Thursday, September 4, 2014

Vitiligo

What in the world is vitiligo? Honestly, I had no idea what it was either until a few years ago. Vitiligo is a disease that causes a loss of skin color in blotches. It is not certain where vitiligo comes from, but a lot think that is an autoimmune disease.

About 3-4 years ago we noticed a white spot on my son's hip. We all assumed it was a birthmark; a few years go by and the spot is noticeably larger and he has more white spots all over him. Last summer they were big enough that other people noticed them and started asking what was wrong with him? Doesn't that make you want to hurt those kind of people? :)

Someone told me that it looked like vitiligo. So, I googled it, and sure enough that is what his spots were. I then started to ask a lot of questions to anyone I saw who had it too. Does it hurt? How were you diagnosed? Is there anything you can do to make it go away?

No matter who I asked or what I read, from a medical or a hippie point of view, everyone said you can do things to help it not to spread but you CAN'T fix it. I decided that was my best option too. 

I talked to my son about really eating healthy and that will help it not too spread and started giving him one DDR Prime supplement a day as well. 

A couple of months go by and my son comes running out, screaming with excitement, that some of his spots were filling in. I honestly was shocked. Everywhere I read said it couldn't happen, even on all the natural sites that I looked up.

I'm so sad I don't have a before picture, because I figured it would never fill in I didn't take one, but here is an after picture. This is his biggest spot and you can see how there is some pigment in it. Before he started taking DDR it was completely white. He also had some small ones on his back that are completely filled in. I don't know if it will ever go all the way away, but this has truly been a miracle for our little guy.


I have said it before and I will say it again. Vitamins and oils are NOT magic! I feel that we are having such great success because of what his diet is. He decided to completely give up candy and desserts, not an easy decision for seven year old. We also rarely have breads, and try to eat real, whole food. His body is wanting to heal itself and the vitamins and oils give his body the extra boost that it needs!

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