I posted this on another facet of Gone Raw’s forums, but I think it was in the wrong category, so here I go again.
I’ll cut to the chase: I have a slight (and by slight I mean tremendous) fear of losing my hair. I was a vegetarian (admittedly an unhealthy one), followed by a vegan (still unhealthy), and then a vegetarian again years back. During that time, I lost a staggering amount of hair. My mother blamed it on my lack of protein (she’s pro-meat—I’m attempting to convert her, but she keeps citing her anemia as why she won’t eat healthier), though I’m sure it had to do with multiple deficiencies. I went from my hair being so thick you could lose your arm in it, to having to wrap a hair tie around it twice as much as I had to before. I could literally supply a charity with a few wigs with the amount of it that I lost. Then, my father died of cancer and during his battle, I went a few months without eating more than a piece of toast every few days, so even more fell out (roughly half). Now, about a year later, it’s all coming back in. But I’m afraid of it falling out again due to restrictions in diet. I already have a lot of food allergies and things I can’t eat (ranging from more healthy stuff such as wheat and soy to bad things like MSG and various preservatives that I don’t want to eat anyway), so I’m afraid of putting an even further restriction on myself. That being said, the alternative foods I eat as of now (namely bread) are devoid of any real nutrition, so I know I won’t be delving into a less healthy way of life. Still, I’m a bit apprehensive since I have read of folks losing hair after going raw. I mean, being bald would be cool… if my head wasn’t so darn big :)
Also, I’m very heavy chested (forgive my lack of tact), and I know that going raw is going to make me lose weight and ultimately make that part of my anatomy shrink right along with the rest of me… I’m slightly worried they’re going to deflate and leave me looking like I should be 90 year old woman who thinks over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders are the devil.
Has anyone else had these ‘fears’?
P.S. Forgive me for lacking the ability to stick to short posts :)