Could Your Rash Be a Sign of Something Serious? ~ Functional Dermatology

Could Your Rash Be a Sign of Something Serious?

There are a number of different disorders that occur with the skin, which can be addressed with functional dermatology. For example, some patients with skin that is more stretchy than normal, hyper-elastic has a defect of the elastic tissue that also can involve the elastic tissue in their arteries. So they can even blow out a great vessel, and checking that out properly can be a way to keep an eye on it and prevent the possible rupture of the aorta which leads to immediate death.

So, if you have a condition on your skin, a rash that doesn’t go away, or something that doesn’t quite make sense, get it checked out by a dermatologist to be sure that it’s not something that is telling us about a condition that could be really detrimental to your health–or your life. Consider getting support with functional dermatology.


Do Sunscreens Really Block the Sun? ~ Natural Dermatology

Do sunscreens really block the sun?

Curious about natural dermatology for aging and cancer prevention? One of the reasons that I’m such an advocate of hats and clothing is that sun screens don’t really block the sun.  They do take the sun’s energy and change it into a more harmless form of energy so that there is not a sun burn, but still some of that energy gets through.  That energy can cause damage especially if you apply sunscreen on and then spend a lot of time out in the sun.

With just sunscreen, you get some of that energy coming through all day long that can be causing aging, and even potentially future skin cancer.  It’s important to remember that even the metallic sunscreens like zinc and titanium are usually zinc and titanium salts, they’re not the metal.  You do get some energy coming through, even using those. It’s very important to remember that you need other kinds of ways of blocking the sun.  The sun screen is just an added benefit to protect against reflected rays.


What to Do in Your 20’s, to Save Your Skin in Your 50’s ~ Natural Wrinkle Treatment

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR 20’S TO SAVE YOUR SKIN IN YOUR 50’s

Looking for natural wrinkle treatment for aging skin? Preventative natural skincare in your 20’s is your best bet.

There are a lot of people who would like to get a tan when they’re young to make themselves look more attractive and look more like outdoor people. Now, that makes some sense if your whole life is outdoors but the problem with it is that the damage done begins to appear later in life and it accumulates. What you want to do is try to avoid sunburns at all costs and make sure that if you do get a little bit of sun that you protect the areas that show most.

This is a little bit different than what most people do because most women especially will get a nice tan on their ” V” neck area.  You’ll notice that there are many women who continue getting that tan and by the time they hit their forties or fifties that area looks beat up with blotches and sunspots and redness and all kinds of damage.  Whereas, there are other women who just get very light amount of sun and not have that damage. So you want to avoid that kind of damage to the exposed areas.


What are the Chances that Spot is Skin Cancer? ~ Natural Skincare

What are the Chances that Spot is Skin Cancer? Natural Skincare Tips.

Have you been in the sun lately? There’s a lot of different kinds of skin cancer. If you are older and you had a lot of sun exposure and you have rough spots on your forehead and scalp and exposed areas of the body, that’s a good chance that they are pre-cancerous.

Nothing terrible or dangerous necessarily, but definitely something to treat before they get worse.  If you have a spot that is bleeding or breaking down, it has funny colors to it.  It could be something more dangerous and is definitely worth checking out.  There are a lot of different kinds of spots on the body and most that really are benign, but it takes a skilled eye to figure out which is which.

If you have a spot that just doesn’t seem right, or has something unusual about its appearance, or the way it feels, it’s a good idea to get checked out by the Dermatologist for natural skincare.


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

Watermelon is great for your skin

Watermelon has wonderful properties for a natural skincare diet. The the green part of watermelon has a diuretic effect, that is, it helps the body get rid of liquid. Watermelon is also an alkalizing food. So even though it’s sweet, it helps make the body more alkaline. The caution watermelon that it is very sweet, and there’s a lot of sugar there. So you’ve got to be sure you’re not eating an excess amount sugar, or that you don’t have a problem with sugar, when you’re eating watermelon.

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

Avocados are a great food for your skin, because they contain a lot of oils that are beneficial to your body. But there is a caution with avocados because they also are histamine-producing foods. And so if you have a condition of hives or severe itching that’s allergic, it may be best to cut back on the avocados and avoid them. So it’s imoprtant to know that when you’re choosing your foods. I think it’s always important to know that there are foods in general, but specifically for you there may be differences. So we have a wonderful food here in avocados, but it may not be good if your skin condition involves a lot of histamine release.


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

Blueberries are a terrific food, and the reason they’re so terrific is because the purple color they have is a dye that contains something which has powerful antioxidant activity. The actual ingredient are called antho-cyanidins. They are pigments that help absorb free-radicals and protect the body.

But let’s talk about the other side of blueberries. If you are a person who has issues with sugar or with yeast, blueberries, especially nice fresh ones in-season can be very sweet. And they can aggravate your condition. So, they have to be chosen according to your situation. If you are overweight, or if you have excessive yeast issues, you might want to skip the blueberries. If you don’t have a problem in those arenas, and you have a lot of oxidant stress, blueberries are a terrific food, and should be eaten when they are in season.


What is Holistic Dermatology, Really?

What is Holistic Dermatology, Really? Healthy Frontiers

Interviewer:   It’s great. So what is a Holistic Dermatologist? Now we can go on forever…

Dr. Dattner:   Okay, there are a couple of things that are involved in Holistic Dermatology. One, is I am a dermatologist, so I understand the methods that are available and what the positives and negatives are.  I understand the biology and physiology of the skin, so I bring that to the table and at the same time I have other methods to use to get back to the etiology, to the root cause of the problem that’s going on. And the root cause is usually an environmental exposure, whether it’s something topical in which my colleagues are very good at diagnosing when if it’s a context sensitivity. But, the biggest source of foreign material entering the body is through the mouth, so the digestive tract is what I spend a lot of time correcting. Microbial, the digestion, leaky gut all of those things are things that I address in my practice. The other thing is that Holistic Dermatology covers a wide variety of inputs, so some people have an emotional issue which leads to an eating issue which leads to gut issue which leads to a skin issue. So when it becomes obvious that there is a particular area that needs treatment, I address that area.

Interviewer:   Right!

Dr. Dattner:   The other thing is that it’s very eclectic, so I use a number of different techniques that are not in conventional medicine. Those include herbology, those include some chiropractic techniques, some kinesiology to give me further information that corresponds with what I have learned from history and physical as well and helps me better select among the things that intellectually should make sense for say treating, but digestive issues I can refine that.

Interviewer:   That’s great; so why did you choose to practice that way?

Dr. Dattner:   Well, you know I got to the tip of the tip in terms of practice of dermatology and I saw what was known and what wasn’t known. The tip of the tip this was the National Institute of Health, building ten, where we flew patients in who we wanted to study from all over the country.

Interviewer:   Yes

Dr. Dattner:   And we had patients there who had rare disorders that were being treated with Vitamin C, but there was not an understanding of the lure around Vitamin C and bioflavonoids.

Interviewer:   Right

Dr. Dattner:   And I realize I had to go outside of current conventional medicine to bring in the totality of knowledge that was available and so it was very exciting when I found out that all this was available through the….what was called the alternative world then. But interestingly in this particular case with the Vitamin C, the work on bioflavonoids had been done in the 50’s by a Nobel Prize winner. So it had just left medicine for a while.

Interviewer:   Right, forgotten.

Dr. Dattner:   Wasn’t that it was never in it.

Interviewer:   Right, okay should have it was always there.

Dr. Dattner:   Yeah!

Interviewer:   Good!


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

Cucumber is very cooling, so from the Ayruvedic standpoint, it’s wonderful for people who have a lot of heat, for the what we call the “pitta” types. And it can be used both topically as a preparation for people who have a lot of heat, or it can be eaten in salads. So it’s a wonderful thing to eat in the summer when it’s hot.

 


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

Grapefruit can be an excellent food for the skin. Vitamin C is present in the fruit. And in the pulp, the white part inside the skin, there are bioflavonoids that protect against oxidative damage, which is occurring all the time, because when we detoxify with our liver, we produce free radicals, when we use muscles for activity, we produce free radicals. So we’re producing free radicals all the time. So it’s important to have a diet that helps support our ability to deal with free radical damage. And grapefruit is a good food for that.

However, a caution with grapefruit is that it affects some of our metabolic enzymes, especially in the liver, that break down different foods, and can slow those down. So, there are dozens of commonly used drugs whose metabolism is slowed down if you use grapefruit. Usually your doctor will warn you if you’re on such a drug, but it’s important to look up, because that could cause the drug levels to elevate because you don’t break the drug down as rapidly as you want, and that could cause some trouble. those are especially drugs that are broken down by the enzyme P450-3A4. So be sure to check if you’re taking any kind of medications and you want to eat grapefruit regularly.