Help for Love

by Naima
(Algeria)

Hi Sheree. I'm a 22-year-old female. I've been suffering from hair loss for quite a while, but last year was the worst. I've always had thin hair since my birth, with few wide part, but lately it's the worst it has ever been, especially my hairline.


I can't even put my hair up. It's like I don't have any hair on the front. My vertex is as bad as it can be. I'm always wearing a turban or a hat.

I can't even look at myself in the mirror. I even removed my mirror from my room so I won't see myself. I don't know what to do, sometimes I just wanna give up, but I can't do that. I'm still hoping that I'll regrow my hair. Your forum seems very interesting. You're like a light in the dark.

Please Sheree help me. It's so hard to go through this at a young age, especially for a female...I'm begging you Sheree

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Sep 08, 2018
Hello Naima
by: Sheree

Hello Naima,

Your letter is very compelling. Emotional stress is 80% of the hair loss struggle. You can definitely turn this around.

Let's do this. Send me a five-day sample of exactly what you're eating. I need to know exactly what it is. If it's processed food, I need to know the brand and the name. And if it's anything natural, I need the name and the quantity.

Also, please take pictures, because regrowth is very gradual, and it's not always obvious.

Chin up. You've already shown us that you're a fighter. Giving up is not an option. Put one foot in front of the other and keep pushing ahead. You are way stronger than you realize.

Once I get your information, we can begin.

Love,

Sheree

Sep 09, 2018
help for love
by: Anonymous

Hi Sheree,

Yeah, that's true, I get very stressed sometimes. I'm working on it , but sometimes i just can't help it. When I see my hair in the mirror, I just freeze and get horrible anxiety that stays with me for days.

You know, Sheree, I don't discuss this subject with anyone, not my family nor my friends. I keep it all inside. I became paranoid, so it's all suppressed in me. And the fact that you are here willing to help me and saying that we can do this means the world to me.

Knowing that there's someone to go through this with me brings tears to my eyes. God bless you Sheree!

I've been gluten free since January, so no worries about gluten. I've been buying some gluten-free flour made from potato starch, corn, rice and indeed there's some sugar in it.

I don't use it daily, just when I crave bread I use it to make my own. But I guess I'll remove it all.

Um, I don't eat any processed food really. Only a few times, I bought some gluten free cookies, or peanut butter...

I almost only eat natural food. I do eat a lot of fruits as snack, and use honey as sweetener since I cut out sugar too. Lately I've been eating a banana a day in a smoothie or with quinoa in the mornings...

I do eat fish and chicken but I almost don't eat red meat anymore. That's pretty much my diet since January...

Now since I read your website, 2 days ago this is what i eat:

Breakfast: a cucumber, 2 celery, carrot and 1 boiled egg and spirulina powder. Can I have a fruit btw?

Lunch: green beans, chard, sardines, cucumber, lettuce, drizzle of tahini, tomatoes carrots

Dinner: quinoa with chard, lentils soup.
I really don't know how to portion my meals. How many veggies should I eat?

It's complicated for me since I live in Algeria. We don't have kale nor broccoli nor avocados. I might find some avocados and broccoli but they are very pricey.

I don't know if the vegetables here are organic or not, it's just a farmer market but you never know ... i definitely need you help planning my meals, which vegetables to avoid, which grains, which fruit, especially fruits coz they are my snacks.

Anyway I'm impatient to start...

Thanks Sheree

Love

Sep 09, 2018
Keep it Private
by: Anonymous

Sheree, I'm shocked. I just brushed my hair, and half of it fall out. I'm traumatized. I just took pictures for you and it's the first time I see it really clearly. I think it's way worst than I thought. I don't have any hair anymore. Sheree please, what to do? Is there any hope?

Sep 09, 2018
Your Diet Summary
by: Sheree

Hello Naima,

I read through some of the items in your list, and I've outlined the corrections here.

The food from Algeria is wonderful for your hair. The hair loss diet can be wrapped around any diet from around the world. It's just a set of guidelines.

Here are some recommendations:

Honey is a sweetener that has a higher GI than sugar depending on what type. Please use date sugar or coconut sugar instead of honey. If you have another type of sugar in your region, list it here and I'll check it for you.

Potato starch is incredibly high GI. For your safety, remove that one too.

I would cut the quinoa down to twice per week or less. Quinoa is a terrible gut irritant. If you're soaking and fermenting your quinoa, twice per week is fine.

I read in your letter that you're eating gluten-free cookies and bread with potato starch, corn flour, rice flour and sugar. It's extremely important to avoid these products because they can raise your blood sugar, and high blood sugar causes hair loss.

Although we remove gluten, we still are very careful with the types of flours that we eat. Heavily processed gluten-free flours are still high GI, and will still cause hair loss even though there's no gluten.

The trick is to eat food in its natural condition, exactly the way it comes out of the ground. And then we hand select safe gluten-free grains and eat them in moderation.

For example, white potatoes, corn and white rice are eliminated on the hair loss diet, even though they're considered natural. You can have moderate amounts of red, brown or black rice because they have a much lower GI.

We still eat potatoes, but we do so sparingly. Potatoes have a GI index of 100, and they either should be avoided, or combined with other foods to lower the GI.

I read in your letter that you eat all natural foods. This concept goes beyond anything that comes out of the ground. We already know that wheat causes auto-immune disease, which can lead to hair loss. Although wheat grows out of the ground, it is not a natural food. It is altered and hybridized by scientists until your body cannot understand or process it.

The baseline of the hair loss diet is zero wheat, but the substitutions that you're using have to pass our guidelines. Remember this: just because it grows out of the ground doesn't mean it's safe. Three prime examples are corn, soy and wheat.

Corn is high glycemic, and it has no nutritional value. I'm generally talking about modern yellow hybridized corn, not the ancient
maize that grew long before hybridization took place.

I'm reading a book right now called "The Plant Paradox," by Dr. Steven R. Gundry, M.D., and he goes into how and why humans need to avoid corn. We've always known this, but it just confirms it.

Your portions sound very good. I see an excellent amount of protein to vegetable ratio. I don't see any errors, except for the potato starch, rice flour, quinoa and sugar.

Just remember that the hair loss diet is a slow and steady learning process. It takes time to internalize the concepts. Take your time and read the links. If you're confused, order and download our training video. It walks you through each of these concepts step by step.

It's incredibly important to allow yourself to slowly absorb the ideas presented here. I believe you can turn your situation around. I have seen advanced cases in women completely reverse after decades of hair loss.

I just got an email from a young man that I coached five years ago. He had an advanced case of hair loss. After five years, his hair is still growing back, but it's only come back in 75 percent. So just depending on your situation, it can take a while.

The way you've described your hair loss sounds like it will take anywhere from two and a half to three years. It could be shorter, but it just depends on what's going on on the inside.

The Healthy Diet Paradise is a calling. I have no idea why or how I ended up here. I just feel so compelled to study food and its
link to disease and hair loss. And after many years, we're still here. Doing this job makes me so happy, and I'm so happy to work with you.

Please let me know if you have any follow-up questions. You're doing great!

Love,

Sheree

Sep 10, 2018
are fruits ok?
by: Anonymous

hi Sheree,
so what about fruits you didn't say anything about them? how many fruits can i have per day ? what fruits should i avoid ? and what fruit can i have daily?
you said i can have moderate amounts of brown rice , is it daily?or how many time per week? i guess basmati rice is white rice right?
so i should avoid all flours right? not even chickpeas flour?
can you give me ideas of snacks? apart from nuts
how can i get the coaching video, we don't
have online payment system in Algeria, is there any other way? or is not available for me?
i really want to be coached by you Sheree!
thanks

Sep 10, 2018
and?
by: Anonymous

also are peanuts ok? and what about white beans?

Sep 10, 2018
and
by: Anonymous

are peanuts ok to eat ? and grilled nuts? and if i wanna eat something consistent pasta wise or bread is there any sutitutes?

Sep 11, 2018
White Beans, Bread & Fruit
by: Sheree

Hi Naima,

We generally lean away from the daily use of bread. This one of the hardest aspects of the hair loss diet that we've had to deal with. Many countries, the U.S. in particular, have an obsession with bread. Even though we are allowed gluten-free grains, bread consumption must be limited. It is not for daily use, even if it's gluten free.

White beans are fine every day, because they're low GI.

You can have brown rice flour pasta, or pasta
made with black bean flour. I know that you can make flour out of anything. So if you have any products you like, list them here and I'll do an index check for you.

Peanuts are great for hair growth. The only issue with peanuts is that 90% of people are allergic to them in varying degrees. However, if you notice that you can eat peanuts without a reaction, then you're fine to eat them every day

We control the excessive use of fruit. 25% fruit to 75% vegetables. Fruit is nature's candy, and it's still a sugar. It needs to be moderated just like any other natural sugar.

Apples, pears, pomegranates and nectarines are
examples of acceptable moderate glycemic fruits.

Bananas, grapes and pinesapples are examples
of high glycemic fruits, and should be eaten
in moderation.

You can have a serving of brown rice daily with your meals. Brown rice has a moderate glycemic index, and can be eaten with meals to keep you full.

Just to be safe, I would either avoid basmati rice, or I would look for a type that has a lower GI.

You don't have to avoid all flour. There are lots of flours that pass. Chickpea flour in its pure form is amazing. Also, buckwheat flour is gluten free. Coconut flour can make lots of meals like pancakes, breads, muffins and many other snacks.

For snacks, you can eat nuts like cashews, peanuts, hummus with cheese, gluten free wraps made with flax flour with chicken and vegetables. Just remember that the foods have to be low glycemic, gluten free, and unprocessed.

There's no way to get the coaching video other than through ejunkie. What you can do is just go through all of the links on the website, and you can learn the diet that way.

The Healthy Diet Paradise is filled with information that you can learn from. Also, our Pinterest board has hundreds of recipes that you can get ideas from. And they all pass our test.

Just take it slow and steady. The Healthy Diet Paradise is a school. You will learn the concepts, and you will be successful.

Love,

Sheree

Sep 18, 2018
Problem with the sleep
by: Gary

Hi Sheree
I'm following this diet but I face problems with the sleep. I'm sleeping a few hours, almost 4. The diet will working alone?

Thank you

Sep 20, 2018
sweetner
by: Anonymous

I didn't find any sweetener I could use. Does inulin work as a sweetener? What's your thought on it? Is it safe?

Coconut is safe right? Not the fruit itself but the flour. So what do you suggest using if I wanna make a cake or something sweet,

Sep 22, 2018
Sleep Problems
by: Sheree

Hi Gary,

The diet will work independently of any sleep issues. However, it will be a lot easier on your system if you can get the required amount of sleep.

Also, sleep loss can cause hormonal disturbances.
If it's stress that's causing the sleep loss, it will soon correct itself.

If this is an ongoing problem, then you may want to contact a naturopath to uncover the underlying issue.

Love,

Sheree

Sep 22, 2018

by: Sheree

Yes, inulin is a safe sweetener. And coconut flour is safe for baking.

You can use 70% dark chocolate and make ganache frosting. And then use coconut flour or garbanzo bean flour to make the base for the cake. We have a ton of recipes for desserts. However, some of the flours and sweeteners may not be available in your region.

Send me a list of the flours available to you and I will tell you which ones pass our guidelines.

Love,

Sheree

Sep 22, 2018
Also..
by: Anonymous

I send another message. I guess it didn't get sent. So I asked about coconut milk? Can i have coconut milk or Soja milk? Also, when you say 70% chocolate, like Lindt for instance, it has sugar in the ingredients, it doesn't matter? Or when I buy peanut butter, it has sugar in it? Is it OK?

Sep 22, 2018
Foods Safe For Your Hair
by: Sheree

Yes, coconut milk is great as long as it's unsweetened. You don't have to buy it, there's ways to make it at home. But anyway, just make sure there's no corn sugar, cane sugar, or any other type of sugar in the ingredients if you buy coconut milk from a store.

Please avoid soy or soya milk. Soy milk can suppress the activity of the thyroid, which is vital for hair growth. If you use it once a month, or once every other month, make sure it's organic and unsweetened.

Soy milk can also cause malabsorption of nutrients, which are vital for hair growth. Use extreme caution with soy milk.

Read about soy milk side effects here

Lindt chocolate does have small amounts of sugar. Make sure that dark chocolate, or cocoa is the first ingredient on the label. And then make absolutely sure that the chocolate is 70% or higher cacao. This will ensure its safety.

Peanut butter has natural sugar, and with most major brands, the suppliers add sugar. In most cases, there's still only three grams of sugar per two tablespoons of sugar. This small amount of sugar is bound by fiber, and will not raise your blood sugar. You can eat it every day.

Many health food stores have peanut butter that specifically do not add sugar. You can try it out and see how you like it. Either way, you're fine.

I hope that answers everything!

Love

Sheree

Sep 27, 2018
Pumpkin seeds
by: Anonymous

Can I eat pumpkin seeds with a meal?? Or alone for snack?

Sep 30, 2018
Pumpkin Seeds For Hair Growth
by: Sheree

Yes, you can eat lots of pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are superb for hair growth because they have lots of zinc, iron and folate that triggers hair growth!

Love,

Sheree

Oct 18, 2018
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by: Anonymous

Hi Sheree! How are you doing?
I'm still trying to figure out what fruit to avoid and what fruit to eat? When I look into the glycimic index chart on google, I find different rates!

Like for example sometimes they list pomegranates high, sometimes they list it low, and many different fruits... I set back from fruits, I don't want to eat anymore. So would you please give me a detailed fruit intake I can have, how many serving, like exactly what fruits I can have daily and which not...

So far there's no improvement in my hair, but I'm patient. I'm not expecting much before three months...

I've tested my iron levels and it seems like I'm anemic with very low ferritin, so what food do you suggest for me to level it up naturally? I heard blackstrap molasses are good, but I guess they're high in sugar. I didn't find any in my area anyway, but I found dates molassses. I think it's high GI, but I though I'd take it. Your thoughts on it?

If you have any home remedies or any recipe to increase my ferritin, it would be more than welcome!

ah another thing, are sweet potatoes ok? and squash? and cinnamon? I wanna start taking cinnamon

Thank you Sheree for responding to all my questions so far. You're so sweet!
love

Oct 18, 2018
Fruit and Ferritin
by: Sheree

Hi there,

You can eat any fruit as long as it's in its natural form. Be careful not to eat too much fruit because it can raise your insulin. Just remember one serving per day of fruit to keep your blood sugar under control.

The absolute best way to get ferritin under control is to eat liver. And if you don't like liver, you can take liver tablets. Liver will also greatly enhance the speed that your hair recovers.

Another way to recover is to use bone broth. Just boil beef bones and add salt and garlic powder. Drink that daily or every other day, and you will feel incredible. Bone broth also has natural collagen that will help to fill in your hair.

Blackstrap molasses is an incredibly nutrient-dense food that will help elevate your ferritin levels. Don't worry about the sugar, because it won't affect you too much. Blackstrap molasses has many nutrients that are extremely beneficial for your hair.

Sweet potatoes pass our guidelines. Squash is great, and cinnamon is considered a super food.

Hair regrowth will happen. If you're having thyroid issues, then the diet will take a little bit longer. It's so important to feel good emotionally, and then the hair growth will follow!

Love

Sheree

Oct 21, 2018
molasses
by: Anonymous

Sheree, I didn't find blackstrap molasses, I found carob molasses or date molasses. Which one is better? Which one is more efficient to raise ferritin and have less sugar content? I'm really scared to take it because of the sugar. Are you sure it won't affect me?
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Thanks. I'm trying my best to stay positive, but the problem of the hair fall is still at its worst. It doesn't want to stop!!
What do I do to stop it?

Oct 23, 2018
Molasses Guidelines
by: Sheree

I'm uncertain if the date molasses or the carob molasses would pass our guidelines. There are so many different types of sweeteners, and it's difficult to gauge exactly the glycemic load or the glycemic index. So just to be safe, please avoid it.

You're doing everything you can to stop the hair loss. The most important thing you can do is eat whole, natural foods, eat low glycemic foods, and eat plenty of protein in relation to vegetables. Then allow the hair loss to cycle down. Your hair will grow back!

Women with advanced hair loss take anywhere from three to six months to see a big difference in their hair regrowth. Remember to take whole food supplements and make sure all of your food has a natural origin. It takes a while, but it always works.

If there's an underlying medical issue, you can visit your naturopath to find out what it is, but this diet is incredibly powerful.

You can do this!

Love,

Sheree

Oct 29, 2018
Vegetarian meal
by: Anonymous

Hi Sheree
If I eat lentils with pumpkin seeds together is it good meal on hair loss diet?
Tnx for your site

Oct 29, 2018
Pumpkin Seeds & Lentils
by: Sheree

Hi there,

Yes, lentils and pumpkin seeds are wonderful super foods. But alone, they are not enough. What are you eating at your other meals?

Love,

Sheree

Oct 30, 2018
Vegetarian meal
by: Anonymous

I eat it with carrots red Pell peppers onions and lettuce
Tnx for your answers

Nov 03, 2018
Vegetarian Food Combinations
by: Sheree

Your combinations are great. These foods are 100% within our guidelines. Are you a vegan or vegetarian?

Sheree

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