and  Kimberly Vaughn, double board-certified trichologist, certified nutritional coach & hair loss specialist. They will walk you through their journeys and how this podcast came about. Nataliia will share her personal hair loss and thyroid disorder journey that led her to become an expert in the field. Kimberly will shine the light on her path to establishing the leading hair loss clinic in the southeast.

As a new client coming to your Nashville location I must say that I AM VERY PLEASED with the exceptional service I've received from both Cindy and Summer!! After moving to Tennessee from Las Vegas and leaving my long time salon person behind I am more than pleased and pleasantly surprised that I've found your shop and the quality of service that I receive. You're definitely worth the 45 minute drive every 2 weeks!! Thank you thank you thank you!!

Losing Hair is a Sensitive Issue!

Losing hair is a sensitive issue. I found an amazing group of caring and well-informed women at HPI Hair Partners in Belle Meade. The result: an amazing turnaround in six months. I had lost 25 percent of my hair last year due to stress, aging and lack of certain nutrients. I have gained much of it back. Highly recommend: laser cap with scalp oil and testing ordering by HPI, performed by Quest. Also, they told me most men and women with hair loss have deficiencies in 3 things: B-12; Vitamin D and zinc. I had all three plus low iron and the MF gene, which means my body doesn't absorb B-12 or the rest of the B-complex vitamins through food. I know take sublingual drops (under the tongue). I also add amino acids to my veggie-infused smoothies. Not only did they help me stop the severe shedding and regain hair quickly, they likely prevented serious health problems by arming me with a much fuller snapshot of my health than any doctor has done. (If you can afford it, you also might want the extras I did to include scalp microblading to encourage growth and I got eyebrow microblading for self-confidence. Very thankful for the angels at HPI Hair!
Sarah W.

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HPI has been life transforming. Cindy and Summer are knowledgeable, kind and make sure I walk out of every appointment feeling and looking my best. Thank you, HPI
Christy Farrell

5 Stars

I am very pleased with the hair growth from the treatment done at HPI. They are very professional and dedicated to getting the best treatment possible.
Pablo Juarez

5 Star Review

Very kind and professional

5 Stars!

HPI has been phenomenal to me since the first day I walked in. They are kind. They are flexible. They go above and beyond to meet my needs. I recommend to everyone!
Mark Steinbrenner

5 Star Review!

I had a great experience at HPI Hair Partners. Kimberly provided multiple options for treating my hair loss and I saw significant hair regrowth. The staff were also very kind and friendly. I would recommend HPI Hair Partners to family and friends.
Lois Kirk

5 Star - N.L.

Kimberly is absolutely wonderful! She is so incredibly kind, knowledgeable and trustworthy! She helped us get to the bottom of our 3 year olds hair loss and we are so thankful for her and her team!
Natalie Lechleiter
My experience at HPI has been nothing short of wonderful! Not only have I seen great physical results from the various treatments, but I have been encouraged & supported by the entire HPI staff since Day 1! So thankful my family & I found this space!
Mikey Delbert
I am only 20 years old but have been struggling with hair loss for the past few years. I came to HPI about 6 months ago and they have helped my feel more confident that my hair will grow back. It is a commitment and takes a lot of time for you to see results but the workers here give me hope. Kimberly is very encouraging and has helped me not feel as alone in this process. It is hard for anyone to look around and feel like no one else is struggling with hair loss, but especially when you are this young. I would be lying if I said I was not very insecure knowing that ther people can see my bald spots, but knowing there is hope that I can have hair that covers my head encourages me to follow the eating, schedules, and time that HPI plans out for me.
Excellent! I am suffering hair loss and would not have a hair left on my head if I hadn't found HPI. Kimberly was able to stop my hair from falling out in less than 30 days and now I am in recovery mode - my hair is filling in and growing back. I am so thankful for HPIHair Partners!
I have been so grateful to HPI and their efficient and patient staff. I live about two hours away and they do a wonderful job of working with me through mail, phone and email to make sure that all my needs are met with kindness and sensitivity. I don’t know what I would have done without HPI!
I've had a great results with the microneedling treatments and hair products at HPI. My hair is thicker and have new growth which makes it easier to style and looks much better (even if gets wet or is windy). Should have started it sooner but it's never too late to improve the health, look, and feel of your hair. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and flexible and will help you customize treatments that suit your schedule and budget. I consulted with 2 other hair restoration businesses in the area and found HPI to offer the most options and professional services while making the experience pleasant and comfortable.
M. N.
HPI is such a special place and I only have wonderful things to say about them. I have struggled with trichotillomania most of my life, and as a result, I would have bald spots throughout my hair. I have always been self-conscious about my hair and never wanted to go to a salon because I was so embarrassed of the condition of my hair . HPI was the first and only place I have found that I feel comfortable going to and I always walk out feeling confident. I am forever grateful for HPI and I am happy to report my hair is growing and looking great!
All staff is very professional and they provide great customer service! They are very knowledgeable and explain in detail the different services and help you in deciding which treatment would be best for your needs. The receptionist is very kind in helping you purchase products or schedule your appointments. They truly care about their clients!
I tried (like I suppose most others) everything to regrow my hair. I tried over-the-counter solutions, went to a dermatologist, then a plastic surgeon learning about hair transplants. I'm so glad I also talked to HPI Hair. I was amazed at the before and after photos and the ‘no pressure’ and no hurry to decide that day way of doing business. Now a few months later I am still so pleased. My ‘new hair’ is wonderful! It is easy to take care of and if I meet someone for the first time they cannot tell it is not my natural hair! I have seen friends who ask about it and all I get are compliments. Most say I look ten or twenty years younger! I know I have much more self confidence and I am very happy.
I have been undergoing the laser therapy treatments for approximately four months. During that time, I have noticed a significant improvement in the quality and texture of my hair. Overall it feels more full, and it is not as frizzy as it used to be. Also, I no longer lose hair like I did before beginning the treatment, in the shower, or in my brush. I have been very pleased with the results, and would definitely recommend the laser therapy to anyone.
I have a testimonial to tell. I was having a treatment last week. This other patient sitting across from me asked me about my hair. She thought I had not lost it. I told her I had lost it over a month ago. She had no clue I was wearing a wig. I have come across several people who are very surprised when they find out I am wearing a wig. It looks so real. I am grateful I found (HPI) and had the opportunity to use (their) services.
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Why Choose HPIHair Partners?

Our team of hair loss specialists, Trichologist, functional medical director (Dr. Jack Monaco), and caring staff will guide your path as we identify the root cause(s) of your hair loss. Our Trichologist has over 30 years of experience and approaches hair and scalp issues in a holistic way.

What is Trichology, you may ask?  Trichology is the science of hair and scalp health and is solely focused on treating the disorders associated with scalp conditions and hair loss. We evaluate your personal history, hormonal imbalance, nutrition, lifestyle, stressors, genetic factors, and environmental conditions.