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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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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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...

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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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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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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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Keto Ranch Dressing

Delicious, easy and satisfying, this Keto Ranch dressing is a great way to get in more healthy fats and make salads even more wonderful! 1 cup mayo (Primal Mayo, made with super-healthy avocado oil, is delicious, or, you can quickly & easily make your own) 1/2 cup...

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Bacon Mayonnaise (aka Baconnaise)

Keto, Paleo, Primal, Low Carb Healthy Goodness Bacon mayo - also fondly known as Baconnaise - is a delicious way to get more good healthy fat into your diet. It's quick & easy to make - assuming you have some bacon fat around. Which you should, at all times. ;-)...

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Improving Vision Naturally

Degenerative eye diseases – including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy – affect tens of millions of people worldwide, and have a significant negative impact on quality of life. Currently, the treatments offered by Western medicine include eye...

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Awesome Keto Bagels & Rolls

These bagels/rolls are pure Keto magic! They are absolute game-changers, IMO. Super low carb, great texture, nice mild flavor (or spice them up with garlic granules, onion flakes, chopped green chiles, etc. if you like!) As long as you can tolerate dairy, they are...

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Keto + Wine = Success!

Spanish Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet: A heart-healthy diet for weight loss Joaquín Pérez-Guisado, Andrés Muñoz-Serrano and Ángeles Alonso-Moraga From https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-7-30#CR26 Abstract Background Ketogenic diets are an...

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Let’s Get Saucy!

How to keep Keto/HFLC interesting and enjoyable, and at the same time make sure you're getting plenty of healthy fats? Keto-friendly sauces! Here are some of my favorites: Brown Butter Bernaise Sauce Easy Homemade Mayo, with various tasties added to it: horseradish,...

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Acupuncture Relieves Knee Pain

Study Finds Acupuncture Relieves Pain and Improves Function in Knee Osteoarthritis Acupuncture provides pain relief and improves function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee and serves as an effective complement to standard care. This landmark study was funded...

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