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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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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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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Awesome Keto Bagels & Rolls

I found this recipe here and OMG is it good! Great texture, nice mild flavor (especially if you add garlic granules or onion flakes on top like I did!) These can be made as bagels, or as rolls of various sizes - they work equally well for either. As rolls, they're...

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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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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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Easy Homemade Mayo – Paleo & Keto

Delicious, versatile, and so good for you, this paleo, keto mayo is quick and easy to make, and keeps for up to a couple of weeks in the fridge. I have some on hand at all times to make into various dips, dressings and sauces, or to mix into canned tuna or a couple of...

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Acupuncture: Why It Works

More than 3 million Americans receive acupuncture each year, and its use is increasing.1 While there are a variety of acupuncture techniques, those typically used in the U.S. incorporate traditions from China, Japan and Korea and involve penetrating your skin with a...

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The Anti-Aging Effects of Acupuncture

Did you know? Acupuncture inhibits the aging of skin cells and brain cells, slowing progressive degeneration and rejuvenating appearance, mental function, and energy. 8 Ways Acupuncture Works for Anti-Aging Collagen Production = Skin Tightening Reshape Expressions...

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MCT Lemonette

Quick and easy to throw together and onto some fresh greens, this tasty take on a classic vinaigrette is not only delicious, but is also a great way to get more oh-so-healthy medium-chain fatty acids into your diet! MCT Lemonette 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 T MCT oil (I...

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Chinese Medicine and Endometriosis

Chinese medicine - which includes acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle - is one of the few natural treatment options that can be profoundly helpful for women suffering from endometriosis. Endometriosis is typically part of pattern called "blood stagnation" in...

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WHOs Who List

WHO Report on Acupuncture The World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed acupuncture an effective therapy for a number of conditions, and has published a report in which they reviewed acupuncture-related study findings for several dozen conditions. (Note: This is not...

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