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Hi Ladies! I've come across some potentially helpful information for hair loss...but first some context. Three years ago (when I was 25 years old) I discovered a bald spot the size of an oreo cookie (i know, bad point of reference) hidden underneath my otherwise full head of hair. I had lost thousands and thousands and thousands of strands in probably about 2 weeks without even noticing. This was the first time I had ever heard about alopecia and I was scared. I chose not to use prescribed steroids and looked for natural fixes. It took me a whole year to make the connection to gluten (meanwhile my hair was slowly growing back). So a year later I went gluten free. My hair was still falling out a lot in the shower. Every time I washed it I would be near tears at the hundreds of strands because of the potential of what could happen again (sometimes I literally counted ~300 strands). My dermatologist assured me it was a normal amount of hair (you see, it looked like I had a lot of hair but he didn't understand that I was working from a different reference point than him...it was definitely less). Anyway, about a year and a half later after I had first decided to go gluten free, something magical happened. My hair stopped falling out. It just stopped. I'm talking like 5-10 strands when I washed my hair! I was ecstatic and relieved to say the least. Fast forward to now, today is day 22 of my first whole30. Last week, I noticed quite a bit more hair falling out when I washed it (~100 strands). I got very worried again and it brought all the old feelings back. But, I came onto this forum and decided the solution was to have more starchy carbs (sweet potato, cassava, butternut squash)- I was having zero. I added some to my dinners for a few days and I am happy to report that today I washed my hair and it is back to normal (5-10 strands). I wanted to share my experience in case anyone is going through something similar. I know how devastating hair loss can be from first hand experience and it took me a long time to learn the right diet for me (and I am obviously still learning! This is my first experience with whole30 and even paleo for other issues of mine but I will save those for another day ). Ciao for now.
I am on day 13. I am following whole30 meal template properly and happy with the results. Suddenly, I have started seeing hair fall increasing from day 10. I already have thin hair, hypothyroid and B12 deficiency. I am on medication for hypothyroid. I am not ready to loose more hair and look bald. Has any one experienced hair loss while on Whole30? Should I go and do blood test for thyroid and B12? please advice. Thanks.
Hello, I am in my 6th day of Whole 30 and I believe I am eating more fat than ever before. I follow the Meal Template, but still think is a lot of fat. It worries me that this might bring skin issues or hair loss, therefore sometimes I eat less fat amount. Until now, I've noticed some acne arising, but I've read in the forums that some people find their skin to be in better shape. Hair wise I've noticed no change. Could a lot of fat sources result in a greasy hair scalp and hair loss? Could this fat be the source of acne? Thanks in advance for your replies.