I was reading an article on Alopecia Areata and many people who suffer from this have Chrones or IBS. The dr was saying that if you have Chrones disease your body has trouble absorbing nutrients your hair needs to grow healthy. I myself have severe IBS and it is triggered by stress. Stress can be a factor on hairloss. The reason I'm writing this is,a co-worker of mine and I were talking about hairloss. The poor woman lost all her hair 2 years ago. Amazingly enough she has grown back a head of hair. It's not what she use to have, but she is greatful to have a head of hair thin or not. She is my inspiration today. The reason I'm writing about this topic is that she was on 30 prescriptions a day for her Chrones. She has now stopped all medication. What she has started to take is Organic green barley grass for her stomach. This co-worker of mine says she has never felt better in her life. She went to a hollistic dr. Good luck to anyone out there that may have Alopecia Areata and Chrones maybe an organic nutritionist may help you too.