Why is Organic Farming So Important?

When you purchase organic food for your table, you are doing much more than providing healthy food for you and your family. What is organic farming? The core principle of organic farming is to raise crops without the use of any synthetics. The National Organic Program (NOP) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates

I Love Cod Liver Oil

I Love Cod Liver Oil

Why would anyone love cod liver oil? It’s so beneficial to the heart that I thought that I would open up February – the month of love – with info on cod liver oil, why I love cod liver oil, and why it’s just so darn healthy… We were having a discussion about the benefits

Do You Make These Mistakes?

Do You Make These Mistakes?

Are you one of those people who always tries the latest supplement or eating 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 lack of energy? Do

Supporting Women’s Health Issues with Acupuncture

Supporting Women’s Health Issues with Acupuncture

Are you one of the millions of American women who struggle with health issues such as pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, or menopause symptoms including insomnia, mood swings, anxiety and stress, memory problems, skin issues, and more? It’s time to consider a time-proven, natural solution. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine have been utilized for

Clean What Day?

Clean What Day?

If you’ve lived in California for any amount of time, you know there are so many issues that affect our air. Too many cars on the road, smoke from an expanding fire season, industrial pollution, pesticides, and more. California Clean Air Day is a multifaceted program built on the idea that shared experiences can unite

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

Are You Doomed When You Hear, “You Have Diabetes?”

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult onset diabetes as it usually occurred after 20 years of age. Unfortunately, this type of diabetes is occurring at younger and younger ages. This type of diabetes begins with the body becoming less able to use insulin. Insulin is a hormone made in

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