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Summer Produce Obsessions

I’m loving my summer produce these days! Although if you live in San Francisco like me, “summer” is a relative term Still, living near so many organic small farms in Northern California, there’s an abundance of delicious summer produce at my fingertips. And then in my face. Below is a list of some summer staples […]

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Getting to the Root of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Are you one of the 5-10% of women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? If so you are in good company, as this is by far the most common reproductive disorder I see in my practice. PCO-what? So what is PCOS? First, it is not a disease but a syndrome – meaning there are several […]

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Botanical Solutions For Anxiety And Depression

What are your mornings like? Do you check your phone messages before you even get out of bed? Do you hurry to get the family up, prepare meals, answer a few work emails, read some news and be out the door to beat the morning rush, if you can? For many people, the day becomes […]

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How to Detox Your Life in 6 Steps

Take clean to a whole new level and detox your body, mind, emotions, spirit, and relationships. My dear friend and colleague, Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D. is a brilliant functional medicine physician.  Here is his take on how to detox, not just your body, but your life. I have combined his Six Rules for Detoxing your Life with additional […]

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Turn Off Cancer Genes by “Eating the Rainbow”

Key Tips: Try to eat a broad spectrum of colors from fruits and vegetables, and also from herbs and spices. Incorporate Curcumin, which comes from the beautiful root, Tumeric, in your diet – this spice turns off cancer genes and turns on protective genes and is safe to use everyday The best fruits for fighting […]

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Avoiding Cancer by Choosing Foods Free of Cancer Causing Chemicals.

Seafood contaminants include metals (such as mercury), industrial chemicals (PCBs and dioxins) and pesticides (DDT). Smaller species are eaten by larger ones, resulting in concentrated levels of contaminants in large predatory fish—like swordfish and sharks. Be wise and choose your seafood carefully. Choose fish that is wild caught, not farm raised, whenever possible. Avoid swordfish, […]

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A Sweet Solution To Allergies?

Spring is finally here in all its glory — and so are seasonal allergies. This year, experts are warning us in advance: Take shelter and stock up on pharmaceutical antihistamines! But is there a better way to protect against allergies, even as they appear to be getting worse? Nature says yes. Seasonal Allergies On The […]

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Wash these toxins out of your hair

Are you lathering yourself with poisons, even in so-called healthy body care products? Since they wash right off, many people don’t feel they need to worry about toxins in soaps, shampoos and conditioners. Worse, many more people don’t even realize they’re washing toxins right into their system through the largest route of exposure: the skin. […]

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Your Metabolism Affects Much More Than Just Weight

When we hear the term “good metabolism” in social situations, it’s usually about somebody who seems to be able to eat and eat — without gaining weight. But metabolic health entails much more than this. Although it’s true that your metabolic rate is the speed at which your body burns calories, your metabolism has more […]

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Exploring the Research on Homeopathic Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic ailment without a known cause and without a safe, effective conventional medical treatment. However, the three to six million Americans who suffer with fibromyalgia will be pleased to know that several studies published in leading medical journals have found outstanding results from homeopathic treatment. Well-designed high quality scientific studies published in […]

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