Category Archives: Skin


Bugs in Our Gut – Benefits of Microscopic Critters

The health of the microbiome in out gut cannot be overstated.  Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, is famously quoted as saying that all disease begins in the gut – and this was 400 years before the birth of Christ!  This was a man ahead of his time. And now, in the 21st century, we have […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Allergies Gut Hormones Immunity & Inflammation Longevity Skin Yeast | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Yeast Infections – Myths Busted!

A naturopathic colleague of mine from New Zealand is kind enough to contribute to my blog with a highly informative post on yeast.  Yeast is hard to eradicate once it has taken hold and many of us suffer from symptoms of yeast-overgrowth.  The common red flags I watch for are: itchy ears, vagina or anus; […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Immunity & Inflammation Skin Yeast | Tags: , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Flaking Off Psoriasis

I was sitting with a teller doing my banking today when she asked me what type of practice I have.  I told her “naturopathic”.  She briefly pulled up her shirt sleeve and flashed some reddish, disturbed skin.  “Can you do anything for psoriasis?” she laughingly joked.  “Actually,” I replied, “have you ever considered…” and off […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Immunity & Inflammation Inflammation Skin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Food Allergy Testing

Two of the antibodies involved in allergic reactions are immunoglobulin E (IgE) and immunoglobulin G (IgG). IgE antibody production occurs right after ingestion or inhalation of an allergen (ie. a child eats a peanut and has an anaphylactic reaction), and is called a Type I immediate hypersensitivity reaction.  On the other hand, IgG antibodies are […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Immunity & Inflammation Nutrition Skin Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , : | Comment

Sun Safety

Below is a combination of tips to help you stay safe in the sun and enjoy it all summer long! Safe Sun Advice: Get sun!  Don’t use a sunscreen unless you are going to have prolonged exposure and are at risk for burning.  If you must use a sunscreen follow my sunscreen tips below. Aim […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Skin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Skin & Gut Health

It’s a very familiar concept in naturopathic medicine that the health of the skin is directly linked to the health of the gut.  Often, when we’re experiencing skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and seemingly “random” rashes, we can track the root cause back to the gastrointestinal tract. Most will agree that what we put […]

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