I am 32 and about 1/3rd of my hair is grey. I also have hairfall around the temple area.
I have been eating an organic vegetarian - leaning towards vegan - diet and doing liver flushes, 13 till now.
However, this doesn't have any effect on my hair. I am now looking at copper as an element in the condition of my hair. It seems that a large amount of copper is toxic and is expelled through hair loss and grey hair, and at the same time a small amount of copper also causes hair loss and grey hair.
How can one get a good proportion of copper and zinc in a vegan diet?
The only sources seem to be legumes and nuts, but to meet the RDA of .9 mg copper I will have to eat a very large amount of nuts - 50 grams of cashews everyday. That is very expensive and also I am not sure if it is a good idea to eat so many since it is not easy for the body to digest them.
I will need to take 4 cups of lentils to meet the daily needs of copper, which again seems too much. Andreas Moritz recommends eating lentils only twice a week or so because they are hard to digest.
Some posts here recommend a supplement of copper-zinc - 2mg-50mg. If I take a supplement of 2mg to 50 mg copper to zinc, I have a feeling I might be overdoing it and lead to more copper toxicity.
So how does one get the right amount of copper and zinc?