Lab Tests Offered Here:  Test Your Antioxidants Levels

Professor Ferrari remains at the forefront of pioneering medicine and offers specialized nutritional, antioxidant, allergy, hormonal and fatty acid tests for her established patients.    These tests provide detailed specific data about your nutritional and anti-oxidant needs,  including fatty acid lipid analysis.  A nutritional fatty acid test can be critical for anyone   concerned with chronic illness or preventative medicine as it can reveal if a person is over supplementing or deficient in omega-3, omega-6, omega-9 fatty acids.  Balance of these fatty acids is crucial for optimal cellular function.  Tests vary from blood, saliva, urine or stool samples.

Functional medicine is medicine that focuses on primary prevention and hidden underlying causes of serious chronic disease based on performance and analysis at the cellular level.  Like Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM), functional medicine recognizes that a patient should be observed for:  biochemical individuality, dynamic balance of external and internal factors, organ reserves to promote life span and resist disease, interconnections of physiological factors.  

Acupuncture and oriental medicine as well as functional medicine offer deeper probing towards the core clinical cause or causes that underlie a patient's diagnosed disease condition.  Clinical imbalances, if not recognized or addressed can lead to chronic disease.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine, imbalances can emerge from external pathogenic factors (such as trauma, infection, environment) or from internal pathogenic factors.

Both functional medicine and AOM regard environmental inputs (diet including beverage and water quality), nutrition, exercise, and/or trauma (such as motor vehicle accident) as external factors that are processed by a living being in its totality: body, mind, and spirit. 

Chinese herbs serve to continue the benefits of acupuncture or medical qigong treatments for a patient's continued health progress.  Chinese Medicine has the oldest documented medical history of herbs.  Daoist masters of disciplined training studied systems to achieve longevity.  Through their medical profiling, they recognized patterns with use of various herbs.  Certain herbs promote the movement of qi in specific directions,  meridians, and organs.  They learned some herbs, combined together, harmonize well and produce more effective results!

Gluten Sensitivity & Celiac Lab Testing Provided At Clinic

Recent research led by Allesio Fasano, MD et al. indicates the inflammatory response to gliaden, a protein found in wheat, barley, spelt to name a few, differs in Gluten Sensitive controls from Celiac diagnosed controls.

Interestingly, one study on Celiac's patients revealed a continuation of gastrointestinal symptoms even after withdrawing gluten from their diets.  Further incidence of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (S.I.B.O.) was indicated.

Even the Wall Street Journal sites the connection of mental health and physical well being with the balance of probiotics in the gasto-intestinal system.

Francesca Ferrari remains a leading expert in nutritional analysis, helping people recover from food allergies and gluten intolerance.

Blood Tests Designed for Your Specific Nutritional Needs !!!


      Ginseng, an adaptogenic herb

Five Organic Foods to Protect Your Immune System:

  • Berries:  Berries contain antioxidants.   Berries are high in vitamin C.  Berries contain polyphenols, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid which help repair damaged cells.
  • Dark Leafy Green Vegatables:  Dark leafy green vegetables contain folate and carotenoids. Carotenoids help protect the DNA from mutation.
  • Flaxseed:  Flaxseed contain lignans.  Lignans are antioxidants which can help the immune system.
  • Garlic:  Garlic contains allyl sulfides.  Allyl sulfides are antioxidants that can help protect the integrity of the cell.
  • Red Grapes:  Red grapes contain resveratrol.  Resveratrol is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory found in the skin of grapes.

Avoid When Possible:

Excipeints are fillers, binding and flowing agents that often offer no nutritional value . Here is a list of common excipients:  magnesium sterate, propylparaben, silicon dioxide, polysorbate 80, titanium dioxide, sodium benzonate, corn starch, stearic acid, talc, palyethylene glycol 3350, dicalcium phosphate

   Preservatives to Avoid: BHT












Gourmet Gluten Free

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Food Allergy or Intolerence ?

  Dine Gluten Free in Carmel


Shop Organic !!!


       Support Organic Farmers 

   Top Ten Nutritional Foods:

  • Watercress
  • Kale
  • Collard Greens
  • Bok Choy
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Swiss Chard
  • Arugula
The produce above is noted for the highest nutrition per food calorie.


Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbs Include:

  • flowers
  • leaves
  • mushrooms
  • stems
  • roots
  • bark
  • minerals


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Gluten Intolerance Consult

222 Forest Avenue • Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Ferrari Center of Chinese Medicine
745 Distel Drive, 130 • Los Altos, CA 94022