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
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 quality of life. At my clinic in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I treat a wide variety of ailments using acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition...read more
This low carb chocolate cake is an absolute dream! Wonderfully moist and fluffy just like a chocolate cake should be, with a satisfyingly full, rich chocolate flavor, it's quick and easy to make, and is grain-free, dairy-free and low-carb/Keto-friendly to boot....read more
Looking for a low-carb/Keto gingerbread type cookie recipe for the holidays? These grain-free, dairy-free, perfectly chewy cookies are full of flavor and so absolutely delicious, you (and anyone you feed them to) won't miss the carbs at all! A great way to enjoy a...read more
For many people, one of the hardest parts of going low carb or Keto is giving up pizza. If you have made the very wise decision to adopt a low-carb lifestyle, with its many short and long term health benefits, do not despair! You do not have to live without pizza to...read more
This recipe is very tasty and goes together fast, and provides a quick and satisfying breakfast or lunch option for busy workdays. I make this nearly every weekend for the week ahead, using whatever veggies are in season. And if you tolerate dairy, a sprinkling of...read more
A 2017 study showed promising results for the use of acupuncture to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The results of this study were published in the journal Medicine in a paper titled "Clinical effectiveness of acupuncture on Parkinson disease." ....read more
In order for the endocrine system to function at optimum levels, the process of detoxification must occur. Detoxification removes waste and potentially hazardous material from the body. Waste can be eliminated by different means, including through urine, tears, sweat,...read more
Ginger has been found to increase the secretion of gastric juice and can be used for most digestive upsets that involve nausea, vomiting, cramping, abdominal pain, indigestion or diarrhea. Ginger helps food to be digested more quickly, creating an unfriendly...read more
To boost and support your endocrine system, regularly consume these 4 foods/nutrients: Fish - Fish provides your body with Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 oils. These oils are fats that directly affect cognitive function, cellular function and kidney function--all the...read more
You've probably heard how good bone broth is for you. Now, here's super simple, easy instructions on how to make this mega-health-boosting concoction yourself. All you need is a crock pot, a few pounds of bones - any type of bones, with meat on them or not - plus...read more
If your cortisol levels are too high, either at certain times of the day or overall, there are many natural ways to bring your cortisol levels down, gradually and gently, in a way that supports your body and helps restore a healthy cortisol level and rhythm. Foods...read more
Do you have high blood pressure and want to bring it down to a healthy level safely, naturally and effectively? Then you've come to the right place! We happily have several options available for the natural treatment of hypertension, without any of the terrible side...read more
You’ve probably heard about Insulin Resistance. It is now understood to be a major factor in many of our modern diseases. Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, overweight and obesity – all are correlated with higher fasting insulin, and...read more
Looking for more information on the Keto diet/lifestyle? The internet is of course full of sources, many of which are of questionable quality and helpfulness. To save you time sifting through it all, I've put together a list of quality resources that I have personally...read more
In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, a pumpkin-pie-like treat recipe seemed in order: Ingredients 1 cup pumpkin purée 4 eggs 1/4 cup coconut oil or ghee, melted 2 tablespoons almond butter 6-8 tablespoons Lakanto maple syrup 1 T pure vanilla extract 1...read more
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,...read more
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...read more