Sam's Hair Loss Story

by Sam

Ahh, so where to begin.. I am a 23 year old male, who is experiencing temple thinning and recession. This first started to become noticeable to me about 2 1/2 years ago. Up until that point I had ridiculously thick, long hair. It was unmanageable at times and would often end up being thinned out with shears when at the barber's.

This has changed drastically over the course of the two years since my hairline began to recede. Nowadays I like to keep my hair very short, to hide my recession and thinning.

Growing up, I had always shed a tremendous amount of hair, so much in fact that it would clog the bathtub frequently. I can distinctly remember being 12 years old and having and endless stream of hair shed at any time I touched my head. It later became a lifelong habit to do this constantly and consistently, that is, to compulsively touch my hair just to see how much would fall out.

And it was always hundreds of hairs that fell, yet despite this, my hair remained thick and full up until my 20th birthday. This was when the most stressful period of my life began to unfold. It began with a girl and heartbreak. Soon after, the stress this caused me led to my college performance decreasing, going two straight semesters with below 2.0 G.P.A's. This in turn caused me more stress, as I was then kicked out of school for a year until I could clear my academic probation.

Having impeded my career goals and still suffering from my love life, I began to work full time to make ends meet until I was clear to go back to school. My job, however, brought more problems than relief. I worked full-time overnight shifts in restock at a produce store. This was my first job, and I was not prepared for the stressful nature of this line of work.

I went weeks without sleeping right, consistently ate fast food from late night drive-thrus. I was always angry and stressed with my work and its cold environment within fridges, and the awful late night hours. I hated it and how it affected my personality, even outside of work. I would not go out to see friends, as I was typically trying to catch up with sleep or it was much too late to see them.

Instead, an addiction to the internet began to emerge, one that I had begun to develop at a much younger age. Countless hours I'd spend in front of a computer screen, doing nothing of particular value or importance. Just sitting there, wasting my hours until I'd have to work again. I'd get irritable at the slightest annoyance and would often curse at my brothers and parents. I'd have outbursts and tantrums from out the blue. All this unhappiness eventually lead to a deep depression, where I would begin crying for no reason. I'd just cry. Then, the hair loss started.

A year into my job, my hair was starting to thin and my appearance started to change. I was often told by my work mates that I looked awful and if I was sick or ill. I had developed a constant unending cough from working for long periods inside a cold refrigerator. My eyes were always red from lack of sleep and my face was very pale from lack of sun exposure. It's safe to say I looked like shit. Yet I never imagined my hairline would begin to actually recede. Especially as dramatically as it did. Within a few months, my temple's thinned to a level where my scalp was visible.

This was not a slow thinning that progressively made it's way into my temples, no. It happened suddenly all at once. The whole segment of my temples thinned out over a period of three months. This of course led me into a state of shock. Once that proved once and for all that I needed to find a new line of work, one that would not stress me out so much.

So I did. I began working retail in the day and started to make new friends and work was really much better for me and my mindset. Yet the hair loss persisted. My temples got thinner and thinner and eventually only thin vellus hair remained. It has been two years since then and my hair loss has progressed, though slowly, yet still progressed.

It's hard for me to accept this, and looking back at my upbringing, I have had a rather difficult childhood compared to most. I was the oldest of 6 children, born out of wedlock to an abusive and drug addicted father. We were poor and as poor people often do, turned to crime to compensate. I won't go into details, but because of my parents' poor choices, I had a tough time growing up.

I've slept In back alleys and garages, in junkyards and shacks. I've lived in group homes and foster care. All this time without seeing my family or siblings. It was stressful being the oldest and becoming responsible for every one of your brothers, being constantly threatened by my crazed father.

Everything is okay now, but thinking back about it, I realize that I haven't had a very fair life. That I've had to struggle and respond to the adversity, not just for me, but for the sake of my siblings. It all makes this new challenge that much more unfair.

I've gone through enough I think. I don't understand why I have to be the one to have to experience this. In all of my family, both immediate and extended, there is not a single person that I know of who has experienced any degree of hair loss. Not my father, brothers, uncles, or cousins. None. The only person who has come close is my grandfather, yet his hair fell in his 80s! And even when dying at 93 he still never fully lost any more hair than in his temples.

As seemingly cruel as this life has been, I am somewhat grateful for this. In many ways, it has changed the way I live my life. I have worked greatly to improve myself in these last two years. I now cycle and hike frequently whereas before, I lived a sedentary lifestyle. My diet has improved tremendously as well as my depression. I rarely ever have emotional breakdowns now. I have done much more, but yet, I feel that I'm still not as dedicated as I need to be.

I've been following this site for the last one and a half years and regrettably have not taken any of the advice provided here to heart.

Yes, I do believe nutrition is a large and significant factor that contributed not only to hair loss but overall degenerative diseases as well. I just cant seem to go more than a few weeks before I eat something entirely wrong for me and fall of the wagon entirely. It's been this way since I fist started, yet I've been persistent and it is for that reason that I believe my hair loss has significantly decreased.

This new year I have been eating very clean since the first of Jan. It's dramatically reduced my shedding. My temple hair has never completely fallen out either, It's all there, and my hairline is still intact somewhat, it's just that the hair is so thin and blonde that it's hard to see without light, yet I know it's all there.

I've run into a snag however, for some unknown reason, my liver, or what I believe to be my liver, has begun to make its presence known. This started with a slight discomfort whenever I'd eat too much food, but has over the years turned into full blown pain whenever I eat too much sugary food, have milk, overeat, or eat certain kinds of foods. This pain is overwhelming at times and the small discomfort I felt only periodically before is now a constant discomfort that it's always there. I don't know what I should do about this. It is stressing me out and making eating something I avoid instead of enjoy.

Should I try and do a liver cleanse? It seems whenever I have vegetable juice, the pain does not appear. Maybe doing this for an extended period (Fast) will end it? Should I see a doctor?

I had gone before and got blood work done yet the only thing wrong with me was low Vit D levels. If I go again, should I ask for specific tests to check out something involving my liver? Also, do you think that this constant stress in my life has accelerated my hair loss?

I eagerly await your reply, Sheree, and am grateful for the time you take out of your day to read and reply to this long-winded post.

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Mar 02, 2015
Your Life is Taking Shape
by: Sheree

Hi Sam,

The way you're describing your genetics, you're an excellent candidate for this diet. It appears that hair loss does not run genetically through your family, and this should make it easier to reverse. Another huge plus is the fact that your hair line is still intact.

Keep going just like you are and you're going to see results very soon. You've been eating good since January, and you're already noticing less hair loss. That's the first step. The second step is to stick very closely to the guidelines, and you will soon see a thickening of the hair. This means making sure that you're eating enough food to sustain you, and eating until you're full.

The difficult life you've described is shaping you for something far greater. The wreckage you see when you look back is actually a ladder or a bridge to something much bigger. Difficulties in life shape our experiences for very specific reasons. Compare your experiences to gold being shaped into a powerful sword.

Since you're so young, it's very hard to see this right now. Down the line when your life takes shape, you will call upon the strength you used to survive these early difficulties. Then when there's a hurricane, you've learned to bend with the wind and not against it. You can say to yourself, "I've survived worse," even as everything is collapsing around you. And somehow, you will always pull through. That's how the strong survive.

I don't have a whole lot of information about liver cleansing. You can try it out and see if you like it. I've heard wonderful things about milk thistle. I've heard that milk thistle will completely heal liver problems. Milk thistle is especially good for people who drink alcohol every day. Are you sure you've isolated the liver as the source of your discomfort? Have you been checked out for this? I know that Cardaro did a liver cleanse, and it really helped him.

Constant stress is a huge predictor of hair loss. Even if you do the hair loss diet perfectly, stress can cause shedding. It just depends on how you react to stress. Some people have skin breakouts with stress, and some people experience hair loss. Some people get both.

Keep us updated through this post. Please come back periodically to let us know how you are, and how your hair is growing back. Please take pictures to document your progress.

Good luck to you Sam.



Mar 03, 2015
I'm in this 100%.
by: Sam

Thank you for the words of encouragement and the reassurance that I can and will beat this as I have the other hardships before it. I do not have it in me to give up, not on this or anything else. I have never called it quits no matter how hard or hopeless things seemed, I always persevered, I won't change this now.

About my liver. I'm nearly 100% sure it's this since the pain is only on the right side of my torso, a bit underneath my last rib. It's a stiff pain that manifests itself when I've eaten certain things or too much in total. It helps keep me honest if nothing else, since in order to manage it I've had to closely monitor what I eat at all times.

I've never done any kind of drug or even been so much as buzzed even once, so it's not related to alcohol. This pain has been with me for a few years now, yet I've always written it off until recently.

I will try and see a doctor again and ask for x-rays. Will also start some liver cleanses and see what the results are. I will keep this thread updated once I get progress going.

Jun 17, 2018
Vitamin D
by: Anonymous

Hi Sam!

Low vitamin D has been linked to hairloss and thyroid disease, among other things. Try taking some prescription level D from your doctor and see if anything improves over thr course of 6 months. Also watch your alcohol consumption.

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My Story

by Abdi
(Ca Usa)

Hi, my name is Abdi. I'm 18 and I've noticed I;ve got receding and falling out hair. I graduated high school last summer and started college. I was worried about my hair, but my mom kept telling me it's natural genetics, but I couldn't believe that.

My dad is naturally bald, but he's still got some hair in the back of his head. I'm not really feeling good about this kind of stuff. Ive heard what you eat could grow out your lost hair. Is that true? Please help me out.

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Feb 28, 2015
Welcome Aboard Abdi
by: Sheree

Hi Abdi,

It's true that diet plays a very important role in the appearance and growth of our hair. You mentioned that your father had hair loss. The majority of hair loss is genetic, but this does not matter.

I've never seen a person come to The Healthy Diet Paradise skipping and excited over their hair loss. Hair loss is universally upsetting, and can cause a person to lose their focus. Even the smartest and the wealthiest are affected by this.

The playing field is leveled by how you're able to harness your inner strength to fight back.

I saw that you left a comment on YouTube about which ebook to buy. YouTube has changed their format, and it's very confusing where the comments end up after you approve them. And now I can't find it.

I believe that the Hair Loss Diet Blueprint & Navigation Guide should be read first. Then, once you really have studied the website and understand the concepts, download the Hair Loss Diet Quick-List. That way, when you go shopping, you will be armed with all of the right information you need to reverse your hair loss.

Also, if you need coaching, sign up and I'll walk you through the diet personally. And remember, this is not an overnight fix, and I believe you can do it.

Thank you for visiting.



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Pedro's Hair Loss Story

by Pedro

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Hola everyone!

I'm new to this site and I apologize if I've posted incorrectly and for the length of this post. I'm hoping to share my story and ask for advice from this great community on my struggle with hair loss to see if there is any hope for me. My name is Pedro and I'm 35 years old (young ?).

I've been losing my hair for the past 5 years, with my hair loss really attracting my attention for the last 12 months. I'm suffering from male pattern baldness, and my hair is becoming thinner all over. It seems each time my hair is cut (every 1-2 months) it is getting thinner and it's the most frightening thing I've ever experienced.

It's hard to stop and consider that becoming bald can scare a man so much. I've been scared to look into the mirror for over a month now and today is the first day I've been able to do it. I've been scared to look at my cell phones screen when it's dark, same for my laptop since I was scared of seeing my reflection.

I've attached my pictures for you all to look at. My head might look a little red, but that is just due to the lighting (perhaps washing my hair a little too), my camera is terrible so I hope the pictures are clear enough. You can clearly see how far progressed I am with my male pattern baldness and thinning.

For my entire life I've pretty much lived on fast food. I considered myself in the past healthy for eating an apple or perhaps an orange 5 times a week and thought that was all I needed.

My diet consisted of pretty much McDonalds, Pizza, Chinese Takeout, drinking about 3 liters of sugary soda per week. When I was not eating fast food, I'd warm up frozen hot pockets, burritos, tacos, pretty much anything frozen, along with plenty of other sugary treats but you all get the idea I am sure.

I for the most part lived on sugar and processed food.

These past few months though I've gotten to be very serious about trying to solve my hair loss issue. I went to the doctor, took blood tests, doctor said everything was fine and that I'd have to accept that it's MPB and said my only option was to get a prescription for finasteride. I decided against it since I found out all the side effects, and if I stopped taking it, I'd lose all the hair I should have lost anyway, and did not want to spend my life on medication. I figured I might be best to come to terms with balding.

I've started to do my own research and actually came across this site about a month ago. I spent time reading everything on this site about how sugar and processed foods are the problem, and it got me thinking that perhaps I found my problem.

I began to poll friends, some who are even worse than me, and all of them seemed to eat the same kinds of foods (high sugar, high carb, processed). I've gone back to see photos of men in college that at the time I never realized it, but were in their 20's (early) and were also in the process of losing their hair.

After all my reading, I believe that changing my diet now is the key to reversing hair loss. It's shocking that men are starting to go bald so soon, and I took a keen interest, hearing that men in Japan (Pre WWII) and a lot of other countries that are not heavy on fast foods do not suffer from hair loss at all.

I've never been one to diet, I'm overweight and trying to lose the weight, and for the last 3 weeks I've basically been on the official diet posted on this site since I really was not sure how to get started with eating healthy. I know that sounds terrible. I knew at the start I needed a cheat day since my cravings were so bad to start with, so I've basically been on the diet for 6 days, then take the 7th off.

Starting next week though I am going to try to have only one cheat meal, since this was the first week I really did not have any strong cravings for any unhealthy food. I've made some changes to the diet plan posted on this site, since it seems from my research that men need to have anti-estrogen foods such as broccoli, spinach, and green tea. I've been trying to have green tea twice a day, along with some broccoli and spinach. I've also been taking herbal supplements (Saw Palmetto and Polygonum Multiflorum).

I have to admit though the real reason for me posting and sharing my picture is because I am scared and I am wondering if I should accept being bald. I've been on the diet for 3 weeks, and they have been long weeks I can tell you that. The only thing I've really noticed is that before, I used to shed a lot of hairs (never counted them), but the shedding has easily been cut in half, and my bald spots feel oily, along with my forehead which I take as a good thing.

I've also begun to lose weight, about 5 pounds which is great. Today is the first time I've looked into the mirror in about a month, I'd shave blindly since I did not want to look into the mirror. I know from reading everything on this site that it looks like the healthy food has to first heal the body, then the head and you have to wait about a year for real change to take place.

I've taken a look at other stories and it seems I might be one of the more serious cases on this site. Each time my hair gets cut it gets thinner and recedes. I know I have not been on the diet very long and my cheat day might have cut into that 3 week number, but it's scary to see my hair continue to thin. I'd love to hear anyone who has anything to say on my story. I'm looking for support or any kind of advice. I'm hoping to hear that if I continue with the diet that I'll be able to recover my lost hair, but each time it thins with each haircut, I get more and more worried and wonder if perhaps dieting will help other people, but I am beyond such help.

I never realized that losing hair was so serious before, and could really harm one's self-esteem. I remember chuckling to myself hearing girls in college worry if they were getting lines on their foreheads, and thought how could something so small and silly worry them? Well, here I am losing a few hairs and now I am worrying when others have heart, liver and cancer that could lead to their death and it really puts things into perspective for me. I've learned a lot through losing my hair.

I apologize for the length of this story/posting, I'm very open to constructive criticism, I have tough skin (mentally speaking). I'm willing to do anything to get my hair to grow back and I hope that I still have a chance to grow a head full of hair again. I don't know if I should just shave my head and come to accept myself without any hair.

I've put in 3 weeks, perhaps more like 2 weeks due to my cheat day and recovery time since I ate a lot on those 3 cheat days, but each time I look at my hair I worry. Is it worth continuing on the diet? Anyone have any comments? I'd love to hear them.

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Feb 14, 2015
Keep it up
by: Anonymous

Bravo for posting and being so open with your feelings.

Hair Loss is just devastating for anyone, right? I have suffered from hair loss for a while; am afraid to even think for how long.

Eating the way Sheree is recommending is a way of life. I cut out processed foods last spring, but never knew how harmful sugar is for us. After cutting out the sugars I noticed less hair fall and hope this is just the beginning with beautiful hair growth to follow.

Wishing you the best in your journey to regrow hair. Keep up the good work and please post updates.

Feb 14, 2015
Never too late
by: Antonio

Hey Pedro! I don't think it's ever too late. There's stories of people being COMPLETELY bald and then regrowing a full head of hair. I'm a firm believer that nutrition is the best medicine. With this approach, you don't have to worry about what the drug industry does, or doesn't develop, food will always be food, and I think that it can cure anything!

Good luck

Feb 15, 2015
Response to Comments
by: Pedro

Thank you both for your kind comments.

After changing my diet I've noticed I stopped shedding a lot to so I can say honestly that I am a believer that diet plays a role in our hair loss, the real question for me is whether I can get it to regrow or simply manage to keep the hair I have now. I've been eating poorly my whole life and it's going on one month now so I don't expect to really have any new hair grow for a year but either way I am losing weight and need to change my diet so I am going to stick with things. Working on revising my diet this week to eat more anti-estrogen food that I think should help me regrow my hair as well.

I've read a lot of stories here that diet can help you grow your hair back. I'm hoping that is true, I have to admit I have doubts, everyone in the world seems to simply accept their hair loss and shave their head and I keep thinking, if all you do to grow your hair back is change your diet, why is everyone taking pills or shaving their head? I suppose mainly it's the fear talking. I look at hair loss and I think old age, I think of a bald man at the age of 65 or so, and here I am at 35. I have no other options but to push ahead. I know there are a lot of other men around my age, we talk online about how much hair we have lost, looks like I might be one of the more well along stages of MPB but I suppose anyone with hair loss tends to view things that way. I do agree that nutrition is the best medication and that is a good way of thinking about things, that anything can be done as long as you make sure your body is well taken care of.

I am going to make sure to post every few months, unless there are comments, showing my progress. And hopefully by the end of the year not only will I have a head full of hair, I will be in much better shape.

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My Hair Loss Story

by Anna

First Picture was taken in October 2013

First Picture was taken in October 2013

Hi, when I was a teenager, my hair was very thick and beautiful. Then around the age of 18-20 I started noticing hair loss and hirsutism around my body, face and neck. Dark course hairs would grow in random places. I figured it was in my genes and there was nothing I could do, so I just went on with my life.

Fast forward to 2012, I decided to follow Kimberly Snyder's vegan lifestyle. Things didn't end up going so well. My lust for meat went crazy and I tried to substitute not eating meat with sugary treats and processed food. For the next 2-4 years I went on a binge of vegetarian junk food, McDonald's, chocolate, chips, crips, pizza. It was awful.

A year ago during that Kimberly Snyder processed food situation, I noticed i was literally growing bald! I was smacked in the face. I didn't realize it was this bad. On top of my bad diet, I wasn't exercising, ever, and I was going through a very stressful time at work. So i had immense stress, insomnia and bad diet for the past 2-4 years.

I started looking into supplements a year ago. I started taking Maxi Hair, saw palmetto, fo-ti, magnesium, vitamin d, shen min topical hair loss product, etc, etc. Nothing I did really worked regrowing my hair back. It maybe made the texture of my hair healthier, but no new hairs.

So I found your website and decided to give it a go. I'm going to post updates once a month with pictures.

I went to the doctor a year ago, and she said that i have female pattern hair loss, androgenetic alopecia. But I also believe on top of that I have diffuse hair loss. Because I've also lost about 40-70% of my hair all around my head. But the worst part is on top of my head. I can see my scalp.

My hair line in the front hasn't really receded, but my temples are a bit emptier.

I just turned 28. I have hirsutism, baldness, acne and I've gained 6-7 kg of weight, which I'll be trying to lose.

Follow my journey, I'll be updating monthly with pictures.

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Jan 19, 2015
Excited for you!
by: Utopian

Hi Anna,

I have a very similar story to yours - I am also 28 and have been losing my hair for 5 years. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing about your progress! I'll be rooting for you!

Jan 21, 2015
by: Anna

Hi Utopian!

Thanks for your encouragement! I really hope this can reverse female pattern hair loss! Will keep you posted, fingers crossed.

Have you had any success?



Jan 26, 2015
Response to Anna
by: Anonymous

Hi Anna,

Yes I have seem some success!! I have been meaning to post pictures here! I will soon. I will say that I started this diet on and off - I was following this type of a diet even before I discovered this website. I started following it more regularly in November 2014...right around the holidays so I haven't been as good as I should be. Regardless, I have seen growth. The only other thing I can caveat is that I was breastfeeding and stopped around the same time so perhaps that likely had some contribution to my hair growth.

Feb 05, 2015
Intermediate hair
by: Anna

Hi Sheree,

Do you have any idea what this means, what's happening to me.

I have these small 2-5cm long hairs all around my head. I noticed when i brush my hair, a lot of them fall of. Like 20 - 50 intermediate hairs a day.

These hairs aren't vellus hairs, because they have some pigmentation and aren't short/thin enough.

Why do they keep falling? Are these cycling and turning into terminal hairs OR are they falling off and turning into vellus hairs.

It's driving me up the walls. I don't know what to make of it, since i read both theories online and can't figure out whats for real.

At the moment i have 150 - 300 hair fall a day.

Also, do you have any testimonials of women who have androgenetic alopecia / female pattern hair loss and we're able to grow their hair back?

I've been going through your website for a few years so most of the women seem to have illness/diet/diffuse related hair loss.

So i was hoping that maybe you've had private coaching sessions with women with AGA/FPH and we're able to turn things around.

Many thanks in advance!

Best Regards,


Feb 05, 2015
by: Anna

Hi Utopian!

Im so glad to hear that you've had some sort of success with your hair regrowth!

Im feeling quite down most of the days, because i feel like nothing is happening.

Would love to see some pictures of before and after! Would definitely motivate!!

Feb 06, 2015
Type of Hair Loss
by: Sheree

Hi Anna,

I've had women in private coaching with all types of hair loss that turned it around. It really does not matter what type of hair loss it is. It's always reversible.

I realized a long time ago that hair loss appears to be very individual. So if you have a genetic predisposition for the type of hair loss you're describing, then that's unique to you.

I'm uncertain why the small 2-5cm long hairs are falling. You have to get checked out and cleared by a doctor first, and then look at any dietary causes. It could be something hormonal going on that you're unaware of.

The only testimonials we have are the ones on the website. We actually have a ton more success stories, but not everybody wants their information published. So I have to honor that.

With patience, I'm certain your situation will turn around, and you'll see regrowth.



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I Need My Hairline Back: Help Ya'll

by Cliff

Sheree love your website. I pretty much lost my natural Hairline due to a barber cutting in to it. Sucks really does and it has not grown back since. So I guess the question is the hair follicle dead will I respond to this diet. So far ive tried everything but a diet. Please I need advice anything would help.

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Mar 12, 2015
Just a Few Questions
by: Sheree

Hello Cliff,

I just have a few questions for you.

What have you tried to regrow your hair?

How advanced is the hair loss?

Have you started the hair loss diet?

Warm regards,


Mar 12, 2015
Sheree ! Thank You
by: c

My hair loss is not the worst but it's bad enough as my natural hairline is fading away. My temples are bad, but not so bad where I cant hide it. My widow's peak is bald in the front but about a finger length off. A lot of people don't notice, but my family notices.

I can't cut my hair all the way down as my bald spots will be very noticeable. I wear my hair up. I know it was the barber. When he did the shape-up, he cut into my hairline as one temple is worse than the other. It sucks because my father always warned me about shape-ups and said don't get them.

But anyway, I've tried everything, Minoxidil, castor oil, olive oil, biotin, DasGrow pills. Nothing works. Never tried the whole diet thing yet.

I started to do more research as it pretty much became a hobby. And I stumbled on how diets can reverse hair loss, like 80 10 10 vegan diets, high carb vegan diets, and that's pretty much how I found you!

Question: since the barber cut into my hairline, are those follicles dead, I can see little tiny tiny hairs in my bald areas even one or two that are dark follicles.

Thank You for reading Sheree I wanna beat this so bad.

Mar 13, 2015
One foot foward
by: c

Today I start the diet .... I bought Some Organic Kale, spinach red leaf lettuce, almonds, Old fashioned Oatmeal, Green Tea....But where should I get my protein from? Suggestions would be great if you have any ....

Mar 13, 2015
by: Sheree

Hi C,

You asked where to get your protein from. This is a critical aspect of the diet. Are you vegan? Vegans have a higher chance for hair loss, because many times key nutrients are missing. Protein, biotin, zinc, vitamin b and iron are just a few.

If you are not vegan, just follow our 7-day meal planner, and that will outline your protein requirements.

For the damage from the barber, that is only temporary. There's nothing the barber could have done to your hair that would be permanent. Just wait a few weeks/months, and that will clear up on its own.

You can beat this problem, as so many others have. The biggest obstacle is patience. It could take some time to see results.

You can do this.



Mar 24, 2015
Diet is hard
by: Anonymous

What should my salad consume of.I try to follow the 7 day meal planner but I am not able to afford everything. What are the most important meals I should (foods)I should be eating. Also It seams like the hairs on my hair line are almost dead as some don't don't stand up on their own Like they make a c shape,(The smaller ones) Thanks Sheree .

Mar 24, 2015
Hair Loss Diet on a Budget
by: Sheree

@Diet is Hard:

The hair loss diet really is hard. But only in the beginning. I promise, you'll get used to it. And when you see those hairs coming in, you will forget all about how hard it is and you'll fall in love with it.

Your diet should consist of beans of some type, heavy vegetables and a protein source. That's just the baseline. If you're prone to losing weight, make sure to add brown or black rice. And use our recipe page for desserts. There's a ton of food you can eat on this diet. The 7-day planner is only a guide.

Make absolutely sure you're eating leeks and kale. These vegetables are extremely cheap. Kale costs $1 and leeks cost $1 a piece as well.

If you're having trouble covering the cost of the hair loss diet, click on this link here. We teach you how to budget your money to fit the guidelines.

How to eat healthy on a budget

There are a lot of tricks of the trade to cut expenses for the hair loss diet. For example, instead of salmon, eat sardines or tilapia. Anybody of any income level can afford to eat correctly. And as you proceed through the diet, you'll learn shortcuts to save money.

Good luck!


Apr 04, 2015
Cost-effective foods
by: Antonio

Hi Cliff

Since going on this diet, I've found that some very good, cost effective foods for hair loss (and in general) are sardines and bagged spinach.

I buy bags of spinach ready to eat, I think it's organic too, can't remember, but it's so easy to use, all you have to do is grab a handful and put it in a bowl, then you can mix in Bell peppers (another one of my favorites), sprinkle ground turmeric on it if you like it (I don't love the taste, but I use it anyway for its health benefits, it's a great spice, except it's absorbed poorly I think, but it's better than nothing), add in garlic, onions, and things like that. You can also add sardines or eat them separately, they are packed with protein and vitamin D (I eat them separately, with a very heavy dusting of turmeric, and then slathered in mustard for taste).

You can also use beans in your salad, but I've been eating way too many beans and am cutting back. They are really good for you though, my favorites are pinto beans and black beans. The problem with this is that it's very easy to eat 400-500 calories worth of beans, which will probably ruin your appetite, so be careful.

These foods I think are pretty cheap and very cost-effective!

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20 and Struggling With Hair Loss

by Jules
(New York)

Hello all, my name is Jules and I am a 20 year old college senior with major hair loss. I have always had very thin hair due to crappy genetics, but the actual balding started about 6 months ago, around the time my boyfriend left for the military.

It has been a downhill struggle since then. I have gotten all the blood tests and they all say that I am healthy and fine. However, I find it extremely shocking that all of my hair could just disappear in a matter of months.

I never saw a lot of hair falling out, but my part was getting thinner and thinner and now the bald spots are unable to be hid. I am absolutely miserable about it.

I haven't worn my hair down in public in almost 3 months. I have been going to a hair loss control clinic and they provided me with homemade shampoo, conditioner and I go there 3 times a week for laser therapy. I started in February.

I went there yesterday for my checkup and the pictures were absolutely devastating. It was a lot worse in just a matter of 3 months. They told me to be patient as this will not be a quick fix, but I couldn't help but sob in the middle of her office.

I am only 20 years old and am so upset that I can't wear my hair down in public or run around outside without worrying about the wind blowing and exposing my hair :(

Everyone keeps telling me to stop stressing, but I am a senior in college who has stressed her entire life. I also have body image issues so this has been a struggle as I have always worried about my size and now my hair.

I'm debating inquiring about wigs or a hair treatment but I have always been a natural type of person and it breaks my heart that I can't just be myself without feeling ugly or shamed.

I really want to try this diet and will have to look into it in depth. I am struggling because I live on campus and am an RA so I do not have a kitchen at this moment in time and the dining hall is atrocious.

School is almost out, however, so I will be moving home. I will start trying some of the recipes. I am starting to lose hope but I just wanted to thank you for posting and having this available for people like me who feel like this will be struggle for the rest of their life.



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It has been a while!

by Dan

So it has been a really long time since I have been back to this website. I think it might have been some time Summer 2015. This website was the first website that got me going in the right direction to improve my health, so I feel it is time I updated you guys on my journey.

I've had numerous health issues over the years and I am only in my mid 20's right now. I was in college and didn't eat healthy at all, never got sleep and never controlled my stress. It led to ailments physically and mentally.

I had heart conditions, gained some weight and had some serious eczema in the scalp which has contributed to some good old fashioned hair loss. I was searching for ways to help me that didn't involve drugs and prescriptions, so I looked around on the internet and found this website. I absorbed as much information as I could and new that it was time to make a change.

From early summer of 2015 to now, I have followed this diet pretty well at times, and not well at other times, but that largely depended on my job for me since I work out at sea with minimal access to produce. I started off eating a raw paleo diet and found immediate success. I noticed my skin started feeling better, I mentally felt better and my blood pressure was regaining control. I even noticed some small regrowth with my hair.

I have adapted my diet around over the years to see what works best for my body and I think this is so important for each person on their journey. Some foods and diets work great for some and not for others.

It hasn't been easy of course. Like everyone else, I too have my ups and downs. There are some days that are just really bad and some days that are great. I have personally found some great success on a mostly raw vegan diet as of late and that is where I am at currently with my diet. I believe it is important to cleanse your lymphatic system to take out the trash before filling your body with all the good stuff. I have been vegan since fall 2016, and I have been more raw vegan the past 3 months. I have never felt better personally and I am curious to see what happens next.

I still have some issues of course. My eczema is still fierce, but it has actually cleared up a little bit the past month. My kidneys still struggle filtering at times, but when they do filter, it is incredible. I have seen numerous small hairs pop out on my hairline and they are actually visible from a distance too, but hair isn't a high concern for me at this point.

I wouldn't have gone on this journey without the aid of Sheree and her wealth of information, which is why I felt like I came back to update :). For those looking for better health, do not wait to make this change. The sooner you do this, the more your body will thank you tomorrow. Stay positive and stay healthy :).

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Nov 19, 2017
Welcome Back!
by: Sheree

Hello Dan,

Thank you so much for your wonderful update. Your powerful story demonstrates how this diet works over the long run. It's very tough to stick to, but for those who can take the hits along the way, they will reap many rewards.

Congratulations on your new raw vegan diet. I stated in our paleo diet video that the hair loss diet can be wrapped around every other diet, because it's just the concepts that are very important. So basically, the hair loss diet concept can be wrapped around every other diet, as long as that diet has a solid basis. (video below)

Please come back soon and let us know how you are. And once again, congratulations!



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