100 episodes

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.

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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 103: Popping Pimple Myths About Acne

    Episode 103: Popping Pimple Myths About Acne

    Want to peek behind the pimple? We do too. This week, Dr. Jonette Keri offers a fresh take on the age old discussion of diet and acne, and takes us through a whole health approach as she discusses alternative treatments for the common skin disorder. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. To learn more about acne treatment updates, attend Dr. Keri's lecture at the 2021 Integrative Dermatology Symposium or join Dr. Sivamani and Dr. Bhatia on September 28th for What's New with Acne: Medications, Probiotics, and Personalization. Register for free.
     
    Jonette Keri, MD PhD is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of Miami and Chief of the Dermatology Service at the VA Hospital. She is motivated by her patients with acne and has remained involved in various activities to promote the care and study of the condition. 
     
    Dr. Keri is an author on the most recent Acne Guidelines, published by the American Academy of Dermatology, and an invited member for the recently initiated guidelines. In addition, she is involved in the Acne Core Outcomes Research Network (ACORN), where they strive to identify and clarify outcome measures in acne, and is a member of the International Dermatology Outcome Measure group (IDEOM).
     
    Being involved in national and international activities that support and expand acne research is an integral part of Dr. Keri's long-term goal to help as many people as possible with this condition. She understands that the expansion of integrative dermatology is essential for practitioners to access all treatment options associated with the common condition of acne.

    • 23 min
    Episode 102: Treatments for Alopecia Areata: Mild, Moderate, and Severe

    Episode 102: Treatments for Alopecia Areata: Mild, Moderate, and Severe

    Knowledge of alopecia areata a little spotty? We got you some coverage. This week, we’re joined by our hair expert, Dr. Paradi Mirmirani, as she runs through recent research and covers the fundamentals of treatment, monitoring, and risks to keep in mind. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. To learn more about alopecia areata treatment updates, attend Dr. Mirmirani's lecture at the 2021 Integrative Dermatology Symposium.
     
    Paradi Mirmirani, MD completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Dermatology and a clinical hair research fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. She is practicing at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo, California where she serves as the assistant chief of dermatology, the regional director for hair disorders, the local research chair, and the regional co-lead for dermatology research. Additionally, Dr. Mirmirani has faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco and Case Western Reserve University. As an active clinician, researcher, and teacher, she has over 50 peer review publications and regularly presents at national and international conferences on various hair topics. Notably, Dr. Mirmirani co-authored “Cicatricial Alopecia: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management,” the first book dedicated to the topic. Her awards include the UCSF Outstanding Clinical Teacher and the San Francisco Dermatologic Society’s Key Dermatology Leader for hair. Dr. Mirmirani has served on various society committees including the scientific advisory board of the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation, the clinical research advisory board for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, and the Board of Directors for the North American Hair Research Society.

    • 26 min
    Episode 101: Cardiometabolic Comorbidities in Inflammatory Skin Disorders

    Episode 101: Cardiometabolic Comorbidities in Inflammatory Skin Disorders

    Looking for some integrative explanations of inflammatory skin disorders? Have heart, we've got some. This week, Dr. Emma Norton discusses the many links between the heart and skin conditions and offers a taste of natural treatment options she'll discuss at the Integrative Dermatology Symposium. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. To learn more about cardiometabolic comorbidities in inflammatory skin disorders, attend Dr. Norton's lecture at the 2021 Integrative Dermatology Symposium.
     
    Emma Norton, ND is Associate Dean of Clinical Education as well as an Associate Professor at Bastyr University California in San Diego. She is certified in, and uses, First Line Therapy, a proven program that incorporates personal lifestyle medicine involving changes such as healthy nutrition, nutritional protocols, exercise, and stress management to prevent or reverse chronic disease. She also holds her IFM certification, the most comprehensive training available in functional medicine. Her philosophy revolves around the fact that health is a state of homeostasis, where all systems of the body function optimally and waste is eliminated efficiently. She works with her student clinicians and their patients to uncover the cause of imbalance, enhance elimination of toxins, and facilitate restoration of health.

    • 24 min
    Episode 100: Bloopers and Memorable Moments - Behind the Scenes with LearnSkin Podcast Team

    Episode 100: Bloopers and Memorable Moments - Behind the Scenes with LearnSkin Podcast Team

    We've made it to our 100th episode! Our LearnSkin team is grateful for every listener who's joined us over the last few seasons. In celebration, we're releasing some of our favorite bloopers and highlights curated by our audio engineer Vin Chandra and editor Jake Zawlacki.
     
    Which has been your favorite episode so far?
     
    Join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board-certified dermatologists, every Thursday as they share the latest evidence-based research in integrative dermatology.

    • 29 min
    Episode 99: Gynecologic Skin Symptoms as Early Signs of Immunometabolic Dysregulation in Women

    Episode 99: Gynecologic Skin Symptoms as Early Signs of Immunometabolic Dysregulation in Women

    Looking for some warning signs of what's to come? We've got the place for you to look. This week, Dr. Sraddha Prativadi discusses the wealth of information gynecologic skin symptoms can hold and how best to use that knowledge. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. To learn more about women’s gynecologic skin health, attend Dr. Prativadi's lecture at the 2021 Integrative Dermatology Symposium.
     
    Sraddha S. Prativadi, MD FACOG ABIHM ABOIM is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Integrative Health & Medicine. She employs a holistic, functional approach to her ObGyn practice, incorporating knowledge and wisdom across the healing spectrum from Energy Medicine to Robotic Surgery. She is particularly focused on reshaping the conceptualization of the female reproductive system around an immunometabolic framework. She considers this as a key to address the epidemic of chronic inflammatory disorders we see in our world today.

    • 31 min
    Episode 98: Plant Based TeleHealth

    Episode 98: Plant Based TeleHealth

    Looking to spread the word on plant based diets? We have an expert! This week, we're joined by Dr. Laurie Marbas as she outlines the basics of a plant based diet and just how important telehealth can be for your patients. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. For access to CE/CME courses, become a member at LearnSkin.com.
     
    Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA is a double board-certified family medicine and lifestyle medicine physician, who has been utilizing food as medicine since 2012. She was the first Managing Editor for the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. She is co-founder of Plant Based TeleHealth, focused on the prevention and reversal of chronic disease utilizing lifestyle medicine. She currently holds medical licenses in all 50 states and DC. She is also co-founder of Healthy Human Revolution, whose mission is to provide resources that help individuals successfully adopt and sustain a whole food, plant-based diet.
     
    Dr. Marbas received her dual degrees from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and TTU School of Business. She was awarded the TTU School of Medicine Gold Headed Cane Award, a symbol for excellence in the art of medicine and the care of patients. She wrote seven books while in medical school, six of which were in a series called “Visual Mnemonics.” These books used cartoons to help people memorize vast amounts of information—a system that helped her personally when she was a mom attending medical school. As a USAF veteran, she served in the Middle East and South America. She is also a wife, mom of three grown children, host of the Healthy Human Revolution podcast, author, speaker, and avid runner.

    • 26 min

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