445: Danny Roddy: Eat Your Way To Healthy Hair!


Danny Roddy, Paleo blogger and author of The Healthy Hair Diet is our guest today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb with Jimmy Moore!

A few years ago, Danny Roddy was in a band that was going places. The problem was, so was his hair–falling out at the ripe age of 20. With music being so youth-oriented and image-driven, Danny started getting very self-conscious about his receding hairline. This started him down a path that led from prescription medications to supplementation, to OVER-supplementation, to veganism, and finally to Paleo dieting. Through a combination of trial and error, self-experimentation and tons of research, he claims to have found the dietary path to avoiding follicular folly!

Listen in for the role hormones play in hair loss, how the markers of metabolic syndrome correspond to those of balding, the roles of healthy fats (including butter and coconut oil) in hair loss prevention, and a surprising root vegetable he endorses. Is this for real? Is Danny in it just to sell his Healthy Hair Diet e-book?

Since he offers the diet as a free download, too, that seems unlikely. He also clearly understands a great deal about contemporary nutrition science as recognized by the low-carb and Paleo movement and the references cited in his e-book are so voluminous as to reach “Taubes”ian proportions. Don’t miss this hair-raising interview!

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6 Responses to 445: Danny Roddy: Eat Your Way To Healthy Hair!
  1. Devyn
    February 17, 2011 | 11:31 am

    Haven’t bought the book (yet!), but I love Danny’s blog and this interview was great. Was a little sad to learn that butter can sometimes aggravate autoimmune conditions though :( Ah well, one can always replace it with coconut oil.

    I agree that “male pattern baldness” is probably never inevitable, just brought on in those prone to it by lifestyle choices. In Arthur De Vany’s book I think he mentioned how one of the effects of switching to hunter gatherer foods was a cessation of any hair loss he’d been experiencing up to then.

  2. Chris
    February 17, 2011 | 3:30 pm
  3. Danny Roddy
    February 17, 2011 | 8:36 pm

    Great write-up Jimmy!

    Thanks again!

    Danny R.

    • Jimmy Moore
      February 21, 2011 | 1:03 pm

      You bet man! Fascinating stuff. :)

  4. Susana Figueiredo
    February 18, 2011 | 8:23 am

    Thanks for another great interview, Jimmy! :)

    I’m not a man nor am I losing my hair, but because I care for my hair’s health, I bought the book “Healthy Hair Diet” and I do not regret having done so. Great job, Danny!

  5. Lars Thurfjell
    March 1, 2011 | 11:53 pm

    Danny I enjoyed the podcast. Would love to read more on your site, and it’s down. When do you expect it to be up again?

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