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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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Curcumin & Black Pepper May Help Prevent Breast Cancer by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that curcumin,  (derived from turmeric) and piperine (from black pepper) helped halt breast cance ... Read on »
Life Coaching - Part of the Co-op?! by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Many of you know me as a tireless champion of integrative medicine and all things related to "health, nutrition & science."  What most people don't know is that I am also ... Read on »
Great Response to Lugol's Iodine Introduction by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Wow. We sold out of the trial order of Lugol's Iodine in one day. We'll have more product next week, but the response was dramatic, with lots of folks telling me their stories ... Read on »
NAET for Allergy Elimination - Round One by Cindy M. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements The first step in the NAET allergy elimination process is to test for allergies. The process is quite simple. A Potential allergens (or allergen groups) are suspended in small ... Read on »
Lugol's Formula on the Way with Your Help! by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Lugol's is a form of iodine in a distilled water formula, which our favorite pharmacist, Mike Ciell, recommends to many folks. Upon Mike's recommendation, I started adding t ... 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 »
NAET - Treating Allergies in a Novel Way by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I was just at Dr. Rodier's Pioneer Integrative Medicine Clinic in Draper, Utah yesterday getting my annual blood draw and a Myers cocktail infusion. I was interested in novel ... Read on »
More on Glutamine, Immunity & Health by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I hope you read my last posting on glutamine, glutathione, and immunity (and posted your "yes" to my question about adding glutamine as a new product). Meanwhile, I decid ... Read on »
Glutamine, Glutathione & Immunity by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements We did one of our member surveys this summer and I was hoping our members would vote for a glutamine product. Dr. Rodier recommends glutamine all the time. My naturopath, ... Read on »
Sleep Deprivation & Alzheimer's Plaques by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Okay, I didn't plan to be doing a series on sleep deprivation and health but that's the theme that I keep landing on of late. Could it be that I'm in Europe for my a birthday ... Read on »
Sleep As Protection Against Colds & Illness by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements In case you missed it (buried) in my last blog post, sleep is one of the most valuable preventive strategies for protecting yourself against catching a cold. A recent stu ... 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 »
Strange Neurological Issues by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements A dear friend of mine lives in Paris. I spent my birthday weekend with her and her little girl, who is now 5 years old and is just learning to speak English this month. My fri ... 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 »
Gum Disease Linked to Neck & Head Squamous Cell Cancer by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I'm big on flossing and gum health and usually get good check-ups, except for a little scolding about not wearing my mouth guard at night (okay, I confess, I can grind my teet ... Read on »
Kudzu Moves from Nuisance to Nutrient?! by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements My dad lived in South Carolina two times, once when I was just heading into my freshman year of college and at the end of his life. When I spent a semester at the University ... Read on »
Vitamin E, Omega-3s & Carnitine for Autism Spectrum Disorders by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements As a physician and researcher at Children's Hospital & Research Center in Oakland, Dr. Claudia Morris studies both kids and nutrition. Her most recent article is titled Syndro ... Read on »
Insulin Resistance & Breast Cancer - No Surprise by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Elevated levels of insulin in post-menopausal women bumps the risk of getting breast cancer up. Women with insulin levels in the top third had double the risk over women in t ... Read on »
Swearing Actually Helps with Pain! by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Researchers hypothesized that swearing would reduce tolerance of pain due to "catastrophizing." Lo and behold, 64 college students proved otherwise in a Keele University stu ... 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 »