Your Everyday Coffee Is Not Helping Your Hair... or Your Health!
Ahhh coffee... before Alopecia I would wake up, have my french press and carry on with my day and work load. By the afternoon, maybe one more cup which was really a double shot espresso mixed with coffee for an afternoon pick me up.
That's when I was working and traveling many hours a week, exercising daily and rigoursly to ease the stress and lo and behold, I was also eating right... I was doing everything right when alopecia came about... or was I?
Coffee as much as we love it, is ranked as the number one food with the highest number and amount of pesticides used to grow it. Its's also the 3rd most sprayed agricultural crop in the world behind tobacco.
Coffee isn't good if you have alopecia. Neither is alcohol, but that's another post for later!
Come to think of it, knowing what I know now about the pesticides, I actually stay away from coffee, only partaking once in a blue moon and only if they have milk substitutes like almond and coconut. (stay away from soy and oat)
What many with alopecia do not realize, is that since they have alopecia, an autoimmune disease, the "general rules" for health and wellness prescribed by government, regular doctors, google or any other "source" does not apply to them for the most part. Your body is going through changes and no longer does it accept certain foods you were accustomed to eating or drinking.
Many sources say coffee is healthy. But you need to look at the other side of the coin. Not only is it laced with glyphosate but also the person saying that coffee is healthy, is not losing their hair at dramatic rates as you are, or I was.
Take it from someone who's had alopecia, and has recovered fully from it.
Even now, after alopecia, post hairloss, I still don't "go back" to how I used to live, how I used to eat, or how I used to do many things... I keep myself in check, knowing that If I do, I can prevent alopecia from returning. (which I have)