hey everyone - haven't posted here in a while :)
ok so I will try to keep this as short as possible as I have the tendency to be too long.
But, basically, in July, I started 80/10/10 - and followed it very closely, though I think I may have started slacking on the greens after a few weeks. Also, in late July, I had a bout with scalp acne - it came around the same time the previous year. I had some antiobiotics laying around, so I took them on and off (on most days but I'd skip days and dosages a lot since I didn't have that many antibiotics lying around). I'm not sure if it's related or not, but I suspect it may be and it's an important detail.
So, the antiobiotics kept the scalp acne in check. Around mid-August, I had a couple of weekends where I couldn't stay 100% raw, but over the past year or so (I have been raw for 2.5 years), that happens sometimes with no negative effects on me. Anyway, sometimes in August, while eating a very high fruit and low fat diet, I started to get very itchy legs - extremely itchy. Around the same time, I started to lose hair. Sometimes it would get worse than other times and then get better, but there is always at least some hair in the shower. The itchy legs eventually got better. I am believing that these are candida symptoms. In early to mid September I was eating a high fruit diet, but also supplementing myself with a tablespoon of flax seed oil daily. Now, towards late September (this week), I stopped the flax seed oil, but the hair loss is getting worse and the itchy legs that left have returned. I have been eating a LOT of fruit and hardly any fat - 80/10/10-ish, though I do miss my greens every couple of days. Supposedly, according to Douglas Graham and others, it's fat that causes candida. But the more fruit and less fat that I eat the worse this leg and scalp itchiness gets.
Anyone else deal with this before? I want to continue on the no/low overt fat thing with a good amount of greens - but at the same time, while my hair is very thick, I am very worried about it continuing to thin another month or two! I would eat anything besides meat to get rid of what I suspect is candida. I'm ready to do anything. In fact, I have a homeopath appointment set up for a couple of weeks from now.
Has anyone else dealt with quickening hair loss accompanied by an itchy scalp? Being raw is great and I love the lifestyle - but having hair is also great and I'm terrified to lose a lot of it :(...and would do anything to stop the loss - after which I can resume my old lifestyle (especially 80/10/10, which I love) and monitor my hair.
Anyone use Gabriel Cousens methods for candida? Anyone thing that I need to give 80/10/10 a longer shot (even though my symptoms worsen and I'm running out of hair-time)?