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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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Our Naturopath Answers Your Questions About Diets & Supplements

OMBE will begin a FAQ series as part of our blog series this fall.    Many of our clients have similar questions about acupuncture, chiropractic, nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle issues affecting their health.  Here's a FAQ sampling answered by our naturopath, Jacqueline Rho.
To submit your question, email info@ombecenter.com
From the desk of Naturopathic Doctor, Jacqueline Rho, ND...
Q. Should I be adding supplements to my diet?
A. I work with all my patients on tailoring their supplement regimen.  The most interesting cases are when a patient comes in for the first time with a shopping bag full of supplements.  Almost always the supplements in that bag are better left on the shelf than in your body.  Supplements, whether they are bought from a natural food store or Walmart, should be taken under the supervision of a trained professional.  Naturopathic doctors are experts on supplementation and we are trained to identify which supplements are needed (and not needed) for each individual.  We also are experts in knowing which products your body will absorb and use.
Q. Should I follow a sugar-free or fat-free diet?
A. The idea of sugar-free has become a popular way to prevent weight gain, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.  “Diet” drinks, “sugar-free,” and “low cal” may sound healthy, but in reality they are not.  Artificial sweeteners and their metabolites can cause harm and perhaps even contribute to the development of cancer.  They also alter our tastebuds, increasing that need for more sugar.  Ever wonder why we crave more and more sugar even though we are supposedly satisfying that sweet tooth?  Is eating “fat-free” really the way to go?  The idea of eating no fats to prevent heart disease and to maintain a healthy body weight is slowly changing in the media.  Truth is we need fats.  Our cell membranes are all composed of fats.  Our brain is made of fats.  What’s important is the type of fats and how we are consuming the fats.
Jacqueline Rho, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Jacqueline S. Rho is a naturopathic doctor, specializing in preventative and family care medicine. She treats her patients as a whole, addressing the root cause of illness, rather than just the symptoms. She has devoted her education to advancing her knowledge in Naturopathic, Homeopathic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, having a focus in biochemistry and inorganic chemistry. She then researched neuronal development at Harvard Medical School before receiving her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. She is an active member of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors, New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Rho has a focus in women’s health, cardiovascular conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and autoimmune conditions. She treats many other health conditions as she utilizes clinical nutrition, Classical Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and functional medicine in an integrative approach to provide individualized health care. She has helped many with weight loss and detoxification, teaching her patients the lifestyle changes that are needed to improve their health and prevent disease.

If you are new to naturopathy or you have a question for our Naturopathic Doctor, please contact OMBE to schedule a complimentary consult at our Boston location.

 

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