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results with hair like a fox - danny roddy guide

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Created February 22, 2012 at 10:36 PM

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 28, 2012
at 03:18 AM

yes, liver and oysters are recommended. check out his quick start guide. its free and explains the basic tenants.

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on February 24, 2012
at 04:40 AM

Forgot to mention I stopped taking Proscar after 11 years of being on it.

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on February 24, 2012
at 04:39 AM

Is eating liver/oysters part of the protocol? Mind describing the basic tenants? I may have ben following it all along and never knew it, as I eat liver and Bone broth once a week as well as all the other foods you described. Though I live with a guy who does amazing with zero carbs my sleep goes out the window anything less than 50grams per day.

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on February 23, 2012
at 05:26 PM

Check with your physician or you can check on directlabs.com or privatemdlabs.com.

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on February 23, 2012
at 03:20 PM

I'm losing hair on the top, but its migrating to my beard. You might have low testosterone too. I am the opposite but its very hard to lose weight.

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on February 23, 2012
at 10:30 AM

Well done for the additional perspective.

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on February 23, 2012
at 05:21 AM

+1 for the use of "jelly" lol

D05728a0613658cb5b2f652eb6f36783

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on February 23, 2012
at 04:32 AM

ha ha, you have the same characteristics as my dad and brother. both don't have chest hair and grow sparse facial hair, but they have thick hair up top. i jelly of you guys.

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on February 23, 2012
at 03:58 AM

How much do those tests cost? Especially the ft3,ft4, rt3 pth, and prolactin? Those aren't usual tests, so I'm not sure if insurance covers those.

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on February 23, 2012
at 03:40 AM

Getting FT3, FT4, rT3, PTH, prolactin, CBC, lipids, kidney, liver, electrolytes, would guide you in the right direction.

D05728a0613658cb5b2f652eb6f36783

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on February 22, 2012
at 11:55 PM

never done any blood work. i'm assuming elevated serotonin, estrogen, adrenaline, cortisol. i think adding back carbs has helped with cortisol, since i'm able to sleep easily. feel relatively healthy and MPB runs on maternal side of the family.

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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.

D05728a0613658cb5b2f652eb6f36783

(125)

on February 23, 2012
at 04:32 AM

ha ha, you have the same characteristics as my dad and brother. both don't have chest hair and grow sparse facial hair, but they have thick hair up top. i jelly of you guys.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on February 23, 2012
at 05:21 AM

+1 for the use of "jelly" lol

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe

(431)

on February 23, 2012
at 10:30 AM

Well done for the additional perspective.

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on February 23, 2012
at 03:20 PM

I'm losing hair on the top, but its migrating to my beard. You might have low testosterone too. I am the opposite but its very hard to lose weight.

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7c2b34b8626dc30e40567283c4ad1e1c

on February 22, 2012
at 11:30 PM

Samson, what do your labs look like?

D05728a0613658cb5b2f652eb6f36783

(125)

on February 22, 2012
at 11:55 PM

never done any blood work. i'm assuming elevated serotonin, estrogen, adrenaline, cortisol. i think adding back carbs has helped with cortisol, since i'm able to sleep easily. feel relatively healthy and MPB runs on maternal side of the family.

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on February 23, 2012
at 03:58 AM

How much do those tests cost? Especially the ft3,ft4, rt3 pth, and prolactin? Those aren't usual tests, so I'm not sure if insurance covers those.

7c2b34b8626dc30e40567283c4ad1e1c

(686)

on February 23, 2012
at 03:40 AM

Getting FT3, FT4, rT3, PTH, prolactin, CBC, lipids, kidney, liver, electrolytes, would guide you in the right direction.

7c2b34b8626dc30e40567283c4ad1e1c

(686)

on February 23, 2012
at 05:26 PM

Check with your physician or you can check on directlabs.com or privatemdlabs.com.

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on February 23, 2012
at 03:12 AM

Sometimes tires just go flat sitting in the driveway.

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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.

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on May 10, 2012
at 03:49 PM

Hairloss is genetic, diet plays no role and the only way to slow it down is propecia.

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