Vitiligo Friends

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Welcome to the Vitiligo friends network. This is a place where those with Vitiligo, their family, and their friends can share information and stay in touch. Started in 2007, we are now over 7,000 members!

Please consider going to the forum and posting a welcome message. Be sure to let us know what part of the world you are from. You can also use the search box at the top right to look for topics that are already in discussion!

To avoid spammers on the network, we have to approve your membership after you sign up to join (filling out the profile questions helps us a lot). If you send spam or inappropriate messages you will be banned from the network. If you receive unsolicited off-topic messages, or see any inappropriate material here, please report it. We have a no-tolerance policy for those who claim a "cure" or use this space to advertise.

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FLAVIO replied to Matt Garcia's discussion 'Food and Diet for Vitiligo.'
"Matt, Avoiding some types of food is a good measure, but it's not enough.  You have to follow a Functional Treatment.  A good Functional Treatment has to combine a lot of actions, *ALL AT THE SAME TIME*.  For instance: avoiding…"
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FLAVIO replied to Matt Garcia's discussion 'Food and Diet for Vitiligo.'
"Ainara, It's great to know you are reading her book. I did too.   I had a consultation with her last year in New York.  She is great! She advocates Functional Treatment a lot, that means a lot of actions at the same time. She is not…"
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Tom M replied to Matt Garcia's discussion 'Food and Diet for Vitiligo.'
"Just FYI, regarding coconut milk, the following is from an email of a leading U.S. cardiologist who is vegan: "But remember, there is nothing worse or more saturated than coconut milk!   It is awful!   Look at the back of the can.…"
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Tom M replied to Matt Garcia's discussion 'Food and Diet for Vitiligo.'
"Do yourself a favor and ask to see pictures of people cured by eliminating the foods they tell you to exclude from your diet.  Get before and after; then get those results and pictures from more than one person.  Everyone's an expert,…"
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Ainara Iturbe Zumeta replied to Matt Garcia's discussion 'Food and Diet for Vitiligo.'
"I would recomend you to avoid the gluten. I tried different diets, like macrobiotic and, also, paleo diet. Two of them makes me feel good and I think that paleo diet is very good diet for vitiligo. Anyway, I started to lose too weight, so I decided…"
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FLAVIO replied to Matt Garcia's discussion 'Food and Diet for Vitiligo.'
"Well, you have to check for food allergy first.  Then avoid the allergenics. It's also good to avoid: 1-bitter food,  2-foods that have hydroquinone (mainly are: coffee, pears, berries, tea, and wheat), 3-night shades (tomato, potato…"
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Food and Diet for Vitiligo.

Started by Matt Garcia. Last reply by FLAVIO 4 hours ago. 8 Replies

hey everyone I'm new to this site c: so I've been doing some research and was curious as to what would be the healthiest way of eating with Vitiligo. I've heard of the Paleo diet and was wondering if…Continue

Vitiligo on hands

Started by Andrea. Last reply by Tom M yesterday. 23 Replies

Recently the vitiligo on my hands have really spread. I'm becoming more self-conscious about it and want to hide. Any suggestions on what works best to cover it up?Thank you for your help!Continue

UVB Phototherapy

Started by Jodi Cerminaro. Last reply by Jodi Cerminaro on Monday. 8 Replies

I am new to this site. It was recommended by a friend.I currently have vitiligo over about 75% of my body. Within the last two years I have gone through menopause which triggered my vitiligo to…Continue


Started by Steve Hargadon. Last reply by victoria smith on Monday. 248 Replies

I started this network because I have vitiligo. My vitiligo is very moderate, and I am light-skinned, so may not be too noticeable. But I've always wanted some more immediate forum for those with…Continue

My Story - Vitiligo and Xeljanz

Started by Kevin Mulder. Last reply by Tom M on Monday. 15 Replies

Hi all,going to start a blog about me taking the new drug Xeljanz (that helped the woman in the Yale study to cure Vitiligo). I am doing this off-label and I am hoping for some good results. If this…Continue

Thyroid. Post here if you've had concerns that it's related to Vitiligo. Describe yourself.

Started by Tom M. Last reply by Tom M on Monday. 6 Replies

Maybe we can use this thread to determine how likely thyroid issues affect our Vitiligo.Post TSH numbers as best you know them, severity of Vitiligo, and any anomalies and known family with thyroid…Continue

Shout-out to my friends in India

Started by rsblr. Last reply by Tom M on Sunday. 30 Replies

I was at the Vitiligo Center in Henry Ford Hospital last week to get my rapidly spreading vitiligo checked.I was told that my case was unstable and would need steroids (oral) to control further…Continue


Started by santoshsivam. Last reply by Anahi Nov 20. 1 Reply

NEW BREAK THROUGH IN VITILIGO TREATMENT..The subject of the study was a 53-year-old patient with prominent white patches covering the skin of her face, hands and body that had been increasing over…Continue

This is Me

Started by Shannon Doyle. Last reply by sara afreen Nov 17. 2 Replies

I've been thinking. Do you know what? I don't care what people think of me! I am who I am and why should I change myself just for the satisfaction of fitting in? Fitting in is BORING! Let's…Continue

how about our children do they get vitiligo through our genes ?

Started by krish. Last reply by krish Nov 16. 4 Replies

Hai friends i want to know if two vitiligo persons gets married with each other how about the child born to them does the children gets affected with vitiligo through their genes ? How about the…Continue


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