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What is That Stinky Tea? Kombucha – Fermented...

Kombucha is the new trendy fermented tea drink that has health and skin benefits, including antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

Caitlyn DagenetSeptember 30th 2018
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What Does the Organic Food Label Really Mean?

We all see the organic food label all the time. But, what does it really mean when you buy organic foods? How much better are organic foods? Read on to learn.

Ariel MaroonAugust 27th 2018
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The Role of Zinc for Acne

Zinc can be used as an acne treatment. Zinc supplements can help with acne. Learn how to use zinc for acne.

Rebecca QuinonezAugust 25th 2018
zinc sulfate tablets for acne

Are You Drinking Enough Water to Hydrate Your...

Keeping your skin hydrated is important to overall health. Find out how much water you should be drinking each day to maintain glowing skin.

Nicole Olayon, MSNAugust 25th 2018
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Natural Supplements for Dry Eyes

How well do natural supplements work for dry eyes? Learn about natural supplements for dry eyes.

Nicole NagraniAugust 25th 2018
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Probiotic Benefits for the Skin: Foods vs Sup...

Probiotics, which come from the foods we eat, can be used for skin care. Learn how probiotics can be used for skin problems such as acne and rosacea.

Steven LamAugust 18th 2018
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Nutrition and Epigenetics in the Skin

Diet plays a role in epigenetics, which has an impact on the skin aging. Learn more about the influence of epigenetics and nutrition on the skin.

Steven LamAugust 18th 2018
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Can Breast Milk Prevent Baby Eczema?

Breast milk is full of nutrients that may help prevent eczema. Learn whether breast milk can help improve baby eczema naturally.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 8th 2018
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Ketogenic Zesty Zoodles Recipe - Keto Diet Re...

Make your own clear skin, keto diet approved zesty zoodles. Ketogenic diet plans can be yummy and here is a hearty, easy keto recipe to try today!

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJuly 14th 2018
Spaghetti noodles with pesto

What are Barberries and Do They Help Acne?

Berberine (found in barberries) can be help in treating acne. Learn about the benefits of berberine and its various uses for acne treatment and the skin. 

Nicole Olayon, MSNMay 23rd 2018
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Five Nutritional Supplements for Psoriasis

Natural supplements for psoriasis can help treat your psoriasis naturally. Natural treatments for psoriasis can be done with supplements.

Adrianna GonzalezMay 23rd 2018
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Astaxanthin is a Super Antioxidant for Your S...

Super antioxidants have many benefits for your skin health. Learn about a natural carotenoid super antioxidant that's found in marine plants and animals.

Nicole Olayon, MSNMay 22nd 2018
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Chaga Mushroom Benefits for Skin

Chaga mushrooms have a long history of health benefits. Learn about how this mushroom has been studied for antioxidant and skin whitening potential.

Nicole Olayon, MSNMay 13th 2018
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Does Coffee Make Rosacea Worse?

Drinking coffee can be related to rosacea flare ups. Learn about the connection between coffee and rosacea and the importance of diet in skin treatment.

Caitlyn DagenetApril 28th 2018
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What You Need to Know About Reading Food Labe...

Understanding how to read food labels quickly can benefit your overall health an nutrition. When you are out to eat, consider these quick tips to help you choose the best option.

Ariel MaroonApril 23rd 2018
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3 Reasons to Supercharge Your Diet and Skin w...

Ginger is a powerful ingredient to help with skin care and overall health. Ginger can help improve skin and help with hair growth. 

Ariel MaroonApril 11th 2018
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Top 5 Eczema Food Triggers

Various foods allergies are known to worsen eczema. Here are 5 common foods that can trigger eczema.

Ariel MaroonApril 8th 2018
Fried egg and wheat bread eczema triggers

Turmeric: An Anti-inflammatory Herb

The turmeric herb has many uses; including reducing inflammation in your body and skin, as well as many health benefits, that include glowing skin.

Caitlyn DagenetApril 8th 2018
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What Is the Difference Between Prenatal Vitam...

What is the difference between prenatal vitamins and multi-vitamins? Prenatal vitamins are often called pregnancy vitamins. Multivitamins can be used for many different things.

Ariel MaroonMarch 29th 2018
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Matcha Tea: A Japanese Secret to Health

Japanese matcha tea may hold the secrets to your skin health. Learn how matcha powder can benefit for your skin health.

Caitlyn DagenetFebruary 27th 2018
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10 Amazing Skin Benefits of Green Juice

Green juice has many benefits to your skin. Green drinks, such as kale juice, are full of nutrients that can help your skin become glowing skin.

Ariel MaroonFebruary 26th 2018
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New Year, New Food Label?

Your food label is changing. Do you know how to tell what is in what you are eatng. Read more to learn how food labelss are changing.

Ariel MaroonFebruary 24th 2018
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3 Ways Your Skin Could Benefit From Phytoestr...

Phytoestrogens are natural plant-derived estrogens. Find out natural phytoestrogen foods may help your skin and beyond. Read how skin benefits from phytoestrogens. 

Nicole Olayon, MSNFebruary 24th 2018
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Avocado Benefits for the Skin

Avocados are full of healthy fats and nutrients that can benefit the skin. Learn more about the nutrients in avocados and their impact on healthy skin.

Nicole Olayon, MSNFebruary 24th 2018
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Tips and Tricks to Incorporate Plant-Based Pr...

Plant-based protein can easily be incorporated into your diet with quick tips. Learn about the high-quality meat substitutes out there.

Ariel MaroonFebruary 22nd 2018
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Psoriasis Food Triggers: Foods that May Worse...

Understand the triggers of psoriasis. Your nutrition could be making your psoriasis worse. Learn how a balanced diet could help your skin and help treat psoriasis.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 20th 2018
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Meat and Its Effect on the Gut Microbiome

Meat can effect your gut microbiome. Your microbiome can keep your skin and body feeling clean and put together.

Steven LamFebruary 10th 2018
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The Spicy Satisfaction of Turmeric and Capsai...

Turmeric and peppers have many known benefits for the skin. Learn more about turmeric and pepper's spicy chemical capsaicin and how they help the skin.

Ariel MaroonFebruary 7th 2018
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Simple vs Complex vs Refined Carbohydrates: W...

Simple carbs and complex carbs fo different things to your body. A low carb or no carb diet may not be the answer to your weight loss. 

Ariel MaroonFebruary 7th 2018
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Eggs: the Perfect Protein...or is it?

Eggs are full of protein but what is the latest thought about them as a protein source. Learn the good and the bad of egg protein

Ariel MaroonFebruary 7th 2018
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8 Best Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives For Health...

Milk and dairy can worsen acne. Learn about the benefits of milk alternatives (such as almond, soy, cashew, hemp, pea, rice, flaxseed, and coconut milk). Eliminating dairy may be your acne treatment.

Nicole Olayon, MSNJanuary 27th 2018
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Five Important Habits to Fend Against Psorias...

Lifestyle habits are important for managing psoriasis. Here are five habits or home remedies that you don't want to miss out on for psoriasis relief and psoriasis treatment. 

Alexander ArringtonJanuary 24th 2018
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Dosha Balancing Kitchari Recipe

Leanr how to cook a delicious dosha balancing Kitchari recipe. The kitchari spice blend along with the other ingredients can help blance your skin.

Aunna Pourang, MDJanuary 7th 2018
Delicious kitchari in a bowl with cilantro

Green Tea for Skin Care and Glowing Skin

Green tea skin care has been used for centuries and has skin benefits. Learn more about the science behind green tea (Camellia sinensis) for skin health

Jason Derico, NDJanuary 4th 2018
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Water Soluble Vitamins to Improve Psoriasis

Vitamins can be used for psoriasis. Learn about the impact of water-soluble vitamins like Vitamin B12 can have on psoriasis skin.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDJanuary 2nd 2018
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Fat Soluble Vitamins to Improve Psoriasis

Vitamins can be used for psoriasis. Learn about the impact of fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin D and Vitamin K on psoriasis.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDJanuary 2nd 2018
fat soluble vitamins for psoriasis

Plant-Based Diet and What it Does for Skin He...

Avoiding animal products can benefit skin health. Refer to this plant-based and vegan skin care guide for plant sources of nutrients and minerals for flawless skin

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJanuary 1st 2018
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Sugar and Its Effect On The Skin

Sugar can affect the skin because it can stimulate accelerated aging in the skin through insulin release. Learn how the difference between glycemic index and glycemic load and how it effects your skin.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDNovember 5th 2017
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Can Food Change Your Skin's Genetics?

Can food change your genes and your skin health? Nutrition from foods we eat can negatively or positively affect our overall health. Learn how diet changes DNA

Elizabeth Usedom, MDOctober 10th 2017
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Food as Medicine: Perspectives of Alternative...

"Food as medicine" is a perspective in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Naturopathy. Learn how you can be using food as medicine.

Dermveda Content TeamSeptember 11th 2017
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Green Tea for the Skin

Green tea has many benefits for the skin. Read more to learn about the antioxidant and oil reducing actions of green tea. 

Tammy WuSeptember 8th 2017
Warm green tea being poured into a mug on a table next to lemons, sugar, and a tea bag

Detoxification Series: The Role of Food and H...

Certain foods can detox the body, which can improve skin conditions. Here are some detox foods for healthy skin.

Lauren Vreeland, ND September 5th 2017
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5 Nutritional Supplements for Sun Protection

Some supplements can be used for sun protection. Learn which sun supplements you can eat or take for UV protection. 

Stephanie WongSeptember 5th 2017
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Prebiotics and Their Influence on The Skin

Prebiotics are good for the skin. Prebiotic foods and prebiotic supplements can be added to your diet. Learn what foods have prebiotics and how they can benefit the skin.

Steven LamAugust 21st 2017
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Mindful Nutrition: Dairy, Friend or Foe in Ac...

Nutrition is important in acne and dairy may cause acne to flare. Learn more about how dairy influences acne and if dairy should be avoided with acne. 

Steven LamAugust 18th 2017
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The Influence of Vitamin D on Acne

Cholecalciferol, or Vitamin D3, is an essential vitamin that plays role in immunity. Learn how Vitamin D may improve your acne and give you clear skin.

Jason Derico, NDAugust 15th 2017
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Spotlight on L-Carnitine and its Unhealthy Ef...

The gut microbiome is extremely important and can be affected by your diet. Cutting out foods like red meat and dairy and eating a plant-based diet will help your body and skin become healthier.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 10th 2017
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Skin Food: Healthy Chocolate Chia Pudding

Learn how to make a healthy chocolate chia pudding. This puddiing is not only delicious, but it is a healthier version and is better for your body and skin.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJuly 8th 2017
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Antioxidant Packed Teas for Sun Fun

Goji berry and chrysanthemum tea is packed with antioxidants that are great for sun protection. Learn how Chinese herbs can be used to prevent skin damage.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcJune 19th 2017
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6 Surprising Signs You May Be Protein Deficie...

Common signs of protein deficiency involve the skin, hair, wound healing, and nails. Learn about the deficiency signs and symptoms of protein.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJune 10th 2017
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The Best Foods for a Healthy Gut Microbiome

Foods that are best for a healthy guy microbiome inlcude fremented foods and goods high in fiber. Probiotics are also healthy for gut microbiome.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 22nd 2017
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​Superfood Series: Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a superfood that provides the body and skin with many benefits. Chia seeds are nutrient powerhouses for energy.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 22nd 2017
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Eat these Ten Power Foods to Protect the Skin...

You can add to your sun protection with foods. Foods can act as sun block such as tomatoes, berries, carrots, and more. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 22nd 2017
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Top 8 Foods That Harm the Microbiome

What you put in your bady can harm the gut microbiome. These harmful foods include alcohol, meat, sugar, and others. Learn what foods to avoid to keep your guy healthy.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 14th 2017
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Preventing Skin Disease with Diet

Quick summary on the latest scientific evidence for foods that tackle acne, eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer. Good nutrition can help prevent skin disease.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 2nd 2017
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Vitamin D from the Sun Versus the Diet

Vitamin D brings many nutrients to the body. One can get Vitamin D from the sun or from their diet, but which source is better for you, your health, and your skin?

Anna PleetMay 2nd 2017
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Is an Elimination Diet Helpful for Eczema?

Understand the pros and cons of the elimination diet when it comes to those who have eczema. Finding your eczema trigger is important.

Vivian Shi, MD May 2nd 2017
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The Coffee Conflict: Does Coffee Improve or S...

The ingredients that are found in coffee have been studied to potentially improve skin and your complexion. ingredients such as caffeine and antioxidants can improve skin. Check out caffeine skin care. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 2nd 2017
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5 Great Reasons to Eat Guacamole for Glowing ...

There are various ways in which guacamole benefits your skin. Guacamole includes fiber and fatty acids. Read how guacamole can be good for you.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDApril 3rd 2017
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What Is The Best Diet for Clear Skin?

Your diet is important for clear, radiant skin. Find the best diet for clear skin. Some diets may be the HCG diet, the biggest loser diet, the keto diet, and more.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDApril 3rd 2017
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Probiotics: Can Beneficial Bacteria Help Your...

Probiotics for eczema, especially child eczema, is an expanding area of research. Learn about the relationship between probiotics and eczema treatment.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 27th 2017
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4 Underused Supplements for Acne

Supplements can be taken to treat acne. Acne supplements can be great acne treatments. Learn how supplements like zinc and Vitamin A can help with acne.

Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, NDMarch 27th 2017
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What is the GOLO Diet and What Will it Do for...

The GOLO diet or the insulin resistance diet used to clear skin. On GOLO are in an insulin optimization zone allowing you to burn fat while maintaining energy.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 27th 2017
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Healthy and Unhealthy Food Habits In Acne

When it comes to acne, diet plays an important role. Acne treatment should deal with diet. Learn the connection between diet, acne, & clear skin food.

Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, NDMarch 21st 2017
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Is Cheese Bad for Eczema?

When looking for an eczema treatment try staying away from dairy. Learn about the effects of dairy and food allergies on eczema and how to avoid eczema flare-ups.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 15th 2017
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The Pros and Cons of the Ketogenic Diet for Y...

The ketogenic diet has pros and cons for your skin and health. Understand the effects of the keto diet before changing your diet to include keto foods.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 20th 2017
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Vitamin D Supplements: What You Need to Know

Vitamin D supplements are important if you are not taking in the right ammounts of the vitamin in your body. Besides Vitamin D supplements there are tablets and capsules.

Anna PleetFebruary 7th 2017
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Skin Food: Why I Love Kefir!

Kefir grains are great for your skin. Learn what kefir is and why it is so great for your skin. Kefir can be mixed into a lot of different foods.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcJanuary 24th 2017
Kefir with strawberries in square jar

Vitamins For the Skin

Vitamins play a huge role in skin health. Skin provides critical protection from infection, external trauma, and ultraviolet damage. Vitamins A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin K can help skin.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJanuary 3rd 2017
​Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D pills, bottles, and boxes

The Difference Between Whole and Refined Grai...

Whole wheat, whole white, refined, enriched, fortified grains all effect your skin and health. Understand what types of grain are healthy and what grains you should stay away from.

Anna PleetDecember 31st 2016
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Glycemic Index vs Glycemic Load

High glycemic foods can contribute to skin diseases & aging. Learn to eat for optimal skin health. Here is the glycemic index of common foods.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDDecember 28th 2016
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Skin Food: Beauty Soup Recipe

Get the soup recipe that will help clear your skin. This beauty soup recipe has many great ingredients to help your skin care routine.

Christina Kung, DAOM, LAcNovember 26th 2016
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3 Nutrients for a Skindulgent Thanksgiving

Beta-carotene, Melatonin, and Vitamin E are three ingredients that will help your skin at Thanksgiving dinner.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APNovember 22nd 2016
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Discover Your Own Beautiful Skin with Ayurved...

Ayurveda can help you discover your own beautiful glowing skin. Ayurvedic medicine may help you find a few new habits that can improve your skin routine.

Melanie SachsNovember 15th 2016
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Skin Food: Wolfberry and Hemp Seed Smoothie

Wolfberry and hemp seed smoothies are great skin food to create clear and radiant skin. Read more about the ingredients and what wolfberry can do for your skin.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcOctober 31st 2016
Wolfberry and Hemp Seed Smoothie

Can Chocolate Prevent Sunburns?

Are you looking for sunburn relief? Find out how chocolate stacks up for sun protection

Ramses DelgadilloOctober 18th 2016
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Farm to Face

The farm-to-face movement promotes the use of quality organic ingredients for the skin. Learn how Ayurveda uses farm-to-face in skin care. Ayurvedic skin care can use products straight from the farm. 

Melanie SachsSeptember 23rd 2016
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Don't Miss Out on These Minerals for Your Ski...

Different minerals benefit the skin and hair. Minerals can help clear your skin and strengthen your hair. Learn about supplements and minerals for skin health. Minerals are important for radiant skin. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 30th 2016
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Food as Medicine: Chinese Medicine Foods At Y...

Chinese medicine foods can be found at your local grocery store. Look for these therapeutic Chinese foods.

Christina Kung, DAOM, LAcAugust 22nd 2016
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The Liver and Vitamin A: What's It Got to Do ...

Your liver is amazing and keeps your skin radiant and beautful. Vitamin A is a very important vitamin to keep your liver happy and your skin glowing.

Anna PleetAugust 12th 2016
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The Evidence for Vitamin D in Eczema

Research has found that vitamin D may protect us against allergies. People with low blood levels of vitamin D tend to have higher rates of asthma, food allergies, and eczema.

Vivian Shi, MD July 15th 2016
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Probiotics: A Bacterial Balancing Act for Ski...

Probiotics can be used for acne. Learn how harmful bacteria can be fought with probiotics for the skin care.

Erika StalderJuly 13th 2016
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You Are What You Eat…Or Can You At Least Look...

Looking for tan glowing skin without all the chemicals. The food you want may be able to help. Foods like carrots can tint your skin and give you a natural glow.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 5th 2016
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Acne Foods: Do's and Don'ts

The foods we eat can help reduce or worsen acne. Find out which diets prevent pimples and what ingredients to avoid for acne treatment.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcJune 24th 2016
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