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Cafe Codiac
Moncton, NB
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Your Epidermis is Showing!
Your Epidermis is Showing!
And so it should. Your skin is your first line of defense for the Immune System. Healthy skin knows what to let in and what to keep out. Skin is actually an organ - the largest organ in our bodies, and is part of the Integumentary System. In humans, it accounts for about 12 to 15 percent of total body weight and covers 1.5-2m2 of surface area. It distinguishes, separates, and protects the organism from its surroundings. Multiple layers have different functions.
In general, the integumentary system has multiple roles in homeostasis (balance). All body systems work in an interconnected manner to maintain the internal conditions essential to the function of the body. The skin has an important job of protecting the body and acts as the bodys first line of defense against infection, temperature change, and other challenges to homeostasis. Functions include:
Protect the bodys internal living tissues and organs
Protect against invasion by infectious organisms
Protect the body from dehydration
Protect the body against abrupt changes in temperature, maintain homeostasis
Help excrete waste materials through perspiration
Act as a receptor for touch, pressure, pain, heat, and cold (see Somatosensory system)
Protect the body against sunburns by secreting melanin
Generate vitamin D through exposure to ultraviolet light
Store water, fat, glucose, vitamin D
Maintenance of the body form
Formation of new cells from stratum germanium to repair minor injuries
Protect from UV rays.
Regulates body temperature
Chemical synthesis
Regulates water loss
Sensory perception

With summer coming, the UV rays, use of sunscreens, and Vitamin D synthesis are issues with a lot of conflicting information. This is an added challenge for those with skin conditions, such as rosacea, acne, eczema, etc.
Dr. Taylor White will speak about the functions of the skin, along with various skin issues, what can cause them and how to heal them. He'll address how to strengthen your skin and maintain its health, as well as provide information regarding the sun and sunscreens. Taylor has been leading discussions on different topics for monthly Lunch N Learns.  Everyone has loved him - his style of presenting, his knowledge, his personality! Come learn from Taylor' and experience for yourself his personableness.
Get your summer off to a good healthy start, knowing how to protect your "protector"!



Cafe Codiac (View)
666 St. George Blvd.
Moncton, NB E1E 2C2

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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