I have just added one of my all-time favourite #songs to my website because I think the lyrics are perfect for everyone who has ever had #vitiligo and wondered if they are still beautiful. I dedicate it to you, and also to all those who are courageous enough to let their true colours show every day, no matter how many questions and curious glances that might provoke.
I must confess that, before I #repigmented, I was never brave enough to let my vitiligo show. I always covered up with clothes or camouflage. Maybe this is because I grew up in the generation before global communications, reality TV and social media. It was a time when virtually no one had heard of vitiligo (probably because the estimated 2% of the population who had it were just as intent as I was on keeping it private and because #Michael Jackson had not yet started to suffer from it, let alone talked about it). Younger people now seem to be much more comfortable talking about personal matters in public and, although I cannot feel that way myself, I do admire it and I am grateful for the fact that modern technology and modern attitudes allow us to communicate and support each other in ways that were unimaginable when I and my white patches were growing up together.
So, enjoy the beautiful words and #music and know that you are beautiful and you are not alone :)
Just spotted this great video from TheNickFever. I'm really excited to see someone else successfully using natural green foods to treat their vitiligo. Well done, Nick! Thanks for sharing your experience of how putting a high quality daily dose of leafy greens and other antioxidant-rich veg and fruit into your diet can actually help you to re-pigment (as well as improve your general health and mood). This definitely confirms my view that the green superfoods I have been using for the past 4 years were directly responsible (along with a couple of other aspects of the natural treatment that I have described on my site) for restoring virtually all of my lost pigment - which had previously covered 80% of my body - and for preventing my vitiligo from returning. If you take a look at the 21 ingredients in the superfood blend I use, Five a Day+, you will see some similarities with Nick's recipe but you will also find a lot of even richer sources of antioxidants and key enzymes that you could throw into your juicer too... or simply do what I do and use a ready-made organic blend because - let's face it - being able to source so many ingredients and get really fresh organic produce and then juicing it each and every day of your life can be a challenge... it's not always easy being green!!
Sorry folks - this video was live when the blog was posted but has since disappeared due to a technical hitch! Rather than try to reinstate it on the page, here is the link to it on YouTube. It is an easy to understand explanation of what is so far known about the causes of vitiligo...
A vitiligo blogger since 2011. My name is Caroline. I had vitiligo for nearly 50 years before finding an effective treatment. I created this blog to share my experiences with others affected by this skin condition.