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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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Pressed Salad

By Dr. Paloma Defuentes, ND | May 23, 2017

PRESSED SALAD Ingredients: 1 head of Napa cabbage 2 carrots 2 bunches bok choy 1/3 cup grated ginger (fresh) Umeboshi vinegar Sesame oil (Toasted) Directions: Cut the Napa cabbage into small pieces. Same with bok choy. Grate 2 carrots or cut them into Julienne strips 1” length and ¾” wide.  Mix well in glass bowl…

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Autumn Warming Soup

By Dr. Paloma Defuentes, ND | Aug 24, 2016

The weather is changing. Are you giving your body what it needs to adapt to the temperature changes? Warming foods and drinks will help your immune system stay strong. This will help you and your children avoid getting the Autumn colds. Here is a soup recipe that will help:   Squash and Onion Crème Soup…

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By Dr. Paloma Defuentes, ND | Jun 1, 2016

  Dry Mix 4 cups of rolled oats (quick oats work well) 2 cups of brown rice flour 2 cups of oat flour 1 cup ground, toasted sesame seeds 1 cup ground flax seed 1 tsp. ground ginger 2 tsps. nutmeg 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 ½ cups chopped, toasted almonds 1 cup chopped pumpkin seeds…

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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…

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