Dr. Kimberly Brown ND, LAc
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by Victor vanRhee
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STAY HEALTHY THIS WINTER Happy New Year! I hope you had a good holiday and are staying warm and dry. This new year has brought some pretty cold temperature followed by rain. A few patients have been asking me about how to prevent flus and colds. Fortunately, this flu season doesn’t seem to be as bad as last year. I’ve yet to see a case of it and my good friend who is a resident at one of the local hospitals has told me that it’s mostly just bad colds coming in. That’s a relief after last year! RECOMMENDATIONS FOR […]
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Lymphatic Massage for Hormone Balance and Pain Relief

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As many of you know, massage is commonly used for pain relief but what you may not know is that it can help our body detoxify and boost the immune system. Lymphatic massage in particular has the ability to do this by manipulating the flow of lymph in the lymphatic system. The majority of our lymph system sits just below the surface of the skin, but you can also find it throughout our entire body – even surrounding our organs! The lymph system’s impact is so far reaching that many don’t even realize that minor aches and pains, low energy […]
Digestive Health


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While traveling the world and volunteering on a refugee camp on the border of Burma in my 20s, I became very sick with some gut bug and was given some powerful antibiotics. They wanted to use IV antibiotics because I was really sick. By the time I arrived at the hospital, I couldn’t keep anything down and was around 100 lbs. Fortunately, the oral antibiotics worked because this rural hospital was not very sanitary! I improved but soon after, I started experiencing bloating and fatigue after eating. This was 25 years ago. LOW FODMAP diet and the SIBO diagnosis didn’t […]


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Want pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving without any sugar or carbs? Easy! Hands down, this is the best pumpkin pie I have ever had. The crust is made from dates, walnuts, and coconut oil. It’s just to die for! I think you’ll like it too. It’s another creation from Julia Mueller. This recipe’s crust is not LOW FODMAP or SIBO friendly but I personally did alright with just one slice. It was the 3rd slice that upset my stomach a little. What can I say? Pumpkin pie is my favorite but I learned my lesson. I’m going to try some LOW […]


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I haven’t tried this one yet but now that my lemon tree is getting some ripe lemons, it’s next on my list. This recipe is paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, LOW FODMAP, and SIBO friendly! How can it taste good you might ask? Lemon, nuts, and honey all rolled in one! Go ahead and try it. Let me know how it is.   Nutty Lemon Balls


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One of my favorites is chocolate cake in a cup. Yes, I said it. Cake! You can enjoy cake even if you are no carb, low carb, no sugar, no dairy…and low FODMAP! This recipe is from roastedroot.com by Julia Mueller. She rocks it for special diets. Her recipes are easy and delicious. I’m definitely a fan of hers! Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake Special diet modification: For LOW FODMAP: Maple syrup is fine. It is mostly sucrose and water. A small amount of cocoa powder is also fine on a LOW FODMAP diet. For SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth): Cut […]


It’s November and like most everyone else, I’m thinking about the coming holidays! Unlike most everyone else but maybe like you, I’m also thinking about what I might eat at these upcoming family gatherings. For those of us on special diets or simply trying to stay healthy, holiday meals can be a challenge and downright painful! Maybe your family has heard of being gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and possibly even paleo but try giving them, “gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, and LOW FODMAP”. That’s me! LOW FODMAP is the recommended diet for IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I’ll explain […]

Poor Memory Curcumin Might Help

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Memory complaints can sometimes begin as early as the 20s but for most, not until after age 60. Postpartum women and women going through menopause can also sometimes begin to experience memory problems which can last for years. I wrote before of the connection between estrogen and the stress hormone, norepinephrine, and hot flashes. This same stress hormone also adversely affects memory. It is true what they say, “stress makes everything worse”. When treating mild memory complaints, I’ve typically used stress reduction techniques like acupuncture and adrenal supporting herbs. I’m excited to now begin using curcumin, otherwise known as turmeric. […]

Natural Flu Prevention

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You probably know someone who has had the flu this season. It’s been a very early flu season and a more severe one than we normally experience. With estimates of the vaccine only being 10 to 30% effective, support your immune system. 4 WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM 1. Reduce Sugar Eating food high in sugar can depress the immune system for several hours. This opens the door for the flu virus. 2. Stress Less Stress suppresses the immune system. Manage your stress with techniques such as deep breathing, exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, and acupuncture. 3. Sleep More Inadequate […]

Progesterone: The Forgotten Hormone

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Estrogen’s forgotten sister, progesterone, is often overlooked. For example, a woman who has a full hysterectomy (causing a surgical menopause) may be given solely estrogen and no progesterone. This is because many doctors focus on the hot flashes due to low estrogen that can occur after a full hysterectomy. But if progesterone is not important, why do women produce so much of it and why are there receptors for it all over the body? Even men produce a little bit of progesterone! FUNCTIONS OF PROGESTERONE: Maintains the endometrium Protects against breast cysts Helps use fat for energy Natural diuretic Calms […]