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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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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 »
Alcohol Promotes Aggressive Cancer Cells by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Alcohol kills brain cells, can cause liver disease, lead to malabsorption of nutrients, and so on.. These are well-known hazards of drinking alcohol. But did you know tha ... Read on »
Alkaline Water & Alkalizing (Soothing) Greens by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements It's gloomy outside. Don't get me wrong, I like gloomy, overcast days. I grew up in Santa Monica where the fog rolled in predictably in the afternoon and sometimes earlier. ... Read on »
Allergy Gremlins: Eggs, Almonds & Dust Mites! by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements At last, my allergy panels came in. The results were actually pretty good, with a couple of notable surprises. I knew wheat and gluten would pop positive up on the food ... Read on »
Attitudes, Emotions & Disease by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Way back in 1952, the Department of Medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center found that diseases and conditions ranging from eczema and cold hands to migraine and ... 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 »
Autoimmune Disease, Emotions & Beliefs by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements A recent news story highlighted how men who are seemingly healthy can still have an autoimmune disease: "The recent report out of the Annals of Internal Medicine profiling ... Read on »
Basal Cell Cancer Procedure - Ouch! by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements My dad used to talk about getting a face lift someday. After all he inherited the drooping jowels from his mother (I think Stephen and I got 'em too but Stephen got the more r ... Read on »
Beware of Flu Vaccines + Immune Boosters by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Many people swear by their annual flu vaccines. This fall, swine flu concerns continue to make news and people will continue to line up for their flu vaccines. However, I'll ... Read on »
Bill Henderson Testimonial & Budwig Protocol Note by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements The seventh anniversary for Our Health Co-op falls on February 15th. We have a big 20% discount sale going on to celebrate yet another year in business. Always a big "yay" w ... Read on »
Blood Work: Did My Body Get "Passing Grades?" by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements It was Thursday, and I was sitting in one of those clever lab chairs that allow the technician to draw blood from either arm. I cranked myself around and offered up my left ar ... Read on »
Blown Away by Live Blood Analysis at Hippocrates by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I know, I know. A lot of web sites dismiss the value of live blood analysis. But I was blown away today by the analysis I received, which included assessment of today's bloo ... Read on »
Botanical "Nigella Sativa" Fights Pancreatic Cancer & More by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Hot off the press, a Middle Eastern botanical, Nigella sativa, sometimes called black cumin oil, has been shown to inhibit the development of pancreatic cancer cells. The act ... Read on »
Buh Bye to Original Constant Health and Upcoming Study by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements A labor of love, the original Constant Health is now on clearance. We have the new inventory in with improved flavoring (no lo han guo, an acquired taste in no-calorie sweete ... Read on »
Cancer Conference, Bill Henderson & Sprained Ankle by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements The Sheraton in Universal City. It's a big step up from the thriftier Holiday Inn we Co-op gals are staying in a few miles away. We're sharing a booth at the 36th annual ... Read on »
CarePages - A New Kind of Social Space by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements My friend from the Hippocrates Health Institute, Almari, is heading into a bone marrow transplant next month after many rounds of chemo already and learning that she has an un ... Read on »
Celiac Disease & Women by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Celiac disease affects about twice as many women as men, and in the United States, it affects two million people or about one in 133 people. Celiac statistics indicate th ... Read on »
Choosing Hippocrates Health Institute for a Healing Journey by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I am an impatient soul by nature. When I got the diagnosis of autoimmune disease ( Sjogren's ), which likely stems from a "leaky gut," I wanted to take action, right away. Aft ... 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 »
Constant Health Clinical Study by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I had lunch with Dr. Rodier yesterday and brought up the topic of a study with Constant Health, since he keeps bragging about how well his patients are doing on Constant Healt ... Read on »