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Mushrooms and Their Incredible Medicinal Benefits

Here at ERCA, we are stocking our shelves with many types of mushrooms. Perhaps you have checked out the fascinating documentary on Netflix called Fantastic Fungi. Watch it, and you will learn about how mushrooms provide communication between trees and aid in their healing. The Brains of the Forest Mushrooms are known as the brains … Read more

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Dispelling 3 Acupuncture Myths

Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most widely used medicines in the world, and we still have misconceptions about it. At ERCA, one of our goals is to educate you about acupuncture. I am happy to debunk these myths, so that we can spread the word to even more people about just how useful … Read more

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Meditation on May

This time last year, COVID-19 had changed the world. The clinic was closed, and my mind overflowed with worries. Would the clinic survive?  Will my landlord still expect rent?  Should I spray bleach on my groceries? Baking sourdough bread, riding my bike, and doing jigsaw puzzles were not cutting it for stress relief. In an … Read more

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2020 Has Had Its Ups and Downs For Us

Looking back on 2020, ERCA had its moments. Like most of you, we are still waiting for this rollercoaster of a year to actually end.  My fifteen minutes of fame arrived when I received a call from CNN.  They were doing a piece on the Pandemic and its effects on Main Street. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/business/one-block-small-businesses-los-angeles/index.html **By the … Read more

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3 Steps to Synchronize With Spring

Phone rings: “Uhh, yeah, do you guys have a program for detoxing? I mean, not like the detoxing from drugs or alcohol….just, like, ya know, from eating too much processed food: Gluten, Beer …  Probably too much red meat too, come to think of it. Should I do that cleanse with the lemon juice and cayenne pepper for 6 … Read more

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Change Your Life With Intermittent Fasting

Does the idea of fasting sound like something you’d rather not try? Worried that you’ll faint, get a headache, slow down your already screwed-up-metabolism or miss out on the “essential” nutrients everyone needs? Well, if you want to see someone who has been experimenting with fasting since September 2017, look no further than your friendly … Read more

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Relief and Recuperation in the New Year

2017 has taken a toll on all of us. Not just emotionally, but physically too. Count on us to be at the ready to help you heal in 2018. Just find a comfortable recliner and kick back. 2017 was the year of sore feet and stress eating. Even with those new orthotics, which endeavored to … Read more

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