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Topical oil treatment for hair regrowth in alopecia

Alopecia

Topical oil treatment for hair regrowth in alopecia

Some cases of alopecia resolve on their own within 6 months to a year, however if you're not one of those semi-lucky ones, recovery can be a time-consuming process, even with the use of medication. In this post I'm going to share what I've learned over the years about medical treatment options available today for alopecia, their limitations and reported efficacy. I'm also going to[...]

How good nutrition can help hair regrowth in alopecia

Alopecia

How good nutrition can help hair regrowth in alopecia

There is no cure for alopecia, however there are things we can do to help keep things in check and from getting progressively worse. In this post I'm going to share how we utilise diet and nutrition to give the body a good chance of growing new hair and improving hair strength and texture. I'm also going to share our examples of food and snack[...]

What we’ve learned from 2 years of alopecia areata

Alopecia

What we’ve learned from 2 years of alopecia areata

Little Claire was born with a full head hair. At around 20 months old, coincidental with the end of a throat infection and a course of antibiotics (which was prescribed because the infection led to persistent fever and she is prone to febrile convulsion), she started getting a condition that we would later find out is clinically known as alopecia areata, in other words 'partial[...]

Learning Italian as a third language

Learning

Learning Italian as a third language

Ever since Little Claire started going to school, December has become an exciting time for our fam as we get to look forward to her schools holiday concerts. Her first performance was earlier this month at Il Concerto di Natale (The Christmas Concert) della Scuola d'Italiano. Several guests of honour made opening address at the concert, including The Consulate General of Italy (Console Generale d'Italia).[...]

Colourstrings: Our music education of choice

Learning

Colourstrings: Our music education of choice

For 1 year now, Little Claire has been attending the Colourstrings music classes at the prestigious Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) School of Music. Today, we had our last class for the fall term and families were invited to sit in on the class and observe what the kids had been up to. I HAD A BALL! The entire class was totally fun for all (teachers[...]

Pilot: My first post

Random

Pilot: My first post

Hey there! I started this blog mainly to journal and document our stories, experience, tips and tricks, pitfalls, setbacks, wins, info, and pretty much a mix of everything that has coloured our ville and fam-life since the arrival of Little Claire. I'm not giving any form of professional advice on this blog, nor am I trying to. However, some of you may find my stories[...]