Radiant Skin from the Inside Out ~ Holistic Skincare ~ Healthy Frontiers TV

Radiant Skin from the Inside Out ~ Holistic Skincare ~ Healthy Frontiers TV

Dr. Dattner:   So it helps people find the pathway that’s most exactly useful for them.

Interviewer:   Perfect, and so who might best benefit from the book?

Dr. Dattner:   Well anybody with a skin disorder is going to benefit, if they are interested in finding other ways of solving the problem.

Interviewer:   Right

Dr. Dattner:   Or of getting better control in using something in addition to what their dermatologist is giving them.

Interviewer:   Right

Dr. Dattner:   And people who are going to benefit most are the ones also who want to use natural methods and are willing to make the changes necessary to do that.

Interviewer:   That’s great.


Kale Yeah! Great Food for Your Skin ~ Best Natural Skincare Diet

Kale is a dark leafy green vegetable that has a lot of valuable properties to it. It is a very rich in antioxidants like lutein, so that it is protective for the skin and for the eyes. So it’s a very important plant to eat, especially when there’s a lot of exposure to the sun.


What Really Causes Acne? ~ Holistic Acne Treatment

WHAT REALLY CAUSE ACNE? ~ Holistic Acne Treatment

A long time ago, we used to think everything had one cause. Now we know there’s a whole network of different causes and those come together push the body so it begins to mis-fire. We know that hormones cause acne in many different people because it develops at the time of puberty and gets worse with, say, a menstrual cycle in women.

We also know that some people break out from various foods and there are many different mechanisms by which this happens. It’s not just one thing. One of those reasons is hypersensitivity reaction which is going on in the follicles.  Another reason is that it disturbs sugar metabolism and insulin metabolism.

There are also various kinds of oils and improper oils that come in through the diet and those seem to be contributors to acne in some people as well. So there are many different factors there, different in different people, and as we look at somebody’s story, we begin to understand which ones are most involved.


Green Tea: Great Food for Your Skin ~ Best Natural Skincare Diet

Green tea has antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory activity–and anti-tumor activity. So, drinking green tea can help protect you against a lot of the environmental damage that’s occurring from a number of different sources.

Green tea has less mold in its production than black tea, so it seems to be more beneficial in that way, and various compounds isolated from green tea have been tested for decades and shown to have anti-cancer activity in the test tube. Those products include something called EGCG, and a number of other related compounds. So I recommend that green tea become a regular part of your diet if you’re not sensitive to the small amount of caffeine in it.


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

This time to the center of the stage, let’s have: broccoli! Broccoli has a lot of benefits, not only for your skin, but for the rest of your body. Especially because it has various substances in it that help you detoxify chemicals in your body. Things like indole-3-carbinol and di-indo-methane are related to the substances in broccoli that are so valuable for protecting you. I think it’s best to cook your broccoli. Why is that? Because in uncooked broccoli, there are substances called goiter-ages, that will bind-out iodine. And if you eat too much raw broccoli and its cousins like kale, raw, from the broccosica family, you’ll pull out iodine and you’ll put a stress on your thyroid. So I recommend steamed broccoli as a great food for helping your skin and helping detoxify your body from potential carcinogens.


Water: Stay Hydrated for Great Skin ~ Best Natural Skincare Diet

Water is one of my favorite, well I guess you could say, foods. But you have to know how to use it. Water should be pure as possible, and the temperature should depend on what you’re doing. You don’t want to have ice cold water if you’re a type of person who’s already cold. And you don’t want to have it in the winter. Water should be taken between meals, because if you take the water with your meal, you dilute your digestive juices.

But it’s really important to hydrate your body adequately. So that means making sure that you remind yourself to drink water in-between times. Remember that if you’re drinking coffee or tea, that doesn’t always count as water, because those beverages are stimulating the kidney to get rid of water, so if your body needs more hydration, make sure you actually take it as water, and not water with other things in it like sugar or caffeine.


What to Do if Your Eczema Cream Stops Working ~ Holistic Treatment

What to Do if Your Eczema Cream Stops Working ~ Holistic Skincare

It’s possible that you became allergic to one of the components of your eczema cream. It’s important to realize that there are certain kinds of things like preservatives in the creams that are very limited in the types that can exist.

So even if you go to another cream you might find that you’re still going to break out. If that’s the case, you really need to go to somebody who has a great background in chemistry or in dermatology who understands what these things are and can help you figure out what things you need to avoid.  It could be either the preserve system or it could be the actual emollient, the oil part of the cream.

Remember that many components of creams are required as opposed to an ointment or an oil which doesn’t need any kind of emulsifier or preservative, but certainly is not as elegant, as it stains your clothing. It’s important to vary what you’re using, but to do it in a way that avoids the things that have cause problems before. This is the beginning of holistic skincare.


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

Oatmeal is soothing to the entire digestive system and can be very calming to irritation in the gut. However some oatmeal does have gluten in it, and if you’re gluten-sensitive, you may want to avoid that, and if you’re grain-sensitive, you may want to avoid the oats as well. So, this is a food to choose if you don’t have sensitivities to grains or wheat, certainly not if you have sensitivities to oats, that can make a big difference in calming yourself down.

In addition, they have some anti-depressant qualities, so it’s soothing not only to your  gut, but also to your mind.

And finally, avina sativa, oats, is a natural soothing element for the skin when applied topically. Oatmeal baths have long been used to soothe irritated skin, so oats are an excellent food to be aware of if they match your body’s capabilities of dealing with them.


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.