Attempting to come up with new content each week can be daunting. Thankfully, someone much smarter than I, suggested I start answering your emails each week. Brilliant! I get lots of mail. And you have lots of questions. Let's do it!
"Hello Danny. I´ve got a question regarding fatty liver. Do you think that a high intake of white sucrose could impair the liver (because of the fructose overload)? I´ve been eating a lot of simple syrup and it seemed to help (thicker hair and a bit of regrowth and better mood/energy). But in the last few days it seemed to shed a lot. Im really concerned because i thought i stopped it and my mood was pretty good again. Maybe i ate too much sugar and overloaded the system. Its really hard to get in enough calories with eating fruits, so i probably went overboard with the sugar (up to 300g daily on top of the other food). Your Opinion would be appreciated. Thanks for your great blog!"
Due to my experimentation with large amounts of fructose in the form of white sugar and orange juice (losing ~20 lbs. in the process), I'm a bit hesitat to adopt Dr. Lustig's notion that fructose is anymore of a "dose dependent poison" than broccoli, cabbage, or water.
For the purposes of hair loss, fructose has several beneficial effects that include: increasing the metabolism (here, here), improving the utilization of glucose (here, here), less fat gain (here, here), protecting the liver (here), which all culminate to form one gigantic anti-stress-bomb.
High fructose corn syrup however, is a completely different animal. Not because its slightly higher fructose to glucose ratio, but because it sports 4-5 as many calories as regular ol' sucrose.
The shedding the reader speaks of may be due to an increased need for nutrients. Any increase in metabolism will always increase the body's need for specific vitamins and minerals. Consuming liver and shellfish once or twice a week, and eggs everyday, is a solid strategy for becoming nutrient replete.