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The Magical Cure For Vitiligo

I love the communication between people on this site, but let’s keep 2 points in mind:

1. giving advice about cures is a big responsibility because some people are fragile about their condition and that carries high hopes for a cure. So please, if you propose a product  show photo’s of the successful results.

2. caveat emptor…buyer beware. before rushing out to try a product suggested as a vitiligo cure, ask for proof that it has worked on other clients…a photo would be preferable to a glowing written review. keep in mind that if there were a miracle cure out there, every dermatologist in the country would be clamoring to have it for sale in their office. Not to mention the fact that the company who produced such a product would contact every vitiligo society in the world to endorse their product.

That said, I know that there are methods which can be used to help repigment skin (e.g. a combination of b12, folic acid, and sunlight, or narrow band uvb treatments, or changing your eating habits, to name a few), and you just have to find the right one for you. no one knows what activates vitiligo, so any number of factors could change the results from one person to another.

thank you so much to everyone who leaves comments here…it truly makes me happy to see us all trying to help one another.

10 Years Is Too Long To Wait

“10 years [for piperine to be approved for vitiligo]?! Blast! Is there any way we could try using this ourselves? Is there some place to buy piperine compounds?”

I couldn’t help but smile when I read this blog comment because after reading about the testing of piperine to cure vitiligo, I had the same thought, “why in the heck would it take that long to get it approved and on the market?”. But this is the way of medicine, isn’t it? Continue Reading

Black Pepper May Help Vitiligo

Black pepper could lead to better treatments for a disfiguring skin condition that affects about 1 percent of the world’s population, British researchers said on Thursday.

A team at King’s College London showed in a study of mice that piperine — the compound that gives black pepper its spicy, pungent flavor — and its synthetic derivatives helped stimulate pigmentation in the skin of people with vitiligo. Continue Reading

Boost your self-image with these 5 steps

Cognitive behavior therapy techniques can help you unlearn thought patterns that contribute to low self-esteem. See examples of thoughts that can erode self-esteem and learn healthy substitutes.

Low self-esteem can negatively affect virtually every part of your life, including your relationships, your job and your health. But you can raise your self-esteem to a healthy level, even if you’re an adult who’s been harboring a negative self-image since childhood.

Changing the way you think about yourself and your life is essential to boosting self-esteem. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) techniques are especially helpful in changing unhealthy thinking and behavior patterns. These techniques are based on the idea that your feelings and behavior result from how you think about yourself and your life. CBT techniques can help you recognize, challenge and ultimately replace negative thoughts or inaccurate beliefs with more positive, realistic ones. Continue Reading

Feel Good About Yourself

An important health factor that influences more than your appearance.

Scientists are learning more and more every day about the link between your mind and your health. Stress, depression, and anger have all been shown to pave the way to illness and disease. On the other hand, if you feel good about yourself, have a positive outlook, and maintain an active involvement in life, you’re more likely to be happy — and healthy.

The Importance of Self-Esteem Continue Reading