A new series of the Channel 4 Show The Food Hospital will be aired on the 26th of September. I was very lucky and privaledged to have been chosen to participate in the show with regards to my Alopecia Universalis.
To be involved in The Food Hospital was incredible. For over 10 years I have struggled with how this autoimmune disease has affected my life. My physical appearance altered dramatically in a period of only a few months which in turn affected me massively on a psychological level. For years I was given absolutley no hope from both my GP or Dermatologist (or any other avenue I persued)…… for the simple fact that there has been minimal research into this autoimmune disease. As a result our community are forced to sit and suffer in silence.
The Food Hospital has been an opportunity to have professionals investigate this disease farther and open doors which have NEVER been considered by the medical profession when looking at Autoimmune Alopecia. To have experts actually turn round and suggest a possibility that nutrition could play a part in this disease is massive. Massive from a medical point of view and also massive from a HOPE angle within the Alopecia community. If a person holds no hope, in my opinion they hold nothing. Everyone who finds themselves in a position always needs hope, hope in its self is positive and alters your mindset and for those reasons is mandatory.
I hope people with Alopecia watch the show and build their own hope around it. You can view my backstory on The Food Hospital website along with another girl from series I who suffered Alopecia Areata.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to read and please never give up hope with Alopecia…. I really believe we can fix this together xxx