Poison Ivy – the Green Monster

While we are home during this COVID-19 pandemic, we are getting outside for a variety of activities as best we can while practicing social distancing. Me, well, I am an avid gardener, and one of my favorite times is early spring. Sedum plants erupt from the earth. Bleeding heart plants transform overnight from tiny shoots… Read more »

What are the Risks of My Medications in the Time of COVID-19?

Western allopathic medicine—the profession of MDs and DOs—is based on the scientific method.  Studying the root of disease and adapting to the best available evidence is responsible for the marvels of modern public health, medical devices, and drugs.  These prescription medicines go through a rigorous period of scientific study, generating data that must be compelling… Read more »

So Many Skin Care Products! How Do I Choose?

Perhaps quarantine has given you time to reevaluate your medicine cabinet full of skin care products. How did I ever accumulate so much stuff?! Over the years, you’ve been lured into purchasing products at the pharmacy or high-end department stores or salons, not knowing which would give the results you truly desire: clear, healthy, beautiful… Read more »

SLOWING THE AGING PROCESS WITH RETINOL

Decades of research suggest that the use of retinol can slow the aging process. Applying retinol to the skin will help with fine lines, textural irregularities, and also help to fade brown spots on the skin. Those people who use retinol for many years indeed have smoother, tighter skin as they age. Retinal is probably… Read more »

You CAN Love What you See in the Mirror

As we age, things change. Our face changes, our bodies alter, and we recognize that we can’t do the things we use to do because of aching joints. The features on our face are the most visible, and therefore we reminded daily of these changes. Often the areas on the face most affected by the… Read more »