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Curandera without the egg?


  May 29, 2015 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Naturopathic Physician, Jacqueline Villalobos, originally from El Paso, Texas, now living in La Mesa, New Mexico. She is returning to the Southwest after living in Oregon for 20 years and is here to bring awareness of naturopathic medicine to our communities. Naturopathy is a form of alternative medicine using a wide array of “natural” treatments. [A note of warning, this interview is a look at alternative medicine and is not intended to be medical advice.]

Villalobos talks about some of the common myths about natural medicine and calls herself a “Curandera without the egg.” She plans to help people in the rural communities with weekly “platicas/talks” about diet, lifestyles, and the underlying causes of illness rather than just trying to suppress or eliminate symptoms.

For the month of June the “Platicas/Talks” will be held at four churches in Doña Ana County on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.: On June 4th  at San Jose Parish in La Mesa; June 11th at San Miguel Parish in San Miguel; June 18th at San Pedro Mission in Vado/Del Cerro; and June 24th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission in Mesquite. For more information you can call Jacqueline Villalobos at (971) 409-0603 or email her at jacquiv.jv@gmail.com.