Beyond Soap with Dr. Sandy Skotnicki

 In Allergies, Environment, Health, microbiome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

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Date: December 3, 2018

Episode Description

Everyone has a skin care regime, using products we think are safe.  Dr. Sandy Skotnicki is explaining why our regimes may not be what they think they are.  Discussing her book “Beyond soap,” she discusses dangerous chemicals, and our own natural microbes that protect us.

Dr. Risk’s Thoughts

I am always happy when there is more awareness on topics like this.  I think it’s shameful that the beauty industry thinks it’s ok to expose us all the chemicals and allergens that will harm us.  I also loved the part of the conversation about the skin’s microbiome.  There is so much of our bodies and our environment that we don’t understand, and it’s important to start that conversation.  The less harm we do to ourselves, the better we will feel.

Guest Information

Dr Sandy Skotnicki is the founding director of the Bay Dermatology Centre and is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine in the Divisions of Dermatology and Occupational and Environmental Health. Dr. Skotnicki started the Bay Dermatology Centre in 2006 in an effort to provide a full-service dermatology centre that focuses on the patient, not procedures. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Toronto, and then earned her medical degree, graduating with the highest honors. Dr. Skotnicki completed her dermatology training at the University of Ottawa, and was awarded her fellowship in Dermatology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1997. She is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology.

She is a member of the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Dermatology Association, American Dermatology Association and American Contact Dermatitis Society. Previously she was a Board member of the Canadian Dermatology Association and served as an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the specialty of Dermatology from 2011-2016.

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