Just curious. Have any of you here in the "over fifty" group noticed little grey or white hairs disappearing after staying raw and exercising consistently? Someone told me yesterday that the raw diet actually reversed her grey hair.
If this is true, it would also be interesting to speculate on the actual metabolic process. What is it that causes hair to go grey in the first place?
I've heard that it's a lack of minerals in the body.
I've started taking copper and eating more greens and i chew on wheat grass each day.
I read on another post that parsley helps so i purchase some last night and mixed it with avocado and tomatoes.
I'm also going to start juicing it with other greens and celery and kiwi fruit
I've noticed that around my temple area i see tiny black hairs growing so i'm hoping everything i'm doing is helping.
I have also noticed that my hair is slowly growing a bit so i'm very happy about that.
The follicles at the root of the hair shaft stop producing melanin, which is what gives us our hair color. My theory is that the body runs out of enzymes and starts pulling them out of other places. In other words it takes enzymes to color our hair, but if we need those enzymes to digest our cooked food or to help us with something more important than hair color the body pulls those enzymes away to use them.
Enzymes are needed for everything the body does, from digesting food, to walking, everything. So maybe if we eat 100% raw, and our body is healing itself, there might be some extra enzymes to go back to the hair follicle and produce color again.
That's pretty garbled, sorry.
Victoria Boutenko discusses this in her book. I don't have it here w/me, but in her "Green for Life" she does talk about it...
When one eats cooked/processed/altered foods, you are eating foods that have NO enzymes so your body has to use it's supply instead of being able to use them for healing purposes. I guess you could say we "run out" of enzymes. That's why eating raw is so healing...
Originally Posted by Pilgrim
Exactly. We replenish the enzymes and if we have enough that aren't needed for deep healing, other things happen, like a return to natural hair color, something I'm hoping for. :)
Sounds plausible. Thanks!
I tell you what. I will check in again in, say, one month, and you tell me where those grey hairs disappeared to.
Or, shall we set up a new folder on Before-After Shots for hair alone, maybe entitled "Hair Yesterday, Gone Today"? (Sorry, couldn't resist).
I've been reading about copper recently and you have to be very careful with supplementing with copper as it can cause all kinds of problems. You can easily get your RDA of copper from nuts: 1 Tbsp of sesame seeds has 40% of the RDA of copper, 1Tbsp of flax has 12%, 1 oz of pumpkins seeds (142 seeds) has 115%, 1 almond has 1%, 1 oz of pinenuts (167 kernels) has 41%.
Originally Posted by Bethanie
Excess copper interferes with zinc, a mineral needed to make digestive enzymes. Too much copper also impairs thyroid activity and the functioning of the liver.
When the adrenals are weak, copper builds up in the body. Elevated copper enhances emotions. Panic attacks, bipolar disorder, mood swings and schizophrenia are related to copper imbalance.
Mine disappear into the trash can!
When I first started on the raw path I went through major detox and most of my gray hair turned back to its natural color (black), and the new hair that grows in is coming in black. I love it. I had a lot gray, and it was ugly and dull so I was extremely happy and surprised when it went away. I have very little gray hair now - you have to look to find it.:)
Wow Goingtoraw! You give me hope! That's awesome!
i stopped dyeing mine a couple of years ago, thinking it would come in dark with a lot of gray streaks like my brother's. Imagine my surprise when it came in completely silver!
After getting over the shock, I absolutely love it. Strangers stop me on the street and comment on my hair.
The cool thing is, after I get a complement on my hair, I almost invariably get "and your skin looks so young".
I decide to take the position that people will assume I just grayed really early and am not really 54. Works for me!
OOOPS!!!! I didn't see that this is the over 50's group, LOL!! Oh, well, greyish hair is greyish hair, no matter what the age, I guess! :)
grey hair and hair texture
when i first went raw a number of years back my hair changed:
the color seemed 'richer' and the grey went away. at the time my father-in-law asked me if I was coloring my hair and didn't believe me went i said i wasn't.
the texture of my hair got fuller and thicker. i have very fine hair and it's thinning on top. it appeared to be filling in a bit and was most certainly thicker.
i don't know the science behind it....but I sure liked the results!
I'm back to raw vegan after a prolonged abscence and i hope to see those results again!
I started to turn grey when I was 13. I am now 33. It is in my eyebrows, hair, everywhere. I dont mind. It is who I am
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