Pacific Naturopathic
Pacific Naturopathic  Newsletter
 Number 116 * April 2019
1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 7  
                             Mountain View, CA 94040, 650-961-1660     

The Hernandez Center 
for Adjunctive Cancer Care


Why have we offered two detox and cleansing newsletters in a row? Simply because toxin accumulation in our tissues plays a part in almost every illness we can name and most people are unaware of it, sick of hearing about it, in denial, or don't know what to do about it.  We'll present a few alternatives in this edition.  Let's get right into it.

In this issue of the newsletter, Dr. Connie muses on Spring cleanses; Dr. Marcel writes on the magic of the infrared sauna for relaxation, stress relief and detoxification (available through our office, we'll also offer an excellent price on a portable infrared sauna); Anandini writes on how acupuncture can facilitate detoxification; Dr.Connie presents a perspective on electromagnetic toxicity and Jane offers a thoughtful discussion on sexist advertising, how it influences the psyche, and approaches to finding balance within oneself.

Also, for the first time in years, we are offering a detoxification and cleansing program that we have had great successes with in the past.  The updated program is limited to five people.  As we said above, we haven't offered it for a while and we don't know when we will offer it again.

See details below.

The  Hernandez Center for Adjunctive Cancer Care  articles include a presentation on the problems with HPV vaccines; Moringa oleifera's anti-cancer effects; and a discussion on five foods that help ameliorate cancer fatigue.

Other Pacific Naturopathic News....

Metagenics Ultra Protein Bars -- This is a delicious meal replacement or snack that's ideal for those who are trying to increase protein and fiber intake and limit their consumption of sugar.  Due to their popularity, we have several cases of these peanut butter bars. They individually sell for $3 a bar. Buy a case of 12 in our office for $30.

Golden Milk Packages --  Also just in is our organic Hawaii-grown turmeric for use in making delicious golden milk.  Vacuum sealed for freshness.  We get our turmeric supplies directly from the grower. This is one of our most popular products and the packages do not last long on our shelves.

Good Thyroid News! After a long period of scarcity, we at last have a large stock of Naturthroid!  
Available are 1/2 grain, 3/4 grain, 1 grain, and 2 grain.

NEW IN OUR BOUTIQUE! Ashwaganda Paste from Sita at "From Hawaii With Love." 
Sita also makes the very popular turmeric paste we have for several years offered our patients.
Pacific Naturopathic Boutique:  We have expanded the small retail section in our clinic waiting area to include hard-to-find natural products.     Products we offer in our little boutique are mostly not available locally and come from some exotic locations, like Hawaii! Please scroll down for product descriptions.

NEXT MYERS COCKTAIL SATURDAY, April 27.  Details below. Also in this newsletter is a question/answer format article on the Myers cocktail. Yes, yes, nobody likes needles and the thought of an IV is not motivational to many people, but the reality is that the Myers infusion is so much easier than the thought of it.  Dr. Marcel is happy to answer telephone questions about the Myers cocktail with anyone interested in it.  Our patients who have discovered the Myers keep coming back for more, and are glad they did.  

May all beings be healthy and happy!

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

Rarely O ffered 21 Day
Small Group Detoxification/Cleansing Opportunity  at Pacific Naturopathic
Guided by Dr. Connie and Dr. Marcel

At various times in the past we have offered three-week small group detox/cleansing programs and limited the program to  five participants. Although most people have experienced benefits from our programs, I specifically remember one group.  
Three of the five people had relatively minor complaints, chief among them being allergies and fatigue.  One person had arthritis and was on crutches. Another person had asthma and was using an inhaler.   After the program's completion, every participant felt significantly more vibrant with fewer symptoms and wanted to continue the diet past the three-week period (not recommended).  The person with arthritis was able to walk without crutches and pain and the person with asthma did not need to use their inhaler. Miracles?  No, just basic science.  

NOTE:  This program runs May 10 to May 31 
with evening meetings May 10, May 17 and May 31.

The entire article is available HERE

SATURDAY, April 27
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, April 27, 
between 8:00 AM and 12:00 Noon.  

Just for fun, our Saturday parties feature chit-chat with the doctors and other patients.

Rates for Myers Cocktails will be discounted on April 27 only! Usually $145; Saturday, April 27, $125 (addition of glutathione is $50 extra).

(Note: Myers Cocktail Parties are open to all patients who have previously  received I.V. therapies 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 Muses on Spring Cleanses

by Connie Hernandez, ND
Dr. Connie muses on the incoming tide
at a beach in N. California
After our uncommonly blustery winter, spring has finally sprung in California.   The change of season is an especially good time to detox our homes, our bodies and ourselves. After months of being cooped up indoors, we open windows and welcome the fresh air. We sort and store or toss winter clothing that no longer serves us.  We re-organize closets and deep clean carpets, curtains and cabinets. Outside, we sweep away leaves and dead branches and all manner of debris. We weed the garden and prepare for new planting.  
Our bodies also benefit from spring cleansing. We no longer need the heavier foods that sustained and warmed us through the winter. We benefit from an abundance of vitalizing fresh produce. Venturing out in the spring air, we cleanse our lungs; restore our vitamin D levels through exposure to the sun; absorb negative ions from the beaches, the forests, and other outdoor areas. Our more intimate relationship with the earth recharges our electromagnetic bodies. 

Click HERE to read entire article

Find out more about Dr. Connie's work  HERE

Far Infrared Sauna for Detox 
Relaxation and Stress Relief

Marcel Hernandez, ND

A writer named Constance Malleson, after a prolonged tour of Finland in the late 1930's, wrote, "The an apotheosis of all experience; purgatory and paradise; earth and fire; fire and water; sin and forgiveness. It is lyrical ecstasy. It is resurrection from the dead. It is eternal new birth. You are healed, you are made new."
Sauna, a Finnish word which simply means "bath house," is a 2000 year-old practice that has rapidly warmed its way into the American experience since the 1950's. In Finland, a country with only five million people, there are an estimated 700,000 saunas, or one for every seven people! In addition to the Finns, various forms of the sweat bath has been used by the Greeks, Romans, Russians, Slavs, Turks, Africans, Germans, Eskimos, Irish, Mexicans, Mayans and North American Native Americans.

Read rest of article  HERE
Infrared Sauna Sale

Dr. Connie relaxing in a 
portable infrared sauna

Infrared saunas are used by clinics specializing in detoxification to help the body rid itself of environmental toxins. 

The Relax FIR Sauna sells online for upwards of $1195 plus tax and shipping. Through an arrangement with the manufacturer, we are able to offer these portable saunas for $1000 including tax and shipping. Let us know if you are interested. 650-961-1660

To learn the multiple benefits of infrared sauna, 
Click HERE

Needle Detox

Anandini Wadera, L.Ac.
Chinese Medicine and acupuncture operate in accordance with the seasons and strive to bring harmony between man and nature. Spring marks the start of the Energy cycle in Chinese Medicine. This time of the year is characteristic of growth, an energy/Qi surge that moves up and outward to cleanse and spring anew, and governs the Liver and Gallbladder. 
If your Liver and Gallbladder energy are stuck, you may experience any of the following: anger, agitation, depression, digestive discomfort, and menstrual disorders like PMS, painful or irregular menstruation, exaggerated menopausal symptoms.
Hence, this is the time of year to eat loads of green leafy vegetables and add some sour to your diet to help your liver detox. Exercise to help circulate Qi and help it move up and out in accordance with natural Spring energy. Even though Spring can bring newfound momentum, remember to spend time in nature and de-stressing. A few sessions of acupuncture can help your body attune more quickly to Spring and detox from Fall and Winter.

To schedule with Anandini, please contact her directly at 
[email protected]  or 650-922-1129
Visit Anandini's web site:

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

For Sale in our clinic...

Expanded Unique Healthy Product Section in Our Clinic: 
 Perfect for Gifts and Self-Care

We are absolutely  delighted to offer a selection of unique healthy products, 
most of which are not available anywhere else in the Bay Area.

For a complete list of special products available in our little boutique, click  HERE
21st Century Detox

by Dr. Connie Hernandez
We are electromagnetic beings. Our physical bodies coalesce around vibrational patterning. Our cells communicate through electromagnetic frequencies. Our bodies resonate with and are stabilized by the natural electromagnetism of the earth
Not until the late 20th and early 21st centuries have our airways been flooded with electromagnetic smog, exposing our bodies to a barrage of disruptive frequencies from wireless devices, cell towers, antennas, wi-fi hot spots.  Not only do these devices emit frequencies 24/7 but frequencies emitted by Smart Meters, for example, are pulsed electromagnetic frequencies, shown to be more harmful to our bodies than steady radiation exposure. 

Read rest of article HERE

Myers Cocktail: Questions and Answers 
- Safe, Powerful Effective -

The Myers Cocktail has been around for 40 years and is the most popular IV cocktail in our clinic.  Read this detailed  information sheet and you will see why.

Want to learn more about the Myers Cocktail?  Alan Gaby, MD, has written the definitive, easy-to-read MONOGRAPH  about it.

Please phone 650-961-1660 for more information.

Like A Girl

A few years ago there was a commercial which aired during the Super Bowl which attracted a lot of attention then and even now. It was called "Always#LikeAGirl" and it was a series of interviews in which the interviewee was asked to run like a girl. The first people who were asked were teens, both boys and girls. It was comical to see them approximate running with arms and legs uncoordinated and flailing. Later the same question was asked of pre-adolescents and they gave it all their strength and determination.
The commercial went on to state something that is not surprising: A girl's confidence plummets during adolescence.

To read the rest of this article, click  HERE

For more information about Jane and her work  click here.

About food:
Cleansing Detox Soup

By:  Adele of Vegie Head 

This oil-free  Cleansing Detox Soup  is packed with all  the good stuff, and by good stuff I mean immune-boosting natural remedies like fresh lemon juice, fresh zingy ginger, bright turmeric, balancing cinnamon, and a touch of spicy cayenne. Detoxifying vegetables and leafy greens like kale, broccoli, celery and carrots will cleanse, nourish and make you feel whole. I carefully chose each ingredient based on it's healing properties and am sticking to oil free recipes all of January. You especially want to avoid cooking with oils in a cleansing and detoxifying recipe to allow the detoxification process to properly take place. 

  • 1/4 cup water (or vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 of a red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 small head of broccoli, florets
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (I used powdered)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste (optional)
  • fine-grain sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups water (or 4 cups vegetable broth + 2 cups water)
  • 2 cups kale, de-stemmed and torn in pieces
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, chopped
  • juice from 1/2 of a small lemon (or a whole lemon, depending how much lemon flavor you prefer)
  1. In a large pot, add the water and turn on the heat to medium-high. After it's hot, add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the celery, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes and fresh ginger. Stir and cook for 3 minutes, adding in extra water or broth as needed (another 1/4 cup). Stir in the turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper plus salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add in the water or vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Add in the kale, cabbage and lemon juice near the last 2-3 minutes of simmering.
  3. Enjoy!
Breast Thermography at
Pacific Naturopathic
- safe, non-invasive, easy -

One of the great benefits of thermography is that it is an imaging technique that does not expose you to radiation, or to breast compression. Breast thermography utilizes a thermal imaging system that both reveals temperature differentials between the breasts, and images vasculature. 

You, the patient, experience exactly what you might experience having a photograph taken of your breast. There is no risk of any kind. The only discomfort you may experience is from the need to cool your body temperature by relaxing in a cool room prior to the thermogram.

Breast thermography is offered on most Wednesdays at Pacific Naturopathic.

Read more about 
breast thermography  at
Pacific Naturopathic   here.

Pacific Naturopathic Hawaii: 

 Easy Cleanse in Hawaii

Check Future Openings 
(then click on "Calendar")

Papayas growing in our
vacation rental orchard

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? 

We are blessedly subjected to a lesser degree of electronic smog on the Big Island than here in the Bay Area and in other urban areas. Also of note are the many opportunities to entrain your own electromagnetic field with that of the earth, to recharge with the plentiful negative ions from the surrounding waters and waterfalls. The private sauna is available for detox through the skin.  The fruits off the retreat center trees and the local farmer's markets offer abundant fresh produce for a detox diet. And the respite from work life clears and refreshes the mind. Cleansing in paradise is a tantalizing option.
See calendar (link below) for available times at the PNRC View House. We ourselves fly Alaskan Airlines to Kona, but you will now find very low promotional prices for flights to Hawaii on Southwest Airlines, which is adding routes this spring to all the islands!

C heck our VACATION RENTAL CALENDAR   and see if there is an opening that works for you.

* * *

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

Medical Humor:  A Break From 
"Matters of Consequence"

The Hernandez Center for Adjunctive Cancer Care

News and Commentary on Cancer Topics

* * * * *

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.

Growing Concern About the Safety of the HPV Vaccine as 436 Deaths Are Reported

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006, and was introduced to the public as a vaccine that could protect women against the two strains of the HPV virus, HPV 16 and HPV 18, believed to be responsible for 70% of all cases of cervical cancer.

However, although the  HPV vaccine was originally designed to protect women and young girls against the HPV virus, the media and governments from around the world often refer to it as the 'cervical cancer vaccine,' which we believe is incorrect, because, according to our research, there is little evidence to support their claim.

Read full article  HERE

4 Ways Moringa Oleifera Can Help 
 Prevent and Heal Cancer

By Charlene Bollinger
There are so many ancient plants and herbs that can have an effect on cancer. It still amazes me that so many of them are still unknown. Moringa (Moringa  oleifera) is a different story, however.  Moringa is a tree that grows in Latin America, Asia and Africa as well as parts of Oceania, including Micronesia and Polynesia.

It has been used for thousands of years in these areas but over the last decade or so, it has also been studied heavily in the West. It is often called the "miracle tree" because it can be beneficial on so many levels. The most exciting findings, however, are what this extraordinary plant (used widely in herbal medicine) can do to prevent and fight cancer growth.

Read full story HERE

5 Foods that Help Relieve Cancer Fatigue 

By Deborah Oke
It's common for cancer patients to experience cancer fatigue for a number of reasons.

Not only has the body been taxed from being loaded with poisons that kill the cancer cells and many of the healthy cells as well... but the flora in the gut have been destroyed so you're not able to digest your food properly.

There is an amazing world of microorganisms that live in your intestines working hard to fight pathogens and digest your food while delivering nutrients to the blood. When these healthy bacteria get killed off, there is nothing to do the work of feeding the body. This is devastating to your health. Therefore, the idea is to restore balance in the gut by recreating an environment where  healthy probiotics(aka the good bacteria) can thrive.


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... 
Check out our IV web site at

For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact us at the Hernandez Center at (650) 917-1121. A lot more information can be found at   

Pacific Naturopathic
The Hernandez Center 
for Adjunctive Cancer Care

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

Latest News

 ** Myers Cocktail party, Saturday April.  See detailed article in this newsletter

** NEW! NEW!:  Ionic detoxification: a new, effective therapy at Pacific Naturopathic.  Stay tuned!

** Small group guided detox and cleansing program. See article in this newsletter.
Quick Links

Newsletter Archive
Click here to access past newsletters.
Schedule an Appointment
Pacific Naturopathic
The Hernandez Center for Adjunctive Cancer Care