Pseudosciences are in many ways like cargo cults. When observed from afar they seem to have all the trappings of legitimacy. Astrologers, as an example, have their own professional associations and journals. Over the hundreds of years astrology has accumulated an impressive amount of
A study just published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows acne patients eat more sugar and junk food than people with clear skin. Dr. Jennifer Burris and colleagues from Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and New York University polle
Cold water steeping is a new and popular way to make tea in Taiwan, especially during the summer months. In this post we’ll explore the antioxidant and health properties of cold water steeped tea and how they compare to traditionally prepared tea. We’ll also go over studie
Getting a bit cheeky with the title there, but on to the very serious business that is this short post. The Point of Inquiry podcast recently interviewed Dr. Paul Offit regarding his latest book Do you Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine (affiliate link).
I’ve often said that critical thinking is one of the reasons I managed to beat acne out of my life. If you’ve tried to get over acne for a year or more, you’ve probably seen more than your fair share of ‘acne cures’. Every day someone at acne forums or bl
Today I want to share with you a new high tech treatment for reducing sebum production – at least temporarily. The treatment is called fractional radiofrequency microneedling (FRM). In the past two years studies have shown positive results for acne, sebum production and acne sca
As the popularity of this website increases, so does the email count in my inbox. I do my best to answer everybody, but sometimes there’s just no time. I decided to start featuring some people as anonymous ‘case studies’ on the blog. These are people who, I believe,
Unfortunately I have some bad news for you today. As you probably know, I advocate smart supplementation as part of your acne treatment program. Studies have indeed shown antioxidants can be good for the skin, and that certain herbs can correct hormonal problems linked to acne. Howeve
Female hormonal acne is perhaps the most common form of adult acne. Doctors commonly prescribe birth control pills or anti-androgen drugs to help with hormonal acne. Wary of side-effects or just want to avoid ‘messing up with hormones’, many women prefer to avoid prescript
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