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Treatment for Migraines

By Dr. Paloma Defuentes, ND | Jul 23, 2021

So many people have headaches that turn into migraines. I am giving you a few ideas that you can try at home before a visit to my medical office. Here are a few tips: • Avoid dairy as a possible food allergen; dairy is mucous-forming and can possibly worsen headaches. • During the aura of…

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Caring for You Body as a Whole

By Dr. Paloma Defuentes, ND | Mar 23, 2018

What does this mean? I often get people in my office with a list of complains about their bodies not working well. Which one do I address first? As a naturopathic physician, I am used to looking at symptoms on a hierarchical level. They are organs that are, by the function, priority organs. Parts of…

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Castor Oil one of the Great Healers

By Dr. Paloma Defuentes, ND | May 31, 2017

What do you need: Castor oil, two sheets of plastic (garbage bags okay), 1 yard cotton or wool flannel, heating pad (if indicated), large old bath towel, 3 safety pins. Directions: Fold flannel into three thicknesses to fit over your whole abdomen. Cut a piece of plastic 1-2 inches larger than flannel. Drizzle flannel with…

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Tips for Healthy Eating

By Dr. Paloma Defuentes, ND | May 12, 2016

    by Dr. Paloma Defuentes, N.D.   So many people think that eating healthy is difficult, and I’m going to show you that it’s easier than you think. It does require a change of mind, for sure. But it is joyful, fun, and certainly worth it. Let me give you a few hints. Food…

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Spring 2016

By Dr. Paloma Defuentes, ND | Apr 20, 2016

Suggestions to help you achieve your greatest potential for Spring, 2016: Go outdoors. Practice deep breathing. Sweating is important. Do exercises that heat up your body. Use hot and cold showers. Practice a lot of singing. Put your body upside down. Your body needs less sleep. Eat warm food. Use warmer colors; greens, light yellows,…

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