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Heart Disease and Blood Sugar

Having a healthy heart is often related to dietary choices, but how does blood sugar levels directly impact the heart? These two conditions although they seem to have two different origins, are actually closely related. In early stages of blood sugar problems physical changes are often not detectable, but over time the effects of prolonged […]

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Integrative Medicine for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is often thought of as a modern-day hidden epidemic. Patients can present with Lyme-disease symptoms years after being bitten by a disease-carrying tick (Ixodes Pacificus). Common presenting symptoms include chronic fatigue, myalgias, migrating arthalgias, and what is best described as brain fog. For several years, I have been treating chronic-disease patients who are […]

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Chinese Herbs: Growing Medicinal Herbs Organically

Organic Chinese Medicinal Herbs: A Growing Trend An interview with Peg Schafer from Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm, Petaluma, CA By Cynthia Quattro P.A., L.Ac.  DAOM “I would like to be an advocate not only for growers but for the plants themselves and of their medicine. It is important for people to know that growers can produce […]

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Herbal Medicine to Restore Health

 It’s common that our first experience with herbal medicine is in the kitchen. Cooking with fresh culinary herbs is often the secret to distinct flavorful dishes. Favorite foods may come to mind based on the aroma of the herbs. They may evoke a special taste or smell or a good memory or physical feeling. There […]

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Protecting the Immune System with Vitamin D3

Do you Thrive during Flu Season without getting Sick? Although we are already beginning to see early signs of spring it is does not mean we are near the end of the flu or viral season. Science has confirmed that common cold viruses don’t survive as well in warmer temperatures compared to colder temperatures. Essentially […]

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Arthritis and acupuncture

Arthritis is not just a single disease; it is a complex disorder involving multiple organ systems. Two of the most common forms of arthritis are categorized as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While these two forms of arthritis have very different causes, risk factors and effects on the body, they share a common symptom — persistent […]

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