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Irreversible Vitiligo reversed naturally

Anand was 48 years old when the white patches on his face were diagnosed to be Vitiligo. He was told that it was an irreversible skin condition with no known cure, he was recommended some skin cream to try out. But Anand was not worried. He continued his life as usual and was on the path of incorporating organic and raw foods into his diet. Little did he know about the impact it would have on his skin condition. Read his positively charged journey here.

Anand Siva
53 years, CRM Consultant
Navi Mumbai

It was a random beginning

It was somewhere in 2014, when I was 48 years old, that my daughter Shasvathi noticed white small patches appearing on my face. From there, it started spreading rapidly. At its peak, my face was like an atlas, well, being round and bald, more like a globe!

Expert Opinion

I went to a dermatologist only to confirm it was vitiligo as I didn’t want to be visiting public places or going to office with something contagious. I asked her if it was reversible. Her response was “not really, there’s no cure or knowledge of why it happens. But it’s my duty to give you something to try"! She then offered a colouring cream recommendation to hide it.

How I felt about my condition

I thought to myself that who will gain from this action plan – probably the pharma companies hoping I'd make it a lifelong habit!

I usually take things as they come. A patch on my skin wasn’t going to bother me. I did not use the skin colouring cream. I believe being beautiful from inside comes first! All I hoped was for it to spread fast enough and make me monochrome - so I could stop being asked silly questions!

Status today

Take a look at the pictures below. Frankly, I am not too sure what caused the reversal, especially since not a single act in my day was to even remotely address this, so much so that I think its perhaps just not giving it any respect or importance that sort of turned it away! Why not?

By Aug 2017, my condition had improved significantly. I would say 60% of the patches were gone.

Currently (May 2019), I think just 10% of it is left.

Some changes that parallely happened in my life

I thought I'd share some of the big changes that happened in my life during these periods. It may help those of you who are or know someone going through this phase of losing pigmentation. It may be worthy of trying and go back to prove that always - it is ONLY GOOD food that will deliver good health.

  • The first change was to do away with the microwave. I had been reading about the ill effects of microwave and this change was long due.
  • The last 24 months has been a big dietary change. - I went 80% organic. I switched to more and more fresh raw foods - salads, fruits, nuts and seeds.

My daily routine looked like this:

  • Start of the day - a fruit smoothie at about 7:00 am.
  • Breakfast - usually ragi or any millet porridge, by 8-8.30 am.
  • Fruits and salads between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm – including dry fruits, nuts, seeds such as sunflower seeds, melon seeds, raisins, etc.
  • Grains and pulses are occasional, for a change, once in a while.
  • My cooked food is steam cooked and eaten without salt or oil.
  • My water drinking habits changed - I had completely stopped drinking bottled water. As I carried my own water always, it would have something added to it - Apple Cider Vinegar (which was added to my salads too), cinnamon sticks, sliced lemon, pudhina (mint leaves) stalks.
  • The role of chemicals in my life has drastically reduced. Organic food is one part of it, I have perhaps been using zero PET/ plastic. No food of mine was bought, served or stored in anything other than clay, steel or wood.

I had turned vegan in 2010, for ethical reasons, as an animal activist. The vegan lifestyle was instrumental in giving a strong foundation to my health. Animal foods are heavy-to-digest and body wastes a lot of energy on digestion. As I was not consuming non-veg and dairy, my body was able to use its energy to heal me.

Conclusion

I can’t think of anything else that has changed since I was diagnosed with vitiligo in 2014. I am certain that not giving attention to my skin condition was the primary reason for its reversal. It’s like an unwanted guest who leaves in a huff. But inside me is the confidence-boosting belief that gives your body the food it deserves, it will pay you back with good health. Consider this: if an irreversible case like this can show signs of reversal, how much it can help killer diseases like diabetes, heart, kidney and liver!!

Give it a thought. If you are still placing taste in the mouth over goodness in the body, you are wasting life!

(About Anand Siva – Anand is a CRM consultant based out of Mumbai. He is a passionate animal activist, environmentalist and green life enabler. His hobbies include music and reading).



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02:28 PM | 23-07-2019

Anand Ji that's really inspiring for me , more so I too have Vitiligo on my right eyelashes and eyebrows. Currently I am 39 , the depignentation started in 1996 when I was 16. Can you please guide me too. I can post my eye pic if needed

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Anand Siva

05:26 PM | 24-07-2019

Sure Rupa! If you go through my journey, all of what I did is covered!! Let me know where you need help specifically, happy to help!


01:39 PM | 23-07-2019

Really inspiring . Thankyou for sharing . This will help alot in my practice . Make you stay healthy and active 😊

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07:18 PM | 15-05-2019

Hi Anand Sir,
Thank you so much for your response.
As normal parents me and my husband were really concerned about our son having vitiligo as we didn't have any knowledge about it and started consulting medical experts. He manly has it under his arms and not on hi face.
As an energy healer myself , I was always against using steroid creams. It took a while to convince my husband. But thanks to Asha Sivaram, as she introduced me to veganism. It's been a while that me and family have turned vegan. Doing gradual changes in my
son's diet.

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07:04 PM | 15-05-2019

Hi Jyoti - thanks, I am glad this is helping you in some way! To be honest, I think its a myth. I have had people in my family who have gone through hundreds of different trials, diets and efforts - all of them have now only increased the patches. It is a mystery to medicine and different doctors try and offer something they believe may work. I would strongly urge you to give your son the confidence that the patches dont matter, that he must ignore it like you would a grey hair or a man his balding patch. Try and take him on a vegan diet, reduce processed foods and add ACV to his diet. He may be a role model! Please do note, I an not a qualified or certified medical practitioner, only sharing my knowledge and learnings. Good luck to both of you!

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03:58 PM | 15-05-2019

That's an inspirational story. Thank you for posting. My 7 year old has been diagnosed with vitiligo too. Many doctors advice to avoid foods like grapes and tomatoes. But my son loves to eat cherry tomatoes. Is this a myth or a truth?

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05:52 PM | 14-05-2019

Wow! Wonderful

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04:36 PM | 14-05-2019

The change in the inside with healthy food habits has brought this great change. It takes time but it does get your life back on track. Congratulations on embracing the. Nature based lifestyle .

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