Crying or Very sad I was a vegetarian for health & ethical reasons. For the past few months I ate only eggs & dairy products plus lots of soy for my proteins. Now my hair is falling out! Plus it's dull & dry & doesn't grow. I'm not sure if that's because of the diet but that's all that I can think of. Yet I read about how bad the fat in meat is for you & how americans eat too much animal protein.
I've started eating some organic turkey & salmon again, with a bad conscience, within the last week. So far no change in the hair situation. Does anyone else have this dilemma? Question
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replied April 17th, 2005
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I've been a vegetarian for about 7 years now, and I admit i'm still not that good of one for a variety of reasons--i don't consume nearly as much protein per day as I should. I'm only 19yo so this deficiency probably wouldn't mean hair loss for me, and I still have a full head. Perhaps something else is wrong and you should have a chat with your doctor. Also, you can't expect a change in hair loss to begin being cured in a week--it takes times for hair to grow and such.
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replied July 6th, 2005
I'm not a vegetarian, but I don't like most red meats so I have been experiencing similar problems from time to time. I have to agree with mistherd13, you will probably need to wait longer than a week for improvements, but I do believe that the salmon is a good idea. The turkey probably doesn't make such a difference, but salmon has lots of omega-3 fatty acids which are great for your hair, they should prevent the dry and brittleness. Sorry to depress, but the only other sources of omega-3 fatty acids that I can think of are fish like tuna and mackerel and trout.
I think sometimes they attribute hair loss to a deficiency in b vitamins and zinc. Because of this, recently, I have taken to snacking a lot on almonds, peanuts, walnuts and other kinds of nuts because they have lots of zinc in (which is quite hard to come by otherwise) and b vitamins. Peas, beans and carrots are also good sources of b vitamins.

Hope that helps!
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replied October 26th, 2005
Well I can honestly say I think the proble,m may be deeper rooted than youe diet, I am veggie my self but I dont eat eggs or dairy not for any reason just purley they freak me out and my hair is lush. :)
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