Supporting our immune system has been at the top of all of our minds for the last year.
Our immune system is doing its job to fend off pathogens and keep us going. While the pandemic continues, our normal cold/flu season is upon us with exposure to various infective agents.
What do we do to support our families immune system? We get asked this question often.
How do we create a balanced immune system? In our 20+ years of natural integrative medicine we have seen some important factors to create a balanced immune response.
We share them with you below:
Look to your gut- who lives in you and who you feed matters! The good guys balance our inflammatory response and the bad guys lead to a hyperinflammatory response. Your biggest immune organ as an adult is your gut.
One key is fiber fiber fiber and flavinoids, flavinoids, flavinoids (hint: these are found in the highest amounts in fruits and vegetables! )
Eat your plants and then eat more plants – research on a whole food concentrate that Dr. Bryan and I take shows that when eaten daily, the numbers and activity of immune cells increase. Research also shows the signaling molecules of the immune system increased while inflammation decreased. This response helps to create a balanced immune system response.
Get out in the sunlight and take your vitamin D- unless you wear a loincloth while you are out and about running errands. Vitamin D3: People with low vitamin D3 levels were shown to be 40% more likely to get a respiratory infection than those with normal levels. Levels can be easily tested with a simple blood test and should be in the 60-80 ng/ml range. Vitamin D3 supplements on sale:
We take Vitamin A and C supplements when a bug is stressing our system. This added immune support helps to ramp up our response to the offending bug and helps us get over it faster. Vitamin A and C supplements on sale:
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Benefits to having your own hand cradle:
Just as effective as an in-person visit
Get scanned from anywhere with a good internet connection
The safest, most convenient choice for appointments
Stress eating during quarantine? Or the general mayhem of this pandemic bringing you down? That’s really simplifying the global situation we all find ourselves in – health problems existed long before the pandemic. So maybe there are health issues you wanted to tackle before 2020 that got derailed. Here is a great place to kick-start that journey to health. We’ve got a couple of events that might be for you.
Check out these online events, led by renowned doctors, Dr. Mitra Ray and Dr. Cindy Sholes.
The Gut-Brain Connection Made Simple with Dr. Mitra Ray
February 4, 2021 at 7pm Pacific Time
Dr. Ray is a biochemist and author who helps people by educating them on how plant based whole foods can improve gut function and therefore brain function. What could be more beautiful than that? To learn more about Dr. Ray, visit her website here.
Hippocrates was not too far off the mark when he said “All disease begins in the gut.” While not all disease does, everything that goes through our digestive system does affect us. In this event, coming up soon (February 4, 2021!), Dr. Ray will focus on mental and emotional wellbeing through our microbiome and how to control the bugs in our gut.
Building Emotional Agility: 3 Skills for Finding Choices in Life’s Challenges with Dr. Cindy Sholes
March 4, 2021 at 7pm Pacific Time
Dr. Sholes is a neuroscientist and medical hypnotherapist and has helped many people face mental and emotional blocks head on and carve out pathways to achieving long held goals. To learn more about Dr. Sholes, visit her website here.
What is emotional agility? It is approaching your inner experiences in a mindful, values-driven and productive way. In this event, Dr Sholes will discuss “personal glass-ceilings” that limit us from living our full lives. Each person’s limitations are different, but all can be broken through. Here you will identify those subconscious reaction patterns, learn the critical questions to build the skill of emotional agility and discover how to break mental and emotional habits you may not realize you have.
The holiday season is here! We hope your holiday is full of simple pleasures.
We know overeating is common this time of year. We wanted to share some of the simple tips that have helped us and our clients over the last 18 years enjoy a good meal with less backlash. That means less gas, bloating, pain and discomfort for you.
Here are tips to bring more pleasure to your Holiday eating.
Slow Eating = Chewing Thoroughly. It seems that many people have forgotten what teeth are for. The more you can aid in digestion by chewing your food thoroughly, the less the rest of your digestive tract will have to work overtime. Use your teeth! They are not just for photos.
Take 5 deep breaths (yes. . . your belly should move) before each meal in order to put you in a relaxed state that will allow your digestive tract to function more effectively. Plus, this will jumpstart your lymphatic system to flush out. Deep breathing increases lymphatic detoxification by 14 times.
If you’re stressed out, think of 5 things that you are grateful for while you are doing your deep breaths. Gratitude is a natural stress neutralizer. It is impossible to feel stress, fear, or anger when you are truly feeling grateful.
It is better to use a smaller plate or serve yourself a smaller portion initially instead of overserving yourself from the get go. This simple habit will give your brain time to catch up to tell you when you are full, before getting too full. It can take up to 20 minutes for your brain to register how full you are. Many people still have a subconscious belief that they need to finish everything on their plate.
Before large celebration meals, if you drink a bit of lemon with water this will help to stimulate your digestive system to produce more digestive juices. These digestive juices assist your body in digesting a big meal.
If more tips like these could do your gut some good… check out our free Secrets to a Happy Gut Gude.
I want to thank you for your years of trust and support as my patients. Being your partner in health is an honor and great pleasure. I hope to continue working with you for many years to come.
Thank you for your support as we adapt during this challenging time and changing environment. Moving to a virtual format is exciting and we will be bringing you more educational pieces and tools to support you in other ways, adding value to the one-on-one doctor relationship.
The Craniosacral portion of my practice has always been hands-on and in-person for the last twenty years. As you may know, I taught Craniosacral at Bastyr University and with Integrative Bodywork Institute for several years. In the last few years I have been called to stretch my ideas on what is possible with distance Craniosacral. I reached out to my doctor friends already practicing distance Craniosacral and learned it was possible and effective. I have been in awe at the results people are getting and am excited to now bring distance Craniosacral to all my patients. For current patients, I am offering a reduced rate for the first 2 sessions to give you a chance to feel more comfortable with the process and feel the results for yourselves. Current Craniosacral patients are offered two distance Craniosacral sessions at $90 each. Afterwards, the regular rate of $145, will apply.
Below, I share some of the responses from my distance Craniosacral Treatments:
“Fracturing my ankle in April of this year and bruising my kneecap severely about a year and a half before had left my right leg in bad shape. I couldn’t be up and about for long periods of time unless I had support braces on both joints and most exercise was unavailable. Physical therapy wasn’t helping to stabilize my knee and 40 hour work weeks on my feet were making things worse. A family friend suggested I check out Dr. Skinner’s practice and though I was skeptical about the remote aspect I agreed to give it a shot since I was desperate. The only way I can describe how I felt after the first session is that it was as if someone had given my joints and tendons room to breathe. For the next week, I experienced more isolated pain, specifically at the site of my ankle fracture, as opposed to the shooting pain that would radiate up my leg and hinder my movement. From there it got better as the sessions went on; for the first time in 3 months, I could make it through a 9 hour shift without either brace. Though running feels a little out of reach still, I’m able to get back to moderate bodyweight exercises without any pain and my PT exercises seem to be actually making a difference now. I never expected a remote treatment to be so effective, but my freedom of movement speaks for itself and I can’t wait to continue my treatment with Dr. Skinner.
-Leela R., saw results after only three sessions
“I didn’t know if remote cranial would work but it was so powerful in just 30 minutes!Here is what happened as a result:
I haven’t been able to sleep on my left slide due to hip pain for several weeks.
After our session, I did! AND the next day the tightness in my lower back/hip was so much better.
It felt like the knots had unwinded and my walk was full of energy and comfortable.
I am Thankful for Dr. Destia Skinner’s amazing gifts!”
“I was amazed at how similar it felt to my hands on Craniosacral sessions. I felt relaxed and balanced.”
I might even say that my distance craniosacral work feels stronger than in person because we are not mediating all the social signals. We are simply connecting and getting to work together.
As with all craniosacral sessions I am attuning and deeply listening – in receiver mode. The two governing principles that make this possible are Interdependency and Interconnectedness.
Interdependence means that we are all dependent on the magnetic / energetic field of the Earth for the natural energetic rhythms in our bodies, our complete life processes. Without the energetic charge from the earth there would be no life on this planet because we would not be able to stay here. This charge is called the Shumann resonance, and it has been scientifically measured.
Interconnectedness means that we living beings are all connected on an energetic level, not only emotionally and physically. Because we are all interconnected energetically, energy healing works through distance.
We will be connecting by phone and energetically. You will only need to find a quiet place to lay down and relax, like you would normally during in-person sessions. I will ask you to breathe, relax and pay attention to your body sensations. One session lasts about 30 minutes, after which I will ask that you remain resting for another 10-15 minutes before moving on with your day.
It’s official! I’m proud to announce the opening of my new practice. The office is located at 895 Sherwood Ave #100 in Los Altos.
I will be seeing patients on Mondays and Tuesdays. All existing appointments have been moved over to my new scheduler, and you should have received notification of that. Current patients can schedule future appointments by visiting my website, www.JenniferLoganDO.com.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message at 650-437-0033, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I appreciate all the support that you have shown me during this transition, and look forward to seeing you soon!
I am excited to announce that I will continue to be a part of Cypress Natural Medicine as it transitions to a virtual practice. I will continue to virtually support my current patients and welcome any new patients on their healing journey. Rather than meet face to face, we will be able to meet through Zoom or phone.
For patients who want to continue with their IV nutrient therapy, here are some naturopathic doctors who offer this service:
Dr. Kaila Nguyen, ND and Dr. Man Vy Nguyen, ND Origin Health Center 4333 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 (510) 891-1356 http://www.originhealthcenter.com/
Dr. Laura Enfield, ND The Medical Arts Building 205 E. 3rd Avenue Suite 206 San Mateo, CA 94401 (650) 777-7966 https://drlauraenfield.com/
Dr. Diane Angela Fong, ND 1057 El Monte Avenue Suite B Mountain View, CA 94040 (650) 396-7117 https://www.naturalstartmedicine.com/
Dr. Josh Donaldson, ND Longevity Medical Institute 244 Oak Meadow Drive Los Gatos, CA 95032 (408) 354-2323 http://longevitymedinstitute.com/
If you have any questions or concerns at all, please feel free to contact our office at (650) 323-7345 or email@example.com.
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during this transition.
We are very excited for what is next for the future of medicine and the future of our medical practice. After much thought and deliberation, we have decided to convert our existing “brick & mortar” practice into a fully virtual clinic. With the soaring costs of a medical practice that requires a physical structure, we are changing to a virtual model in order to keep naturopathic health care as affordable as possible for our patients. What we have personally learned during the pandemic is that we can offer a majority of the same services, with the same degree of effectiveness and continuity, but in a completely virtual format. We have been in the same cozy clinic building since we began practice in 2002, but since the pandemic, the medical field as a whole is being forced to change and adapt. We have been working diligently over the past few months in order to adapt our current practice into a more sustainable, efficient, and effective medical practice model. This model will allow us to provide better care to our patients, to be more environmentally conscious, to greatly reduce the spread of transmittable diseases, and also to support our aging family members who do not live near us.
For the most part, this transition should be seamless, and you will still be contacting the clinic via the same phone number and email, and hearing the familiar voices of either Maria or Amanda. Of course, you will no longer be able to purchase supplements at the clinic, but we have been working on streamlining the process of receiving your prescribed items so that it is faster and more efficient than it has been in the past. We are also working on developing much easier solutions for online appointment scheduling and invoicing.
For most patients, you will not even notice a difference in our business, since over the course of the pandemic many of you have already adopted and experienced the virtual model. Many of you who utilize Zyto for appointments have already purchased your own hand cradle so scans can be completed in the comfort of your own home. For those of you who have been renting a hand cradle for visits, or for those who did not even know that this was a possibility, we are offering a special on purchasing your own hand cradle. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We have families who live close to each other who share a single hand cradle back and forth for their virtual visits. We have younger patients who take one to college for virtual visits. We also have patients that literally live a block or two from the clinic who prefer having appointments performed from the comfort of their own home.
Under our new clinic model, we will not only continue to treat patients just as we have been, but we will also be focusing extensively on creating impactful online content and tools that will help better guide individuals toward understanding how their body works and how to better optimize its function. After being in practice for 18 years, we have found that every patient has their own health characteristics that define their individuality and that are an important aspect in their specific treatment. We have also found that patients have many common characteristics and patterns in their health that they share with a majority of other humans walking this earth. The goal of our online content will be to provide detailed information targeting those shared characteristics, that when treated, can improve the health and quality of life in a majority of those who would otherwise not seek our individualized guidance.
Unfortunately, not every medical modality is suited to a virtual practice, so we will no longer be able provide Osteopathic Manipulation, Intravenous & Intramuscular Nutrition, and Phlebotomy through Cypress Natural Medicine. But never fear, soon you will again have access to these amazing therapies and the practitioners who provide them. We will keep you posted.
Dr. Logan: She will continue to see patients as usual through the month of September. Dr. Logan is currently searching for local clinic space in order to continue practicing her amazing Osteopathic care. We have loved having Dr. Logan as part of Cypress for the past decade. She has been an incredible part of our team and we will miss her very much. We wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors!
Dr. Mimosa: She will continue to be a part of Cypress and will also be supporting her current and new patients virtually with naturopathic care. She is searching for a new space to practice Intravenous & Intramuscular Nutrition. We will of course keep everyone informed as to when Dr. Mimosa is back up and running her in person practice. But in the meantime, current and new patients can see her virtually to maintain care. She will be our referral for people who want in person care.
For Future Labs: We has been working tirelessly in order to convert our existing lab ordering procedures into a virtual format in order to support our new practice model. We found an excellent resource that provides all of the testing that we currently offer in the clinic into a much more efficient and effective process. This includes blood draws, that for a majority of the tests we order can be done by the patient themselves (fingerstick testing), or via a mobile phlebotomist coming to your home.
The team that we have right now is the best team that we have ever worked with over the past 18 years, so it is bittersweet that two of our members will no longer be part of our new clinic model. Please know that we will still work closely with Dr. Logan and Dr. Mimosa by referring to them for the specialized services that they offer. There will still be that same level of continuity between our practitioners in regards to our shared patients. Feel free to contact us at any time at email@example.com or call 650-323-7345 if you have any questions or concerns. We will also be keeping everyone updated via our blog as to when Dr. Logan and Dr. Mimosa find their locations for their new practices and how to get in touch with them for your ongoing in-person care.