Kee's Wellness Tips

Clients often ask…

Q: Another site says wheat and oats are good for vitiligo? Your book says to avoid these foods?
A: Research shows that wheat and oats are part of a group of foods that are acid-forming and illicit
an inflammatory response in people with certain diseases, including vitiligo. I recommend brown rice,
quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, flax meal and ground nuts instead of wheat and oats.

Q: What makes your product different from others on the market?
A: Vitiligo Herbal Skin Cream Extra Strength is based on more than 3 decades of research, choosing herbals
and other natural ingredients that stimulate pigmentation in most people, in the shortest amount of time.
Some products are very beneficial to some, but do not work well for others. I combined the
most potent all-natural psoralens, anti-inflammatory herbals and skin healing Omega 3 rich essential oils
into a very potent cream that encourages rapid pigmentation, when used as directed. Every all-natural
ingredient in Vitiligo Herbal Skin Cream Extra Strength has shown benefits in restoring color in itiligo.
This product was made in an FDA approved facility in the USA, where it had to undergo rigorous testing.
Many companies advertise their products are tested and proven, when in fact, they are not cGMP certified
products. This cGMP certification ensures you’re getting quality products that are free of toxins and
contaminants. Many supplements come into the USA with contaminants such as lead and mercury. It is very
important to know where products are manufactured. Any product from outside the USA that did not
manufacture in an FDA certified cGMP facitility has not undergone FDA required tests to prove their
safety, despite the claims on the internet.

Q: I see a lot of products that have the exact same ingredients with many different names.
Are they the same product from the same company?
A: I encourage clients to carefully read entire websites to look for similarities in products.
There is one such ‘famous’ oil that has sold under 4 to 5 different names. Very misleading to those
with vitiligo who are seeking a company it can trust. The same company now advertises ointment and pills.
These products are not tested and proven in the USA and do not have the cGMP certification.
These oils, pills and ointment tend to come out of the same cities and countries. In the case of these
products with ads making false claims, I caution clients with Buyer Beware.

Q: Does your cream work on all skin colors or races of people?
A: The cream encourages the return of your natural skin color, no matter what color or race.
Melanocytes produce color based on each person’s genes. Companies claiming a need for
a different product for lighter or darker toned races are using a marketing ploy. Buyer Beware!

Q: How long does it take to get your color back?
A: Many start to regain some color within days or weeks, while others may take longer
to notice pigmentation. Usually, the skin freckles, turns pinkish or reddish initially, and
eventually colors in the person’s natural skin tone. Using the product as directed encourages
the best and fastest results.
I work with clients to ensure they are getting desired results through email or phone consultations
at no extra charge.

Q: You sell a lot of products for vitiligo. What do you recommend?
A: I recommend vitiligo herbal skin cream, nutritional supplements and dietary recommendations that are
shown beneficial to clients with vitiligo, based on 30 + years of research. Picrorrhiza, in particular,
is a nutritive herbal supplement that is shown to encourage re-pigmentation in those with vitiligo. The
herb is also shown to improve digestion, balance the immune system and fight inflammation.
I recommend that everyone with vitiilgo read my book, Wanakee’s Nutritional Approach to Vitiligo
& Other Autoimmune Diseases. The book is an educational reference that will help you communicate
with your doctor about testing for various vitiligo related imbalances and diseases, based on clinical
research.
It is easy to read and offers recommendations on diet, skin care and nutritional based health tips to
potentially stop the spreading of vitiligo and encourage the return of your natural skin color.

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Iodine and thyroid health

As many of you know, vitiligo is closely related to thyroid dysfunction.
Usually, hypothyroidism is a problem for those with vitiligo.
Many cancers are also linked to insufficient amounts of iodine.
It is very important to ensure there is adequate iodine in your diet and regimen.
The standard American diet is usually lacking or deficient in iodine.

Those who consume large amounts of iodized salt and eat lots of iodine rich
sea vegetables and seafood may not need supplementation.
Those whose diets are low in salt, sea veggies and sea food and are high in
bread products may need to supplement iodine. Women who are 40 and older
are very susceptible to hypothyroidism and need to ensure adequate iodine intake.

Some studies show that too much iodine may effect the thyroid and body as
negatively as too little iodine. Getting the right iodine balance is key.
Breads and other baked goods in the USA were once made with iodine, and there was
sufficient iodine intake at that time; however, bromine has replaced iodine in breads
and baked goods. Not only is the American diet now lacking sufficient iodine,
the bromine in baked goods and breads actually blocks absorption of iodine.

I recommend supplementing iodine for those with vitiligo whose diets do not include
iodized salt, seafood and seaweeds. I usually recommend starting with half an
Iodoral caplet every other day, for nutritional purposes. Performing the iodine test
with liquid iodine to ensure an adequate amount of iodine is supplemented without
going overboard. It is a good idea to ask your doctor to monitor your iodine levels
during blood work for physicals.

Iodine Self-Test:

Paint some liquid iodine onto one of your biceps and watch it for up to 6 hours.
If the iodine absorbs into the skin quickly, there is likely a severe iodine deficiency.
If the iodine remains on the bicep for 6 hours, chances are, there is adequate iodine intake.
Iodine is best taken in a protein bound formula, such as Iodoral.

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