Gesundheit! Relieve Your Allergies the Natural Way

Gesundheit! Relieve Your Allergies the Natural Way

We are in the height of allergy season, so much so that the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has named the month of May National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. How can you relieve your allergies? It seems that everywhere you turn people are coughing and sneezing, suffering from one of the most

Do You Make These Health Mistakes?

Do You Make These Health Mistakes?

Do you make these health mistakes? Are you one of those people who tries the latest vitamin or program that just came out? Do you suffer from pain and know in your heart that taking medication isn’t the best thing for you? Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning due to

Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Do you have problems with your kidneys such as infections or kidney stones? The kidneys are two of the very important organs in the body. They prevent the buildup of wastes and extra fluid in the body and they keep levels of electrolytes stable, such as sodium, potassium, and phosphate. They make hormones that help

An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

An Avocado a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away

Avocados. For years, this nutritious green fruit (yes, they are a fruit, not a vegetable) has been avoided by many due to its high-fat content. According to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve bad

Back Pain and Mental Health

Back Pain and Mental Health

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: An article in Medical News discussed a study of almost 200,000 participants. It was found that individuals who have back pain are more likely to experience a range of mental health conditions. Back pain and mental health problems? Back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world. According to

I Eat Healthy, So I’m OK…

I Eat Healthy, So I’m OK…

You think because you eat a healthy diet, you are OK. On any given day, you basically feel pretty good. You exercise a few times a week, drink a good amount of water each day, and limit sugar and alcohol consumption. And you even quit smoking a few years ago so…life is fine. But think

Vitamins – Are You Wasting Your Money?

Vitamins – Are You Wasting Your Money?

Whatever your personal health goals may be, adding one or more high-quality whole food supplements that your body truly needs to your daily regime can make a huge difference in your overall well-being. Certain whole food supplements also have a healing effect. Do you have frequent headaches? Stomach problems? PMS? Allergies? Rashes? Trouble sleeping? These

New Year, New You!

Happy New Year to you and yours. The beginning of a New Year brings opportunity for change and personal growth. What a perfect time to start taking action on your quest for better health. And an ideal way to get your New Year off to a great start is with one of our exciting detox

Avoiding Holiday Stress

Like the classic Christmas song goes, “It’s the hap-happiest season of all!” But at times, the holidays can be difficult and downright stressful. Here are some healthy tips for avoiding holiday stress and making it your happiest season of all! • Keep nutrition in balance. Be sure to eat ample portions of fresh vegetables and

Join me in Welcoming Jennifer Lavoro L.Ac.

Please join me in welcoming the newest addition to our wellness team, Jennifer Lavoro, L.Ac. Jennifer Lavoro L.Ac. is a California Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist (one who uses natural herbs to resolve health problems). She utilizes traditional forms of acupuncture and individualized herbal formulas. She also uses cupping (the placing of “cups” that encourage