Course: IDCP2022 - M23 Nail Health
M23: Nail Health
Apple Bodemer, MD +1

Welcome to module 23 narrowing in on nail health!

Nail Health: Pathophysiology Update

This course will review the structure of nails and nail growth as well as review common nail abnormalities.
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe nail growth
  2. Identify trauma induced nail abnormalities
  3. Summarize the role inflammation plays in nail disorders

Nail Health: Therapeutics Update

This lecture will review the therapies that are typically used in the treatment of nail infection and nail inflammation particularly onychomycosis.
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Review the treatment for inflammatory nail disease
  2. Review the treatment for infectious nail disease

Supplements and Botanicals for Healthy Nails

This course will cover supplements marketed for nails, specific nutritional deficiencies that can affect nails, as well as supplements and botanicals that can be important for nail health.
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify safe supplements for nail health
  2. Describe nail findings that can be seen with specific nutritional deficiencies 
  3. List essential oils that may help treat onychomycosis

Nail Health: Ayurvedic Approach

This lecture will review the Ayurvedic perspective on nail health. We will discuss the nail findings that are common with imbalances in each of the three doshas along with oils and herbs to support nail health. Clinical correlation studies between nail health and general health will also be discussed that are motivated from the Ayurvedic perspectives.
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Review the Ayurvedic imbalances associated with nails
  2. Review the associations between nail health and bone health


User: Apple Bodemer
Apple Bodemer

After finishing Medical School and Dermatology Residency at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bodemer completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She was the first Dermatologist to be board certified in both Dermatology and Integrative Medicine and currently is the only Dermatologist to serve on the Integrative Medicine Board. She has authored academic texts and curriculum and has spoken widely on a variety of topics related to Integrative Dermatology. She has always been drawn to exploring how lifestyle choices impact skin health and disease and feels that the most powerful role a physician can play is as an educator and guide, empowering people to get healthy and stay healthy.

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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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