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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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Visceral Manipulation for Adhesions & More by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I wrote about a recent (short) hospitalization due to old surgeries and a web of scar tissue from them. My naturopath recommended that I get something called "visceral manipu ... Read on »
Factoids from "Metabolic Cardiology" Article by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Did you know that the heart consumes more energy per gram than any other organ? Did you know that it takes more energy to fill the heart up with blood than to contract and emp ... Read on »
Vinegar Promotes Less Fat Build Up by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Apple cider vinegar has long been promoted as an aid to weight loss or prevention of weight gain. The ancient Egyptians have been credited with some of the earliest uses of ap ... Read on »
High Vitamin D Correlated with Better Memory by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Can the research get any more positive on the many roles of vitamin D in protecting health? Immune system, heart, bone, muscular, and cellular health have all been found ... Read on »
Eye Doctor Impressed - Interested in Iodine Drops by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements My eye doctor was impressed today. From dry eyes last year (and an opthamologist's prescription for a year's worth of antibiotics, which I opted to ditch) to the fateful tear ... Read on »
Mindfulness & Weight Loss Support Group by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements We published a news item detailing how meditation and mindfulness helped obese women lose weight over the long term. The program helped them change their cortisol levels (that ... Read on »
Detecting Digestive Cancers with Improved DNA Stool Test by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements It's Digestive Disease Week 2009 in Chicago. The wires are rolling with news releases relating to disease diagnosis in all sorts of uncomely organs, including an improved DNA ... Read on »
Inflammation in the Gut = DNA Damage that Affects Whole Body by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Inflammation bad. Protection of the gut good. If you read my blog regularly, follow Dr. Rodier's work, or subscribe to our newsletter, you've gotten the spiel many times ... Read on »
Gluten Sensitivities: Malabsorption of Nutrients Contribute to Issues of "Aging" by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Since my 30's, I knew I was sensitive to gluten. It makes me sneeze within less than a half hour after eating offending foods. What I never knew is how much eating wheat ... Read on »
DNA Damage Happens in as Few as 3 Days from Air Pollution by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements It's a not-so-well-known fact that Salt Lake City has really bad, polluted air. The worst cities for short-term particle pollution included Salt Lake City (#6) and Logan, Uta ... Read on »
Folate's Role in Regulating Inflammation & Allergies by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Our customers have long gotten the value of folic acid (also known as folate), B6, and B12 for reducing homocysteine levels and protecting heart health, as our B-Trio Chewable ... Read on »
Swine Flu & Immune System Protection by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements It's not difficult to recognize that familiar New Jersey accented voice that greeted me at the other end of the line this morning. I was interviewing Mike Ciell, a regist ... Read on »
Lycopene Gets Plug for Combating Metabolic Syndrome by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements It's that time of year when lycopene's rosey blush should indeed get prime time attention. I just wrote about grapefruit juice and lycopene and drug efficacy. As a refres ... Read on »
Saliva Test for Detecting Diabetes by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I never have liked needles. My mom says I had one broken off in my arm when I was a kid (either I was a little high strung at the doctor's office or they were totally incompet ... Read on »
Curcumin & Weight Loss by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements A common curry spice -- known as "turmeric" as well as "curcumin" and part of the ginger family -- has been found to help mice on a high fat diet remain svelte as well as keep ... Read on »
Grapefruit Juice, Lycopene, Drug Efficacy, etc. by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I love ruby red grapefruit, in the morning and in the evening too. It seems Whole Foods has not been able to buy a sour grapefruit this season, and so I keep buying them a ha ... 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 »
Understanding CAM Research & Evidence for Integrative Medicine by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Most physicians are unaware of the growing research and evidence supporting complementary and alternative (CAM) medicine. And, those who stay abreast of CAM research are oft ... Read on »
Study Shows Cayenne Pepper & Green Tea Combo Suppresses Hunger by Cindy M. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements A combination of capsaicin (from cayenne pepper) and green tea may "promote the feeling of fullness and sustain satiety, indicating it could be successful for weight managemen ... Read on »
Mom Going Home with Good Progress on Her Knee by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements My mom goes home tomorrow after a couple of weeks at the Spring Tree Rehabilitation and Health Center in Sunrise, Florida (west of Fort Lauderdale). It was a good place for ... Read on »