With the first confirmed case of Monkey Pox in the state of Florida being traced to Broward County, back in May, you would think more people would be talking about it locally. The conversation IS robust; however, this seems to be limited to our local gay and bisexual community, particularly men who have sex with men. That is because one of the major modes of transmission is through skin to skin contact which is typical of sexual encounters; and immunocompromised adults are at a greater risk of increased severity of the virus. Nonetheless, there are other modes of transmission that…
February is Black History month; celebrating the African diaspora as well as the achievement of spectacular individuals of African origin have made beyond and in spite of the collective experiences of oppression and resistance. As diverse ethnicities and cultures globalize from a common background of origin, our modern and evolving world has the privilege of witnessing a beautiful blending of cultures, practices, and perspectives. We also get to bear witness to the expansion of genetic diversity and physical expression of mixed backgrounds. This is where our medical perspective and purpose for writing this post comes in: When it comes to…
By now, many of us are aware that we have a “second brain”. For the rest of us shyly scratching our heads, it’s okay – it’s not something anatomists openly talk about. Until now. The second brain has been danced around for centuries; however, recent (the last 50 years) research is finally shining the light more confidently in it’s direction. It’s finally not only “safe” to talk about, but it’s changing body-mind medicine, and in turn: Lives. Now that we’ve established that it’s safe to talk about, let’s give it a name: “The Enteric Nervous System.” If…
Want to lift, tone, tighten & sculpt your body? When eating healthy and going to the gym are enough to keep you cardiovascularly fit, but you want to look as good as you feel, there are a number of devices on the market to help you level up. This is why we want you to get to know EMSculpt. We are so excited about our patient’s results that we are cutting the cost of your treatment in half. This means, if you buy a package of 4 EMSculpt sessions, you get two maintenance sessions FOR FREE.* EMSculpt Works. And This…
Everyone has either had or will develop dry skin at least once in their lives. This is one of the most common conditions I see in clinical practice next to psoriasis, skin cancers, and acne / rosacea. The Forecast looks dry… In most cases dry skin occurs as a result of our environment, genetics, health status, and even aging. (The last two conditions relate more to dehydrated skin which we will address in a later blog post as the two conditions are, in fact, different.) Harsh soaps, chemicals, hand sanitizers, and even perfume and fragrance (due to alcohol and common…
But what if you bruise? Have you talked to your provider about downtime?
So you have a cosmetic procedure booked and your plan is to look instantaneously fabulous…?
Bruise Prevention 101
- Omega3s– these can be found in cold water fish, krill, cod liver oil, borage oil and flax seeds.
- Garlic – an herb commonly used in cooking as well as complementary medicine, to lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as balance gut bacteria and support the immune system.
- Vitamin E – a fat soluble vitamin and antioxidant which supports immune function and cell health.
- Turmeric – a potent anti-inflammatory antioxidant containing root used traditionally in Ayurveda as well as modern day complementary medicine.
- Willow bark – contains salicin which actively reduces joint pain and inflammation without the negative gastric effects.
- Ginseng – a root which is used to benefit sexual libido, energy levels, and brain performance.
- Primrose Oil – commonly used to reduce symptoms of menopause, PMS and treat skin conditions.
- Red Clover – often used to reduce symptoms of menopause due to it’s estrogenic effects.
- Fenugreek – an anti-inflammatory and galactogogue (stimulates milk production).
- Ginger – a flavorful root used in cooking as well as nausea and indigestion suppression as well as many other medicinal applications.
- Ginkgo Biloba – a popular vasodilator used to enhance memory and brain function.
- Cinnamon – an anti-inflammatory spice which has been studied to lower blood sugar levels in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus as well as soothe digestive discomfort.
- Grape Seed Extract -studied as an aid to poor circulation and a potential mild alleviator of high cholesterol.
- Cayenne Peppers – commonly used for spice and flavor as well as weight loss (via metabolism boosting properties) and alleviating pain.
Post Procedure 202
How To Treat An Unwanted Bruise: The Cliff Notes
THE WRAP UP