View Full Version : Hair falling out????
03-11-2007, 09:46 AM
I don't know if it's my imagination and it's the same that has always fallen out...but I seem to have more hair coming out...the floor, the drain...my hands when I wash it...I've been raw over 6 months now, rarely have anything off plan....I keep thinking...what am I doing different other then not cooking and eliminating fish and chicken???? Don't know.
Maybe I'm just paranoid...anyone else THINK they're losing hair???? Anything I should be eating to avoid it?? I think I'm eating just about every thing there is in the veggie/fruit arena...oh and of course nuts and seeds...
03-11-2007, 09:52 AM
Elaine - check out this thread:
03-11-2007, 10:21 AM
Thanks...I read each post....can relate....yet I am confused about why eating cooked vegan food would be any different then raw vegan ...I definitely eat enough, in fact, I can't shed those last 10=12 pounds cuz I do eat too much...the post on not enough protein was interesting....I'm sure I eat less then I did before eating raw cuz I would have some meat...
Someone posted they were getting new baby hair....if this is just a phase...more detox....I can live with that...(I hope)...
I appreciate all the posts on that link but did anyone have a remedy???? I am eating all the suggested foods.
just curious, how much greens do you consume daily/on average? do you juice or make smoothies? how often are nuts and seeds or even sprouts added to your meals & snacks?
i know when i was cooked vegan i would eat a ton of tempeh, tofu, and other soy products- and when i first went raw, i did have hair loss. i didn't eat a ton of greens either- and i cut back on protein like mad. so... that had to be it. now i'm good! maybe keep a journal of everything you eat for the next month or so- make sure you're getting a variety of nutrients, including protein. i'd love to hear back on this! :)
all the best!
03-11-2007, 12:21 PM
are you taking any supplements? specifically vitamin b 5 pantothenic acid? only reason im asking is that a dr. had put me on b5 supplement to support my adrenals a few years back, along with some other supps too...i noticed it seemed like i started losing an unusual amount of hair, and when i did research on the internet i came across instances of alot of people who experienced hair loss on b5 supps (so i stopped taking it). u didnt mention that you are taking any supps, so this probably doesnt help, but it might if you are...
Sharon in Colorado
03-11-2007, 01:14 PM
More fruit, more greens, less fat.
03-11-2007, 02:26 PM
Lack of essential fatty acids is often the culprit.
Consume flax seeds (1TB ground, raw) every day and preferably another source such as chia seeds, walnuts, and hempseeds.
Seeds/nuts are preferable to oils.
03-11-2007, 02:44 PM
I would be more inclined to believe that it is caused by detox. Normally our individual hairs rotate through a cycle of phases - some grow, some rest, and some shed. Since detox is a slow healing process that does not happen overnight and/or all at once, your natural cycle of hair growth may have been temporarily affected, as in the case of patients recovering from MIs. I myself experienced some thinning during a serious illness, but it immediately started growing back once I was well on my way to recovery. BTW, two of my dogs had the same problem when they transitioned to raw, but are now sporting thicker, healthier, and shinier coats, so hang in there. In the interim, as the others have suggested already, drink plenty of green smoothie (ie kale is high in calcium and iron) with hemp protein powder and oil. ~ Cathy
03-11-2007, 03:41 PM
I've had extreme hair "shedding" every summer since going vegan. Some seasonal hair loss is normal, but mine has been inordinate. My hair's been getting thinner every year. I do have new hair growth but not enough to compensate for what's been lost. I was never into supplements, but I'm adding them to try to stop it from happening again.
03-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Hi, I had some really bad hair loss. I had a lot of test done. It turned out to be from stress. My doctor said that the stress could be as far back as six months ago and just now causing the hair loss. I never want to go through that again! Talk about stress!
03-11-2007, 07:41 PM
Oh, your all wonderful and I thank you for your responses...and I needed to be validated in that I'm doing the right thing...
I drink green smoothies everyday, I love them and find all these leafy greens, kale, swiss chard, etc, to be my friends...I usually put an apple in for the fruit...I'm now drinking blended oranges or grapefruits in the morning and I love them...I have a tsp. or two of maca every morning....(still not a favorite taste but it's actually getting a little better)...I also have Brewers yeast and MSM...I don't see anything I"m missing and do accept that this may be detox and I'll be getting lots of new shiny hair next batch....I've been coloring my hair for 15 years, gee, maybe it'll come in red , hahaha!!!!
Thanks again for all your responses...(that's funny about the dogs getting new shiny hair).....
03-11-2007, 08:36 PM
Protein, silica and sulfur are good. Spirulina has protein and sulfur so it's a good way to go.
I would say less produce like veggies and fruit, though you should still eat that. I might suggest juicing it to get it all down, and save your digestive strength for heavy protein/fat foods.
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