Learn Skin with Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar

Oct 22 2020 25 mins 7

The Learn Skin Podcast investigates the intersection of Eastern and Western medicine to inform an Integrative approach to Dermatology. Join co-hosts Dr. Raja Sivamani and Dr. Hadar Lev-Tov as they discuss the latest in scientific research and treatment options with leading experts in integrative medicine and dermatology.

Episode 31: What's Eating You? A SIBO Primer
Nov 14 2019 27 mins  
Perplexed as to how to help your patients overcome their gut issues? Look no further! Lela Altman, Naturopathic Doctor and Faculty at Bastyr University, drops by to discuss the symptoms, tests, and treatments available for people who suffer from SIBO. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. Looking for further resources? Head to SIBOinfo.com or pick up the Monash University FODMAP Diet and SIBO Apps. Lela Altman ND, MSA, LAc began working in the medical field in 1998, first as a nursing assistant, then as a medical assistant. This experience inspired her to pursue an education in the natural health sciences. Dr. Altman earned her Bachelor’s in Science from The Evergreen State College where she focused on ethnobotany, biology and chemistry. She then earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Acupuncture at Bastyr University in 2011. She went on to complete a 3-year residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. While working as a chief resident she completed additional training in evidence-based medicine and carried out diabetes research. She created the Digestive Wellness clinic at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health which she currently supervises. Additionally, she teaches full-time at Bastyr University, has a private practice at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and sees patients at the Center for Integrative Medicine at Virginia Mason Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Dr. Altman also is considered an expert in the field of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). She has written articles, given continuing medical education lectures and performed interviews in several venues on this topic.

Episode 22: Skin: The Traditional Chinese Medicine Way
Sep 12 2019 27 mins  
This week, Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar discuss skin and Traditional Chinese Medicine with Mazin Al-Khafaji FRCHM, MATCM, a world renowned master herbalist, teacher, and clinician in the field of dermatology and Chinese medicine. To learn more, log on to The International TCM Dermatology website at tcmdermatology.org. Continue the conversation with Mazin at the upcoming 2019 Integrative Dermatology Symposium located in beautiful San Diego, CA. Register today at: https://integrativedermatologysymposium.com Mazin Al-Khafaji is the founder and director of Avicenna Centre for Chinese Medicine, Avicenna Skin Clinic and Dermatology-M. He is recognized as the leading expert in the field of dermatology and Chinese medicine in the West, and over the past three decades has taught thousands of students worldwide. Mazin started his studies in Chinese medicine and the Chinese language in 1979. He graduated as an acupuncturist in the UK in 1983 and thereafter continued his studies in China for four years as one of the first Western students to do so. He was awarded the first Sino-British scholarship to study alongside Chinese students at a TCM school and graduated from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shanghai in 1987 as Doctor of Chinese Medicine. Since his return from China in 1987, he has taught Chinese medicine to new generations of herbal practitioners worldwide and is respected as one of the most inspirational teachers and clinicians in the TCM world today.

Episode 18: Ancient Ways and Modern Advances: Herbalism in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Aug 15 2019 24 mins  
Board certified dermatologists Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar discuss Herbalism from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective with Dr. Trevor Erikson, Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Province of British Columbia. Dr. Erikson will be speaking at the upcoming 2019 Integrative Dermatology Symposium from October 3-5 in beautiful San Diego, Ca. Join us at the beach for this can't be missed event of the year! https://integrativedermatologysymposium.com/ Trevor Erikson is a Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr. TCM) in the province of British Columbia, Canada, where he has been practicing for the past 15 years (2005). He has focused the majority of his post-graduate training on dermatology, allergy and inflammatory disease, which included observing in the busy dermatology department of Hunan’s #1 TCM Hospital in Chengsha, China (2005), as well as completing Mazin Al-Khafaji’s prestigious Chinese medicine dermatology diploma program in London, England (2007, 2012, 2016). He is a founding board member of the International Traditional Chinese Medicine Dermatology Association (ITCMDA) and is a respected teacher in the field of Chinese medicine dermatology. For more than a decade, Trevor has been using herbal medicines to help patients overcome a wide range of complicated skin diseases, allergic rhinitis and asthma, as well as other inflammatory disorders such as colitis. Trevor currently practices out of his own private clinic in South Surrey, BC. To find out more about his practice, please visit drerikson.com.

Episode 16: High Carb vs High Fat Diet - Is there a Clear Winner?
Aug 01 2019 17 mins  
Join board certified dermatologists Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar for an in-depth conversation about the benefits and pitfalls of high carbohydrate vs high fat diets in the second half of a two part-series with Kimber Stanhope, RD, PhD, a research nutritional biologist and trained registered dietitian from the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of California, Davis. Looking to take part in the larger conversation about Integrative Dermatology? Register today for the 2019 Integrative Dermatology Symposium taking place October 3-5, at the Marriott Coronado Island in beautiful San Diego, California. https://integrativedermatologysymposium.com/ Dr. Kimber Stanhope is Research Nutritional Biologist in the Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of California Davis, and a nationally/internationally recognized expert on the health effects of added sugar consumption. She is currently conducting her 5th NIH-awarded clinical study, which includes a recently funded investigation comparing the consumption of sucrose-sweetened beverages and naturally-sweetened orange juice on metabolic processes involved in the development of cardiometabolic disease. She has authored/coauthored over 40 research reports and reviews on the topic of sugar consumption. She has made over 50 presentations at state/national/international conferences and summits and has participated in more than 100 interviews, which included appearances on CBS 60 Minutes and CBC 5th Estate.

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