09.02.2018 | A No-Nonsense Guide To Vitiligo

A thoroughly researched, easy-to-read and jargon-free guide to vitiligo – this is essential reading in English and Spanish for every vitiligo patient and parent. 
In this unique book, Yan Valle – author, campaigner and CEO of Vitiligo Research Foundation – will guide you through symptoms, decipher medical jargon and explore treatments, so you can choose the proper therapy for yourself – or knowingly abstain from it. 
It is not always easy, or even possible, to treat vitiligo. Researchers are still in the dark about vitiligo. Doctors are not infallible. Sometimes, vitiligo symptoms do not readily suggest a clear solution. Other times, there is a range of possible treatments with different side-effects. No single therapy is clearly superior to the others. 
Dashing from the root cause to a future lifestyle, the author reveals what you really need to know and what you must avoid, in order to manage this weird, complicated disease. 
Just some of the topics covered inside:
  • The link between vitiligo and other diseases. 
  • How to detect early signs of vitiligo.
  • How to identify potential triggers and everyday household items you should avoid.
  • The environmental factors and stress-related issues that can cause vitiligo.
  • Common treatment strategies and protocols. Which one is good for you?
  • Frequent treatment mistakes and how to fix them.
  • Natural remedies and diets for vitiligo: what’s true, what’s not.
  • How to break the vicious Catch 22 cycle.
Buy this book and you will: 
  • Save the countless hours spent searching the web for information, only to realize most of it’s worthless.
  • Save all the time and effort spent on seeing non-specialist doctors who can’t help you.
  • Save the thousands of dollar spent on bogus supplements, snake oil cures and confusing research papers.
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UPDATE June 25, 2018: The book is also available in SPANISH now!
Yan Valle es Director de la Fundación para la Investigación del Vitiligo que investiga la verdad oculta sobre ese devastadora condición de la piel. En este viaje aguas arriba a la misteriosa fuente de manchas blancas, Yan busca implacablemente evidencias en el cuerpo y el entorno. Reúne chamanes, científicos, celebridade
s y altos ejecutivos para compartir secretos valiosos y resolver el rompecabezas. Al pasar de las posibles causas a un futuro mejor estilo de vida, el autor revela lo que realmente necesitas saber. 
Yan lo guiará a través de los síntomas, posibles desencadenantes y productos comunes que debes evitar. Él lo ayudará a descifrar la jerga médica y corregir los errores comunes del médico. Juntos, explorarán tratamientos, medicinas naturales, dieta saludable, suplementos vitamínicos, y camuflaje cosmético para que pueda elegir la terapia adecuada para usted o su hijo.
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Why Is It Important

There are a lot of people who don't want you to stand up for your rights and demand a cure. They say vitiligo is not life threatening and not contagious, and you must embrace a life of a pariah, hiding yourself from sunlight and from the society.

Vitiligo is an under-researched disease resulting in milky white skin patches on the skin. The breadth and complexity of the disease require international collaboration in therapy development. The severity of the disease calls for national healthcare support.

So, speak up for your condition and your rights. Sign the letter to tell the UN Secretary-General that you want recognition and support. It would be appreciated if you could give every member of your family or group an opportunity for signing.

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Firmly committed to curing Vitiligo, the VR Foundation is a non-profit organization funding and fast-tracking medical research globally. We challenge the disease of vitiligo with educational and medicinal enlightenment. We care; we educate; we advance knowledge. We are the VR Foundation.

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