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How A Meat-Free Diet Resulted In Hair Loss, Fatigue And Breakdowns

August 24, 2015 2 min read

Debbie Dixon didn't know what to think when she noticed her hair thinning and falling out. Her initial reaction was that she must be very sick. The 35-year-old had also experienced her nails chipping and flaking off, and friends had commented on how pale and tired she always looked. meat-free diet She assumed stress was to blame, and tried to get more sleep at night. But nothing seemed to relieve her symptoms. Feeling hazy and disoriented made work too much of a struggle so she decided to get checked out. One simple question posed by her doctor would give her the clue to her illness: "Do you eat meat?" meat-free diet "I had cut back on meat two years before and realized it had ruined my health." Debbie explained. As it turns out, a lack of iron in her system was causing Debbie to lose her hair, her strength and her wits. "I was given rehydration salts, then was on huge doses of iron for around six months." she says. "Within a week, I felt better, and my energy - and hair - gradually returned. Now, I eat meat twice a day: everything from steak to chicken. I'll never give it up again." meat-free diet While red meat and other animals are a good source of iron, iron-defiency can sometimes be treated without forgoing a plant-based diet. Soybeans, brussel sprouts, black beans and prune juice are among the many non-meat sources of iron which can treat symptoms. If you're experiencing these health effects, it's best to consult with your doctor and find the treatment that is right for you. Let us know what you think! Have you ever experienced iron-defiency? Source: Daily Mail Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_105999" align="alignnone" width="100"]@BodyRockTV @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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