Diet helps reduce hair pulling. Treat trichotillomania naturally. Help 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.
Trichotillomania causes may include nutrition.
The basis of the John Kender diet (see table below) is that many people with the hair pulling disorder trichotillomania and skin picking 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 thought to feed the skin yeast, Malassezia.
Vegetarians : Check out trichotillomania specialist John Kender sites to see what you can and can't eat as soy products are not recommended.
|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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|