13 Years of Hair Loss

by Sana
(Toronto, ON, Canada )

Hello Sheree,

I have been visiting this website for quite some time now. I am impressed how food science can act like medicine.

I have been dealing with hair loss since 13 years Now. I am 33 year old female and two kids. Last year my doctor told me that I have been anemic for almost 9 years and was low in calcium and vitamin D. I also had high testosterone and high DHEAs.

So I met an endocrinologist, and he did a blood count regularly for about 3 times in six months. He checked my androgens in November 2018. They slightly went down.

My hair was shedding like crazy last year. I have been taking my supplements so I believe because of those, my hair shedding has reduced.

Actually, I became vegetarian about 8 years ago. Didn’t know what kind of foods I could incorporate in my diet so probably I was mostly focused on carbohydrates and sugary foods.

I can fully see my scalp now :(

There are days when I just don’t want to go out of the house.

Please help !!!

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Jun 22, 2019
Vegetarianism is Linked to Hair Loss
by: Sheree

Hi Sana,

One thing you said jumped out at me. You said you became a vegetarian eight years ago. I need to know what type of vegetarian you are so I can get a sense of what's going on.

A very large percentage of people that I work with are either vegan or vegetarian. There's a strong connection to hair loss if you're vegan or vegetarian, because there are extremely important key nutrients that are missing.

Are you a lacto-ovo vegetarian, pescatarian, full strict vegan, or are there any animal proteins slipping through at all? In other words, do you cheat occasionally? I'm just trying to see the quality of protein you're getting.

I'll wait for your response.



Jun 25, 2019
by: Anonymous

Can i drink Perrier?l follow hair loss diet

Jul 02, 2019
Perrier Water
by: Sheree

Yes, you can drink Perrier water on the hair loss diet. Just make sure there are no additional chemical additives or added sugars.

Aug 07, 2019
13 years of hair loss
by: Sana

Hi Sheree,

Thanks for your response!
Sorry for replying late.:.

I believe the Diet that I followed was never healthy.because I stopped consuming eggs and meat of all kind. I hardly ate lentils and rice In a week.

Morning routine was Indian tea and wheat chaptti or bagel with butter or cream cheese

Lunch : wheat Chapaati and cooked vege

Dinner: same menu or rice with lentil

Also I hardly incorporated fats in my diet for example almonds , cashews.

I am not sure if it’s food that hasn’t caused my hair loss or genetics because my dad has lost his hair too.

Thank you for taking interest.

Aug 22, 2019
More Protein and Variety Please!
by: Sheree

Hi Sana,

It sounds like you're eating a lot of wheat. We remove wheat for many different reasons. Wheat causes hair loss and autoimmune disorders for many people. Although wheat does not cause hair loss for everybody, we remove it as a precaution.

You need a lot of protein for this diet. It sounds like you are not getting enough. Make sure to eat more complete proteins to encourage hair regrowth.

You need way more variety to cover your bases.



Aug 27, 2019
by: Sana

Hello Sheree,
I appreciate your time and value your response.
Sure I will try my best to remove wheat.
Also, I will add more complete protein.
Thank you

Nov 16, 2019
About cooking
by: Anonymous

Hi Sheree,

I follow the hair loss diet program. Sometimes I cook for myself (chicken fish) and for the family But other meals with flour and I have them in the oven. Is it possible to contaminate my own food?? Thanks for helping me. I hope you answer my question.


Nov 17, 2019
Cooking & Wheat Contamination
by: Sheree

Hi Jim,

There is no problem with wheat or flour products if you're using the oven to cook for other family members.

On the other hand, if you have gluten allergies or Celiac disease, you should not be using the same oven because tiny traces can cause serious issues.

For most people, it's just fine!



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