Ketosis is absolutely an abysmal dietary choice to make, especially for the health of your hair. I experienced similar thinning of the hair through only a month of ketosis. Within my "fully fat adapted" stages, my hair fell out in clumps without even touching it. I would wake up with large chunks of it on my pillow.
Now, my hair is super healthy(messed up from sleeping):
(after copper peptides and hemp color)
Everyone I habe trouble with quotes on my iPod but I will check the thread again later.
I understand the pituitary might need help too.
One question for everyone whose hair loss normalized - about how long did it take?
I am thinking about waiting just a little bit before starting meds to see how much my body will regulate. That way I think the doctor could dose my medication better?
I am pretty sure I will need medication, just want the right dose.
Was searching recipes for desserts and the like, and found this.
Paleo Diet Experiment: A Former Vegan Gives It A Try for 30 Days
Not sure if at all related to the thread. But I think - as you read through the days - it's quite insightful on macronutrients and Paleo. Interesting to see the lady suffered similar(ish) effects on a complete opposite diet - a very, very high carb one. I dunno. Food for thought, methinks.
You mention thyroid problems 'way in the past.' Did you get Rx for that?
True thyroid problems (hyper or hypo) don't go away. The Rx is for life. If you had thyroid problems in the past, they remain with you, and your low carb eating is not responsible for your symptoms.
Yes, the Internet will tell you that low-carb eating will 'cause' thyroid issues--but no respectable endo would make such absurd claims.
People are quick to do a correlation=causation blame assignment onto low carb because they want to go back to their cookies and bread. So, what happens is they drop the whole thing and eat more so the symptoms go away and the meme continues.
Our pediatrician (who apparently sees this a lot with new mothers) says that hair falls out 4-6 months after a stressful event. It stops growing due to stress, and then a lot reaches the natural shedding stage at the same time. I do not know if the same is true to dietary changes, but it is possible your hair is reflecting what you were doing or eating 4-6 months ago. Mine was falling out a lot around the time I started taking iodine--the hair loss didn't improve for probably 6 months.
age 56, type 2 diabetes, swimmer
low carb since 2006 thanks to Jenny, primal since Jan. 2012
Wow, that is so wrong it's ridiculous.
Blanket statements and buzzwords ahoy! No way does this sound like someone shamelessly trying to bolster their own agenda.
Anyway, OP, after reading through this thread again I concur with lucy. It doesn't sound like you ate few enough carbs long enough to have any deleterious health issues. How long has your hair been falling out? You've had hormonal issues in the past it sounds like. Please get a full range of lab work, because what it sounds like, due to past prolactin issues, it could be caused by an autoimmune disease, which also explains your low thyroid.
"There is almost an obligatory medical genuflection toward “genetic causation” of disease, and especially of thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, and other chronic or degenerative diseases. The fact that thyroid disease and autoimmune diseases are from five to ten times more frequent in women than men is somehow hasn’t increased medical interest in the pathogenic role of estrogen"
Thyroid: Therapies, Confusion, and Fraud
Look to get on cytomel, as it can only benefit you in this case.
Eating properly can only be beneficial though, so, yes, eat more healthy carbs like fruit, but I would definitely not listen to any armchair nutritionists on the internet before getting proper assessment.