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Gut Flora Testing

Gut health is a common discussion I have with clients, and I often recommend HCL Betaine pre and probiotics to fortify digestion and assimilation of nutrients. Genetic analysis of the gut microbiome has been available for a while, but as with...

Pyrex

For much of the 60 years of my life I have trusted Pyrex glassware to handle whatever demands I made of it. It has been one of the few products that seemed rigorously reliable – actually pretty much labratory grade indestructible. Over...

Paleo Footwear

Our feet evolved over the last ~ 5 million years to not only perform the task of the rear feet of animals that walk on four legs, but to also take on the tasks of the front feet, freeing these feet to become our hands. For almost the entire...

Coffee Enema Cleanse

There are many reasons to do a coffee enema cleanse: “Coffee applied rectally has the following properties.  There is some overlap among these effects: An astringent. This is an herbal property that means it peels the top layer of skin or...

Polyvagal Theory

Our “primitive” gut neurology plays an active role in our experience. “Gut Feelings”, which we usually experience more quickly than our conscious thoughts, are a good example of how our guts are aware of and respond to...

Mt Shasta Recommendations

As I have spent quite a bit of time up around Mt Shasta, I often am asked what I recommend doing when in the area. Here are a few of my favorite places/things to do: STEWART MINERAL SPRINGS> CRYSTAL ROOM> PANTHER MEADOW> CASTLE...

Yamuna Foot Wakers

Our ancestors feet had the privilege of walking around in soft shoes on dirt. Concrete and modern shoes are very hard on our feet, and they respond by thickening and restricting movement, resulting in variants of what is known as Plantar...

5 Tibetan Rites

  The musculoskeletal systems of our bodies thrive on being on the floor. As a Manual Therapist, I am continually recommending for clients that they integrate a simple Yoga practice into their health routines, especially poses that require...

San Francisco Water Report

With the controversy surrounding municipal water supplies (Flint), it seemed like a good idea to independently check up on the SF water department. This testing sample was taken from our kitchen tap in our Merced Hts. (94132) house on 5/15/16...

The Mood Cure

Julia Ross’s Mood Cure is an excellent resource for nutritional supplementation focused primarily on amino acids that support wellbeing – focused specifically on neurotransmitters. A good place to start is her online questionnaire...

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