The "losing your hair" concern is no doubt part of others' fears that a raw diet is not healthy. While you can certainly be healthy on a raw diet, it takes a lot of careful planning, a lot of time, and unfortunately, it takes a lot of money. Since you wouldn't be eating any of the cheaper things that fill you up - beans, bread, pasta, rice, or other grains - you have to make sure you're eating lots and lots of less filling expensive stuff, like very fresh fruits and vegetables and lots of nuts and seeds. You also (unlike in every other diet) must be very careful to get enough carbohydrates, because these are mostly found in foods that must be cooked. Some raw foodists eat honey and pollen, some don't. Since a raw diet is so demanding nutritionally and financially, and can also do a serious number on your digestive system, I would personally recommend a regular vegan diet that just incorporates a lot of raw foods and avoids all processed foods. Beans and whole grains are great, I wouldn't wanna give em up. Raw food is great, but - without wanting to sound preachy - it is very difficult to maintain a healthy one. Oh, and you have to drink about a million glasses of water a day because of all the fiber!