Women’s Health

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 […]

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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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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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Food and satisfaction: Eat right, stay full longer

Sometimes we eat a good meal but don’t get up from the table feeling satisfied. We’ve eaten enough, but our bodies keep telling us to eat again, eat more, overindulge… This message can be difficult to resist. Most likely, sooner or later, we find ourselves rooting through the refrigerator for that perfect food item to […]

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Relieve Stuffy Sinuses Naturally

Chronic sinusitis is a common health condition that affects more than 37 million people in the United States annually, particularly this time of year and into the summer season. What’s more, these numbers have skyrocketed in recent years. Equally concerning, most cases of sinus trouble may be misdiagnosed as bacterial infections, leading to an overuse […]

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Fight Diabetes with Herbs and Detoxification

Our bodies evolved by developing sophisticated mechanisms that help us adapt to changes in diet, lifestyle and the environment. But what happens when too many negative influences impact our health all at once? Unhealthy foods, an overload of environmental toxins and a sedentary lifestyle can challenge our health so overwhelmingly, the body can’t adapt well […]

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The fatty foods that protect your heart, mind and body

Our complex relationship with dietary fats has been receiving a lot of attention lately, especially since researchers and medical professionals have begun shifting their views on the risks and benefits of certain types of fats. For example, earlier this year scientists reported that saturated fat doesn’t increase risks of heart disease, validating what traditional foods […]

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Keep digestion on track

Two things are certain: The holidays are fast approaching, and if we’re not careful, they will wreak havoc on our digestive systems. From Halloween to New Year’s Day, the holiday season is a dietary minefield. We stuff ourselves, drink too much and eat the wrong foods. We don’t even have to attend a party: calorie-dense […]

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Fighting Inflammation = Fighting Arthritis

Arthritis is a painful, chronic disease that can have a major impact on quality of life. As joints deteriorate, simple tasks likeopening a jar, walking to the mailbox and handling tools become difficult. Over time, mobility becomes more restricted. What’s worse, arthritis sufferers must face the unkind reality that their condition may gradually worsen. But […]

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