We often think of skin as something you care for from the outside. Special cleansers, lotions, creams, and ointments are often sold as being “essential” for healthy skin. While these are an important part of skin care, they’re not the only things that are truly “essential” for healthy skin.
Your skin is created and nourished from the inside out. The nutrients you consume on a day-to-day basis affect the way your skin feels and looks. Join AdventHealth’s Dr. Monique Kumar, a board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric dermatologist, and Allison Harrell, Registered Dietitian and Culinary Medicine Specialist, as they share more about optimal nutrition for skin care. Plus, you will get to taste some delicious dishes to support your skin care routine.
About the Presenter:
Allison Harrell is a registered dietitian nutritionist and plant-based chef who has been passionate about food and nutrition for more than 20 years. She advanced her knowledge by becoming a certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, certified in Weight Loss Management. Harrell believes that every time we eat, it is an opportunity to promote our health. She incorporates culinary experiences with a science-based approach. Her programs and tools make a positive difference in the health of our communities by instilling confidence and knowledge in the kitchen.
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Monique Kumar, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric dermatologist who joined AdventHealth Medical Group from the medical faculty at Emory University. An award-winning physician, she specializes in treating vascular lesions such as hemangiomas and port-wine birthmarks and as well as other skin conditions in newborns, children and adolescents. Dr. Kumar completed her medical degree, pediatric internship and dermatology residency all at the Washington University School of Medicine, where she served as Chief Resident and was honored with the James Henry Yale Prize in Dermatology. She also completed a highly specialized fellowship in pediatric dermatology and vascular lesions, which sets her apart from many in the field. Prior to medical school, Dr. Kumar earned a Master of Science degree in genetics at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, where she was a Winston Churchill Scholar following her graduation with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology.