Vitiligo is a common, acquired skin disorder of pigmentation that can significantly impact quality of life. Experts believe oxidative stress plays a central role in the development of vitiligo and causes melanocyte damage. Research shows underlying mechanisms of vitiligo differ from person to person. People with this skin disorder are often deficient in vitamins that have an evidence-based connection to vitiligo, including vitamins B12, pantothenic acid (B5), C, D, E, folic acid, copper, and zinc.
This book introduces the Three-Prong Approach™ for treating vitiligo, which mobilizes healing to inhibit disease advancement and restore skin pigment, using the three treatment modalities: vitamin/ nutritional therapy, phototherapy, and topicals. Studies are presented analyzing vitamin/nutritional therapy alone and in combination with phototherapy. Patients and practitioners will discover how vitamin therapy can slow progression of vitiligo and deliver some degree of repigmentation, with scientific evidence to back it up.
Customer Reviews (3)
- One of the strength's is it strikes the perfect balance between scientific detail and simple explanation.Review by Caroline D.
- One of the strengths of “The Use of Vitamin Therapy for the treatment of Vitiligo” is, in my opinion, the fact that it strikes the perfect balance between scientific detail and simple explanation so that it makes suitable reading for anyone, regardless of whether they have a scientific background or not – and regardless of their prior understanding of vitiligo. ... She then reviews key vitamins and minerals used by the body to produce skin pigment and describes the role played by each one, as well as the adverse effects of deficiencies. And, crucially, she backs up all of the information with relevant research studies. ... So, it was extremely useful to have such a comprehensive overview of the subject and its associated literature all in one place and set out in such a clear and concise way. (Posted on 4/20/2017)
- Wow!Review by Larry S. "Spotty King"
- Wow! I thought I know a lot about vitiligo until I picked up your book. It's a must read for anyone with or a relative of a vitiligo patient. (Posted on 4/13/2017)
- Excellent reading!Review by Stella Pavlides
Excellent reading! I learned much more than I had anticipated. Thank you Audrey for this extensive book of much needed knowledge for those of us living with vitiligo. Being a vegetarian I had no idea what I needed to supplement, but now I know.
Again, thank you,
Stella Pavlides, President, American Vitiligo Research Foundation, www. AVRF.org
The oldest vitiligo foundation, established 1995 (Posted on 3/26/2017)