Naturopathic Acne, Eczema & Psoriasis Treatment
We commonly treat skin concerns at our Naturopath clinic.
Acne, Eczema & Psoriasis are skin issues commonly seen and treated.
Common Hormone Testing: DHEA, Testosterone, Estradiol and Progesterone
Common Food Testing: Food Allergy Testing or Food Sensitivity Testing.
Common skin treatments: Zinc, Vitamin C, Fish Oil, Curcumin & IV Therapy with Glutathione.
Our Naturopaths use state of the art DUTCH urinary hormone testing for aggressive acne cases to understand the full array of male hormones and their metabolites.
For acne cases with a clear PMS component weuse salivary hormone estradiol and progesterone testing which is more cost effective than urine testing.
Food Allergy Testing is helpful in cases of hives and rashes.
Whereas our Naturopathic doctors tend to use Food Sensitivity Testing in cases of acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Top nutrients related to skin health are: Zinc & Vitamin A which our Naturopaths usually measure and supplement with in acne cases.
High dose Vitamin A is extremely effective in difficult acne cases.
IV Glutathione has become a popular IV Therapy treatment for enhancing complexion and skin brightness.
Our Naturopaths are extremely experienced with IV Therapy administration at our Edmonton office.
Alternative Skin Treatments in Edmonton
Acne: Our Naturopaths often begin with hormone testing and food sensitivity testing.
If the acne is steady througout the month our Naturopaths often consider either food sensitivity or androgens.
In cases with an androgen imbalance, improving sulfation pathways in the liver are helpful in addition to herbs like Saw Palmetto and Chinese Peony are important in addition to oral Zinc.
Milk, Wheat, Citrus, Pork, Nuts, Tomatoes and Chocolate are common trigger foods for acne and are sometimes removed empirically if foods are suspected.
More difficult cases we can use high dose Vitamin A for aggressive cystic acne - this needs to be medically monitored however.
Eczema and Psoriasis: We always start with food sensitivity testing to uncover immunologic triggers.
Dairy, Gluten and Eggs are the most commonly found offenders in both eczema and psoriasis.
Also, analysis of gut microbiome can be helpful in terms of understanding if there are microbial factors (bacteria & yeast) affecting your skin health.
So your TruMed Naturopath might suggest CDSA stool testing to understand how your gut health is affecting your skin. Gut healing protocols are often emplyed especially in psoriasis.
Dr. Sumar at our clinic offers electrodermal histamine analysis which can help understand disruptions in histamine breakdown pathways in both eczema and psoriasis.
Our Naturopaths commonly find low iodine and copper in our Edmonton eczema and psoriasis patients.
Skin issues our NDs see:
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