Essential Nutrients for Cold/Flu Season

With flu season now in full swing, make sure you’re prepared with these essential nutrients! Vitamin C: Most people know to drink a glass of orange juice during cold and flu season. Why? Vitamin C! This water-soluble vitamin (it gets eliminated through your urine) is a powerful antioxidant that may help prevent the onset of [...]

2018-01-15T14:24:47-08:00January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Ketogenic Diet: New Hope for Cancer Patients?

Cancer has generally been accepted to be a genetic disease. However, Dr. Thomas Seyfried has revitalized the concept that cancer is actually a metabolic condition. In his talk, Seyfried states the Warburg Theory of Cancer: Cancer arises from damage to cellular respiration. Glucose fermentation gradually compensates for insufficient respiration. Respiratory damage eventually becomes irreversible. Cancer [...]

2021-05-07T11:44:30-07:00June 24th, 2013|Integrative Medicine|

Acupuncture: an Overview

What was once Asia’s best kept medical secret is on the rise in the U.S. According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 3.1 million U.S. adults and 150,000 children had used acupuncture in the previous year. Between the 2002 and 2007 NHIS, acupuncture use among adults increased by approximately one million people. The term "acupuncture" [...]

2013-06-11T09:42:25-07:00June 11th, 2013|Integrative Medicine|

Exercise as Medicine

Exercise, exercise, exercise! How many times have we heard this? Most people know exercise is a good way to lose weight since activity burns calories. You do not have to be working out to increase your activity level; even taking the stairs instead of the elevator helps. The Mayo Clinic details six other benefits of [...]

2021-05-07T11:44:30-07:00June 4th, 2013|Integrative Medicine|

Acupuncture and Mental Health

Forty million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, and the number, among women, is rising. One in ten Americans exhibit major depression (the leading cause of disability). Acupuncture is widely accepted as a treatment for physical maladies. But what about mental health? Dr. Anahita Forati has seen many patients respond to acupuncture for conditions like anxiety [...]

2021-05-07T11:44:30-07:00May 14th, 2013|Integrative Medicine|

The importance of Sleep during the “yin” time

In our culture of working hard, playing harder, life, work, and family it is easy to push oneself to the point of exhaustion.  Often people come to the clinic wanting to have more energy so they can fit 30 hours of activity into 24 hours.   The frantic pace of life then effects sleep and [...]