Dr. Kimberly Brown ND, LAc
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3535 Ross Avenue, Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95124

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25 years ago, I volunteered on Burmese refugee camp in Thailand for 4 months. Food was simple on the camp. The only provisions provided were poor quality rice and fish paste. My camp was fortunate because the land owner let the refugees raise pigs and chickens, and grow vegetables to supplement their diet (most camps were not so fortunate). Some weekends I would go into town to meet with other volunteers from along the border. Before cell phones and in the beginning days of the internet, the only way to get news was to meet face to face. We’d head […]

Flax seeds

At our clinic, we love to recommend patients to include ground flax seeds to their diets.   Flax seeds are high in lignans and alpha linolenic acid (ALA) which are considered natural cancer-protective compounds.  They are also high in fiber promoting regular bowel movement and therefore, beneficial in the fight of colon cancer. Even though whole flax seeds have a higher fiber content, the ground flax seeds are easier to digest and the one that works best. Here are some key points to remember about your flax seeds: – Consume 2-4 tablespoons of ground flax seeds per day – add it to salads, stews, […]


COOKING FROM MY GARDEN PASTA WITH SAUSAGE & ZUCCHINI Low-FODMAP – Keto – Paleo – Lactose Free – Gluten Free I’m an avid gardener. My love of gardening was passed down to me from my grandmother and mother. When I was a little girl, I adored visiting my grandparents in the Central Valley. They lived on an acre of land, grew most all their vegetables, and canned them too! By 6 years old, my grandmother had me destringing the green beans, trellising the tomatoes, and harvesting everything they grew. Living in the city, we could only have a small garden, […]

Five Ways to Manage Stress (The “Silent Killer”) Naturally

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In my opinion, stress is one of the scariest causes of serious health issues in today’s society. Why do I say scariest? Because stress is like a “silent killer”. So many people suffer from hidden side effects of stress and they don’t even know what’s causing their symptoms. Whether it’s indigestion, back pain, high blood pressure or other symptoms of stress, people often live with it for years not realizing what it is doing to their bodies. Miriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines stress as: a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in […]


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If that’s you, it’s important to make changes now. Don’t wait because a stroke is not going to wait. Too commonly, I see middle aged women who ignore their rising blood sugar and blood pressure. Stroke is the third leading cause of death among women, more than breast cancer. It’s important to take prevention seriously. In my first year of practice, two of my patients experienced strokes. One was only 48 years old. She was starting to get hot flashes so had come to see me and wanted to naturally treat her high cholesterol (over 300) and very high blood […]


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4 WAYS TO REMEDY SPRINGTIME ALLERGIES Seasonal allergies, the bane of springtime. We love the warmth of Spring and those lovely blooms but this year, a lot of us are feeling like it’s not worth the price! For those of you who’ve never experienced springtime hay fever, this year may be your first. It’s one of the worst allergy seasons on record. I usually only have very mild hay fever symptoms for one or two weeks every May but this year, my symptoms started in April, are worse, and still present one month later! What to do? I’ll share some […]


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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 […]