Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the keto diet. The keto diet is the latest weight loss trend that is a low-carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet that was originally meant to help people suffering with epileptic seizures. While the health benefits of this diet remain controversial, experts can agree that there are some negative side effects of this diet. One side effect is the keto flu, which is a period of intense cravings, fatigue, and nausea. Other side effects include increased risk of heart disease, increased risk of diabetes, and hair loss.
Why Does the Keto Diet Cause Hair Loss?
There are two reasons why the keto diet causes hair loss: stress on the body and malnourishment. The keto diet is an added stressor to your body and unless you have modified your lifestyle in another way to counteract that stressor, then it can cause negative side effects such as hair loss. Other stressors include: inadequate hours of sleep, intermittent fasting, or over-caffeinating. If you have too many stressors on your body at once, then your body will go into fight-or-flight mode and that can throw off your regulatory functions, potentially causing hair loss.
The original ketogenic diet is very protein-restrictive which can cause malnourishment. If your body is not receiving the right amount of protein, then there will be a decrease in hair growth. Luckily, hair loss from a protein deficiency is not permanent. You can reverse the hair loss by reintroducing protein to your diet.
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This article is not intended to treat any disease or offer a substitution for professional medical advice.
Source: MindBodyGreen Health