Love Your Skin from the Inside Out: Herbs and Supplements to Stimulate Collagen Production

Herbs and Supplements to Stimulate Collagen Production - Zen Dermatology in Sacramento CA

Collagen is an abundant protein that provides structure and support to connective tissues in the body including skin, cartilage, and bone. Our cells are naturally able to produce collagen, but this production can decrease with age, and with certain lifestyle behaviors like smoking and excessive sun exposure. This can translate into wrinkles and sagging skin. […]

What If You’re Not Just WHAT You Eat, But Also WHEN You Eat? 

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The Science and Benefits of Fasting Jessica Maloh ND, Raja Sivamani MD MS AP The practice of fasting dates back centuries in various religions and philosophies around the world. Traditionally, fasting has been used as a tool to aid in redirecting attention, and as both a spiritual and physical cleanse or reset. In Ayurvedic medicine […]

Many Thanks: The Science of Gratitude

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Jessica Maloh, Raja Sivamani MD MS AP “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.”- Cicero The importance of gratitude dates back centuries in the context of philosophy, religion, and spirituality. In present times, its role in our wellbeing and our relationships has been examined scientifically, with countless benefits […]

Mindful Nutrition and Lifestyle Practices

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Our day-to-day meals and snacks are sometimes pre-planned and nutrient balanced. Other times, they can be on-the-go or sporadic. Nevertheless, when we digest and absorb our food choices, they enter our bloodstream and over time, affect numerous metabolic pathways to either promote health or increase the risk of disease. In addition, our dietary habits can […]