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BioDetox: Dont Let Your BIOGRAPHY Become Your BIOLOGY: Has your life story, trauma, grief, disease, chosen path CHANGED your body on a cellular level so you have become imbalanced, stuck, anxious, have PTSD or dis-ease? Learn how to delve into your core self and reconnect the neural pathways integrating the mind and the body, let go of cellular stress and clear toxins.

Interstitial Cystitis ~ Painful Bladder Syndrome: Interstitial cystitis(IC) is a thickening or scarring of the bladder wall which causes loss of bladder capacity.  IC results in frequent urination, urgency, recurring pain or discomfort in the bladder and surrounding pelvic region.

Back To School Health Tips: The days are getting shorter, the fall equinox is just around the corner and kids all over the bay area are headed back to school.   Here are some tips to ensure the transition back into the school year goes well!

Hand Foot And Mouth DiseaseThis disease is caused by the Coxsackievirus. These viruses are usually transmitted via the oral-oral or fecal-oral route and are highly contagious. The symptoms include ulcerative oral lesions and extremely painful cutaneous lesions on the hands and feet.  

Endometriosis: Why Am I In So Much Pain? The cause of endometriosis is unknown. It is thought to be familial yet no identified genes have yet been discovered. One theory is that of retrograde menstruation flowing back up into the pelvic cavity and into non-endometrial tissue. It may spread by lymph tissue and blood through the umbilicus, metaplasia occurring spontaneously into the endometrial tissue.

PCOS: Treatment and Fertility Support...Read More!  Many women may not even know they have PCOS since they present with atypical symptoms or no outward symptoms at all. Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex metabolic imbalance in the communication between the hypothalamus, pituitary, ovaries(HPO Axis), pancreas, adrenals and thyroid.

A Naturopathic Approach to Fertility Support: Part 2 A Comprehensive Assessment:  NOW WHAT? I am healthy, clean and lean, have completed detoxification methods and started preconception care. Lets take a comprehensive look at specific steps we can take to get you and keep you pregnant! OVULATION: Start tracking your ovulation...Read More!

A Naturopathic Approach to Fertility Support: Part1 Start with the Basics: What is the Architecture of Your Health? Build a rock solid foundation from the bottom up, educate yourself and ask questions, use the best pieces and parts you can access, and treat your WHOLE self: MIND & BODY. Find a doctor you trust and who will guide you through this process.....Read More!

Happy Holidays Top Tips! DIVE IN… to love. What makes your heart sing? Where is your Velveteen Rabbit? Find that love, that love you share with someone or something that can make it come alive, that feeds it effortlessly. Love that radiates into existence....Read More!

Find the Cause of Your Child’s Ear Infection: by Dr. Hillary Roland.  Is your child suffering from inner ear infections?  You are not alone, acute otitis media is the most common condition for which antibiotics are prescribed in the US.[i]  Between 84 and 93% of children with have at least one episode ....Read More.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Educate and Optimize Your Health Today to Prevent Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is at the top of the list for women's health risks. Over 95% of breast cancers are preventable with proper screening and education. Women with a family history of breast cancer and a genetic predisposition including BRCA1/BRCA 2 genes need breast health screening more often and sooner than the suggested annual mammogram at age 40. Although mammography is a useful screening tool, most breast cancers are found by....Read More.

SIBO: Gas, Bloating, Chronic GI Upset: SIBO ~ What It Is and What You Can Do About it.  Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth(SIBO)  is a condition with an excess of varying types of non-pathogenic bacteria within the small intestine. These types of bacteria may be beneficial in the saliva, stomach or large intestine but overgrow and cause dysbiosis in the small intestine. Common symptoms are abdominal pain, bloating, distention, diarrhea, flatulence, restless leg syndrome and weakness.....Read More.

No Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind. A SUMMARIZED GUIDE ON HOW TO BEST CONNECT WITH YOUR CHILD By Dr. Hillary Martin (for all parents out there who don’t have time to read a book!) .....Read More

Hypothyroid: A Comprehensive Assessment: 
The thyroid is known as the regulator of metabolism. But it also has far reaching effects to mood balance (implicating depression and anxiety), menstrual cycle regulation, sex hormone balance, lipid metabolism, growth, development, carbohydrate metabolism, release of stomach acid for digestion, and gastrointestinal motility among others. Many people show normal thyroid function on laboratory work, but still are clinically hypothyroid.....Read More.

Beauty From The Inside Out: Skin Disorders, Stress and Aging: Your skin is a reflection of your health from the inside out. Healthy, glowing, well-hydrated skin is a sign of good digestion, absorption, hydration, stress management and hormone balance. Your skin is the largest organ in the body and one of the five organs your body uses for elimination of toxins. ....Read More.

The Cortisol Conundrum and How It Affects Your Adrenals: Overactive adrenals are often the culprit of health issues such as anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, infertility, GERD/IBS, weight gain, and fatigue. When the adrenals are completely exhausted, it can lead to adrenal burnout resulting in insomnia, environmental or food allergies, hypoglycemia, and chronic fatigue....Read More.

Happy New Year & Happy New You! Feel Your Best in 2014 CLEAN OUT THAT JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK! As the new year approaches it is a great time to reflect on the year gone by….and a large part of that process offers you an opportunity to get out with the old and in with the new.  Symbolically this is the perfect time to clean out the old junk drawers, clean up old habits, get rid of lingering weight and flush out stagnant thoughts. This is the time to enact the changes you have been talking about and create the new you! Detoxification: What is it and Why is it good for you?...Read More.

Croup: The barking cough that wont quit. High pitched wheezing and seal bark cough that often induces vomiting …..Thats CROUP!  Croup…is on the rise this cold and flu season. Many of the common viruses floating around can attack the immune system...Read More.

Shingles: Herpes Zoster : What is Shingles? Shingles(Herpes Zoster) is a extremely painful rash that develops on the body after reactivation of the chicken pox virus(Varicella Zoster). Outbreaks occur in times of stress when the immune system is compromised and can also be due to nutrient deficiencies. Shingles tends to be most common in people over 50, those with autoimmune disease and I often see it in new moms that are exhausted and may be re-exposed to chicken pox. Outbreaks are generally quite....Read More.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Estrogen decrease over our lifetime is a natural process of aging as we approach peri-menopause and enter menopause. Although a natural process, decreasing levels of estrogen can have less than desirable side effects, most importantly its effects on cardiovascular disease. Low estrogen in menopause leads to:...Read More.

Naturopathic Management of Cervical Dysplasia:  The main risk factor for cervical cancer is the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. It is estimated that cervical infection with one of 15 HPV types account for all cervical cancers....Read More. 

DGL Licorice And Acid Reflux Acid reflux is a common condition that occurs when stomach acid leaks through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The rise of acid can cause a burning sensation in the chest or throat, and create trouble swallowing. Specific foods can increase acid and decrease the function of the LES. Excess acid irritates esophageal membranes…Read more.