Here’s my video on Vitiligo in case you missed it:
What is Vitiligo?
“Vitiligo is a disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. This happens because the cells that make pigment (color) in the skin are destroyed. These cells are called melanocytes. Vitiligo can also affect the mucous membranes (such as the tissue inside the mouth and nose) and the eye.”
National Institute of Health
Vitiligo is a skin disorder which mainly involves the melanocytes which are located in the bottom layer of the Stratum Basale of the skin’s epidermis and these cells are responsible for skin color. What most doctors don’t realize is that melanocytes are incredibly complex because they play important roles in the nervous system and immune system. So anything that can damage the nervous system or immune system could be a potential cause of vitiligo.
What can damage or negatively affect the immune system?
Toxic, Processed Food
A Sedentary Lifestyle
What can negatively affect the nervous system?
10 Common Neurotoxins
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Phenol is especially dangerous and it can be found in many common products including:
Chloroseptic throat spray
Feminine powders and sprays
Hair setting lotions
Sunscreen and lotions
The first step is avoiding all the toxins I listed above along with a diet and lifestyle that supports healthy skin function and production.
Here are the most important nutrients required for healthy skin:
Dark Green Leafy Vegetables (kale, spinach, broccoli)
Antioxidant Rich Food (goji berries, wild blueberries)
Healthy Fats (coconut oil, olive oil)
Fermented Foods (kefir, sauerkraut)
Carotenoids (carrots, sweet potatoes)
All of these foods will heal your skin from the inside out, but you also need to feed your skin from the outside as well. Always keep in mind that you should only put things on your skin that you can eat such as:
Organic Shea Butter
Virgin Coconut Oil
Aloe Vera Juice
Vitamin D and sunlight exposure are especially important for people with vitiligo which is interesting because most doctors recommend avoiding sun exposure:
“Vitamin D is an essential hormone synthesized in the skin and is responsible for skin pigmentation. Low levels of vitamin D have been observed in vitiligo patients and in patients with other autoimmune diseases.”
“Vitamin D can prevent the death of melanocytes, thus preventing the loss of pigment in the skin, which could be a very useful finding in the treatment of vitiligo, if approached correctly.”
Indian Journal of Dermatology
Vitamin D can actually help with re-pigmentation:
“A number of studies have recently reported that the treatment with vitamin D compounds or their combination with ultraviolet light enhances repigmentation in vitiligo”
Medical Research Reviews
Turmeric is also extremely beneficial for all sorts of skin problems:
“Growing evidence shows that an active component of turmeric, curcumin, may be used medically to treat a variety of dermatologic diseases, including acne, alopecia, atopic dermatitis, facial photoaging, oral lichen planus, pruritus, psoriasis, radiodermatitis, and vitiligo.”
For more information about natural solutions for skin problems, check out this video: