Niagara Naturopathic Doctor Skin Care - Virtual Appointments Available In Ontario
At the Naturopathic Family Practice of Niagara, we treat you from the inside out. In order to determine root issues, we take a detailed health history to understand and address all aspects that are impacting your skin condition. Here are some ways that Naturopathic Doctors address skin concerns:
Digestion is an integral part of treating skin concerns. What goes into our body and how it is broken down can be reflected within our skin. Food intolerances and/or allergies often arise from dysbiosis, the uneven balance between good and bad bacteria within our gastrointestinal tract. When dysbiosis occurs, digestion can become difficult and lead to inflammatory conditions, including skin conditions. For more information on digestion, please refer to our page here.
Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, including skin conditions. One of the ways that we can reduce overall inflammation in the body is through our diet and lifestyle. Dr. Jennifer Cox ND will review your current diet and lifestyle to help mitigate general inflammation that may be exacerbating your skin condition.
Improve Detoxification Pathways:
It is important to ensure that our main emunctories organs, the organs that are responsible for removing toxic waste, are balanced and efficient. The main emunctories that are responsible for removing toxic waste are the liver, kidneys, digestive tract, lungs and skin. Depending on the individual, one organ system, or even multiple systems, can become overwhelmed and so as a last resort, the body will aim to release waste through the skin. This can be seen in acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, foul sweat, tinea versicolour, yeast, etc. Dr. Jennifer Cox ND aims to provide you with nutritional and lifestyle guidance while also ensuring that your emunctories are working efficiently.