Pacific Naturopathic
Pacific Naturopathic  Newsletter
 Number 115 * March 2019
1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 7  
                             Mountain View, CA 94040, 650-961-1660     

The Hernandez Center 
for Adjunctive Cancer Care


Detoxification in ancient Egypt
Detoxification is probably the oldest medical modality known to man. All indigenous medical traditions begin their healing processes with detoxification, cleansing or purification. Except for those of us who understand their importance, the cleansing rituals are mostly historical footnotes in the present medical paradigm.  

Cleansing and its powerful systemic effects has been replaced by the toxic horrors of environmental mayhem and pharmaceutical poisons universally administered in the name of modern medical care. Depending on whose statistics you read, it is estimated that these pharmaceuticals kill between 180,000 and 500,000 people a year. The simple truth is that most people want the silver bullet -- the pill that takes care of all ills so they can go about their lives with a minimum of  discomfort.  Long gone is the emphasis on the healing process and its consciousness-inspiring effects.  But most of us know this... let's not get lost here.

In this issue of the newsletter Dr. Connie begins by taking the issue of detoxification and musing on how natural, effective approaches to health are continuously under attack by stooges of the pharmaceutical industry and dominant medical paradigm.  Dr. Marcel writes about the chemical toxins that are ubiquitous in our environment; Dr.Connie discusses ionic foot bath detox treatments, now available in our office (see special treatment pricing offered directly below her article); Jane writes about reinventing ourselves through mental/emotional cleansing.

The  Hernandez Center for Adjunctive Cancer Care   articles include a presentation on how the ketogenic diet weakens cancer cells; an article on the top five cancer-fighting vegetables; and a discussion on how the HPV vaccine has not stemmed the high cervical cancer rate.

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, MARCH 23. 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

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, March 23, 
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 March 23 only! Usually $145; Saturday, March 23, $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 Detox Quackery

by Connie Hernandez, ND
Dr. Connie using a detox foot bath at a recent conference (see article this newsletter)
Browsing the internet the other day, I was surprised to find that various "quack buster" websites include detoxification in their litany of laboratory tests and therapies that they do not consider legitimate.The practice of detoxifying the body is listed along with the questioning of the wisdom of vaccinations, the use of homeopathy and other energy medicines, the use of nutraceuticals such as vitamin supplements, and just about everything else not currently condoned by conventional pharmaceutical medicine. 
While we pride ourselves on our ongoing efforts to separate the therapeutic wheat from the chaff, evidence based medicine does have some limitations. Chief among those is the obvious fact that science only knows what it knows when it knows it. If, for example, one attempts to prove the legitimacy of energy medicine with Newtonian rather than Einsteinian science, the proof will not be there. Prior to the discovery of bacteria, women died in childbirth from infection brought by their doctor's unwashed hands. The man bringing this truth to medicine was deemed a lunatic.  It takes many years for medicine to catch up, both with common sense and with advanced scientific understandings.

Click HERE to read rest of article

Find out more about Dr. Connie's work  HERE

Information You Don't Want to Know
(and What to Do About it)

Marcel Hernandez, ND

Although this article contains essential health information, I often skip over information like what follows because it is a bit demoralizing.  I ask myself, "Why is this happening? Isn't it obvious that what we are doing is unsustainable?"
Those of us who have a commitment to conscious, healthy living are continuously astounded by the rampant morally felonious assault on our planetary environment and our physical health by corporate profiteers.  That's quite a statement, yes?  Consider this:

Read rest of article  HERE
Realizations in Healing...

Negative Ions, Positive Ions, and 
Detox by Ionic Foot Baths

What do you get from negative ions? You get better sleep, reduced pain, reduced inflammation, enhanced energy, a feeling of well-being.

Connie Hernandez, N.D.

To review your basic science, atoms which have a charge on them are called ions.  Positively charged atoms have more protons. Negatively charged atoms have more electrons.
The human body, a bio electrical system in and of itself, collects toxic positively charged atoms from the environment.  These positive ions bind to electrons in the body, sequestering toxins. Conversely, negative ions from the environment attract positively charged toxins, canceling out the positive ions. Elimination may primarily be through sweat (hence detox through infrared sauna) or urination.
Negative ions from the earth's surface cause the body to release positively charged ions and replace them with the negative.  Walking barefoot on the earth (earthing) connects bare skin to the surface of the earth, charging the walker with negative ions. Forests and waterfalls offer abundant negative ions.

Read Rest of Article  HERE

Read more about Dr. Connie's work HERE
Special Promotion: Save 15% to 20%  
On Ionic Foot Bath Cleansing Packages
Details Below

Dr. Marcel experiences ion detox foot bath 
at a recent conference he and Dr. Connie attended.
How long are the sessions?  

Sessions last 30 to 45 minutes. Patients can just sit and relax, read or doze during the session.
What will a person experience?

Nothing except a warm water foot soak during treatment.  Afterward, people may experience a pleasant tingling sensation in the feet. Most people also experience a deep relaxation effect and for some, better sleep.  Often people experience more energy and alertness and a clearing of brain fog.
How often should a person receive treatment?

Any detoxification program has a cumulative effect with repeated treatments.  However, each individual session provides benefits. We offer discount packages for people who desire sustained positive effects. Ideally, people should receive three treatments a week separated by one or two days.
What times are available for treatment?

Any time the office is open.
How much do treatments cost?

Single Session:            $50
6 Session Package:      $255 ($42.50 per treatment, a 15% discount)
12 Session Package:    $480 ($40 per treatment, a 20% discount)
* Package purchases must be paid at the time of scheduling.

  Want to try it but do not want to commit to an entire package?

Until April 15, you can try the first treatment for $45. 
Please phone the front desk to schedule. 650-961-1660

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

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.

Reinvent Yourself, It's Totally Possible

Jane 2013

Yes, it is totally possible but first we need to clean our emotional house. We all have deep-rooted, unresolved memories and emotions in our subconscious mind which continue to negatively affect our behavior and our life and often keep us stuck. The subconscious mind obscures these from our conscious mind to protect us.

Our experiences and the emotions they elicit - anger, fear, happiness, sadness, love, hate - become part of the baggage we carry, and it can get heavy.  As adults the habits and beliefs from childhood remain with us and continue to determine our behavior. Many times we are not even aware of how much they control us.

To read the rest of this article, click  HERE

For more information about Jane and her work  click here.

About food:
Turmeric Detox Broth

Turmeric Detox Broth!  Healthy and cleansing, turmeric is soothing and healing, full of powerful antioxidants and inflammation fighters that aid and restore the liver, giving it a little help. The best part is... all the ways you can customize the broth! 

The Turmeric Detox Broth is a delicious base, or  "jumping off point" to whichever direction you want to take it. Keep it vegan by adding noodles, greens and legumes, or add leftover chicken, rice and spinach. It's pretty fool-proof once you have the nutritious fragrant broth made, which takes about 15- 20 minutes. When its done, it's rich and flavorful and just slightly spicy, which of course you can elevate or minimize. I always feel like I'm giving my body such a gift when I make this.

Find Recipe HERE

Breast Thermography at
Pacific Naturopathic
- reducing thermal risk ratings -

When we see average or high risk thermal risk rating numbers on a breast thermography exam, we endeavor both to reduce inflammation that may be contributing to the risk, and to optimize cleansing through lymphatic channels. 

Homeopathic and botanical formulas encourage lymphatic flow, as does lymphatic breast massage, and the scrapping of underwire bras.  We see a decrease in inflammation with detoxification protocols which include dietary change, and emphasize lymphatic circulation, colon, kidney and liver work. Often, when these detoxification protocols are followed, we see thermal risk rating numbers return to normal.

Breast thermography is offered on most Wednesdays at Pacific Naturopathic.

Read more about 
breast thermography  at
Pacific Naturopathic   here.

Pacific Naturopathic Hawaii: 

 Springtime in Hawaii

Check Future Openings 
(then click on "Calendar")

Pololu Valley -- an easy, lovely drive
from our vacation rental

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? 

Spring is a beautiful time to rest, rejuvenate and recharge at Pacific Naturopathic Retreat Center.  Breathe the ocean air. Indulge in fruits plucked from the many tropical fruit trees. If you feel to do so, venture south to magnificent tropical gardens, to the Hilo Farmer's Market, to Volcano National Park. Or drive through Waimea to the many beaches Kona side. A few miles north of PNRC, hike down, ride horseback or take a 4-wheel drive into the gorgeous Waipio Valley. Or, as many guests do, just enjoy the luxury of indulging yourself in the sauna and hot tub, wandering the property, and enjoying the views from your private View House deck.
Check our calendar for vacancies. And, remember, Southwest Airlines is now introducing low cost flights to and between the islands!

C heck our VACATION RENTAL 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. 

Medical Humor:  A Break From 
"Matters of Consequence"

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.

How the Ketogenic Diet 
Weakens Cancer Cells

Chronic disease continues to ravage our world today despite tremendous advances in health care. Therapeutic approaches to treating this wide-range suffering cannot be met by technological growth in pharmacology, genetic therapy, or surgery. It should be obvious that the  real solution for treating cancer and disease is not found in a man-made pill but rather is found in regulating the metabolic functions within our bodies.

Read full article  HERE

Top 5 Cancer-Fighting Vegetables 
(with recipes!)

By Charlene Bollinger
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States and was responsible for almost 600,000 deaths in 2017. And while there are several ways to treat and beat cancer naturally, the best way to fight cancer is to prevent it from developing in the first place.

There are several ways to keep cancer at bay, including exercise, avoiding toxins, and getting the right nutrition. But perhaps chief among these is nutrition. The right anti-cancer foods and nutrients can combat cancer by strengthening the immune system, detoxifying the body, reducing inflammation, and preventing cancer cells from replicating.

Read full story HERE

Cervical Cancer Rates Increase Despite Widespread Use of the HPV Vaccine

By Christina England
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.

At the time that the vaccine was introduced, the HPV virus, which, according to professionals, is a sexually transmitted infection, was said to have infected approximately 80% of women in the U.S. However, according to research, there are in fact more than 100 strains of this virus, the majority of which are not serious and can clear up on their own without any medical intervention.

Although the HPV vaccine is often referred to as the cervical cancer vaccine,  it is debatable whether or not this vaccination can in fact prevent cervical cancer.In 2006, the year that the HPV vaccine was approved for use in the U.S., the American Cancer Society estimated that a total of only 9,710 new cases of cervical cancer would be diagnosed.


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) 

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 ** Myers Cocktail party, Saturday March 23.  See detailed article in this newsletter

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