Dara Thompson

Dara Thompson N.D. is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Mill Valley, CA . She is passionate about medicine, and believes that the food we eat is an integral part of healing. Dr. Thompson studied cell and molecular biology at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and UC Santa Cruz. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where she worked her way through school catering and teaching cooking classes. Dr. Thompson specializes in environmental medicine and providing supportive care for cancer patients. You can follow her food and nutrition blog.

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5 Foods that Boost Immunity and May Help Prevent Colds and Flu

5 Foods that Boost Immunity and May Help Prevent Colds and Flu

| January 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hedge your bets during cold and flu season with these immune boosting foods.

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Raising Kids Gluten-Free in an “Eat your Wheaties” Culture

Raising Kids Gluten-Free in an “Eat your Wheaties” Culture

| October 21, 2013 | 3 Comments

In a culture where we have been told for decades to “eat your Wheaties” raising children gluten-free requires a new paradigm.

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5 Foods and Beverages that Nourish, Heal and Protect Your Skin

5 Foods and Beverages that Nourish, Heal and Protect Your Skin

| July 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

You are what you eat and it shows! Dr. Dara Thompson talks about which foods feed the skin and some that may help to prevent skin cancer and sunburns.

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Avoid Extreme Diets – 5 Warm Weather Foods That Naturally Detox The Body

Avoid Extreme Diets – 5 Warm Weather Foods That Naturally Detox The Body

| May 22, 2013 | 5 Comments

Some people use extreme diets like fasting and juice cleanses. But these aren’t necessary for most people and may be dangerous without medical supervision. Here are five foods that support the body while cleansing.

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The Longevity Kitchen: A Valuable Resource for People with Allergies and Special Diets

The Longevity Kitchen: A Valuable Resource for People with Allergies and Special Diets

| April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Longevity Kitchen, Rebecca Katz has created a cookbook focused on optimizing health in combination with making delicious food. This books is a hidden treasure for people with allergies or food sensitivities.

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Four Foods to Avoid that Promote Inflammation and Can Cause Disease

Four Foods to Avoid that Promote Inflammation and Can Cause Disease

| February 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Can diet really affect my risk of developing cancer, heart disease and arthritis? What are the most important foods to avoid? Dr. Dara Thompson, N.D. answers these questions and more.

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5 Essential Foods that Reduce Inflammation and Optimize Health

5 Essential Foods that Reduce Inflammation and Optimize Health

| January 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Let food be your medicine. Chronic inflammation is linked to pain, disease and premature aging. But these five simple foods can help reduce your risk with each bite.

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Power Balls: A Superfood Snack

Power Balls: A Superfood Snack

| December 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

Do you need a quick boost without coffee or refined sugar? Naturopathic Doctor, Dara Thompson shares her recipe — nutrient dense snacks for people on the go.

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