The limitations of Autoimmune Diet (AIP Diet) for autoimmune Alopecia

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The limitations of Autoimmune Diet (AIP Diet) for autoimmune Alopecia

The Autoimmune Diet Protocol, also known as AIP Diet, is a restrictive diet plan that claims to "help heal the gut and the immune system" through the elimination of many foods that are thought to cause inflammation in the gut, which in turn is thought to "cause autoimmune diseases". In this post, I share my views of the Autoimmune Diet Protocol or AIP Diet, and[...]

How to resolve autoimmune disease with immune modulation

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How to resolve autoimmune disease with immune modulation

Our immune system is the primary defense mechanism which works tirelessly to protect us from all sorts of illnesses and diseases. Autoimmune disease occurs when our immune system attacks healthy cells in our body by mistake. In the case of Alopecia Areata, our immune system attacks our hair follicles. All forms of Alopecia Areata treatment available today focuses on treating the symptoms, but they don't[...]

5 reasons why SOY is an important food to improve Alopecia and promote hair growth

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5 reasons why SOY is an important food to improve Alopecia and promote hair growth

45Wholesome soy is a complete food and has long been recognised for its wide range of health and nutritional benefits, including generally improving the immune system, reducing blood cholesterol levels, and lowering risks of heart disease. In this post, I explore a number of studies that looked into how wholesome soy contributes to promoting hair growth and slowing down the rate of hair loss in[...]

Does Vitamin D help hair growth in Alopecia Areata?

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Does Vitamin D help hair growth in Alopecia Areata?

Does Vitamin D help hair growth in Alopecia Areata? In this post, I look at the importance of Vitamin D not only for overall health but also for improving the outcome of Alopecia treatment. As Vitamin D Receptors (VDR) are strongly expressed in hair follicles, several studies have investigated the link between vitamin D levels and severity, duration, and the number of patches in Alopecia.[...]

18 best essential oils for hair growth and Alopecia treatment

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18 best essential oils for hair growth and Alopecia treatment

Essential oils are widely used for their therapeutic properties on physical and emotional wellbeing. In this post, I'm going to share my findings on 18 best essential oils for hair growth and how to use them as part of your Alopecia topical treatment. I also explore scientific studies that support the treatment potential of essential oils for Alopecia. Safety first: Are essential oils right for[...]

How to use ginger in Alopecia treatment to help promote hair growth

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How to use ginger in Alopecia treatment to help promote hair growth

In this post, I'm going to share my findings about using ginger for its natural JAK inhibitor compounds in your Alopecia treatment, and how it can potentially help to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss in Alopecia Areata. I'm going to share some studies I found about the link between ginger and JAK inhibitors. JAK inhibitors are recently being studied for its efficacy as[...]

How to use garlic for hair growth in Alopecia Areata

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How to use garlic for hair growth in Alopecia Areata

In this post I'm going to share what I've found about using garlic for hair growth and as a treatment option for Alopecia Areata. I'm also going to share why and how I incorporate garlic into my daughter's topical Alopecia treatment. The use of garlic in dermatology Garlic is widely used for its role as seasoning in the kitchen and for its antioxidant properties in culinary.[...]

Early Alopecia symptoms and 6 tips on how to manage them

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Early Alopecia symptoms and 6 tips on how to manage them

Over the years, I've learned to recognise how early Alopecia symptoms look like, and through a lot of experiments also learned the best ways to manage these symptoms. Most people have not heard about Alopecia Areata, so in the early days it is not uncommon for people to miss the signs or be confused about what to do next. In this post, I'm going to[...]

Alopecia treatment to boost hair growth using natural oils

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Alopecia treatment to boost hair growth using natural oils

Available options for Alopecia treatment typically involve the use of steroids and medication that simply suppress activities on the surface or scalp level that would lead to hair loss. However, any form of medicated treatment on the scalp level doesn't address the root cause, which lies in the immune system. In fact, steroid treatment isn't always effective yet brings about various side effects in the short[...]

Project End Alopecia (Gluten-Free): Day 109 – CONCLUSION

Project End Alopecia (Gluten-Free)

Project End Alopecia (Gluten-Free): Day 109 – CONCLUSION

September 14, 2018 Day 109 and the conclusion of our Project End Alopecia with gluten-free diet experiment. I'm bringing this journal to an end with a few notes: While on a gluten-free journey, we are seeing hair regrowth in previous hair loss patches. Hair growth rate varies between spots around the head (some spots are more stubborn than others). Further hair loss seems to be[...]

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