Welcome! I am so glad you are here.

I am Dr. Emily Franklin, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and I help people improve their health and get more out of life.

At my clinic in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I treat a wide variety of ailments using acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle counseling (aka lifestyle medicine), targeted vitamin and mineral supplementation (functional medicine), and homeopathic medicine.

I have been treating patients for 20+ years, and I have a passion for finding, collecting and sharing resources to help people like you feel great, in mind, body and spirit.

Find Your Path

The path to wellness is often a winding road, and your path – the practitioners and tools and methods that work best for you – is unique to you. Use me as one of the resources in your wellness journey, and I can help you find your way along your path towards a happier, healthier you.

To that end, in this blog I will share with you many articles, books, research studies, recipes, and more – resources that I’ve found (and keep finding) to be valuable and helpful in the journey towards greater health and wellness.

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

– Dr. Emily

Homemade Macadamia Nut Milk

You’ve probably heard of nut and seed milks, such as almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, hemp milk. They are increasingly easy to find in stores, and even in some savvy coffee shops, and they are delicious, and healthy, and a great alternative to dairy. Now,...

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Beautiful Brassicas

Variety is an important part of a healthy diet, and brassicas are a great way to add a variety of tastes and nutrients to your menu. And when following a health-enhancing, nutrient-dense, low-carb/Keto lifestyle, brassicas are an excellent choice, since they are very...

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Keto Vanilla Steamer

Sometimes, a Ketonian/low-carber wants a tasty, satisfying, high-fat beverage but does not want any coffee and/or caffeine. And, there are folks who are Keto (or want to be) and do not like coffee, or coffee/caffeine does not agree with them, so keto caffeinated...

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Cultivate Optimal Endocrine Health

The endocrine system regulates the body through hormonal secretions. Cultivating your endocrine health can boost energy, improve appetite, reduce insomnia, relieve depression symptoms, improve circulation, relieve muscle aches and assist you in recovering from...

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Macadamia Nut Bread

There's lots of keto/low carb bread recipes out there... why another? Because this one is the best! 😉 And, because this one is not only super tasty, but it's super simple & quick to make (no egg separating or egg white beating and folding to do). And it's made...

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Olive Tapenade

Tapenade is a classic Provençal dish consisting of puréed or finely chopped olives, capers, and olive oil, and in some versions, garlic, lemon and/or anchovies for added zing. It is simple, quick and easy to make, and delicious as a dip scooped with celery sticks,...

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Clotted Cream and Low-Carb Scones

Best. Thing. Ever. I was just turned onto these recipes for homemade low carb scones and clotted cream via the KetogenicForums.com (great resource for keto-ers, btw), and I just had to share them immediately. IF you can tolerate dairy (as in, you don't have immune...

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Bacon Mayonnaise (aka Baconnaise)

Keto, Paleo, Primal, Low Carb Healthy Goodness Bacon mayo - also fondly known as Baconnaise - is a delicious way to get more good healthy fat into your diet. It's quick & easy to make - assuming you have some bacon fat around. Which you should, at all times. ;-)...

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Improving Vision Naturally

Degenerative eye diseases – including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy – affect tens of millions of people worldwide, and have a significant negative impact on quality of life. Currently, the treatments offered by Western medicine include eye...

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Awesome Keto Bagels & Rolls

These bagels/rolls are pure Keto magic! They are absolute game-changers, IMO. Super low carb, great texture, nice mild flavor (or spice them up with garlic granules, onion flakes, chopped green chiles, etc. if you like!) As long as you can tolerate dairy, they are...

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Keto + Wine = Success!

Spanish Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet: A heart-healthy diet for weight loss Joaquín Pérez-Guisado, Andrés Muñoz-Serrano and Ángeles Alonso-Moraga From https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-7-30#CR26 Abstract Background Ketogenic diets are an...

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Let’s Get Saucy!

How to keep Keto/HFLC interesting and enjoyable, and at the same time make sure you're getting plenty of healthy fats? Keto-friendly sauces! Here are some of my favorites: Brown Butter Bernaise Sauce Easy Homemade Mayo, with various tasties added to it: horseradish,...

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Acupuncture Relieves Knee Pain

Study Finds Acupuncture Relieves Pain and Improves Function in Knee Osteoarthritis Acupuncture provides pain relief and improves function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee and serves as an effective complement to standard care. This landmark study was funded...

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Easy Homemade Mayo – Paleo & Keto

Delicious, versatile, and so good for you, this paleo, keto mayo is quick and easy to make, and keeps for up to a couple of weeks in the fridge. I have some on hand at all times to make into various dips, dressings and sauces, or to mix into canned tuna or a couple of...

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Acupuncture: Why It Works

More than 3 million Americans receive acupuncture each year, and its use is increasing.1 While there are a variety of acupuncture techniques, those typically used in the U.S. incorporate traditions from China, Japan and Korea and involve penetrating your skin with a...

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