That we currently consume 140 lbs. of sugar, per person, per year in the U.S. is one glaring example of our population following the pleasure of their taste buds in their departure from homeostasis (or stability, or equilibrium). In my practice of natural care of the skin, I invite people to examine what their taste preferences may mean for their skin. Sugar is a major cause of inflammation. And inflammation is a major underlying cause of skin disease.
Where my fellow dermatologists use their knowledge of immunology, exposure, and industrial chemistry to identify which chemicals are causing a “contact dermatitis” (inflammation of the skin that occurs due to exposure to some form of irritant), so that they can remove the allergic substance from someone’s life to clear the problem, there is tremendous overlap between my holistic dermatology and conventional practice. More on this in part six.
To your health,
Dr. Alan M. Dattner, MD
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