General Skin Health

Healthy Skin and Your Sleep Habits

Shakespeare wrote that sleep “knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care.” Getting a good night’s sleep may be even more difficult today than in The Bard’s time. A primary cause for our sleep-deprived lifestyle is exposure to the blue light from the screens from our electronic devices. Artificial light can prevent the pineal gland from releasing melatonin, the natural brain-chemical that invites sleepiness as dusk falls. This is the circadian rhythm, which has shaped human metabolism for millennia—until ...

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Is It True, You Are What You Eat? Part 2

In my recent appearance on KFNX 1100 talk radio show Successfully Aging I talked about how you are what you eat.  This video is the second in a two-part series.

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Benefits of Cannabis for Skincare

Cannabis…it’s all the rage. The benefits of cannabis for many medical conditions are under the proverbial microscope, as regulations on this controlled substance continue to ease, likewise, the benefits for skin are being considered. Along with skin-soothing properties, there is reason to believe that cannabinoids can effectively treat psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, acne and have been found to reduce growth of melanomas and carcinomas.

Cannabinoids relief from inflammation is the most promising aspect for skin care, along with the ...

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