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Blood Doesn’t Lie! Science Based Nutrition

Consider Science Based Nutrition: Nutritionally Targeted Lab Testing of Blood, Urine and Hair! I’m always looking for answers To big health related questions… Like why do people hurt? Gain weight? Develop arthritis? Heart disease? Diabetes? Autoimmune disease? Why? I haven’t found all the answers. Nobody has. If someone says they have, They are lying. Unfortunately, […]

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Got Belly Fat ?

Belly Fat is a strong indicator of carbohydrate intolerance! When you eat carbs aka sugars, your pancreas releases the storage hormone insulin to remove the sugar from the blood and put it into storage. The 1st place Insulin puts sugar is into the Muscles. The 2nd place is into the Liver. (BTW: Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver […]

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Hair Thinning? Nutrition for your Adrenal Glands: Your Stress Handlers!

Hair loss, especially in women, is often associated with profound stress. Life events such as divorce, loss of loved ones, loss of employment, and family illness are common causes. And then there is peri-menopause and menopause; kicking in hormone reductions that can cause metabolic stress, such as the liver/gallbladder compromise discussed in part 1. The […]

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Hair Thinning? Nutrition to Balance Hormones & Support Your Liver, Adrenals, and Scalp.

Hair thinning is a very common complaint. It is usually associated with excessive stress and/or hormonal changes. It is also the result of poor digestion and absorption of minerals, fats, and other nutrients. While male hair loss tends to be linked to genetic pattern baldness or excess testosterone, women most often experience hair thinning in […]

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Science Based Nutrition

My office manager, Angela, and I have been busy learning new methods of Science Based Nutrition analysis. Our journey started in February with a 12 hour informational seminar and has been continuing ever since. By joining a doctor’s collective, I am now able to offer nutrition targeted blood testing through Quest or Lab Corp at […]

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Still Warm! Eat Your Eggs

Healthy eggs from grass-eating, bug-chasing birds are an exceptionally good food source. Eggs are a great source of protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids. The yolks are one of the best dietary sources of Vitamin D, A, and E in the food chain. Additionally, eggs are a great source of selenium and other minerals. […]

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The Connection Between Estrogen Dominance and Hypothyroid?!

Estrogen Dominance and hypothyroid are very common, both in young and older women, but is most likely to occur in the post-menopausal woman, who is highly susceptible due to the drop off of progesterone that accompanies menopause. Since estrogen blocks thyroid hormone from entering the cells, excess estrogen in your blood and liver can cause […]

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4 Things You Can Do To Relieve Allergies Naturally

Relieve common symptoms of allergies, such as Itchy eyes, clogged sinuses, head-aches, as well as neck and other body pains are all signs of Seasonal Stresses 1) Wash your face and hands a few times a day, especially after being outside. Pollen collects on the eye-brows, lashes,…everywhere! 2) Give your body natural allergy support that […]

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Detox the Keto Way

Just back from Cuba and loaded up with exhaust fumes, I need a detox! Please consider yourself invited to join me for a group experience;       Detox the Keto Way      This educational detox group will meet on Monday evenings January 23rd through February 13th at 6-7:30 pm for 4 weeks. Each meeting […]

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Holiday Greetings and Happy New Year

As many of you know, I am leaving tomorrow for Cuba where I will be salsa dancing my feet off for two weeks! Yesterday afternoon I realized I was having that awful a little bit of a sore throat, swollen lymph glands, dull head-ache, and general fatigue. We’ve seen a LOT of sick people the […]

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Check Out Our Beaver! Link to Video included

Mr. Beaver is looking to enhance his body fat for the coming winter by eating acorns, which have a high fat and complex carbohydrate content. He is following his instincts! Click on the link for: YouTube Video of the Beaver I’ve had a lot of patients commenting about their inclination to eat more as winter […]

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Seminar on Adrenal Fatigue

Last weekend, Angela (office manager) and I journeyed to standard process in Alameda for a 12 hour seminar on “Nutritional Solutions for an Adrenal Fatigued World”. My greatest passion is learning to problem solve and then playing it forward with my patients. Adrenal Fatigue is not a new topic, but it is a complex one!  […]

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Maxine shares her journey towards better health & a recipe for chile cheese bites

Maxine has been appreciating great results with Doctor Penner’s Nutritional Ketosis Program. She reports unprecedented weight loss without going hungry or feeling deprived. She no longer has sugar cravings, and has said good-bye to her blood pressure meds and diuretics! Additionally, her chronic hip pain has decreased, allowing her to exercise more. Maxine is also having a […]

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How Smoke and Heat Hammer Your Body and Brain!

The Dog Days of Summer; How Smoke and Heat Hammer Your Body and Brain! As we roll into the heat of mid-August, the news informs us that, once again, California is on fire! Even though the fires aren’t currently nearby (blessings being counted!), their smoke is in our faces. Living in Forest Ranch at 3,000 […]

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Prevent Falling Down

Prevent falling down with Chiropractic Care is one thing you can do to support your nervous and structural systems and keep them working optimally. I see middle aged and elderly patients who have injured themselves in falls regularly. I saw a patient in his sixties just last week who fell off a 10 foot terrace […]

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Whole Food Medicine offers a Functional Nutrition approach with ancestral perspective to correct metabolic issues.

Is your train off the tracks? Functional Nutrition Chiropractic care is wonderfully effective in many situations, but sometimes a systemic “re-boot” is necessary to get things on track.  Whole Food Medicine offers a Functional Nutrition approach with ancestral perspective to correct metabolic issues such as arthritis, chronic pain, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, hormone imbalance, […]

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Spinal Stenosis, Leaky-Gut, and YELP!

  Leaky-gut and inflammation are  often the root of the Spinal Stenosis. Elevated systemic inflammation is a common denominator of ALL chronic disease.My dear office manager, Angela, recently pointed out to me that I received a negative YELP review about a year ago. Since I have not had the opportunity to discuss this topic withthe […]

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Food Based Pain Management

This week, I want to talk about how to eliminate, or at least minimize, inflammation and  pain management via food and lifestyle choices. Pain is a brain-based phenomenon. Wherever you have damaged or diseased tissues and inflammatory process, chemicals are released that stimulate local receptors that communicate with the brain and register PAIN! The bottom line is […]

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Opioid Pain Killers vs Cannabis: A Real No Brainer!

The argument for Opioid Pain Killers vs Cannabis makes for a real no brainer. Are you or anyone you know or care about addicted to opioid pain meds?  Chances are the answer is yes. Opioids such as Norco, Oxycontin, Vicodin, and Percocet are actually synthetic forms of heroin, are highly addictive, and have been handed […]

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Allergies, Neck Pain and Pollen Soup

Allergies and Neck Pain created by Pollen Soup! Spring has sprung and with the help of El Nino rains, the blossoms are exceptional this year! If you haven’t been up to Table Mountain yet, do it soon! With all these blossoms comes lots of extra pollen, which floats around in the air we breath and irritates our […]

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Do Your Hips Hurt? Reduce Hip Pain and Inflammation with Chiropractic Care and Whole Food Medicine

Take some heat off of your hips! Spring Detox Special last through April 1st!  Hip Pain and stiffness is very, very common and can be treated with Chiropractic care and nutrition. Reduce inflammation with Whole Food Medicine and painful symptoms can abate.  In fact, I’m experiencing a little bit myself these days due to all the gardening I’ve […]

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SPRING IS THE TIME TO CLEANSE AND DETOX!

Times of seasonal change, spring and autumn, are great times to “clean house” and revitalize your body with a good purification program – cleanse and detox! Some of you have done a 21 Day Purification Program with me in the past. Good News! After a few years of practice and observation, I made a few […]

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Does Your Heart Flop Like a Fish and Race Like a Run-Away Horse?

  When I was 40, both my parents and two of my best friends died within 9 months. Then my marriage fell apart. All this stress slammed me into a sudden peri-menopause involving relentless hot flashes 24/7 and absolutely wild cardiac arrhythmia. I can remember lying in bed, night after night, with my heart beating […]

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13 Common Drugs that Compromise Women’s Bones

SSRI anti-depressants like Lexapro, Prozac, Zoloft. Anti-Inflammatories such as prednisone. Heart-burn drugs like Prevacid and Nexium. Osteoporosis drugs (bisphosphonates) ( Ironic, yes?) Oral contraceptives for young women Excess thyroid hormone. (Very common) Diuretics such as Lasix Acetaminophen like Tylenol. Diabetes drugs such as Avandia and Actos which can cause fractures. Narcotics and pain killers. Antacids […]

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Let’s Talk About Anxiety

Dear Dr. Penner, “My older son suffers from debilitating anxiety that often leads to panic attacks. He believes he just has to live with it, but I was wondering if whole food medicine can help with this?” This is a topic close to my heart. When I was 33 I was starting my first practice […]

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The Low-Down on Nut Milk

I get a lot of questions about nut milk. Are they a good food? Are they a better choice than cow-milk? In general, the answer is yes, but it is important that you read the labeling. First of all, the front label should say “unsweetened”. If sugar has been added, don’t buy it. Second, take […]

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The LLVLC Show (Episode 877): Dr. Deborah Penner Shifts From Recommending Grains To Ketogenic Diets

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ReThink True Health (Episode 070): Dr. Deborah Penner D.C.

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