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 22

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 22

June 18, 2018 Everything is heading in the right direction in terms of hair regrowth. Even though we had a few occasions when we deviated from the gluten-free diet plan. Can't help it with the end of school year, summer festive and celebratory mood. The deviation was very minimal though, and didn't last more than one meal at a time. Our occasional deviation from gluten-free[...]

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 13

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 13

June 8, 2018 We woke up to a misty, cloudy and gloomy Vancouver. It is PD day Friday, so we have no school today but will be headed for Parent-Teacher Conference mid morning. I suggested a family donut outing in the morning. It would be good to get us out of the house together on a more relaxed rhythm, different from the usual hustle and[...]

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 6

Project END ALOPECIA

Project END ALOPECIA: Day 6

June 1, 2018 Welcome to Day 6 of our gluten-free quest to end alopecia! It's the first day of June and summer is so close we can feel it. I'm excited for all the sun we're going to get as vitamin D will definitely be helpful for combating alopecia! Food wise, there isn't much to update today as we pretty have the same thing as[...]

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[...]

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[...]