Hey. I'm a 20 yr old male from Australia and already suffering from quite dramatic hair loss. It's definitely genetic. Both my older brothers have the same problem.
I've been following the diet for a few weeks now, but am finding out that i actually haven't been eating properly. Like I was eating muesli Greek yogurt and blueberries for breakfast but found out I shouldn't eat muesli.
Anyway, my main question is about milo and baked beans. I'm not sure if you have these products in America. The label says low gi on the milo, and i know baked beans are healthy, but they still have some sugar. What's your opinion on these products, and how often can I eat grass-fed red meat?
Desperate, Wish Me Luck
I have reached a point of helplessness. I feel so lonely in this journey. All I can think about 99% of the day is my hair loss and it sucks. I struggle to enjoy life at this moment and I am under a lot of stess because of this.
I really need your help.
I started losing a lot of hair about 11 years ago at the tender age of 19. Thought it was just a TE and it would be over soon but it didn't. About a year and a half later, after shampooing a small part of the frontal hair of my head disappeared and got a little see-through effect,which never came back. I got used to it, nothing a little styling couldn't fix and looking back to the day not so serious, many people have that.
It was just that I had such a thick hairline and the minor change were obvious and distressing to me.
I had a very low ferritin of 12 to start with and also low on vit d. I was taking iron supplements sporadically but at the time I did not know optimum levels for both should be around 70. I don't think I have ever reached those levels, but since 6 months ago when I suddenly noticed I started struggling parting my hair I stared the supplements again and still take them.
I had been losing quite an amount of hair all these years some times more some times less but I had learned to live with it and did not bother me until last March when I noticed the change on top of my head.
Since then my hair keeps getting worse and worse and I am having a hard time disgusing the thinning and it is pretty heartbreaking. Especially because I have no idea why this is happening all of a sudden and I am scared.
What is more confusing is that I find more regrowth than I used to have on my head nowadays, all kinds of length and they vary in thickness, yet my hair is at it's thinnest and quite see-through on top and front.
I just don't understand what is going on with my hair loss! Any ideas? It seems like there's no stopping it and I suffer in silence. I lost my enthusiasm and my appetite and wake up with anxiety and bad dreams. Thinking I should get a wig or hair-piece and shave it all off.
I try to eat a lot healthier these past 5 days thinking positive, but I do not even know if I am doing it right. I skip breakfast and the combinations; I might be doing it wrong, and I need this to work. It must work.
And I believe in it. I have never been eating too much sugar or breads,but I haven't been eating very healthy either. My weight is normal (maybe I need an extra pound or two) and overall health seems ok. I am very cautious about what I eat from now on and eliminate all gluten and sugar.
This is the hardest period of my life so far and this past year has not been easy and I was stressful. But before March I even thought my hair was a bit better than it used to be and I remember even thinking I could part my hair in the middle. Wtf happened to me so fast?! I am going to be 30 soon, I want a relief from all this and concentrate on more serious areas of my life, but I just can't right now, I feel devastated and alone and would really appreciate some insight and comfort.
Please tell me this is going to be over soon! I so want to be a success story!
Looking forward to your answer. Thank you so much for all you are doing, I wish I could come visit you but I am so far away.
Could Anybody Comment on My Diet?
Hi Sheree, thanks for your support. I am Foad from Bahrain. I used to have a head full of hair that was technically envied by most of my friends:))
Few years ago, I left the country for Europe. It was there when I noticed slight hair fall out. I didn’t pay that much of attention to be honest as I felt it's natural.
Now after 5 years my hairs are not like the past few years. I returned home 2 years ago. To be precise I came across your website some 90 days ago. From that time I abandoned red meat, sugar, coffee, rice and started eating more vegetables and fruits.
My breakfast includes a banana, an apple with a peach. Sometimes I substitute this with 2 eggs and load of herbs. Lunch includes a salmon or chicken breast fillets with vegetables. I normally skip dinners and try to eat seeds and dates. I have replaced coffee for nettle-root extract.
I smoke 3 to 4 fags a day. Sometimes I don’t. I also take a loaf of bread in a week. Not that much. I would appreciate if you comment on my diet.
I have heard that Garlic juice helps a lot if applied each night. Is that correct?
Help Needed for Hair Loss Support
I'm a 52 year old African American female who has suffered from hair thinning and receding hairline for years. Like others who suffer from this condition, I was told by doctors and people who work in cosmetology that there wasn't any way for which the condition could improve. I'm not into wearing wigs or weaves. I just want my own hair to grow. Thanks for letting me share.
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Battling Hair Loss Since I Was 18
Hi Sheree, I'm a 22-year-old female with diffuse hair loss, but mostly on the top and sides. I've been losing my hair since my 18th birthday. I don't really know what triggered my hair loss, but it could be due to my chronic stress, sudden weight loss or PCOS. I know all three do have a connection together.
My scalp is really showing through my hair, and I don't feel pretty anymore, at all. I am very depressed when I think about my future. I might get totally bald if I don't have myself under control.
I even get suicidal thoughts, because I can't find any reason to keep on moving, when I don't feel comfortable.
My stress was always caused by my school or other personal situations, but now it's completely my hair. I have lost weight again, and I still don't ovulate regularly.
I have bought both books, so I can start the diet. It's a pity I don't have enough money for coaching; otherwise, I would've definitely done that.
Now, my question to you Sheree, and I hope you"ll answer. Have you had clients like me who did see an improvement as well by following your diet? I would like to reverse it so badly, but have no guarantee or motivation and that makes it very hard to hold on.
I'm sorry for sounding so depressed, but I really can't help it.
Sorry for the mistakes in the language. It's not my native or second language.
Hope hearing from you soon.
Hair Loss Hormonal Problem
Hi, I'm a 40 year old female, and I'm suffering from hair loss for more than 7 or 8 years now. I've been to the doctors and I had a small skin taken from my head, and they sent that to do the tests, and the result was that my body was producing more male hormones than it should.
I've been through your website for a few days now, and I can't stop reading the comments. They made me start my diet about three day ago, but I don't know if I'm doing it right.
For breakfast I'm having porridge oats with almond milk, a tsp of honey, a handful of blueberries and strawberries and a sprinkling of slivered almonds.
Lunch: Fish/poultry with a huge mixed salad and a green tea.
Dinner: poultry with vegetables and salad, and I snack on fruits, boiled eggs, nuts.
Please tell me if I'm doing it right. I'll wait for your reply.
Just some questions
Hi i am new to this diet. Is there any kind of bread we can eat? Like almond or pumpernickel? I am pregnant, but would like to adapt to this life style as my hair has been thinning for years. I also plan to start running again, and want to know what i can eat to fill me up. Thank u so much!!!
Can Proton Pump Inhibitors Contribute to Hair Loss?
I've just ordered the two ebooks and the system looks great.
I have been gradually thinning over the past few years even though it's not genetic. I'm not sure what's going on but it seems like there's been an odd change in my body that has caused this.
I had a lot of stress and then completely stopped exercising, gained some weight/belly fat. I started to have a lot of acid reflux/GERD and was put on a proton pump inhibitor. I've been on this for probably a year and a half now.
I have heard somewhere that those medications can affect the absorption of nutrients. I was wondering if anyone here knows if this is true/could cause hair loss. If so, could this diet still work even if I'm taking that medication?
This makes me think of another question - if this medication causes hair loss for me, then shouldn't everyone on that medication have hair loss? Which makes me wonder, if gluten and all these bad foods cause hair loss, then why do many people with very bad diets hair a full head of hair?
Thanks for your help!
Hair Loss Adventure
Hi Sheree, I am Nick.
I am in hair loss diet 10 months and I saw a little improve on my hair at 6th month.
Also, reduced sebum with this diet.
In my diet have twice a week sardines and twice chicken. Other three days I have lentils, beans and spinach with brown rice. For salads I have a big bowl with vegetables: spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, carrots etc.
Mornings I have 2 eggs or sesame seeds with salad. For snacks pumpkin seeds and sometimes almonds. I drink 2 cups green tea daily and thrice a week coffee.
For supplements I took saw palmetto for 3 months in 6th month of diet, but i stopped because i believe diet is more powerful than supplement.
I running 20 minutes twice a week and I done everyday push ups, sit ups, horizontal bar
I am worried if i do something wrong. Can you tell me??
Thank you listened me and for your wonderful site. And sorry for my bad English.
WITH LOVE NICK
After ordering the ebooks, I have adapted my diet to remove gluten and sugar. I have incorporated a lot more fresh vegetables etc. I have started taking pumpkin seed oil a few days ago too. This new diet has been about a month so far.
I have not seen any improvements and have also tried some scalp massages with castor oil/coconut oil. During these massages, I notice a lot of shedding, which worries me.
One thing I thought of recently - I was following the journey of someone on this site and he said that beef causes hair loss. I realized that I went on a paleo diet a few years ago, which is essentially just meat and vegetables, and I think it was around then that I started thinning. Now, I'm basically back on that same diet - where I eat chicken/beef/eggs every day.
I was wondering if the beef or high amount of meat/protein could be causing this? The problem is that I don't eat fish and I don't eat other meat really (I would rather be a vegetarian but I never feel full without meat).
Thanks for any help!
Which Shampoo is Best?
Just curious which shampoo would be recommended? I've heard of some shampoos that contain castor oil. Also should I use conditioner?
I have been doing research on castor oil and rosemary extract and will start doing scalp massages with that combination.
Just curious about shampoos. Thanks!
Almond Milk and Rice Puffs
I have a couple more questions!
I bought the interactive video coach last night and am going through it slowly. I have more and more hope! It's been about one month on this diet and I can say that my hair is not getting any worse. I don't think I've been following the diet exactly, that's why I got the video. I will follow it exactly as instructed and I'm optimistic!
By the way, I was instructed to start applying Minoxidil (Rogain). I did my research and found that it can cause heart issues and can age your face. You could add that in your ebook. So, needless to say, I am thrilled with the option of naturally thickening my hair!
Here is my question -
I had been dealing with gastritis/acid reflux etc so I was put on Prevacid (Proton Pump Inhibitor). I stayed on this med for 2 years. I had heard that those meds can prevent mineral absorption. I think this may have caused or added to the hair thinning.
I went to a naturopath and she told me to remove dairy from my diet because it's bad for gastritis/acid reflux. She put me on a probiotic and gave me some other suggestions. So I came off the med (which I'm very happy about) and I'm hoping this could help with the hair growth too. She also recommended almond milk instead of milk.
So I have been having almond milk twice a day for this past month. I have it with something called rice puffs. I don't know if you know what those are. But the ones I have say the ingredients are, "Organic brown rice" and then it says, "Produced in a facility that also contains wheat."
So I figured that both of those items were safe for this diet, but then I realized that almond milk must have some "unnatural ingredients"? And I guess there is a tiny chance that there could be wheat contamination with the rice puffs. I'm just curious about your opinion on this.
Thanks for all of this insight!
Hi Sheree, hair regrowth pictures are pretty impressive but aren't the diet your recommending pretty similar to a Paleo diet?
I mean, I think what Paleo eater's can't eat are more or less similar to your diet which is going gluten free etc..
The thing is though, I don't see much people claiming that they are regrowing their hair by going Paleo. So what is basically the difference?
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