I was a vegetarian with high cholesterol. It might still be high though. I do know my blood pressure is way lower. It used to always be 110/80 and now it's about 105/65.
I have long hair and I throw out a huge wad of shed hair every day. I think when your hair is several feet long you're going to notice every strand.
Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.