Nutrition

There is a lot of information on the web about autoimmune disorders and nutrition. Most sources agree that eating whole foods, mostly veggies, is good and that eating organic whole foods is best. Many western naturopathic doctors recommend going gluten-free and giving up sugar and dairy, and most theorize that autoimmune disorders begin with an imbalance in the gut.

In addition, there seems to be consensus that some supplements can be beneficial in supporting the healing of vitiligo. Vitiligo Support International, a non-profit organization dedicated to vitiligo education, research and awareness has additional information regarding supplements.

The Vitiligo Clinic and Research Center downplays the effectiveness of supplements, mainly because the cause of vitiligo may be different from person to person, so a deficiency that may contribute to vitiligo in one person may not be a factor in someone else whose causes are completely different.

Regardless, making sure your body has what it needs to function optimally is never a bad idea and deficiencies can be a factor in some autoimmune issues.

I’m not a doctor. I recommend doing your own research and talking to your doctor before adding any supplements to your diet.

Here are some common recommendations for supporting healthy skin and immune system:

Vitamin B12
Folate
Vitamin D
Copper
Zinc
CoQ10
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Pantothenic Acid