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

Could SAD Give You Diabetes?

Could SAD Give You Diabetes?

Could the SAD – Standard American Diet – lead to type 2 diabetes? SAD is characterized by a diet high in meats especially lunch-type meats, milk-based foods (cheese yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.) potatoes, prepared foods, fried foods and sweets. In contrast, a healthy, nutritious diet has high levels of colorful fruits and vegetables, good fats

Pumpkin – a Nutritional Powerhouse

It’s the time of year when stores are brimming with pumpkins, and pumpkin-flavored products are in abundant supply. But many of these products are filled with sugar and unhealthy additives. So I thought I would share about the nutritional wonders of pumpkin and a recipe for enjoying it in a healthful way. The bright orange

Gut on Fire!

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: The sensation of having your gut on fire is no laughing matter. The pain, discomfort, fatigue and stress that stomach burning may cause can make daily life miserable. Unfortunately, gut on fire is an all too common problem due to indigestible, inorganic foods, over use of antibiotics, chlorinated water and the

Belching, Bloating & Gas: Six Simple Tips for Avoiding Them

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: In some countries, belching after dinner is considered the polite way of thanking your host for a great meal. But here in the USA, belching and cousins bloating and gas are considered digestive issues that cause discomfort we can all live without. Plus, over 70% of your immune system is in

Red, White & Blue Salad and 4th of July Hours

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: Getting ready for your 4th of July barbecue? Here’s a recipe for a patriotic, light and refreshing seasonal fresh fruit salad we hope you will love! Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad Ingredients 4 cups sliced strawberries 2 cups blueberries 2 cups diced watermelon 1 cup diced jicama 1½ tablespoons lime