There seems to be quite a lot of evidence that many chronic skin conditions are in fact symptoms of digestive problems.
This interesting snippet of advice for psoriasis sufferers from ehow.com on how to treat the skin condition naturally matches my own experience in relation to vitiligo. The green food supplement I take contains both #spirulina and #chlorella. It was one of the nutritional supplements that helped me to re-pigment several years ago (and to stay re-pigmented) and I know of several people who have been able to keep their psoriasis under control by using it too.
Interestingly, I didn't take a digestive enzyme during my re-pigmentation. But I do use one now whenever I eat a big meal - after a nutritionist suggested it might help with the absorption problems that I believe were the original cause of my vitiligo. It certainly helps relieve the IBS symptoms that I still suffer from at times.
(I have never taken aloe vera, though a lot of people swear by it - again for IBS as well as in skin creams - but I have tried flaxseed oil from time to time and I always notice how glossy and strong my finger nails become, so it obviously is beneficial.)
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.