I'm going on my 9th year with Alopecia Universalis. I struggled with this for years. I decided that I was going to heal it naturally with diet and exercise because the medications that were being prescribed for me were interacting with my epilepsy medication. 

I started out with a raw vegan diet and lots of juicing. It really didn't do much for me. I loved fresh juices and they tasted great, but I lost weight. That was about it. I also looked a bit too thin. 

The next diet I tried was the GAPS diet. Restriction diets are super hard for me to keep up with when I don't see immediate results. I loved the concept of GAPS and really wanted it to work for me, but about 3 months in I had a seizure and no new hairs. 

The next diet that I tested out was something created by an alopecian that he marketed to people. It was a really strange diet that was supposed to be started out with a fast. It was full of cucumber and tomatoes and you were supposed to take the supplements that he sold you. The problem with his diet was that it took months for him to ship me the supplements and after a month on the supplements and a few months on the diet, I still didn't have hairs. 

I was very reluctant to jump on board with the ketogenic diet. My neurologist told me it wouldn't work for me and it just seemed too hard. Well, I noticed that more and more of my friend's were doing it. So, I started it. It has been on and off a bit for me on the ketogenic diet. 

Finallly, I found a website that discussed the zero carbohydrate diet and how meat was actually very healing. So, I dialed down the carbohydrates to almost zero. It is starting to work! I'm starting to see some pubic hairs and a few of them actually have color, which means they are terminal. 

This is huge for me. I've really never had regrowth after stopping the prednisone years ago. 

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Comment by Inhaler on April 15, 2018 at 5:25pm

Hi,

Can you link the website with the zero carbohydrate diet please.-

Comment by Melinda on April 15, 2018 at 5:45pm

Sure, I found this site - https://zerocarbzen.com/  and http://diagnosisdiet.com 

Both of them provided some alterantive ways of looking at diet to what we have traditionally been told by our government. 

One thing that I decided to do was add vitamin D in the form of cod liver oil. I was listening to a podcast and it talked about how people with autoimmune conditions are often deficient in vitamin D. So, I'm going to try that out and see if it speeds things up! 

Comment by 2above on April 16, 2018 at 2:46pm

Which diet are you on the ketogenic or zero carb that is working. I opted not to do the medication as the side effects seem worse than the cure. I have been gluten free. Juiced. Did the water cure etc. i had my mercury fillings removed and nothing has made a difference.I am willing to try this and I can be very rigid on diets and follow them to the letter.

Comment by Melinda on April 16, 2018 at 5:20pm

OH, I'm not sure if this will work. I just have a few hairs. I started with gluten free and juicing. I did the water cure too. I didn't have my root canals removed. Nothing changed. I am close to zero carb. It is mostly meat based. I also do Buteyko breathing. I'm optimistic and seeing a few pubic hairs that are terminal and a bunch that are still light and clear, but that's more progress than I've had in the last 8 years. It has only been about 3 weeks on the diet. I still have some lettuce in salads and a few veggies, but I try to get as close to zero carb as possible. I'll keep you updated with my progress! 

Comment by Vijay Kumar on May 6, 2019 at 7:15am

yeah, the diet and proper nutrition can also cure the hair loss or alopecia problem to a great extent.

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