Hormones significantly influence the overall health of our skin. Regardless if you're in your teens or post-menopausal, hormone health is a relevant topic. From acne to rosacea to improving skin elasticity and anti-aging, the overall health of your hormones need to be considered.Read More
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Stress - it affects us all. We all have our limits and what that looks like may be different for each of us. I talk about stress a lot when it comes to health and especially functional skincare because I strongly believe that chronic stress is a major issue for many of us and can affect us in so many different ways - be it the appearance of your skin, chronic disease, energy levels or overall quality of life. Optimal health is not just eating well and exercising. It's so much more than that.Read More
Have you ever seen that person who looks 20 years older than they are? Not only do they appear just as such, but it can also be a sign of accelerated aging, which means an increased prevalence of chronic disease and early mortality. With the anti-aging skincare industry being a billion-dollar venture, it's pretty clear that many of us are looking to maintain that "youthful" appearance. The key to anti-aging is to take care of yourself - your entire self, not just topically with the skin on your face.
The stark reality is that we're all aging. Let's just do it better.Read More
They're unpleasant, can keep you awake at night and really wreak havoc on your schedule. Having a cold isn't pleasant at the best of times but here are my top tips that I use when I'm feeling under the weather that help me, and my patients out the most.Read More
With the global skincare industry being a multi-billion dollar venture, it's pretty obvious that we all care about the look and health of our skin. And with good reason - our skin is the outward manifestation of our inner selves. From gut issues to hormone dysregulation high stress, these concerns will show up on our skin in the form of dullness, dryness, acne, rosacea and the like. While there are a list of internal treatments that should be implemented for optimal skin health, topical treatments are also part of the picture.
So have you heard of platelet-rich plasma facials? Read on or check out the video to learn more.Read More
Menopause. That really fun time of a woman's life where thing start...changing. Many women suffer from hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, skin changes and weight fluctuations. Menopause is caused from the ovaries essentially "shutting down", causing a decrease in the production of sex hormones and an end to a monthly hormonal cycle. This fluctuation in hormones during the menopausal transition can cause the unwanted side effects that can linger for years in some women. But did you know you don't necessarily have to deal with these side effects?
Here are my top simple, most effective tips that you can start doing today to lessen the frequency and severity of some of the most annoying side effects.Read More
Exercise is a vital part of optimal skin health - are you doing the right kind? Continue reading below to learn more about the best kind of exercise that you should be doing to support and nourish your skin, now and for years to come.Read More
Nobody likes to be in pain. Headaches are one of the most common disorder of the nervous system and according to the WHO, at least half of the adult population has experienced a headache at least once in the past year. Ouch.
Headaches can be brought on by a list of different factors, including food sensitivities, lack of sleep, dehydration (or perhaps being hung over...), stress and muscle tension. They can be a result of either muscular trigger point aggravation and/or vasospasms occurring in the blood vessels of your brain (scary sounding, I know). If you suffer from headaches on the regular, it's important to work with a qualified healthcare professional who is experienced and knowledgable in understandings how to give you pain relief and prevent your headaches from recurring. Trust me, it is possible to be headache free.Read More
We all want beautiful, healthy skin. After all, our skin is the first thing people see about us as well as is a direct reflection of our overall health and wellbeing. All the more reason we should pay attention to and take care of the skin we live in. With the beauty product industry being a multi-billion dollar venture, we are clearly all concerned about looking our best. But what most people commonly overlook is the inside-out approach to skin care. We can use all the beauty products in the world but if our bodies themselves aren't happy, no expensive cream is going to help.Read More