Dr. Dan Siegel

Do home remedies have a role in skin care? Dan Siegel, MD, says that dermatologists can find a lot of medicinal uses for botanical products, and that helpful home remedies are great.

Hemp Oil for the Skin:

Find out about the benefits of hemp oil. Although it is related to marijuana, this product is not psychotropic. It is, however, an excellent moisturizer, as are other botanical products such as olive oil, jojoba oil and shea butter.

Fighting Fungus with Home Remedies:

Fungus and yeast can often cause skin problems. How can home remedies such as oil of thyme be used to heal such infections? Speaking of fungus, certain mushrooms in the diet appear to give the immune system a significant boost.

Itches are another common skin symptom. Whether caused by insect bites or poison ivy, itches may yield to home care such as hot water or an oat powder bath.

Natural Care for Psoriasis:

Could natural treatments benefit psoriasis? Dr. Siegel says yes indeed, and relates soaking in the Dead Sea to certain Bible stories as well as to modern dermatology. Turmeric could also be beneficial for several skin problems, including psoriasis and warts.

This Week’s Guest:

Daniel Mark Siegel, MD, MS, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at SUNY Downstate and Director of the Procedural Dermatology Fellowship. His website is http://www.liskincancer.com

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Air Date:September 2, 2017

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  1. Erin

    What was the mushroom supplement that was supposed to boost immune function (and possibly help with stubborn nail fungus)?

  2. John
    Olympia WA

    What could be more a home cure than improving your diet with the aim of healing yourself?
    See Dr Caldwell Esselstyn’s Prevent and reverse heart disease or DrJohn Mcdougall’s The Starch Solution Health and Healing have more to do with avoiding toxic substances than repairing the damage and itis both quicker and less costly

  3. Acie

    I have three close friends who have been diagnosed with a slow progressing leukemia in the past year. Is it a coincidence that all three are heavy diet cola drinkers?

  4. Dolores

    I don’t like this new website. It is very hard to navigate. But I do listen to the radio programs. It’s a good thing and that I can also order a copy of the broadcast CD’s of particular interest.

  5. Tom
    Rapid City, SD

    I’m also unable to download podcasts. I don’t use iTunes, so the problem isn’t limited to the iTunes interface. FYI: I use gPodder to download podcasts.

    • The People's Pharmacy

      We do have our web team on the problem, and hope to have it resolved soon. Thanks for your comment.

  6. Ed

    Regarding your new website design, I can no longer find the link to download the podcast. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Chris

      And also the podcast no longer seems to be output to iTunes?

      What’s up? :-(

      • The People's Pharmacy

        We are working on re-establishing the link to our podcasts on iTunes and have our web team working on it. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

  7. ken
    madison, wi

    I hate the design of your new website. It’s very UN-user friendly. And it’s nearly impossible to find the mp3 download for radio shows.

    • The People's Pharmacy

      We’re sorry you’re having trouble. We do have our web team working on re-establishing the links to make sure that our mp3s of our shows are once again available to download. In the meantime, take some time to explore our site. Some of our improved features are a much more readable font, a faster and more accurate search function, and a screen that is optimized for all devices, including tablets and smartphones. Do bear with us as we work out some of the kinks.

      • Ed

        I’m sure that the site looks great on a tablet or a smartphone. However, I use neither of those devices. On a regular desktop or laptop computer, the new site seems poorly optimized. Everything is too big. In contrast, many sites, including one that I help manage, use autodetection of mobile devices so that those users have an optimized version of the site for their mobile device while regular users still have access to the site optimized for desktop computers. Sometimes this is as simple as installing a mobile theme and a desktop theme for the software being used and a small bit of code for the autodetection.

    • Jeff
      Hardy, VA

      To download the MP3 simply right click the “Play in new window” for your desired show, and select the “Save link as..” and there you go. :)

  8. Jerry Stevens
    Lewisville, TX

    I always make a habit of waking to hear your show. Today’s was great! I’m anxious to investigate the remedies further! Thanks!

    • Hanzl
      United States

      We, too, rarely miss a broadcast of your show (for us on Saturdays @ seven am) and we have been quite faithful for about 8 years now (or more?). My husband and I are so grateful to you both for the oodles and oodles of healing help you provide and for your very interesting and knowledgeable invited guests. You are jewels. Thank you. Jean

  9. Philip
    United States

    What would be a good natural substitute for Clindamycin phosphate to treat skin bacterial infections?

  10. Cate De Mallie
    Charlotte, nc 28226

    Great show! Looking forward to using several of the suggestions Dr. Dan Siegel recommended. Thank you.

  11. Mairzy doats

    Fungus and yeast – I found that using my anti-perspirant on the places where yeast forms prevents it. I have not had a single episode since starting this.

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