I am currently vegetarian (but eating mostly vegan. i am not vegan yet because of family reasons) and have been for about a year. after 2 months of turning vegetarian, i experienced hair loss and i became very worried. i let it continue for about 2 months before i went to the doctor because my hair would not stop falling out. i had a blood test and everything was fine. after a month after my doctors visit, my hair finally stopped falling out so much. i don't know why it happened in the first place, but it may be because of the almost-anorexic past as a child. my body may have been detoxing. My hair has grown back, just give it time. as for acne, i have suffered with bad acne for about 4 years and its finally healing. i still have acne scars but they are slowly fading with the use of rosehip oil. i hope everything goes back to normal, keep me updated x
To use rosehip oil, i just got the one in the bottle (one safe for your face) and apply it to my acne scars every night. just follow the instructions on the bottle. You will definitely get back to how you were before and probably look even better!
Water fasting helps a lot, what I see from your photo you don't have much body fat, I would recommend you to try 1-2 day fast 1-2 times a month, make sure you drink just water, preferably distilled, and you rest well. Usually after the third fast you start seeing results.
The 30BaD team does not promote fasting as we have found the risks are often higher than the benefits.
What we recommend is getting your 2500 plus calories a day of nutrient dense foods. If your hair is falling out, you are probably deficient to begin with and fasting is the last thing you should be doing.
Acne is often a separate issue, sometimes stemming form gluten containing foods, and foods that are high in oxalates such as kale, chard, spinach, and potatoes and many grains....
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With your hormones being out of whack, it's highly likely that it's related to other things in the body.
It would be good for you to get a full thyroid check done (make sure they test for thyroid autoantibodies, ft4, ft3 and tsh. Sometimes they just test for one or two of these things, but it's important they test for all of them).
If your thyroid is either over or under active, it affects so many things in your body.
Also, b12 and homocysteine would be important to get checked. If your b12 is low, your homocysteine is likely to be too high, which can cause all sorts of issues.
Have you ever had a red blood cell magnesium test done? This is different to the normal magnesium blood test they do. The normal magnesium test only measure the amount of magnesium floating around in your blood (this test is useless, as only 1% of the magnesium in your body is in your blood).
The red blood cell magnesium test is also a blood test, but it measures your cellular magnesium levels, which is a far better indicator of whether you have adequate magnesium.
Vitamin D is also a biggie.
Cortisol/DHEAS Saliva Test (this will test your cortisol, DHEAS and testosterone levels, which will tell you how well your adrenals are functioning) *Not sure if this one is covered by health insurance
And do you have any gut/digestion/runny poo issues? If so, it would be good to get a stool analysis done to check for any parasites, which are surprisingly common, especially if you've travelled through Asia.
And you mentioned you used to drink alcohol a fair bit? It would be good to get your liver health tested too.
Eating a plant-based diet featuring lots of raw foods is going to do your body wonders. But you may need to specifically target specific herbs/nutrients if there are a few things out of whack in your body. That's why it's good to get tested to see what areas you need to focus on.
Anyways, I hope that helps :)
exercise intensely, eat alot of carbs... also maybe masterbate less if you do that alot, only do it if your body says its time. deep breathing. early nights. sungazing. clean water. push urself to the limit when exercising make sure you are breathing really hard and sweating if possible.