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38. Teen and Adult Acne with Dr. Julie Greenberg

Episode Summary

Chronic acne isn’t just frustrating, it can be painful and wreak havoc on a person’s self-esteem. Today Dr. Julie Greenberg and I are talking about natural and integrative ways to tackle acne. Dr. Greenberg is a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in integrative dermatology. She’s the founder of the Center for Integrative Dermatology, a holistic clinic that approaches skin problems by finding and treating the root cause. Dr. Greenberg holds degrees from Northwestern University, Stanford University, and Bastyr University and lectures at naturopathic medical schools and conferences across the U.S. on dermatology.

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Key Takeaways To Tune In For

  • [01:55] Is it normal to get acne?
  • [03:39] Why teen and adult acne are becoming more common
  • [06:45] Are environmental reasons causing acne to become more common?
  • [10:00] Foods to avoid to prevent acne
  • [15:30] How to transition to a healthy diet that will help prevent acne 
  • [19:00] What is Dr. Greenberg’s fundamental protocol for calming acne
  • [20:16] Why gut health is important to cure acne 
  • [22:45] Topical medication Dr. Greenberg likes to prescribe  
  • [25:00] Dr. Greenberg’s thoughts on using antibiotics for treating acne 
  • [27:23] Do different types of acne have a different approach
  • [28:30] How does a teen get predisposed to fungal acne 
  • [32:00] Why Dr. Greenberg runs a stool and organic acid test
  • [33:50] Dr. Greenberg’s parting words

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94. Using Food as Medicine

94. Using Food as Medicine

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