Naturopaths Focusing on Skin Health in Edmonton
Our Naturopathic Doctors look for the cause of your skin concerns
Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis and Hives are skin conditions often seen by our Naturopathic Doctors.
Our Naturopaths also have treatments for skin issues such as Rosacea, Peri-oral Dermatitis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, itching, yeast overgrowths and bruising.
Hair loss and alopecia are also areas that our Naturopaths can help with. For hair loss our approach is to understand thyroid function, iron status as well as your male hormones and their 5-Alpha metabolites.
Hair loss work ups are best done with blood Thyroid testing as well and Urine "DUTCH" hormone testing.
Urinary hormone testing testing is also excellent for acne as it gives us a breakdown of estrogen and androgens and their metabolites.
We are typically able to improve even the most severe skin cases. Our Naturopaths have helped patients with severe cases of Psoriasis, Eczema and Acne.
Dr. Sumar's electrodermal analysis "Vega-Testing" techniques can be extremely helpful for stubborn skin cases.
She can quantify histamine, inflammation and infections that are contributing to your skin concerns.
Acne, Eczema and Psoriasis treatment in Edmonton
Our Naturopaths often use Food Allergy & Sensitivity Testing as a cornerstone of many of our skin treatments.
Wheat, pork, tomatoes, nuts and citrus are common Acne trigger foods.
Dairy, gluten and eggs often cause or exacerbate Eczema
Gluten and alcohol are common triggers for Psoriasis.
In our Edmonton area patients, we see a lot of mineral deficiencies responsible for cases of hives as well as food allergies as triggers - copper and iodine are two possible suspects when we see a patient with hives.
In both Eczema and Psoriasis our Naturopathic doctors typically do digestive analysis tests to understand microbiome balance and if there are any pathogenic yeast or bacteria causing systemic inflammation. Anti-microbials and probiotics are used to restore microbiome balance.
Herbs and minerals are often used to improve our patients' skin health.
Saw Palmetto is a great 5-Alpha Reductase inhibitor we use for many acne cases.
High dose vitamin D is a great immune modulator in Psoriasis.
Our Naturopaths usually pair vitamin D alongside curcumin for Psoriasis for its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Eczema responds to appropriate gut healing nutrients like glutamine as well as dairy free probiotics.
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