Five Beauty Secrets of Vitamin C

There’s a secret the beauty industry might not want you to know. Instead of spending all that money on make-up and other “miracles” in a bottle, you can improve your hair, skin and nails simply with vitamin C. That’s right – vitamin C is the nutrient responsible for creating and maintaining collagen—the “glue” that holds… Read more »

Four Foods to Avoid if You Have Psoriasis

There is no definitive diet that will help reduce the painful symptoms of psoriasis, but there are foods that are more likely to cause flare-ups than others. If you suffer from psoriasis, these are four foods you should consider avoiding. Alcohol – Alcohol opens the blood vessels in the skin. When your blood vessels become… Read more »

How Omega 3’s Can Improve Psoriasis Symptoms

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease typically caused by inflammation due to stress, environmental factors or infection. The most common symptoms are dry, itchy, scaly patches of skin and currently there is no cure. To make matters even worse, psoriasis is a risk factor for heart disease and psoriatic arthritis. Treatment of psoriasis varies widely, but… Read more »

Probiotics and Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells build up forming scales and itchy, dry patches. It is thought to be an autoimmune system disease that can be triggered by infections, stress and cold temperatures. There is no cure for psoriasis and doctors are still struggling to understand the disorder in depth. Recent research has… Read more »

Vitamin C and Summer Skin

Vitamin C is essential for healthy, summer skin. The antioxidant properties in vitamin C help prevent free-radicals from breaking down collagen and can even reverse DNA damage from sunburn. Damage to collagen and DNA are two significant factors in the aging of skin. While the collagen boosting and anti-inflammatory benefits of vitamin C can be… Read more »

Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? But we all want to look beautiful. Even if you don’t have flawless skin (and who does?), there are ways to nourish your skin from the inside out. Here are five foods for healthy skin: Yogurt – the protein in dairy can help skin become firmer,… Read more »

Diabetic Skin Care

Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including skin. In their lifetime, as many as one third of diabetics will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes. Most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated with early detection. To improve diabetic skin care, there are several things you can do: Manage… Read more »

Study Finds Link Between Psoriasis and Depression

A recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology reported an increased risk of depression among women with psoriasis.   A research team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston conducted a prospective cohort study investigating the risk of incident depression in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The researchers applied data from… Read more »

Best and Worst Foods for Psoriasis

If you suffer from psoriasis, you know that it is an autoimmune disease caused by inflammation. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, many individuals benefit from following an anti-inflammatory diet to help reduce their symptoms. There are certain foods that are known to increase inflammation and others that have anti-inflammatory properties. You might want to… Read more »

Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis

August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month.  Having psoriasis means your skin cells grow faster than normal. The body naturally develops new skin cells every month to replace skin that sheds or flakes off. With psoriasis, new skin cells form within days rather than weeks. This rapid growth causes dead skin cells to accumulate on the… Read more »