Doctor as Teacher

Doctor as Teacher

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in Blog

Docere’ is a fundamental standard of care in the world of Naturopathic Medicine. This is a Latin word that translates to “Doctor as Teacher”. It’s a philosophy of both medical practice and lifestyle for me, not very different from the way I view my role as a parent, but in a professional context. It is […]

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 […]

Getting a Good Night’s Rest: Sleep Hygiene

Getting a Good Night’s Rest: Sleep Hygiene

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Blog

Healthy sleep is important for both physical and mental health, and it can improve productivity and overall quality of life. Everyone, from children to adults, can benefit from practicing good sleep habits. Good sleep hygiene includes: Warm bath with 5 CUPS of Epsom salts before bed. Go to bed at the same time every night. […]

Probiotics & Gut Bugs – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Probiotics & Gut Bugs – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Blog

Ever had a bad gut bug? These are commonly called intestinal viruses, gastroenteritis or food poisoning. Bad gut bugs come in a lot of different shapes and sizes and your susceptibility to these organisms always depends on one thing… the terrain. In naturopathic medicine, the foundation of the human terrain is the gut, and we […]

Food as Medicine Everyday

Food as Medicine Everyday

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Blog

We are now stocking Food as Medicine Everyday at the clinic. “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. It’s also a highly accessible, exquisitely researched, and beautifully written and illustrated book. Highly recommended! Related: What is Optimal Nutrition?

The Unexpected Connection: Snoring, Sleep Apnea & Weight Loss

The Unexpected Connection: Snoring, Sleep Apnea & Weight Loss

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Blog

Did you know that snoring can be a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? If you snore at night, particularly if you snore loud enough to disturb your partner, the two of you should probably have a conversation. Ask your partner to observe if you ever stop breathing for brief periods at night. If the […]

The Natural Approach to Weight Loss

The Natural Approach to Weight Loss

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Blog

There are several key elements involved in natural approaches to weight loss. If you want to lose a few pounds, just make a decision to begin, put one foot in front of the other and you will see results over time. A four-pound weight loss in a month may seem to take forever, but the […]

Enzyme Therapy for Healing & Digestion

Enzyme Therapy for Healing & Digestion

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Blog

All of the work done in your body is carried out by enzyme reactions. Your heart beats, your food goes through the process of digestion, you can read, walk, heal from injuries, all because of the action of enzymes. If you slip on an icy step and sprain your ankle, enzymes are immediately activated to […]

Natural Remedies: Cold & Flu Season

Natural Remedies: Cold & Flu Season

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Blog

When the annual onslaught of colds, flu and other viruses is getting under way, here are some resources for natural remedies to help you stay well – and to help you get well if you succumb to one of the bugs. Prevention is priority one. Keep your hands away from your face! Wash your hands often, especially: before […]

Take Action: Support a Medicare Study of Naturopathic Care

Take Action: Support a Medicare Study of Naturopathic Care

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Blog

Take Action: Even though Oregon has a very broad legal scope of practice for naturopathic medicine, the struggle for equality among licensed naturopathic primary care physicians continues at both the state and federal level. “AANP advocates for the naturopathic medical profession before Congress and with the federal regulatory agencies. As the need arises for grassroots […]