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Holistic Healing Support For Summer Skin Care Woes

    Last week I told you all about how to naturally protect skin from burns and photoaging.   Today let’s talk about and heal all of your summer skin care concerns holistically… everything from: yeast overgrowth athletes foot cuts and scrapes bug bites and more… I’ve got you covered! Let’s go:     1. Treating Yeast Overgrowth   First, the energetic imbalance behind a yeast overgrowth… being too sweet! Literally! Yeast tend to take advantage of hosts that allow an imbalance to take hold. I always like to ask patients if there are any areas of their life what …

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Honey for Gut Protection and Healing, Here’s How

  A new major medical study left absolutely no doubt about the incredible healing power of honey.     Published in Laryngoscope on June 11, 2018, researchers found that using honey literally protected the gut lining against corrosive damage from swallowing a battery — how’s that for protection?   Honey helped: slowed the amount of acid discharged from the battery neutralized the tissue pH at the battery contact site to optimal levels for clinical protection prevented deep tissue injury and completely prevented all esophageal perforations (which was a 50% rate in controls, meaning one out of every two ingestions resulted …

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Sea Salt Spray Heals Diabetic Ulcers

As I blogged about last week… I love treating skin issues. I love taking care of skin, and I love supporting skin healing. As a physician, skin is like magic to me.   In medicine, we see the miracle of skin repair all the time:   You can cut it during surgery, and it will grow back together within a week. You can scrape it to take a biopsy, and it will re-establish an intact barrier within days. You can puncture it with a needle, and it will fill back in to stop bleeding within a matter of minutes… sometimes …

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How To Prevent Bug Bites While Grounding Outdoors

The weather is warming up here where I live… …and this always means my inbox is full of emails from patients and readers asking:     How can you reduce your chance of tick bites (and other insect bites) while still connecting to the earth outside?   Especially with the latest press about the Zika virus, patients are wanting to know more than ever how to reduce their risk of mosquito bites and yet continue the beautiful, healing practice of touching the earth outside daily. I really don’t want you to limit or stop your healing practice of connecting to …

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Skin Care Round Up — holistic moisturizing, exfoliation, and wound healing

My skin care motto is: simplify.   Let me tell you a little about my background… Before becoming a full time Mommy I was considering going into Dermatology, so in medical school I took three times the regular amount of training in Dermatology as a result. I also spent four summers throughout college working at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD… working with a research team who was investigating oncogenes. And… as I mentioned in my sunscreen article last week, my father was a top scientist at the forefront of melanoma research, so in my lifetime I’ve gotten a …

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Winter Skin

Winter can be a tough time for anybody’s skin… and especially the tender new skin of newborn and preemie babies. Dry heated air that dehydrates and cracks vulnerable skin inside combine with whipping cold winds that chaff skin outside… …no fun if this is baby’s first winter or if you suffer from chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or other forms of dermatitis.   Today I have a blog post for you that is full of wonderful things you can do to support tender dry winter skin and support skin health in general. From pulling together all my most …

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Honey To Speed Wound Healing (and reduce scarring!)

You already know I love honey to ease seasonal allergy symptoms… this pic shows the honey lollipops I love to make… and literally my son’s allergy complaints are non-existent this year. And you know I scour the medical literature on your behalf to bring you all the positive, uplifting, cutting edge and natural health advice possible… (like how chocolate is great for brain and heart health! Yes sir! Give me another!) So I’ve got something else easy and natural that is proven to work, even in the cynical and cold/calculating world of medicine… honey stood up as a wound healing …

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