Signs Your Body Needs to UNLOAD

Signs Your Body Needs to UNLOAD

Did you know that scientists estimate that the average adult carries within her or his body over 700 toxins? So where do these toxins come from? So how do we know when our body has reached its peak and needs to UNLOAD?

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Gut Health Hacks for the Holidays

Gut Health Hacks for the Holidays

Functional nutritionist Sarina Irizarry offers guidance to get you through the holidays and keep your gut happy and healthy. Load up on Anti-inflammatory foods and spices; eat more cooked foods and warm liquids . . .

Use these simple tips to help maximize your gut health and reduce your toxic load. You can incorporate all or just a few of them. For additional support, Sarina is available for private consultations.

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Microneedling: the Essence of Natural Skin Rejuvenation Using Platelet Rich Plasma

Microneedling: the Essence of Natural Skin Rejuvenation Using Platelet Rich Plasma

Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. It is the process of creating microscopic tears in your epidermis (top layer of skin that everyone sees). These “micro” abrasions allow for the skin surface to be sloughed off so that brand new skin layers can begin forming. Microneedling is a very simple, safe, effective, and minimally invasive therapeutic technique.


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Advice From A Naturopathic Dermatologist

Advice From A Naturopathic Dermatologist

"At Cocokind, our goal is to provide you with the information and tools YOU need to love your skin! We recently interviewed Katie Strobe, ND, a naturopathic dermatologist located in San Francisco. She told us about her approaches to treating skin from the inside out, so that we can have dermatologist-worthy skin!"

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Are You Fed up with Stubborn Skin Problems?

Are You Fed up with Stubborn Skin Problems?

If so, consider an approach to skincare that is unique, natural and effective. Naturopathic dermatology aims to reveal the root cause of your skin problem and uses treatments with a “First Do No Harm” approach. The chronic use of oral and topical antibiotics, steroids, retinoids, contraceptives and androgen receptor blockers can have harmful side-effects and long-term consequences. Read more about the key foundations of naturopathic dermatology, root causes of skin problems, “food as medicine,” lab testing and natural skin care treatments. 

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Preconception Advice For A Healthy Baby

Preconception Advice For A Healthy Baby

Your future child’s health depends on your health right now. The 3 to 6 months before you conceive is the perfect time to eat right, exercise, do a detox and see an integrative healthcare provider that specializes in fertility, taking steps to give your child the best health at birth and beyond.

Dr. Claire Graser creates your customized preconception health plan based on your medical history, goals and comprehensive blood work to evaluate and optimize your fertility and pregnancy. Plans can include food sensitivity testing, nutritional and supplement recommendations, abdominal massage for fertility, recommendations for stress management and more. Dr. Graser sees patients at San Francisco Natural Medicine Tuesday-Friday. Call 415-643-6600 to schedule a complimentary 15-minute consult.

 

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What To Do About Wildfire Smoke Inhalation

What To Do About Wildfire Smoke Inhalation

We hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and well. Our hearts go out to the communities affected by these devastating wildfires. While the immediate threats to life and property are the foremost concern, smoke particles have an impact on our lungs and well-being. Outlined below are key notes about symptoms, how to limit exposure and natural therapeutics. We hope you find this useful!

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How Do Your Genes Reveal Your Detox Potential?

How Do Your Genes Reveal Your Detox Potential?

How do you know what foods are best for your body during a detox? Have you ever wondered why one person can eat poorly and feel fine, while others have to watch everything they put into their mouth? The answers lie partly in the individual’s genetic makeup. Looking at genetic mutations involved in the detoxification pathways gives healthcare practitioners more information about how to offer the most personalized support.

 

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Desire more balance in your life?

Desire more balance in your life?

Many times in our lives, it is necessary to remove toxic influences that are affecting us. While one blog post is way too short to cover all toxic aspects of life (pollution, work stress, negative people, etc.), Detox your body through healthy eating + detoxification + Yoga. Carrie Johnson is an international blogger and yoga teacher who is a colleague of Dr. Katie Strobe and is our guest blogger today. She is joining Detox with the Doctor (DWD) for the first time and has graciously put together a yin digestion yoga sequence and Spotify playlist as an extra benefit for DWD participants. She will also be leading this year's Nourish Yoga Retreat, Radical Simplicity on Vashon Island, Washington, November 3-5, 2017.

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Why You Need to Detox—5 Important Reasons

Why You Need to Detox—5 Important Reasons

Your body has five major organs of elimination. In a detox, the liver, gut, kidneys, lungs and skin need to function in top shape so the body can get rid of toxins. If the body cannot get rid of toxic compounds quickly, they remain in the body, causing damage to our DNA which impairs cell function.
If you are considering a detox, it’s a great idea to have an evaluation with a qualified healthcare provider to ensure your liver, gut, kidneys, lungs and skin are supported in the process. Dr. Claire Graser, ND creates holistic detoxification plans with patients at San Francisco Natural Medicine in Potrero Hill. To schedule appointment call 415-643-6600.

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Fight Back With These Powerful Immune-Boosting Tips

Fight Back With These Powerful Immune-Boosting Tips

Check out these nutritional, herbal and lifestyle methods to stay healthy during cold and flu season. The earlier you take these measures, the better outcome you will have! Are you seeking support for an acute infection, chronic infection or cancer? Call 415-643-6600 to schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with Dr. Katie Strobe who has over 15+ years of immunology research experience. 

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4 Mind-Blowing Ways To Boost Your Brain

4 Mind-Blowing Ways To Boost Your Brain

From controlling every breath, heartbeat, to enabling us to think, create, learn and feel emotions- the brain sits in the center of control. Under sub-optimal conditions, depression, anxiety, memory loss, brain fog and cognitive impairment can occur. Therapies such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, probiotics, mind-body practices and botanical nootropics can be useful for optimizing brain health.

Are you interested in optimizing your brain health? Call to schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with Dr. Katie Strobe to learn more about specialty lab testing and naturopathic therapies.

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Natural Ways to Control Cold Sores

Natural Ways to Control Cold Sores

If you are someone that gets colds sores, you know that feeling of dread when you notice a tingly, itchy, maybe slightly painful feeling on your lip that means you are getting an outbreak. It's not pleasant, it's not pretty, but the good news is, there are natural ways to prevent the sores from coming out, or at least helping them disappear more quickly if they do. 
For more information on how to prevent illness and promote wellness naturally, make an appointment with Dr. Claire Graser, ND at San Francisco Natural Medicine! Call 415-643-6600.

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Eating Organic Produce is Easy and Sustainable

Eating Organic Produce is Easy and Sustainable

There are many health reasons we should be eating organic produce but even more reasons we should be sourcing it from local farms. Research shows there is an intimate relationship between the soil in which your food is produced and your human gut microbiome. Swiss researchers have shown that organic farming does matter. Organic farming increases richness and diversity of the soil microbiome. The link between the gut microbiome and health is very apparent, and the role of the soil microbiome in maintaining gut diversity is a direct link between the farm and your body. In the past several months, several large agriculture companies have shifted efforts towards researching the crop microbiome to find new microbial strains to serve as fertilizers keeping insects, weeds and fungi in order. So how do you take advantage of these health benefits from eating organic farm produce? Here are some tips on how you can implement organic produce quickly and easily into your everyday routine.

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What Do Mindfulness and Mindful Eating Have in Common?

What Do Mindfulness and Mindful Eating Have in Common?

Do you ever feel like you have an inner bully? A voice continually struggling to try and shove you toward poor food choices, impulsive behavior or destructive relationships? Are you at a point where you’re curious how to cultivate a healthier approach to eating? Today I’d like to share some tips on mindful living and mindful eating and the one powerful way they are connected—time.

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Healing Your Skin From Within—5 Tips for Treating Acne

Healing Your Skin From Within—5 Tips for Treating Acne

Ah, summer is here which means warm weather and clear skies, but not necessarily clear skin. Heat, sweat, sugary foods and lathered up sunscreen can be a recipe for an acne disaster. Whether you are people-watching in Dolores Park, picnicking in Crissy Field or surfing at Ocean Beach—here are five tips for preventing acne flare-ups.

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How to Beat Inflammation with Your Diet

How to Beat Inflammation with Your Diet

Inflammation is one of the body’s natural ways of protecting itself. It includes many chemical responses that help fight off infections, heal tissues and generate pain so we know something needs to be attended to. However, unresolved injuries, chronic infection and stress, environmental toxins and a diet high in inflammatory foods, contribute to chronic inflammation which can lead to chronic pain and illness.

Dr. Claire Graser, ND works at San Francisco Medicine to bring wellness into patients’ lives with naturopathic medicine. Call 415-643-6600 to schedule a free, 15-minute consultation with Dr. Graser to learn how you can benefit from naturopathic medicine or visit our website at www.SFnatmed.com for more information.

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Natural Relief for IBS: Part II, Three Steps to a Happy and Healthy Gut

Natural Relief for IBS: Part II, Three Steps to a Happy and Healthy Gut

If you are suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you might be frustrated by how much it limits your life and by how little your doctors have been able to help you. IBS is the most common digestive diagnosis in the US, and yet so few effective treatments are offered. It is estimated that 20% of the population is affected by IBS, and 70% of those are women.

 

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Are Your Biofilms Making You Sick?

Are Your Biofilms Making You Sick?

Have you ever heard of biofilms? If so, you may know they contribute to the formation of plaque on your teeth, but did you know they can also form a slimy layer in other areas of your body or surfaces in your home and public places? A biofilm is a sticky layer of bacteria, yeast, algae or parasites surrounded by gluey matrix of collagen, proteins, carbohydrates and DNA. The biofilm provides a safe haven in which microbes can coexist, communicate with each other via cellular messengers and protect themselves against removal by scrubbing and antimicrobial or toxic agents.

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