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How Do You Choose Your Fuel?

What is the best fuel for your body? My patients often ask me what they should or shouldn’t be eating. In my opinion, the best fuel for your body depends on three things: #1 Knowing what area of your health you need to prioritize, #2 How well you digest the food, and #3 . . .

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The Dangers of Gel Manicures

With the growing popularity over social media, gel manicures have become a popular choice over the traditional air-dry polish for their creative possibilities and long-lasting appearance. But what about the potential harm coming from the UV light . . .

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Gender Gap Goes Skin Deep

Men tend to refrain from coming into the clinic and getting their skin checked. Usually it is their partner or significant other who makes the appointment and gets them in front of a dermatologist. However, this is not ideal as recent studies from SkinCancer.org illuminates the gender gap that exists amongst patients diagnosed with basal cell carcinomas . . .

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The Dynamic Duo -
The Importance of Vitamin D and Magnesium

In a recent review published in the March issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, researchers confirmed the link between magnesium and vitamin D. Magnesium is required to activate vitamin D for optimal bioavailability . . .

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Camp Discovery - The Game Changer

Summer… the best time of the year! Children are elated that school is out for the summer. . .

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When is the Best Time to Eat Breakfast?

The short answer is this: the best time to eat your first meal of the day is when you start to feel hungry. . .

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Embracing Life with Vitiligo

Why Mom? Why Me? Why am I the only one that has to look different from everybody else? These were some of the questions I asked my mom. . .

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Dr. Clara's Views on Restrictive Diets

I’m asked daily by patients and colleagues whether I believe they should go “gluten-free”, “dairy-free”, “caffeine-free”, “vegan”, “raw” etc. . .

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Psoriasis- More Than A Skin Disease

Psoriasis is a very common skin condition and the incidence of psoriasis is increasing. . .

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How are Hormones in Food and in our Environment related to Acne

Endocrine disruptors are compounds found in our diet and environment which mimic our own hormones. . .

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Allergens in Moisturizers

I get asked about the use of moisturizers on a daily basis - What’s the issue?

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Skin and Alcohol - What's the Connection?

One of the first things I like to remind my patients about alcohol is that it is dehydrating. . .

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How to help your skin survive winter

One way to think about a dietary detox is the concept of “deep-cleaning.”. .

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