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]

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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[...]

What to eat for healthy toddler’s hair regrowth

Alopecia

What to eat for healthy toddler’s hair regrowth

Healthy eating is important to everyone in order to stay well, however for someone with alopecia, healthy eating and careful menu planning become even more so important as there isn't a cure for alopecia and the body relies on a wide range of factors to regrow hair. In this post I'm going to share how being diligent in nutrition and menu planning is so important[...]

4 alopecia symptoms and 6 tips on how to manage them

Alopecia

4 alopecia symptoms and 6 tips on how to manage them

When alopecia first occurred to our daughter, we had never heard of it before and had absolutely zero knowledge. Over the years, we've learned how to recognise early signs of hair loss and experimented with ways to manage them more proactively. In this post I'm going to share what we've learned, and my Top Tips on what you can do to keep these early symptoms[...]