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Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Naturopathic Medicine
Every day I am inundated with news, information, and research that affect the health and well-being of my patients, friends and family. I realize that no one can keep up with it all unless it is their full time job and I realized that as long as I am keeping up with all of this I can distill the... Full Bio
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Ten Nutrition Changes Could Save 1 Million Children by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine This is a timely publication… the Lancet offers excellent guidelines on preventing disease in children with proper nutrition to the mother and to the baby. AA ... Read on »
Gut Bacteria Impacts a Woman’s Brain Function by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Naturopathic medicine has known this for centuries but now there is some promising new research demonstrating that the health of the gut affects a woman’s brain, h ... Read on »
Pesticide Exposure and Parkinson’s by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A new study reveals that prolonged exposure to pesticides, bug and weed killers, and solvents  raise the risk for developing Parkinson’s disease. Italian invest ... Read on »
Yoga Improves Genetics by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Yoga has demonstrated great benefit for a wide range of health challenges, including back pain, high blood pressure, anxiety and more.  Now, researchers have learn ... Read on »
Step #1: Exercise! by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Here is a link to a great article highlighting the benefits of exercise, especially outdoor exercise,  as an inexpensive, readily accessible remedy for anxiety, ... Read on »
The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits and Vegetables by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine The non-profit Environmental Working Group recently released their 2013 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists .  Apples and celery were at the top of the list of the ... Read on »
Warning for Parents: Toxic Lead Levels in Imported Rice by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A new press release from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians reveals that rice not manufactured in the US has high levels of lead that are causing ... Read on »
Yoga for Depression and Anxiety by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A new article in the Los Angeles Times helps to shed light on the value of yoga as part of a treatment plan for anxiety and depression. In health, Lo ... Read on »
Tryptophan to Protein Ratio is Key for Boosting Serotonin by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Just like with hormones, it is about balance when it comes to amino acid therapy.  The relative amount of one amino acid, like tryptophan, to the others, is wh ... Read on »
Exposure to Traffic Pollution Linked to Birth Defects by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine From the The New York Times (nytimes.com) – Air Pollution Tied to Birth Defects – By Nicholas Bakalar – (Monday, April 08, 2013) Exposure in the first two mon ... Read on »
Share Your Testimonial and Receive Free Product by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine We are collecting your testimonials! Please share your personal experience partnering with DrGina.com on your healing path.  The short survey and your testimonial ... Read on »
DHA Produces Healthier Babies by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A new double-blind study that was published on line in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that pregnant women who consumed DHA (an omega 3 essen ... Read on »
Lithium Protects the Brain by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I recently read a good su mmary by journalist Sheila Casey of the benefits of the mineral lithium orotate (not to be mistaken with the prescription medication lithiu ... Read on »
Top 5% on LinkedIn by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Dr. Gina had one of the top 5% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012! The content on this blog also posts to Linkedin, and it is refreshing to know that the messag ... Read on »
Hormone Health in the Childbearing Years-Article By Dr. Gina Published in LA Parent by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Check out the latest article by Dr. Gina , on hormone health in the childbearing years, published in LA Parent magazine.   Read on »
Mounting Evidence: The Link Between Inflammation and Depression by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A  new study was just published in the Archives of General Psychiatry involving over 73,000 patients that points to the connection between inflammation in the body ... Read on »
Dr. Gina on “Healthy Talk” Radio by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Gina Cushman, NMD, PhD, owner of HealthBridge Medical Center in Newport Beach, CA, will be on the radio Wednesday, December 5th from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. The radio ... Read on »
New Study Connecting Flu in Pregnancy with Autism…is a Flu Shot the Answer? by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A new Danish study published in the medical journal Pediatrics found that women who had the flu or ran a fever for more than a week during their pregnancy face a gre ... Read on »
Concierge Integrative Medical Services by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Just a quick post to share my excitement as our medical practice expands to offer to our patients the only medical service of its kind in southern California. As ... Read on »
New Study Links Inflammation to Depression by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A new study , albeit on mice, further points to the link between inflammation and depression. I began publishing on this topic   six years ago. In our medical offi ... Read on »