I'm going on my 9th year with Alopecia Universalis. I struggled with this for years. I decided that I was going to heal it naturally with diet and exercise because the medications that were being prescribed for me were interacting with my epilepsy medication.
I started out with a raw vegan diet and lots of juicing. It really didn't do much for me. I loved fresh juices and they tasted great, but I lost weight. That was about it. I also looked a bit too thin.
The next diet I tried was the GAPS diet. Restriction diets are super hard for me to keep up with when I don't see immediate results. I loved the concept of GAPS and really wanted it to work for me, but about 3 months in I had a seizure and no new hairs.
The next diet that I tested out was something created by an alopecian that he marketed to people. It was a really strange diet that was supposed to be started out with a fast. It was full of cucumber and tomatoes and you were supposed to take the supplements that he sold you. The problem with his diet was that it took months for him to ship me the supplements and after a month on the supplements and a few months on the diet, I still didn't have hairs.
I was very reluctant to jump on board with the ketogenic diet. My neurologist told me it wouldn't work for me and it just seemed too hard. Well, I noticed that more and more of my friend's were doing it. So, I started it. It has been on and off a bit for me on the ketogenic diet.
Finallly, I found a website that discussed the zero carbohydrate diet and how meat was actually very healing. So, I dialed down the carbohydrates to almost zero. It is starting to work! I'm starting to see some pubic hairs and a few of them actually have color, which means they are terminal.
This is huge for me. I've really never had regrowth after stopping the prednisone years ago.