Dr. Emily Franklin

Dr. Emily Franklin

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

Sunflower Seeds: A Wellness Blog

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...

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Exercises for Endocrine Health

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,...

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Ginger for Intestinal Upset

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...

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4 Nutrients to Support Endocrine Health

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...

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Easy Bone Broth

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...

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Lowering Cortisol Naturally

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...

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Are You Insulin Resistant?

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...

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Keto Resources

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...

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Low Carb Pumpkin Souffle

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...

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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 from...

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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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What to Eat on the Keto Diet

Fats and Oils On a ketogenic diet, your main source of fuel, and the majority of your calories, come from dietary fats, so choosing the best quality, easiest to digest fat sources can vastly improve your experience with and outcomes from going on a ketogenic diet. And...

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