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Old 04-03-2008, 11:08 AM   #11
Cathy Wilson
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I'm John's client with vitiligo. all the research I'm finding is all about repigmentation, when what I'm really interested in learning about is the mention of specific vitamin deficiencies - C, B1, Niacin, B12, Copper, Zinc, other B vitamins- and vitiligo. Is is all down to gluten? since I'm adopted i can't find out if the vitiligo is present in relatives, but I have had it over at least 50% of my body since I was 7. (great for puberty...). I have never had any GI discomfort or diarrhea issues, but i was diagnosed with a B12 deficiency (quite severe). I never had allergies as a kid. I was thin as a rail, and never gained any weight (until the freshman 20) and now I have no problem gaining weight. sigh. I developed terrible allergies and chronic sinus issues in Phoenix (pollution), and my health has deteriorated since then. they throw zyrtec at me, and flonase (can't use that stuff). neti pot has worked the best of anything, but in my job as a choral conductor I am increasingly not able to sing or demonstrate. I am starting on cod liver oil capsules for vitamin D (having stayed out of the sun since I was seven...). I am just throwing all this against the wall to see if it elicits any helpful advice.
thanks to whoever has ideas!
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:39 PM   #12
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Cathy,
If you haven't corrected the diagnosed B12 deficiency, get that taken care of.

Sometimes cod liver oil capsules, depending on brand, aren't actually very high in vitamin D. I like the "Blue Ice Gold Therapeutics" CLO from Green Pastures (I take it and carry it in my office). I do think it could be helpful.

I do phone consultations if you are interested.

If you want to test yourself for gluten sensitivity, I highly suggest www.enterolab.com , while you're getting that you might as well get the other allergens they test for thrown in--dairy, eggs, soy, yeast.

I do believe that Robb's suggestion of insulin sensitivity potentially being a huge factor is likely correct as well.

Dietarily, this will mean:
Gluten-Free diet
Low carb diet (no artificial sweeteners!)
No nightshades (that's my own addition to the list)
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