Being an Alopecia Champion for your Child with Alopecia
They say it takes a village when you have a child... and in many ways this is true. Baby needs helping hands, love, support and constant care. Things don't change much even when your baby is old enough to have a life of their own.
Being a champion, an advocate for your baby starts right from the beginning in utero.
I have had the privilege to speak and work with both mothers and fathers alike, concerned about their child's health and their alopecia. Is it possible to help them, YES!
Getting a diagnosis that you child has alopecia can be scary, worrisome and concerning, especially when conventional medicine fails you and doesn't really give you answers to what's going on or how to heal or what the future really looks like.
Why is that? Its because autoimmune diseases in general are relatively new... they've been in our vocabulary for less than 20 years and thus the information from western medicine is a bunch of unknowns since medicine cannot heal it.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” - Hypocrattes
Many times, parents come to me because they want a natural route, and are hesitant to use pharmaceuticals on small children. I understand this whole heartedly because as I look back, I see my use of meds and even over the counter meds did play a part in my own alopecia journey.
Last week, I got the unfortunate news that a friend's teenage daughter has alopecia. Luckily, though, there are resources to help answer questions, to steer you in the right path and to also give you options of what works, what doesn't and what each path looks like.