Here we go, Part 2 of this blog series on how I effectively treated my Alopecia. I have gotten a few questions, so I wanted to address those in this blog.
How long were you on the diet?
I have now been on a modified version of the vegan diet (as mentioned in Part 1 of this blog series) for nearly a year now. I say modified because I cheat - often! I cheat out of laziness, being so busy, and pure cravings. However, I eat vegan more often than I do not.
How much hair growth did you have?
I only did the Fish Oil for about a month. I gave my bottle to a family member who needed it worse than I did. However, I am buying a new bottle today. That said, in the month that I did the fish oil, I did have peach fuzz on my head and nothing more. This is significant because I have had AU for over 25 years with no regrowth.
I am not going into this to grow hair but rather to build my cells and immune system. Hair growth would just be the icing on the cake.
Where do you get your calcium if you are not drinking milk?
This is a big one! Here is a FAQ that answers the why and now I will answer the what! I get my calcium through natural plant sources and then supplement with Vitamin D so that it is better absorbed.
Here are some plant sources of calcium (as found on Livestrong.com):
- Green Leafy Vegetables
- Nuts and Seeds
- Whole Grains
In Part 3 of this blog series, I'll answer more questions and maybe even throw in a delicious non-dairy milk recipe!