Patricia Brown

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Patricia Brown is a Montreal-based writer with a passion for good health, good food, and simple living. When not writing, she is an active curler in the winter months, and an avid gardener and dragon boat paddler during the summer. She and her husband Alex Simard share their home with one large dog and two small cats.
older man losing hair

DHT (Dihydrotestosterone): What Is It, How It Works, and Side Effects

What is DHT? Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone that stimulates the development of male characteristics and results from the conversion of testosterone. This conversion process occurs in both men and women. “Almost 10% of the testosterone produced daily by an adult is converted to DHT,” notes Craig Nabat, founder of the iRestore Laser Hair Growth System. DHT ... Read more
Organic spray tan

Organic Spray Tan: Prep, Aftercare, Dangers, and Cost

What is an organic spray tan? The tanning trend was spurred on by sun-kissed models in fashion magazines and buffed, bronzed actors frolicking through beach movies, convincing many of us that we only look healthy when we’re tanned. Sadly, this trend led to decades of unhealthy sun exposure and little skin protection. The introduction of ... Read more
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Biologic Therapies: A Game Changer for Autoimmune Skin Diseases

The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that travel between them. Since each protein may be responsible for several functions, biologic treatments for autoimmune diseases are designed to target specific proteins and disrupt the functions they carry. This targeted form of therapy distinguishes biologics from conventional approaches that affect the entire immune ... Read more
Retin-A for stretch marks

Stretch Marks? Restore Your Pre-Pregnancy Skin with Retin-A Tretinoin

Stretch marks — which generally appear on the abdomen, thighs, breasts, hips or buttocks — can be distressing, sometimes unsightly, and often impossible to completely eradicate. However, with time and patience, their visibility can be minimized. Several treatments are available to help improve the appearance of stretch marks, including products like Retin-A — the brand ... Read more
DNA Testing for skincare

DNA Testing: The Future of Personalized Skin Care?

The advent of services like 23andMe and has heightened interest in learning about our heritage – sometimes to make a connection with long-lost family members, and other times to determine why a particular disease or condition has shown up in an individual family member. This exploration of genetic heritage has been extended to skin ... Read more