Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis (White Spots) - Ted's Q&A

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Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 08/16/2011

Hi Ted,

I am getting in touch as I have been told that I have idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. I have read your posts on the Earth clinic website but wondered what you think the underlying cause of this is? Is it possible it could be yeast/fungus related. I just find it so weird that little white spots would pop up everywhere.

Do you still believe that taking 500-1000 mcg of B12, 20 mg of folic acid, and 3000 mg vitamin C a day is the best thing to do? Is there anything I can apply to my skin as well to help? Let me know if you would suggest anything else?

I would really appreciate your help.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Well, I think is fungus and I will give you the reason why. People with fungus usually has or sometime in history, hypochlorhydria or simply low stomach acid. It's they stomach acid that prevents us from getting fungus from entering the intestines. Other bacteria may survive the stomach acid, but one thing that stomach acid does great is killing the fungus. This fungus (most) depends also on people with low copper in their system. This condition is the same for vitiligo and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis in treatment because both are fungus. Some of these microbiologist knew about this (and dandruff) since the beginning of the last century (early 1900) f, but the information is lost (it is nowhere to be found today) they are also fungus too, but they are different species. They also cause autoimmune because generally these grow inside a healthy cells, which makes them appear to attack "healthy" cells. Most antibiotics don't work because they attack them from outside. Its the same with SLE (lupus), and other things. But commercialization requires you to make different diseases and pronounce "no cure" but they are they same treatment for these species with some difference. You are on the right track with your treatment, but there are missing things.
Besides the B12 (500-1000 mcg), and folic acid (20 mg) and 3000 mg of vitamin C you also need:
1. Betaine HCl to increase your stomach acid to protect from increases in further fungus exposure
2. PABA at least 400 mg
3. Vitamin D3 (10,000 iu) Topical creams however work the best.
4. Copper deficiency. Copper prevents fungus growth that's how wood rot is also treated too.
5. Chromium deficiency Chromium controls blood sugar, and also are low for people with vitiligo and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis.
6. Blood sugar is high. It fuels most lower organism, what better then sugar?
7. Boron. Helps normalize hormones, and progesterone especially is lacking, so these people get this condition if they are 35 years an older.
8, Autoimmune disease. It is found that 10% has autoimmune disease. Of course they do, that's how fungus works, it causes autoimmune disease, it doesn't do that generally speaking if its a virus or a bacteria. And borax is the best treatment for them because borax kills fungus and it raises or normalizes hormone across the board, with possible exception of growth hormones.

There are some topical creams that work too, polypodium leucotomas cream or topical application. There are some fungus that responds to hydrogen peroxide and borax, there are some that doesn't which sulfur such as MSM or DMSO I used in past, but they are not vitiligo per se, but generally speaking all fungus responds to them because of their metabolism is different.

And generally speaking homocysteine is higher then average, say 10 and above is high, I like them to be 6 - 8. That can be generally lower with TMG, or trimethyglycine. Of course the incidence in a autoimmune disease will always be higher then hypothyroidism, which causes it because fungus is known to cause autoimmune disease then hypothydroidism. Generally speaking idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis and vitiligo fits this pattern. What I know is very old knowledge, you might be more updated if you see or consult a doctor as a legal disclaimer.

So it is caused by a fungus from my reasoning, and possible treatments are many, I just list a few items here that a person can look over.


Replied by Shelby
Dorchester, Ontario, Canada

Ted, could this be a sun and age problem also. I am 52. I am a trainer so I am physically fit and muscled. However, I just noticed them more after indoor tanning too. Now after this beautifufl summer it go worse. What are your thoughts. How can I maintain that somewhat healthy glow and get rid of these spots.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Well, the skin is low in antioxidants, and basically you will reduce these by tanning. So take more antioxidants, particularly lycopene, 100 mg to 500 mg a day, vitamin C 500 to 1000 mg day, beta carotene 1000 mg, and for any burns on the body use aloe vera oil 80%, with vitamin E natural vitamin E 15%, and 5% vitamin A, applied to the skin. Some people's skin goes orange with beta carotene if taken too much and tyrosine will properly make it less orange by converting them into proper form. Melatonin in creams can also be applied to reduce the problem.

Replied by Mitzie

Hi Wendy, I clicked on the link but it is unavailable says "server cannot be found." Is everything ok regarding Ted?

Replied by Mitzie

Hello Ted,

What do u think about rubbing coconut oil all over the skin and taking alfalfa supplements? Will this help lessen the outbreak? And you said it will take approximately 1-3 months for these spots to completely disappear following proper protocol, right? Do u think this will be equally effective if we follow 3 of the recommended supplements u have listed or do we take all that are listed? I have an appointment with a dermatologist later this month will get back with results.

Replied by Mitzie

Hello Ted,

Are u still available to help? If so, please respond to my previous post. Thanks in advance.

Replied by Wendy
Columbus, Oh

Ted cannot be reached now. Please do not contact him. Here is an earthclinic link regarding same:

Replied by Lina


Have u seen any results using the mentioned vitamins please advice as am experiencing the same problem

Replied by Megan

Hi.. what about using grapefruit seed extract internally and externally.

Replied by Sara

Hi, did you find any treatment? I am 27 and having the same problem...