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Integrative Approach to Eczema

Eczema aka Dermatitis is, on its own, a useless term. It just means inflammation of the skin. There are many different kinds of eczema: -Contact dermatitis: The classic is poison ivy, but can be from contact with anything -Irritant dermatitis: Like hand eczema you get after washing dishes without gloves -Nummular eczema: Eczema that is […]

Sleep and Your Skin

  In my patient history form, I ask about sleep – how well do you sleep?  If you do not sleep well, why not?  I ask these questions partly because it gives me insight into who you are as a person, but also because I think lack of good quality sleep or not enough quantity […]

Diet and Acne

One of my all-time favorite topics. For a long time, the party line in dermatology is that diet does not affect acne. And frankly, I always thought that was ridiculous.  How can what you put in your body not affect the largest organ of your body.  I mean, it just makes no sense. Finally, the […]

What is Integrative Dermatology?

The skin is the largest organ in our bodies, and in my opinion, if you do not see the skin’s health as part of overall body health and wellness, you are missing an important part of the picture.   For me, , the best way to treat patients is using a combination of conventional Western medicine […]