In a previous technical blog post from Dr. Berger’s corner, we reviewed the inflammatory cycle and its role in chronic skin problems. Link. We explained the difference between acute and chronic inflammation and mentioned that Delta-5 oils curb inflammation by displacing pro-inflammatory arachidonic acid (ARA) in specific phospholipid pools. Let’s dig deeper.
Your body goes through incredible changes during pregnancy, and your skin is included in that process! Some of those changes can be permanent, some will reverse themselves within weeks to a year of giving birth.
There are a variety of things that may happen with your skin as your hormones fluctuate. Sadly, only the lucky few get to experience that famously coveted “pregnancy glow.” More often than not, what shows up are sensitivities, breakouts, dry itchy skin, sun sensitivity, rashes, stretch marks, dark patches, skin tags, and varicose veins.
If you suffer from eczema (atopic dermatitis), you’re probably beyond the point of frustration and irritation. There is no cure, and it tends to be hard to treat. Popular remedies can be slow-acting, expensive, and in some cases, ineffective. The disease tends to go through cycles of remission (symptom-free periods), and flare-ups, with symptoms often times becoming quite severe.
So what can be done to battle eczema?
You’ve practically been doing it almost your entire life. Chances are you don’t even think about it anymore, you’re so confident in your shaving prowess.
But if you suffer from red bumps after you shave, or you’re not getting the smooth-as-silk results you see on other people, perhaps it’s time to rethink your strategy. If you do shaving right, there shouldn’t be an uncomfortable price for smooth skin.
Do you remember having chickenpox?
Do you remember staying home from school, covered in itchy, red, blistery bumps?
Do you remember the itch that almost drove you crazy, covered in calamine lotion, while your mom chastised you for scratching?
Probably not until I reminded you. But if you have ever had chickenpox or even been vaccinated for it, you are at risk of getting shingles.
By way of introduction, my name is Dr. Alvin Berger. I hold a MS, Ph. D, Post-doctoral NIH Fellowship, two Adjunct Professorships in Nutrition, and 30 years of industrial experience heading up nutrition and lipid (fat, oil) programs for large multi-national companies. Of all the fats I have studied over these many years, saturated fat as a class, but particularly coconut oil, is the most controversial. It is either considered a miracle fat or a poison. Let’s delve into the history and then the science supporting each position.Continue Reading
Dry skin can be caused by any number of things, some out of your control, but many within it. The uncomfortable itchiness can be an annoyance. And the red flakiness can have you feeling embarrassed and self-conscious.
You’ve covered yourself with lotion, but there’s still no relief. So where are you going wrong? What could possibly be causing your dry skin?
If you have never had an allergic reaction to one of the infamous “poison” plants, consider yourself very lucky. The sustained irritated itching has been described as unbearable by some. Yet roughly 85% of Americans report a sensitivity to poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.
Didn’t anyone ever tell you not to be a Worry Wart? There’s really no use worrying about anything, because worrying never really solved anything.
Especially not wrinkles!
Intensely itchy feet.
If you’ve ever suffered from an athlete’s foot infection, you know that feeling well. That itching, burning sensation that goes along with the unsightly blistering and scaling.