Nutrition

The Art and Science of Surgical Nutrition –
Dr. Buford Knows How

by Gregory A. Buford, MD on
Imagine for a minute you are preparing for elective surgery. You are scared to death and have to choose from two very different scenarios. The first scenario involves a surgeon who is well-trained, experienced in her specialty, but who has changed virtually nothing since the day she began practice with respect to preoperative protocols. A few weeks before surgery, you meet at your preop …
What is Holistic Dermatology?
holistic dermatology
by Alan M. Dattner, MD on
Holistic dermatology focuses on treating the underlying causes of an individual’s skin problem using the least invasive means first. It focuses on environmental and nutritional factors, gut microbiome and function, and history of exposures to chemicals, organisms and stresses as potential sources of inflammation or modification of the body’s ability to deal with potential antigens setting off …
The Latest on Probiotics and Skin Health
probiotics
by MARY-MARGARET KOBER, MD on
Mary-Margaret Kober, MD of The California Skin Institute comments on the importance of probiotics in skin health. Read her summary below, then review her Anti-Aging Effects of Probiotics JDD manuscript. What was your greatest motivation in writing an article on the topic of probiotics? Patients are always interested in ways to improve and protect their skin. Probiotics offer an exciting and eme …