Dr. Aimee Shunney A Different kind of Doctor

Bad to the Bean
August 26th, 2014

Bad to the Bean: A Pragmatic Discussion on the Condemnation of Soy Those of you who know me may be surprised to hear me say that I can be a ‘middle of the road’ kind of girl. Despite my many opinions and impassioned stances, I have found that when it […] Read more

Sex for One?
July 10th, 2014

No, this blog is not about masturbation. Well not really…but I’ll get to that later. This blog IS about all the amazing reasons to have sex (and orgasms) that extend far beyond connecting with your beloved. While nurturing your partnership may be reason enough to maintain a vibrant and active […] Read more

Putting The Sizzle Back In Your Summer
June 19th, 2014

Summertime. Even as an adult, there’s something about Summer that feels different. Maybe it is all those years of summer vacation – that expansive feeling of freedom – an opportunity to be on less of a schedule, to explore the unknown, to be adventurous. So much possibility. Add that to […] Read more

Petal Power | Feature in Santa Cruz Good Times
June 19th, 2014

Petal Power by Maria Grusauskas | June 4th 2014 What can dandelions do for our bodies? In the upper right abdomen, taking up most of the space under the ribs, resides a massive, three-pound organ: the liver. Among its many life-critical tasks, it processes virtually everything we put into our […] Read more

Balance Your Hormones with Diet & Lifestyle
May 5th, 2014

Many female patients come to see me initially because they believe that they have some level of hormone imbalance that has not been adequately addressed by their ‘regular doctor’. PMS, painful or heavy periods, irregular menses, low libido, sexual dysfunction, migraines, acne, mood swings, hot flashes, sleep issues, brain fog, […] Read more

Must We Be Cleansed?
April 7th, 2014

One of my mentors recently wrote about her resistance to embrace environmental medicine and detoxification in her practice due to lack of research on specific nutrients and protocols, as   well as the questionable methods often employed in these types of programs. Of particular importance to me, she also described her […] Read more

My Five Favorite Herbals for Restful Sleep
March 21st, 2014

Let’s face it: Sleep doesn’t come first for most of us. But maybe it should. Did you know that poor sleep increases your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and obesity? That it decreases your ability to concentrate and focus, increases hunger, and negatively impacts metabolism? That it is associated with […] Read more

​Article on Thyroid Health from Gentry Magazine (PDF)
January 8th, 2014

Is It Midlife or Is It My Thyroid? Symptoms of both an under and overactive thyroid are wide ranging and may suggest other health issues. Waybe you’re feeling tired and have more difficulty concentrating—or perhaps you’ve experienced sleep disturbance, depression, aches and pains, constipation, weight gain, low libido, dry skin, […] Read more

​Stop Holiday Stress
November 12th, 2013

“Naturopathic Physician and women’s health expert Dr. Aimée Shunney shares her best seasonal stress-crushing advice with Skinny Mom to make sure the only things burnt out at your house this holiday season are pine scented candles.”

​Allergies are Never Out of Season
August 9th, 2013

Don’t wait until you’re in the throes of a sneezing fit to implement an anti-allergy plan! Taking measures to decrease allergies BEFORE they start is essential if you want to avoid living on Zyrtec or huffing on asthma inhalers. While everyone’s allergies are different, here are some guidelines to help […] Read more

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