Dispensary Discount: 10% off Meriva SF

Dispensary Discount: 10% off Meriva SF
Curcumin: An “All in One” Solution

We have found Meriva SF to have great outcomes for reducing joint pain, relief of stiffness and soreness, improving immune health, detoxification, improving digestive function, and as an important part of cancer prevention and treatment.

Humans have benefited from the anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating effects of curcumin for centuries. Curcumin is the orange pigment in turmeric root that contains potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immune enhancing, and anti-cancer effects.

There is amazing work being done in the science community around the benefits of this herb, from it’s anti-allergy effects to its advanced use in cancer treatment. Curcumin has been the subject of hundreds of research studies published in the last several decades. Research of particular interest to our cancer patients is its potential to enhance the positive actions of chemotherapy in cancer treatment while protecting our tissues from the negative side effects of chemotherapy.

Eating turmeric in its powdered or whole root form is a great inclusion to a healthy diet, though research has shown that there is low bloodstream absorption in this form to provide sufficient systemic levels for all our tissues to benefit.

As medical technology has evolved, we’ve been able to bind curcumin to phospholipids, which are the essential components of human cells. This maintains the natural plant based effects while permitting a highly effective absorption to access all it’s potent benefits.

As many of you know, we are regularly prescribing curcumin for our patients – and – there are numerous curcumin
products on the market. We have found Meriva SF to have great outcomes for reducing joint pain, relief of stiffness and soreness, improving immune health, detoxification, improving digestive function, and as an important part of cancer prevention and treatment.

Many of our patients are picking up Meriva this spring for allergy treatment and refills for ongoing maintenance use of various health concerns. We’d like to support your use of this herb with a 10% discount from our dispensary on Meriva SF through May 1st, 2018.

This Relentless Viral Season: Vitamin IV and Injection Therapy for Immune Support

This Relentless Viral Season: Vitamin IV and Injection Therapy for Immune Support

The viral season is relentless this year. This year many folks are having viral infections during allergy season—very confusing, very uncomfortable. There are a few strains that we’re seeing most prominently: a horrible stomach flu that is causing a week-long fever, a chest viral infection that is causing a month-long cough, and a general flu strain from the winter that is taking about 4-6 weeks for people to fully recover from.

Any of these sound familiar?

A key treatment for full recovery for patients has been vitamin IV therapy. When we don’t have time to stop for the weeks necessary to recover from a month-long viral infection, our cells will recruit all our vitamins and minerals necessary to keep us going. This translates into a longer recovery time, prolonged fatigue, and a poorer baseline of energy prior to the viral infection.

IV nutrient therapy delivers vitamins, minerals, and select nutrients directly into the cells for a full recovery, and much of the time, a much better baseline of energy. One of the benefits of vitamin IV therapy is that higher therapeutic doses are achieved when the nutrients are delivered directly to the cells (doses that are limited by oral intake) which offer a faster rate of optimal recovery.

The main ‘stars’ of our Immune Support IV include vitamin C, B vitamins, Zinc, and Selenium—all drive up an immune response to fight off a current infection, repair your energy after an illness, and prevent future illnesses from settling in.

We also have a very effective Immune Support injection (delivered in the arm or buttock) for a regular, affordable
immune boost and protection. The injection includes these immune ‘stars’ at effective, but lower doses.

Food is Medicine: Stinging Nettle Vinegar

Food is Medicine: Stinging Nettle Vinegar

The soil is warming and the nettles are waking up! How intelligent that the natural world offers us the great remedy of nettles in early spring to get us moving, detoxifying, and energizing into the new season.

Nettle vinegar is a great choice for spring eating as its bitter and sour effects has a detoxifying effect on the liver, while the nutrient profile helps to nourish and restore our tissues. Nettles are rich in iron, calcium, and potassium while also providing a good source of B vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, and K. A powerhouse of an herb, nettles also help to build blood and restore the adrenal glands, which contribute to its invigorating effects.

Many of us have learned the lesson of the stinging tendrils of nettles – the hairs underneath the leaves and along the stem will leave a stinging sensation on skin contact. Don’t worry, this effect is inactivated when we cook with nettles, but do be careful when handling the fresh plant.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and that your spring season brings lots of beautiful green, fresh, nutrient-rich foods to your table. This vinegar takes 3-6 weeks to prepare, but will leave you stocked with a nutrient dense source to incorporate into marinades and dressings. If stored properly in a cool, dark cabinet, it should last for a year.

Nettle Vinegar

Adapted from the Herbal Academy


Dried Nettle
Note: If you do not have nettles in your garden or yard, you can always source low-cost organic dried nettles from our pharmacy.

Raw, unpasteurized organic apple cider vinegar

Glass Jar
Note: Because vinegar can have corrosive effects on metal, you will need to use a non-reactive container such as a glass jar, ideally with a non-reactive lid. If you are uncertain if your lid will work, you can place a few pieces of wax paper between the jar and lid and it will be safely sealed.


Fill the jar 1⁄4 full with nettles.

Pour enough apple cider vinegar to fill the jar, ensuring all nettles are covered by a couple of inches.

Cover the jar with lid, or wax paper and lid.

Let it sit in a cool dark place for 3-6 weeks and shake occasionally. If the dried nettle has soaked up all the vinegar, just add some more vinegar as needed.

Strain and get creative with your batch of nettle vinegar.

*Dr. Denise Note:

Spring and summer are seasons for eating light—toss this vinegar with olive oil on greens such as early lettuce, mustard greens, and dandelion greens for a nutritive liver cleanse.

Elevate Your Health Goals with Nutrient Shots at Hill Park

Elevate Your Health Goals with Nutrient Shots at Hill Park
20% discount on Nutrient Shots through January!
What is a Nutrient Shot?

A cocktail of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants administered via intramuscular injection. Your body absorbs the nutrients easily so you feel the benefits.

What are the benefits?

Our physician-formulated nutrient injections meet a variety of needs: improved energy levels, mood and hormone balance, elevated athletic performance, enhanced fat metabolization, and more!


Improve sleep, mood, mental clarity, and metabolism.

Be Supreme

Super charge with B12 plus a variety of other B vitamins needed to feed cells and increase energy levels.


Restore energy with a blend of nutrients or get an extra surge when needed.

Clear Focus

Improve your mental clarity: Sharpen up before a lecture, exam, presentation, or project. Lift and alleviate mental fog.

Zen Master

Calm your body and ease your mind with this combination of B vitamins and amino acids.

Detox Boost

This two-part injection helps to stimulate the detox process and provides support to assist in filtering and cleansing your body of toxins.

Fat Buster

An amino acid and vitamin formula that aides to release fat from fatty deposits and enhance liver metabolism to rid the fats from the body.

Detox Discount: Peat Baths

Detox Discount: Peat Baths
15% off peat baths to enhance your health in the New Year!

Peat is said to be a living pharmacy derived from hundreds of plants accumulated over thousands of years. Peat is a substance obtained from bogs on low or highland moors and has been used extensively as a medicinal preparation in baths and as topical packs in Europe for centuries.

Medicinal peat is not quite the same as peat moss, the matter we use in gardening. It is a natural product of thousands of years of plant decay. It has an unusual concentration of bio-minerals, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids in a molecular form that is easy for the skin to absorb.

A chief therapeutic property of peat is the ability to trap water and retain a higher temperature for a long duration. Not only can peat hold heat for a very long time, but the experience of the bather is that the peat is hotter than it actually is, making this a potent hyperthermia bath treatment. This hyperthermia treatment is effective for detoxification, immune stimulation, reducing inflammation, and normalizing the metabolism of our body’s tissues.

Therapeutic effects of peat baths include:
  • Immune modulation
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiviral and anti-bacterial
  • Detoxification of heavy metals
  • Pain-relieving properties
  • Treatment of male and female infertility
  • Supports endogenous estrogen production
  • Anti-aging
  • Enhances and improves metabolism of all tissues
Peat baths and local applications are beneficial for many conditions including:
  • Skin concerns such as acne, psoriasis, and hives
  • Chronic inflammation from autoimmune, infectious, or orthopedic concerns
  • Metabolic disorders including fibromyalgia, genomic concerns, and impaired detoxification
  • Women’s health concerns such as PMS, endometriosis, fertility, and chronic vaginitis
  • Orthopedic concerns of acute or chronic back pain, muscle tension, arthritis, carpal tunnel, bursitis, sprains or strains
  • Relieves stress and aides in sleep restoration

We are excited to share this effective, time-proven medicine with our community. Our pharmacy stocks high-quality, organic, medicinal grade peat sourced from Hungary and the Czech Republic. Peat bath immersion therapy can be done in the privacy of your home – it is washable and can be easily sponged out of any tub. This is an excellent addition to your detox or regular self-care program. The best benefits result from doing 1-2 baths weekly.

Hydrotherapy is a traditional medicine of many cultures, as well as a therapy deeply rooted within Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Denise Cooluris holds a unique passion and expertise for this medicine – please inquire with them if this treatment would be right for you.