Options Naturopathic Newsletter

New Personnel!

DR. HOLSTON SINGH Why a new name!?
DR. LIZ CAVIN Our new naturopathic doctor
BELINDA BARNETT, LMT Massage therapy
CAROLE ANN HENSLEY Visceral manipulation


OCAANP SILENT AUCTION Saturday, September 16th
OPEN HOUSE/MEET DR. CAVIN Thursday, October 5th
CLEARANCE 30% off many items/20% off Cold/flu remedies
A RECIPE Coconut Lime Ginger Sorbet


Many of you have met and welcomed our new office manager, Alissa Wible.ƯAlissa joins us as a recent graduate from Oberlin College, where she studied biopsychology. She has a special interest in running a naturopathic doctor's office since she is interested in pursuing natural medicine and psychology in graduate school. In her free time, Alissa is an avid biker, yogini and cellist. Alissa started on July 1st and doing a stellar job. She has already mastered the office and has moved onto, among other things, implementing a recycling program for the Heights Medical Building that we hope to see in place soon!

Dr. Holston SinghDR. HOLSTON SINGH

You may have noticed the new name around town in various listings as a result of Dr. Holston's marriage on July 8th. Thank you for the plethora of warm wishes and congratulations you have given since this event. The name change will be official soon, and the office is updating paperwork, handouts, etc. as quickly as possible. As most of you already know, as a result of her husband's new job in Louisiana, Dr. Holston Singh will be taking a multiple year leave from her Cleveland practice. During this time she will do some much needed professional writing on natural medicine, in conjunction with mentoring Dr. Liz Cavin, who will join Options Naturopathic Clinic in September in her place.

Dr. Liz CavinDR. LIZ CAVIN

See BIO below! Dr. Cavin has decided to move to Ohio to develop her interest in the European homeopathic method Dr. Holston Singh uses. While Dr. Cavin is here, Dr. Holston Singh will work with her on a case-by-case basis, facilitating the ongoing care of existing patients, as well as training Dr. Cavin in the specifics of Dr. Gerard Gueniot's methods, the master of the French pluralist method of homeopathy and natural medicine Dr. Holston Singh intends to elucidate in her writing. About Dr. Liz Cavin Dr. Liz Cavin comes to Options Naturopathic Clinic with a diverse background in natural health care. Naturopathic medicine, homeopathy, Ayurveda and massage therapy contribute to her growing experience in working with patients from an holistic perspective, all of which she has used to aid the healing process with great success. During her graduate education at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), Dr. Cavin also studied "Biotherapeutic Drainage", or what may be more familiar as the Unda numbers and the European method of homeopathy Dr. Holston Singh uses with her patients. Dr. Cavin decided to join Dr. Holston Singh's practice to gain more experience in this regard. Prior to her naturopathic medical training, Dr. Cavin practiced as a licensed massage therapist for ten years after studying massage at the Scherer Institute of Natural Healing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. While living in New Mexico, Dr. Cavin studied botanical medicine with Tieraona LowDog, MD. Botanical medicine is one of her passions, and being able to identify medicinal plants while hiking provides immense satisfaction. Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of India is another interest of Dr. Cavin's. She completed a three hundred hour course at the Ayurvedic Institute and worked there for several years after completing her course work. Dr. Cavin is moving to Cleveland from Portland, Oregon and is excited to work with Dr. Holston Singh. Dr. Cavin is looking forward to living where it snows, riding her bike in the Cleveland area and learning about the birds and medicinal plants of the region.


Belinda has a unique approach to massage therapy using myofascial release, herbal massage, aromatherapy, energy healing and reflexology. She's one of Dr. Holston Singh's favorites!

CAROLE ANN HENSLEY, LMT Visceral manipulation

Visceral manipulation is a gentle massage of the digestive and respiratory organs to help relieve tension and promote the efficient functioning of those organs. This work can have both profound and subtle effects on digestion, elimination and even the structure and function of the skeletal muscles.

OCAANP SILENT AUCTION: Saturday September 16th, 7:00PM

Dr. Holston Singh stepped down from her position as President this spring with her imminent move to Shreveport, Louisiana. She is succeeded by mover and shaker, Dr. Ted Suzelis of the Newton Falls area. Dr. Suzelis and other members of the OH Chapter of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians are spearheading the licensing campaign with a crucial need: fundraising! The auction will take place at the Mustard Seed Market and Cafe in Solon. Please see www.ocaanp.org for more information. For those of you interested in seeing LICENSURE of naturopathic doctors in Ohio, with subsequent insurance coverage...this is the event to attend!!!


All are welcome to attend an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, October 5th from 5-8pm. This will be an opportunity to meet the new practitioners at Options, send a farewell to Dr. Holston Singh and have a chance to win a few door prizes related to your health!


Options Naturopathic Clinic is pleased to announce a 30% clearance sale and 20% off cold and flu products sale, beginning Monday August 14th featuring the following items:
Adrenal Support: (30% off) Energen-F, Energen-M, Formula GLY, TAD Adrenal Forte
Gastrointestinal Support: (30% off) Allisyn, SF734
Hormonal Support and Liver/Cancer Protection: (30% off) Indolplex, Solvent Remover, Uterine Formula, Dioscorea Caps, Milk Thistle Tincture
Immune Support: (30% off) Cold Sore Relief, Digest Right, Euphorbium Nasal Spray, Maitake Gold, Bilberry Plus, Cat's Claw Tincture, Phyto Green Capsules
Nervous System Support: (30% off) Phosphatidyl Serine, Neurogen DHA
Specialized Herbal Tinctures: (30% off) Respiratory Support, Bladder Tonic, Smokeless Tincture
Vitamins, Minerals and Amino acids: (30% off) Child essence, Cirtimen II, Niacinamide, Cal-citrate, Carnityl, A-Mulsion, Bio B12, Amino DMG, Maxi Pro

A RECIPE: Ginger Lime Coconut Sorbet

This recipe is a high fat, high calorie dessert that's great for cancer patients. The ginger is also an anti-natusea spice, good for those going through chemotherapy. Ingredients:
1 can coconut milk (full fat)
1 lime, zested
2 Tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
Maple syrup or honey
Dash of cream (optional)

Place coconut milk in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add lime zest and ginger. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover, let simmer for 20-30 minutes stirring with a whisk occasionally. Turn off heat and let set for another 30 minutes. Strain mixture into a freezer safe bowl and add maple syrup or honey to desired sweetness. Add cream if desired. Put bowl in freezer, removing occasionally to whisk until frozen. Best left overnight to freeze.