Testimonial written by: Victoria Rombola
My story is that I have a 7 year old son that was diagnosed with vitiligo 12 months ago. He lost a lot of colour very quickly around one eye and had a large patch on his neck. As with any autoimmune disease, and as you describe so well in your book, the GP and dermatologist were quick to discount any dietary link to vitiligo and just prescribed steroid cream and waved us goodbye and “good luck!” Thus began my research and experimental journey into the link between diet and vitiligo which has just now led me to your book.
My son has been regimenting really well over the year. The patch on his neck is almost completely gone, and the large patch on his eye has re-pigmented about 60%. I have constantly been tweaking his diet since we began this journey. We had a brief (and unsuccessful) attempt at veganism, followed by cutting out refined sugar, refined flour, all dairy and wheat (low gluten), until I have eventually come to the realisation that Paleo is the dietary solution. Also direct exposure of the vitiligo patches to the sun for Vitamin D and to stimulate the areas to re-pigment has also been successful. And finally I supplement his diet with probiotics and Omega 3 to counteract inflammation for his leaky gut.
I wish I had found this book at the start of our journey, but I’m glad that it has cemented my belief that we are doing the right thing to heal my son. I hope other parents of children with vitiligo read this and are inspired that there is a solution that does NOT involve creams/potions/oils of dubious nature.
The “before” pics were taken in December 2013, and the “after” pics have been taken in January 2015. The before pic for his eye is a bit difficult to make out the vitiligo as he was so pale at the time the pic was taken. If you look closely it starts in the inside corner of his eye next to his nose, goes up to his eyebrow, and ends at the outside corner of his eye under the outside edge of his eyebrow.