Dr. Lauren Deville is board-certified to practice medicine in the State of Arizona. She received her NMD from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Dr. Lauren came to naturopathic medicine in a roundabout way. When she was fifteen, her father died of cancer, after which she planned to devote her life to cancer research. But she quickly discovered that research was not for her. Years later she planned to attend traditional medical school, but she was frustrated by her volunteer experience, which seemed to consist only of treating symptoms, rather than searching for and addressing underlying causes. She stumbled upon SCNM almost by accident, and she considers herself incredibly blessed to have found a career that is also a calling.
Vitamin E is a rich antioxidant nutrient that helps to quench free radicals that are implicated in the diseases like heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s. It boosts the immune system, improves resistance to allergies and protects against blood clots. Its deficiency can lead to neurological symptoms such as gait disturbances and poor reflexes.
Artificial sweeteners in diet soda trigger the satiety hormone leptin and stimulate receptors in the tongue and brain. This increases sweet cravings, increases your threshold to sugar as artificial sweeteners are 600 times sweeter than sugar and also reduces the sugar satiety level. It also deprives your body of vital bone minerals and acidifies the body.
There’s a huge connection between blood sugar regulation and acne. Since there is also a subtle link between Vitamin D and insulin sensitivity, deficiency of Vitamin D can indirectly cause acne. Vitamin D is also anti-inflammatory for skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Increase Vitamin D intake and avoid acidifying processed food to prevent acne.