Project END ALOPECIA: Day 89

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: 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, 2018[/caption][...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 56

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: 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[...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 34

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 34

June 30, 2018 I can't believe we made it to 34 days. Wow! We are one week into the summer break. No school and a weirdly rainy and gloomy summer in Vancouver so far means we are lazing around indoors more than we'd like. Little Claire's appetite hasn't been the best because we haven't been keeping up with physical activities and the much anticipated time[...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 19

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 19

June 14, 2018 I'm writing this post so late because life has taken over at our fam-ville, between upcoming audit for our business, end of school year and all the good stuff that comes with starting the summer break. But in keeping with the original intention of starting this journal update, I still think better late than never. Our gluten-free diet update We're still going[...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 10

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 10

June 5, 2018 So I've been MIA for Day 8 and Day 9 blog entries, because life in our fam-ville got a little busy the last few days. But we're still here, still going strong with the gluten-free + topical ginger and essential oils treatment regimen. And I can't believe it's already Day 10 of our journey. Meals & snacks Food wise there hasn't been[...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 7

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 7

June 2, 2018 Can't believe it's been a week! Going gluten-free has gotten its handle on us, and as we learn more and more each day, it seems to be more doable and somewhat easier. Especially with all the awesome gluten-free recipes on Pinterest these days, restrictive diet probably has never been easier. There is at least a handful of gluten-free version of any food[...]

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,[...]

How to use ginger to promote hair growth in alopecia

Alopecia

How to use ginger to promote hair growth in alopecia

In this post, I'm going to share my early findings about ginger and its potential as a natural remedy to promote hair growth in alopecia. I'm going to share some studies I found about the link between ginger and JAK inhibitors, the latter of which are a recent alopecia treatment that seems to be showing promising results. I'm also going to share my Top 3[...]