Posts Tagged ‘Skin’

Your scalp is the skin that covers your head that does not include your face. It contains an average of 100 000 hair follicles and within each follicle is the root of your hair. Healthy hair strands begins with a healthy scalp and just like the skin on the other parts of your body, your scalp needs to be properly cared…

Psoriasis is a common and chronic, recurrent inflammatory skin condition characterized by itchy, dry, scaly plaques. Symptoms can range in severity from mild to disabling, interfering with one’s quality of life. Psoriasis is considered by many natural health experts to be an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immu…

If you have persistent red patches of skin, you might have a skin problem called psoriasis; though it’s often confused with eczema, dermatitis or a fungal skin infection. One of the difficulties in psoriasis is that it is often a chronic or long-lasting problem and it can be widespread on the body making you feel self-…

The summer sun can be quite enjoyable, but without protection and precaution, you are at risk of sunburn. Be safe, and have a great summer!

There are hundreds of medical studies being carried out on the role of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, on your health. Many are showing interesting associations. As a naturopathic doctor, I have found that vitamin D is one of the particularly important nutrients since the body converts it into an active hormone that i…

As you get older, it is natural to expect changes in your body. One clear example is what are known as ‘age spots,’ or ‘liver spots’ – flat, darkened spots that tend to show most on UV-light exposed areas of the body. Typically it affects your face, arms, hands and the tops of your feet. They commonly show up in your 4…