When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.
I received some feedback regarding the anti-inflammatory plan to treat alopecia. Some autoimmune diets are extremely strict. In addition to eliminating dairy and gluten: alcohol, beans/legumes, coffee, eggs, fungi, high glycemic fruits (bananas, mango, pineapple, watermelon), grains (amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, corn, couscous, kamut, millet, oats, quinoa, rice, rye, spelt, wheat, wheat germ), nightshades (eggplant, paprika, peppers, potatoes, tomatillos, tomatoes), nuts/seeds and soy. Wow. For now, dairy and gluten are the two that I can handle eliminating. I think it’s a good start?!
Haven’t tried any of these yet, but recommendations from trusted friends;) :
Molly Vazquez’s inspirational success story about how she healed her alopecia totalis simply with nutrition: alopeciaandwellness.com
With the hope of treating my alopecia areata from the inside out, (along with meals of organic veggies, fruit, meat/fish), I’ve been making sure to consume these daily:
- Prenatal vitamin, (which contains the recommended vitamins/minerals for alopecia: folic acid, biotin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, iron, copper, zinc)
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Chia/Flax Seeds
- Coconut Oil
- Green Tea
- 64 oz water
I’d love to hear additional suggestions!
P.S. ‘Alopecia isn’t life-threatening, but it’s life-changing.’ I’ve been coming across this a lot on alopecia-related websites and I see it as a comforting reminder. Yes, it is definitely life-changing… I suddenly have a half-bald half-shaved head, but otherwise I’m healthy and I am so grateful it is a disease that is not life-threatening. Today I shared my struggles with alopecia with a new friend and learned that she lost her hair while battling cancer eight years ago. Definitely humbling and puts all of this into perspective. My son and her twin boys are the same age and I feel we’ll be lifelong friends. As I stated in my first post, I am very thankful for the love and support from my fiance, family, friends – old and new! If you follow this, I hope you feel you have a new friend in me. As isolating as this condition sometimes makes you feel, you are not alone. Take care!