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Cheryl       lija_lew@hotmail.com 7-8-2002 3:12 PM
Has anyone had trouble with Hair loss? I don't know if it the diet or just everyday stress in my life. I've losing 75-100 strands PER DAY for the last 6 weeks! It just isn't normal.

Is there some type of Vitamin I can take? or maybe stop taking.

FYI - I've been low-carbing for 5 months and I've lost 44 lbs.
Nina and Ruth       information@locarbdiner.com 7-18-2002 8:29 PM

We looked up your question on Dr. Atkin's website, www.atkinscenter.com, and here's what we found there:

Question: I've noticed some hair loss while I've been doing Atkins. Is this a result of my new eating habits? What can I do?
Answer: It is natural to go through periodic phases of shedding hair. But if this is an ongoing problem, make sure you're not restricting calories or skipping meals. Any weight-loss regimen may lower your metabolic rate, which can result in hair loss. Unlike calorie-restricted diets, Atkins is the least likely of any weight-loss program to contribute to hair loss because the higher caloric content keeps the body from behaving as though it is in a starvation mode. When that happens, your metabolism is lowered as a survival mechanism.

Alternatively, you might be low in some specific nutrients that could affect your hair loss. You might try adding biotin, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), glutathione and lecithin to your diet. If excessive hair loss occurs, see your doctor.


The Atkins Center has a toll free line: 1-800-2-ATKINS.

Also, our friend Laura Richard (author of The Secret to Low Carb Success) says that this occasional occurrence of hair loss is often followed by a period of hair growth in which the person's hair comes back in stronger and thicker than before!

And finally, we can hook you up with some of Dr. Earl Mindell's outstanding nutritional supplements. If you are interested, please give us a call on our toll free line to discuss this further. 1-888-451-4719

Nina and Ruth

Cheryl       7-19-2002 09:34 AM
Thanks for the informative reply. I will try out some of the supplements & let you know what worked.

Olive       7-6-2003 12:45 PM
Cheryl, If you are actually counting the hairs, it may just be that you are a high strung personality. Quit counting the hairs, take the supplements, and realize as stated prior, that protein is great for your hair. Keratin is a protein too.
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