Hello  everyone, I found another fun source that I’ll be mainly using for today. It’s a Naturopathy Wiki created for and edited by naturopaths. http://www.ndhealthfacts.org

 

They  have peer reviewed pieces, however they were reviewed by naturopathic institutes.

 

Luckily though, they did have a section on Skincare that had some references. One thing I noted is the fact they recommended seeking a naturopathic doctor if you are experiencing negative side effects.



https://ndnr.com/autoimmuneall...-treating-allergies/




Anti Aging:

https://ndnr.com/dermatology/p...anti-aging-solution/



 

Cosmetic

  

Title

PROTEOGLYCANS: A TURNKEY ANTI-AGING SOLUTION?

  

Journal

NDNR

  

Citations

Yes (43)

  

Size of Study

N/A

  

Peer Review

N/A

  

Date Posted

May 13, 2019

  

Conclusions

Positive, but deems that there must be more studies conducted before making a definitive answer.

  

Criticisms

None Found. Comments on page are processed before being posted. No comments on page.

  

Authors

Carrie Decker, ND

  

Funded by...

Unknown. Journal allows sponsorships and advertisements in their journal, however they claim this does not influence the articles.

  

 

Decker, C. (2019). Proteoglycans: A Turnkey Anti-Aging Solution? – Naturopathic Doctor News and Review. [online] Ndnr.com. Available at: https://ndnr.com/dermatology/p...anti-aging-solution/ [Accessed 31 May 2019].

 

Acne:

Sunflower Seed and Acne Vulgaris

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26473070



 

Cosmetic

  

Title

Sunflower Seed and Acne Vulgaris.

  

Journal

Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal

  

Citations

Yes, Reliable

  

Size of Study

50 patients, aged 15-30

  

Peer Review

Yes

  

Date Posted

2015

  

Conclusions

Sunflower seed intake seems to aggravate acne. However, effects seem low and thus more research needs to be done.

  

Criticisms

Controlled study, however factors like hormonal status and nutritional facts were presumed through randomisation.

  

Authors

Mohebbipour, A., Sadeghi-Bazargani, H. and Mansouri, M

  

Funded by...

Was an MD thesis study. Supported by IR Iran as well as singular people.

  



Mohebbipour, A., Sadeghi-Bazargani, H. and Mansouri, M. (2015). Sunflower Seed and Acne Vulgaris. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, [online] 17(9). Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26473070.\

Please Note: this page is to be updated, there is a couple more studies I would like to post in this category. I would just like to show you what I've been working on so far. Will be updating within a few days.

Original Post

Hi Katelyn! 

These studies are very interesting. I had no idea there was a myth about sunflower seed intake increasing acne, and I certainly agree that more research should be done regarding this. To my knowledge, I have never heard of anything linking sunflower seeds to acne. I think, as you mentioned, the study should take into account factors like hormones, nutrition, and pre-existing skin conditions or other affects if applicable. I also think the age range of people they studied is particularly susceptible to acne anyways, so this would also influence the study.

 I definitely think the anti-aging article would be more reliable if it had more criticism and a more solid conclusion.  I'm wondering, with your research so far, would you say you agree or strongly disagree with any of these articles you have found? 

Good luck! 

Hey Katelyn,

Interesting research this week. I was particularly surprised by the bit about how sunflower seed intake could increase or agitate acne--oddly specific! I know one of my closest friends stopped eating nuts and seeds (no joke) because she thought it would make her break out or something, so maybe there's something to that. If you're looking into which of the articles you should pursue, I would personally suggest looking a little deeper into the one about turkey and anti-aging. 

I actually found a bit that promotes turkey as an anti-aging agent. If you're interested in looking deeper into this, here's the site I looked at:
https://www.pattmd.com/dr-patt...-aging-skin-benefits

Good luck with your future research, I look forward to reading what you find :-)
Joanna

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