Part 2: Integrative Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia
androgenic alopecia
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
In part 1 of the Integrative Hair Care series, we covered “what to eat for optimal hair care”— sharing tips we can recommend to patients for hair health, with the demystification of some common food and supplement items.  If you missed it, be sure to check it out here! In part 2, we will focus on treatments for hair loss, with an emphasis on androgenetic alopecia. There are different typ …
Part 1: What to Eat for Hair Health
Integrative Hair Care Dr. Apple Bodemer
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
If I could think of a dermatologic condition with which patients are most often in tears, hair loss would definitely be on the top of my list.  For both males and females alike, the impact that hair has on our sense of identity is undeniable.  No, it's not life-threatening, but the psychological distress can be quite significant-- which often transfers right onto the dermatologist.  Because tre …
Healing the Gut to Treat Psoriasis?
Healing the gut to treat psoriasis
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
“All disease starts in the gut.”  This saying may sound like a new fad, but in fact, this is quoted from Hippocrates himself (470-36 BCE) who proposed this--- not ten years ago, a hundred years ago, but thousands of years ago!  Praised as one of the most influential figures in medicine and healing, Hippocrates upheld the theory of autointoxication, which claimed that by-products of incompl …
Sleep Like a Baby: Integrative Tips for Sleep in Atopic Dermatitis
Dr. Vivian Shi
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
Sleep is essential for our overall well-being and one of the pillars of atopic dermatitis management.  Unfortunately, we don’t learn or talk about this much in dermatology.  Don’t fret- Dr. Vivian Shi shares her integrative strategies for optimizing sleep in atopic dermatitis! Can you imagine what your life would be like if you weren't able to sleep well for more than 5 nights a week?  T …
Oral Collagen Supplementation: Hype or Not?
oral collagen
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
“You are what you eat.” Do you believe that this statement applies to your skin?  What does the gut have to do the skin anyway?  Well, more than we previously thought.  Not only are skin and the GI system similar in that they are 24/7 exposed to the outside world and thus have similar protective and regulatory immune mechanisms, but the skin responds to what we eat!  While this has been a …