The Gut-Heart Link

How does the Gut-Heart Connection Work? The human gastrointestinal tract hosts over a hundred trillion bacteria, forming your ‘biome,’ the foundation of a healthy gut. This diverse microbial environment aids in food digestion, safeguards against infections and parasites, and metabolizes drugs. An unbalanced biome may adversely affect various aspects of health, including heart health. Research…

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Unlocking Wellness through Nervous System Balance

Silhouette of a young woman. Multiple exposure. Cerebral vessels and circulatory and nervous system head concept.

In the relentless pursuit of optimal health, understanding the dynamic relationship between our nervous system, immunity, and chronic illness management takes center stage. The last decade has witnessed a surge in awareness regarding the intricate interplay between our mental and physical well-being, with a spotlight on the pivotal role of the nervous system. Delving into…

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Parasites and Pain: Impact on Health

Shows a worm-like parasite in the bloodstream.

What are Parasites? Parasites, like various worms, tiny organisms, and spiral-shaped microbes, have become a focus of scientific study due to their ability to cause pain in their hosts using different methods. These parasites can harm tissues, release harmful substances, or trigger an immune response, leading to swelling and pain. For instance, the parasite Schistosoma,…

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Discovering Inner Peace: The Power of Breathwork

In our fast-paced, modern world, it’s all too easy to forget the importance of something as fundamental as our breath. But what if I told you that your breath holds the key to unlocking a deeper connection with yourself, reducing stress, and enhancing overall well-being? In the text below I explain the transformative potential of…

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Sweat and Hydration

Hydration

Let’s take a moment to talk about sweat. This may not be a very glamorous topic and typically we rush home after workouts to rinse off. Sweat contains not only water but also sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. These electrolytes play critical roles in the body that help to maintain fluid balance and optimize…

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How to connect with your Holistique Doctor via Telehealth

Dear Holistique Patients, As you are aware, we are encouraging you to utilize Telehealth services for most patient visits during this public health crisis. We have attached a quick visual guide to getting online with your doctor through our Electronic Health Records system ChARM. You can schedule your Telehealth session by visiting the Telehealth page…

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Meet Our Holistique Founders!

Meet Our Holistique Founders, Dr. Nooshin K. Darvish, Chief Medical Officer and John Darvish, Chief Financial Officer!   Over the past 18 years, Holistique has grown from a single-person private practice, treating only local patients to what is now an incorporated entity with 12 physicians, multiple therapists and a full-service operations team healing local, national…

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How to find your Visit Summaries in Patient Portal

Many of Holistique’s patients use the ChARM patient portal to see their clinic data and communicate with their providers. Recently, ChARM made some changes to the user experience, and consequently, some patients have had difficulty finding their Visit Summaries. You can find your visit summaries under Timeline on the main menu and then clicking the patient…

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Detoxification vs Depuration

New Year, New You, right?! That’s how the saying goes, but there is a bit more complexity and education required for radical change other than this commonly used phrase at the start of new each year. It is true, however, that a new beginning is the perfect opportunity to reflect, remind, and REFRESH.

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What IV’s are best for replenishing?

As part of our continuation of this months’ and New Years’ theme, “Resetting and Detoxifying Your Life”, we turn to the concept of “Replenishment.” Replenishment is another vital part of life once we have undergone releasing. Whether it be releasing toxins in the body that have accumulated into our tissues and organs, or releasing the…

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Antibiotics and The Gut Microbiota

Did you know there are more bacterial cells in your body than human cells? Well, at least in cell count since bacteria are much smaller thus have less mass. A 2016 study at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel found that our total cell count is approximately 57 percent bacteria. So, by that measure,…

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Hair Health – Why am I shedding like a chinchilla?

A patient came in recently and said they are losing “gobs” of hair in the shower. Upon physical examination of the scalp, there were no visible signs of thinning, nor even strands breaking loose as I tugged. To me, that was a textbook example of a good looking head of hair. However, the patient has…

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