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.

Learn Skin with Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar LearnSkin

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    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

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 107: Can Skin Care Improve Your Quality of Life?

    Episode 107: Can Skin Care Improve Your Quality of Life?

    Wondering what’s buzzing at Burt’s Bees? We are too. Dr. Hemali Gunt stops by to talk about recent research at Burt’s Bees and some exciting new prospects she’ll be bringing to IDS 2021. 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 natural skin care, attend Dr. Gunt's product theatre lunch on Saturday, October 23rd: integrativedermatologysymposium.com/schedule
     
    Hemali Gunt, PhD serves as the Head of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at Burt’s Bees (a Clorox Company). Her focus is to demonstrate scientifically based skincare benefits through clinical testing, laboratory investigations and instrumental assessment. Additionally she represents the science behind natural solutions through interaction with the professional and medical communities.
     
    Prior to joining Burt’s Bees, she worked as a clinical scientist at a contract testing lab where she gained extensive experience in clinical trials of personal care products, OTC, drugs and medical devices. Hemali Gunt holds a Ph.D. and Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH). She has been an adjunct member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the lead author on numerous AAD scientific posters, specializing in the area of skin and lip care.
     
    Sponsored by Burt's Bees
    Visit BurtsBeesDermatology.com for clinical data, physician resources and to sign up for the Burt’s Bees dermatologist sampling program to receive free samples of the Sensitive and Renewal product lines for your patients.

    • 24 min
    Episode 106: Evidence for Food and Aesthetics

    Episode 106: Evidence for Food and Aesthetics

    Trying to stay beautiful and eat healthy? Aren’t we all. Listen in this week as Dr. Vivien Fam discusses the role of fruits and vegetables in the skin, and how our gut reaction may not always be the right one. 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 the impact of food on the skin, attend Dr. Fam's session at the 2021 Integrative Dermatology Symposium.
     
    Vivien Fam, PhD RD received a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biology from UC Davis and is also a Registered Dietitian. She has always been interested in the effects of nutrition on skin health, from acute conditions such as pressure ulcers to chronic medical conditions such as acne and psoriasis to cosmetic concerns such as facial wrinkles, dryness, and dullness. Dr. Fam also believes that nutrition recommendations should be targeted to a person's dietary habits and preferences which can be influenced by traditions, cultures, and socioeconomic status. Her research interests include the effects of whole foods and functional foods on skin health and other chronic conditions.

    • 23 min
    Episode 105: Treating Common Skin Disorders in Pediatric Patients

    Episode 105: Treating Common Skin Disorders in Pediatric Patients

    Got your kid gloves on? Us too. This week, Dr. Jennifer Ornelas sheds light on the nuances of dermatological conditions in pediatric patients. Listen in as the discussion moves from hemangiomas to acne to even including a couple insightful life tips. 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 integrative practice tips for treating common pediatric dermatology conditions, attend Dr. Ornelas' workshop at the 2021 Integrative Dermatology Symposium.
     
    Jennifer Ornelas, MD is a board-certified dermatologist and is a boards eligible pediatric dermatologist. She has conducted translational research investigating botanical extracts as novel treatment options for acne and earned a master’s in clinical and translational research. She is passionate about working with children and providing excellent care to her patients. She is committed to serving the medically underserved populations of the region and hopes to provide culturally competent specialist care in her practice.

    • 32 min
    Episode 104: Plant-Based Diet and Its Influence on Gut Permeability and Metabolic Syndrome (Paleovedic)

    Episode 104: Plant-Based Diet and Its Influence on Gut Permeability and Metabolic Syndrome (Paleovedic)

    Hankering for a little ancient wisdom? Aren’t we all. This week, Dr. Akil Palanisamy weaves Ayurveda, western medicine, the gut, and plant based diets into an integrative practitioner’s dream! 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 increased intestinal permeability in dermatological disease and metabolic syndrome, attend Dr. Palanisamy's lecture at the 2021 Integrative Dermatology Symposium.
     
    Akil Palanisamy, MD is the author of the bestseller "The Paleovedic Diet - A complete program to burn fat, increase energy, and reverse disease." Dr. Akil studied biochemistry at Harvard University, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his residency at Stanford University. He also completed a fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona and is certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University.

    • 26 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

NormalJoe2 ,

Sunlight!

I loved the episode with Dr. Varman. A really natural, non-pharmaceutical approach to many derm conditions.

dillonbird ,

Very insightful

So much insight in a short amount of time. Loved the skin microbiome podcast- fascinating!

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