Tricho­tillo­mania Support Online

Lifestyle changes such as Diet may be a viable treatment for BFRBs.

If you follow the diet below for more than three weeks, your urges are likely to substantially decrease. BUT diet is only one part of the disorder.

The basis of the JK diet (see table below) is that people with trichotillomania seem to experience irritation and itchiness from Malassezia, a naturally occurring skin and stomach yeast. The foods on the right hand side of the table (the dark foods) are known to increase the skin yeast, Malassezia.

Vegetarians : Check out specialist John Kender sites to see what you can and can't eat as soy products are not recommended for people with trichotillomania.

Vegetarian discussion topic.

Dietary changes can help stop hair pulling

Vegetarians

LIGHT FOODS help stop hair pulling DARK FOODS DAMAGE
Oranges

Sugars :
plus the sweetener aspartame found in Diet Coke etc.

Apples Glucose
Fructose Egg Yolk
Red wine Caffeine
Lemons Chocolate
Cherries Popcorn and corn
Beef Tomato seeds
Garlic Nuts, especially peanuts
Onions Monosodium Glutamate
Kiwi Alfafa sprouts
limes Apartate/asparagine
Ripening bananas crustaceans (lobster, prawns, crab)
Decaffeinated tea Soy products of any kind
ginger root Legumes
papaya Butterfat
guava fatty fish, e.g. tuna, herring
Kefir with yoghurt sardines, salmon, mackerel
Pineapple Most shellfish : Mussels Shrimp, Prawns, Lobster & Crab
mustard Nitrites
cabbage Peas
unsweetened live yoghurt Beans of any sort
Brussel Sprouts hair roots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visits since 3rd September 2002