Most anti wrinkle creams are just hype! Sorry but it is true.

Every year, something new is being marketed – amazing results, proven to reduce wrinkles by 50%, and ads with beautiful models photoshopped.  They know the buzz words.  This year, it is stem cells and growth factors.  The stem cells are from a plant which would be great if you w

Vitamin D Found to Influence Over 200 Genes Highlighting Links to Disease

ScienceDaily (Aug. 24, 2010) — The extent to which vitamin D deficiency may increase susceptibility to a wide range of diseases is dramatically highlighted in newly published research. Scientists have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA — and identified o

Point/Counterpoint: Is Vitamin D Supplementation Safe?

This article was published in a dermatology newsletter recently.  If you chose to take more than 2,000 units of vitamin D3 a day (I have taken 8,000 a day for over 5 years), you do not need and should not take calcium supplements as this could raise your blood calcium levels too much.

4,000 iu of Vitamin D per day recommended

San Diego — New research suggests that a significantly higher vitamin D intake than previously thought is required to reach blood levels that can prevent or lower the incidence of breast cancer and other major diseases, Newswise.com reports. Researchers at the University of California

Antiaging quiz. See if you know what really works!

This is a fun quiz by WebMD which I found to be fairly accurate. http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/antiaging-rm-quiz?ecd=wnl_skin_030211   Dr. Mary Dobry is a San Diego dermatologist located at 4130 La Jolla Village Dr., CA 92037.  858-784-0590 or MaryDobry@DrDobryRx.com.