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[...]

Project End Alopecia (Gluten-Free): Day 105

Project End Alopecia (Gluten-Free)

Project End Alopecia (Gluten-Free): Day 105

September 10, 2018 We've been about 90% gluten-free with small distractions here and there, and daily topical treatment using ginger juice + essential oils. In addition, we are also using Soygreen to ensure we have adequate intake of plant based protein (from soybeans) and a variety of phytochemicals from green vegetables daily. Hair growth progress 1. Top view [caption id="attachment_2109" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Top view on[...]

Project End Alopecia (Gluten-Free): Day 89

Project End Alopecia (Gluten-Free)

Project End Alopecia (Gluten-Free): Day 89

August 25, 2018 In my last post, I mentioned that we were off our gluten-free diet plan due to summer distractions. We got back on to gluten-free diet for Little Claire on around August 13, 2018.   Hair growth progress 1. Left crown area [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="398"] Left crown area on June 5, 2018[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="398"] Left crown area on June 14,[...]

Project End Alopecia (Gluten-Free): Day 56

Project End Alopecia (Gluten-Free)

Project End Alopecia (Gluten-Free): Day 56

July 23, 2018 Day 56 of our journey, and we have been slightly off the gluten-free diet plan track. Because... summer happened! Little Claire's grandparents (my parents) visited from halfway around the world on July 4th. So naturally we had a ton of fam time, fam outings, and some getaways. Even with the best intention to stay on our gluten-free track, I realised we had[...]

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