Pacific Naturopathic
Pacific Naturopathic  Newsletter
 Number 108 * August 2018
1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 7  
                             Mountain View, CA 94040, 650-961-1660     

The Hernandez Center 
for Adjunctive Cancer Care


The changes at Pacific Naturopathic continue! Much to tell you about...

With this issue,  we celebrate nine years of offering the Pacific Naturopathic Newsletter.  In the newsletter business, the national "open" rate is about 14 percent.  Our newsletter consistently has an open rate approaching 40 percent.  Although a company newsletter is a promotional tool and many newsletters are unabashedly commercial,
we have always operated under the concept that offering useful, accurate, natural health information would be the best way to promote what we do at Pacific Naturopathic.  Feedback from our readers tells us that our approach is correct.  

With that being said, here is the latest news from Pacific Naturopathic:

News #1: Our Saturday morning Myers Cocktail parties have been wildly successful, so we are going to continue our monthly get togethers.  The next Saturday Myers Cocktail party is Saturday, September 22, from 8:00 AM to Noon.  See article immediately below for details.

News #2:  With great joy, we welcome Adriana Buenaventura, Ananda Certified Yoga Therapist, to our therapeutic team at Pacific Naturopathic. Adriana supports her clients to feel happier and healthier and to live purposeful lives in the midst of their daily challenges.  In addition to being a yoga therapist, Adriana is a Meditation and Mindfulness teacher and life coach.
Adriana is a long-time meditator and practitioner of yoga, ayurveda and various healing techniques.  She draws on her inspiring journey recovering from emotional and physical trauma.  Her peaceful and joyful demeanor touches her clients and inspires them to be their best with their families, at work and with themselves.  Please see her article, below.

News #3:  More  on new associate, Anandini Wadera, L.Ac. --  In addition to being one of the very few acupuncturists specifically trained to work with eye conditions, Anandini specializes in women's health and adjunctive cancer care. And, by the way, Anandini uses tiny needles  and has a gentle touch.  Contact our office to learn more about her work.

News #4:  Please welcome Kristina Sardinha to the front desk.  Kristina brings a history of customer service and the true feeling of service with a smile.  We'll have a blurb about Kristina in our next newsletter.

News #5:  Please also welcome Anna Highsmith to the front desk. Anna has a diverse background in management and team building.  We'll also introduce her more fully in our next newsletter.

News #6:  We bid adieu to long-time employee Nancy Flood, who is retiring.  Nancy has long been the "nuts and bolts" of our practice.  We know many of you will miss her smiling face.  Dr. Marcel will especially miss her as she is the only one in the office who laughs (instead of groans) at his corny jokes.

In this issue of the newsletter, Dr. Connie begins by musing on approaches to correcting vision; Adriana discusses yoga therapy for eye strain; Dr. Marcel writes about improving your inner vision; Anandini relates her personal experiences in developing expertise in acupuncture for vision conditions; and Dr. Connie offers information on naturopathic approaches to eye conditions. Jane H. is on vacation and will return next month.

The  Hernandez Center for Adjunctive cancer care articles include healing skin cancer with an OTC cream; how tea leaves can destroy lung cancer cells; and 16 cancer-causing foods you should avoid.

We want to remind our readers about a new service: we now offer telemedicine.  Forget traffic congestion and unpredictable commute times. Do you have friends and family in areas not serviced by naturopathic doctors, and needing complementary and alternative medical opinions?  Consider the options of having phone visits on our dedicated phone lines, or FaceTime visits.  Schedule with the front desk, as you would schedule any appointment.
May all beings be healthy and happy!

Dr. Connie, Dr. Marcel, Dr. Sage, Jane H., Anandini W. and your health care team  at Pacific Naturopathic and the Hernandez Center for Adjunctive Cancer Care

Saturday Myers Cocktail Mornings 
Next Party: September 22
Patients enjoying our last Saturday Myers Cocktail Party

Our Saturday Myers Cocktail Parties have been huge successes with a room full of chatting, happy guests. I.V. patients love interacting and learning from each other while receiving their I.V. therapies. This being so,

Please join us for our next  
Myer's Cocktail party
Saturday, September 22, 
between 8:00 AM and 12:00 Noon.  

Just for fun, our Saturday parties feature healthy snacks, hot teas and cold barley tea, plus chit-chat with the doctors and other patients.

Rates for Myers Cocktails will be discounted on September 22 only!  Usually $145; Saturday, September 22, $125 (addition of glutathione is $50 extra).

(Note: Myers Cocktail Parties are open to all patients who have previously
received I.V. therap ies with us or from a referring doctor.  Patients new to us and/or new to I.V. therapies will need a prior 30 minute safety and orientation consult with one of our doctors. Schedule in advance for prioritized service or just feel free to show up.  Other IV therapies are available as well at early start times and are discounted 10 percent.)

Want to find out about the Myers Cocktail? 
Read Dr. Alan Gaby's excellent  monograph HERE

Dr. Connie's Musings...
Dr. Connie offering healthy canapés
at a church luncheon

The Eyes Have It

Opticians have long been accurate in correcting vision to a measurable norm. Opthamologists diagnose physiologic and anatomic issues, and medicines and surgery correct many visual problems. But eye care professionals miss the boat when they treat eyes with mechanistic methods alone.
Iridology map of the eye.
Our eyes are one of our most distinguishing characteristics. As is oft repeated, the eyes are the windows of the soul.  Our eyes reveal much about not only our physical state (iridology is remarkably accurate in assessing the state of the internal organs), but also our thoughts and our emotions, our individual expression of being. 
Aldous Huxley, in The Art of Seeing, (1942) recounts the story of his recovery from near blindness brought about by an attack of keratitis punctate. A student of Dr. W. H. Bates and Margaret Corbett, Huxley  correlates methods of visual education with psychology and philosophy. He argues against the limitations of conventional opthamology. And he rightly notes that corrective lenses do not eliminate the cause of defective vision, nor do they slow the inevitable deterioration of vision.
Bates, Corbett and Huxley, and currently Meir Schneider, teach that we might bring vision back through body/mind coordination. If you are able to relax the tension in muscles surrounding your eyes, and learn proper techniques for seeing and make them habitual, the healing force of nature may have its healing way, and vision may be restored. 
Previously legally blind without corrective lenses, I had several experiences that confirmed the validity of Huxley's findings. As a student in naturopathic medical school, I was treated by Dr. Robert Kaplan. Dr. Kaplan conducted video interviews, which he would play back to his patients to illustrate the shifts that occurred when questions entered dangerous territory, and non seeing blocked the emotional pain. Dr. Kaplan offered many Bates type eye exercises, but also techniques such as reading charts while bouncing on a trampoline. With daily practice, I was able to half my prescription. I knew I could have progressed much further had I had the time, commitment and finances to do so.
On another occasion, while visiting in Tokyo. I attended a 2 hour visual intensive at the yoga studio of Oki Sensei. I walked in with my visual handicap, and walked out 2 hours later seeing perfectly well, a visual change which lasted for several hours.
I wish I could say that my current vision is a result of these practices, but habits of a lifetime require far more than I gave to permanently change the patterns. Wanting to see the stars at night from steamy hot tubs, 20 years ago now, I convinced myself of the efficacy and safety of laser eye surgery. I had both eyes lasered, instantaneously and miraculously finding myself with perfect vision . At the time I wondered how my consciousness might change as a result of the newfound vision. And I balked at the suggestion to correct one eye for near and the other for far vision. I couldn't imagine what that might do to my way of seeing the world. My vision is only recently slipping some now.
All of this is to say that there are avenues not only for the correction of vision, but also for care of the eyes, which take into account far more than anatomy and physiology. Read more below.
Read more about the medical services Dr. Connie offers  here:

Yoga Therapy for Eye Strain

Adriana Buenaventure,  Ananda Certified Yoga Therapist
Have you experienced an uncomfortable piercing sensation in or around the eyes, blurred vision, dry eyes, headaches and a feeling you can't keep your eyes open?   You are not alone!  
There are many factors that contribute to eye strain and other eye conditions, including prolonged periods of driving, reading or working at the computer.  This discomfort surges rapidly and may last from 15 minutes to 2 hours. Chronic mental or emotional tension also causes malfunction and tension in the ocular muscles. 
Common eye disorders can be prevented or reduced by proper breathing, eye exercises and yoga postures which can decrease intraocular (eye) pressure.   Yes, our eye muscles, just like our other body muscles, get strained and fatigued.  The eyes express our mental efforts and we add intensity and tension on them when we are stressed.  
Other factors to consider are indoor pollution which can cause headaches and burning eyes.  Staying away from smoke, reducing the use of solvents, aerosol sprays and other chemicals in your home can be of great help. In the same way, air filters and houseplants can help you keep the air clean.
Posture is key in preventing eye strain. Regular practice of yoga eye and body exercises also relieves pressure on the brain and the entire nervous system.   One simple exercise you can do to rest the eyes, is blinking ten times quickly, followed by 3 deep belly breaths.   Repeat 5 times.   It is recommended to do this exercise 3-4 times a day.  Even better, therapeutic yoga addresses patterns of muscle tension specific to you.

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Adriana Buenaventura will offer private yoga therapy sessions at Pacific Naturopathic starting in October.  Please phone to schedule and for more information.  650-961-1660.

Improving Your Inner Vision

When Dr. Connie suggested the topic (Vision) for this month's newsletter I pondered on what I was going to write about.  Yes, we have a special I.V. that addresses macular degeneration (see article below).  But as I searched for a hook into the topic, I closed my eyes as I sat at my desk and hoped for inspir-ation.  After a while, this is what came to me.
We are born into these bodies. Our bodies are not the whole story of the truth of who we really are -- we just borrow them for a short while on the  journey.    When we pause for a moment in the whirl of external activities and try to look within, we feel, well, more than feel, we KNOW in some way we are greater than the sum of our physical parts.   What is this about?  I certainly feel a sense of purpose beyond my daily routines, and my friends and family experience this as well.  
Stop for a moment and find some paper and a writing implement.  Using your inner vision to look within, what positive qualities can you see?  Kindness? Patience?  Devotion? Ability to love?  Ease in expressing gratitude?  Willingness to forgive?   Integrity? Fairness? Honest expression of feelings? Service orientation? Selflessness? What else?  Write them down.
What positive qualities would you like to strengthen or develop?  Write these down as well.
If you actually followed this little exercise, you have used your inner vision to take stock of your progress on your journey toward Self-Realization.  All the positive qualities you have noticed within yourself are qualities of the Divine that reside deep within you. It is uplifting to know that any kindness towards another person is not YOU performing the deed, but the power of Spirit flowing through you.  Getting your own ego out of the way allows you to clearly see that this is so.
Now, the goal is to make every action we take uplifting and in accordance with our highest vision. How do we do this?  The answer is the essence of the spiritual work we have to do in this lifetime.  Much more can be said than the few thoughts that follow.
1. Let go of past hurts and disappoint-ments.  Every moment of every day offers an opportunity for the joy of connecting with the truth of your existence.  There are many techniques that help increase this realization.

2. Evaluate patterns of thought and action that may be hampering your inner vision quest.  EFT and hypnosis, both offered in our clinic, are excellent tools for erasing old tapes in consciousness.  Old mindsets and mechanical complacency in the routines of life dull the sharpness of introspection.

3. When dealing with an issue that befuddles you, seek guidance from your inner base of spiritual right action.  If you cannot find the path within, seek assistance from someone you know and trust.  Human arrogance thinks we can find the answers we need all by ourselves. A simple analogy is that to learn to play tennis, you must play with someone who is more skilled than yourself if you seek to develop your skills.   Knowing that you need a guide to help you orient on the inner path is the key to making connection.  

4. In every moment, always speak the truth as you know it. Honesty and integrity are key elements on the path. Do not say anything that would deliberately mislead another person. 

5. Listen carefully and calmly to what other people are saying, especially in any emotionally charged situation.  Strive to develop the ability to be discerning, filtering, and avoiding any distractions that may cast shadows on the truth.

6. Surround yourself with people who are also seeking to sharpen their inner vision.  Energy is contagious and friends who recognize and support your journey can help change your experience from arduous and confusing to joyful and focused.
7. Finally, recognize and embrace the truth of who you are.  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said that "we are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."

From the insights gained from your inner vision, laugh, love, seek true, lasting happiness, let go of attachment to concepts and get ready to fly.  The end result of having a connection to something greater than oneself is the banishment of fear, the true experience of trust and the absolute bliss engendered by the journey on the path.

For more on Dr. Marcel's work click  HERE.

"She Doesn't Have to Go Blind!"

Anandini Wadera, L.Ac.
As many of you may know, I fell upon Chinese Medical Ophthalmology because of my grandma. I was still in Chinese Medicine school when she was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, and like all close knit families, my mother called me and asked, "Can Chinese Medicine do anything for Macular Degeneration?" I honestly had no idea, and I hadn't heard anything specifically about it from any of my professors, in spite of Chinese Medicine's complex understanding of the eye. It was not until I mentioned the grief of my grandmother going blind to a dear friend and colleague that everything changed.
"She doesn't have to go blind!" She said. "There is an acupuncturist in Denmark who specializes in and teaches how to manage low vison disorders. I'm going to go -- come with me!"
And off we went, to the Boels in Copenhagen, Denmark to learn from the forefathers of Chinese Medical Ophthalmology.
Upon my return and my grandmother's next visit to California, I performed the protocol and restored some vision to her right eye. She can now see through it, though blurry, and can read well with her glasses. We continue to work on it whenever she's in town (about once a year).
Since then, I have studied with Dr. Andy Rosenfarb, the leader in eye diseases in the United States, to be TCM Ophthalmology certified and Micro Acupuncture 48 Certified. 
These styles and systems of acupuncture, which are different than the classical systems used for women's health, immune and cancer support, and many other conditions, successfully helps manage dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration, and optic nerve impact (to name a few). Based on Dr. Rosenfarb's and Dr. Boel's teachings and success as well as my own practice, t hese low vision disorders require treatment twice a day, twice a week for 10-20 sessions before re-evaluation. It may sound like a lot, but if it's a chance to regain vision, it is worth it!
People often take their eyes for granted until they can't see. We depend a lot on our sight for a full life, and without it, much of how we define ourselves, changes. Here's something everyone can do to help protect their eyes: wear Gunnar glasses (or a knock off brand), apply a blue light blocking screen to your computer or install Flux software to protect your eyes from daily exposure to blue light. All this screen time reduces our normal blinking from 22x per minute to 7x per minute and thins our retinas, which can lead to dry eye syndrome, irritated eyes and even retinal tears and more chronic issues. Empower yourself to be proactive about your vision!

New associate, Anandini Wadera, L.Ac., has office hours at Pacific Naturopathic 
on Tuesdays.  Please phone 650-961-1660 
for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Naturopathic Help For Your Eyes

Connie Hernandez, N.D.
Other than advising the use of protective polarized sunglasses and offering  tests of visual acuity,  most health professionals don't spend a great deal of time on eye care. Prevention of eye problems and enhancement of vision are typically not big topics. As individuals age, however, and as the population continues to radically increase device and computer screen time, the need for eye care looms larger. 
Eye conditions reflect whole body conditions. Cardiovascular concerns such as hypertension and poor blood sugar control top the list. Lifestyle choices complicate the picture.  Anything that increases free radical production contributes to poor eye health, and anything that decreases free radicals is beneficial. In this regard, smoking is particularly unwise.  Consuming an antioxidant rich, anti inflammatory diet is helpful. Carotenoid and anthocyanin rich vegetables and fruits, and anti inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids top the list of eye healthy foods. Think kale and spinach, sweet potatoes, salmon, blueberries and strawberries, citrus fruits, eggs, nuts and seeds.
Targeted supplementation is also available, as it is rare to take in a therapeutic level of antioxidants even in a very good diet. Eye health formulas include both water and fat soluble antioxidants in the form of lutein, zeaxanthin, astaxanthin, vitamins A, C, E and zinc.  Taking in some of these nutrients in I.V. form is very useful when absorption is an issue. 
Dry eyes are more effectively treated from the inside out, with therapeutic doses of essential fatty acids and N acetyl cysteine or glutathione, which can also be administered intraveneously. These remedies have been proven more effective than simply using artificial tears.
Eye discomfort can often be addressed with compresses. Warm black tea bags (not herbal, just your standard black tea), because of their high tannin content, can reduce inflammation and draw infection from the eye lids. Styes often respond to this treatment. Those cucumber slices covering the eyes of spa goers do serve a purpose, as do raw potato slices, which soothe puffy eyes and reduce swelling. Homeopathic eye drops such as the Similasan series sold in health stores, can alleviate many eye symptoms.
Palming, one of the Bates eye exercises, also does wonders for tired eyes. Just create friction between your hands by rubbing your palms together, then cup your palms over your eyes and do some conscious breathing. Other Bates type exercises teach eye movement, focusing, muscle relaxation and more, all of which can enhance vision. 
Environmentally, light exposure makes a big difference. Artificial lighting is disruptive to sleep, mood and circadian rhythm, affecting many aspects of your health (a topic for another time), but also specifically affecting the eyes. LCDs, some LEDs, fluorescent bulbs and so on are fatiguing to the eyes, and may diminish vision. UV and IR radiation can cause lesions in the cornea and in the lens of the eye, UV from sunlight exposure being a known cause of cataracts. These exposures can be counteracted with protective lenses (blue light protection when using computer screens, polarized lenses when in the sun). Even better is taking the time to bathe the eyes in natural lighting in outdoor environments.
In addition to the above suggestions, breath movement exercises, therapeutic yoga, and acupuncture treatments can help relieve eye fatigue and normalize vision. Acupuncture treats a number of eye conditions. (See Anandini's article in this newsletter. You may also request a free short consult with Anandini to see if she can help you with your eye condition.)  Therapeutic yoga from October here at Pacific Naturopathic. (See Adrianna's therapeutic eye exercises in her article.)

Read more about Dr. Connie's work HERE

Recommended by 
Dr. Connie and Dr. Marcel...

For Sale in our clinic...

The Wonder of Collagen Protein

Bulletproof™ Collagen protein makes it easy to get the same vital amino acids found in bone broth without the time-consuming preparation. And because collagen is flavorless and blends in quickly without clumps, it's one of the easiest ways to add a protein boost to smoothies and soups.

Collagen is the largest and most abundant protein in the body, making up about 30 to 35% of the total protein. Collagen is in every tissue of the body and is the connective tissue in structures such as eyes, skin, hair, nails, bones, lungs, heart and liver. It is often referred to as the glue that holds the body together.

Collagen contains glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline, the three amino acids the body uses to manufacture its own collagen.

What does collagen do, exactly?

1) Smoother, more hydrated skin
Skin and connective tissue contain special cells called fibroblasts that manufacture collagen. They can crank it out as long as they have plenty of glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. The best way to get those amino acids is hydrolyzed collagen, which has been broken down so it's more bioavailable.   Hydrolyzed collagen:
  • Improves skin elasticity.
  • Decreases skin cracking.
  • Helps smooth out wrinkles.
  • Increases fibroblast density, a marker of healthy, elastic skin.
  • Increases skin moisture.
2) Stronger joints
Collagen can also strengthen joints, increasing their resilience. Several studies have found that taking hydrolyzed collagen decreases joint pain after exercise and makes joints more flexible. 

Collagen is also a great hack for endurance athletes, particularly if the preferred exercise is tough on joints. Long-distance running is the worst offender. Most sports take their toll, as can heavy lifting.

3) Faster recovery
Collagen is the main protein the body recruits to help build everything from the connective tissue in skin to the tendons that attach muscles to bone. It works well for several reasons:
  • Collagen forms a flexible matrix, covering new tissue while still allowing it to move. It acts as a sort of scaffold that holds everything together so other cells can rebuild.
  • It helps keep tissue clean.
  • It can assimilate with surrounding tissue, helping to bring pieces of tissue together.
The body's collagen needs go up when injured. If recovering from something, try taking 10g of collagen or Collagelatin™ 2-3 times per day.

Available in our office for $40.00

I.V. Therapy For Macular Degeneration



Macular degeneration is a progressively degenerative condition affecting the central part of the retina (the  macula) and resulting in distortion or loss of central vision, eventually leading to blindness. It occurs at any age, but especially in older adults, in which case it is called age-related macular degeneration.



 At Pacific Naturopathic, we offer an intravenous therapy  cocktail that can slow or stop the progression of macular degeneration.  The cocktail is rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins and is easily administered in comfortable surroundings in less than two hours.  

Interested in exploring the world of IV nutrient therapy?  
Dr. Marcel is happy to address any of your questions.

Please phone 650-961-1660 for more information.

Jane Hernandez's Column

Jane 2013

Jane is on vacation and will return next month.

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Jane sees clients at Pacific Naturopathic on Thursdays 
and in Sonoma and by appointment.
Schedule an appointment with Jane Hernandez, CCHT, by phoning 510-676-1460, or by email at

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For more information about Jane and her work click here.
Medical Humor:  A Break From 
"Matters of Consequence"

About food:
A Recipe for Better Vision

Eating a nutrient-rich diet may help to shield your eyes from the sun's damaging rays. Foods rich in antioxidants -specifically vitamins C (found in citrus fruits) and E (in nuts and avocados)-lutein and zeaxanthin (in egg yolks and dark leafy greens like spinach) and omega-3s (in fatty fish) all help to protect our eyes against age-related macular degeneration.

Pungent broccoli rabe (or broccoli rape, broccoli raab or rapini) is tossed with a rich mixture of garlic, olive oil and anchovies in this easy side dish.

  • 2 pounds broccoli rabe, stem ends trimmed, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper, (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  1. Bring a large pot or Dutch oven of lightly salted water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook until tender when pierced with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, anchovies and crushed red pepper (if using); cook, stirring, until the garlic is very light brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the broccoli rabe, toss to coat, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper
Breast Thermography at
Pacific Naturopathic
- physiologic change precedes anatomic change -


In addition to comparing temperature differentials between the breasts, breast thermography allows the visualization of blood vessels within the breast tissue. The distribution of the vessels gives insight on estrogen stimulation of the breasts, and also alerts us to irregularities in the pattern of the vessels. Newly forming vessels pointing to a hot spot on your breast would be an indication of an adverse development in that breast.  This is a physiologic finding, and, as we know, physiologic change precedes anatomic change, giving us a heads up and a chance to prevent the tissue change one might see on a mammogram or ultrasound.

Read more about 
breast  thermography  at
Pacific Naturopathic   here.

Pacific Naturopathic Hawaii: 

Beauty everywhere the eye touches

Check Future Openings 
(then click on "Calendar")

Sunset sky from your vacation home lanai

Finding yourself in need of a quiet space in which you might restore your outer self through communion with nature, and re-experience the peace and calmness of your deep inner Self? 

Pacific Naturopathic Retreat Center, indeed, the islands of Hawaii themselves, are a sight for sore eyes. One can bathe in the sunlight, bathe in the moonlight, bathe in the starlight. Your eyes are nourished by the turquoise blue of the vast surrounding oceans, the many hued greens, the exquisite and varied colors of the flowers, the rainbows, and the iridescent sparkling of the lava flows. Your eyes are strengthened as you watch for whales in the winter, delight in the dance of the dolphins, hone your artistic and photographic skills as you enjoy both lush and arid landscapes. 
Come see for yourself!  Check our calendar for vacancies. (Be assured that the volcanic flows are impacting an area of the island at some distance from us. See the map below.)

Check our RETREAT CALENDAR  and see if there is an opening that works for you.

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Isn't it time you treated yourself to a magical experience?
Come, enjoy, rejuvenate and reinvent yourself. 

The Hernandez Center for Adjunctive Cancer Care

News and Commentary on Cancer Topics

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What We Offer  at the  Hernandez Center 
for Adjunctive Cancer Care

There is light in the darkness

Our cancer patients often ask us to give them an estimate of the effectiveness of therapy at the Hernandez Center for Adjunctive Cancer Care. We respond that  our entire focus is on helping our patients stay healthy, upbeat and positive. 

The truth is that the botanical and nutritional therapies we offer (including  intravenous vitamin C), although 'adjunctive' in nature, have powerful documented actions in decreasing inflammation, reducing tumor load and attacking cancer stem cells. 

  Our mind/body approaches are focused on transformation of experience.  And our bodywork approaches help reduce muscular pain, resolve lymph drainage problems and relieve stress. 
  The hope we offer is not that of a miraculous cure, 
although we are definitely open to miracles, 
but the hope of a life lived to the fullest in dignity 
and understanding, for however long that may be.

Heal Skin Cancer With an OTC Cream!

Skin cancer is by far one of the most common types of cancer out there. Most of the cases being basal and squamous cell skin cancers.

About 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year. And while these types of cancer are rarely deadly like melanoma, they're often disfiguring.

Carving out portions of your face, arms, back, neck and more. Leaving scars that last long after you're declared "cancer free".

What if there was a cutting-edge skin cancer solution you could get over the counter at your local Walmart... that could help make your skin cancer disappear? Without surgery, chemo, or radiation. And it's clinically proven to work!

To discover how this amazing solution works to help treat skin cancer, just click the link below and watch video.

Nanoparticles Derived from Tea Leaves 
 Destroy Lung Cancer Cells

Swansea University/Science Daily

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, new research by a joint Swansea University and Indian team has shown.

The team made the discovery while they were testing out a new method of producing a type of nanoparticle called quantum dots. These are tiny particles which measure less than 10 nanometres. A human hair is 40,000 nanometres thick.

16 Cancer-Causing Foods You Should Avoid!

Caroline Bayard

When your parents were young, no one was concerned about foods that cause cancer. The research was very young at the time, but there were also far less processed foods on the market. People ate healthier and more pure foods, because that was what was available to them.

Today, it seems like doctors link everything to causing cancer - it's hard to determine what to really stay away from. While you think you may be doing the right thing for your health by drinking diet sodas or low-calorie popcorn, you're actually eating some of the worst cancer-causing foods out there!

Below are 16 of the biggest carcinogen culprits that you probably eat every day. While you may be thinking "Everything causes cancer, so why bother changing my diet," these 16 common food items have been scientifically shown to significantly increase the risk of cancers. 

Other I.V. Therapies Offered at Pacific Naturopathic and the Hernandez Center

--I.V. therapy is not just for cancer patients--

Many people have already heard about intravenous vitamin C as a complementary cancer therapy to help stimulate the immune system as well as being directly cytotoxic to cancer cells. This is the most common therapy we use at the Hernandez Center for our cancer patients. 
But intravenous therapy is not just for cancer patients.   More than half of our IV patients come for various  "cocktails" to help them ward off infections and optimize their health.  We offer a number of individualized versions of the famous "Myers Cocktail." Read about the Myers Cocktail HERE
Other cocktails we offer promote brain health, assist the liver in its detoxification efforts, relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue, help reduce stress, bring rapid relief from sinusitis, colds and flus, address immune system disorders, slow the progression of macular degeneration, reduce chronic pain and fibromyalgia and many other conditions.

Who Would Benefit from IV Vitamin Therapies?

Although anyone could benefit from IV therapy, people with the following health concerns especially benefit from IV therapies:
  • Advanced Aging
  • Allergies
  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis 
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Before and after surgery
  • Cancer treatment
  • Cancer prevention
  • Chron's Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Colds and Flus, both preventive and acute treatment
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Dementia
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Detoxification
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Environmental toxicity
  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Fatty Liver
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastritis
  • General health maintenance
  • Hangover recovery
  • Heart disease
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • High blood pressure
  • Immune system disorders
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Replacement candidates
  • Liver detoxification
  • Low functioning immune systems
  • Lyme disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Migraine headaches
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • PMS
  • Post Stroke
  • Post trauma/post surgical wound healing
  • Prior to important events, meetings or travel
  • Respiratory infections
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Serotonin increase in the brain
  • Sinusitis
  • Times when one cannot afford to be tired or Ill
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcers
  • Viral infections
  • And More... 
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The Hernandez Center 
for Adjunctive Cancer Care

1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 7
Mountain View, CA 94040
650-961-1660 (v) * 650-961-1665 (f)

In This Issue

* NEW: Saturday morning hours: Next Myers Cocktail party September 22.

* Dr. Connie muses: the eyes have it!

* Adriana: Yoga therapy for eye strain

* Dr. Marcel: Improving your inner vision

* Anandini: She doesn't have to go blind

*Dr.Connie:  Naturopathic help for the eyes

* Our recommended product: collagen protein

* IV therapy: Macular degeneration formula

  * Jane H: On vacation.  Will return next week.

About food: Recipe for better vision

  * Breast thermography

 * Hawaii retreat: volcano update
Hernandez Center: News and Commentary on Cancer Topics
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* What we offer at the Hernandez Center

* Heal skin cancer with an OTC cream.
*Nanoparticles from tea leaves destroy lung cancer cells
* 16  cancer-causing foods you should avoid

*Other IV therapies offered in our clinic

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The Hernandez Center 
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1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 7 Mountain View, CA 94040
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