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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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Mom's Knee Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in South Florida by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements So far, so good. It's hard to believe that you can have knee surgery in about the time it takes for a few fillings at the dentist's office. Okay, so prep and recovery add so ... Read on »
Potato Chips & Acrylamide Warning by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements As my regular readers know, I'm off dairy and wheat for a few more months (elimination diet to address food allergies, etc.). I tried to tell myself that butter really do ... Read on »
Gluten's Role i by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I was talking with one of our members yesterday, who has had three rounds of chemotherapy for his non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and we got to talking about Dr. Rodier's penchant for ... Read on »
Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Breast Cancer by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements The Huntsman Cancer Institute sits up on the foothills of the mountains, facing west over Salt Lake City and into the sun's bright setting arc. I've had lunch up in their caf ... 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 »
Spore-Forming Probiotics & Soothing Greens by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Planning is not my forte. Even though I run a supplement company and am dear friends with an integrative physician, who pushes probiotics, probiotics, and more probiotics, I a ... 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 »
Iodine, Bromine, and Breast Cancer by Cindy M. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements My friend, Gino Giglio, recommended the book " Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It" by David Brownstein, MD. I just received the book and, given all th ... Read on »
Electrical Stimulation for Tissue Repair & Pain Management by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements When I was at the Hippocrates Health Institute, a major part of our week involved various treatments at Oasis Therapy Center, where services range from massage and colonics to ... Read on »
Hot Pepper (Capsaisin-Based) Nasal Spray Relieves Allergic Rhinitis by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements According to a recent study, an all natural, botanical nasal spray provides relief to folks with allergic rhinitis, all without a prescription for traditional steroid sprays. ... Read on »
Vitamin D Deficiency & Dementia, etc. by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements It's hard to look at nutritional science without seeing a slew of new articles on the value of vitamin D and how deficiencies contribute to aging, autoimmune diseases, osterop ... Read on »
From Tea Reducing Mercury Absorption to Probiotics Supporting Weight Loss by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I'm cleaning up my office and reading all sorts of interesting random factoids in news stories that I saved for a Friday just like today: rainy, overcast, not at all inviting ... Read on »
Improved Constant Health Gaining New Fans by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I know. Constant Health was my labor of love, inspired by my father's illness and a longing to make concentrated supplementation easier than opening scads of bottles with litt ... Read on »
Dementia Held at Bay with Social Activity & Calm by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements Afraid of dementia? I am. My paternal grandmother, Idelle, died after many years of ever-declining mental function from Alzheimer's. New research published in Neurology ... 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 »
Iodine Deficiency More Common Than Most Think by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements My regular readers know that I did a 3-week health retreat at the Hippocrates Health Institute to deal with a host of odd conditions, including desperately dry eyes. While my ... Read on »
Hydrochloric Acid - Too Little, Too Much? by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements My regular readers know I've been working on healing a leaky gut (from allergens in my diet primarily -- the elimination diet is rigorous but paying off, by the way). Whe ... Read on »
Grape Seed Extract & Leukemia Cell Suicide by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements At the Hippocrates Health Institute, I met a lovely woman with dark brown hair and very fair skin from South Africa. Almari (I love her name) now lives in Los Angeles and, de ... Read on »
Facials, Breast Health & Lymphatic Drainage by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I've read about it off and on. Constriction or lack of flow in lymphatic drainage near a woman's breasts contributes to breast cancer. When I was at Hippocrates Health I ... Read on »
Rebounding to the Beat for a Healthy Immune System! by Cindy M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I don't know why I share these things sometimes. It's after 9 pm on the day after Christmas and the most exciting thing in my life is rebounding to dance music. Lately, ... Read on »