Chronic Skin Conditions


Addressing Causes Rather than Symptoms

At the Goldberg Tener Clinic we see patients with chronic skin disorders of many types and yet we never “treat” skin conditions. Rather than treat the outside layer of the body (the skin) as is commonly done in medical and alternative approaches, we seek out and address causal factors responsible for a patient’s impaired health. It is rare to find a patient with chronic skin problems who does not also have other complaints as well. Indigestion, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, depression, lack of appetite, insomnia, headaches, migraines, arthritis, muscular pains, back aches, irregular menses and allergies are all just a few of the many complaints we find that accompany a variety of skin disorders. It is in determining what the functional causes of these problems are and in addressing them that serves us best in laying the ground work for returning the skin as well as the entire body to good health.

The important message to convey to those with dermatological afflictions is that most chronic skin problems are issues that go more than “skin deep,” and should be addressed in more than a superficial manner. The skin is reflective of the general state of health and well being of the body. It is a mirror of our vitality and body wide efficiency. The skin is nourished by the same blood that is circulated to all the other tissues of the body and relies on the same organs and glands of the body (e.g. the GI tract, the immune system and the endocrine system) for its well-being.

Addressing Factors Specific to Each Case

Everyone is unique no matter what the diagnosis is. A thorough history, physical examination, and appropriate functional laboratory testing, including nutritional/biochemical analysis will help identify the specific features about you that can be crucial to your recovery.

Recent Case Studies

Improvements in each case resulted from addressing causal factors and employing health promoting nutritional and hygienic steps not through the treatment of any medical condition. Every patient is different and results may vary from patient to patient.


Causes Identified. Causes AddressedHealth Restored.

Case #1: Psoriasis and Digestive Issues

Nicolas suffered from severe Psoriasis, an autoimmune skin disorder. Lesions were present on his face, scalp, chest and back. He saw Dermatologists who prescribed skin creams and offered him Biological drugs that come with serious risks including cancer. Nicolas declined. Nicolas’s skin is 100% clear in all areas since coming to the Goldberg Tener Clinic. Nicolas is taking no drugs or treatments and is now in excellent health.

Case #2: Psoriasis

Harrison suffered from severe Psoriasis, an autoimmune skin disorder. Lesions were present on his face, scalp, arms, legs, torso and back. His skin itched and flaked which is characteristic of Psoriasis. He saw Dermatologists who gave him skin creams and drugs but his symptoms persisted.

Harrison’s skin has improved considerably in all areas since coming to the Goldberg Tener Clinic. Harrison shares his experience with us in the video interview to the left.

Case #3: Severe Eczema, Digestive Issues

TJ presented with a severe case of Eczema and chronic digestive issues. His skin flared after taking a boxed “cleanse” he purchased from the health food store.  After 4 months, TJ’s digestion has improved considerably and his skin has nearly cleared entirely. In addition, he reports sleeping better, improved energy and an increased sense of overall wellbeing.

Case #4: Chronic Psoriasis, Digestive Issues, Back Pain

Nick came to the Goldberg Tener Clinic suffering from Psoriasis, digestive issues and back pain (see patient history). He had previously seen a number of Medical Physicians including Dermatologists who prescribed drugs including Enbrel. His condition worsened over time. After six months of care at the Goldberg Tener Clinic, his Psoriasis cleared, his digestive issues resolved and his back pain significantly improved. He is drug free.

Case #5: Chronic Skin Breakouts, Autoimmune Alopecia

Kristy presented with a variety of chronic health issues and dermatological afflictions. She had taken numerous drugs prescribed by her MD including steroids and ant-acids but her condition worsened over time. Kristy reports 80-90% overall improvement in her health since coming to the Goldberg Tener Clinic. Her skin is clear, her hair has regrown and her allergic tendencies have reduced substantially. She is drug free.

Additional Chronic Skin Condition Case Studies