Course: Week 24: Hair Health
Week 24: Hair Health
Peter Lio, MD +1

Welcome to week 24 looking at integrative approaches to hair health!

Diet and Hair Health: A Very Tangled Web

What is the role of diet in healthy hair as well as hair disease? We explore some of the common conjectures and review the relevant data to outline some practical findings.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship between diet and general hair health
  2. Outline some potential diagnostic considerations for certain hair loss conditions
  3. Identify some of the potential therapies based on this understanding

Hair Health: The Ayurvedic Approach

This session will review hair health from an Ayurvedic perspective and explore how imbalances are described and addressed.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the Ayurvedic imbalances associated with hair health
  2. Discuss the treatment approaches to address imbalances associated with hair loss

Hair Health: Practical Integration

This session will cover how to practically integrate multiple perspectives when addressing patients with hair health and hair loss-related concerns. Three cases will be illustrated as examples.

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize hair health into its component pathophysiological subunits
  2. Diagram an integrative approach to treating hair based conditions on a case based approach


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Peter Lio

Dr. Peter Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his internship in Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, and his Dermatology training at Harvard where he served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Dr. Lio is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center and has spoken nationally and internationally about atopic dermatitis, as well as alternative medicine.

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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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