Has anyone here successfully changed there diet to regrow hair? I have been looking into claims of people going vegan/organic and have amazing results. I'm mostly a veg/fruit eater myself but I still included some animal products.

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Comment by JeffreySF on June 10, 2016 at 10:47pm

I'll never give up cheese!

Comment by Matt1 on June 10, 2016 at 11:36pm
I here you there! I love the taste of it too but have found alternatives that are just as tasty and you can eat as much as you want and not have the negative effects. Dairy is not something I eat at all.
Comment by JeffreySF on June 10, 2016 at 11:56pm

I use dairy all day long. Starting with a nice creamy cup of coffee. Move on to lunch with some Mac & Cheese. Oh whats for dinner...skip it wine and cheese...LOL

Just teasing!

Comment by Vanessa on June 11, 2016 at 12:18am

i removed wheat and sugar from my son's diet as the spots were merging into one giant (at least a qtr of his head) and within 3 months it started to grow back - it's all back now and we are a year spot free touch wood.

Comment by Vanessa on June 11, 2016 at 12:20am

i dont care what anyone says - diet was a massive part. he also had a thickish) swelling below his fingernails near the skin (since birth) and with the diet change the swelling went also.

Comment by Matt1 on June 11, 2016 at 1:10am
Thank you Vanessa I believe that alopecia has everything to do with diet now that I have almost totally removed animal and packaged foods from my diet. I have most of my hair but recently my eyebrow on only one side has started to fall out. I fee that it's because I have been lazy lately and have gone the easy route and have been eating garbage foods, Is just so hard to find healthy foods now a days.
Comment by Vanessa on June 11, 2016 at 1:24am

Aww I know how hard it is. I try and make it a bit exciting and now he's so used to not being able to eat the junk he welcomes the healthy stuff. Ive recently bought a Thermomix so I'll freeze bananas and raspberries and it turns them into icecream. That's as much sugar as I'll allow. The gluten was his main problem (in my opinion) and the research Ive made there's so many links between it and alopecia.  Are you off the gluten?

Comment by csmbThomas on June 11, 2016 at 1:51am
Hi everyone. I have alopecia and my 9 year old has it as well. We have started an anti inflammatory diet about 1.5 months and it stopped falling out. I use all organic food to cook, organic veggies, organic fruit and a lot of herbs that help with inflammation. Turmeric and Ginger have a lot of anti inflammatory properties. I removed sugar and gluten from our diet as well. One of the spots have started to grow back. I absolutely think our diet matters. It is worth a try....
Comment by csmbThomas on June 11, 2016 at 1:54am
I can share some recipes which taste great! Thanks Vanessa for the info about the ice cream. That will be a really good treat for my boys!
Comment by verysad on June 11, 2016 at 1:54am

Okay,  here's my take:  medicines and lack of nutrients plus genetics are more likely once you are past childhood;  also hormone issues (which in turn are affected BY medicines and lack of nutrients,  etc.)   Diet is only a small part of this unless you have allergies.  In my case I noticed it from medicines and hormonal issues,  for sure.  But I have to take my medicine,  so not sure how to resolve this.  I eat very healthily but antidepressants affect your whole body,  as does the birth control pill I take.   Thyroid affects eyebrows and once I changed b,c, pill my eyebrows grew back!   (just in case some on here don't realize,  men also go through hormonal changes whether they are obvious or not.)   I eat vegan almost exclusively btw,  but I force myself to eat meat because veganism is far more closely associated with hair LOSS,  not growth.  I have noticed a tiny improvement but not really much since I hate meat,  all meat.   And really you need that protein and healthy fats (like olive oil,  e,g,)  for hair.  You just do.  People insisting you have to cut out certain foods might be right,  but then  they might be totally wrong.   i have to laugh when people tell me to drink more milk or eat more vegetables or some such rot for hair growth;   in fact the only thing unhealthy on me IS the hair issue,  as I eat insanely healthy.  I'd say just eat as healthy as possible,  as little sugar and bad stuff as possible,  and work out foods or pills one by one to identify a possible culprit (you'll have to wait however to see any effect.)   But if you are getting so easily affected by what you eat,  then you would really have to be an unhealthy person.   Otherwise everyone I see at my gym that's out of shape and eats Doritos and Coca Cola all day long would have no hair,  and that's not the case.    In fact I am shocked at how beautiful the hair is on some people I see where I work,  because I see how they eat and it is NOT healthy at all (I live in the South,  so...)   But they are blessed with luscious locks.   Even the methhead that came in the other day had better hair than me!


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