Pomegranate: Great Food for Your Skin ~ Best Natural Skincare Diet

Pomegranates are a little bit tart, even when they’re ripe, but the purple dyes they have in them are powerful anti-oxidants, and protect your body and your blood vessels. In addition, they’re excellent for the heart. I believe when they’re in season, you should be sure to get your fill of this important fruit. They protect not only your heart, but your other vessels, and the vessels in your skin. They’re a valuable addition to a diet that keeps you healthy.


Eggs: Great Food for Your Skin ~ Best Natural Skincare Diet

Eggs have gotten a bad rap because of the cholesterol in the yoke. I think the important thing is not to oxidize the yoke. (Oxidization creates free radicals which contribute to aging and other harmful things.) Therefore, it’s best to eat your eggs as soft boiled, poached, or sunny side up, but scrambled eggs should be reserved for just occasional use. Because you’re beating the yoke in air, and you’re heating it up directly.


Turmeric: Great Foods for Your Skin ~ Best Natural Skincare Diet

Turmeric is a wonderful root that has tremendous uses of spice and herb that is a key component to curry in Indian cooking. It has many different protector properties including being anti-cancer being anti-inflammatory and be anti-microbial so that it kills bad organs in the body. It has a lot of different in flavoring and it has one big caution it’s such a powerful dye that it stain not only your clothing but even your table. Be sure to be careful when you’re using and be careful what you wearing.


What Natural Skin Care Supplements Do You Prescribe?

“Tell us Dr. Dattner, what are some of the supplements that you find work well for some your patience?”


“Well I use digestive enzymes I use herbs that support the liver in a variety of different ways and let me also emphasize that I make choices according to the individual patient. Now it might be that the person wants a vegetarian enzymes so that makes me make certain kinds of other choices, but I’ve also been fortunate to have learned a method for determining which of two different products a would be ideal by using muscle response testing and I’m able to test muscles that are directly related segmentally to the organ involved to see which one strengthens up that muscle related to the organ. I use that as an additional guide for finding out which things would be best among two things which intellectually makes sense as being useful from my understanding of the disorder that I am treating.”


“Wow that is fascinating!”


“It’s very helpful, and you know it’s still a little surprising being a scientist its been a big leap of faith for me to learn this, but having study with a number of masters who do this. I have gotten a sense of doing it just like when you go to an acupuncturist and they feel your pulse he gets a sense of something and it’s very hard to communicate in words.”


Did you know Hidradenitis Suppuritiva is connected with metabolic syndrome?

Depositphotos_5735625_xsEmbarrassing? Maybe. Common? Perhaps more than you think. 

Hidradenitis Suppuritiva is an acne related condition involving recurrent boils and cysts in the apocrine areas. These especially include under the arms around the breasts, in the groin and buttock areas. It may be confined to just to just a few small cysts, or develop into large cysts with multiple training points. At its worst, they can be painful and make it difficult to carry out ordinary activities.

This condition is sometimes treated with injected steroids, topical or oral antibiotics, and surgical drainage. More radical treatment includes cutting out the entire affected area into the deeper fat or down to the fascia. That kind of surgery can require a long recovery time.

More recently, powerful immunosuppressants known as Biologics have been used with some success. Unfortunately, these carry a very large price tag both an actual dollar cost, and in the possibility of leading to development of infections like tuberculosis, or cancers like lymphoma.

I’ve been successful in improving the condition the patients with Hidradenitis using a similar approach to that which I use in acne. That involves correcting digestive and hormonal imbalances, and removing toxins from the skin. My report of success met with considerable resistance at the Second International Meeting of the Hidradenitis Suppuritiva Foundation in San Francisco some years ago.  

Consequently, I was very happy to see an article that was published last year linking Hidradenitis Suppuritiva  to metabolic syndrome. One of the most important inclusions of the article was that Hidradenitis Suppuritiva  appears to be a systemic condition rather than just to localized skin condition. This further supports my approach and results in treating this condition as a systemic inflammatory disorder with supplements and nutritional changes.

If you need help with this condition, please contact my office. I work in New York and also via Skype, so if you live far away, I can still be of help.

To your health,

Dr. Alan M. Dattner, MD

Holistic Dermatology & Integrative Medicine

 


The problem with quick-fixes for acne. Part 4

Another unintended consequence of acne blogs and information you may find on the Internet on acne related sharing sites, is that you will not have enough information about the individuals who report either success or failure with various treatments they suggest to understand whether those treatments will be successful for you.  

Although there are many common features of various illnesses such as acne, there are also many individual variations in both genetics and exposure history. As a result, Even if the report of the success after a particular novel acne treatment is accurate, it still may be impossible to know whether you have the same conditions are such that the same remedy will work for you.  As a result of this individual variation, what will work for another person may not be effective for you.

Furthermore, it may take a lot more depth of understanding of the physiology of the acne to be able to even ask the right questions of the person who benefited from a new remedy, to know if that remedy would be of any use to you. This is why it's worth seeing a holistic doctor who can really ferret out your particular issue and finally help you get to the bottom of it.

To your health,

Dr. Alan M. Dattner, MD

Holistic Dermatology & Integrative Medicine


The problem with quick-fixes for acne. Part 3

Another unintended consequence of acne blogs is that it may give you an excuse to delay definitive treatment of your condition.  For people with progressive acne, and especially those with cystic acne, the possibility exists that they will have significant increase scarring the longer they hold off getting their condition under control.

It's important to prevent deep of scarring, by making sure that you have more severe acne treated promptly if it is severe and you are not making progress with the suggestions that you find in the blogs and online.

To your health,

Dr. Alan M Dattner, MD

Holistic Dermatology & Integrative Medicine


The problem with quick-fixes for acne. Part 2

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See a physician like Dr. Dattner if your skin lesions become exacerbated.

Another unintended danger of reading acne blogs is that you may fail to get examined by a dermatologist or other physician when lesions arise that you interpret as acne may perhaps be due to some other, more serious cause. This could include Staphlococcus or Strep infections which have the danger of spreading externally or worse, internally.

These lesions could also include skin syndromes that you do not recognize that require further diagnosis and treatment. If there is anything unusual about your acne, or if you feel otherwise ill when you develop it, it is best to get it checked out by a dermatologist or other doctor. It is really important to know if something else is going on instead of what you interpreted to be acne, and make sure that condition gets treated properly.

To your health,

Dr. Alan M. Dattner, MD

Holistic Dermatology & Integrative Medicine


The problem with quick-fixes for acne. Part 1

Depositphotos_4683136_xsOne unintended danger of reading acne blogs is that you will see the suggestions given as all that is necessary to clear up your skin.

For many people, there are a variety of different habits and conditions that are leading to their acne, and a variety leading to the acne cure. Fixing only one or two factors may not be sufficient to give you a good improvement. Several different changes may be necessary in the right order or all together in order to clear up acne naturally.

So besides not getting better from following a specific suggestion in a blog, danger exists that you will decide if that a particular diet or lifestyle change does not clear you up, it is of no use at all. As a result, you may believe that it is useless for you as part of a more comprehensive program, and disregard it.

Indeed, it may be a crucial step when put together with a more complete series of therapeutic changes. It is important not to "write off" various lifestyle changes suggested as useless because they were ineffective when applied without comprehensive health care support.

If you need more support for a skin condition than you are getting online, contact me.

To your health,

Dr. Alan M. Dattner, MD

Holistic Dermatology & Integrative Medicine


Natural acne treatment: to clear up your face, draw the line.

Depositphotos_8458760_xsAt some point, if you really want to clear up your face, you have to draw the line between doing things that are likely to aggravate your acne and those that are not.

If that means not touching your face repeatedly and squeezing lesions you got to give that a try and draw the line on doing those harmful activities. If eating various kinds of foods like sugar and dairy and junk food are likely to be aggravating your problem, at some point you have got to draw the line, and just stop eating them.

Your body needs a consistent message, so stay with better eating and avoid going back to old bad habits. Drawing the line on harmful behaviors for your skin and giving a real trial to healthier habits and eating can make a big difference. Even if this is not sufficient to clear your skin, it makes it a lot easier for a knowledgeable doctor to clear you up and help cure your acne using natural treatments and methods.

To your health,

Dr. Alan M. Dattner, MD

Holistic Dermatology & Integrative Medicine