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.
|LIGHT FOODS help stop hair pulling||DARK FOODS DAMAGE|
|Cherries||Popcorn and corn|
|Garlic||Nuts, especially peanuts|
|Ripening bananas||crustaceans (lobster, prawns, crab)|
|Decaffeinated tea||Soy products of any kind|
|guava||fatty fish, e.g. tuna, herring|
|Kefir with yoghurt||sardines, salmon, mackerel|
|Pineapple||Most shellfish : Mussels Shrimp, Prawns, Lobster & Crab|
|unsweetened live yoghurt||Beans of any sort|
|Brussel Sprouts||hair roots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|