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The Dirty Dozen: 12 Chemicals to Remove From Your Cosmetics and Home

By Dr. Stephanie Auerbach 1) Parabens (Methyl, ethyl, propyl and butyl parabens) – Parabens are popular cosmetic preservatives that also happen to mimic estrogen, which is why they are being extensively researched in their possible roles in estrogen-dependent cancers (such as breast and ovarian cancers). One study has shown that 99% of breast cancer tissue […]

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Coconut Water: A Good Choice For All Athletes

By Dr. Marsha Hamilton Coconut water has become a very popular beverage and happens to be full of health benefits. Coconut water is from young, green coconuts and differs from coconut milk, which is a mix of coconut water and coconut meat. With its vitamin, mineral, and electrolyte content, it is one of the best […]

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Groupon Special – Vitamin B-12 Injections & Nutritional Counseling

Not only is it that time of year when most of us could use a boost to our immune system, but it’s also the time when so many of us are trying to get into shape and eat a more nutritious whole foods diet. But where do we start and how can we be successful? […]

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An Introduction to Essential Oils

By Dr. Stephanie Auerbach, ND What are essential Oils? Essential oils are the volatile liquids that are distilled from plants (including parts such as the seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers and fruit). The word “Volatile” may seem like something negative, but it simply means that these oils evaporate easily when exposed to air. One of the factors […]

Recent Studies of Interest

Dara Cantor, MAcOM, LAc – Paracetamol (acetaminophen or Tylenol) was recently proven in a major review to be unhelpful for back pain and arthritis as well as being toxic to the body. Why not try acupuncture, which has been shown in numerous studies and reviews to be safe and effective for both back pain and […]

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To Ice or Not to Ice?: External Applications for Injuries and Pain

By Dara Cantor, MAcOM, LAc One of the first things many of my patients hear from me when they present to my office with sprains, strains, arthritis, or other musculoskeletal injuries is “Don’t ice it!” Influenced by Chinese traditional medicine theory, I am a strong proponent of heat packs rather than cold packs for injuries, […]

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Join Us In March For a Group Cleanse!

It’s that time of year when so many of us are making resolutions to get into shape and eat a more nutritious whole foods diet. But where do we start and how can we be successful? Come join Dr. Marsha Hamilton and Dr. Stephanie Auerbach as they help guide participants through a 3 week cleanse! This […]

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Schedule Change for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Dara Cantor is again offering clinic hours on Fridays for acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Acupuncture appointments are now available from 12 to 5 on Fridays, but will no longer be available on Thursdays. Schedule for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine appointments: Monday – 9:30am-6pm Wednesday – 10am-7pm Friday – 12pm-5pm

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Sore Throat? Try a Carrot Poultice

A carrot poultice is a great way to soothe a sore throat and is easily prepared in your own kitchen.  Poultices are simply medicinal ingredients spread onto a cloth and applied to the body to help draw out toxins, soothe inflammation and help fight infections. Carrot poultices are particularly good for the throat and neck […]

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Chinese New Year, and the Start of Spring

As we move into the month of February, Chinese New Year is around the corner, taking place on February 19th, 2015. In Chinese culture, each year is associated with one of the 12 Zodiac animals as well as an elemental energy (Fire, Earth, Metal, Wood, Water). 2015 is the year of the Yin Wood Sheep, and […]