Dr. Youn's Blog

The 2018 Dirty Dozen – Buy These Organic If You Can

Have you heard of the Dirty Dozen? Every year since 2004, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) – a non-profit, non-partisan environmental organization – ranks the worst foods in regards to pesticide contamination. These are foods which you should consider purchasing organic instead of conventional. This year, for the third year in a row, strawberries topped the list […]


Cosmetic Treatments Everyone Is Getting

The numbers are in! The annual cosmetic surgery statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have been recently released and reveal some interesting findings. The procedure with the most growth in 2017 was micro-ablative laser resurfacing – otherwise known as fractional laser treatments. These lasers are used to tighten, smooth, and overall rejuvenate the skin. The […]


How To Look Younger NOW

Sometimes we want to see changes now. Although I believe the best way to turn back the clock and get the glowing, youthful skin you want is through good skin care and non-invasive in-office treatments, there are a number of things you can do to make your skin look younger immediately. Now, I should preface […]


Lady Gaga, Jimmy Buffett, and Billy Joel?

Confession. I listen to Lady Gaga in the operating room. Contrary to popular belief, the operating room is not a quiet, intense place where all you hear is the beeping of the anesthesia machine and an occasional grunt from the surgeon. Most ORs are filled with music – classical, country, pop, rock, heavy metal, even […]


Paleo, Keto, Vegan, SAD- What is the Healthiest Diet for You?

What is the best, healthiest diet for you? This question is fiercely debated amongst the most knowledgeable nutritionists and physicians, without one clear winner. In this newsletter, I’d like to offer you my thoughts on some of the most popular diets in the United States (and around the world): 1. Standard American Diet (SAD Diet) – Our […]


Swap your beauty products with these natural alternatives

Everyday we expose ourselves to potentially dangerous substances in our beauty products. Here are three options to get the results you want without potentially harmful chemicals and medicines: 1. Replace your sleeping pills with essential oils – Nearly 9 million American adults use prescription sleep aids, often highly addictive pills like benzodiazepines. Essential oils are […]


Is your doctor on board?

Did you know that 70 percent of Americans believe in the positive effects of complimentary and alternative medicine? But unfortunately, less than 50 percent of doctors discuss alternative therapies with their patients. What about your doctor? Here are some reasons why your doctor should embrace holistic health care: Alternative practitioners can take the time to […]


Holistic Cellulite Solutions

Cellulite is a problem that plagues the vast majority of women and quite a few men. Surveys reveal that nearly 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men have cellulite. So what exactly is cellulite? Put simply, cellulite is a combination of dimpling, loose skin, and swollen fat pockets that most commonly occur on […]


What Is Your Body Trying To Tell You?

One of my physician colleagues calls the skin our “Magic Mirror.” The largest organ of our body, it often gives us clues to underlying medical conditions even before they arise. In this email, I’d like to inform you of four clues in your skin that may be a sign that your body is trying to […]


The One Test Everyone Needs To Take

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 600,000 people every year. Unfortunately, many people have heart attacks without even knowing they have coronary artery disease. So how do you find out whether you or someone you love is at risk? I am obviously not a cardiologist, but my […]