Number 56, February 2014
Pacific Naturopathic Newsletter
2570 W. El Camino Real � Suite 111 � Mountain View, CA 94040 � (650) 917-1121   


Ya Gotta Have Heart! 


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Another Valentine's day is upon us and our minds turn to thoughts of the heart.  At Pacific Naturopathic, we perceive the heart in various ways: as a functional pump, as an energetic entity and as a symbol of powerful emotions.
In this issue, Dr. Connie writes of how to heal the heart with energetic medicine and debunks the notion that high cholesterol is universally dangerous; Dr. Marcel reports on sugar and heart disease; Dr. Corrine talks of Reiki and flowing, loving energy; Jane Hernandez skillfully weaves fun heart facts with vibrational energetics; and Nicole Noceto reports on her recent journey into the world of yoga therapy teacher training. 
The doctors, healers, therapists and staff at Pacific Naturopathic join us in wishing you an open, loving, healthy heart.
Oh... as I write this, I notice that some of our web sites are down.  If you encounter a message that says the site has been "suspended," please try again later.  Our webmaster is working on it.
Be Well! 


Dr. Connie and Dr. Marcel


P.S. Big announcement coming next month on a major new development at Pacific Naturopathic!


Dr. Connie muses on the vibrational content of food
Dr. Marcel debunks seven foods myths
Intravenous Nutritional Protocols at Pacific Naturopathic
Dr Connie offers thoughts on functional foods
Dr. Corrine talks about the connection between healthy food and the health of the planet
Jane Hernandez, CCHT, offers tools for dealing with disorders associated with food
Nicole Noceto discusses food as the foundation for good health
Dr. Marcel's Cuban Mojo
Breast Thermography: Measuring Therapeutic Protocols for Breast Issues
Rapid Pain Relief With Elijah Free
Luscious food at Pacific Naturopathic Hawaii
You May Not Know All We Provide at Pacific Naturopathic
Two Major New Offerings at Pacific Naturopathic!
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Dr. Connie's Musings...

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Have a Heart!


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The human heart attracts far more attention than any other vital organ. You don't hear the expression "have a kidney". Or "she is liverless". Or "my thyroid is broken." Considered to be our emotional home, the heart is associated with love, passion, and expansiveness. Search the internet and you'll find hundreds of quotes related to the heart. "The heart has reasons that reason cannot know." (Blaise Pascal)  "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." (Confucius) 


Energy or subtle anatomy places the heart, along with the lungs, in the 4th, or Anahata Chakra. This chakra is governed by the air element. It is associated with pranayama, the practice of yogic breathing, of bringing energy or life force into the body. The associated gland is the thymus gland, which governs immunity and produces a type of white blood cell known as the T cell lymphocyte. The job of this lymphocyte is to help recognize bacteria, viruses, and foreign tissue. In other words, its job is to discriminate, within the body, what is self and to protect from what is not self. Out of control T cells are one cause of auto immunity. 


In the world outside of our bodies, we tend to discriminate and decide that others are not the same as we are. A fundamental lesson of the heart chakra is to free ourselves from that discrimination of not self that prevents our feelings of connectedness and our expression of universal love. Positive expressions of the expansion of the heart chakra outwards and upwards include friendship, romantic love, compassion, devotion, and divine love.


Thinking of the heart in the context of the heart chakra, we find that there are many energy medicines that are of support both for psychospiritual  issues and for physical issues, as the heart, of course, is also a physical organ which governs vital physiologic processes.


The color associated with the heart chakra is green, a color which is both nurturing and calming. Green can strengthen the nervous system and stimulate inner peace. Green stabilizes blood pressure and heart conditions, enhances immunity, builds tissue, and generally rejuvenates. Wearing green, being in the great green outdoors, and bathing in green light therapy are all wonderful ways to support the heart chakra.


Gem and flower essences are also useful. Gems and gem essences associated with this chakra can help us expand our capacity to love. Chrysoprase, the favorite gem of Alexander the Great, is said to harmonize the heart and to help us accept the earth as our home. Chyrsocolla is used to open, soften and expand the inner dimensions of the heart chakra. It helps release tension around giving and receiving love; and allows the vibration of love to flow. Emerald is considered to be a universal heart cleanser and balancer, and the essence of emerald is used to help align with the energies of Divine Mother and the Divine Feminine, and to open to a greater experience of love in the physical body.


Of the flower essences, essence of holly promotes a compassionate understanding of others. Angelica tunes the heart to feel the presence and receive the love and care of spiritual protection. Bleeding Heart is used to help heal a broken heart.  And there are many other specific and relevant essences. 


These and other energy medicines which address the psychospiritual aspects of the heart chakra and heart function perfectly complement and enhance treatments oriented to the physiologic functioning of the heart.


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Sugar and Heart Disease: 

Is There a Connection?


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                  Marcel Hernandez, N.D.



The February edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine published the results of a study indicating that excess sugar consumption may double the incidence of heart disease.  This is not a surprise to naturopathic doctors who have long warned of the connection between sugar and many chronic illnesses.  The study did not give any indication of what "excess" is, but Laura Schmidt, a professor at the UCSF school of medicine, in an interview with writer Nicole Ostrow, said that "Small amounts of sugar are fine.  It's consuming massive amounts of sugar that's a growing problem in America." This reply cannot be universally applied.  Even small amounts of sugar can wreck physiological havoc with many people.


Although the authors of the study can't explain the mechanism by which sugar affects cardiovascular function, the chief researcher said that the weight gain evident in heavy sugar eaters "may" raise blood pressure (it most certainly does), and it may raise bad cholesterol and triglycerides and lower good cholesterol.  Sugar also increases insulin resistance, a key factor in metabolic syndrome and diabetes, and increases fatty accumulation in the liver.


Heart disease is the number one killer disease in America, causing the deaths of more than 600,000 people each year.  Sugar sweetened beverages contribute about 37 percent of added sugar in US diets.  A recent study in the U.K. found that there are an amazing 44 teaspoons of sugar in a cinema-sized serving of Coke!  One can of Coke Classic contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar.  Keeping in mind that one teaspoon of sugar is about four grams, check out your favorite sweet beverage on this web site.



Although this issue of the newsletter is about the heart, it is difficult to stop the discussion of the effects of sugar with only mentioning its effects on cardiovascular function.  Sugar has a profound impact on the immune system, greatly slowing the response rate of the body's white blood cells to infectious organisms.  What we observe in our practice is that people who consume high amounts of sugar are weigh more, catch more colds and flus and have more health complaints than people who are conscious of moderating their sugar intake.


Problems with sugar consumption are not far removed from problems with alcohol and both need to be treated as addictions. There are many strategies for breaking the sugar habit.  The first step is a desire to do so.  If this is where you are but lack the wherewithal on how to proceed, schedule an hour visit with one of the doctors at Pacific Naturopathic for support and strategies.




Find out more about Dr. Marcel's work with men at:

Intravenous Nutritional Protocols

at Pacific Naturopathic

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Many disease states compromise the human gut's ability to adequately absorb nutrients like amino acids, 
minerals, and vitamins.


* Neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, ALS, and Multiple Sclerosis have been shown to greatly benefit from IV antioxidant protocols that help heal the inflammation in the brain often found with these diseases.


* Chronic fatigue states such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Brain Fog have mitochondrial energy deficits shown to be helped when specific natural supplements are given intravenously.


* Many immune system and detoxification functions can be improved with IV protocols.


* A number of cancers are very responsive to IV nutritional therapies which can be used to help treat cancer as well as to improve tolerance of conventional cancer treatments.


* Some treatments involve 1-3 hour drips and others are 30 minute treatments, depending on the nutrient mix and concentration being infused. 


To name a few:

            IV Glutathione

            IV Alpha Lipoic Acid

            IV Vit C

            Amino Acid infusions

            Vitamin and Mineral drips

            Myers' Cocktail

Other Protocols for Energy and Immune System Function


We have a dedicated Infusion room that is relaxing and peaceful for all these therapies.


Dr. Marcel Hernandez has been trained in IV therapeutic protocols and will be offering treatments for those patients for whom treatments are appropriate and safe.


Phone now to get on the list for treatment consideration.  650-917-1121.  An initial 30-minute consultation and current blood test is required for existing patients.  A 90-minute first office call and blood test is required for new patients.  Space is limited to four people receiving treatments a day.




Cholesterol in 

American Medical Mythology


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Connie Hernandez, N.D.

Shanti Rubenstone, MD


As a people, we Americans have been conditioned to fear cholesterol and to believe, if we could just smash those total cholesterol numbers, we would be protecting ourselves from heart disease. The numbers strike terror in the hearts of even relatively well informed folks.  Cholesterol lowering drugs are widely promoted with televised pharmaceutical infomercials, and are often rather indiscriminately prescribed. So strong is the belief in cholesterol as the cause of heart disease that people scratch their heads and wonder how a given person with a total cholesterol well below the suggested range could possibly have suddenly dropped dead from a heart attack. Or how another person who dutifully forgoes eggs in favor of breakfast pancakes and potatoes could still have high cholesterol (as well as high risk from out of control blood sugar.)


As it happens, cholesterol is produced and cleared by our very own bodies. Rapidly declining numbers, when not caused by radical dietary change or by medication, cause practitioners in the know to suspect chronic disease or cancer.  Cholesterol is the precursor molecule for all the steroid hormones in your body (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenalone), and these hormones will become imbalanced when levels are too low. On the other side of the equation, hormonal balance and thyroid and liver function have a great deal to do with cholesterol levels. It is common for cholesterol to rise in menopause, and a moderate rise in cholesterol in menopause is not statistically associated with heart disease. 


The total cholesterol, HDL and LDL numbers are screening tests, not tests upon which medication should be prescribed. HDL particles, the "good" cholesterol particles, are not universally protective, and LDL particles, the "bad" cholesterol particles are not universally damaging. Both come in particle sizes, with size of particle and aberrant particles contributing to cardiovascular risk. Particles such as lipoprotein a are indeed more problematic, but may not respond to statins at all. Particle profiles can be measured by conventional labs, the test panel being known as the "VAP" (Vertical Auto Profile). 


At Pacific Naturopathic, we prefer the Spectra Cell Lipoprotein Particle Profile, as it includes the homocysteine and cardio specific C reactive protein numbers. These values represent inflammation or injury to the lining of the blood vessels. (As they are relevant also to inflammation elsewhere in the body and brain and bone health, they are a standard part of our Wellness Panel). Cholesterol patches the injuries these values reflect, and can then create a problem by occluding blood vessels, or by chipping off. No injury, no patch problems.


Patients are done a disservice when the screening lipid profile alone (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) is used to justify the prescription of statin medications.  An initial approach involves optimizing hormonal balance and thyroid and liver function, encouraging exercise, instigating dietary change (which does not mean substituting pancakes for eggs), and utilizing supplements such as omega 3 fatty acids and CoenzymeQ10 to favorably alter lipid profiles.


Moving beyond the cholesterol issue to broader heart health issues, we recommend a book by Dr. Stephen Sinatra called Metabolic Cardiology. A heart surgeon turned holistic by the failure of the heart surgeries which were his previous specialty, Dr. Sinatra details the importance of nutrients such as Coenzyme Q10, magnesium, ribose and carnitine to heart function, and promotes grounding or earthing (using the electromagnetic field of the earth to balance your own)  in prevention, management and treatment of heart disease.  

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Find out more about Dr. Connie's consulting services at:  


About Flowing, Loving, Healing Energy
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Coming back from the last day of my Reiki Mastery course, I curled up on the couch at my brother's house in front of the TV to watch the biggest game of one of America's favorite pastimes, the Superbowl. It was such a stark contrast from where I had just come from.  I had gone from a zen space surrounded by loving, open women sharing about their journeys through life and reiki to watching grunting, oversized men crashing into each other. 


Despite this drastic change in venue and the lopsided game, I still couldn't help but notice my contentment and happiness as I sat there around my family. I had my little niece wriggling around on my lap, hugging me and playing with my hair, and I had my older niece intent on watching the game, sidled up next to me and tucked underneath my arm. For me, my nieces' openness and spontaneous, unfiltered and unguarded love is what reiki is for me. 


Reiki for me is flowing, loving, healing energy. As I feel this energy come through me during a session, not only am I able to offer this to the person on the table, but I am able to receive it as well. Love knows no bounds, permeates everyone and everything, and can truly help with healing.


Though unable to see this free-flowing energy, we can feel it when it is moving through us and between people unrestrained. Continuing on my journey as a doctor and a healer, I aspire to bring this energy and love not only into my sessions with patients but into my everyday encounters with people I meet. For as Mother Teresa said, "We can do no great things, only small things with great love." Through this love and doing the little things for each other can we truly change ourselves and the world.


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Dr. Corrine Wang volunteers at the Stanford Cancer Care Center on the Reiki Team for staff and for patients.


Dr. Corrine has packages for her craniosacral therapy/reiki sessions at a discounted price for 50 minute and 80 minute sessions. Check out her packages here. 


For more information about Dr. Corrine, please visit her website:




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To make an appointment with Dr. Corrine Wang or for a free 15 minute consultation, please call (650) 917-1121.




  Amazing and Surprising Things 
About the Heart
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Jane Hernandez, CCHT

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For the past 20 years science has been giving attention to the heart as more than a pump and opening up an extraordinary and powerful heart world. The Institute of HeartMath has found that the electrical field of the heart is 5000 times more powerful than the electrical field of the brain. That field envelopes every cell in our body and also reaches out 8-10 feet outside the body.

There are experiments that show that one person sending out waves of intention from the heart can affect another person's brainwaves and thus create heart-brain synchronization between people. So when you are connecting with another, the quality of your mental and emotional state is communicated.  We can discern when someone is touching us with peaceful, loving intention and we can also feel when it is negative.



HeartMath has found that the magnetic field that the heart generates in our body is part of the earth's magnetic field. On 9/11 scientists noticed that the satellites 22,000 miles in space began to register changes in the Earth's magnetic field when humans were having profound feelings about what happened on September 11 and the World Trade Center. The scientists had to wonder why the feelings of humans could possibly affect the magnetic fields of the earth. Now they are pursuing more research by putting sensors around the earth to measure the magnetic fields in real time. Why is this important? Well, imagine if the heart feelings of large numbers of people could be unified and directed toward peace or the health of the Earth?


When we are engaged with the heart the mind slows down and thoughts become more rational and focused. Heart Coherence is a pattern of vibrational resonance within yourself and the environment around you. It brings about a state of balance and peace within your body and influences the setting you are in (or even sending intention out to another part of the world). EFT (Tapping) is another way to the state of heart coherence.


What science is showing is that the heart is an intelligent system.

It has its own nervous system. Actually 60-65% of the heart's cells are actually neural cells, not muscle cells as previously thought. It can sense and process information and then make decisions. It also controls the manufacture and secretion of hormones like oxytocin, which elicits love and bonding.  


Studies by cardiologist Bruno Cortese showed that, after some heart transplants, the people not only had their health improved but they would often assume aspects of the personality of the person whose heart they received. Someone who never had a taste for ice cream and motorcycles would develop a craving for ice cream and riding motorcycles. Never underestimate the power of the heart. It is the first organ to form in the body and then becomes the organizing factor for the rest of the body, including the brain. In effect, it gets there first and is in charge from the first beat to the last. May the beat go on.



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Jane sees clients at both Pacific Naturopathic in Mountain View  and at her private practice in Oakland. Sessions may also be conducted in English or Spanish, Skype, FaceTime and phone.


Schedule an appointment with Jane Hernandez, CCHT

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, 

EFT (Tapping) and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner

by phoning 510-676-1460, 
or by email at [email protected]


Yin Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Organ Health


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Nicole Noceto


 Having spent the last three days at a Yin Yoga teacher training workshop, I am now officially on my way to becoming a Certified Gentle Yoga Instructor.  With three more modules to complete over the next six months, I couldn't have dreamt of a better weekend to kick start my pursuit of becoming a Yoga Therapist.  I have practiced Yin yoga many times before, but being immersed in the philosophy and movement for three days straight was beautiful, healing, and life-changing.  It is from an enlightened perspective that I sit to write this article to the tune of this month's newsletter theme; the Heart! 


Rooted in traditional Chinese medical theories, Yin yoga is a unique type of exercise that focuses on stretching and strengthening all connective tissues of the body.  Its fundamental characteristic is to hold poses for three to five minutes, bypassing any major muscle engagement to generate gentle traction, rehabilitating connective tissues and joints of the body.  I could write a short book on the importance of maintaining connective tissue health, but I will say this:  connective tissue exists EVERYWHERE in the human body!  It literally holds us together, surrounding each of our organs, forming all of our joints; it's in our skin, muscles, bones, brains, and every single one of our cells.  Clearly, connective tissues mustn't be neglected when we think about exercise! 


To talk about Yin yoga, it is first necessary to mention its opposite, Yang yoga, or all Yang exercise for that matter.  With Yang exercise (perhaps yoga or running, cycling, weightlifting, etc...), muscles are actively engaged and exercises are done more rapidly and intensely.  Yin exercises can be thought of as more quiet and still than Yang exercises.  In Yin, we keep our muscles relaxed and poses are held for a long period of time.  With respect to bodily tissues, Yin exercise is associated with bones/ligaments/and connective tissue (or fascia), while Yang exercise is associated with muscles/tendons/and skin.  Ideally, we will entertain a balance of Yin & Yang exercise for optimal health, keeping muscles strong and connective tissues supple.


In addition to everything that I have just mentioned about Yin yoga, it is a practice founded on unbelievably intricate (and ancient) theories associated with Chinese medicine.  For thousands of years, both yoga and Chinese medicine have suggested the belief that a dynamic energy system is the source of all life, lending consciousness to physical existence.  The ancient Chinese system of medicine has put forth the Meridian Theory, suggesting that "Chi" - this active energy, or life force - flows throughout the body in specific pathways called meridians.  These meridians create a comprehensive network within the human body, interconnecting tissues and organs, bones and joints, internal body and external body, all by the transport of energy (or chi).  


According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the strength and flow of energy within the meridian system contributes to overall homeostasis.  When we practice Yin yoga, we enrich the quality of our internal energy system by quieting the mind, opening up the body, and releasing tension. We literally activate the distribution of energy to, and throughout our tissues, inviting our mind-body-spirit to heal.  Yin yoga is both preventative and restorative.  It's meditative, yet physically challenging.  It's almost an unworldly experience. 


Now, how does Yin yoga relate to the Heart, you ask?  Well, in TCM, the function of a particular organ is measured not only by its anatomical role, but also by its energetic constitution.  Each organ has a physical, energetic, and emotional function that directly contributes to overall physical and mental health.  In Chinese medicine, organs are largely linked to the health of the meridians that flow through them.  Yin yoga is associated with twelve major meridians; specifically connected to six yin-yang pairs of organs, one of them being the Heart (yin organ)-Small Intestine (yang organ) meridian.  


To avoid too much detail, the Heart-Small Intestines are linked because of similar energetic qualities.  I hope to expand upon this in future articles, as I begin a Master's program in Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture next fall.  For now, however, I will simply mention that the Heart Meridian has three branches, each of which begins in the heart.  One branch runs down through the diaphragm to the small intestine.  Another runs up through the throat and tongue to meet the eye.  The third runs across the chest and down the inner arms, ending at the tip of the little fingers.  Healthy heart chi is essential to the heart's proper functioning (physiologically speaking, but also considering the heart's mental and emotional associations, thought to be the store-house for human compassion, creativity, and love).  A simple Yin yoga pose to activate the Heart meridian is Sphinx Pose.


Lie on your belly.  Push up to rest on your forearms, with your elbows shoulder-width apart and positioned about an inch in front of the shoulder line.  Bring your palms together in front of you, or cross your arms.  Allow yourself to rest upright for 3-5 minutes.  Try not to slump into your shoulders.  You may keep your neck in line with your spine, or drop your head to relax your neck.  In this passive backbend, you are opening the chest, stimulating the flow of energy down your center and down your inner arms.  If 3-5 minutes seems long, commit to 1-2.  Most importantly ~ Breathe!




Flourless Chocolate Beet Cake

Moist, Luscious and Healthy



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We have a friend who detests beets.  He doesn't even like looking at them.  One Valentine's Day, we made this recipe, took it to his home, and he had a couple of servings before we told him the constituents of the cake.  He had another piece.


4 ounces bittersweet chocolate 

6 tablespoons coconut oil

1/4 cup organic unrefined cane sugar 

1 teaspoonorange zest 

1 egg, plus 2 egg whites 

1 1/2 cups grated cooked beets 

1/4 cup cocoa powder 


Preheat oven to 375.  Using some coconut oil, grease an 8 inch cake pan.  Line the pan with parchment paper and grease the parchment paper. 


Place a pot with some water in it on medium heat.  Set a bowl on top of the pot (a double boiler).  Add the chocolate and the coconut oil to the bowl and melt together, stirring.  Turn off the heat. 


Add the sugar, zest, and egg yolk to the melted chocolate, stirring to incorporate evenly.  Stir in the grated beets and cocoa powder and remove the bowl from the pot.


Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until it forms stiff peaks.  Gently fold the egg whites until just combined.  


Pour into the cake pan and bake for about 25 minutes.  The cake is 

ready when a toothpick comes out clean. 


Allow to cool and then refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.  

(By Berkeley Fall 2007 PM Natural Chef Class)


Breast  Thermograph
at Pacific Naturopathic 
Measuring the temperature of the breasts


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Thermography is noninvasive and offers therapeutically useful information


Not infrequently I've been told by patients that "their hearts tell them" that mammograms are just not the right thing to do. After all, how could squishing and radiating breasts on an annual basis possibly be good for a person?  We agree that annual mammograms are questionable, particularly for younger women and women with dense breasts, as mammograms are not accurate in these situations anyway. 


We do, however, recommend mammograms, ultrasounds, or MRIs in certain circumstances. Questionable readings on breast thermograms may indicate a need for the added information that these methods of anatomic imaging provide. Thermograms give us information on situations occurring in one breast and not in the other. The vascular patterns and temperature differences that cause the TH number (or Thermal risk rating number) to increase can reflect injury, inflammation, or even cancer. The physiologic imaging that the thermogram provides will not distinguish between these issues.  In that case, anatomic imaging can detect both palpable and non palpable structural change that may be problematic.  The definitive diagnosis would be by breast biopsy.


Many of our patients choose to get baseline thermograms, then track physiologic change through annual thermograms, or more frequent thermograms or anatomic imaging when indicated. In that way, they are able to avoid automatic mammograms, and use them when appropriate. And their hearts rest easier.



The cost to you of breast thermography is $225.


Find out more about thermography at Pacific Naturopathic at:


Thermography at Pacific Naturopathic 

Rapid Pain Relief 

With Elijah Free


Elijah Free, MH, CMI, CMT  

Elijah Free

Elijah Free's approach to helping his patients deal with physical pain has been described as bordering on miraculous.  Elijah is also a Master Herbalist who designs and produces all of his own herbal products for his healing practice. He is an herbal product designer for Ridgecrest Herb Co. Elijah also holds a patent for his herbal fibromyalgia formula.  

To contact Elijah, please either call the clinic at 650-917-1121 or e-mail at [email protected].


To learn more about the healing work of Elijah Free, please go to his web sites:


Pacific Naturopathic Hawaii

-- A Magical Place for Lovers

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Openings Beginning in April
The Colors of Love

These are actual, unPhotoshopped colors taken from the deck of the rental house at Pacific Naturopathic, Hawaii.  Imagine... just imagine sitting on the deck with your loved one, it is late afternoon, and you've had a wonderful day exploring the Island.  The tropical warmth is gently moderated by the soft trade winds.  You look in each others' eyes and smile.  Life is good.


Buddha sits quietly in the beauty 
and serenity of
Pacific Naturopathic Hawaii


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Pacific Naturopathic in Hawaii is also always available for meditation retreats, health retreats, honeymoons, getaways or as a base for exploring the island.


Pacific Naturopathic's Hawaii Vacation Rental 




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Services Provided at 
Pacific Naturopathic

It has occurred to us that we offer so many therapies and approaches to health that it would be good to list them in concise form.  

For information, please contact us at 650-917-1121.


* Naturopathic Consultations For All Health Conditions

* Intravenous (I.V.) Nutrition Therapy 

* Breast Thermography

* Rapid Pain Relief

* Tongue and Fingernail Analysis

* Craniosacral Therapy

* Adjunctive Cancer Therapy

* Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

* Men's Health

* Women's Health

* Vitamin B12 Shots

* Flower Essence Therapy

* LaStone Massage

* Earth Friend Herb Company Products


For the following services, please contact each individual provider:


* Transformational Medicine (Shanti Rubenstone, MD, 650-209-5813)

* Clinical Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Matrix Reimprinting (Jane Hernandez, CCHT, 510-676-1460)



Pacific Naturopathic now offers Vitamin B12/folic acid injections 
* Helps with fatigue, depression, brain fog,  memory problems, numbness and tingling in hands and feet and many other conditions.
* 5 minute appointment necessary.  Please phone 650-917-1121.  
* Available to established patients only.
* Only natural methylcobalamin used.

Initial  Visit: 
follow-up visits $25


Receive a written analysis, photos and recommendations


Establish a baseline for future evaluation

 New Offerings at 

Pacific Naturopathic


In our ongoing efforts to serve our patients with the latest, most effective natural health approaches, we are delighted to share our excitement about or latest offerings with our readers...


Intravenous Nutritional Therapy


iv photoThis is a major addition not only to our services, but to our ability to secure dramatic, positive results with safe, effective therapies.  

Here's how it works. We will need to see a comprehensive blood test not older than three months. If you have a recent blood test, you will need to have one more lab test, a G6PD, to rule out a genetic condition that is a contraindication for IV therapy.  If you do not have a recent comprehensive blood test, we can order it for you.  


Next, you will need a short office visit before onset of treatments to determine if I.V. therapy is safe and appropriate for your needs.  Your unique personal protocol will be discussed with Pacific Naturopathic doctors and you can start IV therapy the same day as the office visit.


We offer a comfortable, quiet, peaceful atmosphere where you may read, work on your computer, listen to music or watch movies (with earphones), or just sit back and relax or nap. There is minimal discomfort.  You will be able to drive yourself to and from the appointment without any difficulty.


At first, we will only be able to accommodate a maximum of four people a day for treatments.  If you feel you may be helped with I.V. therapy, or would like to just explore the possibilities please phone to reserve your space soon.  


Click here for detailed information about IV nutritional therapy offered at Pacific Naturopathic.

We are delighted to have found a far infrared sauna at a price most of us can afford.  


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Dr. Connie enjoys the sauna between patients

We have long owned two far infrared saunas -- one at our home here in the Bay Area and one at our Hawaii retreat.  They are both big, bulky wooden structures that dominate the space they are in.


We have reached an arrangement with the manufacturer to distribute a high tech, state of the art portable far infrared sauna for a very reasonable price -- just $995 plus tax.  Shipping is free!


Like to try one before you invest? Easy...we have one in our office specifically for you to try out at no cost.  Just give a call, 917-1121, to make sure the room is free.


There are many reasons why a sauna is one of the best investments you can make for your health.  Click here to read about why we think this is a deal just too good to pass up.   


Searching for a Meaningful Gift For a Friend or Loved One?  
Give the Gift of Health! 

Gift Certificates For All Practitioners and Services Available at Pacific Naturopathic

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Looking for a conscious, meaningful, caring gift for a birthday or special occasion? 

A gift certificate to a Pacific Naturopathic practitioner lets a special person know you really care about their well-being. 



Gift certificates for all practitioners and modalities offered at Pacific Naturopathic are available by phoning our front desk at 650-917-1121, or just stopping by.


A Little About us...

 At Pacific Naturopathic, we offer evidence-based, integrated approaches to most acute and chronic health concerns. Bone health, breast health, men's health and prostate care, hormonal balance for both women and men, elimination of all types of bodily pain -- both mechanical and metabolic -- acute and chronic, autoimmunity, cancer, cardiovascular health, inflammation, digestion, pediatrics, and metabolic cleansing are particular areas of interest to our practitioners. To encourage patient participation, we offer both guided self-help protocols and comprehensive doctor assisted protocols.  Our patients tell us they particularly appreciate our doctors, practitioners, and staff for our caring attitudes and commitment to service. Please phone 650-917-1121 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Shanti Rubenstone, MD