Pacific Naturopathic
Pacific Naturopathic  Newsletter
 Number 118 * June 2019
1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 7  
                             Mountain View, CA 94040, 650-961-1660     

The Hernandez Center 
for Adjunctive Cancer Care


When we opened our first naturopathic clinic in Vermont, our patients came for immune system enhancement, colds, flus, gyn exams, pediatric wellness visits, physical exams and some chronic illness and mental emotional issues.  Almost 30 years later, our patients are almost exclusively needing guidance on severe chronic illnesses and very complex mental/emotional challenges.  What caused the changes in our patients' medical needs? We can't help but wonder if the advent of mobile phone frequencies and internet frequencies have had anything to do with the absurd 57 percent increase in cancer cases since 2015 and the rising degree of mental/emotional challenges we see in our present patient population.

As Dr. Connie points out in her "Musings" article, the frequency emitted by the Earth is quite different than the frequencies our human organisms are exposed to in the present.  In the articles, she offers strategies on connecting with the frequency of the Earth.  Lisette presents a fascinating discussion on the power of homeopathy to alter the effect of stress on our systems; Dr. Marcel speaks of how certain experiences in his life have taught him that he can choose the mood he wants to be in; Anandini presents a delicious-sounding calming tea recipe; and Dr. Connie gives an enlightening perspective on pharmaceutical drugs and an introduction to the natural approach for handling mood disturbances.  Jane is taking a break from writing this month as she changes residences.

The  Hernandez Center for Adjunctive Cancer Care  articles include a presentation on natural alternatives to chemotherapy; how dietary choices affect the initiation and perpetuation of cancer and an article on how a newly-discovered protein can hinder the advancement of prostate cancer.

NEXT MYERS COCKTAIL SATURDAY, June 22  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, June 22, 
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 June 22 only! Usually $145; Saturday, May 18, $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
Moon, Moods, and Meds

by Connie Hernandez, ND
Many years ago, before artificial lighting and before electromagnetic pollution, animals and humankind lived in sync with the rising and setting of the sun, with the lunar and planetary cycles, with the electromagnetism of the earth.  As biologic life itself, especially the neuro endocrine system, is influenced by the sun and by the waxing and the waning  of the moon and  by the electromagnetic frequencies with which we surround ourselves, so also are our moods influenced.
Many people find themselves excitable and unable to sleep on the night of the full moon. Research has neither conclusively proven nor disproven the widely held belief that emergency rooms at hospitals and night officers at police contact points are busier on full moon nights. Certainly the dogs howl with excitement.

Click HERE to read entire article

Find out more about Dr. Connie's work  HERE

Stress getting to you?

 - Powerful natural treatment for mental/emotional challenges -
Are you finding yourself overly anxious over small things? Feeling sad so often that it is hard to get the energy to do anything? Have you tried other medications and found that nothing really brings you full relief?

This is when an alternative approach to treating emotional distress can help. Conventional medicines sometimes alleviate the symptoms of the disease, but don't usually address the real underlying cause. Also, you often have to deal with the unwanted side effects of the medications. Homeopathic remedies enhance your overall wellbeing while at the same time reducing the symptoms of your illness. 

For entire article, click HERE

To contact Lisette or to make an appointment:

Can We Choose Our Moods?

by Marcel Hernandez, ND

Do we have a choice in determining what mood we want to be in? The answer is not that easy. If the mood arises from a biochemical imbalance, then a biochemical approach to achieving balance needs to be strongly considered as part of a comprehensive, integrated protocol.  This discussion is not what this column is about. 
Years ago, long before I became a doctor, two friends and I started a company that was engaged in the field of environmental politics.  We were young, idealistic and committed 24/7 to preserving the health of our planet.  We would not be swayed from our focus.  But as everyone either knows or suspects, the political arena is not known for inspiring and nourishing higher consciousness. The gods of the political environment in which we worked were ego gratification, money and power....  

Read entire article HERE

Calming Tea

Anandini Wadera, L.Ac.

We all have days we are overwhelmed and operating from a space we may not consider "our best." This could be anything from having a short fuse to feeling really exhausted to feeling weepy and overstimulated. Seriously, you're not alone in this. So much so, that the percent of people prescribed antidepressants/antianxiety medications has increased 64% from 1999 to 2014 according to the American Psychology Association. This is a national problem. 

I'd like to offer a really simple herbal tea recipe to ameliorate those days for you. This is, by no means, a cure or a substitute for those taking medications, but it's a really simple way to create calm in your day and body. 


1 Jujube date - dried
20 Goji berries - dried 

Boil some water, let the Jujube date and Goji berries steep for about 10 minutes. Sip and enjoy. Feel free to eat the re-hydrated fruit, if you so desire. Not everyone is a fan of the texture. 

In Chinese Medicine, the Jujube date is a strong Qi supporter, specifically nourishing the gut and helping your body effecting extract nutrients. Having a healthy digestive system is crucial in helping your body produce Serotin, the neurotransmitter of which 80-90% is made in the digestive system. The Goji berries nourish your Blood, which indirectly calms the mind. They are a super antioxidant. 

I hope this herbal steep presents a moment of peace for you in your busy day! 

Goji berries

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

Meds for Moods

by Dr. Connie Hernandez

Psychiatric meds are a double-edged sword. Though there are anti depressants and there are anti anxiety drugs and there are mood stabilizers and more, it is not at all clear that the premises upon which these medications are designed are sound science.  By some estimates, the drugs are no better than placebo. Then again, I have patients who have been brought back from the depths of despair with psychiatric medications, and others whose wild swings from elation to depression have been evened out. So these meds do work some of the time, and can be lifesaving.
However, the sorry truth of it is that, while we can manipulate moods to some extent, we don't quite understand how or why these medications work, nor do we understand all the repercussions of the meds for moods. And we certainly don't appreciate the attendant side effects, which vary from drowsiness to weight gain to suicidal ideation.

Read rest of article HERE

Ionic Detoxification  Foot Baths in Our Office!

For years we resisted this form of therapy thinking it too woo-woo for our patients.  Then the manufacturer showed us before and after heavy metal testing results performed on foot bath patients.  We were impressed!

Dr. Connie experiences ionic foot bath at a conference

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.

For a deeper discussion of the science behind the foot bath, click  HERE


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.

About food:
Garlic Artichoke Dip 

This the basics of this scrumptious Mediterranean diet-inspired dip was first introduced to us by our long time friend and gourmet chef, Gwen Herrington.  

It is incredibly easy to make and can be used as a dip, a sandwich spread or a sauce for any food.  Although it can last as long as a week in the fridge, we will be surprised if it lasts more than three days.

  • One 14-ounce can artichoke hearts in water, drained 
  • 1 pound chévre goat cheese, parmesan or feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice 
  • 8 garlic cloves, roasted (or lightly pan-fried)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper 
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional*)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped chives (as garnish, not in food processor)

Put everything in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Put in a container with a tightly-fitted lid, sprinkle with a light layer of olive oil.  Sprinkle with chives.


Breast Thermography at
Pacific Naturopathic
- breast density, mammograms and thermograms -

Most women are aware that dense breast tissue obscures the accuracy of mammograms. The sensitivity of mammograms varies through the menstrual cycle, with the sensitivity being highest in the first week of the menstrual cycle for women who had had screening in the previous two years (but, for some reason, not in those who had not). It is theorized that the lower breast density in the beginning of the cycle may allow for the discovery of smaller tumors.
Many women come for breast thermography after receiving a mammogram report indicating that it is not all that accurate due to breast density.   Breast density is not an issue with breast thermography. It may be wise, however, to consider scheduling breast thermography exams at approximately the same time of cycle as previous exams. This would be due to the cyclic nature of the hormones which influence breast tissue.

Breast thermography is offered on most Wednesdays at Pacific Naturopathic.

Read more about 
breast thermography  at
Pacific Naturopathic   here.

Pacific Naturopathic Hawaii: 

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A rainbow over the Pacific,
viewed from the View House 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? 

Each season at Pacific Naturopathic Retreat Center offers rewards to visitors. On our last visit, we enjoyed the last jaboticaba of the season, grapefruits, lemons, limes, avocados, strawberries, and the burgeoning harvest of Surinam cherries. The gardenias were just coming on. We're always surprised when we step on the land as to what we might find. 
With regards to the activities, the somewhat central location of the retreat center offers endless possibilities. (You can fly into Kona or to Hilo, almost equidistant from the retreat center in opposite directions).  You can venture down into the Waipio Valley trails and beach, just 4 miles away, or travel across the island to the white sand beaches on Kona side. Between the retreat center and Hilo, there are waterfalls and tropical gardens. Going south from Hilo is Volcano Village and the Volcano National Park.  The North end of the island offers the galleries and restaurants of Hawi, and adventures in the Pololu Valley. And everywhere, there are farmer's markets.
How to get there?  Both Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines routinely offer special fares.

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.

30+ Natural Alternatives to Consider Before Chemotherapy (# 6 May Surprise You!)

In today's modern age, cancer patients are given precious little choice when it comes to their care. Conventional doctors create a false sense of urgency and convince patients that they must immediately begin the Big Three treatment protocol: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

But this "cut, burn, and poison" method often causes more problems than solutions. More people perish from conventional cancer treatments than from the cancer itself.

But  cancer is NOT a death sentence, and there are many alternatives to chemotherapy available. Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical industry is working hard to ensure that you don't learn about them. And doctors will often tell you that anything outside of the standard western protocol is foolish and ineffective.

Read full article  HERE

New Study Estimates Preventable Cancer Burden Linked to Poor Diet in the US

Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus
A new modeling study estimates the number, proportion, and type of specific cancers associated with the under or overconsumption of foods and sugar-sweetened beverages among American adults. The analysis is one of the few to focus on the modifiable risk factors for cancer connected to food intake in the United States.

The study, published today in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, estimates that diet-related factors may account for 80,110 of the new invasive cancer cases reported in 2015, or 5.2 percent of that year's total among U.S. adults. This is comparable to the cancer burden associated with alcohol, which is 4 to 6 percent. Excessive body weight, meanwhile, is associated with 7 to 8 percent of the cancer burden, and physical inactivity is associated with 2 to 3 percent.

Read full story  HERE

Protein That Hinders Advancement 
 of Prostate Cancer Identified

Boston University School of Medicine

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that blocking a specific protein, may be a promising strategy to prevent the spread of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).

Under the direction of BUSM's Gerald V. Denis PhD, researchers have long studied a family of three closely related proteins, called BET bromodomain proteins, composed of BRD2, BRD3 and BRD4, which regulate gene expression. BUSM researchers were the first (in the 1990s) to show how these proteins function in human cancer.

These researchers now have discovered that inhibition of the protein BRD4, but not BRD2 or BRD3, consistently regulated prostate cancer cell migration and invasion.


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, June 22  See detailed article in this newsletter

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