Course: Nutrition and Atopic Dermatitis: What’s the Evidence?
Nutrition and Atopic Dermatitis: What’s the Evidence?
Mincy Chakkalakal +1

The pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis (AD) is a combination of an impaired skin barrier, inflammation/immune dysfunction, and environmental triggers. Young children can develop what is known as the “atopic march”, which is the development of food allergies, allergic rhinitis, and asthma in children with atopic dermatitis. The role of diet in AD has become an increasingly popular topic as patients try to reduce their exposures to medications. Here, we evaluate the evidence for the role of diet, including elimination diets, and determine if food allergies have a role in atopic dermatitis.


User: Mincy Chakkalakal
Mincy Chakkalakal

I graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2018 with a BS in Biological Sciences. I am currently working on my thesis project with Dr.Sivamani at Integrative Skin Science and Research (ISSR) in Sacramento, CA as a master's student in the Masters of Medical Sciences Program at Boston University.


I am beyond excited to be working with LearnSkin to gain a better understanding of how the integration of Eastern and Western medicine improves patient care and outcomes through a more holistic approach to medicine. My interests include academic research, integrative dermatology and integrative medicine.

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Adrianne Pan

Adrianne Pan is a third year medical student at California Northstate University. She graduated from UC Davis in 2018 with a degree in Cell Biology. Adrianne has a strong interest in integrative dermatology and is always looking for new approaches to improve skin health.

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Ashley Dumont
Ashley Dumont

Dr. Ashley Dumont, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor and a graduate from the National University of Natural Medicine.

With a deep-rooted passion for dermatology, she believes in taking an evidence-based, holistic and individualized approach to skin health by addressing the foundational aspects of health as well as incorporating botanical medicine, nutraceuticals, mind-body medicine, and IV therapy. Dr. Dumont understands and values the importance of physical, spiritual, and emotional health and its direct connection to achieving healthy skin and overall wellness. Her goal is to empower her patients to take an active role in their personal and unique path to healing.

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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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