LGBTQ+ and Gender-Affirming Care


Health care is essential for all people, no matter the sex, gender identity, age, or race. There are many struggles when it comes to receiving quality health care when you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community (see the latest research in References below). Marginalized populations tend to receive judgement and a lack of understanding [...]

LGBTQ+ and Gender-Affirming Care2021-12-15T17:58:46-08:00

In Defense of Fear


By Rhea Morais, MA Fear is the mind killer…or is it? Fear is often viewed as something to be avoided, but what are some psychological benefits of fear? In my practice as a therapist, inevitably clients will bring up personal fears and anxieties in our sessions. “What if I’m not good enough/smart enough/talented enough?” “Am [...]

In Defense of Fear2021-08-07T09:39:17-07:00

The Sunshine Vitamin


By Chelsea Eilts, ND, MSOM, LAc Vitamin D is the one essential vitamin that your body produces on its own when given enough sun exposure. However, for people living north of the San Francisco latitude, there is insufficient UVB exposure to make enough of this vitamin outside of the summer months. Certain foods do contain [...]

The Sunshine Vitamin2021-07-02T18:45:39-07:00

May is Mental Health Month


By Dr. Peter Addy, PhD Wow, life sure can be hard right now. I feel like I have less to do, and also more to do at the same time. It can be more difficult to focus my mental and physical energy, especially when Netflix and the couch are so close by and inviting (I’m [...]

May is Mental Health Month2021-05-03T13:03:45-07:00

Siberian Ginseng for Immune Function and Stress


By Dr Greg Lamont-Mitchell, ND Siberian ginseng (Latin name Eleutherococcus senticosis) has long been used in traditional herbal medicine and research shows that it has many beneficial effects on human health. Siberian Ginseng is considered to be an “adaptogen”; this term means that it can be used to improve our ability to manage stress. [...]

Siberian Ginseng for Immune Function and Stress2021-02-15T11:34:48-08:00

Self Care with Acupressure


By Dr Chelsea Eilts, ND, DSOMDuring these busy and potentially stressful times, self-care is important.  This acupressure technique can be a wonderful, simple way to increase a sense of peace and groundedness. Next time you find yourself feeling a bit tense, take a moment to try the following.The Acupressure TechniqueMassage the following points for a [...]

Self Care with Acupressure2021-03-01T16:02:08-08:00

Coping with Holiday Stress


by Rhea Morais, MS, Student Counselor Intern  Supervisor:  Dr Peter H Addy, PhD The winter holiday season can be a stressful and emotionally difficult time for many people, even under usual circumstances. It’s often a time where issues such as depression, anxiety, seasonal affective disorder, loneliness, and difficult relationship dynamics can be amplified. Add the [...]

Coping with Holiday Stress2021-02-06T10:03:03-08:00
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