May 23, 2023

Skin, Science and Sjogren’s: An interview with Dr. Lobo (A Chemist and Nutritional Biologist)

Sjögren’s (SHOW-grins) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. According to the National Institute of Health, an estimated 4 million Americans are affected and mostly women. The condition affects parts of your body that produce fluids like the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of your eyes and mouth (tears, spit) are usually affected first — resulting in decreased tears, saliva, dry eyes and a dry mouth but other serious complications include profound fatigue, chronic pain, neuropathies,  lymphomas, and major organ involvement with lungs, kidneys, and nervous system. The condition often accompanies other immune system disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Sjögren’s can have similar symptoms as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome so it hard to reach a diagnosis but please don’t give up on addressing your concerns.

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Dr Rebecca (Bexi) Lobo. She is a chemist and nutritional biologist who lives with Sjogren’s and eczema.  She is the founder and owner of Bexi’s Bespoke Revitalisation, her skin care practice offering a different approach to personal care, one that is scientific, truly natural, and absolutely personal.  Her established skincare line and bespoke skin and hair care formulations are made using whole foods such as goat’s milk, honey, ginger, lime and nut and seed oils.  Bexi is driven by creativity, her passions for food and biochemistry, and a profound desire to develop holistic solutions to problems at the intersection of human health, nutrition, and the environment.

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