Hang In for Spring!

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. Hang in there because Spring is around the corner! There is no better time to prep for the warmer weather than right now. We have the details on all the trends to get your mind and body in tip top shape by the time the higher temps arrive. Read on for the latest happenings in the world of skin care, dental care, nutrition and more!

With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,
Your devoted team at deme.


Dental Care

Rejuvenate Your Smile

Spring is a time to feel rejuvenated, but we often forget about our teeth and gums. Many people suffer from receding gums, and for a while, there was no easy solution.

Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 12.19.10 PMPinhole Gum Rejuvenation is an amazing technique that is revolutionizing the way dentists approach gum recession. deme’s Dental Director Dr. Thomas George is one of the first dentists in the United States—the first from New York to Virginia—to be professionally trained and certified to perform this procedure. Dr. George was even featured on CBS Philly for his expertise on this procedure last year.

demecosmetics_R5Receding gums can occur at any age, creating a skeletal looking smile and leaving your mouth vulnerable to infection.  Gum Grafting, the “old” way of fixing the problem of gum recession, is a very invasive and painful surgery with an extensive recovery time.  The Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique is a minimally invasive alternative that eliminates grafting and suturing, which means less pain and recovery time. A small access hole is made that allows patented instruments to loosen tissue that is then pulled up onto the roots of the affected teeth and supported with collagen.  The procedure only takes about an hour for 2-3 teeth and can enhance aesthetics, decrease sensitivity, and prevent further wear. Read more about the procedure here.


Skin Care

It’s Time to Reboot Your Skin Care Routine

Winter is winding down so it’s time to wake up and get your skin looking fresh! Read below for a step-by-step guide on how to reboot your routine.

person-woman-girl-sitting-large

  1. The first step to any skin care regimen is to exfoliate. Begin your reboot by using a gentle scrub, or even a Clarisonic cleansing brush, 2-3 times a week to eliminate dead skin cells and reveal a fresh layer of vibrant skin.
  1. After you have a fresh layer of skin to work with, it’s time to hydrate. Quench your skin’s thirst with a moisturizer suited to your skin type. For extra dry skin, emollient rich creams are the best choice because of their rich hydration content. Serums and water-based moisturizers are best for oily skin while a light lotion or serum is great for combination and normal skin. For a more in depth look on moisturizing for your specific skin type, check out this piece on hydrating regimens from deme’s clinical aestheticians.
  1. Be sure to drink a tall glass of water every morning, and stay hydrated throughout the day. When you’re not getting enough water, your skin shows it. Eat a diet full of antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables like berries, spinach, and beans to give your skin an extra boost and help fight against skin damage.
  1. It may take a little while for your skin to show some results. While your waiting for your reboot to take effect, fake it until you make it! Use a light concealer to cover up your dark spots and some blush to define your cheekbones. This will give the appearance of a radiant glow even if your skin is still rebooting itself from within.
  1. Finish off your routine everyday with an SPF before leaving the house. Protecting your skin from the harsh rays of the sun will keep your skin soft with a luminous glow!

facialDe-Winterize Your Skin!

It is almost inevitable that the harsh winter weather has taken its toll on your skin over the past few months. Feel fresh and de-winterize your skin with a clinical facial from one of deme’s clinical aestheticians. Have your skin type evaluated by a professional and treated to promote and maintain a healthy complexion. Your skin will be analyzed and exfoliated before the pores are cleansed.

Treat yourself to relaxation and healthy skin; call deme at 215.561.3363 or 610.688.3363 to schedule your clinical facial today.


Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy & Weight Loss

unnamed1Introducing Dr. Reina Marino

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Reina Marino is joining the deme team this month to bring Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Weight Loss to our patients.

Dr. Marino graduated from Brown University in 1986 with an A.B. degree in Biology. In 1991, she received her medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, she completed both a year-long internship in Internal Medicine and a four year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at The Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Marino is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology as well as in Integrative Holistic Medicine and she is licensed to practice medicine in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

From 1996 to 2010, Dr. Marino worked as a hospital based radiologist in the Philadelphia area and, in 2008, she received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the graduating residents in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital. During that time, she also studied nutrition and mind/body medicine, specifically focusing on how they relate to cancer, and did writing, public speaking and made radio and television appearances about cancer and other health related topics. In 1999, Dr. Marino published a non-profit book, Courage To Conquer breast cancer Survivors Share Their Personal Stories, a Bronze Award winner in the 2000 health information Awards. From 2001-2003, she was a weekly health and wellness columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and, in 2002, she was an executive producer for Expecting A Miracle, a half hour documentary that aired on CN8- The Comcast Network, about a young woman who triumphs over breast cancer and goes on to become a wife and mother of a healthy baby boy. From 2004-2006, Dr. Marino was a contributing editor for Ask An Expert, a continuing series of patient information interviews with experts in pancreatic cancer research and treatment produced by the Lustgarten Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research.

In 2010, Dr. Marino completed a year-long clinical internship concentrating on integrative and functional medical management of patients with cancer and chronic disease with Anthony Bazzan, M.D. at the Functional and Wellness Sciences Institute. Subsequently, she began her own practice in Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine. In June 2011, Dr. Marino completed the Professional training program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In addition, she received a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation in July 2011. Dr. Marino completed a clinical preceptorship in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Erika Schwartz, M.D. in 2011 and another clinical preceptorship with Dr. Schwartz in The hCG Diet in 2013. She is a professional member of The Institute for Functional Medicine and The American College of Nutrition.

Dr. Marino’s personal and professional experiences over the years have proven to her the importance of being proactive and taking charge of your health and well-being. For many women, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can be an integral part of an overall plan to help them reach their health and wellness goals. In her practice, Dr. Marino has helped many patients lose weight, increase their energy, significantly diminish or eliminate menopausal symptoms, and even lower their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels through an integrative approach that focuses on nutrition, stress management and the prudent use of BHRT. Dr. Marino values her patients and her priority is to provide personalized care to each and every one.

Dr. Marino will be seeing patients at deme Wayne on Wednesdays and deme Philadelphia on Fridays.


Nutrition

jackfruitWhat in the world is jackfruit?

Jackfruit is considered a miracle crop in countries like Bangladesh, but it is still widely unheard of in the United States. So what is it, and what makes it a miracle?

Jackfruit grows on jackfruit trees, originating in Southeast Asia. The yellowish-orange fruit is large, prickly, and it can sometimes weigh up to 100 pounds. Aside from the nutritional fruit they produce, jackfruit trees are extremely important to the environments in which they are grown. In Bangladesh, the wood from trees is often sold as timber; the bark produces a sticky substance that is used as glue and also has an orange color that can be used as dye. Additionally, the fruit can feed farm animals as well as millions of malnourished people in the region due to the large number of lobes each jackfruit produces.

So why is it exciting that this fruit is available in the US? It is filled with so many nutrients that it keeps the body full for hours; Jackfruit is rich in dietary fiber, and has significant amounts of Vitamin-A, Vitamin-B and Vitamin-C. The fruit is also rich in potassium while the seeds are a good source of protein. It can be eaten fresh or cooked into tasty meals. Popular in the vegan community, it is often used as a substitute for pulled pork. Excited to try it? Check your city’s Chinatown section for a market selling fresh jackfruit then check out these delicious recipes!


Psychiatry

pexels-photo-12344-largeRelaxing Your Mind

Meditation is a simple relaxation practice that has been used for decades. However, a New York Times study was recently released that explains exactly how this practice works to help benefit your mind, body, and spirit. According to Business Insider, these two actions take place during meditation that affect your health in a positive way:

  1. There is increased communication between the left prefrontal cortex and default-mode network areas of the brain.
  2. Levels of IL-6 are lowered, which causes stress to decrease. IL-6 is a substance linked to inflammation and stress levels.

Check out the full article to learn more in depth about how meditation can help improve your life.