Food as Medicine Everyday – Cooking & Nutrition Series

Food as Medicine Everyday – Cooking & Nutrition Series

“Food as medicine” has been a powerful approach to health and healing, and it’s been integral to naturopathic medical practice for over a century. The Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) series is a 12-week, hands-on cooking and nutrition program located in downtown Portland. Since its start the team has worked with individuals from all over the […]

Differences Between How MDs & DOs and Naturopathic Doctors Are Trained

Differences Between How MDs & DOs and Naturopathic Doctors Are Trained

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Blog

The general educational structure for naturopathic doctors is comparable to that of conventional medical doctors (MDs) and osteopathic doctors (DOs). In all three medical programs, the first year emphasizes biomedical sciences such as anatomy and biochemistry. Second year classes focus on the diagnostic sciences, including areas such as evidence-based medicine and physiological assessment. All programs progressively increase […]

Food Intolerance – Could It Be Wheat?

Food Intolerance – Could It Be Wheat?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Blog

Do you ever have stomach pain or mouth sores, but you don’t know the cause? It’s probably something you’ve eaten – perhaps not that very day – in fact, it could have been something you consumed up to four days before your symptoms began, which can make it a little hard to figure out! Food […]

What is Acupuncture?

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been practiced for over 3,000 years. It is a safe, drug-free, effective and holistic healthcare system. Every acupuncture session is personalized to each patient, and may include needling, massage, moxibustion and Chinese herbalism. The Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes in 2017 to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain. The guidelines now recommend that […]

Mindfulness & Meditation – Resources Portland

Mindfulness & Meditation – Resources Portland

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog

Meditation can relieve anxiety, promote relaxation, and improve your outlook—but above all, meditation is about waking up to life, to its choices and possibilities. Meditation is often used to clear the mind and ease many health concerns, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. This list includes mindfulness resources for the Portland area, online, and via mobile app.* […]

Finding the Root Cause Lowers Healthcare Costs

Finding the Root Cause Lowers Healthcare Costs

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog

As concerns grow over high health care costs and poor health outcomes in the United States, a growing number of policymakers, health care practitioners, and other stakeholders are calling for an expansion of the focus of our health care system to keeping people healthy in addition to providing medical treatment after a person gets sick. […]

How Are Naturopathic Doctors Educated, Trained, and Licensed?

How Are Naturopathic Doctors Educated, Trained, and Licensed?

Accredited naturopathic medical schools are four-year, in-residence, hands-on medical programs consisting of a minimum of 4,100 hours of class and clinical training. During naturopathic medical school, students are educated in the biomedical sciences as well as the latest advances in science in combination with natural approaches to therapy. They also study disease prevention and clinical […]

FitNotes – Free Fitness App

FitNotes – Free Fitness App

FitNotes is a free fitness app for tracking exercise and fitness goals. You can add exercises, use pre-loaded templates or specify reps & weight or time & distance when creating new routines. You can also make notes, track your progress calendar, and generate a plethora of graphs. For android or iphone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.github.jamesgay.fitnotes&hl=en For nutrition resources, […]

In Home Care & Elder Care Services

In Home Care & Elder Care Services

ComForCare https://comforcare.com/ Between the familiarity, the memories and the sense of independence – it’s not a surprise 9 out of 10 older adults want to live in their homes for as long as possible. However, to age in place, seniors often need assistance. This free guide answers questions about home care, such as: Hiring a […]

FDA Proposes that Doctors Learn About Acupuncture for Pain Management

FDA Proposes that Doctors Learn About Acupuncture for Pain Management

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog

“The Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes Wednesday to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain. The guidelines now recommend that doctors get information about chiropractic care and acupuncture as therapies that might help patients avoid prescription opioids…. In Oregon, the state Medicaid program decided to cover chiropractic care for lower back pain starting in 2016. […]