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Not All Fish Oil is the Same

Why are fish oils so important?

Research shows that fish oils support balanced lipids and are heart healthy. Orthomega 820 from Ortho Molecular Products is a fish oil without the fishy taste or “fish” burp, guaranteed by the company.

Are all fish oils the same?

Orthomega 820 fish oil is in a natural form, making it over 70% more absorbable than most fish oils on the market. Orthomega fish oil also contains the fatty acid DPA, which acts as a fish oil reserve in your body and increases the great effects of fish oil.

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4-7-8 Breathing Revisited

A patient just told me something profound.

I had recommended 4-7-8 breathing to him a few months ago. I was not even sure he heard me, or if he had any intention of actually doing the technique.

Turns out he had.

And he next brought it up, he surprised me.

First, a review…


What is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

Dr. Andrew Weil ( is an integrative medicine physician and author who is known for his advocacy of natural and holistic approaches to health and well-being.

One of his most popular breathing techniques is the 4-7-8 breathing technique, which is a simple yet effective way to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep quality, and promote overall relaxation.

The 4-7-8 breathing involves inhaling for a count of four, holding the breath for a count of seven, and exhaling for a count of eight.

This breathing pattern is thought to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the body’s “rest and digest” response.


How to Practice the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique

  1. Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down.
  2. Place the tip of your tongue on the ridge of tissue behind your upper front teeth.
  3. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whooshing sound.
  4. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose for a count of four.
  5. Hold your breath for a count of seven.
  6. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whooshing sound for a count of eight.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 for three more cycles.

You can practice the 4-7-8 breathing technique at any time of day, but it is especially helpful to practice when you are feeling stressed or anxious.



Which brings us back to my patient. He told me that after practicing this for a few months, he now can just do one cycle.

He notices that his body and mind has been conditioned so that he can easily fall into a relaxive state in about 19 seconds.

Just like anything else, a practice can become easier and more effective over time.

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Need supplements? Fullscript soon to be online

Here’s why I made the move:

I’m excited to let you know that Wellevate is now part of Fullscript, and I’ve made the switch.

Similar to Wellevate, Fullscript offers you quick, easy access to my recommendations, even more of healthcare’s best supplements, and helpful wellness resources.

Stay connected to my practice and make the move with me. It’s simple to connect your Wellevate account to Fullscript. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Initiate the process through your Wellevate account or emails you receive from Wellevate
  • Fullscript will move all your information over. After that, you can order supplements and other wellness products from my dispensary and have them shipped directly to your door
  • Have Auto-Refill orders? No problem. They’ll still arrive, but you’ll need to set up future orders through Fullscript’s Autoship program
  • There’s no rush. You have until September 7th at which point your Wellevate account will become read-only.

If you have questions, check out these resources to help you with the migration. If you have further questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me or Fullscript’s patient support center.

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What is an “Elite Body Mechanic”?

Being an elite body mechanic means my job is to fine-tune how your body works just as an auto mechanic fine-tunes the performance of a luxury vehicle. Like a mechanic, I use specialized tools to diagnose, repair, and eliminate the problem. In my case, the array of tools I can draw on is extensive because I am both a licensed acupuncturist and a licensed massage therapist.

My grandfather was an auto mechanic for his entire life, so this title is also a nod to that legacy. 

When you bring your car to the shop, you don’t particularly care what tool they use, but you trust they will use all their resources to get the job done well. I do the same thing for the human body. I am your elite body mechanic.

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How are your treatments different?


The primary difference is that I do not double-book myself. When you arrive for your appointment, you are the only person I am seeing at that time.

Also, depending on what we are doing, I could be working face-to-face with you and your condition for the full 60 minutes. The time is all yours.

My model does mean that I am often not the cheapest option on the market. But I make sure that I give my all each time we meet.

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