The following course is to provide the reader with information regarding the possible correlation between nutrition and acne formation. The most common food groups that affect acne both positively and negatively will be included: fermented foods, high glycemic foods, chocolate, dairy, alcohol, and sugar-sweetened beverages. This course will provide the practitioner with helpful tools on dietary counseling for patients suffering from acne.

Faculty

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Emerald Curry

Emerald Curry is a physician assistant working in dermatology in Sacramento, California. She graduated in September 2019 from UC Davis. She enjoys being a PA as she is able to help an underserved population whom she believes is so worthy of care. Emerald's interests include integrative medicine, learning about the human microbiome, and all things general dermatology related.

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Editors

Ashley Dumont
ND

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
MD MS AP

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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