Mike Staffieri RHN's Blog (11)

Modified Coimbra Protocol...high dose vitamin D for Immune modulation

I have no designated Coimbra practitioners here in Toronto Canada. I've had alopecia Universalis since I was 30...I am now 55.. Over two years ago I had my genome read and found out I have polymorphism in my VDR (vitamin D receptor gene) where I don't convert sunlight into vitamin D very efficiently. When I went to get my vitamin D levels checked at the time at I was under 30 (ng/ml) . …very low. Since then, I…


Added by Mike Staffieri RHN on August 26, 2019 at 3:07pm — 4 Comments

Genetics and immunology of alopecia areata

berberine, curcumin, cordyseps, red yeast rice and salacia are all natural JAK1/2/3 inhibitors

I'm going to be taking these for three months...will get back with results

there is a microbiome connection ...video mentions antibiotics checking rat induced…


Added by Mike Staffieri RHN on December 13, 2017 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

the VDR (vitamin D receptor gene) inflammation and keratin (hair and nail) production

I personally have 3 SNP's on my VDR gene which makes is harder for me to convert sunlight into Vitamin D..I also have a gene that make me prone to skin cancer...hence my dilemma

Vitamin D receptor regulates intestinal proteins…


Added by Mike Staffieri RHN on September 7, 2017 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Organic 99% sulfur and hair growth

I've been taking organic sulfur for 2 months , a teaspoon a day and my eye lashes are growing back. Sulphur also helps phase 2 liver detox, so is good for getting estrogen and other steroid hormones out of the body faster, as well as toxic metabolites sitting around from phase 1 liver detox. I've never seen anyone whose phase 2 was as fast as their phase 1, have you? I think everyone can benefit…


Added by Mike Staffieri RHN on April 19, 2017 at 8:06pm — 4 Comments

Topical vitamin D and AA

Successful treatment of AA with topical vitamin D:


Most people with alopecia have a vitamin D deficiency especially if they have a defect in the VDR gene ( like I do, I don't convert Vitamin D from the sun very well)

Might want to get your vitamin D levels checked and if low take like 4000ui a day and get some topical vitamin D and…


Added by Mike Staffieri RHN on October 14, 2016 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Low dose naltrexone and autoimmune disease

Apparently this is a very safe drug and it has good results with severe pain related autoimmune diseases...anyone try it for alopecia?

Added by Mike Staffieri RHN on July 13, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Lectins and automimmunity

blood type diet is the anti lectin diet and this is where Dr Gundry get's his cues from

Q: You mentioned lectins in the blood, what do you think of Dr. D’adamo with his blood type diet…. there’s no study on it but do you have a take?

A: His original thinking was that he set up a paper tiger to knock it down, because the vast majority of people are type O. Isn’t it interesting that the type O diet is the best selling diet and easiest to…


Added by Mike Staffieri RHN on December 14, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

MTOR Activation = TH17 activation and suppression of Treg cells and FoxP3 = autoimmunity

I've used NAC for three months now and hair began to regrow...I will keep you posted over the months

Added by Mike Staffieri RHN on September 18, 2015 at 11:39am — 20 Comments

Cytokines and alopecia

All Autoimmune disorders(Alopecia etc) have a dysfunctional cytokine reaction component to it

For the purposes of inhibiting ACE and reducing cytokines, the following foods and compounds seem to be the best choices:

• Green tea (ACE inhibitor, reduces cytokines)

• Black tea (ACE inhibitor, reduces cytokines)

• Quercetin (possible ACE inhibitor, reduces cytokines)

• Pomegranate juice (ACE inhibitor)

• Red wine (ACE inhibitor)

• Turmeric (reduces…


Added by Mike Staffieri RHN on June 28, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments


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