Anyone interested in an Alopecia update?
It’s been a whole year now since I shaved off the last of my hair and none of it has grown back. In fact, even more has fallen since the Big Liberating Shave. I’d like to say that I’ve adjusted to it by now, but I would be lying. Mostly I miss my eyelashes and eyebrows. The scalp hair I can learn to live without, I’ve found a wonderful wig company and will be investing in more of them, but for everyday life, I’d love my eyelashes back.
I have learned that it’s really hard to blink salt water out of your eyes at the beach, if you don’t have any eyelashes. Or when you’re at the gym, your eyebrows stop the sweat from rolling straight down and into your eyes.
For the past few months I’ve been working with my friend who’s a Nutritionist and who is in turn working with a Homeopath to help my Alopecia. We’ve done a saliva analysis test to see what foods and products trigger an immune response and I need to eliminate them for a while to see if there’s a change/help heal my leaky gut/something like that. According to that I can’t eat:
- Eggs (even free range)
- Cabbage (which is interesting as I was wanting to start more gut health options but no cabbage = no sauerkraut)
- Rum (these two together = no Pina Coladas!!!!)
- Mushrooms (no loss there really)
- Cranberry Juice
- White Sugar
- Almond Milk (interestingly, Almonds are okay though)
- While or Wholemeal Bread
- Chocolate (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
- Vita Britz
- Weet Bix
- Fennel Seeds
- Garam Masala (incase it contains fennel seeds)
- Cow’s Cheese
- Dried Cranberries
- Wile Raspberries
And oddly Mixed Feathers and Cigarette Smoke. I’ll definitely have to get those feathers out of my diet.
I have already eliminated foods containing Gluten for years now, due to my Autoimmune research and in the past three years have become terribly Lactose Intolerant.
I’m also now advised to eliminate Nightshades from my diet as well.
Looks like I’ll be on the Fruit Juice Diet from now on…..
On the upside, since starting the homeopathic remedies as well as the elimination of most of that extensive list above, my fingernails have been the best they’ve ever been in my entire life. They’re long and strong and beautiful, where before they’d crack, split down the bed of my nail and were brittle.
Hair and Nails are all connected, right? It’s got to mean something that there’s a change. My Naturopath believes my hair will come back opposite to how it fell out, so I’m early awaiting my eyelashes as they were amongst the last to go. Any day now. My Mascara is at the ready…
Cross your fingers for me, but better yet, send wine!