Course: Plant-Based Diets for Women's Health Concerns
Clinical Efficacy of a New Vegan Nutraceutical Addressing Hair Thinning in Women Following a Plant-Based Diet
Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP
Supported by Nutrafol

It is well established that nutrition influences hair loss and hair condition, as illustrated by the hair problems observed in disorders caused by malnutrition or specific restrictive diets. Vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, and semi-vegetarians are associated with vitamin deficiencies that have been linked to changes in hair quality and ultimately hair loss. In addition to nutrient-induced hair thinning, these demographics are susceptible to other factors such as microbiome changes, stress, hormonal triggers, inflammation, oxidative stress, and biological aging which have compounding influence on the hair follicle.

Learning Objectives:

  • List differences between Integrative Dermatology and Naturopathic Dermatology to accurately describe the type of care you are providing to patients
  • Review the principles of Naturopathic Medicine and how it can be applied to treating eczema
  • Recall common modalities in Naturopathic Medicine in the context of treating eczema
  • Review Naturopathic and Integrative approaches to the treatment of eczema

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User: Raja Sivamani
Raja Sivamani

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

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