I’ve received a request from the makers of Channel 4’s ‘The Food Hospital’ series. Perhaps you saw it last year? The idea is based on the practice of dietetics, so the series explores the possible health benefits of everyday foods in targeting a wide range of medical conditions and symptoms. They are looking for next cases for the series, and are interested in featuring someone with vitiligo who could potentially benefit from dietary intervention.
The series had nearly 2 million viewers on average last year, and reached over 11 million people. Patients attending ‘The Food Hospital’ are advised by the programme’s team of medical professionals including a leading registered Dietitian, a GP and a Consultant. Using latest evidence-based, scientific research, the team will prescribe specific diets that could help the patients’ conditions or symptoms. The advice and treatment that the Food Hospital will offer is complementary and intended to be followed in conjunction with the patient’s existing medical regime. The Food Hospital medical team assure me that they endeavour to work collaboratively with the patient’s current medical advisors as well. Their travel and expenses will be covered, and I’m told they will be treated with sensitivity. If you think you might like to volunteer as a possible case study, you can contact Bethan (one of the show’s producers) with no obligation to find out a bit more on 0207 907 0867 / email firstname.lastname@example.org .
As you will know, if you have read my own story, I am convinced that nutrition (and possibly the inability of vitiligo sufferers to absorb sufficient relevant nutrients from their diet) plays a key role in the development of the disorder and have had very significant re-pigmentation since supplementing my diet with a combination of vitamins, minerals and superfoods. I think that having vitiligo case studies on The Food Hospital will help raise awareness of the condition and may also help educate the mainstream medical profession as to the importance of nutrition in this context – which can only be a good thing.
My name is Caroline.