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Cindy M. Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
I grew up in the high-tech industry, gravitating toward marketing and business building. My brother and I bought a small supplement company in 2002 (became Our Health Co-op). As the CEO, I'm responsible for strategic relationships (consultants, integrative physicians and practitioners,... Full Bio
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Hormones as Anti-Aging Supplements: Pregnenolone, DHEA & Melatonin by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Being in an industry that is filled with marketing charades, we are biased toward being cautious, and, thus, are never going to be the first ones to announce the "new new th ... Read on »
Garlic, Vitamin C & Potential Cancer Protection by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements How do you assess your risk for cancer? How do you assess the protective anti-cancer compounds in your body? What if you could assess some basic markers without drawing bloo ... Read on »
Rosemary Improves Memory & Reduces Carcinogens in Grilled Meat by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Rosemary grows easily in California and also in Spain, where I spent time as a Russian linguist in the Navy in the mid-1980s. Alas, I'm dating myself again. A member of t ... Read on »
Emotions Affect Us at the DNA Level by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Gregg Braden has a pleasant voice, sports longish gray hair and a neat graying beard, and has enjoyed a big career spanning the petroleum and defense industries to helping c ... Read on »
Health, Humor & HTML: Adventures in growing a family business online by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I've long thought about writing a book about the Co-op. First, I wanted to write a fun little piece called, "Notes to the Kat,"  detailing the many incredible stories that o ... Read on »
Autism Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency, Diet, etc. by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Dr. Rodier is always talking about rampant vitamin D deficiencies in our modern world. He regularly encourages his patients to get tested for vitamin D levels and usually ai ... Read on »
Our Health Co-op's 8th Anniversary: Gratitude! by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Eight years ago, the day after Valentine's Day, we founded Our Health Co-op, so February is a very special month for us. Stephen, Teri, Tess, and I look at each other and sh ... Read on »
Cocoa Powder, More Lutein & Other Member Requests by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements In browsing orders and member notes, I follow trends. Eight years after we started up, our average order size has increased, but our members are still a very thrifty group, ... Read on »
CoQ-10: The Ubiquinol vs Ubiquinone Debate by Cindy M. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I remember when coenzyme Q-10(CoQ-10) raw material prices were sky high. I remember rejecting a huge of order of CoQ-10 because a supplier we inherited (when we bought the c ... Read on »
Flying to Copenhagen with Cats... by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Last week, I decided to take my cats with me on a rather long trip to Denmark.  I just couldn't bear being away from my cats for such a long time (6 weeks), so I jumped thro ... Read on »
Full Liver Regeneration in Donors & Recipients with Transplants by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I never cared for liver. Bad texture. Disgusting taste. Revolting to look at.  I never cared about the liver as an internal organ either and was scarcely even aware of the l ... Read on »
Sugary Sodas Linked to Pancreatic Cancer by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Researchers from the University of Minnesota correlated soft drink consumption with increased pancreatic cancer using the Singapore China Health Study (more than 60,000 peop ... Read on »
Juzentaihoto in the News by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements In the latest edition of Alternative Therapies has an article on treating atopic dermatitits with a Japanese botanical formula called "juzentaihoto." Never heard of it be ... Read on »
Glutamine: Coming Soon by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I just finished my blog on air pollution and thoughts about cellular detoxification. It occurred to me that I should also give a little update on glutamine, which is a poten ... Read on »
Salt Lake City: Worst Air in the Nation by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Winter in Salt Lake City is both spectacular and dismal. Watching clouds part over freshly-dusted mountains always takes my breath away. However, "inversions" thrust Salt La ... Read on »
A Cold or An Allergy? by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I was in Florida for more than a week, around people from all over the world, and when during the last few days I noticed that I was sneezing and my nose was running, I was ... Read on »
Dark Chocolate Bars Back in Stock Soon! by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Our organic Grenada Dark Chocolate bars (71% dark chocolate content) disappeared in a hurry, and Teri has received many calls from people who missed out on our holiday speci ... Read on »
Paying Workers to Get Healthy? by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I keep running across articles about companies that are paying their employees to "get healthy."  Programs are cropping up everywhere that incent employees to get annual phy ... Read on »
Dark Chocolate Bars Flying Out the Door by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Our limited stock of Grenada Organic Dark Chocolate bars is disappearing fast. Within a few hours of our newsletter going out, a third of our inventory flew out the door. Of ... Read on »
Dark Chocolate Bars for the Holidays by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements It's true. I love chocolate, dark chocolate, actually. I have convinced my brother, Stephen, to carry a trial run of dark chocolate bars for the holidays.  He would prefer m ... Read on »