Dr. Valencia Porter

Holistic Medicine
Carlsbad, CA
23 years experience

Locations

Office

Carlsbad, CA

Address

Chopra Center for Wellbeing, 2013 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA
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Specialties
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Holistic Medicine

Environmental Health

Preventive Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

168 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Ayurvedic diets focus on fresh whole foods that vary according to your basic constitution and your current imbalances. I find that "clean, " anti-infl... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Meditate: We all have stresses in our lives and you should definitely do something to reduce the cause if you can, but sometimes stress is inevitable. Meditati... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Where is it from: You should figure out if the blood in your spit is from your mouth including gums, from your upper airway (i.e. Nose) or from your throat or if you ar... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Address lifestyle: Guggul has been traditionally used for weight loss, however, the best results will be achieved in combination with proper diet and daily physical acti... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: While both are common, some find calcium carbonate more constipating and it may not be as well absorbed. Others can tolerate calcium citrate better a... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Digestive aid: Ginger has a number of properties including anti-inflammatory and digestive improvement which are two areas that many people need assistance with. Wh... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Whole person health: Holistic health practitioners deal not only with diseases and symptoms but with the health of the whole person. Many traditional medical systems (chi... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Get checked: To be sure that you do not have a serious problem with your heart rhythm, i would recommend getting checked out by a healthcare practitioner.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Fish, eggs, dairy: Foods high in vitamin d include fish (salmon, sardines, cod), shrimp, eggs, fortified dairy, shitake mushrooms, and other vitamin d fortified foods (i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Can be: When a person is anxious oftentimes the mind can persist thinking about worries and troubles. This can cause people to not fall asleep easily. Howev... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Mind-body modalities: Try to breathe in and out through your nose slowly and with a soft belly. Use relaxing aromatherapy such as lavender, lemon balm. Try guided imagery... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Possibly hypothyroid: One of the effects of guggul (commiphora mukul) is that it may stimulate the thyroid. Therefore if the problem is that the thyroid is not working wel... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: More and more western doctors are collaborating with other health professions including chinese medical doctors. Ask your chinese practitioner if the... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Address the whole: For chronic stress, one must address the whole situation. What caused the chronic stress in the first place? Ashwagandha is a relatively safe herb t... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Proper supervision: You should be supervised during your panchakarma detoxification procedures. Ask about what each of the therapies entails and what the training is of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Look at your state : Look at your state which could have regulations about the requirements for licensing and practice. Each state differs. Once you know the regulations... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Sit: Sit down to eat, but not at your desk while checking emails and voice messages.
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A member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Yes this can be very helpful for developing baby particularly dha for brain and eye development. Look for a high quality source that screens for heav... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Cruciferous: Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, brussels sprouts, bok choy, etc) help estrogen metabolism.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Holistic medicine is a way of approaching a patient-looking at them as a whole. Herbology is a modality of treatment that can be used.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Body Mass Index: You can calculate your bmi at this website depending on your gender, height and weight: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc.Htm. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Likely not: Citric acid is a natural chemical compound found in citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges. There is no relationship to burning fat, althou... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Different: These are two different substances. Amla is emblica officinalis and is a rejuvenative fruit, high in antioxidants such as vitamin c. Aloe is very so... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Not usually: The stimulant effects of the caffeine in green tea are usually used for appetite suppressant effects.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
If switching drinks: If you are going from a lot of sweetened beverages to unsweetened iced tea then this may help, but the tea in and of itself likely will have little ef... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Feeds ok?: Sometimes babies sound stuffy, but if they are able to feed ok then they are showing you their breathing is fine. Overuse of nasal aspirators can som... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Concerned about?: Are you concerned about being diabetic or about fasting for 12 hours? If you don't feel you are able to fast for 12 hours, you should discuss with yo... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
General help: This is an auto immune issue which can create problems with inflammation so eating anti-inflammatory foods would be good but not the only thing that w... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Diet and stress: What you eat is very important. Make sure you have high quality essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3s and a supplement may be necessary. You ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Seek advice : I am presuming you are talking about herbal supplements. Some herbs should not be used in pregnancy so do not use them or seek the advice of an herba... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Stress?: Often sleep can be disturbed by stress as well as mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. Try to do relaxing things in the evening u... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Mind body: I recommend many mind-body techniques to help cope-meditation, yoga, exercise, guided imagery, self hypnosis etc. Get good sleep, eat a balanced diet... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Rough estimate: This based on recommendations from the institute of medicine and is a general rule of thumb, not a strict number. If you consume 2, 205 calories then... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Look at wt for ht: The average weight of the entire nation and western world has increased dramatically over the last 20 years. What might be more useful would be what ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
More water: Antihistamines (especially those with decongestants) can be drying so consuming more water would be a first recommendation. Increase fiber intake and... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Salt water rinse: Saline (salt water) nasal spray/rinse/neti pot can be very helpful for nasal irritations and congestion. After you moisten and rinse your nasal passa... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Choose real foods: Eat plenty of vegetables, some fruits, and lean sources of protein. Avoid anything that didnt exist 100 years ago. Reduce processed and packaged foo... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Yes, but why?: That probably would not taste very good and you could get bits of vitamin stuck in your esophagus. If you have trouble swallowing capsules, look for ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Fad diet: I am wary of any particular food or supplement touting the ability to reduce fat only in a particular area of the body. If you eat a healthy diet of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Not really: I wouldn't look for one food or drink to be a weight loss answer. Rather it is important to focus on a healthy diet and physical activity. Drinking... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
No: This is not one of the effects attributed to fish oil pills. Are you looking to increase or decrease your rear?
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Check ingredients: If you multivitamin is sweetened (such as gummy vites) then it is possible that it could raise blood sugar, but the amount of sugar usually contained ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Nutrition and stress: Stress management techniques such as meditation and guided imagery can be helpful. Your vitamin d is low so should be supplemented with d3. 4000 to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Possibly: It may, particularly in children and elderly.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: What do you mean by "eating healthy" and what do you mean by "negatively"? Some people are not able to tolerate certain foods so perhaps you are cons... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
You should BM daily: It is normal and healthy to have at least one bowel movement daily. Bms are a way to eliminate undigested food material, toxins and waste from the bo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
No: Psyllium is a seed and the seed and husk (outer shell) is used as a source of soluble fiber. It is not a grain.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Yes, do try: Eat plenty of vegetables and lean protein. Eat a lower carb, low glycemic diet. Avoid fructose particularly in processed foods and sugar sweetened b... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
EVOO is good: The amount of vitamin e that one would consume in a normal amount of food with extra virgin olive oil should be safe to consume. Just don't go and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Seek care: These symptoms may mean many different things which could need treatment such as an intestinal infection or bowel issues. Please go see your healthca... Read More
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Aug 23, 2012
Very precise & thorough
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Porter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Porter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Have low vit d so yes, thank and will start high grade fish oil pills too that haven't gone through heat process. Thanks!
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will take a look at exercises for the calf muscles and Achilles also
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Thanks for your quick reply! But I don't want to sign up just to view chopra.com too bainteresting

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 2000MD

Awards

Top Preventive Medicine Specialist , Second Place, California - Winter
2013
Top Holistic Medicine Practitioner, Second Place, California - Summer
2013
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