Conventional Versus Functional Medicine

Institute for Functional Medicine Vice Chair Mark Hyman, MD explains the difference between conventional medicine and functional medicine, using the example from his own practice of a young girl with severe autoimmune disease. While the conventional medicine approach suppresses the inflammation in this patient, functional medicine asks and addresses the question of why the inflammation […]

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Skin Care for Women in Their 50s

Women over 50 experience hormonal changes that can have a drastic effect on their skin calling for the use of cleaners and moisturizers with retinoids or alpha hydroxy acids. Gain valuable information from a professional dermatologist in this free skin care video.

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Determine Skin Tone

Genetic natural color of eyes and hair – As a rule of thumb, normally people with blue, green or gray eyes with blond, black or brown hair have a cool skin tone. Additionally, cool skin tones will have a pink or rosy undertone. Those people with brown, black, or hazel eyes and have black, brown, […]

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Sun Tan

Sun tans are a symptom of damaged skin. They are the result of ultraviolet radiation stimulating the melanocytes (cells in the top layers of the skin) to produce more melanin or pigment. This is a natural defense of the skin to protect against UV. However, while the melanin helps protect the skin, over exposure and […]

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Cancer Therapy News & Trends

The future of cancer treatment lies in so-called targeted therapeutics. This approach uses advanced cell lines and engineered organisms to locate and attack defective molecules. Using gene knockdowns and knockouts, signal transduction knowledge, and more, today’s researchers work toward treatment concoctions that fight cancer.

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Skin Care for Women in Their 30s

But the simplest and cheapest way to keep your skin healthy and young looking is to stay out of the sun. Sunlight is a major cause of the skin changes we think of as aging – changes such as wrinkles, dryness, and age spots. Your skin does change with age. For example, you sweat less, […]

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