Anyone trying hair like a fox diet? My hair started shedding much more noticeably towards the end of 2 years on paleo diet, so I'm currently experimenting with hair like a fox. I'm trying to keep an open mind regarding health and diet, since I did feel like part of a cult when I first started reading about paleo diet and carbs.
My experience after following the quick start guide for 3 months now:
Diet: I've been eating liver or oysters once a week. Diet is high in milk,eggs, oj, fruit, and cheese. Maybe a quarter of my meals are paleo 2.0(meat, veggies, sweet potatoes), and I have the occasional cheat meals on the weekends. no supplements.
Lifestyle: Get around 7-8 hrs of sleep at night, typical office job, workout 3 times a week. Wouldn't say i was very stressed person, but losing hair in late 20s feels kind of stressful.
Results: Still shedding at same rate and hair loss becoming noticeable to friends; however, i have noticed that my sleep has drastically improved on this diet. I use to feel like an insomniac, even when I was eating stricly paleo.
Anyone else experimenting? I've kept at the diet because I've enjoyed the wider range of flavors and mostly because of the sleep. Please discuss here.
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on February 23, 2012
at 04:07 AM
I don't know if this is useful info or not, but here are some physiological characteristics of someone who has spectacularly healthy, thick lustrous hair. I will not likely ever go bald. Heck, at 50, I'm only just beginning to have more than just the random gray hair. I'm tall and slender, with no natural athletic ability, and I can't build muscle to save my life. At age 42 I started working out with a trainer, three days a week, and after three years I went from having the physique of an eleven year old to having the physique of a fifteen year old. The next four years of training was one long plateau, at which point I gave up. Even as a kid, I've always carried a layer of soft subcutaneous padding. The hair on my legs and arms is very light, and the little trail of fuzz rising up from my stomach fizzles out at my sternum. I have almost no chest hair. My sideburns fizzle out before they reach my earlobes. I can grow a mustache, a soul patch, and little beards on each side of my chin, and the growth is light enough that I can get away with shaving every other day. It's like I'm forever stuck half-way in boyhood. I've never had it tested, but it wouldn't surprise me if my hormonal profile differs greatly from guys with more manly characteristics. And, there's no doubt in my mind that there's a connection between the boyish body and the ridiculously thick head of hair.
on February 22, 2012
at 11:30 PM
Samson, what do your labs look like?
on February 23, 2012
at 03:12 AM
Sometimes tires just go flat sitting in the driveway.
on September 02, 2013
at 07:51 AM
I'm 20, been balding agressively since 18. I started HLAF 4 months ago. The book is essentially a condensed outline of Ray Peat's dietary guidelines, so since then I have also expanded my diet and lifestyle to include further Peatian recommendations like aspirin, niacin, red light therapy, etc. It is too early to talk in absolutes, but my hairloss has seemingly stopped, and I am seeing regrowth in terms of thickness and new velous hairs sprouting all across my hairline and temples. Every last man over 25 on both sides of my family is totally slick bald. So I've been trying everything the past few years,at first I tried propecia(nightmarish persistent side effects which I'm still overcoming) and have since then tried the IH supp regimen(no affect) and topical emu/coco oil(slowed it just a bit). Nothing has worked, with the possible exception of LLLT(laser hair therapy) which I embarked upon with my own device earlier this year. But, just to clarify, I have only experienced this complete cessation of hair-loss after incorporating a strict Peat diet for a few months. So whether it's the combination and both are ineffective on their own or one is better than the other i am not certain. I am just happy to have found what seems to be a solution to a problem I was ready to accept as inevitable earlier this year.