I Fell Off the Hair Loss Diet Bandwagon
Hi. I have been following the diet for the past 3 months and my frontal hairline is much improved and I can see hairs sticking up on my scalp. My crown and temple loss is still present though but I'm staying hopeful.
I fell off the bandwagon in the past two weeks and ate white pasta, white bread a few times. I was eating cottage cheese and whole fat organic milk with oats but started drinking three glasses of milk a day as I'm underweight and have low vitamin D, I weigh 46 kg and I'm 5'4".
Since drinking the milk my hair shedding has
increased, so Ive now stopped it. I'm eating five tins of sardines/mackerel a week and five to seven portions of fruit and vegetables daily. I also eat almonds daily.
I just wanted to know your thoughts on whether I can keep having organic milk with oats and if I should avoid all breads even wholemeal varieties.
Hair Growth Battle After Hysterectomy Begins!
by Wanda Frasier
I was diagnosed with fibroid tumors and went in for a partial hysterectomy but came out with a full hysterectomy. This happened in 2010.
I left the doctors office and decided that I didn't want hormone treatments, and so my journey began. I wasn't taking any vitamins but my hair was continuing to fall out. Now it's 2013 and the fight has hit me smack in the face.
I have been natural for 2 years and hiding the problem from my husband and wearing weaves.
Andrea, my hair dresser and I began using Dr.Miracles and the hair began regrowing. WE both were so excited but I got too excited.
Then the economy tanked and sacrifices had to be made. This meant my daughter would get the benefit of the doubt. I just allowed my daughter to go to the salon as needed. Alexius had a healthy head of thick beautiful hair and I wasn't going to jeopardize her high school years.
Fast forwarding, I've just been putting a band aid on a bigger problem. I've been praying and the holy spirit led me to the computer. Now I'm taking an educated approach by researching and believing that a change will come. Hopefully I can market my struggle after I find a solution for this problem that's plaguing women of all color.
I Need Some Advice!
Helllooooo everyone, I just want to say I have been suffering with androgenic alopecia for years and this by far the best website/support group I have ever found, GOOD JOB! I originally thought my hair loss was due to my extreme dieting and exercise. I lost 30lbs in about 3 months. I was running 5 miles a day and eating lost of salads. Anywho, I started to notice it falling out. 10 yrs later it's still falling out.
I don't like taking Propecia or Rogaine because I feel like they don't fix the real problem. And I'm so glad I found this website. I have been learning, and getting into the paleo diet for some time now. I do believe that insulin and gluten sensitivity are the key contributing factors to my hair loss.
I eat pretty good, 80/20 rule mostly, but I'm trying to be more diligent. I'm overweight, BMI 32, and I'm 29. I'm working on the weight loss. I have just recently purchased a Nutribullet and have been drinking at least 2 green smoothies a day!
But I have a question...How bad is raw organic honey for hair loss, and what are your thoughts on coconut sugar? I have heard good things about it since it's low glycemic, but I wanted to know your thoughts. I also I use Wen and love it! Any thoughts on Wen? I feel like its very natural.
PLUS id love to share my photos but keep getting a file too large message, any way around this? I want to use the coco/honey in my coffee, but is coffee of limits??
Hi everyone, I've been looking around this site for a few weeks now. I have very thin hair all over my scalp, but can hide it decently by putting it up in a pony tail. I've been fighting with this for years since I was in high school.
I was finally diagnosed with hypothyroidism last year when I found a great dr who would actually do blood work to check for deficiencies. Anyway, that has stopped my hair from excessive shedding but regrowth not so much. I have also been gluten free for a few years now but have never really stuck with it too long. So I come and go which is bad cuz I do notice more symptoms when I'm eating bread. I get more tired too, along with constipation.
I totally went gluten free and more natural foods with cutting out sugars as well, last fall which I noticed even less shed and some regrowth. But then came the holidays and well u know all downhill from there. I just started back up with it 3 weeks ago, and this time cut out milk except for cheese. It's been going well I see new sprouts where there was no hair.
I'm also exercising and doing veggie smoothies with spirulina which I feel has helped a lot especially after a long workout which typically makes me shed more. But I've noticed that taking the spirulina pre workout stops it. So that's where I'm at today. I hope to keep up with it and eventually have good results to show.
Diet is a big part of this terrible hair loss we experience. Also, get your hormones checked by a good doctor!
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29 Years Old And Trying to Stick With Hair Loss Diet
My name is Amy and to be honest I started noticing my hair fall out when I was around 21 years old, I'm 29 now. I didn't even really notice or acknowledge it really. That is how far my denial will go. If something bothers me I have built up a defense mechanism to literally just pretend it doesn't exist. I just erase it from my mind like its not really anything...
I've been bigger my whole life, and I think that's just how I learned to deal with it. When nobody asked me to prom, when my crush always liked my best friends and when friends and family started to say things about me losing my hair.
It took my mom and a family friend to basically force me to see a dermatologist before I would admit that it was happening, BUT IT WAS MORTIFYING, as if I didn't already have very low self-esteem from being bigger my whole life..lets just say I have officially hit bottom.
Ive tried everything, Rogaine, vitamins, oils, Propecia, but it wasn't until my friend introduced me Paleo eating that everything really clicked for me.
For the past year I have been learning and living primally...and I have all the info. Just like this site, but I am horrible with following through HORRIBLE. I drink to much alcohol, wine, vodka and tequila. And sometimes I'm so good, but then I'm so bad.
I'm depressed, fat and growing balder by the minute! My boyfriend is wonderful. He tells me I'm beautiful all the time, but it just hurts. I know I am to him, but I disgust myself. He has no idea what I go through on a daily basis. He tries to make me feel better and has accepted my paleo way of life, but when he sees how easy I slip up, he does too.
There's always some reason, some special occasion, some something!!! I'm so sick and tired of all this. And on top of it all I was just recently diagnosed with Lichens sclerosus, another hormonal autoimmune disease that would greatly benefit from eating this way that I can't seem to maintain full time. I'm 190lbs 5'5.
I turn 30 this year, and I don't know if I'm waiting to be struck by lightning or something, but I'm tired of not following through, and I don't want to feel like this anymore.
I am so happy I found this blog. I have literally been searching the web for years and this is the best website I have found! Very encouraging and really helpful. Confirmed everything I knew and I'm hoping this is the final push I needed to succeed:)
Trying to Find The Hair Loss Trigger
First off id like to say that i have spent an insane amount of time searching for answers and this is the best site i have came across. I'm very excited to have found you!! i am a 30 yr old female who has had overall thinning (noticeably appx 2 yrs ago)seeming to affect the crown and area behind my bangs more severely.
At first i was concerned that it was my hair care routine, i gave up my flat iron and blow drier and use "yes to carrots" all natural shampoo and conditioner as well as coconut oil (as my hair is very fine and curly) to control the frizz factor.
i have not dyed or subjected my hair to anything of that nature for about 6 months at this point. at the same time i began eliminating these factors i also went for blood work at a local clinic, my bilirubins were low as well as my protein (my doctor was not concerned at all) but sent me to a dermatologist per my request. once there they literally did nothing but tell me to get Rogaine and 'see what happens" :( UGH...
Frustrated. I disregarded her instructions and decided to continue looking. i have always had issues with my bowels and stomach so decided it could possibly be caused by this and have changed my diet to gluten free for appx 2 months now. i have noticed a very significant change in my overall health for the better.
I am now "regular" and have less fatigue and swelling in my abdomen and extremities which is great but I'm not sure was my trigger at this point. I am also treating myself for candida. I have had regrowth, very fine and not sure how noticeable but was excited. Although some were very thin and fell out easily.
I ran across a forum yesterday on the "nuva ring" birth control linking hair loss from 1000s of women, i have been on this for almost 3 yrs and had indeed looked into it in the beginning but found nothing about this side affect ( have since learned that they do not have to list this as a adverse side affect since it does not affect your health only your hair) (seriously?!)
I have had amenorreah while on this bc and the doc continues to say i am just "lucky" not to have my menses. i have always had a very great 28 day cycle to this point in my life and the absence has made me uncomfortable but i listened to my doctors anyway.
I have removed the ring as of yesterday as i am committed to finding a solution to this problem. It's just hard to know what I'm fighting and i am beginning to feel like a hypocondriac (however that's spelled :)and am now even slightly concerned that exposure to radiation could be the culprit as i am a dental tech and take many xrays daily..AAAAaaaahhhh!!! :)
Any insights or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. And again i am so grateful not only for myself, but the many others who have found you and this site. You are doing great things!!
Hi Everyone: My Name is Henrik and I Suffer From Hair Loss
Hair loss has made a devastating impact on my life to the extend that i don't go to social stuff anymore like parties, gatherings, and out on the weekends, cos it hurts when people make remarks on my hair loss.
It was amazing for me to read the introduction on this page it seamed like somebody was describing a part of my life. I suffered from hair loss for the last 10 years.
Family and friends of friends have been very harsh in the way they told me how THEY felt about my baldness. So I just stay indoors in front of the computer and have pretty much accepted that I'm not going to find a gf and I'm going to live and die lonely.
I have only shared my pain with my closest friend- cos I'm afraid that people will think I'm vain and not very masculine if I came out and talked about it. But to me it feels like I lost a part of myself.
I tried Propecia for a year but it didn't help much - and a lot of other stuff.
Male 37y rs old,
I have small white hairs all over my scalp I hope I can make it thick and dark brown like the rest of my hair.
It seems like people in here are having great results and I can't wait to get started myself.
Where do I begin? It's hard to start at the beginning as I was living my life in blissful ignorance. I had a lovely thick mane of curly dark brown hair. My hair regime was shampoo, condition and hang my head upside down with a dryer for ten minutes and voila….. My perfect, taken for granted, locks.
Looking back I suppose I've been losing my hair for around 10yrs but I had so much I didn't really notice. It's only been over the last four years Ive realized that I'm losing it at a drastic rate. I'm at the point now were I can't wear my hair down. My scalp is clearly visible and my hair has taken on a kind of a candy floss texture. When I wear it up I have to use a colored hair thickening spray to cover the scalp.
When I first started to notice my hair loss, I made an appointment to see my doctor so she could give me some pill or something and my hair would grow back. right?… WRONG! After pretty much telling me I was wasting her time and this was not an illness, she suggested I get a wig.
I then sought the help of a private dermatologist. He told me that I had androgenic alopecia, In laymen's terms female pattern baldness. He also said that he felt a lot of the loss was due to the fact that I had suffered Graves Disease (overactive thyroid) the year before and that now this was in remission my hair would grow back. That gave me hope until I got home and Googled androgenic alopecia and realized it was never coming back.
I then went to back to my G.P's surgery and this time saw my regular doctor. He was much more sympathetic and suggested I try Minoxidil. So I began using this with a new and refreshed hope. Over the months I did see an improvement, but I was at he stage were I wanted my luscious locks back and this was a far cry from that. Then I noticed that my heart had begun to race. I went back to the docs fearing that my graves had returned, but bloods came back negative. After much thought and trying of different things I realized that it may be the Minoxidil that was making my heart race. So I stopped taking it. The heart palpitations stopped. So that was the end of that.
Where to next? After much searching on the internet I came across 'Lucinda Ellery' a hairdressers that helped people like me. I went for a consultation and decided to go for hair extensions. I was really happy with these and it seemed like this would be a solution, but my hair became too thin on the scalp to disguise the extensions so my next step was a 'Minima' which is a system that you wear on the top of your head. It doesn't come off, it blends into your hair undetectable. And I fell in love with it but at around £700 every 6 months and £90 every 5 weeks, it doesn't come cheap.
It wasn't just the price that put me off, though, it's the fact that over a period of time it's going to cause traction alopecia, which when you have hardly have any hair anyway is a terrifying thought. The system has to be straight, also, so it would be goodbye to my curls and my identity forever.
This brings me up to present day. I had my 'Minima' taken off last week, and to be honest I've cried every day since. I look in the mirror and no longer see the bubbly attractive 41yr old mother of 2. I see a balding mess. I've bought an amazing lace front wig that looks so realistic (and its curly) but its a wig nevertheless. I'm having trouble coming to terms with this being my life now and I have no idea what the future holds for me.
I'm really hoping this diet can work for me
Today is a Bad Day
Hello all, was hoping for a pep talk or two from any women who have seen results on this diet. My hair is really getting me down today and any kind words would be appreciated :).
My Hair Regrowth Battle Begins
(Louisville, KY )
I have started my hair regrowth today. I have lost about 3/4 of my hair due to diabetes type 2 (Uncontrolled sugar) and being 11.2 hemoglobin so I'm slightly anemic. This began last year 2012, but I have found out this month of July 2013. When should I expect to see hair regrowth? I am going to follow this strict diet. Please advise.
Trouble Sticking With This Hair Loss Diet!
Hi, I have been on and off this website for nearly a year now and while I have made several changes to my diet, I tend to fall off the bandwagon a lot. I cheat way too often, especially at social gatherings! I have also been eating a lot of quick cooking oats for breakfast thinking that it was alright.
Does anyone have any suggestions or advice with sticking to the diet? Breakfast ideas would also be great!
Sheree what are your views about the proportions of veggies we consume that ought to be cooked versus raw? I am scared that roasting and stir frying too often will result in raising the glycemic index as well as a loss of nutrients.
I do eat a medium to large sized salad daily though. Also is it okay to eat two blocks of Lindt dark chocolate a day? If not, how often should it be allowed?
Thank you for all your support and kindness Sheree. You're an absolute star.
23 Year Old Female Noticing Hair Loss After Miscarriage
by Nina Marie
Me on a Good Day Hiding Hair Loss
I kept taking prenatals & am using scalp therapy products & herbal root stimulating oils but my hair keeps thinning & receding. I have been through a lot this year & this just adds to the stress. I have also noticed aging under my eyes & I want to sleep all them time the doctor just tells me I am depressed because I stopped smoking MJ & had a miscarriage & my husband offers no mental or emotional support.
I know it has to be more than that, I have been wanting & trying to eat healthier & now I know I have no option. I do not want to feel burnt out & look it. I should be enjoying & embracing natural beauty not crying & begging God to not take my glory from me. But I have not known what else to do except now I am going to go buy vitamins that I don't have & Nioxin or that other stuff that seems to work for people within a few days. And keep praying.
The doctors are all money hungry nowadays & want me to be on anti depressants that make me a zombie. My hair loss problem doesn't seem to concern anyone who is supposed to care about me. So here I go I am on a mission to only eat what is healthy & vitamins & get Nioxin or something close to it or better than it.
Could not drinking enough water daily have anything to do with hair loss please email me if you can offer any support I seem to be friendless & in this alone.
Hair Growing and Shedding As Well !!!!
Hi I'm Janardan from India. I'm 21 years old. I took a look at your site Sheree and it provided me the hope to reverse the hair loss.
I followed the no sugar diet and low glycemic diet and in 2 months, my hairline and temples got revived, and my crown as well. But i want that thick hair i used to possess in my teenage years.
But when i took a small serving of cold drinks in a party, the next day i noticed a huge hair fall. This again has fallen me into that period when i was suffering from massive shedding. Is this diet too strict?
My lot of hair has regrown but at the same time when i put oil into my hair(eclipta alba), a good amount of small very fine baby hairs fall out. What this signifies? Please Sheree help me!!!
I'm 24 Years Old And Struggling With Hair Loss Since Teenager
I have been suffering from hair loss since I was in my second year of college, almost 8 years. Nothing has changed.
Apart from all the oils, serums, Minoxidil I used, I did my hair transplant last year. I thought it was the end of story; things going to back to normal in few days. But the result was not on my side. It failed.
It failed me in my career as well. I started feeling really depressed, and eventually I can't concentrate on my work properly coz it is breaking my confidence. So I'm really short with options and things to do. I hope that this diet plan may change something.
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