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Fall Nourishment Guide

Fall Nourishment Guide

August 28, 2020

Author: Dr. Bridget    Autumn is the season of wind and dryness.  For those in Sonoma County and other fire-prone areas, you have probably been experiencing this first hand.  The climate change wake-up calls are increasing, and we’ve got a lot of work to do collectively. 

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Wildfire Resources

Wildfire Resources

August 21, 2020

California fires are here again. Our hearts go out to everyone going through trauma, loss of power, evacuations, and/or home loss. Farmacopia's Dr. Bridget Somine, ND has written two articles that address dealing with the acute effects on the respiratory tract and mitigating any long term potential effects. 

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New Integrative Medical Community Research Article on Covid-19

New Integrative Medical Community Research Article on Covid-19

March 30, 2020

I have been getting so many questions from concerned clients and customers about Covid-19! On March 26th, an article by a group of researchers and doctors was made available online that evaluates some of the considerations for integrative approaches to Covid-19. Here is a breakdown of that article, along with some thoughts on this interesting and evolving subject matter. Lily Mazzarella, MS, CNSOwner, Farmacopia

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Smoke Toxin Protection Foods

Smoke Toxin Protection Foods

November 13, 2018

Author: Dr. Bridget SHOPPING AND HARVEST LIST FOR HEALTHY DETOXIFICATION AND MINIMIZING HARM FROM SMOKE-RELATED POLLUTANTS 1. Broccoli sprouts– contain some of THE most detoxification-stimulating and anti-carcinogenic compounds

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Protecting Yourself From Smoke

Protecting Yourself From Smoke

November 13, 2018

Author: Lily Mazzarella Protecting yourself from smoke, with things you may have in your house: First, keep your house a safe zone. If your house has old drafty windows like mine you'll want to run your hands over the closures to feel if air is coming in. If so, use weather stripping, tape, or draft blockers (sand in stocking works) to shore up the window or door.⠀

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Breezometer App

Why You Need the Breezometer App

August 22, 2018

Author: Lily MazzarellaI am a bit of a broken record these days, telling clients, friends, co-workers, students, strangers—anyone who will listen, really—about the importance of understanding air quality, especially during fire season in the west.

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A Lesson in the Illusion of Control, and Why We are so Thankful

A Lesson in the Illusion of Control, and Why We are so Thankful

November 22, 2017

Author: Lily MazzarellaI was scheduled for major surgery in the early morning hours of October 10th, and had spent the weekend prior turning inward, preparing my mind and body and for the upcoming procedure. 

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Fire Protection Essentials – Part 2 – As the Dust Settles

Fire Protection Essentials – Part 2 – As the Dust Settles

November 14, 2017

Author: Dr. BridgetAs I wrote in my first blog on Fire Protection, the smoke that we’re experiencing in the Bay area is filled with the combusted contents of homes and businesses.

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Fire Protection Essentials

Fire Protection Essentials

November 13, 2017

Author: Dr. BridgetYou are probably feeling it – a scratchy throat, dry cough and irritated eyes or that whoozy, nauseous feeling from breathing something you shouldn’t be.

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