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Psoriasis

Skin cells go through a normal cycle of cell division, maturation, and death, and a normal cycle results in skin cell turnover about every 28 days.  In psoriasis,  the skin cells have extremely high rate of cellular division (1000 times … Continue reading

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Understanding Gluten Intolerance

Gluten in a complex mixture of proteins found in many grains, including wheat, barley, and rye.  The proteins are grouped into gliadins and glutenins, and these proteins are what allow bread to rise in the baking process.  Testing has shown … Continue reading

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Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Eczema is an immediate immune reaction to an allergen that results in a rash.  Allergens can include foods and inhalants.  The major food allergies associated with eczema are cooked eggs, milk, peanuts, soy, and wheat; minor allergens included citrus, tomato, … Continue reading

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Acne

While acne certainly isn’t life threatening, it can significantly affect daily living and is an indicator of an internal imbalance the body is attempting to push out through the skin.  Acne occurs when the amount of oil, or sebum, that … Continue reading

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