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Palo Alto, CA 94306

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September 20, 2019

I've been seeing more and more patients coming to me on self-prescribed adaptogenic herbs. They're suddenly all the rage. Shoot, after I saw a clothing company write a blog post on adaptogens, I knew I had to chime in….

Don't get me wrong - I absolutely love adaptogens...

June 20, 2019

Sometimes when I’m thinking about things to write about for you, I get excited about complex medical issues and go deep. But, I also realize people need to know more about the basic everyday things you can do to optimize your health. With all of the noise out there in...

March 21, 2019

Who doesn’t want more beautiful skin?  Your skin is your biggest and most visible organ.  When irritated, breaking out or inflamed, our skin is trying to tell us something. More often than not these are signs of an internal imbalance or inflammation....

February 14, 2019

Whether it's Valentine's Day or not, sometimes we all feel the pressure to want to have sex and feel sexy. So what are you to do if your libido is nowhere to be found? 

First, don’t worry but listen up, there is often an underlying cause for your lack of libido. 

Second,...

November 2, 2018

With cold and flu season upon us antibiotic prescriptions will inevitably be increasing (1). As a general rule, I recommend avoiding antibiotics if you can. 

Although antibiotics have saved countless lives, it’s important to know their use doesn’t come without risk...

August 24, 2018

Dairy, should you or shouldn’t you eat it? 

There are so many questions like this in nutrition. When it comes to dairy, I can say without hesitation that everybody should avoid dairy from conventionally raised cows. Conventionally raised cows are pumped full of hormones...

July 19, 2018

Chances are you’ve heard about an elimination diet by now. Even if you haven’t heard of an “elimination diet", you’ve probably come by Whole30 (it’s become all the rage in the past few years) which is just an elimination diet with fancy packaging and good marketing. Na...

Magnesium plays a vital role in health and disease prevention. Unfortunately, its importance is not stressed or addressed frequently enough - magnesium deficiency is rampant. It’s estimated that up to 80% of the population is not getting adequate magnesium (1).

I have p...

March 23, 2018

Illustration by Jessica Fortner

Chances are you’ve heard about the microbiome by now. You may have even heard that your microbiome has something to do with your health. But do you know what it is or why it’s important? Did you know it impacts your metabolism, digestion,...