Project END ALOPECIA: Day 5 + Pancakes Recipe

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 5 + Pancakes Recipe

May 31, 2018 So far so good with going gluten-free, and just when I thought our daily breakfast menu is starting to get boring, Little Claire stepped up the game this morning by asking for... pancakes! We usually start the day by asking what she wants for breakfast, and she'll usually pick one of our usual: cereal, oats, or bread. And once in a while[...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 4 + Cookie Recipe

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 4 + Cookie Recipe

May 30, 2018 Nothing too eventful today, as food wise we're having pretty much the same thing and hair growth is going slow and steady. Meal #1: Breakfast Same as yesterday, we had: 2 teaspoons of Nature's Path Whole O's 1/3 avocado diced Few almonds, walnuts and GF sprouted pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup organic cow milk 1 teaspoon Nordic Naturals Baby DHA Liquid Meal #2: Lunch It was[...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 3

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 3

May 29, 2018 Day 3 and we are more prepared and stocked up than ever! Starting the day off right as we have all the usual affair for Little Claire's breakfast ready to go (except for bread, but we live next door to IGA supermarket!). Meal #1: Breakfast She wanted cereal for breakfast, so here's the usual deal: 2 teaspoons of Nature's Path Whole O's 1/3[...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 2

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 2

May 28, 2018 We're on Day 2 and although 2 out of 3 meals yesterday were seemingly gluten-free. I say seemingly because we're totally new at this GF business and the meals may or may not have been completely gluten-free in terms of cross contamination, but we decided we're trying to cut way down and should see an indication of response if there is any[...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 1

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 1

May 27, 2018 It was late on Saturday night when we decided to give gluten-free or gluten-low diet a try in an attempt to figure out if gluten has anything to do with Little Claire's alopecia all this while. That means on Sunday morning we were not quite prepared for a gluten-free breakfast just yet. Here's how the day went. Meal #1: Breakfast Cereal consisting[...]

Does gluten cause alopecia? [Project END ALOPECIA]

Alopecia

Does gluten cause alopecia? [Project END ALOPECIA]

We're learning more and more about food, nutrition and treatment that seem to be shining light on the fight against alopecia by way of slowing down hair loss and stimulating hair growth. We're seeing encouraging signs of hair regrowth as a result of incorporating these tactical changes to our daily diet and treatment routine. However, one thing became clearer and clearer to me. No one[...]

5 ways that soy promotes hair growth and improves alopecia

Alopecia

5 ways that soy promotes hair growth and improves alopecia

Soy has long been promoted in the world of nutrition for the wide range of health benefits it provides, including generally improving the immune system, reducing blood cholesterol levels, and lowering risks of heart disease, among others. Several studies have also been done to examine how soy can be beneficial for hair growth. In this post I explore how soy contributes to overall health and[...]

The best essential oils to treat alopecia

Alopecia

The best essential oils to treat alopecia

In the absence of safe and effective long-term treatment options for alopecia, we start to look around harder for anything with an ounce of treatment potential. Essential oils are widely used for their therapeutic properties on physical and emotional wellbeing, and their versatility in many DIY household products. In this post I explore scientific studies that support the treatment potential of essential oils for alopecia.[...]

The importance of vitamin D for the treatment of alopecia

Alopecia

The importance of vitamin D for the treatment of alopecia

In this post I'm going to explore the link between vitamin D and alopecia areata, and why it is an important nutrient 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[...]

How to use garlic to boost hair growth in alopecia

Alopecia

How to use garlic to boost hair growth in alopecia

If you look over the web for the use of garlic as a treatment for alopecia, you most likely won't run out of articles, some claiming its miracle cure, perhaps also with some stunning befores and afters thrown into the mix. In this post I'm going to share what I've found about the use and the efficacy of garlic as a treatment option for alopecia,[...]