Well, here’s something interesting. Going off my discovery of Anthony William’s article, I found another person who believes that Epstein -Barr virus could be the primary cause of some autoimmune disorders. I’m intrigued! Her name is Aviva Romm and here’s her book:
The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution: A Proven 4-Week Program to Rescue Your Metabolism, Hormones, Mind & Mood
This book is not about vitiligo, but I consider books like this to be vitiligo adjacent. Relevant in getting the big picture, I think.
I haven’t given too much thought to a virus causing vitiligo, but some combo of viral and toxic issues in my body make alot more sense to me than the idea that my body suddenly started attacking itself.
I tend to have at least a little faith in the evolution that got us here. If all of sudden our bodies started attacking ourselves for absolutely no reason at all, that would seem to go against the evolutionary wisdom that has ensured our survival for millions of years. (For a super cool history of human life, check this out.)
Could it be those words we hear “We don’t know what causes vitiligo and it’s difficult to treat,” are coming from people who have completely overlooked the interaction of viral and chemical components in the body? That would be WILD! I wouldn’t believe it. I want to believe it’s that simple. Could it be that simple?
Let’s read this book and find out. If you’ve already read it, please leave a comment!