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health puzzles and points him in the direction of what’s causing problems. Some patients with acne also have symptoms of bloating, gastrointestinal issues or chronic bowel disease. Others may have traveled to another country where they contracted diarrhea from a parasite or foreign bacteria that upset their intestinal microbiome.


Skin outbreaks can also be the result


of food sensitivities or food allergies. “I make patients aware of the issues under- lying their skin problems so that they un- derstand the connection between internal health and skin. Then they can make conscious food choices,” says Dattner. Diet is a critical aspect of healthy


Holistic Dermatology Inner Health, Radiant Skin


by Linda Sechrist M


edical Doctor Alan M. Dattner, a 35-year pioneer in the field of holistic dermatology, faith-


fully follows nature’s principles in sup- porting skin health. His book Radiant Skin from the Inside Out: The Holistic Dermatologist’s Guide to Healing Your Skin Naturally maps out how skin reflects the body’s healthy or unhealthy organs and systems.


Finding the internal root cause of problems on the skin, the body’s largest organ, takes time to investigate. Dattner, who practices in New York City and New Rochelle, New York, and consid- ers himself a “skin detective”, says that although his forensic work continues to expand, he still begins his sleuthing by compiling a detailed and comprehen- sive history that yields clues for solving


skin. Food sensitivities can cause inflammation that can show up on the skin, he explains. Dattner incorporates several


diagnostic techniques and remedies from other medical traditions, including herbal, homeopathic and ayurvedic. A tongue diagnosis he uses is taken from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). He uses Applied Kinesiology to refine his therapeutic choices as the results align with his knowledge of dermatology, im- munology and integrative medicine. Janice MacKenzie, acupuncture


practitioner, teacher and author of Discovering the Five Elements: One Day at a Time, views the skin as a third lung, because it breathes. “If the organs of elimination aren’t work- ing well—large intestine, liver and


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