Welcome to my blog! I am so glad you are here! 😊

I am Dr. Emily Franklin, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and Functional Medicine practitioner, and I have been treating patients with natural medicine for 25 years.

I am here to help you feel better, address your health concerns, and improve your overall health and quality of life, all using natural means.

To that end, in this blog I share articles, books, research studies, recipes, and more – resources that I personally value and recommend for your journey towards greater health and wellness.

Best to you, and let’s begin our journey together!

– Dr. Emily

Chinese Medicine and Endometriosis

Chinese medicine - which includes acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle - is one of the few natural treatment options that can be profoundly helpful for women suffering from endometriosis. Endometriosis is typically part of pattern called "blood stagnation" in...

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WHOs Who List

WHO's Report on Acupuncture The World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed acupuncture an effective therapy for a number of conditions, and published a report in which they reviewed acupuncture-related study findings for several dozen conditions. (Note: This is not an...

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Macro-Nutrient Ratios: Carbs/Protein/Fat

For those of you who (like me) like to geek out on numbers, I've got some goodies for you. Below are the guidelines I typically recommend to my patients for grams of carbs and protein, and ratios of macronutrients (fats, proteins & carbs). Note: Recommendations...

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Low Carb Vegetables

Are you looking to improve your overall health and well-being, lower your risk of dozens of diseases (including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer, to name a few), achieve and maintain your ideal body weight, and feel amazing to boot? Then a...

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How Much Protein Should You Eat?

Do you ever wonder how much protein you should be eating? Getting enough protein helps you maintain your muscle mass and bone density, both of which tend to decline as we age. And this loss of muscle and bone leads to loss of ability to do stuff, which is a key factor...

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Potassium-rich Foods

Potassium helps maintain the balance of the fluid system in the body, assists nerve function, and is related to heart muscle contraction. Symptoms of deficiency include cramping, muscle weakness, mood changes, irregular heartbeat, and high blood pressure. While the...

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Sunflower Seeds: A Wellness Blog

Welcome to my blog! I am so glad you are here! 😊 I am Dr. Emily Franklin, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and Functional Medicine practitioner, and I have been treating patients with natural medicine for 25 years. I am here to...

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