Hair loss due to healthy eating
How I lost my shampoo advertising hair due to stress, a “healthy diet” and my own ignorance.
Well, I admit the title may be a bit misleading, but only by hair’s breadth, and in fact it actually somehow applies to those of us with thyroid underwork. Here are the most important notes on the compilation of the causes that caused my follicle to fail and have led to flaccid, flaccid curls and caused my hair to fail:
1. I had stress
I’ve had a stressful job for 20 years (I’ve sold real estate, but replace what constantly scares you in your life: work, finance, relationships, health, CNN, etc. You understood the picture).
Chronic stress causes the body to produce a steady stream of adrenaline, which is fantastic when you have to jump out of the way of a racy skateboarder or a silent Prius (Toyota electric car) — but a constant state of adrenaline-driven anxiety leads to an excess of cortisol, which leads to a shutdown of the adrenal glands, resulting in a sluggish thyroid gland, causing the above-mentioned main concern. : our hair!
2. I became a vegan.
Before we judge, let me explain. I stopped eating animals and did not add suitable fats (or alternatively to appropriate dietary supplements) to my diet. Sure, I ate avocados and almonds and hemp oil and all the good things for you-no-animal-die-let-omegas, but I didn’t eat cashew nuts or macadamia nuts because I thought the high cholesterol content was bad for me. It turned out that we need sufficient amounts of cholesterol to support adrenal function. The liver produces cholesterol for us, but to do so it needs choline. Soy lecithin is the best source of vegan choline. Who knew? (Obviously not me.)
3.I’ve eaten a whole lot of (raw) kale.
I also ate all the other green superfoods that should keep me alive and youthful and radiant. But you know what? Some of these superfoods are considered goitrogen, which means they inhibit iodine production,which is needed to support thyroid function. (Details here.) Really? Yes. However, some articles suggest that cooking these sneaky, goitrogenic foods reduces their negative side effect.
Signs that you may have high cortisol levels:
- Back pain and you haven’t even lifted heavily.
- You and the moon are forever best friends. (Hello, insomnia and restless sleep!)
- You need naps. And a lot of them. As soon as you wake up. (Chronic fatigue.)
- Weight gain — especially the dreaded centerpiece.
- Sniffing, coughing, sneezing. Biesters love you because your immune system fails.
- Craving for sugar: whether camouflaged in carbohydrates or in sweet treats.
- Low/no sex drive. It’s been so long since you’ve had such a desire that you’ve forgotten how to do it.
- Pretty bloated butt! Without shit — literally. (And other unappetizing) gastrointestinal sensitivities.
- Fear and/or paranoia, or fear of paranoia or paranoia of fear — whatever you call it, it’s an up and down!
- Chicken Lein Syndrome alias the sky collapses, I think I will hide and cry. (Depression.)
Ordinary Goitrogenic culprits:
- Brussels sprouts
- Green mustard plant
- Soy-based foods
How can this be fixed?
I am not a doctor, naturopath or health expert in any way, so my first advice is to seek professional medical help. The body is a complex organism, and even if you have all these symptoms as described above, you could suffer from something that is unrelated to it. You wouldn’t be sad about that.
My general advice to all:
Learn to relieve the stress. Control your diet.
As far as I’m concerned, because I was so unbalanced (because I was so unbalanced that I was no longer able to deal with stress and diet and to save my hair, I had to resort to hormone and dietary supplements, which is a joke because I am an anti-plastic and artificial opponent and prefer to be pro-natural and organic.
I was prescribed pork!
I admit that I am a big bacon fan, but I only buy at the local farmers market, which have happy pigs. But for all the (still seemingly?) healthy vegans out there who want to avoid eating animals, I recommend a double check-up to make sure they have a healthy hormone balance. A pinch of precaution could prevent you from losing your hair on your head and suffering from hair loss and other diseases.
A guest article by Anna Jorgensen
About Anna Jorgensen:
As the daughter of a lumberjack, I spent my formative years surrounded by jungle and hungry grizzly bears in remote forest camps. The workers were mostly hard-working, kind-hearted, unkempt men. There were plenty of posters featuring, which explains my naughty sense of humour and my understanding of the way men think. (Note: It’s not just about sex).
In 2010, after several “rehearsal” relationships (and a hellish “I need help” self-study), I rewrote my self and my life and now wear the cape as “Wingmam”. Hurray! My superpower is to offer one-on-one coaching and online self-study programs that entertain singles and teach them how to understand the opposite sex, tear themselves apart, navigate the modern dating world, and move on to the funny sides of their happy ending. (I don’t ask anyone to use cheesy lines or invented words, as I do).
Love IS the answer, folks! 😉