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We are excited to welcome Dr. Andreas Sijbrant to our office. In practice for more than 17 years, Dr. Andreas Sijbrant is one of a few doctors in the Bay Area that is licensed as both a Naturopathic Doctor and a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc). His ability to combine these two fields of medicine is unique and will generally speed up your healing process. Dr. Sijbrant works with individuals of all ages and emphasizes prevention and self-care. Dr. Sijbrant works with a variety of acute and chronic conditions, however, has particular interest in gastroenterology and endocrinology, including infertility. He graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine with a doctorate in Naturopathy (N.D.) and from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College with his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM). For more information, please visit our website, Dr. Sijbrant's website,  or call us at 650-802 8700.

Dr. Sijbrant is in our office Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9-1 and 3-6 and on Thursdays from 10-1 and 3-6.  Call us for availability  and to schedule an appointment.
March 16, 2016
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Try this simple posture "reality check" the next time you are standing in front of a full-length mirror:

  • Are your knees and ankles straight (i.e., not angled inward or outward)?
  • Are your shoulders and hips level?
  • As you stand sideways, does your lower back have a natural curve in it?
  • Do the spaces between your arms and sides seem equal?
  • Is your chin level or parallel to the floor?
  • Is your head straight?

Proper posture is one of the best preventive measures you can take to ensure a healthy spine. Good posture means maintaining your spine in a neutral position. This means standing or sitting so that your spine keeps its three natural curves—the small hollow at the base of the neck, a small roundness at the middle back, and a small hollow in the lower back.  Read More....


The common cold and the corresponding symptoms is something we all can relate to and are all susceptible to. With the runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, sinus stuffiness, cough and mucous discharge, it’s not only uncomfortable and inconvenient, but also disrupts our school and work productivity.  A bout of the flu, is even more disruptive with the accompanying fever and fatigue.For most of us with a fairly well functioning immune system, an occasional cold or flu is just an inconvenience and disruption to our daily life for a few days. 

Do we have to accept the discomfort and inconvenience of a cold or flu as a common occasional disruption in productivity, and just wait for it to run it’s course? Or is there something we can do to prevent the disruption of our productivity at the onset of signs and symptoms of a cold or flu?  Regarding prevention at the onset, the answer is a definite “yes”!

“I Don’t Have Time to Be Sick With a Cold or Flu…What Can I Do?”

At the onset of signs and symptoms of a cold or flu, besides drinking plenty of water, deceasing our stress as much as possible, minimizing our commitments temporarily as realistically possible, avoiding sugar, and temporarily decreasing our exercise intensity, by using the three following supplements at the dosages provided for 24 to 48 hours, most people can stop the onset or significantly shorten the course of a cold or flu:

Note: The dosages listed are for adults.  For children under 12 years old and/or under 90 pounds, use 1/2 the dose of everything recommended below

  • Vitamin D3: Take 20,000 IU Vitamin D 3x/day until the symptoms resolve. Vitamin D3 plays a powerful role in innate immune response modulation, both in decreasing viral replication, as well as inducing antibacterial effects[i] .
  • Vitamin C: Take either 1 gram liposomal vitamin C  3 x/day,  or take 6 grams powdered-buffered vitamin C 3x/day.  In both animal and human studies, high-dose vitamin C has shown to inhibit viral replication[ii].
  • Monolauric Acid: Take three 600 mg capsules of Monolauric Acid, 3x/day until symptoms resolve.  Monoloauric acid, derived from coconuts, has very powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties[iii].

If you have any questions regarding use of any of these for your particular situation, or any concerns regarding drug-nutrient interactions in your particular case, contact Dr. Douglas Husbands through for assistance or click here .  Similarly, if you’d like any recommendations on where and what particular brands to purchase for the greatest efficacy and cost efficiency, contact Dr. Husbands. 

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February 25, 2016
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TBT - Dr. Rivera and Joe Montana "back in the day"