Author - Sally LaMont ND

Dr. Sally Blake LaMont is a naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist, and educator who has devoted the last twenty-seven years to practicing and teaching the principles of healthy living. She blends the science of naturopathic medicine with the ancient wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine. In addition to maintaining a clinical practice in Marin County, California, she teaches at San Francisco State University’s Department of Health Education. As prior Executive Director of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, Dr. LaMont spearheaded the successful legislative campaign to license naturopathic doctors (NDs) in California, setting professional standards and granting 37 million Californians access to naturopathic medical care. She received the "Naturopathic Physician of the Year" Award in 2001 from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her leadership and contribution to shaping health policy in the United States. As a consultant to the natural products industry, she provides expertise in integrating nutraceuticals into clinical practice. Dr. LaMont has served on numerous boards, including Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Marin Health Council and the Advisory Board for the Integrative Health Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Known for her passionate delivery, Dr. LaMont’s services include speaking engagements at conferences and retreats, designing personalized natural treatment protocols for her patients, natural products industry consulting, healthy cooking classes and detoxification programs. Dr. LaMont is a 1981 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon and the Emperor’s College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Monica, California in 1986. Her passions in life are teaching, cooking, yoga, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. To learn more, visit

Fiber, Fat and Breast Cancer Prevention

One of our roles as Naturopathic physicians is to educate and assist you in making the dietary improvements that will prevent many chronic, degenerative diseases. The mounting evidence that dietary fat and fiber intake influences your risk of...

Treating Heartburn

When heartburn hits, how do you spell relief? If you're like millions of Americans, you've been conditioned by advertizing to reach for something to provide symptomatic


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Natural Treatments for Abnormal Pap Smears

As women, we know that we're supposed to have a PAP smear every year. If we remember and we're organized enough, we may actually even do it! It's never been more critical, since new research indicates the incidence of abnormal PAP smears in women...

Using Chinese Herbs for Colds

Traditional Chinese Medicine discerns two stages to the average cold. The early stage is mild and lasts from a few hours up to a day or two (invasion of wind and cold). These symptoms may arise following exposure to a cold draft or air conditioning...

Cooking with Greens

Fresh from the garden and rich in flavor, this family of veggies offers delicious taste, valuable nutrients and fast cooking time. Today's markets offer an assortment of tender young salad greens and several varieties of firmer, meatier greens...

Cooking with Grains

As we change our diets from the average American diet toward one that is more health promoting, breakfast is a great place to start! Begin by using a variety of fresh whole grains.

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